Eco-Friendly Gifts: Men
We've all got someone in our lives who is impossible to buy for - often, it's the men. We're sure there are many anthropological reasons for this, and perhaps there's a study out there that explains it; but we always struggle to think of gift ideas for a man who has everything. So, we decided to take the stress out of the gift idea process and source you five of the best eco-friendly gifts for men.
What's the Time Mr…?
There may not be a wolf at the door, but a watch is generally a solid choice for a gift! We love Ashly Keane's men’s collection, and the London Black Mesh piece in particular, for a stylish and contemporary piece. The timepiece features a scratch-resistant, sapphire crystal glass, Swiss movement and is water-resistant up to 50 meters. The mesh strap is made as a Milanese bracelet band, featuring stainless fine-knit steel with an adjustable clasp.
At £49.00 each, these watches are also incredible value considering their luxury finish @ashlykeane
The Dark Night
So, you've given him the watch, but is he prone to losing things? Give him a place to rest his timepiece, and his phone with this sustainable personalised bedside watch stand from UK based maker, MijJoj Designs.
This gorgeous accessory can be handcrafted in either solid walnut or oak and can be personalised on the front (40 characters) and back (60 characters). Plus all of those gorgeous finish options are made from sustainably sourced wood.
Off the Cuff
Cufflinks can be a bit hit and miss, can't they? But we've found some that are sure to be a hit, plus they're recycled and just one of the coolest things we've ever seen.
Those innovative buttons (or cufflinks) over at Elvis & Kresse have created a range of cufflinks made entirely from decommissioned fire-hose.
Yep. That's right - their Torpedo Cufflinks are made entirely from reclaimed fire-hose. Before these perfect gifts became accessories, they'd spent up to 30 years fighting fires in the UK. These cufflinks are strong and will last a lifetime, plus they'll make a pretty great conversation starter!
They've also got a range of small pieces like keyring, wallets and washbags all made using recycled and reclaimed fire-hoses if the cufflinks don't float your boat. Best of all, when you buy from their Fire-Hose collection, 50% of the profits are donated to The Fire Fighters Charity @elvisandkresse
Show Me the Money
If you're looking for a wallet, but the reclaimed firehouse doesn't tickle your pickle, why not go for a cork wallet?
NewLivingHome on Etsy makes great, living cork wallets. They're 100% vegan and has a slim design to fit into any pocket, plus it’s delivered in biodegradable packaging. The cork is half the weight of a leather wallet, making a lighter option to store those bank and library cards.
At £10.99, theses cork wallets are incredible value, great for the planet and look incredibly stylish without breaking the bank. Perfect for a unique yet understated gift.
Use the Fork, Luke
In the coming months, the return to work and the office will become the norm once more (we hope). Get used to eating on the go again with this handy bamboo cutlery set from Etsy; an easy carry item for a backpack, briefcase or suit jacket pocket.
What we love most about this stylish set from Lunasboutique28 is the inclusion of a bamboo drinking straw (and cleaner) as well as chopsticks - so your gift recipient can be ready for any culinary occasion. It also makes the perfect eco-friendly simple swap while not having to compromise on design. The set also comes in a recycled cotton case that gives this gift an understated yet elegant finish.
At £8.99, this is the perfect gift for the man who has everything.
The Most Awesome Eco-Friendly Wrapping Paper
We don’t make wrapping paper by gender, we just like bright colours and the coolest designs. But, here are a few of our tried and tested favourites to make the men in your life smile with your thoughtful gift.