6 top eco-friendly gifts for men this Christmas

If you want to give gifts to the men in your life this Christmas that show you care about them and the environment, then look no further! I’ve put together a list of 6 eco-minded gifts to choose from.

If he is a home owner that is 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 a whole lot easier it also can be used to take thermal images of your home to find out where (if any) heat is escaping so that you can 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, but it is one of the more affordable thermal imaging options and you can spread the love around your friends and families homes too. Other uses for this camera include looking for water leaks, finding rodents hiding in your home, spotting nocturnal visitors in your garden like hedgehogs or to take night time entertainment on a camping trip to a whole new level! 

Does he love whisky?  Make it a sustainable bottle! There are a few to choose from. If you want organic whisky there is the Benromach Organic Single Malt Whisky 70 cl or Highgrove Gardens Organic Whisky. There are also some mainstream eco-friendly scottish whiskies  like Glenfiddich which are using up waste products from the whisky 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, which is such 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, 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!

My husband didn’t see the point of a reusable coffee cup until I bought him one a few years ago and now he finds it very useful for long journeys with early starts. Most single use coffee cups are not fully recyclable and as I’m sure you all know even if they were that isn’t the answer to all our problems. 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! 

If he is a full on signed up member of the zero waste movement, but hasn’t quite got around to sorting out his shaving routine yet, then this safety razor shaving kit

might be just the thing. 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 useful and these ones are Christmassy to boot. The socks in this Klaus Christmas Gift Box by Braintree are made from bamboo viscose and organic cotton with a small amount of elastane. I have yet to find entirely plastic free socks and 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 for Christmas check out my 5 top eco-friendly gifts for women!

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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.