While new parents have likely already been showered with lots of baby gear, a new dad’s first Father’s Day is one he’ll never forget. Finding the right gift can be difficult, and finding the right gift for eco-friendly and environmentally conscious dads-to-be even more so. We believe the best gifts for dads should be either something that serves a practical purpose to make his life a little easier, or something fun or sentimental to celebrate the occasion, so here’s our curated collection of the best environmentally friendly gifts for Father’s Day.
This 56 page A4 Baby Book is described as a “precious book of memories, milestones and firsts”. A beautiful gift for a sentimental dad, it’s printed on 100% recycled cardstock and is also available in a Rainbow Edition for same-sex parents.
These environmentally friendly wraps and sling carriers are constructed from bamboo – one of the fastest growing plants in the world. Naturally pest resistant, bamboo doesn’t need fertilisers or pesticides to grow and is a giant leap forward from fabrics like cotton that require replanting at every harvest as well as extensive spraying and watering. Bamboo is also hypoallergenic, breathable and thermo-regulating, more absorbent than cotton and biodegradable! With no buckles, bulk or clips and sizes ranging from newborn to 15kg, this is the perfect gift for a new dad to enjoy closeness and comfort with his little one.
Leaving the house with a newborn is an exercise in precision, where forgetting an essential can spell disaster! While most men are used to carrying a wallet, sunnies and maybe a briefcase, parenthood requires a multifunctional, multicompartment and seriously durable bag. The Go-Envi Eco Friendly Diaper Backpack is a sporty go-to, made not only from recycled plastic bottles but also featuring a reusable food tower inside to really maximise its earth-consciousness. With vegan leather trim, a machine washable changing pad and plenty of compartments including a back zip-compartment for 15-inch laptops, this bag is the ultimate combination of style and practicality for a new dad “on duty” and perfect for carrying your Cuddlies Bamboo Nappies and Water Wipes.
There is nothing as thoughtful as a personalised gift, and a personalised Keep Cup could be the ultimate gift for a dad who loves both the environment and his coffee. Engrave a special, personalised message or quote on the chic, heat-resistant cork band that he’ll see every day. This glass, eco-friendly substitute to paper cups is perfect for the eco-friendly caffeine-addict new dad to combat the inevitable sleepless nights he’ll face.
Keep environmentally conscious new dads comfy in zero waste daniel’s (ZWD) zero waste clothing, composed of 100% scrap material in an effort to reduce the fashion industry’s huge impact on the environment. Through re-imagined design techniques and supply chains, ZWD diverts roughly one pound of fabric from going to landfill from each piece, is vegan, and comes in a range of different sizes and designs – the perfect gift to keep Dad comfortable while he spends time at home with his bub while supporting fair labour practices, a sustainable fashion habit and a reduction in textile pollution!