Monday, June 10, 2013

*Special Post* Father's Day Gift Ideas!

Father's Day Gift Ideas!

Let's face it, whenever you ask Dad what he wants for Father's Day, he always says that he doesn't "need" anything. That's fine, Dad, no one really NEEDS anything, but we all want to show our appreciation. And if you knew your daughter, you would know that she likes to find any excuse to shop (hehe). So, as a compromise, we'll just get you a little something that's also good for the earth (and humanity) too!

So here's to Dad (the humble, low-maintenance person that he is) and to another excuse to shop and buy something that's charitable and eco-friendly!

Reminder: Father's Day is this Sunday (June 16).

I hope you enjoy this very special Father's Day list of sustainable and eco-friendly gift ideas. I tried to include suggestions for all types of dads (sporty, stylish, outdoorsy, to name a few). Check it out:

Stylish Dad

Get Dad some stylish vegan dress shoes that he can show-off at work.
Carl Black Men's Wingtip Vegan Dress Shoe

This vegan belt is made from upcycled materials.
Alchemy Goods - Ballard Belt

25% of your purchase of this tie will go towards cancer research.
The Life Tie Project - Albert Necktie

Travelin' Dad

This durable, yet stylish boot is sustainably produced in fair-labor conditions, using high-quality faux-leather. It's guaranteed to be 100% vegan. 
Brave GentleMan - Worker Brown

The Vintage Military Travel Duffle bag is made from upcycled materials, including: military wool blankets, upcycled leather, and brass.
Hearts - Vintage Military Travel Duffle

This travel bag will soon become your Dad's go-to travel companion. It's made from upcycled truck inner tubes and is highly water resistant.
Alchemy Goods - Elliott Toiletry Kit

Sporty Dad

Keep is another leader in high-quality, vegan and cruelty-free footwear. Their products are also made in ethical working conditions. 
Keep Shoes - THE ELIAS Letterman Flannel

This wallet is truly ONE OF A KIND because it has been handcrafted from a deconstructed baseball glove. It doesn't get any more unique than that.
Hearts - The Grand Slam Wallet

With every purchase, Barnabas donates 10% to Living Room International's work in Western Kenya. Living Room International provides care to people living with HIV/AIDS or other life-threatening diseases. And the hat's pretty stylish, too.
Barnabas Clothing - New Logo Flatbill

When you purchase KNO clothing, they give a whopping 50% of their profits to help end homelessness.
KNO Clothing - Logo T-shirt

Foodie Dad

Fair-trade and organic coffee. This is pretty much a no-fail gift because all dads like coffee, right?
Brooklyn Roasting Company - Fair Trade, Organic Coffee

"For every kit sold, Global Grub donates a meal to someone in need through the Alameda County Community Food Bank in California." -This cause is close to my heart because I love the Bay Area. Plus they are providing food to those who absolutely need it.
Global Grub - Red Chili Tamale Kit

With 'wholesome' in the name, how could you say no? Give dad something sweet and wholesome this Father's Day. Don't forget to actually make the cake for bonus points!
Wholesome Chow - Gluten Free Chocolate Lavender Cake Mix

This is another cause that is very dear to my heart: animal rescue. 100% of the net profits from Rescue Chocolate are donated to animal rescue organizations around the US. I also chose this spicy dark chocolate bar that will bring out Dad's "adventurous side."
Rescue Chocolate - Pick Me! Pepper Chocolate Bar

Clean-cut Dad

With your purchase, you are supporting American small businesses and American-made products. Plus their products are all-natural.
Imperial Barber Products USA - Shave Bundle

"BeadforLife works with shea nut gatherers in Northern Uganda to break the ongoing poverty cycle in the region. Your purchase helps over 700 families in Northern Uganda earn the income to feed their families, educate their children, and rebuild their lives. BeadforLife empowers women by creating global markets for their products."
BeadforLife - Shea Essential Collection

Give Dad the gift of this truly safe personal care-item. Soapwalla's Deodorant Cream is free from harmful chemicals. It's a natural deodorant that really works and won't leave Dad feeling sweaty and stinky.
Soapwalla Deodorant Cream

Outdoorsy Dad

This gift is a splurge, but is guaranteed to get lots of use. While Dad's exploring, this bag will charge all of his handheld electronics. Plus it has plenty of storage space.
OffGrid Solar Backpack

Like the backpack, this solar-powered device will charge Dad's smartphone while he's out exploring. But it's more reasonably-priced. 
Off Grid Solutions - WakaWaka Power personal solar charger and lamp for smartphones

Make sure Dad doesn't get any insect bites with this natural inset repellent. This spray is free of chemicals and preservatives and uses Neem oil, which has been found to be a very powerful insect repellent.
JustNeem - Adios Outdoor Spray

"Katavi's natural mineral formula combines certified organic ingredients like green tea and rose hip antioxidants with pure non-nano zinc oxide for the very best in natural sun protection." Katavi partners with non-profits to help bring proper sun protection products, research, and education to those in need. By buying their products, you are not only are protecting yourself, you are helping others, as well.
Katavi Sunscreen

As you may know, Toms the pioneers of the "one-for-one" philosophy and makers of the popular shoes, have now started to sell sunglasses. In the same way that purchasing Toms shoes gives back to those in need, the purchase of Toms eyewear helps to provide treatments to restore sight in those who need it most.
Toms - Culver Black

Help Dad be more eco-friendly this year. This stainless steel reusable water bottle is BPA and Lead Free.
Nimbus Bottle

I hope you enjoyed this list and I hope you have a happy Father's Day! What are you getting Dad for Father's Day?


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