Like us, you’re running a little late and have yet to find the perfect present for Father’s Day?
Fashion accessories, high-tech toys, photo books… but also organic wines and cosmetics, here are 10 eco-gift ideas for all profiles and budgets to honor our Dads as they deserve on June 19.
So follow the guide!
For the Eco-Dandy Dad: A Pachacuti fair-trade panama hat – From €60
Woven by the expert hands of Ecuadorian women, the panama hats of the British brand Pachacuti are amongst the first to have obtained a fair-trade certification. Plus, they are made out of eco-friendly materials. Green and glam’… these panamas are a safe bet for an Eco-Dandy Dad’s gift!
For the Eco-Brainy Dad: The book« Of Forests and Men » – €12
In this book put together by the GoodPlanet foundation for the International Year of Forests, Yann Arthus Bertrand offers a beautiful photo selection of forests and men of course… but also texts by UN experts and celebrity activists such as Wangari Maathai or Gisèle Bündchen. It’s the perfect timing to seize the opportunity to enrich our Eco-Brainy Daddies’ green culture.
For the Eco-Sporty Dad: A 727 Sailbags “Offshore” travel bag – €249
Cut out into old boat sails, each 727 Sailbags travel bag is one of a kind color, fabric and logo-wise. Both practical and trendy, here’s a nice sample of upcycling, in a chic style. Ideal dor Eco-Sporty Dads who like to wander off.
For the Eco-Bobo Dad: A “Day & Night Pack” by 66°30 Cosmetics – €58
In this pack, the organic cosmetic brand for modern and urban men, 66°30, offers « Cycle Jour » (50 ml), an ultra-moisturizing fluid, along with « Cycle Nuit » (15 ml) an ultra-nourishing anti-age moisturizer. This is the perfect combination for all Eco-Bobo Dads that respect themselves ! (Pack available at Ecocentric.)
For the Eco-Trendy Dad: A pair of Waiting for the Sun tea-wood sunglasses– 130 €
Ultra-light and made out of 100% natural tea wood, the French brand, Waiting for the Sun‘s sunglasses are entirely made by hand. We love the trendy look of these frames, some of which will remind informed Eco-Trendy Dads of the mythical Wayfairers. (Available at Kulte.)
For the Eco-Geek Dad: Urban Factory bamboo keyboard and mouse – ~€35 & ~€29
Keyboards, mice, mouse pads, USB hubs etc. the French accessory brand Urban Factory offers (almost) all computer accessories dressed in bamboo. They’re pretty, sleek and original… Full marks guaranteed even with the most demanding Eco-Geek Dads!
For the Eco-Chic Dad: A pair of Veja “Méditerranée” sneakers – €60
In organic cotton canvas and wild Amazonian rubber, the Méditerranée is the latest of Veja‘s eco-sneakers. We love the easy-chic look of this design, inspired by the timeless boat-shoe. Perfect for the summer holiday season, no doubt that the Méditerrannée will become Eco-Chic Dads’ it-sneakers.
For the Eco-Gourmet Dad: Organic “Saint-Julien-les-Vignes” rosé wine – ~€6 the bottle
With its light salmon color, this rosé from the Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, marked AB (organically farmed), is perfect for summer family meals. We love its savory and fresh aromas and are ready to bet that Eco-Gourmet Dads will appreciate them too… (Available at Annexe Richard - 15 rue Chevert 75007 Paris – +33 1 45 55 16 29).
For the Eco-Arty Dad : A Lumière de l’Atelier lamp – From 80 €
Made using recycled objects such as former heaters, headlights or motors, the Lumière de l’Atelier lamps are all unique creations. Visit Stéphane Kiefer’s workshop in Paris’s outskirts to choose your own. There are plenty that will satisfy each and every Eco-Arty Dad, amateur of industrial design.
For the Eco-High-Tech Dad – A solar energy G-Shock watch – €119
What differenciates the Solar G-Shock from its conventional equivalent ? Its battery’s capacity to recharge using day light. And don’t hesitate to pick a yellow one to shake up your Dad’s style for the summer !
It’s time for us to call it quits and to wish all Dads – “Eco” or not! – a happy Father’s Day!
And now… it’s your go!
Marie & Julie