Father’s Day Gifts for the Green Dad

Impress your papa with these environmentally friendly presents.

By Kailla Coomes June 10, 2016

Maybe your dad recently went vegan, or decided that organic living is the only way. With Father’s Day fast approaching (June 19! Eep!), we’ve handpicked seven gifts that are perfect for the sustainable pa.

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    Govy 2 in Fog from Shwood Sunglasses, $109

A company born from a limb of a Madrone tree, Portland’s Shwood Sunglasses exemplifies style and sustainability. The company handcrafts every pair of frames, minimizing wood manipulation to showcase the wood’s natural beauty.

  1. “Eat Like You Give a Damn” T-shirt from Herbivore Clothing, $30
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A staple of Portland’s famous vegan mini-mall, Herbivore Clothing’s cruelty-free apparel is made from recycled materials. This tee takes 65 percent recycled cotton and 35 percent recycled polyester (from plastic bottles) to create a super soft shirt that your plant-based pa will love. Throw in Herbivore's Eat Like You Give a Damn cookbook for a perfect pairing.

Portland Dry Gin 33 from New Deal, $27.99

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Your father will love sipping on pesticide-free gin this summer. The Portland-based distillery crafts their gold medal-winning gin with organic juniper berries, making it perfect for a wide range of classic cocktails. Your dad’s tastebuds will thank you. 

  1.  Dairy-Free Mozzarella and Ricotta Kit from Urban Cheesecraft, $29 
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This gift is perfect for D.I.Y. dads with adventurous appetites. This kit will produce five batches of mozzarella and 15 batches of ricotta, perfect for pizza and lasagna. The nut-based cheese can be made from scratch in just 20 minutes and is, of course, vegan and paleo-friendly. 

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    2015 Clara Estelle Riesling from Jasper Sisco, $19

A sophisticated Riesling made from neutral barrels and native yeast, this Jasper Sisco wine makes for a perfect drink on a hot summer night. The Sellwood-based urban winery sources its grapes from sustainable, biodynamic vineyards across the Pacific Northwest. 

  1. Organic Tree Hugger Porter from Laurelwood Brewpub, $5.25 per pint
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Laurelwood’s Tree Hugger Porter is brewed with 100 percent organically grown malt and tastes like rich chocolate goodness. And with four east Portland locations—that’s including the Moda Center and PDX airport—a fresh pint is always nearby. 

  1. 64-oz Insulated Growler from DrinkTanks, $69 
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This Bend-made stainless steel growler will keep your dad’s favorite brew nice and cold for a full 24 hours. The BPA-free container comes in 16 different colors, from stainless steel and matte olive to a bold gloss raspberry.  


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