Last Minute Eco-Friendly Gifts for Father’s Day

Jun 2012
Father’s Day is right around the corner, and here are a few last minute eco-friendly gifts for dear ol’ Dad.
Clockwise from top left:

  • Recyclures has made these fishing lures from recycled steel and copper. Your favorite fisherman is sure to appreciate the unique and handcrafted nature of this find, and I think it’s safe to say he’ll be the only one at the lake casting with these colorful creations.
  • The rich and wonderfully lathering wet shave soap has French Green Clay, known for its powers to draw toxins and bacteria from your skin. Clay also gives a nice slip to your shave, protecting your skin and guiding your razor. Blended with the fresh, proprietary blend of essential oils of Basil, Lime, Bay, and Lavender from Soul Sister Soaps.
  • Used in the Turkish baths for centuries, Anatolian’s ‘Peshtemal’ is a traditional Turkish towel, absorbs water as fast as towels, dries five times quicker and are extremely lightweight and easy to carry in your bag, luggage or storage.
  • Peshtemals do not only provide practical, cost-effective and eco-friendly solutions (it consumes less cotton in production, also water and detergent), but also an elegant look as trendy beach towel (sand free!), pareo or sarong. Basically perfect for everyday use at the gym, sauna, spa, yoga centers, hotels, travel, pool, beach or simply on boat.
  • Upcycled vintage wooden golf club head converted to a bottle opener for use on the 19th hole, or a links enthusiast’s home bar. Puts the fun in functional! Comes in a little “tweed suit” gift bag. From Perfect Patina.
  • The wood in this dock from Green Tape is cherry from the Black Cherry Tree, Prunus serotina Ehrh., which has been prized by woodworkers for centuries due to its beauty and woodworking qualitites. Pieces are small remnants from a cabinet maker upcycled into modern tech beauty. Cherry trees are widespread in the eastern half of the United States and the wood is considered by many to be the premier furniture wood in North America.The wood insert is finished with several coats of orange oil and beeswax.