This holiday season, every guy deserves a gift that’s helping to make the world a better place. Whether it’s changing an industry by using more sustainable materials, donating larger portions of proceeds to charitable organizations or making efforts to employ fair trade practices, the businesses behind these great sustainable men’s gifts are working to change how business is done. Enjoy giving some goodness this holiday season!
PORTABLE CAMPFIRE FROM UNCOMMON GOODS
This portable campfire is made from recycled soy wax and paper and it burns for 3-5 hours. There is no mess, no embers from wood, and you can put it out just by putting the lid back on and relight it any time. Enjoy sitting around the campfire anywhere! The Portable Campfire is sold by UncommonGoods, a Certified B Corporation that has donated over two million dollars through its Better to Give program.
UNITED BY BLUE MEAL KIT
Reduce your use of single-use plastics and support the removal of trash from oceans and waterways. What more could you ask for? This portable meal kit is perfect for daily meals or camping and hiking. United by Blue removes one pound of trash from oceans and waterways for every product purchased.
Nordgreen Pioneer Watch
Nordgreen partners with award-winning Scandinavian designer Jakob Wagner to produce timepieces that are modern, timeliness, and sustainable. The Copenhagen office is carbon neutral, sourcing 100% of its electricity from wind power. They offer vegan leather straps, FSC certified packaging, and refurbished watches to minimize waste . They also enable customers to choose one of Nordgreen’s nonprofit partners to which their purchase will help contribute.
THUNDERHEAD ROLL TOP DUFFEL BY FISHPOND
Keep his adventure gear dry in the Thunderhead Roll Top waterproof bag made of 1680D TPU coated recycled nylon. This rugged bag is designed to take on serious adventures with thick rope handles and heavy duty boat lash tie downs. Fishpond is a family owned business that is the first fly fishing company to become a Certified B Corporation.
MONTANYA ORO RUM
Surrounded by the natural beauty of Crested Butte, Colorado, it’s easy to understand why Montanya High Mountain Rum Distillers are committed to sustainability. Among many other eco-friendly practices, Montanya’s facilities are 100% wind powered and the tasting rooms and distillery are warmed by recycled heat produced by its stills. Oh, and the rum is fantastic! Montanya’s Maharaja cocktail might just be the best cocktail ever made. If you can’t make it to Crested Butte to try one, pick up some Oro Rum and make it for yourself.
NIMBLE WIRELESS TRAVEL KIT
Nimble makes “tech for good” by using sustainable materials and zero plastic packaging. So you can actually feel good about getting this useful accessory. Never run out of juice on the road with the Wireless Travel Kit, featuring a wireless charging pad and dual USB chargers. Enjoy the sleek design and the fact that the fabric covering is made from recycled water bottles and organic hemp.
MPOWERD LUCI EXPLORE LIGHT AND SPEAKER
The Luci Explore is a lightweight, solar-powered, waterproof light and speaker. Use it to charge your phone, play some tunes and as a wake-up light with unlimited color options. Run all the functions via Bluetooth with the Luci app. And don’t worry if there’s no sun to charge the Explore, the speaker/light can also be quick-charged via USB. The Explore is made by MPOWERD, a certified B Corporation dedicated to providing clean energy to people around the world who need it most.
TENTREE JUNIPER HOODIE
Made from 60% organic cotton and 40% recycled polyester, the Juniper is a stylish eco-friendly hoodie that shows off the trees its helping to plant. For every product sold, Tentree partners with charitable organizations across the world plant ten trees and rehabilitate natural ecosystems. To date, Tentree has helped plant over 50 million trees and has a goal of one billion trees planted by 2030.
“SOME STORIES” BY YVON CHOUINARD
Yvon Chouinard founded Patagonia, an industry leader in using business as a force for good. Any outdoorsman would love this great book featuring stories and articles from this incredibly fascinating leader and adventurer. The layout and design of the book are absolutely beautiful and it would make a great addition to any coffee table.
KATHMANDU LITEHAUL 38L CARRY ON PACK
Kathmandu is a New Zealand based Certified B Corporation that has been making great adventure gear for over 30 years. The company has recycled over 30 million plastic bottles in its gear. The Litehaul 38L Carry Pack is a great example of the company’s commitment to quality and sustainability. Made from bluesign® approved Nylon and Polyester, the pack weighs in at only 3.1 pounds and features breathable mesh, a laptop compartment, detachable shoulder strap, grab handles and lockable zippers.
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