Cheers To You, Dad!
Our parents and parent-figures helped shape us into who we are today, and we're immensely grateful for their positive influence in our lives. This year, we're celebrating our fathers with gifts designed to invite a little softness and self care into their lives—from fair trade coffee to luxuriously soft, responsibly-made garments, each of these gifts will encourage him to step back and enjoy the simple things.
These 15 gifts are thoughtfully designed and crafted with care, giving back to not only your dad—but also to people and planet. Cheers to our dads!
1. Dopp Kit Bundle | Wise
Wise Men's Care is dedicated to using natural, healthy and cruelty-free ingredients and all of their minimalist, eco-minded products are handmade in Montreal. This kit has everything dad needs to feel pampered and to look his sharpest.
Shop Online | $165 CAD
2. Axis Silk Cashmere Hoodie | Naadam
Part of the Liquid Cashmere collection, this hoodie by Naadam is made from ethically-sourced organic silk-cashmere from Mongolia. This timeless piece is ultra-soft and will be his go-to for chilly summer nights for years to come.
Shop Online | $155
3. Fossil Stone Drink Cubes | Ten Thousand Villages
Ten Thousand Villages is one of our favorite sources for fair trade, artisan-made gifts for everyone on our list. These fossil stone cubes keep drinks cold without diluting them, just in time for summer parties—cheers!
Shop Online | $39.99
4. The Modern Snap Backpack | Everlane
For on-the-go dads, this minimalist, water-resistant backpack fits a 15" laptop and accessories. Everlane is proud of their transparent production practices, and you can take a close look at the fairly-run factory that make each product.
Shop Online | $80
5. National Parks Map | Parks Project
This map is perfect for the adventurous spirit—it outlines all 59 of the National Parks in the US so you can plan out your next trip. This poster is made in the USA and purchasing from Parks Project helps support National Parks conservation through volunteer days and funding much-needed projects.
Shop Online | $25–$45
6. Midsize Crossgrain Vegan Briefcase | Doshi
Doshi makes practical everyday vegan pieces for conscious men and women, and this briefcase is no exception. No animal products were used to create this work and travel staple that he'll love for years to come.
Shop Online | $159
7. Cold Brew Coffee On Tap | Wandering Bear
Fair trade organic cold brew delivered straight to your door? Sounds like the perfect gift to us! Choose single servings or a box so there will always be some on tap at home or in the office. You can also customize a delivery schedule if you want to make this the gift that keeps on giving.
Shop Online | Starting at $29
8. Jacques Hat Knitting Kit | Wool and The Gang
This knitting kit is perfect for the crafty dude or even the beginner knitter. Get dad started on a new hobby with everything he needs from Wool and The Gang! We love the step-by-step instruction and Wool and The Gang's dedication to sourcing sustainable and responsibly-made yarns.
Shop Online | Starting at $26
9. Lavender & Bergamot Natural Beard Oil | Maapilim
Encourage some self care this year with a pampering, natural beard oil from Maapilim. Made from natural ingredients sourced around the Mediterranean sea, these products are as historic as they are perfectly crafted for the modern man.
Shop Online | $24
10. Men's Wool Runners | Allbirds
Hit the trails (or just stroll around the neighborhood) with dad and these wool runners! Allbirds crafts minimalist shoes at an affordable price, while reducing their carbon footprint. We love that Allbirds is a B Corp, which means they prioritize people and planet in addition to their bottom line.
Shop Online | $95
11. eKO Yoga Mat | Manduka
Another way to encourage self care and healthy habits is to make sure your loved ones have the tools to do so. Manduka's eKO yoga mat is made from sustainably harvested (and nontoxic) tree rubber, and we love their efforts to maintain zero waste production practices and mat recycling initiatives.
Shop Online | $92
12. Men's City Shoe | Mohinders
Mohinders City Shoes are perfect around the house, running errands, or as the dreamiest vacation shoes to kick back in. They’re made by fairly-paid artisans in India from vegetable-tanned leather, and are designed to last a lifetime using traditional artisanal techniques.
Shop Online | $145
13. Transit Issue Table Candle | Apolis
Every thoughtful detail of this candle is produced in the USA, including the amber glass container. This hand poured candle burns for 40 hours and boasts a masculine cypress wood scent with notes of sweetness that's designed to remind you of home, no matter where you are.
Shop Online | $36
14. 12-Month Denim Vintage One Pocket Shirt | Buck Mason
Talk about a wardrobe staple—this shirt is designed to last not just for years, but for generations. Buck Mason is dedicated to creating high quality garments for men at affordable prices. They don't sacrifice working conditions for cost, instead opting to pay full, fair prices for their quality pieces.
Shop Online | $105
15. Opinel No8 Pocket Knife | United By Blue
This pocket knife is perfect for everyday use, and is forged with highest craftsmanship by Opinel, a company that's been creating quality pieces since 1890. United By Blue, a certified B Corp, removes one pound of trash per product sold from our world's oceans and waterways.
Shop Online | $20