20 Ethical and Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men

Mens Valentines Day List Hero
Cayley Pater

February 14th is just a couple weeks away, but there’s still time to give the men in your life something extra special this Valentine’s Day. With a diverse selection of eco-friendly and ethical ideas — from American-made grills to cozy, consciously-made slippers — you’re bound to find the ideal gift for your partner or any other guys in your life.

1. Son of a Sailor Quebec Wallet — $60

With three card slots that fit up to three cards each, and a magnet to keep cash easily accessible, this slim wallet keeps all the essentials intact without adding any extra bulk. All of Son of a Sailor’s accessories are made with vegetable-tanned leather and are handcrafted in their studios in Texas.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA


Son of a Sailor Veg Tan Wallet

2. Chilote House Shoe Slippers — $78

Winter weather calls for warm, cozy (and consciously-made) slippers! These house shoe slippers from Chilote are made by hand by artisans in Patagonia, Chile, from Patagonian sheep wool and vegetable-tanned, up-cycled salmon leather that would otherwise be discarded by the fishing industry.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable


Chilote House Shoe Slippers

3. FINEX 12″ Cast Iron Grill Pan — $245

This FINEX Cast Iron Grill Pan will be the ultimate gift for the guy that likes to grill. With a true BBQ-width spacing, heavy gauge grill ribs, and a domed surface to drain excess fat and juices, this top-notch FINEX pan, handmade in Portland, Oregon, will last for years and years of barbecues.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan


Finex Cast Iron 12 Grill Pan

4. Kathrine Zeren Grey & White Stripe Bow Tie — $58

This well-designed and sustainably-made bow tie from Kathrine Zeren is ethically hand-sewn in the U.S. from organic cotton and recycled hemp. The consciously-made men’s accessory is an excellent gift for men in need of ties for formal events. (It also pairs well with the grey & white striped pocket square.)

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan


Kathrine Zeren Grey White Stripe Bow Tie

5. Sertodo Copper Espadin Boot Flask — $130

A special gift for that special someone — this gorgeous, handcrafted, hammered copper flask from Sertodo Copper is built to last for generations. Sertodo is an ethical and sustainable brand using 100% recycled copper for their goods, and cooperating with artisans in Austin, Texas and Santa Clara del Cobre, Michoacan, Mexico in small workshops.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan


Sertodo Copper Espadin Boot Flask

6. Softwear Modal Hoodie and Modal Jogger in Midnight — $78 to $88

This ultrasoft set can be worn to lounge in or to work out at the gym. Softwear’s comfy pieces are made from modal and are perfectly fitted for everyday wear. And, if you want to make it a matching couple set, Softwear has plenty of other colors and variants in both men’s and women’s sizes.

Values: Made in USA, Vegan, Sustainable


Softwear black hoodie and jogger set

7. Nisolo Cordoba Backpack in Chesnut — $268

This sleek Nisolo backpack is the perfect bag to carry a laptop, books, and other essentials while classing up a casual office. The backpack made from responsibly-sourced, vegetable-tanned leather is both durable and functional, with its double zippers with leather pulls, large main compartment, interior laptop pocket, and an exterior front zip compartment.

Values: Sustainable, Fair Trade, Heritage


Nisolo Cordoba Backpack Chestnut

8. Farmhouse Pottery Silo Mug
— $46 to $88

These wheel-thrown mugs from Farmhouse Pottery are exceptional, high-quality gifts sure to please any coffee or tea drinker.

And the mugs, along with all of Farmhouse Pottery’s pieces, are crafted from durable stoneware in the brand’s studio in Woodstock, Vermont.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan


Farmhouse Pottery Mug

9. Alchemy Goods Haversack Shoulder Bag — $100

This small satchel bag, crafted from up-cycled inner tubes of bicycles, is a stylish and functional gift for the guy on the go. With an adjustable strap, full-front flap, and zippered pocket underneath the flap, this bag is as functional as it is sustainable.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan


Alchemy Goods Haversack Shoulder Bag

10. Nisolo Men’s Mateo All Weather Boot in Waxed Brown — $288

These cool, unique boots from Nisolo are awesome gifts for shoe lovers! Nisolo’s elevated leather sneakers are ethically made in León, Mexico by skilled artisans working in healthy, safe environments who earn above-fair wages and health care.

Values:  Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable


11. Coyuchi Diablo Striped Wool Throw — $248

This super-soft, cozy throw is beyond sustainably-made — it’s actually made from Climate Beneficial Wool! The sheep’s wool is sourced from a ranch that uses regenerative farming practices which return more carbon to the soil than they release. These practices help remove carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gasses from the atmosphere!

Values: Heritage, Sustainable, Made in USA


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12. Son of a Sailor Saguaro Bottle Opener — $48

For the guy that enjoys relaxing with a beer in the evening, or on game day, this bottle opener is the ultimate gift. The keychain is made from copper and the ring from stainless steel to make it an ultra-durable piece he can use for years. Each piece is crafted by artisans in Austin and San Marcos, Texas!

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan


Son Of A Sailor Saguaro Bottle Opener Keychain Copper Son Of A Sailor 426174 1500x

13. Nisolo Brewer Wallet — $48

A simple wallet for the guy that doesn’t like any extra bulk. This clean, classic wallet is designed to hold his essentials, and will break in the more he uses it. Nisolo’s wallets are made from vegetable-tanned leather, and are handmade in Nisolo’s ethical factory in Peru, (for more on Vegetable tanned leather check out this Made Trade Magazine article.)

Values: Sustainable, Fair Trade, Heritage


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14. Coyuchi Unisex Air Weight Organic Robe — $128

Soft, absorbent, and loomed from pure organic cotton, Coyuchi’s Air Weight Organic Robe is a luxurious-feeling gift he’ll wear again and again. The weight of this robe is ideal for drying off and for lounging in all day long.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan


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15. Kathrine Zeren Plum & White Knit Tie — $82

He’ll be sustainably stylish in this hand-painted tie from Kathrine Zeren. The plum hue will complement a burgundy suit or add a pop of color to a more neutral suit as well. This recycled hemp and organic cotton tie is a versatile piece that will take him from work to happy hour to Saturday’s wedding party with ease.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA, Vegan


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16. Nisolo Leather Belt in Oak — $48

Sleek, functional, and neutral, this leather belt from Nisolo will be a well-worn staple in his closet for the foreseeable future. Each belt is made by hand in an ethical factory in Peru that pays fair wages and provides a healthy working environment for its artisans.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable


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17. AnatoliCo Matia Handwoven Blanket Scarf — $55

Crafted from thick, handwoven cotton, this AnatoliCo piece is a cozy scarf that can also function as a blanket for around the house. Each blanket scarf is thoughtfully made by artisan family producers in Turkey, from only the highest quality materials.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan


Anatoli Co Matia Handwoven Blanket Scarf Gray Throw Anatoli Co 920664 1500x

18. Sertodo Copper Moscow Mule Gift Set — $119

Sertodo Copper has created the ultimate gift for the cocktail lover with their Moscow Mule set, featuring recycled copper mugs, jigger, ringer bar spoon, and butler bell. By using 100% real copper, Sertodo Copper ensures their pieces are naturally antimicrobial, antibacterial, and antifungal.

Values: Fair Trade, Heritage, Sustainable, Vegan


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19. Passion Lilie Timeless Grey Button Down Shirt — $60

This subtly printed button-down is made with 100% soft, breathable cotton and eco-friendly natural dyes, making it a classic piece he can comfortably wear all day long. This Passion Lilie long-sleeve shirt is made by artisans in India who work in a fair trade environment.

Values: Fair Trade, Sustainable, Vegan


Passion Lilie Timeless Grey Mens Button Down Shirt Mens Shirts Passion Lilie 505822 1500x

20. Son of a Sailor Clip Key Fob — $48

Light yet heavy-duty, this keychain is both convenient and durable, made for withstanding years of wear and tear. Each piece is crafted in Texas by skilled makers using biodegradable, vegetable-tanned leather that’s been sourced from the Wickett & Craig tannery, a USA–based tannery.

Values: Sustainable, Made in USA


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