Give him an eco friendly gift that he will love
Finding the right gift for the man in your life can be hard. Especially when trying to be zero waste, vegan and/ or sustainable. Well, look no further! I’ve put together a list of eco friendly gifts for men.
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1. A thermal imaging camera is fun and practical eco friendly gift for him
If he’s into gadgets and money saving, he will love this. The FLIR ONE is a thermal imaging camera that you can attach to your smart phone. Aside from making playing hide and seek easier, it can take thermal images of your home. This is to find out where heat is escaping. Allowing you to target the specific parts of your home that need extra insulation. This is particularly useful for the areas you can’t see easily like in the wall cavities.
Once you’ve identified and then plugged in the gaps you could potentially save pounds on your heating bills. It’s not cheap coming in at around £199. However, it is one of the more affordable thermal imaging options. You can also spread the love around your friends and families homes too. The camera has lots of other uses too! Such as looking for water leaks, finding rodents hiding in your home and spotting nocturnal visitors in your garden.
We had a lot of fun playing with a Flir 1 a while ago and finding out where heat was leaking from our home.
2. Eco friendly whiskey
Does he love whisky? Make it a sustainable bottle! There are a few to choose from. If you are looking for organic whiskey Benromach Organic Single Malt Whisky 70 cl or Highgrove Gardens Organic Whisky are good options. To take the gift up a notch, you could get some reusable whisky stones to keep his whisky cool!
Note: Obviously this is a gift for over 18’s only (or whatever the legal age is in your country) and you should always drink responsibly)
3. A vegan cork leather wallet
Is he a vegan? This Boshiho® Mens Cork Wallet Bifold Slim Vegan Wallet Purse is made from cork leather. This is a great material and a brilliant alternative to plastic for vegans! I was given a cork leather purse a few years ago that I love. It has worn really well. It feels soft to the touch and is a great use for cork. As long as the cork bark is stripped off the tree properly it will grow back. So, not only is it vegan, it is also a sustainable* and renewable option!
4. Reusable coffee cups – such useful eco friendly gifts for men
My husband didn’t see the point of a reusable coffee cup until I bought him one a few years ago. Now he finds it useful on long journeys and any time we are enjoying the great outdoors in cold weather. Most single use coffee cups are not fully recyclable and even if they were they are still a waste of resource. Instead why not get him a stylish and eco-friendly reusable coffee cup like this Bodum travel mug . If he regularly buys a coffee on his way to work it will save him money too!
5. Safety Razor
In the ever growing zero waste movement this shaver could be the perfect gift. It looks really stylish and has great reviews. It should last for years and will save packaging and waste in the long run.
Want to get sustainable gifts for everyone else in your life too? Then check out this guide to sustainable gifts your friends and family will love!
* Please note that I don’t have any knowledge of the source of the cork in the cork leather wallet shown and can’t verify whether a sustainable source of cork was used in it’s making or not.