Ethical Gift Giving: The men in your life

Every man is not the same. And yet, at Christmas, you could easily be mistaken in thinking that they all love novelty socks, Lynx Africa and, well, not much else. The possibilities for male present buying in physical shops are pretty appalling. The shelves are all angry looking shower gels that promise to do 50 different things. Add in the fact that it seems to always be the men that say “oh, no, don’t get me anything!” and it’s not hard to see how uncle Stuart ends up with a pack of socks under the tree. Again.

Whilst shopping for men can be a challenge if, ya know, you’re not one, I think the key is to step outside of what you think of as a “man’s present”. As I said in my women’s gift guide, there are plenty if items in there that I know the men in my life would love. And, similarly, there a lots of presents in this one that I would happily wrap up for ladies. However, I’ve tried to find some items in today’s ethical gift guide that are geared towards men, without being overly stereotypical.

Sorry though, I couldn’t say “no” to the novelty pants or “man balm”!

Scroll to the bottom of this post for my ethical symbols key, so that you can align your gift choices with what matters most to you.

1. Neal’s Yard Remedies Cologne 

2. Gold Plated 888 Ring

3.Komodo Chunky Soft Merino Wool Hat 

4. Komodo Herringbone Rayon Scarf 

5. Tisserand Total De-Stress Bath oil 

6. Matt and Nat Vegan Backpack 

7. Votch Watch – The Dark Grey 

8. Shaving Soap

9. Matt and Nat Vegan Chelsea Boot 

10. Safety razor

11. Organic Man Balm 

12. Lunch Bag 

13. Energise Your Senses Men’s Collection

14. Joes and Stephs Milk Chocolate Salted Caramel Popcorn 

15. Stainless Steel Bracelet 

16. Men’s Space Boxers Rapanui and Men’s Disco Boxers Rapanui

17. Chillies Water Bottles 

18. Divine Fabulous Flavours Chocolate Hamper 

19. By Nature Men’s PJs 


1 Comment

  1. Natalie Leanne
    November 29, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    I've bought my stepdad one of the Chilly's bottles as his Christmas present 🙂 They are so great!

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