10 Ethical and Sustainable Holiday Gifts for Him | 2020 Edition

Ethical Gift Ideas For Him
Cayley Pater

Let us be your go-to when finding gifts for all the guys in your life this Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and holiday season. From the global nomads and skilled cooks to the dog lovers and design aficionados.

And you can rest assured that each and every gift we carry is designed to last, made from responsibly sourced materials, and crafted with purpose by artisans — in the U.S. or from around the globe — earning fair wages for their work.

Here are ten of our favorite sustainable and ethical gift selections for your dad, grandpa, uncle, best friend, colleague, or partner that he is sure to cherish. Shop the full collection of Gifts for Him, or visit our Gifts Collection to discover our full curation of gifts for everyone on your list.

1. ONE432 Upcycled Unisex Hoodie – Shikra  — $93

Every guy needs a comfortable hoodie — a stylish easy-to-wear sweatshirt he can look good in just laying around the house or running out for a quick trip to the grocery store. ONE432’s pieces are made with an incredibly soft upcycled cotton fleece blend that has just the right amount of warmth. Made ethically by artisans in Pakistan from eco-friendly ultra-soft fibers, he may never want to wear anything else again!

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2. Kyrgies Men’s All-Natural Tengries Slippers — $79

Cozy yet breathable, these Kyrgies slippers will keep his feet the perfect temperature year-round. The slippers are handmade by women artisans in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan using felted cruelty-free wool sourced responsibly from local sheep. Kyrgies’ slippers are dyed with food-grade dyes and the soles are made from veg-tan leather.

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Fair trade slippers from Kyrgies

3. Nisolo Cordoba Backpack — $270

Great for the gentleman that likes to carry his essentials in style, Nisolo’s Cordoba Backpack is large enough to hold all the must-haves but far from bulky. Each backpack is handmade in an ethical factory in Mexico from responsibly sourced vegetable-tanned leather and tan cotton canvas.

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Vegetable Tanned Leather Backpack

4. Slash Objects R2 Desk Mat in Speckled Black — $68

For the one in your life working from home, Slash Objects’ desk mat made from 100% recycled rubber and brass will be the perfect desk decor upgrade. [Pair this mat with Slash Object’s matching speckled black mouse pad to complete the set!]

The eco-friendly brand’s uniquely designed pieces are also super durable — making them a great way to protect his surfaces in style.

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Eco friendly recycled desk mat gift

5. Son of a Sailor Quebec Wallet in Tan — $60

Made by a small group of makers, the Son of a Sailor production team hammers, cuts, paints, bends and sews each product by hand. The majority of their natural, raw materials used across their products are responsibly sourced in Texas and across the United States. The vegetable-tanned leather comes from the Wickett-Craig tannery. This beautiful, heirloom-quality leather comes from North American cattle (a byproduct of the meat industry) and is tanned with only organic and biodegradable materials. 

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Sustainable gift for him - veg-tanned leather wallet in tan

6. Sertodo Copper Moscow Mule Gift Set — $119

The ultimate luxury bar gift, this gift set features two Moscow Mule mugs, a mini-mule jibber, ringer bar spoon, and butler bell — all made from 100% recycled copper. Great for special occasions or casual evenings with friends.

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Sertodo Copper Moscow Mule Gift Set - Ethical Gift for Him

7. Mbare Wine Cooler Decanter — $84 to $108

If he’s more of a wine kind of guy, this wine decanter is the ultimate gift. This beautiful and functional wine vessel also doubles as a cooler with an internal ice pocket.

Each decanter is made from recycled glass by Mbare’s artisan partners who pay fair wages and ensure safe working conditions.

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Recycled glass wine cooler decanter

8. Amoretti Brothers Copper Frying Pan — $260 to $325

High-quality and multifunctional, this Amoretti Brother’s Copper Frying Pan is guaranteed to be a useful gift for expert chefs and newbie cooks alike. The lucky guy who gets this pan can use it to fry nearly anything. Every one of Amoretti Brother’s copper pieces is responsibly made from 100% recycled copper by artisans in Michoacán, Mexico.

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Amoretti Brothers Copper Frying Pan

9. Son of a Sailor Eastwood Leash — $48

We can’t think of a better gift for the dog owner in your life than one of Son of a Sailor’s vegetable-tanned leather leashes. The vegetable-tanned leather is sourced from U.S. tannery Wickett & Craig, and is tanned using organic and biodegradable materials. All leashes are made by hand by makers earning fair wages.

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Eco-friendly vegetable tanned leather leash

10. SOS x Sertodo Copper Mug and Sleeve Set — $105

Ethically handmade by artisans in Texas and Mexico, this recycled copper mug and vegetable-tanned leather sleeve set is the ideal gift for sipping on cocktails or enjoying a drink on the rocks. This exceptionally-crafted mug and sleeve set comes in pairs, making them a great gift for him to enjoy with his partner or best buddy.

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BONUS: Made Trade Gift Card

Can’t decide on a gift? Let them choose with a Made Trade gift card or digital gift card.

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Made Trade Gift Card

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