Do you struggle with finding the perfect gift for dad on holidays and birthdays?
Does father’s day seem just a little too commercial nowadays?
Finding the perfect gift for dad shouldn’t leave you feeling like you’re stuck between three choices at your local mall. Celebrating dad should be about doing or investing in experiences and products that brings joy to the planet, just like the joy he’s always brought to you.
This Father’s Day, whether you’re celebrating your adventure seeking dad or your climate change activist papa, we’ve created the ultimate Father’s Day Ethical gift guide for you. Choose what best represents your dad while still having a positive impact on humans, animals and the planet.
Check out our top choices for gifts that are ethically made, give back to community initiatives and are sure to put a smile on dad’s face this Father’s Day.
The Ethical Bundle by VIRTU
For the fashion forward dad, VIRTŪ is changing the way we produce, design and consume fashion, and helping men find more accessible and sustainable options in the industry. They use eco-friendly processes, eliminating the needs for chemicals and practices that harm our planet, and provide fair employment to marginalized communities.
The Ethical Bundle features the perfect pullover, shirt and scarf, made from organic cotton and baby alpaca fabric, sourced 100% ethically. Plus, 50% of profits from your purchase go directly to community impact projects in the Dominican Republic and Bolivia.
Sea Salt Set from Hand-in-Hand
For the self-care loving dad, Hand-in-Hand create soap and personal care products from all natural ingredients and essential oils. Their “one-for-one” model helps provide personal care products to those in need in the Haiti. The team also conducts sanitation and personal hygiene workshops to help prevent common and life threatening diseases that can spread from poor hygiene.
Portable Charge from Nimble
For the dad that’s always connected, Nimble offers fast-charging portable chargers made from ethical and natural materials and eliminated the need for plastic packaging. Help dad charge up in less than 30 minutes while ensuring the environment is put first.
The 10-day fast portable charger is the best option on the market, and perfect for dads constantly on the go. Plus, with every Nimble product, they provide a pre-paid return envelope to send in old or obsolete electronics directly to their e-waste recycling partner for safe, responsible recycling at no additional cost.
Artisanal Crafted Backpacks from Cambio & Co.
For the culture seeking dad we love Cambio & Co. The company offers contemporary, conscious fashion made with Filipino soul. All designed are handcrafted in the Philippines by talented Filipino artisans. They connect entrepreneurs and artisans across the Phillippines to a global market. This offers an opportunity to make an impact through how you purchase.
Their Camino backpack from AKABA Co. is perfect for dads seeking to connect with culture, and in need of a durable bag. The bag features Sinaluan fabric woven in Yakan tradition in Basilan and Zamboanga, made from 100% Cordura and accented with genuine cow leather from the Philippines.
Beach Shorts from United by Blue
For the beach-loving dad we love United by Blue. The brand removes one pound of trash from our oceans and waterways for every item sold. They create collections for the beach-centric and adventure loving community, using materials such as organic cotton, bison and recycled polyester.
Their collection of sustainably made board shorts are perfect for dads who like to lounge on the beach or spend their weekends up at the cottage. Give dad a new, quality piece you know he’ll wear all summer long while helping clean our oceans.
Fun Socks from Miscoots
For the dad that love to give back to the community we love Miscoots. The apparel brand that provides economic opportunity, jobs and apparel to the homeless in Austin, Texas for every purchase made. All socks are crafted with their signature arch support, seamless toe construction, color and style.
Tree Topper Sneakers from Allbirds
For the dad who is concerned about climate change we love Allbirds. They offer a carbon neutral line of sneakers that implements its CO2 omitting processes across its entire supply chain. These sneakers are made from eucalyptus tree fiber making them breathable, smooth and cool to wear in hot climates. Learn more about the brand’s initiatives here.
The Perfect Camping Sweatshirt from Origin Africa
For the dad who loves to camp we love Origin Africa. The brand offers 100% organic cotton sweatshirts and apparel featuring hand-woven Ethiopian cotton pockets made in the Simien Mountains. 100% of profits are used to fund sustainable development projects across Africa. This provides economic opportunity to marginalized people across the continent and support social impact projects.
Winter Jackets from Wuxly
For the dad that just loves winter (this is for the Canadian dads…let’s be honest), we love Wuxly. Wuxly offers the perfect cruelty-free winter jacket made from carefully selected, ethically produced and eco-friendly materials. They are committed to omitting as much CO2 as possible and providing fair labor conditions to its entire supply chain. It’s never too early to invest in a quality, socially good winter jacket. The Vegan Parka will keep dad comfy and warm for decades of winters to come.
Sustainable Toothbrushes from Bogobrush
For the dad with the perfect smile we love Bogobrush. Bogobrush is a US-based brand producing recyclable and compostable toothbrushes made from recycled waste and bamboo. Whether dad is a recycler or a composter, get him a toothbrush that he can confidently dispose of.
The brand is making serious impactful waves with every toothbrush sold. Bogobrush donates toothbrushes to organizations helping marginalized communities in need. They also support low cost dental clinics in Detroit and California and plants tree across the USA. Give dad a daily essential that continues to give back to communities across the nation.
Ethical Jeans from Outland Denim
For the jeans and tee dad, we love Outland Denim. Outland Denim offers an ethical wardrobe staple with jeans made by women rescued from human trafficking and exploitation in Cambodia. They are also experimenting with various sustainable textiles, like making pocket linings from recycled packaging and organic cotton. Get dad the perfect everyday denims with a variety of styles and fades to choose from.