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Best Fathers Day Gifts for an Eco-Friendly Dad

Last Minute Father’s Day Gifts

If you are a regular reader you’ve probably already seen that we couldn’t keep our Father’s Day gift list to a single article. We split it up into several to offer more ideas for different types of dads. In case you missed them, be sure to check them out.

Ultimate Eco-Friendly Gift Guide for Dads

Last Minute Gift Ideas

Here’s our last minute Father’s Day gift guide for eco-friendly and sustainable dads…

DIY Projects

Fathers Day DIY Gift - Necktie Camera Strap   Fathers Day Gift DIY Monogram Coffee Mug   Fathers Day Gift DIY Comic Book Coasters

DIY Camera Strap - Repurpose an old necktie into a camera strap. Full instructions at Ecouterre.com

DIY Monogram Coffee Mug - Grab a Black Pebeo Porcelaine Pen and a white mug to make this personal Father’s Day gift. Full instructions at DesignMom.com

DIY Comic Book Coasters - For the geeky dad with a comic book collection (warning: do not use your dad’s comics for this project) this is a wonderful way to showcase his passion with functionality. Full instructions at ModPodgerRocksBlog.com

Plant A Tree

Make this Father’s Day one to remember by planting a tree in your dad’s honor. You can even make it a bonding activity by planting the tree together.

Amazon Shopping

Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world and has almost 140 million products for sale. Although it doesn’t offer the most intimate shopping experience it is the best place to order a last minute gift for your dad this Father’s Day. Many of us procrastinate and Amazon is there to (thankfully) save the day.

See what Father’s Day Gifts Amazon has!

What did you get your dad this year? Let us know in the comments.

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6 Father’s Day Gifts for Eco-Gadget Techy Dads

There are plenty of techy gadgets available for dads who love technology, but trying to find the eco-friendly gadgets can be a challenge. After looking through the different gifts available we found six that stood out (three are dedicated to Mac lovers!) for you to get inspiration. You’ll find a power strip to stop vampire drain and even wooden radios.

Ultimate Eco-Friendly Gift Guide for Dads

Magno Wooden Radio

Handcrafted from sustainable forest resources this wooden radio ($225-$300) features AM/FM with the capability of connecting an external audio source, like mp4 players and the iPod. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - Magno Wooden Radio Model 1

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - Magno Wooden Radio Model 2

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - Magno Wooden Radio Model 3

 

USB EcoStrip 2.0

This power strip is perfect for dad to charge all his eco-gadgets. The USB EcoStrip 2.0 (about $40) received the Gold Standard Award for eliminating the “vampire” drain of electronics. :: Available at EcoStrip

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - Power Strip EcoStrip

From EcoStrip:EcoStrip 2.0 was presented with the “Gold Standard Award” for eliminating standby power and is widely recognized today as the best new energy saving product. EcoStrip 2.0 is an energy saving power strip with surge protection designed with corporate sustainability in mind.

Solio Universal Hybrid Solar Charger

One of the more popular solar chargers on the market the Solio universal solar charger (about $88) works by absorbing electrical power from direct sunlight or wall socket. All dad needs to do is spread out the fan blades for maximum surface area to collect the solar energy. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - Solio Universal Hybrid Solar Charger

Mac Related Gift Ideas

If your dad loves Apple and Mac, then why not give the gift of a Mac accessory this Father’s Day. Here are a few eco-friendly gadget gifts for the Mac lover.

Wooden Alarm Dock

Made from sustainably harvested Beech wood, this alarm dock by Areaware ($31.99) provides a dual purpose docking station for your dad’s iPhone or iPod Touch. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - Areware iPad Alarm Dock

SUBSTRATA wood cases for iPAD and iPAD 2

Handcrafted and sustainable, these iPAD (starting at $175) and iPAD 2 (starting at $95) wood cases offer stylish protection with exotic woods. And SUBSTRATA is all about sustainability so the exotic woods are only harvested from mature trees from sawmills that practice sustainable forestry practices. This includes several sawmills over 80 years old. :: Available at SUBSTRATA (shipping in 3-5 weeks)

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - SUBSTRATA iPAD Wood Case

i-Ecko Cardboard Speakers

Made from recycled materials and sustainable natural fibers these cardboard speakers ($13.99) are compact and easy for dad to bring on any trip. Easy to assemble and stores flat for easy portability, they are compatible with iPods, the iPhone 3G and other mp3 players. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - i-Ecko Cardboard Speakers

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3 Father’s Day Gifts for Earth Friendly DIY Dad

Many dads love being helpful and fixing things around the house. Whether your dad is a real Mr. Fix It or is closer to Tim “the tool man” Taylor (reference: Home Improvement), why not celebrate his passion with the perfect gift for a DIY enthusiast? Here are three gifts, two fun and one practical, for you to show dad how much you care.

Ultimate Eco-Friendly Gift Guide for Dads

Nailed It Desk Organizer

This desktop organizer ($58) is quirky and fun for any desk. If your dad loves doing things himself he’ll appreciate this handmade desk organizer from salvaged tool parts and recycled steel. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - DIY Dad - Nailed It Desk Organizer

Perched Parrot

Help dad make a DIY statement with this handmade parrot ($98). Created in Utah designer Fred Conlon uses recycled materials, including an adjustable wrench for the body, a crest of nails for feathers, and cut steel wings. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - DIY Dad - Perched Parrot

Rapid Battery Charger

Energy Star qualified this rapid battery charger by Makita ($160) charges Li-Ion batteries in about 30 minutes with the fast charge. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - DIY Dad - Makita Energy Star Rapid Battery Charger

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7 Father’s Day Gifts for Sporty and Sustainable Dad

Sport themed gifts for dads who love sports just makes sense. In addition to tickets to a favorite game or sports team, there are a few ideas that your dad will love! From recycled seats from their favorite stadium turned into cufflinks to reclaimed wood bottle openers and pens to eco golf balls, you’re sure to find the perfect unique sports themed gift for your dad this Father’s Day.

Ultimate Eco-Friendly Gift Guide for Dads

Baseball Loving Dads

Authentic Stadium Seat Cufflinks

Handmade from salvaged ballpark seats these cufflinks ($170-$200) are sure to impress any baseball fan. Choose between some of the most well-known baseball stadiums, including Fenway, Wrigley, Yankee, Dodger and more. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Uncommon Goods Authentic Stadium Seat Cufflinks

Baseball Bat Bottle Opener

Made in the USA each baseball bat bottle opener ($85-$125) is handmade from reclaimed wood from some of the famous and most historic baseball stadiums around the country. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Uncommon Goods Baseball Bat Bottle Opener

Ballpark Pens

Another wonderful gift from Uncommon Goods, these Ballpark Pens ($170-$260) make great gifts for baseball collectors and fans. Made from salvaged wood from some of the most popular baseball stadiums, including Fenway, Wrigley and Yankee, each pen is handmade. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Uncommon Goods Ballpark Pens

Football Lovers

Bottle Cap Belt

Handcrafted in the USA these belts ($35-$50) are made by Littlearth with recycled rubber for the belt with a seatbelt buckle that doubles as a bottle opener. With several of the popular Football teams available to choose from you can get your devoted dad a gift any fan would love. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Sports Team Bottle Cap Belt - Steelers

Tire Tread Rubber Sports Balls

Both balls (under $15) are made from recycled tire tread making them easy to grip. These Baden X-Tread sports balls are official size for any sport loving dad. Perfect for playing on rough asphalt (black top) as they seem indestructible.

Here’s just one of the basketball reviews on Amazon:

I teach PE at an urban middle school where the kids play basketball on rough blacktop all day, and before I found this ball, I never found a ball that lasted longer than two weeks. But these basketballs appear to be indestructible, and the kids love them. They look undeniably cool, and they are tough and easy to play with, plus the cover retains its grip. (Sean Messenger)

Recycled Tire Basketball

Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Sports Dad - Recycled Tire Basketball

Recycled Tire Soccer Ball

Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Sports Dad - Recycled Tire Soccer Ball

There is also a recycled tire Football, but that is only available in the Junior size.

Let’s Not Forget Golfers

Eco Golf Balls

For less than $1 a golf ball, this Wilson 12 Pack of Eco-Core Balls (about $10) helps eliminate extra trash sent to the landfills. The interior is filled with a core of recycled rubber tires. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Wilson Eco Golf Balls

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5 Father’s Day Gifts for the Outdoorsy Dad

Who doesn’t love the outdoors? Nature at its finest can be enjoyed with hiking, mountain biking, camping and so many other activities. If your dad loves to head outside for fresh air, then you might want to consider these 5 gifts dedicated to the outdoor enthusiast this Father’s Day.

Ultimate Eco-Friendly Gift Guide for Dads

Patagonia Refugio Pack

With plenty of pockets to choose from, the Refugio Pack (about $55-$85) is great for any outdoor enthusiast. The largest section is big enough for a laptop during the week and can hold a generous water bladder for weekend adventures. :: Available at Amazon (Note: The Refugio Pack is no longer available, but there are other options available.)

Fathers Day Gift - Patagonia Refugio Pack

Upcycled Tent Dopp Kit

Handmade in Mexico, this Dopp Kit ($38) is made from reclaimed fabric discarded by camping tent manufacturers. Durable and lightweight, it’s perfect for camping. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Upcycled Tent Dopp Kit

G-Shock Atomic Tough Solar Watch

Shock-resistant and water-resistant, the Casio G-Shock Atomic Tough Solar Watch ($99) only needs the sunlight to keep it running. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - G-Shock Atomic Tough Solar Watch

BPA-Free Better Bottle

A spill-proof bottle is always desired on the hiking trails and bike paths. This BPA-Free Better Bottle by CamelBak ($10-26) is sure to fit the need and can be easily used with one hand. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - CamelBak BPA-Free Better Bottle

Solar Crank Radio

Whether your dad wants to charge this radio (about $30) with sunlight or a few cranks it is sure to help in any emergency situation.  Dad is sure to take this small radio with him on any adventure. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - Solar Powered Crank Emergency Radio

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5 Father’s Day Gifts for the Stylish Dad with Green Flavor

With more companies going “green” these days it’s getting easier to find stylish eco-friendly clothing options without spending a fortune. From recycled tires turned into flip flops to organic fabrics to recycled metals, green apparel never looked so good. Here’s 5 fantastic gifts for dad this Father’s Day.

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EcoTread Sandals

Sunshine and warmth during the summer months make flip flops a wonderful choice for any dad. Made with 25% recycled rubber these EcoTread sandals ($85) offer comfortable support. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - EcoTread Recycled Flip Flops

Eco-Airflo Hat

Made of certified organic coton, this hat by Tilley ($77-$82) offers comfort and rugged appeal. There is even a secret pocket for hiding important items like his driver’s license or hotel room key. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Tillys Eco-Airflo Organic Cotton Hat

Past, Present, Future Watch

Help remind dad to stop and enjoy the present with this chic metal watch ($115). Made from stainless steel it’s water-resistant to 100 feet. :: Available at Uncommon Goods

Fathers Day Gift - Uncommon Goods Past Present Future Watch

Wooden Accessories

Army Wooden Watch

With every WEwood watch purchased, like this Army Wooden Watch (about $120), a tree is planted to help renew the forests. Made of 100% natural wood, mostly scrap-wood, this watch is sure to make a statement. :: Available at Red Envelope

Fathers Day Gift - WeWood Wooden Watch

Wood Tie

Made from reclaimed redwood beams from salvage yards in the San Francisco area, these wood ties ($34.00 – $42.00) make wonderful fashion accessories for a man with a sense of humor. :: Available at Uncommon Goods

Fathers Day Gift - Green Style - Uncommon Goods Wood Tie

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6 Best Father’s Day Gifts for an Eco-Friendly Dad

With Father’s Day just around the corner (June 17th!), we decided to compile a few lists for you to get some eco-friendly inspiration. Here’s a brief overview of some of the top gifts for Earth friendly dads.

From recycled glass to sustainable wood harvesting to solar gadgets to funky recycled sculptures, there are many different ideas to help you find the perfect gift to show dad how much he means to you this year.

Ultimate Eco-Friendly Gift Guide for Dads

Stogie Lovers

Don Julio Cigar Ashtray

Made from recycled Don Julio Tequila bottles, this cigar ashtray ($21) offers a slight blue glow in front of the light. :: Available at Hipcycle

Fathers Day Gift - Hipcycle Recycled Don Julio Cigar Ashtray

Stylish Dad

Army Wooden Watch

With every WEwood watch purchased, like this Army Wooden Watch (about $120), a tree is planted to help renew the forests. Made of 100% natural wood, mostly scrap-wood, this watch is sure to make a statement. :: Available at Red Envelope

Fathers Day Gift - WeWood Wooden Watch

Outdoor Dad

Solar Crank Radio

Whether your dad wants to charge this radio (about $30) with sunlight or a few cranks it is sure to help in any emergency situation.  Dad is sure to take this small radio with him on any adventure. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - Solar Powered Crank Emergency Radio

Sports Loving Dad

Baseball Bat Bottle Opener

Made in the USA each baseball bat bottle opener ($85-$125) is handmade from reclaimed wood from some of the famous and most historic baseball stadiums around the country. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Uncommon Goods Baseball Bat Bottle Opener

Eco-Friendly DIY Dad

Perched Parrot

Help dad make a DIY statement with this handmade parrot ($98). Created in Utah designer Fred Conlon uses recycled materials, including an adjustable wrench for the body, a crest of nails for feathers, and cut steel wings. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Uncommon Goods Perched Parrot

Eco-Geek Dad

Solio Universal Hybrid Solar Charger

One of the more popular solar chargers on the market the Solio universal solar charger (about $88) works by absorbing electrical power from direct sunlight or wall socket. All dad needs to do is spread out the fan blades for maximum surface area to collect the solar energy. :: Available at Amazon

Fathers Day Gift - Eco Gadget - Solio Universal Hybrid Solar Charger

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