Some would argue that women are hard to please, but I’ve had a tough time making my hubby happy when it comes to Christmas and birthday gifts. He’s a green guy, and just loves Planet Green. So, with him in mind, I started thinking of some great green gifts to give guys.
Eco-friendly Gifts for Boys
One of my favorite gifts for children is a planting kit. You can design one yourself, or buy a kit that’s already made up. You can purchase some clay pots, or peat pots, seed packets, good potting, and a small watering can or atomizer. Find a used gardening book to include.
Another gift for boys is an organic cotton zippered hoodie. You can get them in all colors and sizes and find one that will be just perfect.
Older kids might enjoy Eco-stationery made from 100% recycled paper. There are many different styles to choose – papers, cards, envelopes, notebooks and journals. You can add a set of eco-friendly colored pens, and you’ll delight parents and kids alike.
For teens and college students, a perfect computer accessory might be a bamboo flash drive. Add a gift card for downloadable music, and their friends will be green with envy.
Eco-friendly Gifts for Men
Head coverings make good gifts, especially in sunny climates. There are number of different eco-friendly hats to get – from serious to silly. You can give a brand new hemp fedora, for the guy who likes fashion and style. Or go to a thrift store, consignment shop, or second-hand retailer and find some nice caps or hats. And don’t overlook the beer box cowboy hat. Looks strange to me, but I’ll bet there are quite a few guys out there who’d just love to have one.
If the gentleman likes fine wine, why not give a bottle of vino and a set of recycled windshield wine glasses. You can also give the gift that keeps giving – real live grapes vines. Include a used book on winemaking, and your recycled presents are sure to be a hit.
Does your man love the great outdoors? How about a solar oven for outdoor cooking? Add some organic cotton t-shirts, a stainless steel water bottle, and your guy will be ready for some outside fun.
If the guy loves to lounge, there’s a perfect backyard chair – the hammock. You can get an eco-friendly hammock that’s been handmade by Fair Trade artisans, or you can hunt down a gently used one and give it as a recycled present.
Does he prefer to lounge inside? A bamboo bathrobe might be the perfect present. Soft as silk, and more sustainable than cotton, a bamboo robe makes an excellent gift.
You can make it a really green Christmas when you give your guy an easy-spin composter made from recycled plastic. Big boys like big toys, and this is one that any green lover would appreciate.
Pick up a few of these eco-friendly presents for the men in your life, and help everyone have a green Christmas this year.