By: Emmi Buck
This Father’s Day, try and be green-minded as you shop for your pop. When we say green, we mean both eco-friendly AND money saving 😉
Check out the below list of gift ideas for your dad that will make dad smile and won’t harm the planet or your wallet.
Indosole Shoes $35 – $75
Dad will love these shoes for their comfort and be even more excited about helping our planet by up-cycling tires that would otherwise become trash and pollution. Indosole help to alleviate the problem of 1.5 billion tires being dumped each year by turning them into fashionable and functional shoes. Thrown out tires sit in stockyards, illegal dumping sites, and even rivers (yikes!). In tropical countries, tossed out tires can become breeding grounds for mosquitos, which lead to nasty diseases like malaria and dengue fever. Get dad some super hip Indosole shoes and he will help spread the word about the importance of repurposing old goods!
Alpine Start Gourmet Instant Coffee $8.99
Pops loves his coffee? You should turn him on to Alpine Start instant coffee. These are outdoor folks with a major love for coffee, and their products are nothing short of amazing. Their flagship product, the instant coffee pack, is nothing like the mediocre instant coffee you’ve tried before. They have a patented process for creating their powdered instant deliciousness, and it is out of this world good. They offer original blend coffee (SO GOOD), a coconut creamer latte, and also a dirty chai latte – all of which are focused on high-quality as well as environmentally friendly.
Dixon Golf Balls $39.96
If your dad likes to golf, get him some golf balls that’re engineered to have less impact on our planet. Dixon golf balls are comprised of heavy earth salts rather than heavy metal fillers. Also, with the purchase of a Dixon item you are contributing a tree to the ecosystem. Dixon pledges to plant one tree in honor of the all products sold online. They also make every effort to use materials such as SEC certified bond paper and recycled Kraft paper in their packaging needs.
Poor Valley Beehives $80+
Starting a beehive might be on your dad’s checklist, and even if it isn’t we bet he would love this concept. Not only will it help your families’ garden, but it i good for the whole ecosystem in your neighborhood! Help save the bees, boost your home garden’s productivity and health, and get delicious homemade honey all at the same time!
Recycled Beer Glasses $15.99
Whether your father likes beer or lemonade, these recycled glasses are sure to be a hit. They’re handmade in Colombia of discarded, recycled and repurposed glass, these glasses are sure to add a sophisticated twist to any bar collection. These sturdy glasses have a slight green hue from the building and car window tints originally added to lessen the sun’s glare, and dad will have a great story to tell when he pours his friends a drink.
Avalon Organics Shave Cream $7.99
This shaving cream is not only very affordable, but also is great for your dad’s kin and the environment. Avalon’s gentle, replenishing blend of aloe vera, beta-glucan and plant extracts provides soothing moisture plus razor lift and glide while helping speed repair of nicks and irritation. Your dad’s skin will feel soft, smooth and comfortable after every shave.
Framani Meats & Cheeses $18+
Foodie father? Look no further. Framani’s mission is to keep old world food traditions alive in taste and craft, using ingredients of the highest quality from sustainable sources.Their meat comes from family farmers committed to the well-being of their animals and their land. The animals are never given antibiotics, artificial growth hormones, growth-promoting agents or meat by-products, and are raised on pasture or in deeply bedded pens.You can find their products at many nearby quality stores like Whole Foods, Bristol Farms, Andronico’s, Mollie Stone’s, Central Market, and more!
All Good Sunscreen $7.99 – 59.99
Does dad spend a lot of time outside? Make sure he is protecting himself from harmful cancer-causing sun rays without exposing himself to extremely harmful chemicals. Most sunscreen products contain ingredients that are not only harmful to humans, but also very detrimental to our ecosystem, especially aquatic life. All Good makes products that are reef-friendly, utilizes solar power at their manufacturing plant, oppose GMO ingredients, and use recycled packaging materials.
Get Dad A Tree or Plant! $15+
Head to your local nursery or store that sells plants and trees, then pick out whatever seems most suited to your dad! Whether it’s an apple tree or tomato plant, your father will love planting his own growing item to call his own! You will not only help our planet with this gift, but you’ll be providing dad with years of fun and memories to come.
Sustainable Socks From Thought $6 – $60
We’re pretty sure it’s a proven fact that dads love new socks. We guarantee you father will love these comfy feet-huggers, because who doesn’t love a nice new pair of socks? Treat your father’s feet to heavenly hemp or super soft bamboo fibre socks. These eco-friendly socks are ridiculously comfy, durable and come in loads of different colors and patterns.