Father's Day Gift Ideas

Green Lifestyle

Give the Dad in your family a gift that keeps on giving this Father's Day with these environmentally- and ethically-minded present ideas.

Father's Day gifts

Clockwise, from top left: FAIR Rum, The Casual Cyclist's Guide to Melbourne, by Matthew Hurst, Edgar wooden bowls, Bhumi organic cotton products, GAIA Made For Men Overnight Pack.

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The world’s first fair-trade rum is a corker. Sweetened with molasses from 100 per cent organic sugar cane from Belize, this original, aromatic rum won a Silver medal at the European Rum Fest earlier this year. Better yet, distributor Noble Spirits also donate 2.5 per cent of profits to finance local development programs.
Price: $74.99
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The Casual Cyclist's Guide to Melbourne, by Matthew Hurst
Bringing a fresh and entertaining perspective to this increasingly popular mode of transport, this book offers insider tips on the places to be seen in Melbourne and how you can get there on your bike. While the guide will open a new side of the city to seasoned cyclists, it’s also a great armchair read, so it may even inspire your dad to hop on two wheels if he hasn't tried it before. An updated version will be released this September.
Price: $22.95
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Edgar wooden wares
Make sure your pa never loses his keys or wallet again with a spot to put to put his stuff in this handy and beautifully crafted wooden bowl from Edgar. The bowls, and their other products, are carved from usually-discarded timber stumpage salvaged from logging operations. It’s a great way to get him organised and do your bit for the planet.
Price: From $69.00
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Bhumi organic cotton products
Show your father your appreciation, as well as Mother Earth, with a Father’s Day Special gift pack from Bhumi. Choose from eco-friendly bath towels, robes, throws and clothing that are all 100 per cent certified organic, fair-trade, sustainable and recyclable. And they look pretty suave and comfy too!
Price: Gift sets from $59
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GAIA Made For Men Overnight Pack
Natural and organic, this is a great little skin care kit for even the most product-averse man in your life. The shave gel, face and body wash, scrub and face crème are gentle on the skin and contain witch hazel, citrus oils and spearmint which revitalise and exude a subtle, masculine fragrance.
Price: $17.95
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