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My Personal Sustainable and Ethical Father’s Day Shopping List

Hey, Mamas! Today I wanted to share with you all exactly what I purchased Martin for Father’s Day this year to spread some good brand awareness, share some super cool zero waste gift ideas, and highlight the need for more sustainable male options.

I was really shocked by how little options our male counterparts had in the sustainable world, but at the same time, I only found amazing quality and superb options. The pickings may be slim, but sometimes that’s exactly what we need. Fewer distractions, less “options” and just simple and great quality goods. Let’s dive into this Father’s Day Shopping List!

Father and Sons at the river playing

So, one of the first things that I had to get Martin was this set from Organic Basics. We had chatted a bit about the importance of high-quality underwear (in this blog post) in our wardrobe and it was only fitting to make sure my love was suited up with the highest quality as well.

This is Martin’s second pack from this company and he absolutely loves it. I decided to order another pack with different colors to extend his wardrobe. He now owns one white, one blue and one black t-shirt, various boxer shorts in grey and black, and plenty of socks to hold him over for the year. The quality is outstanding, the t-shirts are a must have for any wardrobe (women and men – I own one in black and white!) and the socks are extremely lovely for Martin’s police officer job where he is on his feet all day in boots.

Martin came home 3 weeks ago and was pretty upset. I looked up from my kindle and asked him what was wrong and he took his shoe off of his foot and said to me, “These shoes hurt my feet, baby. Can we please put new shoes for me in the budget?”

This man works his butt off day and night for our family and he comes to me to ask if we have money in our budget for some new shoes. Gosh. My heart hurt for this man. I decided right then and there that we were going to find him the most comfortable, sustainable and ethical shoes out there.

My search ended here. I found him a fantastic pair of vegan shoes from Veja and they arrived within a few days. I chose a wonderful camo green color to offset the constant blues that he loves to wear and he just looks fantastic in them. They are comfortable, sturdy and very stylish!

This is the exact pair I chose for him.

veja shoes
Father and Sun by the river

Haha, I am laughing as I write this blog post because it sounds like Martin has just been living in utter fashion hell, and to be honest, he has been. 2 months ago (or maybe even longer?), he came home from work and walked right up to me…

“Baby. I only have 2 pairs of jeans and look what happened.”

He turns around, puts his butt about 1 foot from my face and bends over. There is a huge split in the middle of his jeans.

We mended it but it did not last long and the jeans ended up being sliced up into DIY fabric for my collection. Now, this poor guy was down to one pair of jeans.

So this was the next item that I knew I just had to add to the list and my research (and taste preference) ended at Nudie Jeans.

Nudie Jeans is a very cool and very sustainable jeans company that is made with 100% organic cotton denim, is very transparent about their production, offers free repair service, resells second-hand products and also recycles worn out products. Their aesthetics were very pleasing to me and so I ordered Martin this pair of jeans. They came in the mail last week and he has been absolutely over the moon in love with them. I find him extremely sexy in these jeans and so it’s a win-win! 

I purchased this razor for Martin many months ago but I feel like this would be the PERFECT gift for any man (or woman) who shaves!

I have personally used this razor for my own leg shaving needs as well and it’s phenomenal. Martin uses this every other day for shaving his face and once in a while for his chest. He always tells me how cool he feels using such an old school looking razor.

I really cannot recommend it enough. All you need to do is to replace the small little razor blade inside every so often (it’s been months since we have done this) and you are set. No need to waste any more money on razors!

A bamboo safety razor

This is another fantastic gift for any guy or gal. I mean…everyone drinks water, right! Who doesn’t want a reusable water bottle that also has attachments for different needs? I really loved this one for a few reasons; the price point was great, I loved how the attachments came included in the great price and the aesthetics were quite sexy.

The double wall insulation makes the Iron Flask sweat-free and it keeps your drink COLD for up to 24 hours, and HOT for up to 12 hours. I personally used one of these flasks during my long deployment in Djibouti, Africa and it worked wonders. My ice stayed frozen for 8 hours in a very hot and old plane. Lifesaver!

Father's Day Shopping List

I purchased this kit for my brother, who has a fabulously mountain-man like beard, for his birthday in April and he adored it. I also sent him some lovely beard balms from Etsy as well, fancy!

If you have a bearded man in your life, I highly recommend pampering him with some bearded gifts. There are just so many fun options out there! For us, I just made sure to find vegan options that stayed clear of beeswax.

Father's Day Shopping List

I hope you enjoyed this Father’s Day Shopping List and remember, the best gift you can give anyone is love and attention.

Sometimes, all our loved ones need is for us to put the phone down, turn off the TV and give them a hug, a kiss or even a good old back rub.

Never underestimate the value of your heart.

Father's Day Shopping List

**This post may contain affiliate links, meaning we gain a commission with any sales through the links clicked (thanks!). I just wanted to let you all know that we only add the links to products that we actually own/use ourselves. I would never link to anything that I do not trust and love. As always, thank you for being here and choosing Wonder Mamas for your ethical and sustainable journey.

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    I love the Veja shoes! Never heard of them before now, they look really awesome. Thanks a lot for sharing.

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    Nice lists and you actually give me an idea of what kind of gift to give to my husband and to my dad on this Father’s Day. Thanks you for this!

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    I love the shoes and the razor. We purchased the shoes a while back and he fell absolutely in love with them. The razor would be a great gift idea this year, I don’t think he’s had anything like it yet.

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    These are awesome! I’m trying to become more sustainable so these tips are great.

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    Father’s Day is fast approching and I’ve been looking for a perfect gift for him. You’ve got great list here. Thanks for sharing.

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    Oh y, Father’s Day is coming and I have done nothing yet. Thank you for sharing such an awesome idea.


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