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After Memorial Day comes the unofficial start to summer, and with it, Father’s Day. Whether you are celebrating your dad, your partner, your grandparent, or another father-figure, don’t find yourself in the last-minute gift scramble this year (or worse: ordering yet another tie!). These sustainable gifts will have your dad feeling extra special this year. 

Why gift sustainably?

Choosing to give sustainable gifts for Father’s Day is a thoughtful and impactful decision for both you and the environment. Sustainable gifts that are made from eco-friendly materials and produced with less waste, have a lower environmental impact and help contribute to the protection of our planet. They also support ethical practices, ensuring fair wages and safe working conditions for workers, and are typically of higher quality and durability, too. Sustainable gifts are also unique and thoughtful, often handmade or upcycled, creating lasting memories rather than physical waste. Ultimately, incorporating sustainability into gift-giving shows love and appreciation while demonstrating a commitment to caring for our planet.

The TGT team has pulled together a list of creative, caring, fun gifts from some of our favorite sustainable brands. Whether you want to pamper him with upgraded personal care, outfit him in the best of wellness tech, or expand his culinary horizons beyond his morning coffee, this list should have the perfect gift to celebrate one of your favorite people.

Prefer to go the socks route? We love Bombas and Pact for soft and sustainable men’s socks. Here are our favorite men’s watches, men’s clothing and men’s denim brands for more classic options as well.


1. Single Edge Razor | Leaf Shave

Cruelty free
Eco friendly packaging
Gives back
Plastic/Pfas free
Warranty offered

Best For | Face shavers
Price | $59

Help your dad discover the ultimate in eco-friendly shaving with Leaf Shave‘s single edge razors. These razors feature an intuitive blade angle, back-weighted handle, Magnetic Load Assist™, and twist-to-open loading, all which are compatible with standard safety razor blades. Go for the the Twig option for lighter hair and gentler shaves, or the Thorn option for thicker, coarser hair. Both versions come with a 5-blade pack and are designed to be plastic-free, recyclable, and refillable. Plus, Leaf Shave’s packaging is also plastic-free and carbon neutral!

Customer Review | “This could have been the only razor I ever owned. I use double edge safety razors and have collected quite a few of them over time. Although I still enjoy using my DE razors, I reach for the Twig 90% of the time. It’s such a dream to shave with. It’s very maneuverable, feels great in the hand, built well, loading a blade is very easy, and it always delivers a close/smooth shave! If you are on the fence about buying one, just do it. You’re not going to be disappointed.” – Tyler F. (Read all reviews.)


2. Personal Fragrance | DedCool

1% for the planet
Biodegradable
FSC
Gender inclusive
Recycled materials
Vegan
Woman owned

Best For | Scent lovers
Price | $30–$144

Personal fragrances have come a long way since your granddad’s pungent (and chemical-rich!) cologne. We love DedCool‘s unique scents, all made with 100% organic and biodegradable plant extracts. Build a sample tin and help dad pick his new signature scent, or choose boldly from one of the full-size bottles that will look suave on any nightstand. Choose from earthy moss and spicy bergamot blends or smooth sandalwood with bright juniper and make hugs from dad just that much sweeter!

Customer Review | “I LOVE this scent. It was just what I was looking for. I think it’s great for hot weather due to its fresh, citrus quality, but can work for any occasion. It starts off strong but then settle down throughout the day. Red Dakota has become one of my favorites perfumes to wear. Overall, a great fragrance and I can’t wait to try more!” – Jamie (Read all reviews.)


3. ReMakes Sustainable Eyewear | Zenni Optical

1% for the planet
Budget friendly
Gives back
Recycled materials

Best For | Prescription glasses
Price | $33–$40

Upgrade Dad’s frames with these stylish and affordable options from Zenni Optical’s new sustainable line. Made from 100% certified post-consumer plastic, each frame comes with a lens pouch (that doubles as a cleaning cloth!) made from recycled PET fabric. Shipped in a recyclable tube and coming in at just $40 before the prescription lenses, these eco-friendly frames will upgrade his look at just a fraction of the traditional eyewear costs on your wallet or the planet.

Customer Review | “Ordered this frame with multifocal photochromic EyeQLenz option and absolutely happy with the result. Super light, comfortable and elegant glasses for everyday use.” – Rockxposure (Read all reviews.)

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4. Hightide Pullover Hoodie | Outerknown

Circular fashion
Eco friendly packaging
Fair trade
Natural materials
Recycled materials
Second hand

Best For | Cozy beach wear
Price | $138

For outdoor lovers who also like a fine fabric, Outerknown delivers. The brand’s Hightide Pullover Hoodie, made from organic cotton and recycled poly, features a range of hoodie colors that are all plush, durable, and soft. Their signature dorito detail, double-layer hood, and set-in sleeves give this hoodie a comfy fit that feels roomy. Outerknown is a champion for sustainable materials, fair labor practices, and aims to make 100 percent of its products circular by 2030!

Customer Review | “I’m a older surfer but still love it. So far I have purchased 8 different items over the past year and I really think the Quality and sizing is DeadOn. Definitely will continue purchasing more items when I see something I like 👍🏻 – Thomas Scott Z. (Read all reviews.)


5. Self-cleaning Water Bottle | LARQ

Gives back
Science backed
Warranty offered

Best For | Adventurers
Price | $58–$99

For the last reusable water bottle your dad will ever need, check our LARQ! This self-cleaning portable water bottle uses both a plant-based filter with Nano Zero technology and a UV-C light containing PureVis antimicrobial technology to cleanse the water in the bottle from bacteria, lead, PFAS, chlorine and more. (Our editor’s review goes more in depth on this!) To experience this feature, all you have to do is charge the lid and press the button on the lid to activate cleaning mode. You can even choose to add insulation to your LARQ bottle for clean crisp water that’ll stay cold for up to 24 hours and hot for up to 12. Make your Father’s Day gift even more thoughtful by personalizing a LARQ bottle with your dad’s name.   

Editor Review | “Water comes out crisp and refreshing, with no brassy or stale taste (even if you’ve kept it in the bottle for a few days). It tastes best when you pair both the PureVis and Nano Zero filter. The design is aesthetically pleasing, and pressing the button on the bottle lid is delightful!” – Emily McGowan (Read the full review.)


6. European Linen Short Sleeve Shirt | Quince

Budget friendly
Eco friendly packaging
Natural materials
OEKO-TEX® certified
Plastic/Pfas free

Best For | A wardrobe refresh
Price | $30

Linen is in and what better way to get your dad looking his best for the summer than a linen shirt from Quince! Made from 100% OEKO-TEX Certified European linen that’s produced in a BSCI Certified factory, these short-sleeve button down tops feel oh-so breezy, yet sophisticated at the same time. Running you only $30 per shirt, you’ll be saving over 66% compared to traditional retail prices thanks to Quince’s factory-direct model that keeps prices low. Choose from six colors – or grab a few in your dad’s favorite color ways – he’ll thank you!

Customer Review | “I received the three European linen shirts I ordered for my husband. They arrived quickly, nicely packaged, and they are well made with good quality fabric. Also they are much less expensive than other brands. Well done, Quince.” – Joanna M. (Read all reviews.)


7. Coffee Alternative | MUD\WTR

American made
Gluten free
Subscriptions available
USDA organic
Vegan

Best For | Coffee alternative seekers
Price | $40

Help your dad kick his coffee habit with a delicious and healthy alternative. MUD\WTR consists of 100% organic cacao, ayurvedic herbs, and functional mushrooms that can satisfy the coffee habit without any of the jittery side effects, afternoon slumps, or sleep disruptions. With just a fraction of coffee’s caffeine content and tested by our editor for a week, we can assure you MUD\WTR will give your dad energy and immune support at any time of day. This vegan, non-GMO, organic, and gluten-free brew is available as a subscription service that comes with a free rechargeable frother with your first order!

Editor Review | “Mud is also not nearly as harsh on my stomach [as coffee] and doesn’t suppress my appetite as much! Overall, it’s a tasty drink (when sweetened a little), and I can certainly see it becoming a regular part of my routine.” – Emily McGowan (Read the full review.)


8. Extra Virgin Olive Oil | Kosterina

Budget friendly
Subscriptions available
Woman owned

Best For | Aspiring chefs
Price | $23–$170

Bring the earthy aromatic flavors of Greece right into your dad’s home, with Kosterina’s collection of cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils. Made from 12 pounds of early harvest, single-origin Koroneiki olives straight from the groves of southern Greece, this rich and bold olive oil is packed full of heart healthy polyphenols and gives off a robust earthy, peppery flavor. Kosterina offers their signature olive oil in travel packs and also flavored versions (the spicy red pepper olive oil sounds divine!). If your dad loves cooking, he will love this oil. Drizzle it on some focaccia or drink a shot of it to maximize all the yummy health benefits. 

Customer Review | “This is great cooking every day olive oil. Cannot say enough good things about this oil. Highly recommend.” – Jonathan B. (Read all reviews.)


9. Oura Ring Gen3 | Oura Ring

Doctor approved
Integrates with other apps and devices
Subscriptions available
Warranty offered

Best For | Wellness enthusiasts
Price | $299–$449

The Oura smart ring is the perfect big-ticket item for any dad interested in wellness data. With everything from activity and sleep logging to blood oxygen sensing technology, this little ring packs a big punch in getting an accurate and thorough picture of its wearer’s health. (And as our founder mentions, without being invasive!) Water-resistant up to 100m and with up to a week of battery life, the titanium ring comes in six finishes that are subtle, durable, and well, just very cool.

Editor Review | “Oura Ring is one of the most simple, minimal trackers on the market, but it packs a powerful punch when it comes to comprehensive and real-time data. The cost of the device and subscription are fairly valued in the market. In my opinion, Oura is the least invasive way to get the most data.” – AmyAnn Cadwell (Read the full review.)


10. Protect and Preserve Trail Bag Kit | Parks Project

B corp
Eco friendly packaging
FSC
GOTS certified
Gives back
OEKO-TEX® certified
Recycled materials

Best For | Environmentalists
Price | $65

For the environmentalist at heart, Parks Project’s Protect and Preserve Trail Bag Kit makes outdoor cleanups easy and fun. This bag includes a collapsible trash picker that fits right into the trail bag straps, and the durable, weather-resistant trail bag itself. It also features multiple pockets and adjustable straps, all made from 100% OEKO-TEX certified polyester. By purchasing, you’re also supporting Parks Project’s mission to protect and preserve parklands, with over $2.6 million contributed to conservation projects across the US so far!

Customer Review | “Great cleanup kit for those who enjoy leaving the trail better than you found it. Collapsible garbage picker is a great addition to the kit. Love the style and size! Thanks Park Project for being innovative and inspiring.” – Juliana L. (Read all reviews.)


11. National Park Candle | Uncommon Goods

American made
B corp
Handcrafted
Recycled materials
Small business
Vegan

Best For | Nature lovers
Price | $26

These National Park Candles found at Uncommon Goods are a true testament to the belief that scent can bring us back to our favorite memory. Fully vegan and recyclable, these candles made from soy wax, essential oils, phthalate-free fragrance oils, and balsa wood wicks are packaged in camping-inspired aluminum tins. Each hand-poured candle evokes the unique scents of a specific national park, with options like Acadia’s sea salt and driftwood, Yellowstone’s vetiver and pine needle, and Zion’s desert lavender and sage. Inspired by her extensive travels and experiences living in national parks, Megan McLaughlin captures the essence of these natural landscapes in her National Park Candles. Each candle offers a 45+ hour burn time, are crafted in Seattle and reflect Megan’s deep connection to the American wilderness.

Customer Review | “Visited this park in the summer with a family member and thought this would be a good gift to remember the trip. However, I always worry about candles I can’t smell ahead of time, but this one was great! Not too overpowering, good size, pleasant fragrance. Definitely recommend!” – KP (Read all reviews.)


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