20 Ethical and Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him

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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. Tiradia Cork Room for Two Cork Dopp Kit — $70


Big enough to share with you and your significant other, this Room for Two Dopp Kit can accompany the both of you for many vacations to come. Made with natural cork and dyed using all-natural, vegetable dyes, this PETA-certified vegan Dopp Kit is naturally hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and waterproof. Tiradia Cork sources their cork in Portugal using a sustainable process where skilled tradespeople strip away the bark by hand rather than cutting the trees down.


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2. Chilote Unisex House Slippers in Black — $86


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.


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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.


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4. Studio Variously Midnight Blue Linen Scarf — $119


This well-designed and sustainably-made linen scarf is handwoven by artisans in Nepal. Studio Variously works directly with master artisans across India and Nepal to create a design collaboration one custom piece at a time.


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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.


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6. Tiradia Cork Day In Day Out Cork Hat — $45


An excellent gift for a hat lover in need of something fresh, this handcrafted natural cork hat provides maximum comfort and sun protection while also being vegan, sustainability-made, and waterproof. And the best part, the cork is sourced using sustainable methods where tradespeople carefully shave away the bark from the cork tree by hand instead of needlessly chopping the tree down.


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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.


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8. The Bright Angle Porcelain Doubleshot Espresso Cup in Silk White — $36


This elegantly handcrafted porcelain espresso cup is an instant go-to for your everyday morning cup of coffee or tea. The Bright Angle creates stunning porcelain ware that’s kiln-fired at 2200 degrees Fahrenheit and finished off with a soft satin glaze. Each piece is crafted in Asheville, North Carolina, and all of The Bright Angle’s makers are paid fair and living wages for their craftsmanship.


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9. Aplat Vin Two Bottle Wine Tote — $60


For the wine connoisseur, Aplat’s two-bottle wine tote provides a durable and sustainable way to transport all his favorite wines. It’s made with 100% organic heavyweight cotton canvas to effortlessly hold two standard bottles of wine, making it an excellent choice for casual picnics.


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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.


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11. Coyuchi Mojave Linen Blanket — $248


This super-soft, cozy throw is beyond sustainably-made — it’s actually made from Climate Beneficial GOTS organic linen!  Richly detailed, yarn-dyed stripes are inspired by a vintage Oaxacan blanket, with unique patterns that complement the larger bed blanket and throw.


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12. Newly Goods Recycled Spanish Wine Decanter — $38


For the wine connoisseur in your life, this 100% recycled glass wine decanter is sure to impress. Newly Goods’ products are made from 100% recycled materials and shipped in 100% recycled packaging, ensuring that this sustainable gift stays earth-friendly every step of the way. Their glassware is all hand blown in small artisan shops in Spain, and because their glass is recycled, more than a ton of natural resources are conserved for every ton of glass recycled.


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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.)


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14. Coyuchi Unisex Waffle Robe — $128


Soft, absorbent, and loomed from pure organic cotton, Coyuchi’s Waffle 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.


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15. Kyrgies Men’s All Natural Sole Wool Slippers — $79


He’ll be sustainably cozy in these handcrafted wool slippers from Kyrgies. Durable leather soles and cozy felted wool make these house shoes the ultimate hygge accessory that he will wear all year round. Kyrgies uses all-natural, vegetable-tanned leather that is tanned without chrome or chromium in their leather-soled shoes.


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16. Nisolo Men’s Owen Belt in Tobacco — $50


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 Nisolo’s ethical factory in Peru that pays fair wages and provides a healthy working environment for its artisans.


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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.


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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.


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19. Sijo Men’s Eucalyptus Long Sleeve Tee and Men’s Eucalyptus Jogger Pants — $55 and $70


Unbelievably soft, this loungewear set is made from OEKO-TEX certified fabrics — 95% eucalyptus lyocell and 5% elastane — to create the perfect blend of comfort and breathability. Sijo is a women-owned and person of color-owned business whose sustainably made loungewear and bedding are made without the use of harmful chemicals, dyes, or pesticides. Their products are ethically made in Shanghai where workers are compensated fairly and work in safe working conditions.


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20.  Tiradia Cork Gentleman’s Cork Wallet with Coin Pocket — $48


This sleek, PETA certified vegan, all-natural cork wallet is handcrafted in small batches in Aveiro, Portugal by skilled artisans. The wallet features a pocket, three compartments for cards, and a discreet interior pocket to help carry everything you need. Tiradia Cork sustainably harvests cork by hand stripping the bark from the tree, rather than cutting the tree down, and all their products are animal-free and plastic-free.


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