Ethical Christmas Gift Guide – Part II: Gifts for HIM

Part II is here! Woohoo! This little christmas gift guide is all about sustainable christmas gift ideas for MEN. Our fathers, brothers, boyfriends, husbands, lovers, best friends, colleagues, cousins, uncles and so on need christmas gifts too. Of course. So how about giving something sustainable this year?

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Yes, you can make a difference this year by saying no to supporting brands which are exploiting their employees and being responsible for employees getting cancer and other diseases because of all the chemicals used in the production chain, which drain tons of chemicals in our environment, which are indirectly deforesting the last rain forests on our planet etc. Shop your christmas gifts this year from sustainable brands. Brands that want to make a difference, that produce fair, that produce ethical, that produce without hurting other humans and/or our planet.

Here we go with a few ideas for men:

Lunchboxes from stainless steal

These lunchboxes do not only look really cool, they are really cool! You can find them in various sizes and shapes – for soup, salads, sandwiches, snacks etc.

We use them a lot -to bring oatmeal to our coworking space in the morning, to bring trail mix to the playground in the afternoon, to bring slices of apples, cookies, sandwiches, leftovers and so on.

Check out Kivanta.de for a lot of options.

These stainless steel lunch boxes make an even better gift, when you fill them with homemade cookies and gingerbread when giving away. Or maybe even with an invition to a picnic inside the box? That could actually become a romantic gift 😉

Fun (sustainable!) Socks

There are soooo many fun socks out there. And 99% of them are loaded with chemicals and produced under everything but fair conditions. But 1% of them are made from sustainable brands – so just go for those!

I LOVE URU Design Solo Socks because they had this really awesome idea of making solo socks instead of pairs. Like that you do not have to throw one sock away when its pair-partner gets lost.

I got these socks a while back and there were meant to be MY socks. However, now its my husband wearing them aaaall the time. So I guess this means that they are a great gift for men 😀

A Fairtrade Backpack

You know how chemical loaden most backpacks are? This is not only bad for the environment but also, and especially, for the workers who make those backpacks under conditions which are everything but safe and who inhale all those chemicals all the time during their shifts.

Make a difference by buying an all organic fair trade backpack!

Check out melawear.com for the first ever fairtrade and organic backpack on the market! You will love it, your husband will love it, your father will love it 🙂

A Thermos and his favorite Drink

Like a stainless steal lunchbox, a stainless steel thermos is making a beautiful gift too. Make it a set with his favorite (fair trade) coffee or a nice christmas tea.

You can find this pretty Thermos at Kivanta.de

Next to thermos bottles, pretty glass bottles make a great gift too. There are soooo many nice options – and the more beautiful the glass bottle is, the higher the chance will be that it will truly be used (and plastic bottles (WASTE) will be reduced). You can find really nice glass bottles at Kivanta.de but do also check out local options where you live. Shopping local and supporting local business is always the best.

FAIR FASHION

Yes of course! Fair Fashion is not only a girls thing. Show your husband this christmas that there are beautiful fair fashion items for men out there. Shop a nice shirt, a tee or a cozy sweater like the one pictured here (which is from Hess Natur).

Look out for local fair trade brands, for organic options, and in case you cannot find anything nice local, go check out “big” fair fashion brands such a Armed Angles, Hess Natur, or People Tree. A big fair brand is always better than a big brand which is exploiting their workers, animals, nature and our planet.

This was it! My little sustainble christmas gift guide for men. I hope you enjoyed it and got inspired.

Other ideas for men could include:

Books – e.g. about sustainability, nature, why to eat organic, etc.
Food – most men that I know love good food and I always like to give away baskets with nice organic food items.

Accessoires – such as belts, hats, scarfs from fair trade and organic brands

OR something homemade of course! Homemade gifts are the best anyway. Knit some socks, write a beautfiul giftcard for a nice dinner, bake his favorite cookies, etc.

And now, first and foremost, enjoy your day 🙂

 

 

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  1. Nataly KireiKana
    Dezember 7, 2016 / 11:44 pm

    sweeater! that looks exactly for me!
    perfect for winter!
    KireiKana

  2. Dezember 8, 2016 / 12:25 pm

    Socks and sweater still the best gifts for men! They are so difficult to choose a gift!

  3. Doreen's Style Diary
    Dezember 10, 2016 / 2:38 am

    I love this sustainable gift guide. I always try to support sustainable brands. That stainless steel lunch box is perfect. I’m going to order one for myself.
    http://doreensstylediary.com/

  4. Dezember 10, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Liebe Rosa Larissa Klara, danke! Das ist wirklich ein wunderbarer Ansatz, auch bei den Geschenken auf Nachhaltigkeit zu setzen. Ich persönlich bin jetzt direkt ein Fan der Thermoskanne geworden – und würde mich selber freuen, wenn ich sie bekommen würde 🙂 Auch die anderen Sachen sind super – eine solche Lunchbox habe ich noch nie vorher gesehen.
    Euch noch ein tolles Wochenende.
    Liebe Grüße, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  5. Dezember 10, 2016 / 9:57 pm

    Diese Lunchboxen habe ich auch schon woanders gesehen und finde sie richtig, richtig toll. Meine Schwester reduziert den Plastik in ihrem Haushalt und das ist für sie echt perfekt!

    -Kati

  6. Amy Ann
    Dezember 11, 2016 / 3:38 am

    These are all such great ideas! I especially love the lunchbox. I’d use that a lot.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style