10 Ethical and Sustainable Holiday Gifts for Him — 2020 Edition

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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. 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.


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.


Slash Objects Pure Black Rubber Placemat - Sustainable Gifts for Him

3. Son of a Sailor Quebec Wallet – Black — $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. 


Son Of A Sailor Quebec Wallet Black Son Of A Sailor 588057 1500x

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 — a set he can look good in just laying around the house or running out for a quick trip to the grocery store. All of Softwear’s pieces are made with an incredibly soft Modal, cotton, and spandex blend that has just the right amount of stretch. Made in the USA with non-toxic dyes and earth-friendly fabrics, he may never want to wear anything else again!


Softwear Sustainable Hoodie and Jogger for Men

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.


Studio Variously Mace Linen Scarf - Sustainable Gift for Him

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.


Sertodo Copper Moscow Mule Gift Set - Ethical Gift for Him

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 (by skilled makers in Peru), this belt is meant to be a well-worn piece. 


Nisolo Owen Belt Brandy Leather Belt - Ethical Gifts for Him

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

High-quality and multifunctional, 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 cook vegetables. Every one of FINEX’s pots and pans is responsibly made by hand in Portland, Oregon.


Finex Cast Iron 15 Lean Grill Pan - Eco Friendly 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 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.


Son Of A Sailor Eastwood Leash - Eco Friendly Gift 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.


Cdmx Lagos Del Mundo 6 Oz Mugs - Fair Trade 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.

Made Trade Gift Card
Made Trade Gift Card

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