Top 20 Ethical and Sustainable Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him | 2023 Gift Guide


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.


2. Baabushka Unisex Wool Slipper with Rubber Sole — $94

Made with 100% all-natural wool from New Zealand and made by artisans in Nepal, these masterfully handcrafted slippers are designed with comfort and style at the forefront of their design. The artisans use traditional felt crafting techniques to make these cushiony shoes that conform to the contours of your feet, are naturally insulating, and are made to be enjoyed year-round.

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.


4. Terra Thread Erdig Laptop Sleeve — $36

It’s essential to protect your laptop during the daily hustle and bustle of life, and what better way to secure your tech in style than with this ethically and sustainably made laptop sleeve? Consisting of organic cotton canvas and colored with GOTS-certified organic, low-impact dyes, this sleeve is handcrafted in Kolkata, India in a Fair Trade-certified factory. 

Rowena G. says, “So happy to find a sturdy bag to store and transport my laptop that was fair trade.”

5. Sertodo Copper Espadín Petit Recycled Copper Hip Flask — $150

Timeless, classy, and sophisticated, this pure recycled copper hip flask is made to last for generations. Each flask is handcrafted and hammered by master copper artisans in Mexico who use their traditional craft which harkens back over 1000 years in Santa Clara del Cobre.

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.


7. Nisolo Men's Everyday Oxford — $180

For the man in need of a classy and sturdy pair of dress shoes, these Everyday Oxfords make for the perfect gift. Handmade in an ethical factory in the shoe-making capital of Peru, each pair of oxfords are made with responsibly sourced leather.

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.


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.


10. Nisolo Men's 365 Eco-Knit Sneaker — $88

Stylish and sustainable, the Eco-Knit Sneaker is made with recycled knitting made from discarded plastic water bottles that have been diverted from landfills. The sneakers feature water-resistant upper materials and waterproof outsoles, resulting in an ultra-comfortable, ultra lightweight shoe that has a sock-like fit. Each pair is handcrafted in an ethical factory in Trujillo, the shoemaking capital of Peru.

11. No Nasties Knit Scarf — $67

Made with GOTS-certified organic, Fair Trade-certified cotton, this sustainable and ethical scarf is guaranteed to keep you warm while keeping the planet clean. Each scarf is knit from yarn into the finished shape, resulting in zero fabric waste. No Nasties offsets 3x the carbon footprint of production, shipping, and washing their products, meaning you can feel and look great about this ethical accessory.

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.


13. Tiradia Cork Men's Reversible Cork Belt — $55

Get two styles in one with this natural reversible belt! Each is made with PETA-certified vegan cork that’s sustainably sourced by carefully stripping the cork bark from the tree, rather than cutting the whole tree down. Handcrafted with exceptional craftsmanship by skilled Portuguese artisans, these belts are a cruelty-free alternative to animal-leather belts, hypoallergenic, and made to last.

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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