Eco friendly gifts for men
Do you always struggle to know what to buy for the special man in your life? It's a problem I encounter at every special occasion from knowing what to buy for my brother's birthday, choosing the perfect Christmas gifts for friends and of course knowing what on earth to get for the for Dad's on father's day.
You're probably reading this particular article as you're looking for a gift which is not only perfect the recipient but is also eco friendly. Well you're in luck as we've rounded up the best sustainable gift ideas for magnificent men in your life.
Eco friendly gifts for men that don't cost the earth, literally.
Shower Blocks are the perfect shower accessory if you want to ditch the plastic but keep that great shower gel feeling. Soap re-imagined for your daily shower with our nourishing oil blend. Guaranteed to leave you feeling and smelling great. Choose their favourite scent or go fragrance free. Every bar sold gives a shower to someone in need through their charity intuitive to help hygiene in poverty. Shower Blocks are hand made in the UK.
An upcycling project
If the man in your life is into DIY and upcycling, why not find him a cool new project? Head to your local selling sites and you'll often find great furniture that someone just doesn't have a use for anymore. Add some chalk paint, (which again can often be found for free) some sandpaper and other useful tools to create a full upcycling project kit.
One of the best plastic free swaps you can make is a safety razor. It will save money too because replacing the blades is so affordable. It gives one of the smoothest shaves ever. Our stainless steel safety razor from Zero Waste Club comes with a pack of 10 razor blades, a blade should last about 6 shaves so this pack will keep you covered for months.
Plants and seeds
Perfect for green fingered man in your life and super affordable. Planting bee friendly and oxygenating plants is great for the environment and is the ideal gift that lasts for years and years. If house plants are more their thing these are a great eco gift too. You could always consider buying reduced plants that need a little extra care to bring them back to life, there's a great satisfaction to rescuing a plant otherwise destined for the bin.
Our sleek wireless magnetic chargers are made from plastic waste!
Fast-charging (twice as fast as regular lightning cable charging), compatible with all wireless-charging enabled devices (including Apple and Android).
Handmade in Brighton from recycled plastic packaging waste, that is deemed non-recyclable by councils in the UK
Take a hike.
There's so much beautiful countryside to see and the quality time spent together will mean more than most gifts. Choose the route best suited to your capabilities and interests and at a length that suits you best. There's tonnes of walks listed over at Walking Britain and most routes have country pub or 2 along the way, just saying.
Got a coffee connoisseur on your hands? Treat them to a reusable coffee filter with a super fine mesh stainless steel filter that’s perfect for using with coffee pots, cups and bottles. The wide mouth and handle are perfect for resting in teapots, mugs, cups, or glass bottles while the fine mesh filters even the smallest coffee grounds, giving you mess-free coffee. They're easy to clean, dishwasher safe, and won’t rust.
If you're the arty type or great at creating something make them a bespoke piece just for them. They'll love the fact you've made a real effort and treasure they're very own commission from you.
Check out our guide on alternative gift wrapping ideas too.