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Jaclyn McCosker

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10 Ethical Christmas Gifts for Totally Manly Men

10 Ethical Christmas Gifts for Totally Manly Men

Got a dude in your life that cares about animals and the environment? Think that's a pain in the ass with Christmas coming up? This list is for you.

Or perhaps you're trying to buy for someone with a touch of fragile masculinity, but you don't want to contribute to any harmful commercial or production practices. This list is also for you.

Here are 10 ethical gift ideas across a range of price points for the men you love or the men you kinda like.

  1. Concert or stadium tickets
    What is the most eco-friendly and least wasteful gift you can give? An experience. If you know the sports or teams they like, grab tickets to the next game. Or if you know the genre of music they're into, check bandsintown.com!
  2. Etiko sneakers, $95
    This company scored an A+ in ethical fashion standards. Fair Trade vegan sneaks, what's to lose? They're simple, classic and suit people of all genders and styles.
  3. Boody boxers, $17
    Going for the typical socks and jocks option? (Because you know they won't buy any if you don't buy it for them.) Make sure you're not supporting sweatshops! Boody make very comfy socks and jocks out of renewable fabrics.
  4. Matt & Nat weekender, US$195
    Got a stylish bro in your life? Matt & Nat are high-end vegan leather goods, and every vegans dream to own. This is a real luxe gift.
  5. HoMie Apparel t-shirt, $45
    If you want to give a gift with a social impact? Profits of HoMie's streetwear provides retail training and an employment program, to help find people experiencing homelessness jobs in retail around Melbourne.
  6. Pure Linen Double Sheet Set - Storm, $400
    Di-vine. Buy your man some manly man-coloured black sheets, but make them fancy. These organically grown linen sheets are hypoallergenic, antibacterial and are dyed using low-impact dyes to limit environmental impact.
  7. Vintage denim
    Another eco option? Buy secondhand. Vintage denim isn't just cool, and increasingly expensive because of that, but buying pre-used is also the most environmental decision we can make. It's a total win-win. Try eBay, American Vintage or any local thrift shop!
  8. Dindi beard soap, $14
    Can you make a gift list for men and not include a beard product? Honestly, I tried not to, but it's just too good. Many beard soaps and waxes contain beeswax, but Dindi provides a vegan option so a man can wash his beard which has it's own unique needs from the rest of his face.
  9. The Moneyless Man by Mark Doyle, $12
    Mark Doyle is the epitome of manliness without even trying, or I'm sure wanting, to be. The man gave up using money to live in a caravan in the woods during frigid winters. He built a stove and ate food he foraged. It's phenomenal.
  10. Thug Kitchen cookbook, $23
    Food that tastes good for everyone, presented in a form that allows men to make vegan recipes without their masculinity being called into question.

These are just 10 options to kickstart your brainstorming for gift ideas that are human, animal and Earth friendly. Got more ideas? Leave a comment below!

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