Father’s Day Ethical Gift Guide

Editor's Picks v May 31, 2015


Father’s Day is on its way and what better a time to consciously shop something special for the man you call ‘dad’. Whether he was coach to your football team, made your lunch for school, taught you how to play guitar, or took you on road trips, here are some ethically made gifts for dads of all kinds:


Judi Powers Jewelry – Cuff Links


Ever hear dad say “Where’d I put those cufflinks”?  Make sure he’s got a pair for that special occasion and make sure they are made from recycled, ethically sourced metals. We like the range of sterling silver styles from Judi Powers Jewelry— plus they’re handmade in Brooklyn! From classic antiqued circles to quirky animal shapes, you’ll find something suitable for your dad’s style.


Mistura Canada – Wooden Watches


Where does the time go? Help dad minimize his carbon footprint, while being master time keeper, with a unique timepiece made from recycled and natural materials by Mistura Canada. Does he love nature? The watch’s design is inspired by the original beauty of South American rain forests.



Bottles & Wood – Jack Daniels Table Lamp


This table lamp makes for the perfect addition to dad’s “man cave”. Recognizably repurposed from a Jack Daniels bottle, the lamp stands on a wooden base made from barrel staves from a reused wine barrel. San Diego-based Bottles & Wood sources their materials from local restaurants and bars– upcycling empty liquor and wine bottles that would otherwise be discarded.


Splinter’s Custom Woodworking – Reclaimed Motorcycle Key Rackwrzkjqrgjnas4v7arxrm

Dad got a bike or two? For the motorcycle enthusiast, gift him his own recycled oak rack to keep those precious keys. Each rack is one of a kind and handmade in Cape Coral, Florida.

Two Birds Apparel – Tofino Trouser

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Everyone needs a pair of reliable, comfy trousers. These 100% certified organic cotton french terry lounge pants are made sweatshop-free in Vancouver, BC. They are fully equipped with drawstrings, pockets and a button (made from a coconut) for the perfect fit.


Big T Woodworks – Beard Fine Tooth Comb


This fine toothed comb is handmade in the USA from a natural blend of paduak and curly maple. Unlike plastic combs, the natural wood allows for effective dispersing of oils throughout hair — from roots to ends — and it’s static free! The comb’s compact size is perfect for facial hair, short head hair and is great for travel.


Original Organic – Beard Oil


If you are getting the comb, why not beard oil too? For the dad who takes pride in his beard, he’ll love this aromatic beard oil made with the grounding essences of patchouli, bergamot and lavender. 100% natural and handmade with love.


Platinum Dirt – Custom VIN Jacket


This one’s for the dad who loves cars. You’ve never seen leather jackets as cool as these! Each one is uniquely handmade in Oakland from the leather interiors of luxury cars. From Cadillac to Mercedes-Benz, every jacket features its very own VIN tag from the original model.



Phoebe Gillan

Phoebe is from San Francisco, California and has lived in Manhattan for a year. She is studying Strategic Design & Management at Parsons School of Design, in her second year of their Bachelor of Business Administration program. When she’s not working on EcoHabitude’s blog or social media platforms, she loves to explore New York City rooftops, upcycle her clothes and learn new languages.

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