With father's day just around the corner now is the perfect time to start browsing the site for father's day presents. With so many eco-friendly ethical gifts to choose from we thought we'd put together a special category full of unusual gifts for men. Great ideas that might just make finding the perfect gift for dad a little bit easier.
And our range of ethical and fair trade gifts for men aren't just father's day gifts. They make great presents for men at any time of year. So next time you are looking for birthday gifts for men or Christmas gift ideas we have lots of presents for dads, uncles, brothers and friends.
See our ethical gift guide for men...
Men are notoriously harder to buy for than women. Maybe that's because they just donâ€™t tend to have as much stuff as women or because they tend to buy the things they want for themselves?
Food and drink tend to be good go to gifts, (we have a great range of fair trade bean to bar chocolate, tea and artisan coffee) and of course socks! But if you are looking for something a bit more unusual and like the idea of fair trade handmade gifts for dad or eco-friendly products that will get used everyday then look no further.
We also stock a great range of all natural male grooming products that would make a great gift.
Thought Clothing make the most amazingly soft bamboo socks that are a real treat for the feet. The fact that they are made from bamboo means they have great moisture wicking properties and they are naturally antibacterial and antifungal. Meaning no more smelly feet. They come in lots of lovely designs and are a perfect gift for children to give. We love the boxer gift sets as well. These are definitely one for the christmas gifts for men list.
If you fancy spoling Dad this father's day, or any other time of the year, you could do a lot worse than one of Pachamamaâ€™s amazing fair trade hoodies or sweaters. Hand knitted and fleece lined their knitwear is a great example of ethical fashion. Stylish, timeless and so comfortable you never want to take it off.
Perfect for wearing with a pair of jeans at the weekend and warm enough to keep him warm on camping trips, dog walks or winter adventures. The styles are classic and a great move away from the throw away fashion culture often found on the high street.
Plus because they are fair trade you know the people who make these fabulous jumpers have been given a fair deal. In fact Pachamama make a point of providing year round orders to their producers despite the seasonal nature of their products ensuring a reliable income and promoting sustainable growth.
If the man you are buying for is a keen cyclist or just a fan of upcycling then the range of fair trade recycled bike chain products make great gifts. Expertly hand crafted from discarded or broken bicycle chains that would otherwise have ended up in landfill these make lovely presents for any special occasion.
The wine rack or bottle opener keychain are practical items that are sure to be conversation starters, the bottle openers could even be good groomsmen gifts if you have an upcoming wedding.
The photo frames and bookends are a good way to improve his office decor with a bit of upcycled chic. Fill the picture frames with a photo of the kids and you have a personalised eco-friendly gift for dad that will be treasured for years to come.
And we just love the dinosaur. Not a practical gift but great if you have a dino mad child who wants to choose something for daddy thatâ€™s just from them.
The nkuku homeware and lifestyle range includes some great handmade gifts for men. They follow fair trade principles and work with all their suppliers to help them move towards fair trade certification. And they make some really stylish contemporary home and lifestyle pieces that make unusual gifts for men or women.
The brass bookmarks come topped with a hand crafted stag, elephant or snail and are full of character. Perfect for making the page of a novel or organising paperwork they would make a stylish fair trade addition for work or home.
The decorative glass domes are perfect for displaying adventure finds, homemade gifts or mini diy projects, and kids will love helping dad find new things to put on display. And the brass or zinc photo frames could be used for displaying homemade cards, photos, or a even a treasured concert ticket.The perfect base for unique gifts and a fun gift for kids to get involved in.
If you are looking for more of a big ticket item the Odhi Desk lamp offers simply stunning illumination that is fair trade and a classic style that will last a lifetime.
Because menâ€™s skin needs looking after just as much as women's. The range includes beard face and body products specially designed for male skin and packed full of natural nourishing ingredients and essential oils.
Bathing Beautyâ€™s double award winning shave oil is perfect for those with sensitive skin. Made from 100% cold pressed plant oils it prepares and nourishes the skin, promotes a clean smooth shave and leaves a subtle masculine scent of juniper and lime. Plus there are gorgeously scented traditional shaving soaps, beard conditioning oils, made for men moisturisers and even a bio active mud mask for a deep cleansing treat.
Because sometimes the best gifts are the ones that donâ€™t instantly shout gift but that you actually end up using every day. We love the Punc stainless steel water bottles and think they make a great gift for pretty much anyone. The built in straw makes them easy to use on the go or at the gym.
Designed to last a lifetime not only will this gift keep your man hydrated but will potentially save hundreds of plastic bottles and cups from landfill. And because they are stainless steel and wonâ€™t retain or impart flavour they are great for switching between drinks. You might use them for water or juice during the week and then choose to fill with a sneaky bottle of wine for a weekend picnic.
The Made Sustained bottles are also brilliant. Fully stainless steel including the lid meaning no plastic these bottles are also insulated giving you the option of keeping drinks hot or cold. Perfect for ice cold drinks on a hot day and a great way to stop you reaching for a bottle of water from the fridge cabinet.
If dad takes his lunch to work with him then the reusable sandwich wraps or a stainless steel lunch box also makes a lovely gift.
The Bocâ€™nâ€™Roll are perfect for sandwiches and snacks. Easy to use they fold out into a handy placemat for eating on the go, plus they are machine washable for easy cleaning. If heâ€™s more of a salad or left overs man the made sustained lunch boxes are great.
Or treat him to a U-Konserve insulated food jar and he can enjoy hot or cold food whenever and wherever. Great for soups, stews or porridge in winter and salads in summer.