Eco-Friendly Gifts For Men: Best UK Sustainable Ideas

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Are you looking for eco-friendly gift ideas for men? I’ve got heaps of great sustainable ideas for you, to help make gift-giving a breeze.

Whether you’re shopping for your boyfriend, husband, dad or friend, I’ve been scouring all of my favourite ethical shops on the internet and found the best eco-friendly gift ideas for everyone on your list, all under £50.

I’ve opted for affordable environmentally and socially sustainable gifts from brands I trust. This means that the brands featured prioritise both people and the planet. But crucially, as well as doing good, these gifts are seriously useful. So you can be sure he will love any item on this list.

My Top Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas For Men

A sustainably wrapped gift with a blue text box that reads guide to the best eco-friendly and sustainable gifts for men.

Let’s get cracking, with my top eco-friendly gift ideas for men this Christmas, broken down into categories:

Ethical Clothing & Accessories

If you’re looking to gift eco-friendly clothing or accessories this year, try my top picks for men:

Recycled Cotton Sweatshirt

Man wearing a yellow Rapanui recycled cotton sweatshirt - one of the eco-friendly gifts for men featured.

Ethical clothing brand Rapanui makes its supersoft sweatshirts (£45) right here in the UK from recycled organic cotton.

Every product Rapanui makes is designed to be sent back when it is worn out. Rapanui then makes new products from your clothes, in its renewable energy-powered factory.

When the jumper wears out, you can send it back and the process begins again.

Get 10% off your first purchase when you sign up for the Rapanui mailing list.

Sustainable Boxer Shorts

black sustainable boxer shorts for men

If you are looking to gift sustainable boxer shorts to the man in your life, then try Boody (from £13.95).

Available in sizes S – 4XL, these superbly comfortable boxers are made from sustainably managed (FSC-certified) and organically grown bamboo.

Boody also only works with top-rated factories that meet the highest standards of labour and environmental practices, to ensure your pants have minimal impact on the planet.

Get 15% off your first purchase when you sign up for the Boody mailing list.

Check out my guide to eco-friendly men’s underwear for more top recommendations.

Ethical Socks

Gift pack of men's eco-friendly socks

I love gifting socks – it’s such a practical gift that never goes wrong.

For ethical socks, head to BAM (from £6). This certified B-Corp is on a mission to reduce its carbon footprint and impact on the planet to the absolute minimum by 2030.

Durability is key. BAM reinforces the toe and heel areas so that these socks last as long as possible. It also brings extra cushioning to these key areas.

Most BAM socks are vegan-friendly, but some are blended with mulesing-free merino wool. Do check the description if looking for vegan socks.

Sign up for the BAM mailing list and get 10% off your first order.

For more recommendations, check out my handy guide to eco-friendly socks.

Recycled Slippers

Recycled slippers from Mercredy

Sustainably upgrade his slippers, with these cosy recycled Mercredy slippers (£39.95 from Ethical Superstore).

Ethically made in Spain from recycled plastic bottles and natural rubber, these vegan-friendly slippers are sure to keep his feet warm all winter and beyond.

Find more sustainable slippers recommendations this way.

Eco-Friendly Pyjamas

Person wearing red checked organic cotton flannel pyjama bottoms.

For sustainable sleepwear, Rapanui’s flannel pyjama bottoms (£45) are my top eco-friendly gift choice for men.

These soft and cosy bottoms are made in the UK from the softest organic cotton. Not only that, but Rapanui makes them in its renewable energy-powered factory for the smallest impact on the environment possible.

Get 10% off your first purchase when you sign up for the Rapanui mailing list.

Sustainable Food & Drink Gift Ideas

For sustainable and eco-friendly food and drink gift ideas for men, I’ve got a whole host of choice. From fairtrade booze to vegan chocolates, there’s something for every taste.

Fairtrade Gin

bottle of fairtrade gin next to a cocktail

FAIR is the world’s first Fairtrade-certified spirits brand.

Its FAIR Gin (£31 at Social Supermarket) is made using the finest Fairtrade ingredients, whilst ensuring that all the people involved in creating the gin – from field to distillation and bottling are treated equally.

The end result is a seriously tasty gin – with hints of vanilla and cinnamon – that is sure to be enjoyed by any gin connoisseur.

Tasty Vegan Chocolate

box of plastic-free and vegan chocolates from Chococo.

Looking to gift some tasty chocolates? These seriously delicious plastic-free and vegan-friendly chocolates from Chococo (£26 for a large box, but smaller sizes and treats available from £7) are sure to be a hit.

Featuring 25 handcrafted vegan chocolates, in a variety of flavours – from fruity numbers, festive flavours, silky caramels and decadent truffles – you’ll all be fighting over who gets the last one!

Beer That Gives Back

Three cans of Brewgooder beer

For vegan-friendly beer that gives back, look no further than Brewgooder (from £22 at Social Supermarket for a mixed pack of 12).

Profits from the sale of each can go into clean water projects in places where access to safe drinking water isn’t a given. So far, Brewgooder has reached 15 countries and provided 200M+ litres of clean water, which has improved the lives of 170,000 people.

My partner, a craft beer connoisseur, absolutely loves the Brewgooder range of beers. In fact, it’s one of his top recommendations for serious tasty beer with a conscience.

Eco-Friendly Health & Beauty Gifts

For men into sustainable skin, I’ve got some fantastic eco-friendly gift ideas he’ll love:

Palm Oil-Free Skincare Set

Bloomtown vegan and eco-friendly gift set for men.

For vegan-friendly and palm oil-free skincare for men, head straight to Bloomtown. This gift set (£40.37) is jam-packed with sustainable and plastic-free treats.

Featuring organic hand and body wash, a natural deodorant bar in a tin, soothing lip balm, hand sanitiser, and a nourishing soap bar, it’s a great starter kit for those looking to dip their toes into the world of sustainable men’s beauty.

Plastic-Free Shampoo Bar

SBTRCT plastic-free moisturiser

This fragrance-free solid moisturising balm from SBTRCT (£28) is a great gift idea for men looking to green their grooming regime.

Plastic-free with compostable packaging, palm oil-free, cruelty-free and vegan, this bar is a treat for your skin, whilst being kind to the planet.

Other Top Eco-Friendly Gift Ideas For Him

While these sustainable gifts for him don’t fit as neatly into categories as the above suggestions, it doesn’t mean they are any less desirable. From fun recycled cardboard jigsaw puzzles to recycled water bottles that tackle plastic pollution, here are the gifts to know:

Water Bottle That Tackles Plastic Pollution

Orange reusable water bottle - an eco-friendly gift idea for him.

For sustainable hydration on the go – whether that’s water, coffee or tea – then Ocean Bottle (from £35) is one of my top choices.

It keeps your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot, and can go right into the dishwasher for easy cleaning.

Made from double-wall vacuum-insulated stainless steel and recycled materials, it’s guaranteed for 10 years. Plus, for every bottle sold, Ocean Bottle commits to the collection of the equivalent of 1000 plastic bottles.

Sustainable Jigsaw Puzzle

recycled cardboard jigsaw

This 1000-piece ‘Re-Jiggulous’ jigsaw puzzle (£30 from Rapanui) is a sustainable puzzler’s dream.

Sustainably designed from recycled cardboard and printed with a marine-inspired doodle, it’s made to challenge even the most hard-core of puzzling pros.

Get 10% off your first purchase when you sign up for the Rapanui mailing list.

I am always on the lookout for more eco-friendly and sustainable gift ideas for men, so I update this post frequently. Do check back soon for more of my top recommendations.

Do also check out my guide to sustainable gift ideas, for heaps more sustainable gifts for men, women, kids and teens.

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