6 Thoughtful, Sustainable Father’s Day Gifts

This Father’s Day, show your love for your father or father figure with a sustainable gift. It’s a great way to express your affection and care for the planet.

Pick gifts from brands that minimize waste, reduce environmental impact, and support ethical practices and fair wages.

Also, you don’t always need to buy a physical gift. Scroll down for some non-tangible gift ideas.

Consider Secondhand Gifts

When you choose to give a secondhand gift, you're giving a piece of history, a connection to the past, and a sustainable way to celebrate the present. Based on your father’s interest and your budget, you could explore a variety of secondhand gifts such as vinyl records, antique decor, collectibles, artwork, and even electronics.

Refresh Dad's Wardrobe

If your father wants a wardrobe refresh, you can help him do it sustainably. Start by sorting out unworn clothes and selling them online using these tips and 10 sites. If his clothes are from these 10 brands, you can also send them back to the brand. Use the cash to thrift online or buy from sustainable clothing brands like tentree, MATE The Label, and Ministry of Supply.

Treat Dad With Sustainable Coffee and Tea

If your dad loves his coffee roasts or tea leaves, you can help him make this habit more sustainable. Choose Climate-Neutral certified brands like Summit Coffee Roasters and &Back Coffee for Fair Trade Coffee. For teas, go for Vahdam Teas and Numi Organic Tea, both Climate-Neutral and Fair Trade certified.

Prepare Dad for Sustainable Adventures

If your dad loves to travel, gift him something to enhance his adventures. Modern Adventure organizes talent-hosted trips and group retreats globally, using travel as a force for good. If he enjoys camping or hiking, consider sustainable brands like Rumpl and The Scrubba. Rumpl makes outdoor gear like puffy blankets and quick-drying towels from recycled plastic bottles, while The Scrubba offers portable washing machines for on-the-go laundry.

Homemade Father's Day gifts

Father's Day offers a wonderful opportunity to surprise your dad with thoughtful, homemade gifts that show your love and appreciation. You can reminisce or recreate a favorite childhood memory, write a heartfelt message on the back of an old photograph, organize a family game night with homemade snacks, or compile a playlist of your shared favorite songs to add a personal touch that he will cherish.

Gift an experience

Gift experiences to reduce waste and create lasting memories while supporting local businesses and minimizing environmental impact. You could book a camping weekend through platforms like The Dyrt, Hipcamp, KOA, or Tentrr. Consider local cooking and art classes, theater and concert tickets, unique workshops from Etsy, and guided tours through Airbnb Experiences. Outdoor activities like kayaking or rock climbing, spa wellness treatments, special dining experiences, and memberships or lessons at sports clubs are also excellent choices.

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