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Best Fathers Day Gifts for an Eco-Friendly Dad

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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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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Help Your Mom Indulge this Mother’s Day by Treating Her to Something She’ll Love

French Hen: Julia Child Cookbook Birdhouse by Uncommon GoodsJulia Child Cookbook Birdhouse: French Hen

Available from Uncommon Goods.

Handmade from a vintage French Chef Cookbook by Julia Child, this ornamental birdhouse is covered by the title page, two recipe pages, and a picture of Julia and Features the rest of the book as a roof. The finishing touch? A perch made out of a mini wooden mixing spoon. Handmade by *Dave Vissat in Pennsylvannia.

For decorative indoor use only.

*Dave Vissat is an artist who spends his days as a creative director for a Pittsburgh advertising agency. But for the last ten years, he has spent his nights creating one-of-a-kind birdhouses out of vintage books.

 

Passchal Designs with the Environment in Mind

A Small Bag with Big Style: The Bag

Available from Passchal.

Made from store sign banners and tractor inner tubes, The BAG by Passchal offers several storage compartments to hold everything Mom will ever need. Zip and cell phone pockets add versatility and function to this stylish design of a handbag.

Garden in a Bag: Mother's Day from Branch Home

Garden in a Bag: Mother’s Day

Available from Branch Home.

Say “I love you, Mom” in a way that will long be remembered. This bag contains everything the recipient needs to grow colorful zinnias right on a desktop or windowsill.

Growing the plants is easy: simply follow the included instructions, and soon your Mom will have a plant that grows right in the bag. With regular watering and occasional fertilizer (not included), it will continue to produce year ’round.

 

 

 

Irresistibly Gorgeous Chocolates from Hotel Chocolat

Chilli and Nibs Sweethearts - Hotel Chocolat Pink Champagne Truffles - Hotel Chocolat Pretty in Pink Goody Bag - Hotel Chocolat Vintage Dark Chocolate Buttons - Hotel Chocolat

 From left: Chilli & Nibs Sweethearts, Pink Champagne Truffles, Pretty in Pink Goody Bag, and Vintage Dark Chocolate Buttons. (Available from Hotel Chocolat.)

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