They’re so under-appreciated aren’t they? I mean it’s got to be tough being waited on hand and foot by the cave woman you drug back to the cave by the hair, all while sitting on the couch slamming down beer and watching the game…right?
Ha. Just kidding.
Just like moms, daughters, sons, teachers, accountants, cousins, leprechauns, and everyone else on the face of the planet, Dads don’t get the credit they’re due.
I have an idea, let’s make a special day to celebrate their awesomeness. Oh wait, that’s already been done.
Well the least we can do is jump on the bandwagon of this newfangled "Fathers Day" thing and shower those dads out there with great eco-friendly gifts sure to make ANY father squeal with excitement like a little girl.
I don’t know about you, but it seems like most of the dad’s I know don’t really care about living green or being eco-friendly.
In fact, it seems like a good number of them actually view living greener as some form of sissification. Do you see that in the dad’s you know?
So the trick is to find eco-friendly Father’s Day gifts that are sure to WOW your dad whether he’s uber-green, doesn’t really care either way, or even if he thinks eco-friendliness is for girlie men.
Green Fathers Day Gifts for ANY Kind of Dad
BBQ Branding Irons (pictured above)
Sure, the branding irons aren’t inherently "green" themselves, but they sure can be reused over and over again as a FUN element to great summers of green grilling!
Imagine the look on your dad, the grill master’s, face when he discovers he can now mark all meats, veggies, and probably random pieces of wood with his own custom brand!
The branding irons range from $19.95 for a single brand to $69.95 for detailed, interchangeable brands.
For as long as I can remember, an Ironman sport watch adorned the wrist of my dad’s left arm…and when there was no watch, there was the precise tan line of the Ironman watch.
Ironman does make some pretty decent solar powered watches, but Casio’s seem much sleeker, get better reviews, and appear more feature-rich.
Casio’s solar powered watches start at around $30 on Amazon and go up to the $400 range. It seems like the most popular models are between $50-$100.
The Ultimate Hammock is made from recycled soda bottles and has a maximum weight capacity of 450 lbs…so it can easily accomodate the largest of dads.
I originally saw this great product on TreeHugger’s incredible guide Father’s Day green gift. So instead of defaulting to a new tie, put a different twist on your gift this year and give him a wallet made from a repurposed suit or necktie.
At $28, it’ll also cost you LESS
than a nice necktie too!
Organic T-Shirt from WE ADD UP
That will bring your price to a mere $19.80 for a 100% organic, sweatshop-free, and USA made t-shirt.
More Eco-Friendly Father’s Day Ideas
Don’t miss The Daily Green’s "Great Green Gifts for Father’s Day" post for more incredible ideas for the upcoming lord of the manor holiday.
Do you see anything on the above list that my tickle your dad’s fancy? If you’ve already got him a great eco-friendly gift, please share it in the comments….we promise we won’t tell…