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 his ideal Saturday would be spent in his backyard, perhaps he loves cooking? Either way, we've got 21 top suggestions for sustainable gifts 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 browsing the best eco-friendly cleaning products.
21 eco-friendly gifts for Father's Day 2022
Eco-friendly gifts for a Dad who loves to be comfortable
1. Conscious Step socks that stop violence against women
A 2-in-1 gift that's good for the planet in more ways than one, these super comfortable organic socks are made from 23 percent recycled materials plus they are fairtrade. Every pair of socks bought from Conscious Step plants 10 trees, so this gift will plant 30 trees whilst keeping Dad's feet warm. Plus, they're made with extra terry padding for supreme comfort.
2. Mahabis curve mule
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 colors and designs depending on Dad's taste. The Mule style can easily slip on and off his feet.
3. Project Full Organic Cotton Meditation Support Cushion
Made from recycled organic cotton and hemp fabric, this support cushion is great for Dad if he likes to meditate. Otherwise, it's ideal for using as a laptop pillow when he's browsing and watching the TV with his feet up. It's filled with organic buckwheat hulls and has a paper leather handle for easy carrying or for hanging for storage. Select from two colors.
Eco-friendly gifts for a Dad who loves tech
4. Blueair Classic 480i Air Purifier
Tried and tested by our Tech Editor, we rated the Blueair Classic 480i 4.5 stars. 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's designed to be connected to a smartphone, whilst it's quiet when in use so as not to wake anyone up, it has 10 different speed settings and it's quite easy to set up and get the hang of using.
See our best air purifiers guide for more top picks.
5. Grouphug Window Solar Charger
Buy this eco-friendly gift for Dad this Father's Day, and he'll be able to charge his smartphone via the sun. This 10W solar panel requires 10 hours of sun to charge a smartphone until at 100%, and it can store energy so you can use it day or night, too. It has a built-in USB port for his wire to plug into, and it arrives in fully plastic-free packaging, too. He can hang it to his window using the suction cup that comes included. Brilliant!
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6. 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.
7. House of Marley Rebel Earbuds
The House of Marley Rebel Earbuds are sustainably made using bamboo and recycled plastics. They are even wireless with eight hours of battery life, and these headphones are sweat-proof and water-resistant meaning that they are great for using whilst working out. They boast noise-canceling technology to reduce background noises whether you are in a busy office or on a plane or train. Plus, they come with a sustainable case for storing and charging. Choose from black or white.
8. 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 colors and for a range of smart watches, Dad will love this eco-friendly gift. He can even get matching cases for his AirPods, iPhone, iPad, too...
9. 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.
Eco-friendly gifts for a Dad who loves to garden
10. Goodee The Gardening Edit
A Father's Day gift for a Dad who loves to garden, this set comprises 3 natural yet durable tools, plus an organically made apron. He'll open a cultivator, a spade, a square hoe, and a pair of shears, all of which will be tucked inside a recyclable box. Whether he's out in his yard daily or he prefers to garden once every so often, this kit will prove to be a helping hand.
11. Uncommon Goods Gardener's Harvest Basket
If your Dad is currently growing his own produce in the backyard, then gift him this handy harvest basket to help him forage her growings. Made from wire mesh and pine wood with a sturdy handle, he can place all of her fruit and veg in this basked and then give it a hose down. It can comfortably hold 20lbs of produce, whilst it's also great for foraging firewood. Oh, and it's handmade in Maine.
12. Click & Grow The Smart Garden 3
For apartment dwellers or anyone who enjoys growing their own produce, this smart system grows herbs and flowers, year-round, and indoors. Perfectly calibrated automated watering, light, and nutrients encourage your greenery to grow, plus the produce will be pesticide-free and organic. Link it with an app on your phone for a deeper insight into your plants, plus it comes in different colors to fit in with Dad's home decor. It works similar to a pod coffee maker but with biodegradable plant pods – three basil pods come included.
Eco-friendly gifts for a Dad who loves to travel
13. Everlane The ReNew Transit Backpack
Available in three cool colors, this backpack is the ultimate buy for Dad, when it comes to going on city breaks or lugging his laptop to the office. Made from 100 percent recycled polyester with a water-resistant finish, it's complete with plenty of pockets and compartments to suit his needs. From a 15" exterior laptop pocket to zip pockets for passports and tickets, it even has interior slip pockets for documents or notepads, plus two water bottle holders. It closes via a handy magnetic closure, and it has a pass-through strap so that he can attach it to rolling luggage. Stylish and eco-conscious...
14. Ally Recycled Material Laptop Case 13 in
If Dad needs a laptop case, for storing his personal or work laptop or even for carrying it around with him, then don't hesitate to buy him this one from Earth Hero. Crafted from recyclable materials, with an exterior pouch for holding chargers or wires, it can fit laptops 13" or smaller. It comes in three colorways from grey to black, and olive green. It also comes in a 15" size, and it's on sale right now.
15. Paravel Aviator Carry-On
Buy Dad a new carry-on for Father's Day, to accompany him on staycations or work trips. This carbon-neutral suitcase is sustainably made with a recycled polycarbonate shell, recycled zippers, and a lining made from 15 recycled plastic bottles. Moreover, it's crafted with a recycled vegan leather trim, and a telescopic handle made from recycled, aircraft-grade aluminum. Smooth to glide across the floor thanks to its 360 rotation wheels, Paravel offset all of the emissions that come from the carry-on's creation, which includes 32.4 gallons of water, 4.9lbs of emissions, and 80.2kWh of energy.
Eco-fridendly gifts for Dad's kitchen
16. SodaStream Fizzi
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 a countertop 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.
17. etuhome Reclaimed Wood iPad & Cookbook Holder in White
A kitchen staple in our eyes, this durable cookbook holder also doubles to hold an iPad or tablet, to keep you entertained whilst you cook up a storm in the kitchen. Crafted from reclaimed wood to make it eco-friendly, the board is coated in a 100 percent plant-based, food-safe wax finish. It will also arrive in completely recyclable packaging.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. JM-Capricorns 4 Pack Portable Reusable Grocery Bags
This handy eco-friendly gift is perfect for Dad if he's the person in the household who often does the grocery shopping. They come in a pack of four and range in colors and they are perfect for holding loose fruit and veg. Made from pure cotton, they are super strong and they're a great alternative to plastic or paper single-use bags. They're also easy to store underneath your sink.
21. Brabantia Regrow Kit
This handy tool makes getting the most out of your vegetables and fruits an easy task. Re-grow anything from baby gem lettuce to avocados, garlic, and even scallions, all inside your kitchen from your window ledge. It's handy for apartment owners or those with just a patio. 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.
Where to shop for eco-friendly gifts?
Here are just a few of our favorite places to shop online for eco-friendly gifts. We've included all of these retailers in our guide above but you can click through to shop more of what they each have to offer.
- Earth Hero (opens in new tab) - shop eco-friendly gift ideas for everyone
- Goldune (opens in new tab) - a sustainable marketplace for household essentials, decor, and outdoor goods
- Goodee (opens in new tab) - an eco-friendly marketplace for everything from furniture to decor
- NA-KD (opens in new tab) - shop sustainable clothing plus pre-loved garments
- Our Place (opens in new tab) - cookware and dinnerware made from recyclable materials
- Paravel (opens in new tab) - carbon-neutral luggage that's super stylish
- Public Goods (opens in new tab) - personal care and household essential eco gifts
- The Bouqs (opens in new tab) - sustainable flower delivery company that works to minimize waste, recycle water and protect worker's well-being
- Uncommon Goods (opens in new tab) - a gifting marketplace that encourages makers to use eco-friendly materials
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 some recyclable tape from Amazon (opens in new tab), to avoid ones with plastic inside 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!