Father’s day is coming – it’s time to get prepared! Rather than give dad another gift he won’t use, and which will end up in the ever growing pile of unused items in your house, we’ve compiled a list of great sustainable gift ideas for Father’s Day! We’ve got options for outdoor dads, travelling dads, stylish dads, market dads and all dads! So read on for our list of eco-friendly Father’s Day gifts which are awesome for dad and even better for the planet!
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Sustainable Gifts for Father’s Day
Gifts for Every Dad
Sustainable Shaving Kits
More than 2 billion disposable razors are thrown away each year, and since they are not recyclable, they are going straight to landfill! Why not get dad an awesome razor & shave soap combo? There are some great new options popping up these days including the two we have detailed here:
Based in the UK, you will pay a bit more for postage, but these gorgeous kits are worth it if you can afford the extra $$. They come in sustainable packaging and include a three piece double-edged safety razor, 5 replacement blades, 1 wooden handled shaving brush and a block of vegan shaving soap – plus the piraty packaging will make dad feel super manly.
Mutiny Shaving is committed to providing a super-close shaving experience that produces zero plastic waste, is eco & vegan friendly, cruelty free, contains no harmful chemicals and retails at a significantly lower cost to both you and the planet.
You can grab them here
If you really want to make him feel manly – get him one of these Viking shavers, worthy of displaying in the bathroom! You can grab them off Amazon here
If you’re too late for ordering, why not pop into Biome and grab one of their safety razors? They have a great selection and also sell deliciously smelling shave soap to match – the kids will be able to pick out their favourite style and smell! If you want to purchase them online, you can grab them here.
Reusable Coffee Cup
If your dad has not yet joined the reusable cup movement, a quality Keep Cup will be a great present for him. We use both Keep Cup Brand and Frank Green Official and can vouch for the useability and durability of both of these. We think the below options (links to product below) are great options for dads.
Sea Shepherd Keep Cups – perfect for a piratey dad, and 15% of all sales go to the Sea Shepherd Foundation.
Frank Green Official cups are a fantastic no-spill option – now available in stainless steel options for an even hotter brew! This is the cup I personally use, and I can vouch for it as a good mummy option – for when you are chasing after a toddler and your coffee needs to withstand a lot of movement – so perfect for new dads too!! You can grab it here
Let’s face it, dad doesn’t care about his brand of shampoo and conditioner – he just wants an easy clean which smells nice – why not get him on the plastic free bandwagon and pick him up a gorgeous solid shampoo bar from Biome or Lush? Here are some great options below…
Biome have a great range of shampoo bars which range in price from reasonable to well, not so reasonable. But the Dindi option below will only set you back $14.95 including the tin. The voodoo shampoo screams ‘dad soap’ to us too!
They have a great range, but we think the ‘Seanik’ and ‘honey I washed my hair’ products would be great options for dad!
This herbal formula shampoo is oh so retro – we can’t help but love it! You can grab it here and have it posted straight to your door!
Gifts for the Stylish Dad
For the dad who loves to look stylish, these eco-friendly shoes from New Zealand company All Birds are sure to delight.
Inspired by the Flock they say….
In New Zealand, sheep outnumber humans about six to one. Thanks to their wool, our process uses 60% less energy than materials used in typical synthetic shoes
Stylish pour over coffee maker
Gifts for the Travelling Dad
For a dad that’s on the road a lot, you can’t go past this gorgeous zero waste travel kit from Biome. Dad can simply decant his favourite products into the cute little bottles and off he goes. Each kit contains 8 empty containers in a cotton laundry bag. You can pick it up in store, or online.
Eco drink bottle
How cool are these gravity water bottles? Made from just one piece of sustainably sourced biodegradable bamboo with a silicone lid – so stylish dad will remember to take it with him!
Available at Biome here
These stainless steel drink bottles are a great addition to any dad’s travel kit and will last forever – you can grab one here
For the Outdoor Dad
Great pour over coffee kit perfect for camping or travel. Once used, it fits into the jar for storage until you can rinse out the filter. Re—useable over and over again! You can grab them at Biome or online here
What better way to get the kids outdoors with dad than building a worm farm together? You can do a DIY version or pick up a kit from Bunnings – either way, it’s a great Father’s day pressie!
If you just can’t decide what to get your outdoor loving dad – a Bunnings gift voucher will always keep him happy – make sure you choose an E-gift card to avoid more plastic heading to landfill. You can grab one here
For the Market Loving Dad
Carry along kit
If dad loves a trip to the markets, why not build him his very own market kit? Complete your kit with reuseable cutlery pack, mesh vege bags, picnic blanket (for sipping coffee at the market of course) and a couple of cotton string shopping bags! Here are a few options from Amazon.com.au which would make a good addition to his kit.
So what are you going to get your dad for Father’s Day? Whatever it is, make sure you’re not contributing to the plastic mountain that is building on our planet! Leave us a comment to let us know what gift you are getting or if you have any other ideas to add to our list.
Happy Planet everyone!