Buying the perfect gift for your Dad this Father’s Day proving a bit of a challenge? Especially if you want to find something eco-friendly?
Although it may be easy to pick up a ready packaged generic gift from a supermarket store, it won’t say to Dad that you have gone the extra mile to put a little thought into what to buy for him. Plus, it will often be packaged in plastic. If you or your dad are keen to help the environment, it can be an even bigger challenge to find something unique that won’t have a negative impact on the planet.
Don’t worry, we have picked our favourite eco-friendly gifts for Dads this year from some fabulous British businesses. This year Dad will know that you have taken the time to seek out a unique gift that’s not only kind to the environment but is also supporting a small British business.
1) If your Dad is keen to cut down on his plastic waste, why not introduce him to our fabulous shampoo Kubes and put a zing into his morning shower with our amazingly scented Kubes, blended with an uplifting combination of cedarwood, bergamot and orange oils.
2.) If your Dad likes to retire to his own private den or man cave, why not buy him one of these fabulous eco-friendly plaid throw pillows in navy or grey, handmade from salvaged 1960s Gannex wool from the now demolished mill in Elland, Yorkshire. Available from Hunted & Stuffed
3.) For nature lovers, Wudwerx have an amazing range of bee hotels and wildlife houses, bird boxes and bird feeders. Not only do they come in a range of fabulous shapes, sizes and colours but they can also be personalised for that extra special touch. Take a look at their gorgeous collection here.
4.) Gardening types will love this lovely little wildflower seed gift and card from Summer Lane Studio. Each little glass bottle contains a selection of wildflower seeds and is beautifully presented in a kraft gift box.
5.) If your Dad enjoys the finer things in life, help him celebrate Father’s Day with this Chateau Style Personalised bottle of wine from Bottle Bazaar. It’s a unique gift for wine loving Dads. The gorgeous label can be personalised, so Dad will be sure to treasure it long after he has savoured the last drop!
6.) Another fantastic option for Daddies that have been run ragged by their offspring is this ‘Daddy’s nightcap’ glass bottle for storing his favourite tipple. It can also be personalised and comes presented in a stylish gift box. Made by Copper and Sable.
7.) If Dad prefers to unwind with a nice cup of tea, we highly recommend this gorgeous, handmade ‘Dad’s tea cosy’. Embroidered with your choice of name by the extremely talented Milly and Pip. This beautiful tea cosy will take pride of place in the kitchen
8.) For active Dads that enjoy getting out and about, why not treat him to this fabulous vintage style enamel mug featuring this infamous quote 'Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bicycle ride' by John F. Kennedy. Perfect for taking on bike rides or for summer camping trips. Made in Britain by Arbee.
9.) For those of you who really want to splash out and treat your Dad to a very special gift this year, why not invest in one of these beautiful watches by British company OWL. The watches can be engraved with a personalised message so that your Dad can be reminded how much you love him every time he checks the time.
10.) If you prefer to show you love your Dad with words rather than a gift, you can think of ten reasons why you love him and have them printed in a beautiful little gift box, so he can treasure them for ever. We think this is a really special gift; grab yours before 12th June if you want to get guaranteed delivery for Father’s Day. The card and envelopes are made from 100% recycled paper and a portion of the profits from makers Jeeves & Co go to the Woodland Trust.
Looking for a card and gift in one? We have selected some of our favourites below:
1.) This adorable Sailboat cardkeepsake is a gift and card in one. It is made from original, up-cycled nautical charts and maps. You can have fun adding extras to your boat such as message bottles and anchor charms! Each beautiful boat is handmade in Britain by the The Little Boathouse. It can also be personalised for that extra special touch.
2.) Another gift and card in one is this delightful ‘Best Daddy in the World’ star decoration and card. You can personalise your star so your Daddy really will know he is the Best in the world! Each star is lovingly and expertly hand painted on sustainable wood, using organic paint.
3.) For Dads with little ones who love a bedtime story, this charming Father’s Day Card comes with a special bookmark especially for marking the page in your child’s favourite book. A treasure that can be personalised and will no doubt be kept for ever. Lovingly made by Ink Pudding.
We hope you like our selection of eco-friendly Father's Day gifts and cards!