June 12, 2013
Shopping for dad can be tough. Shopping with an eco-friendly mindset may seem even harder. But it doesn’t have to be. After all, what does dad love more than something “practical” and “functional?” Something he can maybe make himself? And, if we sneak “healthy” and “organic” in there too, then all the better for him. Here are a few of our ideas for Father’s Day and beyond!
Socks and underwear are a classic Father’s Day gift, no matter how boring they may seem. Every dad needs them, and a list wouldn’t be complete without them! This year, PACT offers a wide selection made from sustainable materials like organic cotton, in a variety of eye-catching patterns and colors, all made in a factory powered by 100 percent wind power! Affordable, eco-friendly and practical, all in one.
PACKiT lunch bags
Complete with built-in insulating Eco-Gel liner and a promise of keeping your food refrigerator cold for up to 10 hours, the PACKiT lunch bag saves space and resources. Just fold, freeze and go! Perfect for sporting activities, travel, medical uses and the outdoors, the bag is also PVC, BPA, phthalates and lead-free. Your dad will have no more excuses against taking fresh, healthy food with him to work.
Hemp laptop bag
For the stylish, high-tech dad, a convenient, earth-friendly hemp laptop case! Manufactured according to strict ethical businesses practices using sustainably grown organic hemp and cotton, Sativa Bags’ case comes with a detachable strap, padding to protect your dad’s laptop and enough pockets to keep his paper organized for a change.
SIGG outdoor cutlery set
Whether your dad breaks out the grill the very first sunny day of summer or just likes to enjoy a good picnic basket, chances are he leaves behind a trail of disposable plastic cutlery. The SIGG stainless steel cutlery set includes a knife, a fork, a spoon and a bottle opener. Once folded, it looks remarkably like every man’s best friend, the trusted Swiss army knife. It comes in a handy carrying case with a convenient belt loop and is ideal for work, outings and camping. Practical, portable and the end of those flimsy white plastic forks and knives that never quite pierce a steak the way your dad wants them to!
Seven Beer Cooperative easy-brew organic beer kits
Perhaps the dad in question is a beer aficionado. If so, why waste money and eco-friendly points on store bought product, when we all know that there is nothing better than homemade? Whether your dad is a beginner or a master of the art, Seven Beer Cooperative has a variety of easy-brew organic beer kits to choose from! Easy to follow instructions, the reasonable prices and the organic ingredients make for better beer, better health and a better world! Not to mention a happy dad.
Klean Kanteen stainless steel water bottle
For the dad on the go! After a while, plastic can leave a funny taste in most beverages. Polycarbonate and lined-aluminum reusable bottles aren’t much better. Klean Kanteen was developed in 2002 as a healthy alternative, free of BPA, phthalates, lead and other toxins from the get go. Today, you can choose your dad the shape, size and color that suit him best. With openings large enough to stick as many ice cubes as you want and electropolished interiors that will not retain or impart flavors, now your dad can stay comfortably hydrated wherever he may go!
Wishing you and your dad a great day from all of us at Eco News Network.
Photo Credits: PACT Clothing, PACKiT, Sativa Bags, SIGG, Seven Beer Cooperative, Klean Kanteen