10 Ethical and Sustainable Holiday Gifts for Him – 2019 Edition

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Cayley Pater

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

And you can rest assured that each and every gift carried on Made Trade is designed to last, made from responsibly-sourced materials, and crafted with purpose by local makers in the U.S. or artisans from around the globe earning fair wages for their work.

Here are ten of our favorite sustainable and ethical gift selections for dad, grandpa, your 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. Nisolo Travel Kit Bag — $58

Great for the gentleman on the go, Nisolo’s travel kit Dopp bag is large enough to hold all the must-haves but compact enough to bring along in any size carry-on. Each bag is handmade in an ethical factory in Mexico from waxed canvas and responsibly-sourced leather.

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Nisolo Durango Dopp Kit Waxed Canvas Leather

2. Slash Objects Pure Black Rubber Placemats and Rubber Coasters — $36 to $78

For the guy that appreciates the details, Slash Objects table settings made from 100% recycled rubber and brass will be truly memorable gifts. The sustainable brand’s uniquely designed pieces are also super durable — making them a great way to protect your surfaces in style.

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Slash Objects recycled sustainable placemats - Holiday Gifts for Him

3. Zemper Goods Five Card Wallet — $60

Zemper Good’s sleek, understated two-pocket wallet has space for carrying only the essentials with no added bulk. Each wallet is made from premium vegetable-tanned leather sourced from US-based tannery Wickett & Craig and is hand-cut and sewn in Zemper’s studio in Portland, Oregon.

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Zemper Goods sustainable wallet for him

4. Softwear Men’s Modal Hoodie and Modal Jogger Set in Obsidian — $78 to $88

Every guy needs a soft comfortable hoodie and matching pair of joggers he can look good in just laying around the house or running out for a quick trip to the grocery store. All Softwear’s pieces are made with an incredibly soft modal, cotton and spandex blend that has just the right amount of stretch. Made in America with non-toxic dyes and earth-friendly fabrics he may never want to wear anything else ever again!

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Softwear sustainable hoodie and joggers for him

5. Studio Variously Mace Linen Scarf — $118

Breathable and light, this unisex scarf from Studio Variously is meant to be worn year-round and can be styled in many different ways. Studio Variously’s pieces are handcrafted by master artisans in India and Nepal who earn living wages.

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Studio Variously Mace Linen Scarf

6. Sertodo Copper Moscow Mule Gift Set — $119

The ultimate luxury bar gift, this gift set features 2 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

7. Nisolo Owen Belt — $48

Nisolo’s Owen Belt is an exceptionally-made essential for any guy on your gift list this season. Versatile and ethically handmade in Peru by skilled makers, this belt is meant to be a well-worn piece. 

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Nisolo fair trade belt for guys - ethical holiday gifts for him

8. FINEX Cast Iron 15” Lean Grill Pan — $99

High-quality and multi-functional, this FINEX Cast Iron Grill Pan is guaranteed to be a useful gift for expert chefs and newbie cooks alike. The lucky guy who gets this grill pan can use it to sear steaks and salmon, grill ribs, or to cook vegetables. Every one of FINEX’s pots and pans is made by hand responsibly in Portland, Oregon.

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FINEX sustainable grill pan - holiday gifts for him

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 veg-tan leather is sourced from US 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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Son of a Sailor eco friendly dog collar leash - ethical holiday gifts for him

10. CDMX Lagos Del Mundo 6oz Mugs in White — $79

Ethically handmade by artisans in Mexico, CDMX’s mugs are the perfect cups for drinking anything warm that deserves such a handsome vessel. These exceptional fair trade mugs come in a set of four, making them a great gift for him to enjoy with others.

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CDMX handmade mugs - sustainable holiday gifts for him

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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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