Father’s Day Eco-Gift Guide

by Myron Mariano

Consider this your go-to advice whenever you have to shop for dad: Take stock of what he likes to do and the things he uses regularly, and give him better versions.

Here are 9 great green gift suggestions!

Yoga Combo Mat

This extra-long yoga mat from Yoga Design Lab is made of sueded microfiber from recycled plastic bottles, bonded to a natural tree rubber base. It’s absorbent and reduces the risk of slipping, ideal for practices where sweating profusely is normal, like Bikram or power yoga.

El Camino Short-Sleeve Shirt

With its subtle western-cum-dotted print and relaxed fit, this Mountain Khakis shirt is summer’s must-have piece, whether going out for dinner and drinks or just a chill night in.

Infinity Watch with Silver Mesh

Nordgreen, the Scandinavian brand that successfully crowdfunded a quarter of a million dollars during their inception, offers timepieces that can rise to any occasion with their minimalist design and interchangeable straps. The company donates to one of three worldwide NGOs for each watch sold.

ME3D Insoles

What’s the thing that would make a good pair of shoes an excellent pair of shoes? Why, customized 3D-printed insoles, of course. Trek to a Superfeet FitStation by HP location to get his feet’s needs measured. The unique pair—outfitted with custom arch support, directional flex lines, and aerospring sync foam—arrives after about two or three weeks.

Nylon Original Slim Wallet

Anyone, especially a dad, benefits from a streamlined wallet that doesn’t ruin the smooth lines of a straight-leg pair of jeans. The Allett wallet is rip-resistant, and--handy during the dog days of summer—sweat-wicking.

Chrome Razor and Shaving & Cleansing Foam

Old-school meets new-school with this Alitura Naturals shaving duo. The double-edged razor is a throwback to how it used to be done in bygone days. The cleansing foam is a mineral-oil-free shaving aid that contains hydrating Phytoncide Complex and a woody, masculine scent.

Self-Massaging Rollers

Back Mate pain-relieving roller that sets up at any door in a manner of minutes. What more is there to ask for?

Pour Over Coffee

Swap out the bitter cup of joe that he gets from the franchised café with the Kuju Coffee ethically sourced, specialty-grade blends. No machines needed: Simply anchor a single-serve filter over a mug, then slowly pour hot water over to brew.

80QT Elite Wheeled Cooler

For dads whose domestic calling is the grill, this Pelican heavy-duty cooler is sure to be his ever-reliable companion. It has a built-in bottle opener, press-and-pull latches, and an integrated fish scale. The two-inch polyurethane insulation keeps ice from completely melting for up to 10 days. 

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