15 Eco-Friendly & Sustainable Gifts For Him In 2023
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Whether you’re shopping for an artist, adventurer, or professional, we’ve found something for everyone on your list. Each of the gifts below has a unique story of ethics, conservation, and artisanship. The brands included here not only value quality production but also prioritize people and the planet, which is why we love them (and he will too!). ✨
1. Sabai Evergreen Chair
Best For | Bookworms & gamers
Price | $795
For the lounger in your life, check out Sabai’s eco-conscious Evergreen Chair for timeless yet comfy elegance. Crafted using sustainable design principles, this modular sofa chair is made with non-toxic materials alongside CertiPUR-US-certified foam and SFI-certified wood. Sabai’s made-to-order sofa chairs are crafted in American factories and shipped out via flat-packed boxes for easy gifting all throughout the USA and Canada. Made to withstand 10 years of regular use, choose from recycled velvet or eco-friendly hemp, and luxuriate in bliss for many holiday seasons to come.
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2. Nisolo Loreto Messenger Bag
Best For | On-the-go professionals
Price | $180 for canvas, $300 for leather
If his work and school bags are falling apart or in need of an upgrade, consider the Nisolo Loreto Messenger Bag. This subtle yet durable bag offers a choice of either waxed canvas or LWG-certified leather, and is handmade in an ethical factory in León, Mexico where workers receive living wages. With multiple organizational pockets, including space for a laptop, water bottle holder, and a handy exterior pocket, there’s plenty of room to fit everything he might need, or may throw in, whichever the case! The lucky receiver of this functional and adjustable bag will thank you year after year.
3. QALO Silicone Ring
Best For | Gym goers
Price | Starting at $20
Ready to take your relationship to the next level or simply want to gift something wearable? Check out QALO. Inspired by the great outdoors, QALO (which stands for Quality, Athletics, Love, Outdoors) is best known for its silicone rings, since they’re fully recyclable, durable, and easy to wear through all of life’s adventures. There are dozens upon dozens of ring styles to choose from, including narrow, wide, and varying patterns and designs (even ones that glow in the dark!). Our current favorite is the Engravable Jewelry collection which provides a personal touch for that special someone in your life.
4. Patagonia Retro Pile Fleece Jacket
Best For | Hikers
Price | $229
Keep the man in your life warm all season long with Patagonia’s jackets. The Classic Fleece Jacket is a popular style due to its durability, both windproof and insulated. How, you ask? Well, it’s made from recycled polyester and pile fleece, supplemented with handwarmer pockets and an internal wind flap. (Like all Patagonia items, these are Fair Trade Certified as well.) Pick your favorite of the seven styles and sizes XXS-XXL, from a forest green to a night sky blue.
5. Nocs Provisions Binoculars
Best For | Adventurers
Price | Starting at $95
It can be tough finding the perfect gift for the adventurer at heart but Nocs Provisions has it handled. Their collection of standard to pro binoculars offers the best-in-class optics alongside IPX7 waterproof certification, meaning they can withstand full submersion in up to 3 feet of water and contain a nitrogen gas injection, so they will never fog up. We especially appreciate the wide field of view they offer and that even eyeglass wearers can enjoy everything these compact and rugged binoculars have to offer. With a multitude of bright colors and max grip built in, these binoculars are staying put no matter the terrain.
6. hiyo Non-Alcoholic Social Tonic
Best For | The sober curious
Price | $45 for 12 cans
The holidays are a time of endless socializing and parties, usually including lots of drinks and delicious food. However, for those who don’t drink or are looking to dabble in zero proof options, hiyo makes sparkling tonics for all to enjoy. This “better-than-alcohol” alternative provides a “float” (a relaxing and mood-boosting sensation, almost like a runner’s high) through the addition of organic adaptogens, botanicals, and nootropics (like lion’s mane, turmeric, and l-theanine). With three flavors to choose from and only 30 calories per can, you can’t go wrong gifting this yummy and functional bevvie!
7. Headspace App
Best For | Mindfulness seekers
Price | $70/year
Headspace’s mission is to improve the health and happiness of the world through in-app meditation and mindfulness tools. Combining everyday life tools with human-centered models of care allows Headspace to create a safe environment that’s accessible and inclusive to everyone’s needs no matter their life experience. Used by over 70 million members in over 190 countries, Headspace is proven to reduce stress by 14% in as little as 10 days. So, give the gift of less stress! We recommend trying it yourself through their 7-14 day free trial and to experience how movement, focus, and meditation bring awareness and positivity to our lives.
8. SURI Sustainable Electric Toothbrush
Best For | Parents
Price | Starting at $92
For the busy parents out there, self-care can often end up at the end of the priority list. That’s exactly why an electric toothbrush is a gift option not to be overlooked, especially when it cuts down on effort and makes dental health upkeep that much easier. SURI’s electric toothbrush is a great option that’s dentist-approved and sustainably made. Its brush heads are recyclable and plant-based, sourced from cornstarch and castor oil bristles. Even better, the brush is repairable when it comes to its battery or motor, meaning little to no waste is produced. Featuring a quiet run, 40+ day battery life, and a smart two minute timer, you’ll feel good making someone’s day a little easier!
9. Outerknown Blanket Shirt
Best For | Outdoorsy friends & family
Price | $168
Like a warm hug, Outerknown’s Blanket Shirt is an essential everyday item. With stitched-on chest pockets and endless colorways and patterns, these shirts go with nearly everything and are built to last. Reviewers relay how durable and vibrant the shirt is, alongside reports of endless compliments! Made from 100% organic cotton and natural tagua palm nuts for the buttons, this clean and cozy button down will be your go-to all year round.
10. Allbirds Wool Loungers
Best For | Everyday walkers
Price | $105
For comfy, everyday sneakers you can rock in style, consider the Wool Loungers from Allbirds. These slip-on shoes (available in sizes 8-14) from one of our favorite shoe brands are crafted with superfine ZQ merino wool that’s ethically sourced and provides itch-free warmth on everyday walks. Plus, the cushion midsole is made from Brazilian sugarcane, which is completely carbon negative. This B Corp’s sneakers get high marks from us for sustainable and responsible production, as well as their casually cool look.
11. Made In Chef Knife
Best For | Chefs in training
Price | $119
Made In is one of our favorite nontoxic and professional-grade cookware brands, and their eight inch Chef Knife does not disappoint. Forged in France by a fifth generation bladesmith, this high quality stainless steel and razor sharp knife will have your chef in mind dicing, mincing, and chopping away with precision and care. The forging process uses only a single rod of stainless steel for each knife, which creates balance and minimal weak points for a better chop. Personalize it with your choice of color handle and Made In’s engraving options.
12. Brightland Olive Oil
Best For | Foodies
Price | Starting at $40
For the oil and condiment experts out there, Brightland makes gorgeous and tasty cold-pressed olive oils from their small family-run California farms. Classic and infused oils come together to create a collection that’s worthy of showing off on a kitchen counter. This oil is loaded with disease-fighting polyphenols and even has a high smoke point of 410 degrees for worry-free heating. For a taste of it all, we recommend gifting the Mini Artist Series or the Golden State Capsule for luxurious and classic flavors like ROSETTE garlic and ARDOR chili. Subscriptions are available!
13. Intelligent Change Get Closer Conversation Game
Best For | Conversationalists
Price | $30
Make gift-giving even more meaningful with the Get Closer Conversation Game by Intelligent Change. First, select your question cards then decide which level of closeness you want to get to with other players: close, closer, or closest. Then, take turns reading and answering questions as you go up or down a level, you decide! The game helps cultivate deep and mindful connections and conversations that reflect upon anything from fun experiences and memories to life’s aspirations. You’ll end off each game feeling warm, fuzzy, and closer than ever to one other.
14. Grow And Make’s Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit
Best For | DIY enthusiasts
Price | $48
Interested in dabbling in spice, but having a hard time finding what level of heat works for you? The Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit by Grow And Make is exactly what you need! Each kit includes a variety of spices at different levels of the Scoville scale, distilled vinegar, six glass bottles with lids, labels, gloves, a funnel, and a recipe book. Roll up your sleeves and get to developing and serving up your own version of hot sauce that’s suitable to your taste. All you’ll need is a blender and you’re well on your way to becoming the next condiment connoisseur.
15. Moondragon IBall Fidget Toy
Best For | Students
Price | $25
Long days at a desk can often be tiring and sometimes plain boring. Adding a table top toy like the Moondragon IBall Fidget Toy can bring a little ease and calmness throughout the day. This handcrafted spinner is made in the UK and built with organically grown Acacia SP wood that’s finished off with a nontoxic beeswax polish. It can be used as a spinner, stress relief ball, and even a massager! We’re keeping it on deck (or should we say, on desk!) for when we need a change of pace.