gifts for hard to buy for men

Sustainable gifts for hard to buy for men

We’ve all got one ‘hard to buy for’ name on our list. We all know the importance of reducing waste and pointless presents that end up in landfill, so with this gift guide we’re looking at sustainable gifts for the men in your life. Choosing practical, ethical, high-quality presents that will be loved for a lifetime.

So what makes a gift sustainable? It might mean choosing plant-based, biodegradable or recycled materials. You might look for companies with sustainability at heart, and strong ethics. Or choose a long-lasting gift that replaces single-use (or low quality) products.

Whether it’s your love, your family member or your secret santa, this year give a gift your discerning gent will love.

For the one working-from-home

When you’re engrossed in your work, there’s little worse than taking a fortifying swig of your brew only to find it’s gone cold. Reusable bottles are everywhere these days, and they are great for on-the-go hydration. But if you’re shopping for someone who works at a desk, or doesn’t take a bottle from place-to-place, do them a huge favour and get them a thermal mug. It offers all the drinking comfort of a typical mug, but its large volume and insulating properties are game changers – it keeps your brew hot for absolutely ages. It’s a gift that ticks a lot of sustainable boxes; practical, long-lasting, and bound to become an indispensable desk buddy. We love the Yeti ones, they look great, easy to clean and hold a lot of tea!

For the creative

A craft kit makes for a unique gift. It’s an experience, and a high-quality end product to treasure. During colder months, a lazy afternoon in front of a roaring fire, making something cool is a luxury indeed. There’s lots of options to appeal to all interests. How about these eco-friendly leather kits from Billy Tannery? They allow the lucky recipient to make a durable, beautiful, leather phone pouch from a step-by-step guide. It’s a gift that speaks to someone’s creativity, and gives them some great “I made this” bragging rights!

For the explorer

If you know someone always after their next adventure, buy them a bag that can keep up.  A backpack offers lots of options that will go from work to play. Choose from laptop sleeves, insulated bottle pockets and plenty of space for weekend-walk essentials. To pick a sustainable backpack, canvas is a common material choice. But for the outdoorsy type, look for materials that offer more water resistance. These can be trickier to find sustainable options for, so find companies with strong ethics who use recycled materials. There are some great options that utilise ocean-bound plastics and create resilient materials, or those that recycle man-made fabrics such as nylon and polyester.

For the budding writer

Whether it’s the next novel, screenplay, or shopping list, there’s something special about committing your words to paper. A classic notebook is a beautiful gift that holds memories long after the pages are filled. Opting for a sustainable journal allows the recipient to  embrace slower, simpler forms of writing, so look for paper that is nice to write on, with no ink bleed-through. Bonus sustainability points if it’s recycled!

A refillable journal is a beautiful, tactile gift. Choose eco-friendly or sustainable leather that will develop a character and rich patina as it becomes a faithful travel companion for years to come.

The gourmet

For the foodie, the options are endless. How about a variety pack of hot sauces or seasonings in glass bottles that look stunning in the kitchen, but are easy to recycle (or reuse) when they’re done. If your gourmet has green fingers, you might choose a herb garden starter kit or mushroom-growing kit for the kitchen.

If you really want to treat your chef, some cast iron cookware is a quality gift that lasts. Or elevate their kitchen attire with a leather cooking apron. Whether your loved one is pro or not, they will feel the part in this premium present.

We are all feeling the need for lower impact presents for our planet, but the holiday season can sometimes make it hard to show the people in your life that you care, without sacrificing sustainability and style. Don’t be daunted by the choice out there, start by supporting ethical businesses with sustainable practices and see what they have to offer. More leather gifts for men are available at Billy Tannery. Let these ideas be just the starting point to show that it’s never been easier to give a green gift.

About Billy Tannery:

We strive to make leather goods sustainable. Each of our pieces is made with the highest quality, full-grain goat leather, made exclusively from food-industry waste. This means your gift will last for years to come, whilst preventing these materials going to waste in landfill.

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