Shouldn't guys be easy to shop for? Sometimes that's just not the case so we put together a shopping guide with some of our favorite brands to find that perfect gift for "him". Give a gift that gives back this holiday season from some of these amazing companies listed below!

1) 10Tree: Even if your guy isn't a "Tree Hugger" type, tentree is the perfect stop for ethical, stylish, and socially impactful apparel this holiday season.

-Mission: For every purchase, tentree plants 10 trees, and as of November 2017 they have planted 16,047,000 Trees! When you gift with tentree you are joining this amazing movement to improve the health of our planet and support the ethical manufacturing of apparel. You can even register the trees that are planted as a result of your purchase, and see them on a map!

-Fergus Flannel (above right): This is a cotton flannel that is a great gift for the chillier holiday months. “Make a mark with the Fergus flannel fitted button up! Woven with an eco-friendly blend of organic cotton, and recycled polyester, the Fergus gets a boost in style with a chest pocket, and coconut shell buttons.” –tentree. 

2) Proof Eyewear - Handcrafted wood framed eyewear. 

Give a pair of sunnies that he will never want to break or misplace again!

-Mission:  Proof provides high quality sunnies and eyewear handcrafted from sustainable materials including FSC-certified wood, cotton-based acetate, and repurposed skateboard decks. Proof stands firm on three principles: heritage, sustainability, and giving back. Donating 12% of their annual profits to the greater good in 2016, Proof is an amazing give back brand that we're proud to include! They have positively impacted seven countries, offered 5,486 health and vision screenings, 232 Cataract Surgeries, and planted two hundred trees! 

-Declo Sunglasses: The Declo is our take on the 60's Clubmaster made famous by so many iconic people throughout time. It's the perfect mixture of materials using premium wood and stainless steel. The Declo is a smaller frame perfect for small to medium size faces. The frame itself is named after the small farm town of Declo, Idaho. 

3) Ethics Supply Co - Stuff his stocking with these amazing scents that will tickle his adventure bone.

-Mission: Ethics Supply Co: specializes in products that are inspired by adventure and ethically made. “We seek to offer goods that are handcrafted here in the U.S.A. ethically sourced and based on the premise that there is a place at the table for both the craftsman and the consumer.” –Ethics Supply Co. Each individual scent is inspired by the natural scents, plants, and beauty of some of the earth's most beautiful and adventurous places, like the volcanic summit of Maui’s Haleakala, or Alaska’s magnificent Denali glacier.

-House of the Sun Travel Candle: Notes of luxurious black tea leaf, decadent smoked seashell and rich tobacco seek to capture the experience in this bold adventure inspired candle, offering an invitation into the awe and wonder of this glorious experience. Small enough to pack for a camping trip, road trip, or any unexpected adventure ahead!

 4) Takeya Water Bottles - A basic essential for any active man. It will keep your beverage cold or hot for 12+ hours, which has been tested and approved by Lotus and Luna staff! Help reduce his footprint by banishing plastic water bottles, because Takeya is all he needs. 

-Mission: This is a company that uses design and functionality to create the perfect water bottle. "Established in 2008, Takeya USA brings 55 years of Japanese design heritage and innovation to provide innovative solutions that work.To inspire, energize, and celebrate fitness enthusiasts everywhere… one refreshing sip at a time." -Takeya

 -40 oz Actives: This all black water bottle, has your hydration covered! "Great for a big thirst, minimal refills, or to share. Featuring our Insulated Spout LidTMfor easy, controlled, one-handed drinking and all day carrying comfort. Get ready for a whole lot of refreshment!" -Takeya

5) Cork Yogis - Naturally anti bacterial yoga mats made from natural cork, that actually increase in grip as you sweat.  

-Mission: Cork yogis is a yoga mat company who specializes in non-slip, stainable mats! The owner got the idea for using cork when she noticed Canadian paddle boarders using a cork surface for paddle board yoga and realized that the cork held amazing grip. They are all about giving back by providing free training courses in sewing and literacy to give the girls employable skills, they then sell handmade products made out of recycled saree material to create financial independence. Sounds familiar! 

-Classic Cork Yoga Mat: This mat is designed with Yoga in mind. It’s naturally non-slip and perfect for any workout. “CorkYogis standard cork yoga mat provides an amazing non-slip, anti-bacterial and natural surface for your yoga practice with grip that actually increases as you sweat. The best styles for this mat are hot/bikram yoga, vinyasa, ashtanga and power yoga. Our mats are also great for Pilates and any sort of sweaty cardio exercises. Why should yogis have all the fun!” –Cork Yogis

 6) Mud Love - Masculine, handmade mugs providing clean drinking water in Africa. Check out their other pottery items too!

-Mission: Water from Mud. Mud love is all about giving back while supporting artists. “We are artists and makers. Doers and thinkers. Number-crunchers and donut-munchers. With “mud” in our hands and love in our hearts, the chance to make a difference is our inspiration to create. Through our partnership with Water for Good, every product you purchase provides one week of clean water to someone in need. The Central African Republic is a country in desperate need of hope, love, and basic necessities. Access to safe, clean water has the power to transform communities and save lives.” –Mud Love

-Jacques Mug: This mug, made in Indiana, is Microwave and dishwasher safe and provides one week of clean water to someone in the Central African Republic. Fondly named after Jacques Touamba, who oversees the Water for Good offices. He helps to keep the office space safe, allowing for day-to-day operations in the Central African Republic.

 

7) Thought - As a dude, you can always count on getting socks under the tree, and who doesn't need more socks? Bring some ethically thoughtful style and flare to shake things up a bit this year, and take him by surprise.

-Mission: Thought is a fashion brand supporting slow fashion and sustainability. They use an array of sustainable fabrics and materials like bamboo, hemp, cotton and wool to create their “thoughtful” products. For example, their polyester is made from recycled plastic bottles, and their Rayon is made with tree pulp. “Creating Thoughtful Clothing alone isn't enough. We value doing the right thing and want to feel good about everything we touch. That means we work ethically. From the fabrics we use, to how we design and make and deliver our garments. We think about every impact our business has. And it's with the greater aim of minimizing our environmental footprint.” -Thought

-Men’s Holiday socks: Made of cotton, recycled polyester and bamboo, these festive socks are a funky touch to office wear, and may inspire some hallway sliding a la Risky Business! “Our festive, much-loved patterned bamboo socks in one of our exclusive prints. Made in our incredibly soft bamboo and organic cotton blend, our sustainable socks are breathable, naturally anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, so your feet (and the planet) stay happy and healthy.” -Thought


8) Green Guru - Sturdy, high quality outdoor gear made from up-cycled materials! For the adventurous guy concerned about keeping the great outdoors great!

-Mission: This company, based in Boulder, Colorado, makes obsolete materials into unique products. They take their materials from adventure sports and turn them into products that spread sustainability awareness. “Born in 2005, the company uses waste that would otherwise end up in landfills, through that they brought used materials back to life as bags, bike bags, and accessories. All of the products in the Green Guru brand started out as something else, it may be a bike tube, a wetsuit, or a billboard. By keeping these valuable materials out of landfills, the folks at Green Guru can adventure with a good conscious, knowing they are doing what they can to protect the playgrounds that we all know and love.” –Green Guru 

-Commuter 24L Backpack: This backpack is made of recycled Street sign scraps and Bicycle inner tubes. They upcycled the materials into a super unique backpack, perfect for transporting your laptop on the go. “The Commuter is our light and fast streamlined backpack for your day-to-day travels. It is perfect for a quick hike, a ride to class, or commute to the office. This pack will keep your goods protected with stormproof, upcycled bicycle inner tubes on the flap and durable nylon. Expandable to fit more gear.” –Green Guru

 9) Faherty - ...hello... wow, abs. OH! Excuse me, got distracted. For the dude who wants their clothing to last a lifetime, and look good doing it (exhibit A above). 

-Mission: With sustainability in mind, Farherty is a fashion brand producing products that appeal to just about anyone. “We're proud to design clothing made from unique and sustainable fabrics, and develop close, personal relationships with our manufacturers to craft high quality goods." - Faherty 

- Beacon Trunk - Geo Eye gazer: These trunks are sunshine approved and earth friendly. “Expertly crafted for optimal movement and comfort. Each Faherty swimsuit is crafted with our innovative fabric made primarily from recycled plastic bottles. Instead of creating plastic to make polyester, we break down existing plastic from water bottles, blend it with cotton and a touch of elastic for stretch, and weave it into yarn. It feels and acts just like your regular swimsuit but is more eco-friendly.” –Faherty

 

 

10) Lotus and Luna 

Shameless plug time! Obviously we're fans of all of these amazing brands because they share our passion for making the world and fashion industry a better, healthier and more ethical place to be! 

Mission: Lotus and Luna supports talented female artisans living in small villages of Northern Thailand and striving to end their cycle of poverty. Many of these women are either elderly, or single mothers and have few options for employment that don't require very hard physical labor or being away from their families for extended periods of time. With Lotus and Luna, they are able to work from the comfort of their homes and care for themselves and their families, while learning new skills and being empowered as creative businesswomen. 

Bracelets for him: Don't you just love a man who isn't afraid of a little accessorizing? SAME! Whether you're shopping for a bonafide bracelet guy with stacks and stacks at home, or someone who just needs a little push, you'll find a variety of fresh and masculine bracelet designs in our His Collection. And don't worry, they're all adjustable with three sizes to choose from. Use code GIFTGUIDE when shopping with us this holiday season for 15% off!

 Stay tuned to our Instagram during the month of December to see which of these amazing gift ideas will be GIVEN AWAY each week! Let us know what you think of these brands and gift suggestions below, and Happy Holidays!!

November 08, 2017 by Audra Gormley

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