Dads are usually pretty easy to please when it comes to Father’s Day celebrations. But you can up your game by honoring Dad’s sustainability preferences with a gift that’s just right for him. These sustainable Father’s Day gifts will make this holiday a memorable one.
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Grilling out and Father’s Day are synonymous, but you don’t have to go with the cliché gifts of apron and spatula. Give your favorite grill master something a little more highbrow – and sustainable. Wildwood Grilling’s grilling planks are cut from pieces of lumber that are too short to be used in the construction industry. This variety pack has six wooden planks, each with a different flavor. Containing no chemicals or additives, these all-natural American timber planks are ideal for grilling fish, meats, veggies, and more.
Is the dad in your life an adventurer? Whether he’s scaling mountains or jumping on a plane, he needs a place to keep his stuff. The Pakt travel backpack packs like a suitcase but maintains the portability of a backpack. Pakt uses materials with the lowest possible environmental impact. The exterior of this bag is durable rPET material made from recycled single-use plastic. Pakt ships its products in plastic-free packaging.
For the dad who appreciates sustainability through longevity and can use a smaller bag, the Fjällräven backpack is a simple, practical, durable option for daily use. It’s made from hard-wearing recycled polyester and organic cotton and has spacious pockets and a padded laptop compartment.
Portable Espresso Machine
If the man you love can’t live without his java no matter where he is, the WACACO Nanopresso hand-powered, portable espresso maker makes his favorite drink, whether he’s trekking the wilds or working late at the office. Weighing less than a pound and standing just over 6 inches tall, the Nanopresso has a patented pumping system that delivers 18 bars of pressure for café quality espresso – without the wasteful coffee pods or coffee filters.
If you know a dad who goes crazy for seafood, indulge him with an impressive display of wild, sustainably caught Alaskan King Crab legs from Premier Catch. The company ships seafood direct to the consumer from sustainably managed fisheries in Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. The two women who run the operation have even adopted an Orca whale named Oreo as their unofficial mascot.
For the dad who is always on the hunt for a sustainable, long-lasting water bottle, the Iron Flask makes a great Father’s Day gift. Available in a rainbow of colors and a variety of sizes, one is sure to suit his tastes. Insulated, reusable, made of stainless steel, and with a lifetime warranty, this is a gift that lasts.
Do you know a dad who loves to sport signs of his kids’ love? ZOX wristbands are affordable, colorful, and a great gift from a child to Dad. With limited-edition art on one side and a message on the other, it’s a unique way for kids to say, “I love you,” when they pick out the design they think Dad will love best. Plus, every elastic wristband takes the equivalent of one 8-ounce plastic water bottle out of the ecosystem, and the bands themselves are recyclable.
Isabelle Grace Jewelry is a higher-end offering that is modern and edgy so Dad feels cool but isn’t too obvious about his jewelry. From a guitar pick necklace to tag necklaces to cuffs, the customizable options – kids’ names, birth dates, initials, and more – celebrate dad status and are handcrafted in the U.S. using recycled sustainable metals.
You can’t just buy any belt for the dad in your life. You need the right kind of belt that will do its job, look good, and last for decades. GRIP6 is committed to conservation and donates 10% of sales from their Conservation Series – like the honeycomb belt – to nonprofits like Holly Tree Honey, the Wild Salmon Center, and the Savory Institute. Sourced and made in the USA, their minimalist web belts are comfortable, don’t slip, and have easily interchangeable buckles.
Take Dad’s technology and make it eco-friendly, at least when it comes to accessories. Pela has produced 100% compostable cases for AirPods and AirPods Pro. Their signature elastic substance is soft, durable, made from plants, and reduces waste while keeping Dad’s gadgets safe. They also have phone cases to match and even their packaging is made from recycled paper.
Sometimes dads run out of ideas about what to do with their kids. Sometimes all you need to do is be in each other’s company. For those moments when you need a prompt, there is The Dad’s Bucket List card game. Featuring 100 big and little adventures for dads and kids to take together, this Father’s Day gift will last long after the kids grow up. And then you can pass it on to the next generation.
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