Holiday Gift Guide: Ideas Beyond the Generic For Dad

Looptworks Upcycle Travel Coffee Kit The Asobu Central Park Stainless Steel Double Walled Travel Bottle VEJA Flannel Shoe WEWOOD watch The Book of Joy KnowledgeCotton Apparel Coyuchi pajamas

By Valerie Hutterer | Men
Posted Dec 9, 2016

Add ‘dad’ to anything—dad jeans, dad bod, dad style—and you’re implying that it’s not hip, but that’s not the case for our list. We have suggestions for dads of every style and age that will match his tastes and his love for all things ethical.

The Coffee Connoisseur: Upcycling geniuses Looptworks teamed up with local roaster (and fellow B Corp) Nossa Familia Coffee to assemble an easy-to-carry travel kit packed with the essentials for brewing the perfect cup. Each kit includes the following: Aeropress Coffee and Espresso Maker, Hario Mini Hand Grinder, Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler Mug, Bamboo Spoon, Nossa Familia Full Cycle Coffee, Upcycled table cloth made from retired tent flies plus an upcycled leather travel bag with removable handlebar straps. From Looptworks – $185 USD.

The Sportsman: Help him hydrate in style with an Asobu double walled stainless steel water bottle. Montreal-based Asobu makes an assortment of eye-catching BPA-free travel bottles that keep cold drinks cold for at least 18 hours. From Amazon – $19.99 USD.

The Man on the Run: French footwear brand Veja combines better conditions for Brazilian farmers with fashion, fair trade and environmentally-forward thinking. These flannel low top sneakers are made of recycled cotton, synthetic fibers, low chrome leather with an inner sole in organic cotton. From Veja – € 109,00.

Or, he might also need a WeWOOD wooden watch; a combination of style, luxury, and environmental responsibility. All watches are designed with high attention to detail and an eco-conscious mind. Being made of 100% wood, WeWOOD watches are non-toxic, free of chemicals, and extremely lightweight. From WeWOOD – $170.00 USD.

The Bookworm: In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama’s home to celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the fact of life’s inevitable suffering? The result -The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World. From Amazon – $14.54 USD.

For Everyman: Around since 1969, Danish brand KnowledgeCotton Apparel only uses 100% certified Organic Cotton and other sustainable fabrics for their collection of affordable fashion goods. We’re fond of this GOTS certified sweatshirt.  From KnowledgeCotton Apparel – €94,95.

For the Lounger: Does your dad love to live in his pjs? Twill-woven organic cotton gives pajamas from Coyuchi a soft, relaxed look and feel. Topped with an elasticized drawstring waist, they’ve got pockets on both side seams. Yarn-dyed color ensures they look great wash after wash. From The Ultimate Green Store – $68.00 USD.

 

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