Love is in the air. February is on the way, which means your 14 day countdown to Valentine’s Day probably includes some online shopping.
While shopping for guys can be hard, it certainly doesn’t have to be. These 12 options offer something bold for the risk taker, something practical for the minimalist, and all things more ethical and sustainable for the conscious man.
1. Fisherman Beanie | Finisterre
It’s beanie season and this one looks the part. It’s available in bold colors like “spark” and since it’s unisex you can get one for yourself too!
This fisherman beanie is brought to you by our friends at Finisterre, a certified B Corporation that’s passionate about sustainability and our oceans. It’s made from 100% Australian Merino wool, from non-mulesed sheep.
Shop | $41
2. Mesa Cord Tacos | Parker Clay
Surprise him this holiday with a sleek solution to keep his cords organized. The mesa cord tacos are perfect for tidying up his chargers, headphones, and usb cables.
Parker Clay is a certified B Corporation, ethically making their products in Ethiopia. One of the ways they do so is by creating opportunities for vulnerable women to become economically independent. In the capital of Ethiopia 150,000 women work in prostitution and 26.4% of women are unemployed, and it is here that Parker Clay works to make a difference.
Shop | $24
3. Turtleneck | Kotn
The turtleneck is a staple for fall, winter, and spring, and it looks great with jeans or layered under a jacket. This one by Kotn is ethically made in Egypt using direct-trade practices from Egyptian cotton and the dyes are OEKO-TEX® non-toxic certified.
Shop | $39
4. Owen Belt | Nisolo
Guys need a durable belt that will last for years. This one by Nisolo is handcrafted in an ethical factory in Peru, where they pay on average 27% higher than Fair Trade requirements.
Nisolo is a certified B Corporation aiming to make the fashion industry more equitable.
Shop | $50
5. Pocket Tee | Tact & Stone
The perfect non-graphic t-shirt guys can wear to the gym, under a sweater, or paired with a blazer. Sustainably made with 50% Upcycled Cotton/50% Organic Cotton, a blend which saves 538 gallons of water compared to a conventional cotton tee.
*Use coupon code ECOSTYLIST20 to get 20% off
Shop | $44
6. Socks that Give Humanitarian Aid | Conscious Step
Guys always need new socks. This 3 pack comes with some great designs supporting great causes. In this gift box you’ll find socks that help treat malaria, provide HIV therapy, and provide humanitarian relief kits.
Our friends at Conscious Step partner with non-profit organizations in order to support these causes. Conscious Step socks are made from organic cotton, Fair Trade certified, and vegan certified – meaning no pesticides, no child labor, and no animals.
Shop | $44.95
7. Element Shirt | Vustra
The orange and blue check Element shirt can add some pop to your guy’s outfit. Designed to be worn either tucked or untucked, he’ll be sure to receive some compliments in this one.
Made from 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. What’s GOTS? Global Organic Textile Standard certification ensures that the entire supply chain meet strict social and environmental standards, from the raw materials to the finished product. Some of the things it certifies are fair labor, the absence of harmful chemicals during production, organic natural fibers, filtered factory wastewater, and even sustainable packaging.
*Use coupon code ECOSTYLIST for 30% off
Shop | $63
8. Minimalist Wallet | Parker Clay
Let’s face it, cash is no longer king. This wallet is perfect for the minimalist who wants to grab his ID, a credit card, some business cards, and be on the go.
Shop | $38
9. Yosemite Shirt | Taylor Stitch
This dusty red flannel makes a bold statement and you’ll appreciate its incredibly soft touch. The organic cotton Yosemite Shirt is great for layering; wear it on its own, over a tee, or as one of many layers on those cold winter nights.
Taylor Stitch demonstrates a commitment to living wages and they also invest in circularity with their new Restitch initiative.
Shop | $125
10. Ball Cap | Topiku
Bad hair day? Throw on a hat and call it good… just leave it at home during date night.
You’ll be hard pressed to find a more sustainable hat because Topiku hats are made entirely from recycled and upcycled materials. Plus they are all ethically made in Indonesia.
*Use code ECOSTYLIST10 for 10% off
Shop | $31.50
11. Boxers 2 Pack | Organic Basics
What guy doesn’t need new underwear? These boxers from Organic Basics are made from GOTS certified organic cotton so you know he’ll be wearing only the best natural fibers.
Shop | $39
12. Volta-Camel Sneakers | PANAFRICA
Buying men shoes can be hard, but it’s hard to go wrong with some slick minimal sneakers. The Volta sneakers will match virtually any outfit and offer great casual versatility.
Their ethical creation comes from Morocco where the materials are sourced throughout Africa.
Shop | $89
Still Searching for the Perfect Gift?
Are you struggling to find an eco alternative or just looking for something bolder? Let us know what you’re looking for in the comments and we’ll help you find it!
*Article updated 1/15/21
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.