FOR HIM THIS CHRISTMAS
There’s plenty of brilliant inspiration in our special edit of gift ideas for men.
For the travelling gentleman, the gardening obsessive, the fitness fanatic or sustainable style buff – we’ve chosen our pick of thoughtful presents for the men in your life this Christmas.
Upcycled – Vegan – Plastic Free
These handmade, wooden watches challenge you to buy nature some time. They are made from recycled natural wood furniture and are vegan, with a neutral and earthy classic style.
The Redwood is our choice given its cool gold, black and red vibe.
MEN’S ORGANIC COTTON TRUNKS
Fairtrade Organic Cotton – Ethically produced in India
A staple of Christmas gift lists across the country, men’s underwear is always an excellent bet, but why not mix things up this year? Yes Calvins are cool and BOSS is, well, errr, boss but our pick of the bunch is these smart yet relaxed trunks from Y.O.U Underwear.
They are made with certified Organic, Fairtrade and PETA-approved cotton, are ethically produced in India and are super comfortable.
£17, Y.O.U Underwear
PERSONALISED SELF CLEANING BOTTLE
Gives To Charity – Helps Keep Our Oceans Clean
There are water bottles and then there’s the self-cleaning bottle from WAKEcup.
UV-C technology nestled inside the lid cleans the inside of the bottle, eliminating bacteria, viruses and mould ensuring pure drinking water in every sip. Added bonus is they match each sale by donating a bottle to an NHS worker and 10% of profits go to the Marine Conservation Society and their work protecting marine habitats.
£49, from WAKEcup
Handmade – Local Employer – Great For Pollinators
A genuine answer to the age old question: what do you buy the man who has everything? You can safely bet that he won’t already be in possession of this lovely little BeePot from Green&Blue which is a planter that doubles as a nesting bee house.
One of the greatest threats to humankind is the health of our bee population and by adding a BeePot to your garden you can ensure a safe home for our pollinators for years to come.
Bee good, otherwise Santa won’t come with the rest of your gifts (wink).
£39, from Green&Blue
HERO VEGAN BELT
Vegan – Upcycled – Quirky
These cool belts from Laura Zabo are made from rejected bicycle tyres connected to a matte silver buckle.
Fusing classical design with sustainability, tyrebelts give a unique take on the leather biker look without the leather! Win win as far as we are concerned.
£39, from Laura Zabo
THE NOAHS BOARD SHORTS
100% Recycled – Keeps Plastic Out Of Landfill And The Ocean
Turning plastic otherwise destined for the ocean into board shorts is an idea we can get behind. The people at Mangata proudly turn bottles into beachwear and the Noahs swimmers have a chilled Golden Moroccan inspired print on deep sea blue.
Plastic is broken down into fibres creating the yarn which in turn creates a super soft and quick drying fabric. Genius.
£75, from Mangata London
CORK WEEKEND BAG IN BLUE
Vegan – Hand Made
This cork-leather holdall has got us all dreaming of city breaks and spa weekends. Handmade in Portugal, this capacious bag is large, lightweight and compact (and falls inside most airline cabin allowance dimensions).
Cork is a great alternative to animal leather and the creative process is completely chemical free.
£235, from Watson & Wolfe
Hand Made In Italy – Plant Based Materials – Gives To Charity
Calling all Clubmaster fans! Looking good has never felt so good when you adorn these lookalike 1950’s inspired sunglasses from PALA. These timeless classics have a plant-based frame and use an eco-friendlier lens than other glasses manufacturers with 39% plant resin.
Whether on the slopes, at the beach or enjoying the blue skies closer to home, these specs will be a stylish – and ethical – addition.
£135, from PALA
LIMITED EDITION GORILLA JUMPER
Organic Cotton – Protect Endangered Gorillas
300. That’s the number of Cross River Gorillas left in the world.
While this organic cotton dusky grey jumper is unarguably a timeless and ultra-stylish piece, the best part about owning one is that you will be joining the fight for the future of this species. There’s only 300 in stock so get in quick to own one – another great collab between Critically Endangered and WWF.
£49.99, from Critically Endangered
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