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Green Father's Day Gift Ideas

Jun 13, 2016
Scarlet Paolicchi

garden tools 

Fathers do so much to hold families together and their strong pillar of support should not go unnoticed. Father's Day is a wonderful occasion to show how thankful you are. Whether it is your father or your husband, here are some green Father's Day gift ideas he is sure to enjoy.

1. Time

Yes, this one is cheap and eco-friendly! There’s nothing to wrap, although you could chose to present your gift of time as a card or as a book of coupons. You know him best and you will know how he prefers to spend his time. Some look forward to family activities, some want couple time, or he might even want alone time to recharge his batteries. Time really is a precious, and thoughtful, gift if you express it in words. Time is wonderful gift for the dad who has it all and for those on a budget!

2. Eco-friendly Clothing Options

Most dads could use a few pieces to freshen up their wardrobe. Consider eco-friendly fabric, look for fair trade clothing or even shop at a thrift store. There is something for every budget and eco-friendly clothing is a great choice for conscious consumers.

3. Tools

Consider getting dad some gardening tools. If he is a gardening pro, there is always another thing he could use, and if he is a novice you can begin with a container gardening kit. If dad is just not into gardening, you can still find a large selection of tools at most thrift stores for another green gift choice. He may also appreciate a green yard gadget such as a composter or a water barrel. If he already has tools, why don’t you surprise him by helping to organize them (as I did above)!

4. Upgrade

If dad is a foodie or a drink connoisseur, splurge a little to upgrade his normal indulgences. Look for some special local crafted goods or some fair trade goodies. He may have been dying to try that organic grass fed beef but held back for the budget.

5. Tech

Many dads are technology geeks, and you can satisfy that urge with a little shopping online or at local gadget store. Buying second hand is a great green choice, and you will also enjoy a big savings on tech like MP3 players and cell phones.

The bottom line is there is a great green gift for all price ranges, and if you can combine the first gift with any of the others, the dad in your life is sure to be a happy man.

Which one do you think your dad would like the most?

Photo courtesy of dottieg2007 via / CC BY

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