Sustainable Gift Ideas for Father’s Day 2019
Dads can be hard to shop for. Whether your father is the one who already has everything, or tells you that he doesn’t need a gift, we’ve got you covered.
Read on to see our favorite sustainable gifts for Father’s Day this year!
For the Coffee Lover
Is your dad a die-hard coffee drinker? Does he use his Keurig religiously? Give him the gift of reusable k-cups. Not only will he love being able to switch up his coffee, he’ll be able to save on trash and plastic from traditional k-cups.
Fair Trade and Organic Coffee
To go along with your dad’s new reusable k-cups, don’t forget to give him a bag or two of ethical coffee. Organic and Fair Trade coffee benefits workers by paying them legal/living wages and extra premiums, and organic benefits the health of all, including the earth.
We recommend Equal Exchange, as they have superior values and we love the taste. Equal Exchange has 120 worker-owners, all with an equal stake in the business. The coffee brand is also a member of the Fair Trade Federation, and products are USDA Organic Certified.
Shop Equal Exchange here: https://shop.equalexchange.coop/collections/coffee or find it in a grocery store near you!
For the Tech Loving Dad
Terra Thread Laptop Sleeve
Does your dad love his laptop and spend every moment scouring the internet? Give him a stylish gift that gives back. Terra Thread’s laptop sleeves are handmade at a Fair Trade Certified factory, made from 100% GOTS Certified organic cotton and every product purchase donates 10 meals to Feeding America.
Shop Terra Thread Laptop Sleeves here: https://terrathread.com/collections/laptop-sleeves
For The Stylish Dad
Does your dad need a closet update or a fresh new look? We recommend checking out Pact, Patagonia and Toad&Co for all your dad’s stylish organic cotton clothing needs.
Pact makes everything from organic cotton at a Fair Trade Certified factory. They’ve saved over 53,143,800 gallons of water by using only organic cotton! Pact’s affordable basics and lounge wear can’t be beat. Order your dad a sweatshirt-or two to keep him comfy.
Toad&Co makes their clothing with sustainable practices, including materials like organic cotton, hemp, recycled cotton and recycled polyester. All items (shipped within the continental US, are shipped in a reusable mailer. After receiving your items, you simply send back the mailer, saving on plastic, paper and other resources. Toad&Co focuses on everyday basics including button ups, shorts, pants, t-shirts and sweaters.
Not all of Patagonia’s items are Fair Trade Certified, but majority of them are. They offer t-shirts, fleece, pants and accessories all Fair Trade Certified, ensuring they are produced in a factory guaranteeing no child labor, living/legal wages and no forced work.
Shop Patagonia’s Fair Trade Men’s Collection: https://www.patagonia.com/shop/mens-fair-trade-clothing?start=0&sz=24#tile-7
For the Grill Master
A Vegan Grilling cookbook
Does your dad love to grill? Encourage him to be a little more sustainable this year with a grilling cookbook free from animal products. We love VBQ – The Ultimate Vegan Barbeque Cookbook. It contains over 80 vegan grill recipes that both traditional meat-eaters and vegans will all love!
For the Hard to Shop for Dad
Simply don’t have a clue what your dad wants this year? Pick his favorite store and give him an e-gift card. This way, Dad can pick out his own present and no plastic waste is created with a psychical card. It’s a win-win for all!
Let us know how you are spending Father’s Day in the comments below! What sustainable gift are you giving this year?