If you are searching for an eco-friendly gift idea for Dad this Father's Day, then we're here to help. Whether he's a tech-loving Dad or a foodie, we've got 27 top suggestions for sustainable gift ideas just below.
If you're wondering what exactly makes an eco-friendly gift, then rest assured everything on our list is either: recyclable, plastic-free, carbon-neutral, biodegradable, or a reusable alternative. Or it's a mix of all of these factors. All of these gifts will be sure to last Dad for years of use, otherwise, they can be composed in a way that won't harm the environment as selected picks are biodegradable, and others recyclable.
Get in now, ahead of everyone else, to ensure Dad receives a gift to remember this Father's Day. For those who don't know yet: Father's Day is on the 19th of June this year. Not long to go...
If you are searching for more ways to be sustainable at home, you can make a start by investing in the best air purifier to keep your home healthier.
The best eco-friendly gifts for Father's Day 2022
1. Mahabis curve mule slippers
Treat Dad to a pair of these comfortable eco-friendly slippers that are made with a recycled wool upper that would've otherwise ended up in a landfill. The lining of these slippers is crafted from EcoCert™️ organic Italian wool, and the sole is sustainably sourced and made from natural Pura-Latex™ rubber. Made for both men and women, they come in a range of colours and designs depending on Dad's taste. The Mule style can easily slip on and off his feet.
2. Blueair Blue 3210 Air Purifier
Tried and tested by our Tech Editor, we rated the Blueair Blue 3210 Air Purifier as one of the best buys. Dad can use this to clean and purify the air in his home, that he breathes in whilst he sleeps, watches TV, and does chores. It comes in several colours and it has 4 speed settings, plus it's nice and lightweight. It's specifically great for removing smoke particles from the air.
3. CASETiFY Compostable Phone Case
Yes, CASETiFY now stock an entire range of compostable phone cases. And they make a brilliant eco-friendly gift idea for pretty much anyone. Your Dad, Brother, bestie – you name it, they'll appreciate it. These cases are made from bamboo-based materials and you can pop them in your compost once you're done. They come in a range of designs and colors to suit the recipient, too. You can even personalize them a case with their favorite photos.
4. Brewdog The Headliners Pack
Treat Dad to a pack of 24 Brewdog cans this Father's Day, and he'll be smiling from ear to ear with excitement and waiting to pop one open in the sun. For less than £30, he'll be able to taste six types of beer, all of which are bestsellers from Brewdog. A tasty gift, plus they arrive in plastic-free packaging. Don't forget that Brewdog uses their spent grain to feed cows, and their spent hops as fertilizer. These are just a few ways that Brewdog remains a sustainable brand.
5. House of Marley Stir It Up Turntable
For a Dad who loves music, and has lots of vinyl he's desperate to play, this eco-friendly turntable would make a great gift idea. For less than $200, it has a built-in pre-amp (or he can use his own), plus it has a USB port to convert records into digital format. It's made of sustainable materials such as bamboo and recycled plastic and aluminum and it even arrives packaged in 100 percent recyclable materials.
6. SodaStream Spirit
The Sodastream is the ultimate eco-friendly gift idea. Why? If Dad loves sparkling water but hates the waste that comes from buying bottles or cans of the stuff, then he can make his own at home with ease. This cordless machine sits on your worktop and is easy to use. Simply fill the bottle that comes included with water, attach it to the machine and press the button to add as much fizz to your water as you desire. It comes with a Co2 cylinder that can be used to carbonate up to 60L of water.
7. Our Place Drinking Glasses
This set is made totally of recycled glass and sand. Naturally dyed, they come in a range of colors for you to choose for Dad, from dusk to sunrise, sunset and even clear glasses. They're perfect for everything from whisky to wine and OJ. Pop them in the dishwasher to clean them, and stack them with ease in your cabinet to save storage space. Otherwise, they are recyclable after their life.
8. The No-Waste Vegetable Cookbook
If Dad loves to cook but hates food waste, then this is the ideal Father's Day gift for him. Filled with recipes to make you use every edible part of a fruit or vegetable, he'll enjoy cooking up a storm after opening this book. Choose from a hardcover copy or a kindle version for his tablet.
9. Honeywell Biscuit Co World's Greatest Biscuit Gift Set
Treat Dad to these decadent biscuits that are shaped and decorated to impress. An ideal eco-friendly gift for a Dad who loves a sweet treat, they arrive in compostable and/or recyclable packaging. Each biscuit is handmade and iced, with one biscuit reading 'World's Greatest Dad' for an added touch.
10. Reusable Organic Cotton Tea Bags 5 Pack
If Dad loves his tea, then these reusable tea bags are made of organic cotton, and they are great for filling with your favourite tea leaves instead of using a strainer. Using these and filling your own tea bags means that you won't be ingesting any microplastics that can be found in your usual supermarket options. The best part? They're 100% biodegradable and compostable at the end of their life.
11. Pela Teddy Brown Watch Band for Apple Watch
Buy Dad another strap for his Apple Watch from Pela. This one is fully compostable after use, and it's made from high-performing Flaxstic material for longevity. Available in a range of colours and for a range of smart watches, Dad will love this eco-friendly gift. He can even get matching cases for his AirPods, iPhone and iPad, too...
12. Blooming Bombs
Dads who love gardening will appreciate this gift. Or Dads who want to save the bees! These seed balls give back to the environment whilst being waste-free. Just throw them or plant them where you want wildflowers to grow, and they will attract bees and more. These seed balls come inside a jute bag, and they make a great small gift.
13. House of Marley Rebel Earbuds
The best pick for a Dad who likes to listen to his music on the go, whether when they are commuting or going for a walk around the park. The House of Marley Rebel Earbuds are sustainably made using bamboo and recycled plastics. Plus, they are even wireless with eight-hour battery life. These headphones are sweat-proof and water-resistant meaning that they are great for using whilst working out. They even boast noise-cancelling technology to reduce background noises whether you are in a busy office or on a plane or train. They come with a sustainable case for storing and charging.
14. Treedom Trees
The ultimate gift that gives back, can choose a tree to plant for Dad or send him a gift card so that he can choose his own. Once purchased, he'll receive a Tree code so he can track the tree, name it and he'll be sent updates about how the local community is benefiting as a result, plus info on the produce it creates. There are plenty of trees to choose from including cacao, baobab, avocado (which is super popular!) coffee, jackfruit, cashew – plus plenty more. Just an FYI: baobab trees absorb more CO2 than any other species in the world.
15. Brabantia Regrow Kit
Any Dad with a penchant for food – or for the environment – will love this gift. This handy tool makes getting the most out of your vegetables and fruits an easy task. You can re-grow anything from baby gem lettuce to avocados, garlic and even spring onions, all inside your kitchen from your windowsill. It's great for anyone who is striving to make their own veg – but with little space to do so. Think flat owners or those with just a patio. Kids will love watching them grow, too! You'll get two growing kits included, one for larger veg, the other for smaller. They're really easy to use and the floating rings ensure they always sit at the right water level.
16. Sprout Graphite Plantable Pencils
These pencils are plantable after use – inside lives bee-friendly seeds and herbs to attract bees to your garden. They are zero-waste and made of certified wood. Five pencils come in one pack. They are engraved with quotes to make them look nice, and to make them lovely to gift, too.
17. Sustainable Home book by Christine Liu
If you know that your Dad is keen to be more earth-conscious in 2022, then inspire him to make positive life changes with this handy and pretty practical book. While the sustainability of printed books is debatable, the fact that this book is about living more sustainably in other ways compensates, in our opinion. Practical and helpful, this book is full of handy everyday tips for reducing your carbon footprint, eating more sustainably, and going plastic-free.
18. GreenPan Venice Pro Extra Ceramic Non-Stick Frying Pan
Any Dad who loves to cook will appreciate this pan! This PFAS-free pan doesn’t contain any harmful toxic chemicals, it's made using natural materials such as sand, plus the non-stick is enhanced with diamonds for extra durability and scratch resistance. One of the best non-stick frying pans, it comes in a range of sizes whether you cook for two or six. It has stainless steel handles for easy use and it's oven-safe up to 260ºC.
19. Seep Mega Bundle
Gift this hamper to anyone who loves to clean to get them on the path to sustainability. This climate-positive bundle comes with everything from a bamboo washing up brush to sponges, cloths, scours and even rubber gloves included. All products are made with renewable materials or they are biodegradable, and they are cruelty-free. The packaging is FSC-recyclable and all of the items come neatly packed inside an organic cotton shopper bag that they can reuse.
20. LoveRusticGB Indoor Herb Garden in Rustic Jars
A Dad who loves using fresh herbs in cooking will appreciate this well-thought-through indoor herb garden kit. Herbs are easy to grow, and with everything you need included in this kit, it's suitable even for complete beginners. The seller has made a commendable effort to eliminate all plastic packaging (even bubble wrap), and the jars are reusable as storage (or another herb garden next year). The seeds are UK-sourced, which is both sustainable and produces better results when growing.
21. Click & Grow The Smart Garden 3
For a Dad who enjoys growing their own produce, this smart system allows herbs to grow to their best, year-round, and inside. Perfectly calibrated automated watering, light and nutrients encourage your greenery to grow, plus the produce will be pesticide-free and organic. You can link it with an app on your phone for a deeper insight into your plants. It's just like having your own garden but indoors and away from the cold. It works similar to a capsule coffee machine but with biodegradable plant pods – three basil pods come included with this device.
22. Whiskey Stones & World’s First Eco-Crystal Glass Gift Set
This is the perfect gift for any whiskey drinking eco-lover since it is the first eco-crystal glass produced sustainably – and it comes in a gift set. It arrives inside an elegant gold box and includes six solid granite stones, plus a stand for your rocks to live inside when they're not in use. The brand behind this gift set produce crystal glass inside an emission-free facility that uses renewable energy. Plus, these glasses are 100 per cent recyclable.
23. Novello Dad's Reusable Cup And Personalised Coffee Gift
Help your Dad reduce his single-use plastic waste with this eco-friendly gift. It includes a reusable coffee cup that's made of natural fibres and is eco-friendly by nature – having one of these reduces the need for a coffee cup when visiting your closest Pret or Starbucks. You can personalise this cup with his name or initials, and it comes in four colours. Also included comes a personalised bag of delicious, freshly roasted and ground coffee.
24. Pact Coffee subscription
This is a great gift idea for a Dad who relies on coffee to function. They will love not having to remember to get coffee, having it delivered to their door at the frequency they choose. While Pact Coffee isn't certified organic, we like their philosophy: pay coffee growers more so that they have the time and resources to produce higher-quality coffee. Unlike mainstream brands, Pact invests in speciality coffee, which is produced under better conditions both for the environment and the worker.
Check out our best coffee machines guide for tried and tested suggestions.
25. Ocean Bottle
Anyone can enjoy this eco-friendly gift! We all need to drink water, end the end of the day. This is handy for use whilst at home, in the office or even to take on a walk. This bottle should reduce the amount of single-waste plastic your giftee uses. It's made from recycled materials, too. This bottle is 500ml in size and it's dishwasher safe. You can choose from six colours, too. With a double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel and recycled content. It can keep drinks hot or cold.
26. OTTY Supima Cotton Duvet Cover & Pillow Case Set
Undoubtedly one of the best bedding sets you can buy, it's made of Supima cotton, which is one of the least environmentally impactful forms of cotton. Plus, it's very high-quality meaning that this bedding set should last you for years and years of use. It's super breathable and it boasts a 400 thread count. When we say that this is soft, we truly mean it (we've slept on it and can confirm it's the epitome of luxury). It even comes with a one-year guarantee.
27. Calathea 'Eternal Flame' Plant
Give Dam the gift of a new plant this Father's Day, and he will (hopefully) treasure it and tend to it for years to come. This unique potted plant from Bloombox Club can be delivered straight to his door, ready for him to bestow in the perfect spot. It originates from Brazil and is one of the few Calatheas known for its flowers. These flowers bloom every 2 to 3 months and they differ in colours from orange to yellow. What's more eco-friendly than a plant?
Now for the eco-friendly wrapping...
There's no point in investing in an eco-friendly gift for someone if you're just going to wrap it in plastic. So, with this in mind, you'll want to buy some eco-friendly wrapping utensils, too.
First of all, you can shop a huge range of eco-friendly wrapping paper at Amazon (opens in new tab). Otherwise, kraft paper is a sustainable option that's recyclable and makes for pretty present wrapping. You can also buy recyclable tape from Amazon (opens in new tab), to avoid ones with plastic in them
If you'd rather not wrap your presents in single-use paper and tape, then why not head to your local thrift store and pick up a secondhand scarf? Pop your gift inside the scarf, tie it up as you please and you've got yourself a reusable wrap!