Life & Style, Special Occasions

Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Looking for an eco-friendly father’s day gift guide? I’ve got you sorted!

Father’s Day falls on Sunday 20th June in 2021 – so don’t panic, there’s still plenty of time to go before then!  

If you’re anything like me you’ll find it hard shopping for the dad or father-figure in your life, especially if you want to shop with eco intentions.  To help you out here’s an eco-friendly Father’s Day gift guide that is sure to cater to any taste.

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Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Gift Guide

Ethical Drinks For Dads

father's day gift guide

Trash & Treasure Rum* (£32). This is a unique British zero-waste rum made with botanicals, weeds, discarded orange peels, and surplus over-ripes. Hence a tasty treasure from trash.

Small Beer Case of Mixed Beer* (£25). Perhaps your dad is more of a beer man?  Then this mixed case of beer from Bermondsey-based Small Beer is a great choice. Small Beer treads lightly on the environment, with their ground-breaking water-saving techniques. You can read more about Small Beer here.

And if your dad is more of a wine man, then do check out my guide to ethical wine.

Eco-Friendly Garden Gift Ideas

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Garden Tools* (from £26.95). These copper tools are naturally rust-resistant and are a thoughtful eco-friendly gift idea for any dad that likes pottering in the garden.

Grow Your Own Mushroom Kit* (£18.95). Celebrate the fun-guy (see what I did there!) in your life, with this grow your own mushroom kit. Bouquets of edible oyster mushrooms are waiting to burst out of this box – just add water to watch them grow. What’s more, the mushrooms are grown on upcycled coffee grounds for extra eco points.

Eco Gifts for Hip Dads

ethical and eco-friendly father's day gift guide

Cork iPad Sleeve* (£28) from Etsy. Is your dad a gadget man?  A cork iPad sleeve is the ultimate in sustainability.  Cork is a really sustainable material, but now cork forests are being threatened because of screw-top bottles, so perpetuating a market for cork helps protect the forests.

Ethletic Trainers* (£44). If you’ve got a slightly bigger budget and a hip dad then I’d recommend trainers from Ethletic. Ethletic shoes are ethically made, with organic and Fairtrade certified cotton, the rubber soles are FSC certified and sourced responsibly, and the rubber is fairly traded too.

Eco-Friendly Kitchen Gifts for Father’s Day

ethical father's day gift guide

Salt Pig by Libby Ballard Ceramics* (£32). Each piece is hand-thrown on Libby’s potter’s wheel in her home studio in Wiltshire. What’s more, the spoons are made by local Bristol maker; Will Priestly Woodcraft. Each spoon is carved by hand. And All the wood Will uses in his work is from local conservation projects. By foraging his own wood Will knows that the trees have been felled ethically and sustainably.

The Green Roasting Tin Cookbook* (£16.99) is one of my favourite vegetarian and vegan cookbooks. With over 70 recipes, it shows you how to make delicious one-pan no-fuss meals. I’m hooked!

I hope you’ve been able to find what you are looking for in this eco-friendly Father’s Day gift guide!  If not, do check out my ethical, zero-waste, and plastic-free gift guide.

Babies, Families, Health & Beauty, Life & Style

Weleda Calendula Baby Range Review

weleda calendula baby
weleda calendula baby

Have you tried Weleda Calendula baby range?

Bath-time is not a fun time in our house.  Between that oh-so terrible hair wash and that nasty face wash, bath-time really is the worst part of the day for my daughter.  I sincerely doubt there is any product out there that would make bath-time more harmonious.  However, by choosing the right products I can at least ensure I’m not putting any harsh chemicals in her bath or in her hair.  This makes bath-time a happier time for me and for my daughter’s delicate skin.

Weleda Calendula Baby Range Review

Weleda, who I’m already a fan of (see my Skin Food review), recently sent me some of their Calendula Shampoo and Body Wash from their baby range to try out.  This combines soothing calendula with nourishing almond oil.

weleda calendula shampoo

First Impressions

First things first, I was delighted to see that the Weleda Calendula range doesn’t contain any palm oil. This is worth about 100 gold stars in my opinion.  It’s also 100% natural. It’s free of synthetic preservatives, fragrances, and colourants. What’s more, its raw materials haven’t been derived from mineral oils.   It’s also packed full of organic ingredients and vegan-friendly. All good things.

I’ve been using the Weleda Calendula products now for a couple of weeks in my daughter’s bath, and they’re such a lovely bathtime treats.  Yes, we still get the tears and the tantrums. However, her hair is soft and shiny, and her skin is soft, with no irritation or dryness.  The scent is delicate and fresh, not harsh or overpowering; and the formulation is gentle on her eyes.  These things, coupled with the fact that it’s palm oil-free, mean I can’t think of anything I’d rather use in her bath.  I’ve also been known to use some of the Weleda Calendula products in the shower for me – my skin and hair are beautifully soft!

At £6.95 for 200ml, it’s not the cheapest bath-time product.  However, it’s certainly not as expensive as some of the other comparable brands out there. And a little does go a long way.  Definitely a favourite in our house!

You can pick up the Weleda Calendula range online at Weleda’s website; in selected health food stores; or in Boots or Waitrose.

Disclosure: I was sent some products from the Weleda Calendula Baby Range to try out, but all words and opinions are my own.