Would you believe it; Christmas is right around the corner already! With limited time and a limited budget, how are you to find eco-friendly gifts for the men in your life?
How about starting with these 12 ethically & sustainably made gifts under $100? The gifts range from $15 to $98 with an average price of just $50.
Each piece comes with a highly functional purpose and a great story. From tumblers to sneakers, the men in your life are sure to feel good about sporting any of these pieces.
1. Brewer Wallet | Nisolo
This everyday essential wallet is one any man can proudly reveal at fancy restaurants and coffee shops alike. The perfect cure for that unfortunate guy you know who’s still rocking a wallet that is fraying apart, or worse, that looks like it was stolen from a middle schooler.
Nisolo’s wallet is crafted ethically in Peru from sustainably produced leather. Checkout their new #lowestwagechallenge to see how they’re elevating worker conditions worldwide.
#lowestwagechallenge: a challenge to brands in the industry to publish their lowest wages and be more transparent with how they are paying workers.
Shop | $50
2. Wata Canvas Sneakers | Veja
What guy couldn’t use a pair of slick minimalist sneakers? White or black sneakers match virtually any outfit with great versatility to pair with any shade of your favorite blazer or tee.
The Wata Canvas sneakers by Veja have the added bonus of a great impact. Their ethical creation comes from Peruvian and Brazilian organic cotton, which is grown without any harmful pesticides. The natural rubber is harvested in a way that safeguards tracts of rainforest from deforestation while paying fair wages to the locals.
Shop | $95
3. Essential Boxers | Patagonia
What man couldn’t use a new pair of comfortable boxers? This is a gift that’s sure not to go to waste!
The Essential Boxers are made from eco-friendly, moisture-wicking, and breathable TENCEL® lyocell. They’re also Fair Trade Certified™ sewn, meaning the people who made them earned a premium for their work.
Shop | $32
4. Socks that Help Dogs | Conscious Step
Know a few dog lovers in your life? We do, and a lot of them at that! Here’s the perfect gift to pair his passion with function, and to integrate into an outfit some subtle prints!
Conscious Step socks are Fair Trade, organic cotton, and vegan, and this pair gives to a charity to help doggos. What’s not to like?
Shop | $14.95
5. Zip Hoodie | Pact
When it comes to gift giving, hoodies are a pretty safe bet. They’re comfy, perfect for lounging, and a nice casual piece for errands around town or a walk in the great outdoors.
This hoodie by Pact is made from 100% organic cotton, and is Fair Trade certified, and vegan friendly.
Shop | $80
6. Chinos | Taylor Stitch
Chinos are the men’s staple that every man should own, but far too many don’t. Chinos elevate an outfit beyond jeans, providing a more sophisticated look.
Taylor Stitch’s chinos are incredibly comfortable and with stretch and breathability, can be worn all day without a fuss. These chinos are made from 100% organic cotton, making them a sturdy option built to last for the long haul.
Shop | $98
7. Hawthorne Beanie | Krochet Kids intl.
Beanies are a must have for the transition from fall into winter. They have great form and function for a sporty and classic outfit finish. This one is sustainably made with baby alpaca fiber, which is a regenerative and environmentally friendly resource, something the men in your life are sure to appreciate.
Krochet Kids intl. is a B Corporation and ethically makes their beanies in Peru, employing a direct, fair trade model with a woman-owned business. They are also the parent company of one of our favorites: Known Supply.
Shop | $36
8. French Terry Crew Sweatshirt | Tact & Stone
Got a data lover in your life? A partner that thrives being part of the hottest statistics? He’d love to know that his sweatshirt saves 885 gallons of water compared to a conventional sweatshirt.
Made with a special blend of upcycled cotton and recycled polyester, Tact & Stone offers high quality ethically made men’s staples.
9. Striped S.E.A. Shirt | Outerknown
Sometimes finding quality shirts isn’t easy; they wrinkle and shrink and don’t look quite right untucked. All of this in addition to finding one that is ethically and sustainably made. That’s why we’re excited to share Outerknown’s S.E.A. shirt with you!
The S.E.A. shirt is lightweight, breathable, and made from eco-friendly organic cotton. Easy to care for but also totally dry cleanable. This gift is likely to become the new favorite shirt in your man’s closet and the striped look is an instant classic.
Shop | $88
10. Long Sleeve Tee | Organic Basics
Long sleeve tees are comfortable, versatile, and perfect for layering. Also, it’s getting cold and you just really do need them. This must have Organic Basics tee comes in sophisticated, neutral colors that match just about anything, all while being made from organic cotton.
This Denmark based brand makes everything ethically, making their selection perfect for your guilt-free Christmas list.
Shop | $45
11. Water Bottle or Tumbler | Swell
What’s an easy way to reduce your environmental impact? A reusable water bottle or coffee cup.
These are always a great eco-friendly gift. They’re there when you’re thirsty and they save tons of plastic from entering the waste stream.
These Swell tumblers and water bottles are not only long lasting but sure to get the recipient more than a few compliments at the water cooler.
Shop | $30-35
12. V-Neck Tee | The Classic T-Shirt Company
Who doesn’t love a good tee? This soft, breathable, high quality option will be your recipient’s new favorite.
The Classic T-Shirt Company tees are ethically made in the USA, right in Los Angeles, from GOTS certified organic cotton. This means no harmful pesticides touching your skin or the environment!
Shop | $54
Why These Brands?
“Sustainable” gets tossed around a lot these days but when we say sustainable we really mean it.
Eco-Stylist uses Remake’s sustainable brand criteria to research and approve every brand we promote. This comprehensive framework focuses on both the human and environmental sides of sustainability.
Find the Perfect Gift?
Shopping ethically doesn’t have to break the bank, so we hope you enjoyed our top 12 Christmas gifts for men under $100!
More Gift Ideas
- Give the gift of personal style (gift certificates ranging from $75-$500)
- For vegan-friendly options check out 12 Vegan Gifts for Him
- For women’s options check out 10 Gifts for Her
- For unisex options check out 15 Ethical Gifts for Anyone
Having trouble finding a sustainable gift option for the man in your life? Let us know some specifics in the comments and we’ll help you find that perfect gift for your favorite male pal, or perhaps for that someone special.
Garik Himebaugh is the founder of Eco-Stylist, the go-to source for ethical clothing. He’s also an international speaker on sustainable fashion and a sustainable personal stylist. Garik loves coffee, climbing, and clothes.