Green Gifts for Guys – Favorite ideas from Abe’s Market

When it comes to finding eco-friendly gifts, it’s usually the guys that are the biggest challenge.  It’s not that men like things that are decidedly un-green.  It’s just that the options have seemed somewhat limited for the people who usually ask for gadgets, sports stuff, tools, or gift cards for Christmas.

Sometimes it helps to remember that a bicycle chain repurposed into a bottle opener is not your only green gift option.  We love to share how giving charity / cause gifts or experience gifts are thoughtful gestures that will never end up in a landfill.  And keep in mind there are lots of ways to find vintage gifts you’ll be proud to give.

For those guys on your list who want something new to open, we’ve started looking early to find you some cool gift ideas from Abe’s Market.

Bulldog Skin Care for Men

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The Bulldog line provides a full natural skincare regime for men. Set includes Moisturiser (3.3fl.oz) , Shave Gel (5.9fl.oz), Face Wash (5.9fl.oz),  After Shave Balm (2.5fl.oz) and Face Scrub (3.3fl.oz), all packed with essential oils and fantastic natural ingredients

 

Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish Print

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I’m not sure what’s better… the print, or Fresh Words Market’s description:  Remember the time you thought you knew everything? Of course you do. Fresh Words Market is a line of modern art for the spaces where adults and children meet. But FWM is more than just an art collection, it’s a movement. For every print sold, Fresh Words Market donates 20% of its proceeds to children-focused initiatives around the world. We believe that great art coupled with the passion to help those in need will indeed help to change the world

 

The Daddy Bag

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Breaking news – most men don’t want to carry a floral diaper bag.  The Daddy’s Bag includes plenty of space for all your baby items, a changing mat, a thermal pocket, laundry or soiled item bag, and a separate pocket for laptop and business necessities.  This is a bag he can still use when the kids are big enough to take themselves to the bathroom.

Backpack / Laptop Bag by Instinctive

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Instinctive bags are made from 100% recycled polyester, hardware, and webbing so they are better for the environment and help you complete the loop. When you decide you want a different style, simply return your bag to Instinctive for a new one at a discounted price, and your old bag will be responsibly recycled or redistributed to someone in need.  Two large compartments, a padded laptop sleeve, reinforced and waterproof base, and adjustable comfortable shoulder straps.

 

Organic Cotton Baseball Cap

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Keep your head safe from pesticides, toxins and the sun! This 100% organic cotton hat is professionally embroidered with the Organically Grown logo so you can make a statement. – 100% Organic Brushed Cotton

 

Wally’s Gourmet Spices & Seasonings

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For the chef on your list.  This variety pack includes fresh Rosemary & Sage; fresh Basil & Lemongrass; Sun-dried Tomato & fresh Rosemary. Use as a meat rub or on poultry, pastas, potatoes, soups, even on salads, this versatile blend goes well on most dishes.  Gift set comes with a sleek black gift box with a hidden magnetic flap

 

 Wheat Dreamz Buckwheat Hull Pillow

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Give the gift of a good night’s rest.  Chiropractors recommend a pillow that conforms to your head and neck shape. These organic buckwheat hulls are grown without the use of pesticides or herbicides and covered in a durable, soft organic cotton or unbleached cotton shell with a zippered opening. This allows you to add or remove hulls to create the perfect pillow. It also provides for emptying of the pillow for laundering of the shell. Comes with a natural cotton pillowcase.

 

The Choice is His

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When it doubt, give a gift card.  Abe’s Market is the organic version of the town general store.  It feels like one big family where everyone cares about the products they offer and also about the companies that provide them.

 

Don’t Forget to Wrap It Green

Why go to all the trouble of finding an eco-friendly gift if you’re just going to wrap it in virgin-tree wrapping paper?  You’ll find everything you need to know to wrap your gifts green here.

 

Abe’s Market sponsored this post, but all opinions in this and my Conscious Christmas with Abe’s Market series are strictly mine. See our disclosure for more information on sponsored posts.

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  • http://twitter.com/annalaurabrown annalaurabrown

    Wow there is a nice selection here including some gifts I had never thought of.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kimgarst Kim Garst

    What GREAT ideas! Men are challenging to buy for under the best of circumstances so these ideas are great!

  • Anonymous

    Starting to get my creativity going with some of these ideas.  Guess it’s time to start thinking about birthday & Christmas for my favorite guys.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3CIJYLHII3EFTZVSO5LRD7EODE Nancy

    some great gift ideas for sure! thanks

  • http://twitter.com/ElisePhotini Elise Photini Adams

    oooh! Love the Laptop Backpac you feature here.  Such a great idea to encourage ongoing recycling–offer a discount when I’m ready for a new style!  I’ll be looking into this one.

    My other favorite is the Dad bag with a section for a laptop…me thinks I WANT ONE too! :-D

  • http://www.positivecalm.com Solvita

    Great ideas Amity! Thanks a lot for sharing! :)

  • http://drpeggymalone.com Drpeggy

    I love the pale ale soap. My man is always making fun of me for providing what he refers to as ‘Earth Soap’….this beer soap might be a good place to meet in the middle :)

  • http://www.ruinedmyweek.com Max M.

     I’m all about the Bull Dog or Wally products. Hook me up come Christmas time!

  • http://drmommyonline.com Dr. Daisy Sutherland

    Awesome ideas! My man is always the toughest to purchase for and now with a teen son…these tips will certainly come in handy:)

  • http://twitter.com/TiffanysToyBox Tiffany C.

    LOVE the DADDY BAG!… Might just have to make it a mommy bag…just sayin’…

  • http://www.themindfulmama.com Pauline Magnusson

    What an awesome list of gift ideas – green or not, for that matter!  Thanks for some great ideas, and the encouragement to start thinking of holiday shopping *now* rather than much, much latter! 

  • http://www.JenniferHerndon.com Jennifer

    Thanks for the awesome resources Amity!  Almost makes me wish I had a man to buy for — almost!  I love the Daddy Bag.  It always makes me smile when I see a guy uncomfortably toting around a nice floral diaper bag . . .

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