If you’re looking for the best sustainable Christmas gifts for your loved one, then look no further. This gift guide is full of ideas and inspiration for amazing practical presents that he’s guaranteed to love. As if gift buying for him wasn’t challenging enough, now adding sustainability to the mix! It can be a little daunting, so this guide is designed to make things a lot easier.
Let me guess! You’ve decided that Christmas 2021 will be all about mindful and meaningful gifts that are eco-friendly and sustainability-focused. Or you’re just not there yet, but you came across this gift guide, and it piqued your curiosity, so now you’re interested in exploring some more conscious gift options. Am I right?
Either way, I’m giving you a virtual high five. The fact that you’re willing to invest time in learning something new and making better decisions is something worth clapping for.
For those of you who are brand new to the sustainability concept, I just want to quickly run through why it is so important.
Why is sustainability important?
Many of the resources we use on earth are finite, and those that are renewable can only be produced at a certain rate. So in order to maintain our current quality of life along with our growing population, we must be mindful of how we use these resources.
Think of it like this, if you go to the supermarket to do your weekly shop but then eat all the food in the first two days, you won’t have anything left for the rest of the week! Now you may think “O well, I’ll just go back to the shop and get more”, but here’s the thing. The shop has run out of food too and the next delivery isn’t until next week.
The same goes for our planet’s resources. If we greedily use them up fast in large quantities, we will inevitably run out. But if we can use them mindfully, we can work WITH the planet to maintain the cycle of supply and demand evermore. It’s all about small steps. Like putting some extra thought into the gifts we buy, for example.
This blog post is about sustainable Christmas gifts for him, but if you’re on the hunt for ethical gifts in general, check this guide about The Best Ethical Gifts For Him, For Her, For Everyone.
THE BEST SUSTAINABLE CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR HIM:
1. Sleek Sparkling Water Carbonator
Here’s a wonderful gift for someone who loves sparkling water. You can help them significantly reduce their use of fizzy drinks that come in nasty plastic bottles by giving them this beautiful sparkling water carbonator. It comes with one reusable bottle, and it’s made of stainless steel and PET plastic. The PET plastic is completely recyclable, which is a win for you and the environment. One of the many great gifts for sustainability lovers.
I think it’s a fantastic mindful present that will save them money and help save the planet in the long run.
2. Veja Trainers
If you’re going for a shoe gift, it’s worth checking these Veja trainers. They are made from ethically sourced, fairly traded leather and rubber, and organic cotton. Which makes them a much better and more eco-conscious alternative to similar sneakers from well-known high street brands. They’re a great choice when you’re looking for gifts for environmentalists. Not too keen on the style? Click here to browse more options.
3. Eco Dock Station
Looking for some more luxury eco-friendly gifts for him? I’m absolutely obsessed with this charming eco wood dock station. It’s a fantastic gift for a boyfriend, husband, son, dad, or brother. Anyone who’s into smarter and functional gifts, really. This unique dock station is handmade, waterproof, and can be fully customized! You can add your receiver’s initials that will be engraved wherever you decide. Reading through people’s comments, they seem to be really pleased with the quality of the wool, so I’m convinced that this would make a very original and incredibly practical sustainable Christmas gift for your loved one.
4. Personalized Sustainable Safety Razor
When I was searching for good eco sustainable Christmas gifts for my partner, I ran into this elegant personalized safety razor, so I had to share it here. This is a present that I know he will love and actually use, so I’m confident that your man will be excited to receive it too. The brand’s promise is that you’re investing in a product that will last for a lifetime, which is a big promise to make when you think about it. It’s estimated that around two billion disposable razors had been thrown away in America alone. This number will only continue to go up unless we stop using them, starting more sustainable gift ideas like this.
5. The Clean Shave Kit
Whilst we’re on the shaving topic, this clean shave kit could be a very thoughtful addition to the personalized safety razor above, or a great gift on its own. Inside this sustainably packaged grooming kit, you’ll find all he needs for an all-natural morning routine. Everything from the ingredients to the packaging has been carefully thought through with sustainability in mind. More ethical gifts like this, please.
6. Wooden Qi Wireless Mouse pad
You can almost never go wrong with a tech gift for a guy, and this wooden Qi wireless mouse pad could come in very handy for your loved one. It will charge his phone whilst he’s working, so he can never complain again about a low battery. These kinds of sustainable Christmas gifts for dad will be cherished. The design is not only beautiful but it’s also made with longevity in mind, featuring sustainably harvested wood. Sustainable wood comes from sustainably managed forests. In short, this means just as many (if not more) trees are planted than cut down. Making the cycle of wood usage sustainable.
7. Personalized Vegan Wallet
Here’s another amazing gift for a man. This elegant personalized wallet consists of leatherette — which is a vegan leather alternative, making it a considerable eco-friendly present. You can personalize it with your receiver’s initials and even add a custom message inscribed inside. That could be their favorite quote or thought they live by. One of the best sustainable Christmas gifts, I guarantee they will love it!
8. Reusable Portable Eco-Friendly Grill
I think that’s a lovely gift for a dad or anyone who loves spending time outdoors – camping, hiking, road tripping or just gathering with friends and family in nature. If your man likes grilled foods and cooking in general, don’t look any further. Everything he needs to make delicious grilled meals is in this non-stick reusable portable eco-friendly grill. It comes with plant-based charcoal pods, a bamboo spatula, a thermometer, and a cutting board. Great value for the price! When it comes to ethical and sustainable Christmas gifts, this one ticks a lot of boxes.
9. Recycled Training Shorts
If your man is into sports, these high-quality training shorts from Lululemon are a fantastic safe option for Christmas (or any other occasion, actually) when you’re not too sure what to get them when searching for sustainable gifts for him. The material contains 86% recycled polyester, making them a more sustainable alternative to similar shorts from fast fashion brands. I personally own a few Lululemon pieces and I swear by their quality. So if you get these, you can rest assured that your money won’t be going to waste.
10. Biodegradable Eco-Friendly AirPod Case
These gorgeous biodegradable AirPod cases are another perfect addition to any sustainable Christmas gift bags. They are made of wheat straw, which allows for it to biodegrade years from now, rather than adding to the plastic waste for decades to come. You can pick from a variety of colors and if the multiple 5-star reviews are anything to go by, people seem really pleased with them.
11. Personalized Vegan Toiletry Bag
Toiletry bags! We often forget about them, but they are a must-have travel essential to keep all of our toiletries in one place. Shower gel, toothpaste, aftershave, yes men have toiletries too. You can make his kit extra special by engraving it. Then he won’t have to worry about mixing it up with his mates (because they’re all going to get the same one after they see his).
I love this handmade personalized one because it’s made of vegan leather, so no animals had to be exploited for its creation. Did you know that animal agriculture is one of the largest contributors to deforestation, pollution, and biodiversity loss? So by choosing to go for vegan-friendly options, you’re doing your bit for our environment.
12. Recycled Water-Resistant Backpack
The last gift on my sustainable Christmas gifts guide for him is this stylish recycled backpack from Everlane. It’s a part of the Everlane’s ReNew Transit line, which features ethically made, sustainable pieces designed to last for years to come. It comes in a variety of colors, and it’s made from recycled plastic bottles. A great gift for a son or brother!
Final thoughts. I asked my boyfriend to read this post and pick his absolute favorites from this gift guide. He said: “My favorites would be the Safety Razor and the Veja Trainers. I like the shorts too. I shave a few times a week, so using a sustainable razor would make a big difference. Plus, exercising a lot means I go through trainers quite often. Would be good to know that mine is from eco-friendly materials. The same goes for the shorts.”
This post is all about the best sustainable Christmas gifts for him.
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