If you are looking for something for a gift for Father’s Day, then looking for a little something outside of the box can be a good idea. Standard chocolates and ties are a little boring, right? And what could be better than getting a gift for your dad that then goes on to do good things, because you spent that money with that company?
Here are a few places that you could buy a gift for Father’s Day and be able to do some good in the world too. Have you heard of any of these brands before?
I think TOMS is a brand that most people will think of for these kinds of businesses, I know it was for me. But what exactly do TOMS do? They work on a ‘One for One’ model, which means that for every sale of things on their site, and in stores, whether that be shoes, eyewear, or bags, one person in need is helped; one for one. That can be through giving shoes to those in need, as well as helping those with sight problems and so on.
So how about getting your dad a pair of sunglasses or a new pair of comfy shoes?
My Society Socks
The socks from My Society Socks describe themselves as a sock subscription with a cause, and as they do a range of socks for men, it could be a great thing to get for Father’s Day. With each subscription (two pairs a month) or with each pair of socks bought individually, another pair of socks is donated to charity. They are really looking to make a positive change in the world, and I think it is a really effective business model; you can do something good for others in a very simple way, and by buying the things that you need.
I really like that the sock designs are unlike others I have seen; they are bold, bright, expressive, and there is bound to be a few designs that would suit your dad (or whoever you are buying for).
Toucan Socks – £9
S’well Water Bottle
For starters, getting a reusable water bottle is a great way to reduce single-use plastic, and work towards S’well’s Million Bottles Campaign. Plus, these stainless steel insulated bottles help to keep drinks cool for around twelve hours which is amazing. Plus, if you shop this print S’well bottle, you can also help to provide clean water to the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Stainless Steel Water Bottle – £39.95
These cool WeWood watches not only look really funky, but for every watch that is purchased, the makers of the watch plant a tree. Their goal is to plant 1 million trees by 2020. So that really is a good way to justify doing your shopping and getting dad a new watch.
Choco Rough Brown Wooden Watch – £119.95
There are so many people in the world that need glasses but don’t have access to them. Being a glasses wearer myself, I know how hard it would be to live life and not be able to see things properly or clearly. So to help deal with all of that, Warby Parker work with partner companies around the globe to give a pair of glasses to someone in need, for every pair of glasses purchased. It might be hard to give as a gift, unless you know their prescription, but a gift card could work, or you could get the sunglasses that also work in the giving side of things.
Warby Parker Glasses – £95
Have you got much planned for Father’s Day? It would be great to hear what you’ve got planned and if you’ve used any of these brands before.
*items gifted in this post in exchange – all opinions are my own, and would only recommend something that I would buy myself.