Would you believe it; Christmas is right around the corner already! With limited time and a limited budget, how are you to find eco-friendly gifts for the men in your life? How about starting with these 12 ethically & sustainably made gifts under $100? The gifts range from $16 to $98 with an average price of just $50.
Each piece comes with a highly functional purpose and a great story. From tumblers to sneakers, the men in your life are sure to feel good about sporting any of these pieces.
Brewer Wallet | Nisolo
This everyday essential wallet is one any man can proudly reveal at fancy restaurants and coffee shops alike. The perfect cure for that unfortunate guy you know who’s still rocking a wallet that is fraying apart, or worse, that looks like it was stolen from a middle schooler.
Nisolo’s wallet is crafted ethically in Peru from sustainably produced leather. Checkout their new #lowestwagechallenge to see how they’re elevating worker conditions worldwide.
#lowestwagechallenge: a challenge to brands in the industry to publish their lowest wages and be more transparent with how they are paying workers.
Blackout Sneakers | Z Shoes Organic
What guy couldn’t use a pair of slick minimalist sneakers? Classic black sneakers match virtually any outfit with great versatility to pair with any shade of your favorite blazer or tee.
The blackout sneakers have the added bonus of a great impact. Their ethical creation comes from locally sourced Peruvian organic cotton. Additionally, Z Shoes gives 5% to a non-profit fighting human trafficking.
Boxers | Arvin Goods
What man couldn’t use a new pair of comfortable boxers? This is a gift that’s sure not to go to waste and ironically, it’s also made from waste materials!
Perhaps not your typical idea of waste. Waste materials include: upcycled cotton from cotton destined for the landfill and RPET from recycled plastic bottles.
Constructed entirely from upcycled and recycled materials, Arvin Goods is there to help your man reduce his environmental footprint one essential at a time.
Socks that Help Dogs | Conscious Step
Know a few dog lovers in your life? We do, and a lot of them at that! Here’s the perfect gift to pair his passion with function, and to integrate into an outfit some subtle prints!
Conscious Step socks are Fair Trade, organic cotton, and vegan, and this pair gives to a charity to help doggos. What’s not to like?
Zip Hoodie | Pact
When it comes to gift giving, hoodies are a pretty safe bet. They’re comfy, perfect for lounging, and a nice casual piece for errands around town or a walk in the great outdoors.
This hoodie by Pact is made from 80% organic cotton / 20% recycled polyester, and is Fair Trade certified, vegan friendly, and easy on your wallet.
Chinos | Taylor Stitch
Chinos are the men’s staple that every man should own, but far too many don’t. Chinos elevate an outfit beyond jeans, providing a more sophisticated look.
Taylor Stitch’s chinos are incredibly comfortable and with stretch and breathability, can be worn all day without a fuss. These chinos are made from 100% organic cotton, making them a sturdy option built to last for the long haul.
Fisherman Beanie | Finisterre
Beanies are a must have for the transition from fall into winter. They have great form and function for a sporty and classic outfit finish.Sustainably made with high performing merino wool, the men in your life are sure to appreciate its soft feel and elevated function.
Finisterre is a B Corporation and ethically makes their beanies in Portugal. Make sure to check out some of their vibrant color options available for a punchy winter glow!
French Terry Crew Sweatshirt | Tact & Stone
Got a data lover in your life? A partner that thrives being part of the hottest statistics? He’d love to know that his sweatshirt saves 885 gallons of water compared to a conventional sweatshirt.
Made with a special blend of upcycled cotton and recycled polyester, Tact & Stone offers high quality ethically made men’s staples.
Men’s Oxford Shirt | ISTO
Sometimes finding quality shirts isn’t easy; they wrinkle and shrink and don’t look quite right untucked. All of this in addition to finding one that is ethically and sustainably made. That’s why we’re excited to share ISTO’s oxford shirt with you!
Everything from ISTO is ethically made in Portugal with the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. This gift is likely to become the new favorite shirt in your man’s closet.
Long Sleeve Tee | Organic Basics
Long sleeve tees are comfortable, versatile, and perfect for layering. Also, it’s getting cold and you just really do need them. This must have Organic Basics tee comes in sophisticated, neutral colors that match just about anything, all while being made from organic cotton.
This Denmark based brand makes everything ethically. Use coupon code ECOSTYLEOB to grab 10% off your Christmas gifts.
Water Bottle | Swell
Water bottles are always a great eco-friendly gift. They’re there when you’re thirsty and they save tons of plastic from entering the waste stream.
This Swell water bottle is not only long lasting but sure to get the recipient more than a few compliments at the water cooler.
Thermos | Swell
What’s an easy way to reduce your environmental impact? A reusable coffee cup.
Here’s a tumbler any man can proudly display from his home to his office, and back again.
Why These Brands?
“Sustainable” gets tossed around a lot these days but when we say sustainable we really mean it.
Eco-Stylist uses Remake’s sustainable brand criteria to research and approve every brand we promote. This comprehensive framework focuses on both the human and environmental sides of sustainability.
This article was originally published on the Eco-Stylist. The website offers a curated collection of ethical men’s clothes.