Fathers. They’re our protectors and guides; they pick us up when we’ve fallen and set us back on our feet. And then one day, it’s our turn to guide them to safety. Whatever part of the journey you’re on with your father—or any father—set aside time this month to celebrate him. I sourced ethical and conscious Father’s Day Gifts from Earth911’s YouChange marketplace, made with as much respect for the Earth as you have for the dads you love.
Celebrate Father’s Day with ethical and conscious gifts, made with as much love and respect for the Earth as you have for the dads you love. Every man needs a place to hang his hat—or keys, bags, coats, etc. Made from recycled metal mountain on a reclaimed pallet painted in your color of choice with a non-toxic distressed finish, these rugged cast iron antlers create a classic accent when mounted on a wall or used as a bookend. ($45)
A hot bath knows no gender, but a dad might balk at filling the water with tendrils of flowers and leaves of herbs. Gathering lavender, rose, peppermint, raspberry leaf and chamomile into oversized biodegradable bags, these tub teas deliver all the aromatherapeutic benefits without the mess. ($6.99 for five)
We all want to avoid the toxic chemicals in plastic water bottles. Unfortunately, just like socks, reusable bottle tops seem to constantly go missing. For the dad-on-the-go, Thinksport has a solution: A twist-off cap that stays connected to the bottle, allowing a big gulp or steady stream of water without worrying where the cap went. BPA-free and insulated to keep contents hot or cold for hours, the gold-colored accents on this emerald green bottle take it to the next level of style. ($20)
It’s almost a cliché: Dad on the couch, game on the television, beer in hand. But what man doesn’t dive into that relaxation mode once in a while? When he can’t get to the couch, this upcycled bottle, non-GMO soy-wax, unscented candle might remind him of the IPA that got away. ($25)
Never let him get caught without power with this ingenious portable solar charger, which offers comparable to wall-outlet charging speeds anywhere the sun shines! Within five hours, the SunJack can store enough energy to power as many as four iPhones; it also powers tablets, USB lights, digital cameras and more. ($150)
It’s the classic father’s day gift—with a twist. This statement watch is fair trade made from upcycled matte stainless steel and safely harvested maple. Traditional accents like scratch-resistant sapphire crystal glass, water resistant case, adjustable fit, quartz movement fulfill all the requirements of a perfect accessory. But it’s the styling that takes it to the next level. ($195)
Want more guidance? Check out my Conscious Mother’s Day Gift Guide. And tell me what you gave–or got–over these holidays, in comments below. Thanks!