With Father’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to stop thinking and start shopping to be sure you get the best gift for the special dad in your life. This year, skip the socks, ties, and baseball caps and instead show dad you really care about him and the planet with one of these eco-friendly gift ideas.
Here are five great green gift ideas for dad that will put a smile on your pops face this Father’s Day.
1. Schwinn Electric Bike ($1,099.99)
If your dad loves riding bikes but doesn’t want to deal with pedaling on steep inclines, an electric bike is a great option. The Schwinn Electric Bike has a 250-watt motor that will give dad a well-needed boost when needed, so he can go farther and faster without breaking a sweat.
With a range of up to 40 miles and a top speed of 20 mph, the Schwinn Electric Bike is perfect for dad to use for his daily commute or leisurely weekend rides. Plus, the Schwinn Electric Bike comes with a built-in LED headlight and taillight for safety, and it folds up for easy storage.
What’s not to love about this green gift for dad?
2. Direct Connect 80-Inch LED Light Strip ($44.99)
As odd as it may sound, one of the best green gifts you can give your dad this Father’s Day is a LED light strip. LED light bulbs use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs, so they’re more environmentally friendly.
The Direct Connect 80-Inch LED Light Strip is a great gift for dad because it’s easy to install and use. With this LED light strip, your dad can create the perfect ambiance for any room in his man cave, outdoor bar, or garage workshop. Plus, this light strip is Bluetooth and Wi-Fi enabled, so your dad can control it with his voice when he’s kicking back in his favorite chair.
Whether it’s for the perfect party or a relaxing evening at home, your dad is sure to love this LED light strip.
3. Thrive LED Sanitizing Desk Lamp ($63.99)
If your dad is always working at his desk, why not get him a gift that will keep his space – including his smartphone – clean and sanitized while also saving energy? The Thrive LED Sanitizing Desk Lamp uses UV-C light to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, making it the perfect gift for the health-conscious dad.
The lamp also comes with a timer to automatically turn on the sanitizing function for 30 minutes every two hours. A built-in clock and USB charging port make this desk lamp even more convenient for dad to use.
No matter what his desk looks like, this sanitizing desk lamp is sure to be a hit with dad.
4. FriXion Point Synergy Clicker Erasable Pens ($11.99 for a 5-Pack)
For the dad who loves old-fashioned handwriting, these pens are a must-have. The FriXion Point Synergy clicker erasable pens are perfect for taking notes, writing lists, and even drawing. And if he makes a mistake, no problem – the ink erases with friction, so he can simply start again.
If your dad loves to note-take but hates wasting paper, these pens are a green gift he’s sure to love. Just make sure he doesn’t use them on important documents!
5. Landroid S 20V 2.0Ah Cordless Robotic Lawn Mower ($965.99)
What if your Rumba ran on grass instead of floors? That’s what you get with the Landroid S 20V 2.0Ah Cordless Robotic Lawn Mower.
Let dad take a break this Father’s Day and let the Landroid do all of the hard work. This robotic lawn mower is designed to cut up to a 1/8 acre of lawn on a single charge. It’s also equipped with rain and wind sensors, so it can mow even in bad weather. For the dad who loves a well-manicured lawn and neighborhood bragging rights, this gift is sure to be a hit.
Say goodbye to cliché Father’s Day gifts and hello to eco-friendly gift-giving. Whether you go for an electric bike or a robotic lawn mower, your dad is sure to love these green gift ideas.
Make this Father’s Day a memorable one and give your dad a gift that he’ll cherish for years to come. Happy Father’s Day!
The thing is, how can we make sure the products we’re buying are green/sustainable when greenwashing seems to be such a common thing? Obviously, not everyone is lying, but how do we set apart the fake claims from the real deal?
Ron & Lisa says
With consumer products like these above, greenwashing isn’t as much of an issue as it would be with say, household cleaners or cosmetics that have lax oversight and labeling and testing requirements. In the case of the above products, you know what you’re getting in terms of the type of bulbs, energy efficiency, voltage, wattage, warranty, etc.
Reviews are always helpful, too!
I have the OttLite, the best gadget I’ve bought so far! Since I now work from home almost exclusively I wanted something that would make the desk area cleaner, especially now that it’s summer and my window is always open.
Can you please recommend a sustainable robot vacuum cleaner? My dad keeps asking me for suggestions – he really needs ones, just the thought of him not having to vacuum after his cat daily is pure gold – but I’m clueless. From what I’ve seen, the big brands do very little from a sustainability-standpoint.
I am obviously out of the loop, I had no idea robotic lawn mowers are a thing. Dad is a freakabout his lawn, everything has to be just so but lately I see him struggling to keep it up to par, especially with his back issues. This would be a lifesaver!
So many cool suggestions! Buying gifts for mom is pretty easy, she has a lot of hobbies and she’s very outspoken about what she likes. On the other hand, buying a gift for dad is always a challenge… The e-bike might just do the trick this time, he does like biking.
Ron & Lisa says
It’s really such a cool gift, Zoey! Glad you enjoy yours. Love that it keeps the cellphone clean, too!
Ron & Lisa says
We just discovered it, too! Talk about giving dad a break so he can put his feet up and enjoy his fave beverage on a hot day. It’s the gift that keeps on giving 🙂
Great ideas, guys! If budget is an issue, just go for an ethical self-care set or for something related to his passions. Or some nice linen shirt and pant combo, a must in this hot weather! Five years ago I bought dad several sets of coconut and clay dishes that he uses on repeat to this day.