Looking for ethical and eco-friendly Father’s Day gift ideas? Don’t worry – I’ve got you sorted, with green ideas your dad will love.
Father’s Day is just around the corner – in 2024 it falls on Sunday 16th June.
If you are looking to spoil your dad the sustainable way this year, then be inspired with this roundup of ethical and eco-friendly Father’s Day gift ideas. With ideas starting from £9.99, there’s something for almost every budget.
Eco-Friendly & Ethical Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Check out my top eco-friendly and ethical Father’s Day ideas for 2024:
- Organic cotton socks
- Ethical chocolates
- Eco-friendly whisky
- Sustainable phone case
- Compostable coffee pods
Peper Harow Organic Cotton Socks
Add a touch of eco-luxury to your dad’s sock drawer this Father’s Day with this gift box of British-made organic socks, from ethical socks brand Peper Harow.
The elegant gift box (£48 / £38.40 with discount) contains three pairs of beautifully presented organic cotton socks. Super soft, and in stylish and sophisticated patterns, he’ll want to wear these socks every day.
And it’s not just about looks. Each pair of Peper Harow socks is made without a toe seam – that annoying thick seam at the end of the socks that can rub on your toes. This gives you the most comfortable fit, regardless of the type of shoe you are wearing or the activity you are taking part in. We say they are the most luxurious socks around.
Peper Harow offers free UK shipping on all orders. Plus you can get 20% off your first order when you sign up for the Peper Harow mailing list.
Chococo Ethical Chocolates
Does your dad have a sweet tooth? Chococo is our top choice for eco-friendly and ethical chocolate gifts this Father’s Day, with boxes from £13.
This Dorset chocolatier works with a variety of fine-origin Raisetrade chocolates. Raisetrade chocolates are ones that are produced in their country of origin – from tree to chocolate. This adds more value to the local economy than exporting dried beans.
With tasty vegan options – as well as milk and dark chocolate options – and 100% plastic-free packaging that is either recyclable or compostable, Chococo ticks a lot of ethical boxes.
Chococo also donates to charity – with a selection of chocolate charity gifts that not only taste good but do good too. This allows you to support environmental causes around the world with your purchase.
Charity options include supporting Orangutan SOS, a reforestation project that works to help save orangutans in Sumatra. Other chocolates support Project Seagrass, a UK rewilding charity that replants seagrass in our waters to reduce carbon emissions.
Join the Chococo mailing list and get £5 off your first order over £25.
Oxford Rye whisky (£55 for 70 cl) from the Oxford Artisan Distillery – available at Master of Malt – is a great eco-friendly gift this Father’s Day if your dad likes a glass of whisky now and again.
What makes this whisky sustainable is that The Oxford Artisan Distillery is a huge advocate of responsible farming.
The rye used in this batch was a combination of heritage grains planted to aid biodiversity in the Oxford countryside. These heritage grains are grown sustainably, without the use of pesticides, chemical fertilisers and even manuring. There is low to no crop rotation and the crop is undersown with clover. All of this contributes to an abundance of wildflowers, insects and birds across its fields.
As such, each bottle helps to regenerate the land and supports biodiversity with every bottle.
Did we mention it tastes good? Enjoyed straight, with a little ice or water, or with some ginger beer, it’s one that we keep coming back to (to sip sustainably!).
Wave Sustainable Phone Case
Whether your dad has an iPhone, a Samsung or a Google phone, Wave Case (£25) is here to help protect your dad’s phone sustainably.
Made from wheat straw, rather than fossil-fuel-based plastic, these clever cases are carefully designed to protect your phone from drops and scratches as well as a traditional plastic case. In fact, Wave says its cases are military-grade drop-tested. That’s 26 continuous drops onto a hard surface.
As well as eschewing plastic in its phone cases, as you would expect, Wave also posts its cases in 100% recycled and recyclable packaging.
Wave is also a member of 1% For The Planet – an international organisation whose members contribute at least one per cent of their annual revenue to environmental causes. This means your case does good, whilst protecting your phone.
All in all, it’s our top eco-friendly choice for tech-loving dads this Father’s Day.
Compostable Coffee Pods
If your dad has a Nespresso coffee machine, then this Father’s Day why not help him green his coffee-drinking habits? Grind (from £9.99) cleverly offers home compostable coffee pods, which are Nespresso compatible.
The pods are ingeniously made from plants. This makes them plastic-free, organic and biodegradable whilst retaining the freshness and shelf life of your coffee. When they’re done, pop them in your compost bin – Grind says the pods compost faster than grass cuttings or a banana peel!
Grind hasn’t stopped there. It’s set up its own charitable foundation – the Better Coffee Foundation. This was set up by Grind to begin reversing some of the damage caused by the wider coffee industry. Through the foundation, Grind is committed to removing two coffee pods’ worth of plastic from the ocean for every Grind pod sold.
Grind also helps to prevent plastic pollution before it reaches the ocean through its partnership with CleanHub. Here, CleanHub supports communities in Kerala, South West India, to recover plastic waste through education, recycling incentives, ocean beach cleanups and improved recycling infrastructure.
Did we mention the coffee tastes good? Grind sources its beans directly from smallholders around the world, and supports them to grow their farms and invest in their communities.
I hope you’ve been able to find something special for your dad. If none of these eco-friendly Father’s Day gift ideas has inspired you, then try my big eco-friendly gift guide, packed full of eco-friendly, plastic-free, and zero-waste gift ideas. Do also try my guide to secondhand gift ideas, to prove that secondhand is never second best.
And for next Mother’s Day, don’t forget to check out my guide to eco-friendly Mother’s Day gifts!