Do you want to give a more practical and sustainable gift this year? We’ve created several gift guides that will make your holiday shopping more accessible than ever. Whether you are shopping for your dad, brother, grandfather, boyfriend, or husband, we make sure to only list products we genuinely believe are making a difference in the world and treating the planet and makers the way they should be - with love & respect.
What makes a gift sustainable?
We look for several things when deciding if a product should be listed in our sustainable holiday gift guides.
1) What is the gift made out of?The gift we add must be made from eco-friendly materials that are easy on the planet. 2) Who made the gift? The maker behind the item is just as important and should be compensated fairly for their time. 3)Does the brand implement sustainability within its entire business? We don’t want surface-level eco-friendly products; we want brands who genuinely care about sustainability and enforce it throughout their business wherever they can - from shipping to giving back. 4) Is the gift practical & something they can use for many years? We’ve all been given gifts we could have done without, but we find every gift we add to these lists are practical and going to be loved for a very long time.
I don’t know a man who wouldn’t love a nice watch. I love SOLIOS (which is actually the first watch brand to be B Corp certified!) because you’ll NEVER have to change the battery. It recharges itself with either sunlight or artificial light (plus keeps a 6-month reserve of energy for the winter months). These watches are super sleek and can last a lifetime. Add on a custom engraving to make this an extra special gift.
Great for just about anyone, these apple leather wallets are beautiful, yet sleek and simple. It’s the perfect size to fit into your front or back pocket. Allegorie helps to reduce food waste while also giving consumers a gorgeous and ethical alternative to traditional leather products. To read more about why we love Allegorie, click here!
These felted wool slippers are SO comfortable! They come in several different varieties, whether you’re looking for indoor or outdoor house shoes, slip-ons or booties, colorful or neutral. Ethically handmade in Kyrgyzstan using felting techniques that are centuries-old, the unique texture of these house shoes will invigorate your loved one’s feet after a long day at work or at the gym. Plus, wool is naturally moisture-wicking and odor-resistant.
Zambeezi makes it easy for men to be more conscious about their skincare while still keeping things simple. This Sweet Basil Soap Bar would be perfect as a stocking stuffer, in a gift basket, as a corporate gift, or wrapped up as a full set. These skin-soothing, non-toxic beeswax soap bars are handcrafted in Zambia, Africa, and certified by the Fair Trade Federation.
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Conscious Step’s entire supply chain is GOTS and Vegan certified. With each Conscious Step purchase, a portion of proceeds are donated to the charity associated with that pair of socks. From building homes to treating HIV, there is a cause everyone can attach themselves to.
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This is one of my favorite places to shop basics, and my husband has a few of their tees. Not to mention, Pact is probably one of the most affordable organic brands out there. Everything washes well and stays nice & soft - and each piece is made from organic cotton (GOTS)!
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For the tequila lovers! This handblown (recycled) glass set includes 4 jicara tasting cups with wide mouths to allow the alcohol to evaporate, with a large decanter that allows you to make your own tequila infusions. It also comes packaged in a beautiful craft gift box with copper detailing, and includes infusion recipes and suggestions - making it the perfect gift!
If the men in your life appreciate a soft pair of underwear, then this is the brand to go to! These super soft and comfortable briefs, boxers, and long boxers are made from breathable and sustainably sourced bamboo and feature a hand-stitched waistband. They are some of the most comfortable men's underwear you’ll find!
Coyuchi is one of my favorite brands for all things bed and bath. These flannel pajamas are made with 100% organic heathered cotton yarns where the color is spun into the yarn for the most natural and nuanced shading possible.
All of the cotton is grown in India, Tanzania, and Uganda and then woven ethically in Portugal.
Not sure of his size or his preferred style? A gift card to any of these clothing brands right here would be a great way to support the sustainable fashion movement, and introduce them to new brands. Most of these brands on the list should offer gift cards!
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