Sustainable gifts for him
Finding the right gift for the men in your life can be hard. Especially when trying to be zero waste or sustainable. Well, look no further! I’ve put together a list of 6 eco-minded gifts for men.
Sustainable gift guide for men
If he’s into gadgets and money saving, he might like this gift that my husband is currently lusting after. 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.
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. There are some mainstream eco-friendly scottish whiskies like Glenfiddich. They are using up waste products from the making process to provide energy to make the whisky!
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!
More eco 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 for long journeys with early starts. Most single use coffee cups are not fully recyclable. Even if they were that isn’t the answer to all our problems. I prefer to cut the problem at the source. By getting him a stylish and eco-friendly reusable coffee cup like this bamboo coffee cup from Ecoffee. If he regularly buys a coffee on his way to work it will save him money too!
In the ever growing zero waste movement this shaver could be the perfect gift. It does come in packaging, but it will save packaging and waste in the long run. The safety razors come with spare razors and the bloc d’alun is a very old way of soothing razor burn!
Are you after something that is seasonal and sustainable? Socks never fail to come in handy. These Klaus Christmas Gift Box by Braintree are made from bamboo viscose and organic cotton. I’m yet to find entirely plastic free socks. Even bamboo viscose has it’s problems. So, for an even more sustainable option you could go for Mohair socks from corrymoor.com.
If you aren’t sure what to get the ladies in your life check out my 5 top eco-friendly gifts for women!
When it comes to wrapping your gift here is a great solution to avoid single use wrapping paper.
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* 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.