Gifts That Give Back For Him

Whether you are buying for a beard-wearing adventurer, a trendsetter, a hobbyist, or a man on the move, this is your Guide to Gifts That Give Back for the man in your life. Each product inspires unique stories of ethics, conservation, and artisan craftsmanship. 

We feel each product included carries a meaningful a story and does well by both people and planet, giving back to meaningful charities and causes. Also check out our Guide To Gifts That Give Back for Women!

Ethically Made
Apparel & Accessories

1. ‘90s Sweatshirt | Kotn

There’s nothing like a little throwback sweatshirt for getting cozy during the chilly months. This crew neck from Kotn is made from responsibly-sourced Egyptian cotton and is made in a fair-wage factory that supports local craftspeople near Alexandria, Egypt. Plus, Kotn is a Certified B Corp and helps fund schools and pro-literacy work in the Nile Delta.

Shop | $58

2. Men's Bison Snap Jacket | United By Blue

A gift where style meets function, this jacket is perfect for temperamental weather thanks to its temperature regulation and moisture-wicking properties. Crafted from a sustainable blend of bison down and recycled polyester, this and every purchase from United By Blue helps fund a cleanup initiative to remove one pound of trash from our environment.

Shop | $248

3. Atlas Sweatpant | Tentree

Snuggle up—sustainably!—with these organic cotton and recycled polyester sweatpants from Tentree. Made fairly with eco-friendly materials, Tentree goes one step further and also plants ten trees with each product purchased, making these the perfect impactful gift for the eco-conscious man.

Shop | $62

4. Essential $75 Cashmere | Naadam

A luxurious, timeless, and ethically-made wardrobe staple at an affordable price? Yes, please. Naadam’s unisex sweater comes in nine colors and is made from hand-brushed Mongolian cashmere—plus, they pay their herders fairly, help provide veterinary care for the goats, and use clean energy and support sustainable grazing practices.

Shop | $75

5. The Odin Hat | Krochet Kids Intl.

Krochet Kids is our go-to brand for warm winter accessories, and this classic cable-knit hat is the perfect stocking stuffer for anyone on your list. Made by fairly-paid female artisans in Peru (who sign each piece they make), this makes a great gift with a story.

Shop | $38

6. The Denim Jacket | Everlane

Even the most minimalist wardrobe is instantly elevated with a great denim jacket, and this one is both ethical and affordable. This layering essential from Everlane is made in a LEED-Certified eco-friendly facility and is priced transparently—so you know exactly where your money is going.

Shop | $88

7. Ambassador Slim Fit Jeans | Outerknown

If it’s time to replace his old well-loved jeans, opt for a durable and sustainable pair like these slim fits from Outerknown. These 98% organic cotton Italian denim jeans are built to last and made in the world’s most sustainable denim factory in Vietnam.

Shop | $128

8. Cortez Mid Top Sneaker | Nisolo

Timeless wardrobe classics make a great gift for men who don’t typically invest in themselves. These mid-top sneakers from Nisolo are perfect for year-round wear and look stylish every time, plus they’re handmade ethically in León, Mexico.

Shop | $168

9. Foxy Roxy Knitting Kit | Wool And The Gang

Switch it up this year with a cozy and dramatic scarf that he has to make himself! There’s nothing like taking time to learn a new hobby over the winter months. We love Wool And The Gang's dedication to sourcing sustainable and responsibly-made yarns—and to teaching us something new.

Shop | $123.50

10. The Parkchester Wood Watch | Lux Woods

This Zebrawood watch from Lux Woods is quite the conversation starter. Made from sustainably-harvested wood and upcycled wood scraps, proceeds from Lux Woods watches also go towards planting trees and feeding children in need around the world. For $15 more, you can even get the watch custom engraved—making this a truly unique gift idea.

Shop | $74.99

11. Premium Crew Socks | Pact

Gifting a good pair of socks may seem passé, but how often do we treat ourselves with the simple everyday luxury of quality basics? Give the gift of softness with these sustainably- and ethically-made organic cotton crew socks from Pact—and choose from nearly 30 styles, ranging from neutral stripes to bold and colorful patterns.

Shop | $10

12. Conway Belt | Apolis

A quality belt is an underrated style upgrade—and this one is built to last a lifetime. The Conway Belt from Apolis is handcrafted by artisans in the Pennsylvania, USA, from vegetable-tanned leather and cool and casual nickel hardware.

Shop | $68

Sustainable Lifestyle
Gifts That Give Back

1. Henny Billfold Wallet | Parker Clay

Simple, functional, and long-lasting, the Henny billfold wallet from Parker Clay is made from premium full-grain leather, making it a classic gift. Handmade in Ethiopia, Parker Clay helps provide sustainable and empowering employment through their fair trade production practices.

Shop | $58

2. Munich Backpack | Matt & Nat

You don’t need leather to be stylish—and this stunning olive-colored vegan bag from Matt & Nat proves it. Made with canvas and recycled nylon, this backpack fits everything you need for a day at work or for a quick weekend getaway. Plus, Matt & Nat ensures fair working conditions by visiting their factories regularly.

Shop | $190

3. Walnut iPhone Case | Grovemade

Add a natural touch to his everyday routine with this wooden iPhone case from Grovemade. Handcrafted in Portland, OR, by a team of artisans, this minimalist walnut case is designed to add a layer of protection to your phone without adding excessive bulk.

Shop | $99

4. No Bounds Sport Bluetooth Speaker | House Of Marley

For the explorer in your life, this portable speaker from House Of Marley is crafted with adventure in mind, and helps contribute to reforestation around the world. Made from recycled materials—including recycled fabric and silicone—and boasting a 12-hour battery life and a waterproof, floatable body, this is the gift on everyone’s wishlists.

Shop | $99.99

5. Marble & Wood Cutting Board | Ten Thousand Villages

A unique addition to the stylish foodie’s kitchen, this wood and marble board offers both form and function. Made by fair trade artisans in India, this gift is made by people who have access to fair wages, sustainable employment, educational assistance, medical checkups and treatments, a savings program, and more.

Shop | $34.99

6. Insulated Travel Mug | Klean Kanteen

A staff favorite, this daily essential from Klean Kanteen carries your hot or iced beverages—and keeps them that way—without spilling. This mug is made with nontoxic coating, BPA-free materials, and comes with a lifetime guarantee. Plus, as a B Corp, Klean Kanteen is dedicated to high standards of social and environmental transparency, accountability, and performance.

Shop | $30.95

7. eKO Yoga Mat | Manduka

Encourage self care and healthy habits this holiday season by making sure that 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 | $88

8. Glacier National Park Cedarwood Candle | Parks Project

If you’ve got a National Parks-lover on your list, Parks Project has beautiful gift ideas that help support our nation’s most beloved natural sites. This hand-poured soy-blend Cedarwood candle helps support the Glacier Conservancy in Montana—and brings some more warmth into your home this holiday season.

Shop | $34

9. Matte Black Key Necklace | The Giving Keys

One of our favorite gifts that give back (in more than one way), The Giving Keys’ necklaces provide meaningful, stable employment for people transitioning out of homelessness in Los Angeles. Choose a word that’s meaningful to the recipient, and encourage them to wear it until they no longer need it—then gift it on to someone else who needs it more.

Shop | $42

All-Natural Skincare
Gifts He’ll Love

1. Face Serum For Dry Skin | Thesis Beauty

Cold weather during the holidays (and not to mention all the sugar-heavy parties) can be brutal on our skin, so encourage the gentlemen in your life to treat themselves to nourishing skincare. This vegan serum from Thesis Beauty is crafted from 99% organic oils, and is perfect for dry, mature, and dehydrated skin.

Shop | $24.95

2. DUDE No. 1 All-Natural Cologne | MCMC Fragrances

Searching for the perfect all-natural cologne, without sacrificing your favorite scents? The nontoxic and cruelty-free DUDE No. 1 cologne from MCMC has you covered. Including warm scents of cedarwood, sandalwood and smoky vetiver among other natural essential oils, this cologne will be a favorite for years to come.

Shop | $75

3. Essentials Hair Care Bundle | Wise Men’s Care

Wise Men's Care is dedicated to natural, healthy and cruelty-free ingredients and you’re sure to love their minimalist, eco-minded product design. Purchase their natural hair care essentials as a bundle, snag a single glass jar of pomade or shampoo, or gift a refill subscription to help reduce plastic waste this holiday season.

Shop | $95 CAD

4. Winter No. 1 Beard Oil | Beard Supply

For the bearded gentleman on your list, this wintery beard oil from Beard Supply will help tame his facial hair with the perfect seasonal fragrance. Including essences of tobacco, coffee, cedarwood, pine, and more, this oil is perfect for winter weather, and is made from 100% natural ingredients right here in the USA.

Shop | $24.99

5. The Mister Shave Set | Ursa Major

For the non-bearded gentleman on your list, this nourishing shave and aftershave combo will keep his skin soft and pampered this winter. Always formulated without petrochemicals, sulfates, parabens, synthetic fragrances, all of Ursa Major’s products are made from at least 98.6% naturally-derived ingredients and uphold a firm commitment to luxury and effectiveness.

Shop | $54

6. Palmarosa + Aloe Face Wash | Earth Tu Face

Inspire daily self-care with this gentle and refreshing plant-based face wash from Earth Tu Face. Developed and crafted by herbalists in California, this organic soap incorporates healing, cleansing, and replenishing oils that will leave his face feeling clean without stripping his skin of its natural oils.

Shop | $52

Sustainable Living
Books For Gifting

1. Thug Kitchen: The Official Cookbook

Looking for a way to introduce more plant-based foods into your loved one’s life without being...well, boring? Thug Kitchen’s cookbook offers plenty of accessible and delicious vegan recipes that are fun to make—and even more fun to eat. Since it’s available with two day shipping on Amazon, this makes the perfect last-minute gift for the foodie on your list.

Shop | $25.99 or less

2. How To Be Alive by Colin Beavan

Now more than ever, we all need some thoughtful advice on how to reduce our environmental impact, increase our positive social impact, and live a more simple and mindful life as a whole. Colin Beavan, the author of No Impact Man, walks readers through everything they need to know to be a positive, productive member of today’s world—and be happier while doing it.

Shop | $14.99 or less

3. Forge & Carve

Preserving traditional craft is essential in our modern era of convenience, and Forge & Carve is a book dedicated to heritage crafts such as spoon carving, leather working, and knife making. This beautiful hardcover book is both a centerpiece for your coffee table and also serves as a truly educational, comprehensive guide to traditional craftsman techniques.

Shop | $35.99 or less