Father's Day is right around the corner, and it's time to shower the amazing men in our lives with love and gratitude. But hey, let's make it extra special this year by going green and choosing eco-friendly gifts! Dad deserves the best, and what better way to show our appreciation than by embracing sustainable options that make him feel awesome while saving the planet?
Here are some of our favourite eco-friendly gift ideas for Father's Day that are thoughtful, sustainable, and environmentally conscious.
1. Reusable Water Bottles or Coffee Cups
Help Dad stay hydrated or caffeinated on the go while reducing single-use plastic waste. Look for high-quality, stainless steel or glass water bottles that are durable, BPA-free, and easy to clean. For travel mugs, look for cups made from sustainable and low-impact materials such as stainless steel, glass, ceramic, or bamboo.
- Goldi’s Pick: Hitch Bottle & Cup Kit - A full-size water bottle with a removable cup, for both hot and cold drinks!
2. Eco-Friendly Clothes
The fashion industry is widely recognized as one of the biggest polluters globally. It has a significant environmental impact throughout its supply chain, including the production, manufacturing, transportation, and disposal of clothing items. Luckily there are so many amazing ethical, sustainable and circular fashion companies that prioritize minimizing their impact on the environment! If you’re wanting to get clothes as a gift, it’s important to do your research and truly understand what you’re supporting. When in doubt? Shop secondhand!
3. Sustainable Self-Care Products
Help Dad elevate his grooming routine with sustainable and natural grooming products. Look for brands that prioritize eco-friendly ingredients, recyclable packaging, and ethical sourcing. From zero-waste shaving bars to bamboo toothbrushes or plastic free razors, there are so many environmentally friendly products to choose from!
- The Discovery Set from well kept - everything he'll need to switch over to a plastic free shave.
- Our Jojoba Oil for his beard and scalp, or our Sea Salt Spray for nourished, tousled hair.
4. Countertop Composter
If your dad hates dealing with the stinky compost or garbage, a countertop composter will change his life! In a matter of hours, it will transform food scraps and coffee grounds into nutrient-rich dirt that can go into your indoor plants, your garden, or your green bin (function will vary on the brand/model you select).
5. Get Outside
If your dad prefers experiences over gifts, why not spend some quality time outside? Explore your local area, or go for a drive somewhere new. You could go for a hike, or even just enjoy a meal on the patio! The options are endless.
Goldi’s Picks on Vancouver Island:
- Head out to East Sooke Park for a hike and some beautiful views.
- If everybody is of-age, grab an oyster bucket and enjoy a drink on the Whistle Buoy Brewing Co patio!
Happy Father's Day!