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 for $100 or less? The gifts range from $12 to $100 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. White Sneakers | Thousand Fell
What guy couldn’t use a pair of slick minimalist sneakers? White sneakers match virtually any outfit with great versatility to pair with any shade of your favorite blazer or tee.
Thousand Fell sneakers have the added bonus of a great impact. Their sustainable creation comes from recycled uppers and a fully circular business model: meaning you can send back your worn out sneakers for recycling when you’re done with them. Now that’s a gift with a cool story.
Shop | $100
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. Upcycled + Recycled Socks | Arvin Goods
Socks: everyone needs them. Don’t let that fool you though, Arvin Goods socks are anything but expected.
Entirely made from upcycled and recycled materials, these socks come with a reduced environmental footprint and a cool story any recipient will love. The short athletic model is one of their customers’ favorites but if you’re looking for something more fun, they’ve got that too.
Shop | $12
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.
The hoodies at Pact are sustainably made from 100% organic cotton, are Fair Trade certified, and vegan friendly.
Shop | $65
6. Coffee Tumbler | Outerknown
The Camp Cup by Outerknown is the perfect gift of warmth, function, and sustainable living. Designed to keep your coffee hot at the office (what a nice tumbler!) and of course, at camp.
Help the men in your life keep coffee cups out of the landfill with something useful to remember you by.
Shop | $23
7. Recycled Waffle-Knit Beanie | Known Supply
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 100% recycled polyester, something the men in your life are sure to appreciate.
As with all Known Supply products, it’s also Fair Trade certified, ensuring its ethical creation. Learn who made it right from the product page!
Shop | $26
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. Mekonnen Belt | Parker Clay
Belts are a wardrobe essential and most belts, well, they just don’t last. Give the men on your list a belt refresh and one that’s designed to stand the test of time.
The best thing about leather: it’s durable and wears in, not out. Give a quality belt, ethically made in Ethiopia by certified B Corp Parker Clay.
Shop | $72
10. Long Sleeve T-Shirt | Colorful Standard
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 long-sleeve tee comes in 48 different colors that match just about anything, all while being made from organic cotton.
Colorful Standard plants a tree for every purchase!
Shop | $50
11. Men’s Skincare | Caldera + Lab
Every man needs a skincare routine and you can’t beat the products by Caldera + Lab. This is where premium skincare meets natural ingredients, proven results, and positive impact.
The whole 3 step regime runs around $150 but you can get your loved ones started on their journey to better skin with any of the products.
The Clean Slate ($37) is their daily cleanser, the Base Layer ($55) their go-to moisturizer, and The Good their nightly serum ($97). Read our full review to learn more.
Shop | $37-97
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 | $58
Why These Brands?
“Sustainable” gets tossed around a lot these days but when we say sustainable we really mean it.
Eco-Stylist uses our sustainable brand criteria to research and certify all clothing and shoe brands on our platform. This comprehensive framework focuses on both the human and environmental sides of sustainability.
Since our criteria is fashion-specific, we occasionally recommend value aligned accessary brands (non-fashion). In practice what this means is all of the brands in this article are Eco-Stylist Certified except for accessory brand Caldera + Lab, which is value aligned and a certified B Corporation.
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
- 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.
*Article updated: 11/29/21.
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Garik Himebaugh is the founder of Eco-Stylist, the go-to resource for ethical clothing. He’s also an international speaker on all things sustainable fashion. Garik loves coffee, climbing, and clothes.