I think Father’s Day has it pretty tough. Following up a month after celebrating our mums, for my siblings and I, it can feel a bit like an afterthought. But that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate our dad. We just sometimes forget to show him! Plus I don’t know about you, but my dad is notoriously difficult to buy for. Even if he does enjoy a gift, 9 times out of 10 he’ll profess we shouldn’t waste money on him. Altogether it’s a bit of a challenge. If you’re anything like me and have left getting your dad’s gift to the last minute, here’s some ethical gift ideas that could do the trick.

For the Dad that likes to look good

Dad’s love cardigans, right? Well instead of trusting them to find a suitable one, why not buy one that’s a bit more stylish. This Alec Bizby kimono cardigan also comes in grey and is lightweight enough to be perfect for those cool summer nights. Plus the designers are local to London, which means avoiding sweatshops and high carbon footprints.

 

For the Dad that likes to read

If your dad’s idea of relaxation is a good book and a hot drink, then look no further (well you may have to make him a drink!) Just Living by Ruth Valerio puts our culture under a magnifying glass and investigates how are actions are impacting both those living in poverty and the planet itself. It’s a must read for anyone looking to connect their faith to their lifestyle.

 

For the Dad that likes to stay well-groomed

If your dad likes a cleanly shaven face, then The Naked Shave is for him. Made with vegan-friendly ingredients, Naked Necessities have produced a high-quality shave that’s made to last. The kit also comes in recycled packaging too! Keep your dad from looking scruffy and save the planet at the same time!

 

For the Dad that likes to keep fit

If your dad is determined to dodge a dad-bod, get him some ethical running shoes to aid his efforts. Vivobarefoot designed a lightweight trainer using recycled plastic bottles, perfect for running come rain or come shine. It’s a great way to keep fit and stay ethical!

 

For the Dad that likes a sweet treat

When all else fails, getting some chocolate is always an easy win. Seed and Bean are a Fairtrade chocolate company with a variety of flavours that will leave mouths watering. They have everything from chilli and lime dark chocolate to lemon and poppy seed white chocolate. With so many flavours, your dad’s bound to like at least one!


So there you have it – five gift ideas to get your Dad this Father’s Day. Make sure you get one before it’s too late!