Fathers Day Gifts
Gifts for Him
With Father's Day fast approaching it’s a great time to treat dad to one of our eco-friendly, handmade gifts for men.
To help you find the perfect gift we’ve put together a selection of ethical gifts for men that are sure to delight and inspire dad this father's day. From scrumptious fair trade food and drink to the softest socks he’s ever worn.
Plus loads of great ideas from our gorgeous range of artisan-made fair trade homeware that make unusual gifts men and women will love at any time of the year.
Ethical Presents for Men
At Danu, we specialise in ethical home and lifestyle products that are fairly traded and light on the earth. Be it products designed to help you move towards a waste-free life, 100% natural beauty products that are made by hand and not tested on animals, or stunning homeware that is made from recycled or reclaimed materials.
Many of these products make great gift ideas. So whether it’s birthday gifts, Christmas gifts or father's day gifts, here are a selection of our favourite presents for dads, brothers, uncles and friends.
Fair Trade Fashion
Thought's bamboo socks and underwear make great father's day presents (or Christmas gifts for men). Made from a blend of bamboo viscose and certified organic cotton, they are incredibly soft and comfortable to wear.
The natural properties of bamboo mean they regulate temperature. Keeping you warm when it's cold and cool when it's hot. Plus they have great moisture wicking properties, far better than cotton. And they are naturally antibacterial and antifungal meaning no more smelly feet.
There are lots of funky patterns to choose from and the underwear gift set is so beautifully packaged you'll be stealing the box back after he's unwrapped it.
And if he really deserves a treat Pachamama's hand knitted fleece lined sweaters and jackets make the most wonderful gifts. Practical and stylish they are warm enough for even the chilliest summer nights. And would look particularly good over a pair of jeans while tending the BBQ.
Ethical Natural Skincare
We think men deserve to have great products designed specifically for their skin. Even if it's just so they stop stealing ours.
We have all natural traditional shaving soap and brushes, shave and beard oil, moisturisers, face wash and even a face mask designed specifically for male skin. It smells great, it really works and there are absolutely no nasties.
The PHB range consists of a body wash, shampoo, soap and moisturiser which can be combined to make a really great gift. PHB stands for Pure, Handmade, British. They use 100% natural ingredients, don't test on animals and even donate 20% of their profits to charity.
If he's a fan of DIY projects or gardening the Bathing Beauty Gauntlet or Trevano hand salves are perfect for protecting and soothing hard-working hands.
Plus, you have to try the amazing Jones the Bones muscle and joint oil and bath salts. Not just for men, this oil has some truly incredible reviews and testimonials and it smells great too. Perfect for arthritis sufferers or anyone with aches and pains.
Reusable Gifts for Waste Free Living
As sustainability and protecting the planet are all part of our philosophy here at Danu we think that reusable products make great gifts for dad or anyone else for that matter. Not only are these environmentally friendly, but they will also save you money.
If the man you are buying for does a daily commute, works outside or likes the gym or outdoor pursuits then he needs a reusable water bottle. The Punc bottles are super handy for keeping hydrated on the move as their easy-sip lid means you don’t have to open the bottle. Unscrew the lid and you have a wide opening perfect for ice cubes or sipping drinks. These ergonomically shaped, funky coloured bottles can be easily personalised with vinyl stickers.
And if he likes to stay caffeinated as well as hydrated we highly recommend either the U-Konserve insulated coffee cups for an easy alternative to disposable cups. Or the Made Sustained insulated bottles if you want something leak proof you can chuck in a bag and still have hot coffee when you reach the top of the mountain.
Once he's got his hydration sorted there are lots of great reusable products for lunchtime. The insulated food jars are perfect for taking a hot meal out during the colder months and keeping salads and other food fresh when it’s hot. And we love the stainless steel alternatives to brittle plastic lunch boxes. Stainless steel is pretty much indestructible and won’t impart or retain flavours. It's easy to clean and can even go in the freezer.
Fair Trade Gifts for Men
Our range of fair trade homeware and accessories has some great birthday gifts for men. Handmade gifts for dad without having to make them yourself. Plus they are all fairly traded and environmentally considered.
Nkuku home and lifestyle have an amazing range of artisan made products perfect for updating his home or office style. The wire animal heads make great quirky gifts. A perfect trophy for the wall without any animals being harmed in the process. Or for something a little more personal the Decorative Glass Domes are a lovely way to display treasured possessions.
Photo frames make lovely gifts for men and women. Whether they are used to keep pictures of your loved ones on your desk at work or brighten up a wall. The metal frames are great as they are glass backed making it easier to display tickets, maps, mementoes or photo's that don't perfectly fill the frame.
And if the kids have handmade gifts for dad that need framing the A4 and A5 recycled wooden frames will do the job famously. Plus the fact that the wood could have come from a bed, a sideboard, skirting or a table means they are all unique and all have their own story to tell.
For men who love to cycle the recycled bike chain range make great gifts. Ranging from a little bottle opener keyring to a stunning wine rack and even a very cute decorative dinosaur. The trivet and coasters make a great addition to the dining table and the photo frames could be used to show off his cycling adventures.
If you are looking for a really stunning gift the Odhi Desk Lamp will soon have pride of place. The classic design and high-quality construction make this a gift that will last for years and years, A statement piece and a wonderful example of how fair trade and ethical doesn't mean any need for compromise on quality or style.
Kitchen and Dining
For men who love to cook and are a fan of entertaining our kitchen and tableware ranges make wonderful men's Christmas gifts. Think gorgeous hand-blown recycled glassware. Hand-painted ceramics. And chopping boards that are works of art as well as practical kitchen accessories.
Treat the chef to a new organic cotton apron, perfect to protect his clothes and some bamboo utensils for the kitchen. Or choose a bamboo or mango wood board that can be used for both food prep and serving.
nkuku’s Nalbari mango wood boards are stunning in their design and construction. Made from sustainably grown and harvested mango wood by skilled artisans they are ideal for serving up antipasto platters, cheeses, loaves of bread and pizzas. Great for outdoor dining this summer.
We also love the recycled glasses. Choose a classic red or white wine glass. A tumbler perfect for wine, water or cocktails. Or the industrial looking agar tea set. Inspired by travels through Asia and Africa where tea is often shared among friends, this set is perfect for carrying drinks to the garden and is just as good for hot or cold beverages.
Gift Cards and Mystery Gifts
If you are stuck for what to choose you could always go for a bit of a gamble and let the fabulous warehouse and customer service team do the hard work for you. Pick a mystery box ranging in price from £15 to £75 and let us know in the comments who it’s for and any hints or tips, then wait and see what arrives. And if that sounds a bit risky, grab a gift card. He can choose something he loves and you know your money has been spent in an ethical and sustainable way.
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