7 Father’s Day Gifts: Ethical Ideas That Don’t Suck

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 7 Ethical Ideas That Don't Suck

Our Father’s Day gift guide will appeal to a range of different dad’s – from the health nut to the geeky guy, we’ve got something for everyone.

For the special man in your life, whether it’s the father of your children, your own dearest dad, or a surrogate father figure, show him how much you care with a small token of appreciation. Whether he’s into an organic and sustainable lifestyle or not, our Father’s Day gift guide still has mass appeal and is a great jumping off point for some really special and unique presents for Pops.

1. The Grillmaster

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 7 Ethical Ideas That Don't Suck

If your Dad is a vegetarian or vegan, that doesn’t mean he has to give up one of his favorite pastimes. Cracking open a beer, sporting his favorite apron, and firing up the grill is not only possible, but also delicious and healthy with one of these meat-free cookbooks. Depending on dietary preferences, we recommend the highly rated “Cookouts Veggie Style!: 225 Backyard Favorites – Full of Flavor, Free of Meat” or “Grilling Vegan Style: 125 Fired-Up Recipes to Turn Every Bite into a Backyard BBQ.”

2. The Dapper Dad

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 7 Ethical Ideas That Don't Suck

For the dad that’s always dressed to the nines, impeccably groomed, and smelling great, then the Herban Cowboy line of men’s all natural cologne and grooming products should be right up his alley. Not only are we loving this popular dusk blend fragrance that’s both organic and cruelty-free, but the ethical brand also offers shaving cream, soap, lotion, deodorant, and more.

3. The Adventurer

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 7 Ethical Ideas That Don't Suck

When the great outdoors is when Dad is truly in his element, then perhaps some upgraded camping gear will brighten his day. The Encampment 15 from Big Agnes is a synthetic sleeping bag that features Insotect Hotstream insulation, comprised of one hundred percent recycled material, which is said to feel as warm and as soft as down insulation. Now, Dad can still do rugged, manly things while having a soft spot to sleep. Maybe he can even convince you to tag along.

4. The Hipster

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 7 Ethical Ideas That Don't Suck

If Dad is a trend slayer on the regular and loves to dress in the latest styles, then a hip and handy messenger bag might be just the thing to complete his outfits this year. For a cross-body tote that he can carry to the office or to the park, choose The Quintessential Commuter from Blue Lounge. Perfect for a bicycle ride, subway commute, and more, this messenger bag is made entirely from plastic bottles, water-resistant, and hardwearing.

5. The Sporty Father

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 7 Ethical Ideas That Don't Suck

The All Out Crush running shoe from Merrell will have your fitness loving father pounding the pavement in comfort and style. One of the best features of these shoes, aside from the ergonomic design and pleasing aesthetic, is the fact that they’re also vegan-friendly. This ethical footwear is made from mesh, TPU, a washable synthetic upper, and the advanced Trail Protect pad for underfoot protection.

6. The Tech Lover

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 7 Ethical Ideas That Don't Suck

If gadgets always ran amuck at your house and dad is still tinkering with the latest in technology, then blow his mind with a sound enhancer that uses no batteries, has zero cords, and was formerly a living plant. Enter the iBamboo Speaker that’s designed specifically for use with the iPhone. And just as described, this music amplifier made from nothing more than a piece of bamboo is as novel as it sounds.

7. The Spirited Fella

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 7 Ethical Ideas That Don't Suck

Kicking back with a brew is something many dads enjoy, especially after a long day or on a hot summer afternoon. If yours is conscientious about what he puts in his body, or is willing to try new things, then why not bring by a six pack of ice cold beers from Peak Organic? They’re in most local stores and the company prides itself on using local, artisan, and organic ingredients. With a variety of ales and lagers, there’s something for every beer imbibing dad.

To the first man who taught you how to throw a ball, battled you at video games, helped you study your first specimen, or just gave really good advice, let him know you’re thinking about him this year and every day. Surprise dear old dad with some of the coolest in sustainable, organic, and eco-friendly ideas from our Father’s Day gift guide. Do you have any special Father’s Day memories? Share your thoughts on the EcoSalon Facebook page!

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Jamie Duncan

After starting out in public relations, Jamie finished college with a BFA in interior design. This combination of writing and design knowledge, coupled with her fashion and lifestyle expertise, has paved the way for an exciting freelance career. Her work has been published in magazines and online, plus she’s managed PR campaigns, and is no stranger to copywriting. Jamie’s a vegetarian and cruelty-free product fanatic. Connect with her on Twitter and check out her website to learn more.