I know we all don't have fathers that are around for us to celebrate and not everyone celebrates with gifts. Personally, I enjoy buying small presents for people to show my appreciation (especially things that I really love myself). If you like doing this too and have some father figures in your life that you would like to buy for, I've found some neat things! All of these pieces are thoughtfully designed with the Earth in mind and handcrafted in the U.S.A by skillful artisans.
Happy Father's Day Burst Card by Wiley Valentine | Irvine, California
This card by Wiley Valentine is so simple and yet the organic, handmade textures make it interesting and personal. It is made out of 100% cotton paper, a renewable source, and the envelope is made from recycled paper. The detail on the envelope is unique and makes this card fun for a classy, stylish and adventurous father figure.
Maple Desk Organizer by The Design Pallet | Seattle, Washington
Sleek and minimal, this piece looks so helpful for organizing tools and writing instruments at home, in an office or in a workshop. It's made from salvaged western maple, sourced in the Seattle area and finished with natural beeswax. I love that it is sturdy and built to last, but would also be completely compostable at the end of it's life.
Waxed Canvas Pouch in Truffle by Peg & Awl | Seattle, Washington
The unique thing about this canvas pouch is that all of the details on it are salvaged from vintage finds like a WWII gunsling. This is uncommon, as most similar designs are made out of an eco-friendly fabric but are finished with cheap zippers made across the globe and brand new leather. I also like that this design is large enough to fit an iPad or some books and pens.
Strong as a Tree Hand Balm by Wolf's Apothecary | Portland, Oregon
This Cedar and Fir scented hand balm comes in a small, pocket size tin that's good for treating dry, hard-working hands on the go. It's made from beeswax and essential oils that provide natural moisture and a fresh, forest scent. The tin packaging can be completely recycled or re-used when the product is gone too!
Handmade Wooden Comb by Big T Woodworks | Arlington, Texas
I love the classic shape and sturdiness of this comb that makes it such a durable tool as well as a piece of art for the home. This design is made in Texas from completely reclaimed and polished Cherry and Cocobolo woods. It can be used to tame a beard or style hair and being all wood, it can be composted at the end of it's life.
Ayres Chambray by United by Blue | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Founded in Philadelphia, United by Blue aims to create "responsible, durable goods" made out of sustainable materials. This chambray shirt is made out of 100% organic cotton and natural Corozo nut buttons that are easy on the earth. The materials, construction and design will last for many years to come and are suitable for so many occasions. For every purchase made, United by Blue also removes 1 pound of trash from the world's waterways through company-organized cleanups.
Outdoors Dad Card by Sapling Press | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Sapling Press creates cards that are both elegant and sophisticated as well as hilarious and a bit sassy. Their designs are not only cards for special occasions but can also double as humorous artwork enjoyed everyday. I love this "Outdoors Dad" design that is printed on 100% cotton paper with a recycled paper envelope; so perfect for a father who loves the outdoors and wants to take care of our planet.
Beard Kit by Craftsman Soap Company | Woodland Hills, California
Craftsman Soap Company creates a variety of grooming products that are 100% natural and seek to be sustainable. They opt for locally-sourced ingredients whenever possible and use recycled and recyclable packaging for their products. This beard kit is especially fun as it incorporates the scent of hops in the beard oil and a hint of locally brewed beer in the soap. Paired with citrus and peppery notes, the results are a musky but fresh scent for clean and tidy facial fuzz.
I hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day, celebrating or remembering any father figures who have inspired, shaped & changed you for the better.
P.S. Father's Day is Sunday, June 21st this year!
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