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Best Ethical Gift Ideas For Men

Are you looking for ethical gift ideas for men? I’ve got eight great ideas for you, to help make your Christmas shopping easy this year.

I’ve got my second ethical gift guide here for you today – this time concentrating on ethical gifts for men.  In case you missed part one, my ethical gift guide for her is right this way.

As always everything is under £50, and should suit all budgets.  Again, I’ve concentrated on items available from smaller independent shops and makers.

Do also check out my guide to eco-friendly gift ideas for 2021, for up-to-date ideas for men and for women.

Ethical Christmas Gift Ideas For Men

Let’s get cracking, with my top ethical gift ideas for men this Christmas.

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ethical christmas gift guide

Map Coasters (£8 each/£24 for a set of four) from Alp & Dash via Etsy.  What a great gift for walkers, outdoors enthusiasts and/or map lovers.  Depicting the topography of the British Isles, the map coasters are available for The Cairngorms, Snowdonia and the Welsh 3000s, the Peak District, the Lake District, and more.  I love a good map and am currently coveting these for myself!

Pocket Knife (£39) – this beautiful knife, available via The Future Kept, is handmade in Sheffield and is sure to be an heirloom piece.

Washbag (£29) via Etsy.  Intriguingly made from 1940s era World War II army tents! Talk about recycling!

Epic Bike Rides of The World (£13.94).  Discover 200 of the best places to ride a bike in this beautifully illustrated paperback. From family-friendly, sightseeing urban rides to epic adventures off the beaten track. Destinations range from France and Italy, for the world’s great bike races, to the wilds of Mongolia and Patagonia. These journeys will inspire – whether you are an experienced cyclist or just getting started. I know a few people who would absolutely love this book – cyclists and armchair cyclists alike.

ethical christmas gift ideas

Do Not Trust Atoms Print (£10) via Etsy.  Dad jokes for the win.

Frank Green Smart Coffee Cup (£19.99) – this reusable SmartCup isn’t just another reusable cup that you’ll forget to pop in your bag when you go out.  With the SmartCup you can make secure cashless payments for your coffee, store value on your cup, and get rewards for your loyalty with free coffees and special offers.  Find out more about this clever cup here.  A stylish and clever gift for coffee lovers.

Live Simply T-Shirt (£29.95) – an ethical t-shirt from Patagonia for outdoorsy gents.

Fresh India (£13.96) – 130 easy and delicious vegetarian recipes from this easy-to-follow book. From 30-minute midweek meals or freezer and store-cupboard cooking, this is a superb book for any bookshelf.

My last installment in my gift guide series is coming up very soon!

Life & Style, Special Occasions

Ethical Christmas Gift Guide For Everyone On Your List


Looking for gift inspiration? Try my ethical Christmas gift guide for ideas for everyone on your nice list.

Love it or loathe it, it’s that time of year again when we start thinking about festive gifts.  I’ve got some useful guides for ethical Christmas gift ideas for (hopefully) every type of person over the next few days, but as always, if you’re looking for something a bit different try my homemade Christmas gift ideas post or my non-Christmas gift ideas post.

For today’s guide, here are some ethical Christmas gift ideas for the ladies in your life.  I’ve stuck to budget-friendly ideas – all under £50 – and ideas mostly from small UK-based independent makers and shops.

For up-to-date ideas, do also check out my 2021 eco-friendly gift guide.

Ethical Christmas Gift Guide For Her

ethical christmas gifts

Ceramic Teaspoon (£4.50) via Etsy, for brightening up morning coffee.

Terrarium (£26) via Etsy.  How pretty are these?

Bird Spotting Print (£19) via Etsy.  Something to smile at all year round.

Personalised Embroidered Hoop (£20) via Etsy.  As the hoop is made to order do order early!

ethical christmas gift guide

Salt & Honey Hand Scrub (£13.50) via The Future Kept.  A special treat for hardworking hands.

The Modern Preserver (£23.25) via Bookshop.org.  It’s on my list!

Bullfinch Brooch (£15) via Etsy.  Cute is not the word!

Isle of Harris Gin (£35), direct from the distiller.  Delicious gin in an extra special bottle.

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Tolcarne Snood (£40) from Finisterre, to keep warm and toasty on cold days.

Lambswool Birds Hat (£30) from Etsy, also for keeping warm and toasty.

Personalised Mittens Decoration (£12) from Etsy (there’s a smaller one also available for £6).

Weleda Skin Food (£9.95) from Ethical Superstore.  I use this super moisturising cream everywhere – from wind burnt cheeks to soothing dry hands, knees, and elbows, as a night cream, or for smearing over my kid’s cheeks on cold days.  It’s in constant use.  I have a full Skin Food review here if you need any more convincing!

Also coming up – ethical Christmas gift ideas for men and kids!  Stay tuned!

ps: here’s last year’s ethical Christmas gift guide if you’re looking for more ethical gift ideas.