Six Eco-Friendly Ideas for a Father’s Day Gift
Father’s Day is coming up on June 21 so now is the time to start thinking about a Father’s Day gift that lets Dad know he’s always #1 in your eyes. Below, we’ve compiled six eco-friendly ideas that both he and the planet are sure to love…no ties included.
Portable chargers can certainly come in handy. One that uses the sun’s energy for power lets Dad charge all his devices while also helping him reduce his electricity consumption. If your dad is the outdoorsy type, there are more rugged options, so he can stay connected even off the grid. Check out some bestsellers here.
Whether he’s a coffee drinker, tea sipper, or water guzzler, your pop could probably get some major use out of a non-disposable travel cup. Brands make tumblers and mugs from various reusable materials, including stainless steel, glass, and ceramic. You’re guaranteed to find a style Dad will appreciate for years to come. Plus, because it’s meant to be used over and over again, he’ll always think of who it came from when he carries it in tow.
Dads deserve to be pampered too! Hair, shaving, and bath products crafted with all-natural, cruelty-free ingredients make for an equally thoughtful and useful Father’s Day gift. If you can purchase these items from an area maker, that’s even better, as locally produced goods have a lower carbon footprint and help to benefit your community as well.
We’re pretty sure it’s the classic Dad way to hang onto clothing items like tees and socks for far too long. Fashion his old duds into dust rags and treat Dad to some new, quality pieces! Remember to be on the lookout for sustainable fabrics like organic cotton and bamboo when you shop.
You’ll need your chef’s hat for this Father’s Day gift idea! Whip up all Dad’s favorite dishes for a meal he won’t soon forget. Just make it a point to purchase as many of your ingredients as possible from local sources. From field to fork, the average dinner travels more than 1,500 miles. Foods grown locally are fresher and ultimately the greener choice.
Plant something together
Making memories and doing good for the environment—that’s what we call a win-win! Take Dad out to the backyard this Father’s Day to plant something together. It can be a tree, herb box, vegetable garden—anything the two of you will both enjoy. Plants act as natural air purifiers, so Mother Nature will no doubt be pleased. The best part, though, is that you get to spend some quality time with Dad, and what better Father’s Day gift is there than that?
By: Zarah Eads