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7 spectacular sustainable gifts to buy for guys this Valentines

By Rai Musk, 3 Feb 2020

Love is in the air! We've got great ideas for ethical pressies to give your guy - which also love the planet and peeps who made them.
2020 ethical sustainable valentines gifts for men

Being conscious consumers, concerned about sustainability, we don’t wanna feed the machine. Buying toys for our besotted boys which they play with for a couple of days, or weeks (if you strike lucky) before they’re forgotten about and buried in the mass graveyard of gadgets discarded over the years is a no-go! We’d rather stick it to the man - stay sustainable and get our gorgeous guy something they will use time and time again.

Flitting about the internet it’s pretty tough to find ethical and sustainable gifts for guys. There are offers of crates of gifts to express love to our lovers the Valentines day! At Baobab Ave we recommend a totally different approach! How ‘bout going minimal? Quality over quantity.

Some peeps argue that minimalists shouldn’t purchase pressies, just create experiences - however giving gifts is a love language for many. So this is our guide to going minimal and buying your marvellous man one quality, ethical and sustainable pressie this Valentines day.

Because all our fabulous fellas are unique beasts, we’ve come up with a selection of ideas - so hopefully one of the exceptional ethical and sustainable products below will work for you and your delightful dude!

Let’s go!


Quintessential Quality Cufflinks

If your man is classically chic, or likes to have a unique edge to his smart stylish look these über cool cufflinks from Elvis & Kresse could be just the ticket. They come in a raucous range of colours and are made from leather rescued from landfill and decommissioned fire-hose.

Perfect for Valentines day you can personalise them for your special someone by getting them etched when you order them! Even better news, your gift for you chap also gives to charity as 50% of the profits go to The Fire Fighters Charity. WHOOP WHOOOP!


ethical sustainable mens boxer briefs

Naughty but Nice Undies

Yeah - for our cheeky chaps - undies have to be an option and these Just Wears' boxer briefs will treat your gent’s crown jewels like royalty! Made from wood for your man’s wood, these super soft pants are from sustainably grown, renewable European wood sources. The organic fibres last longer than cotton, are CO2-neutral and bio-degradable. They’re also is 50% more absorbent and breathable than cotton, drying quicker and keeping your fella’s fella pleasantly cool all day long. Did we mention that these natural super fibres are anti-bacterial, helping to prevent body odour? WHOOP WHOOP

They come in a range of colours in two designs to give ensure your man enjoys ultimate comfort and to eliminate sweat down under. The perfect package ;P!


ethical sustainable mens sunglasses

Dapper Dude Sunnies

It may not be summer - but when the sun is low and bright on icy frosty days shades are an essential making them the perfect pressie for the main man in your world. These Itri sunglasses from Pala are so 70s they are never gonna go outta trend - vintage cool in style and shape, making them sustainable in fashion and style sense. The square navigator style, with bronzed metal frames, brown graduated lenses and tortoiseshell acetate tips, are the definition of timeless.

If that special person in your world is passionate about helping those less advantaged them himself he’s gonna be over the moon with these shades; as your gift to you guy is also gift to many others! For every pair of these Itri sunglasses sold, Pala gives a pair of spectacles to eye-care programmes in Africa! Oh yeah - demonstrate you care.


ethical sustainable mens socks

Colourful Vegan Socks

The time old classic - socks are an essential for every man’s sock drawer! No matter how zany or dull their socks are, they all get worked and worn time after time. You can’t go wrong with socks - spots or stripes, simple colour blocks or mad patterns you know what ticks the box for your boy.

These sunny marigold vegan socks are just the ticket if he's your sunshine, your only sunshine who makes you happy when skies are grey. Made from 90% organic cotton they’re a treat for your man's feet and kind to the planet. What’s not to like with these delights?


ethical sustainable mens vegan backpack

Stylish Vegan Backpack for the Eco-warrior

The perfect practical pressie for your fella - this gorgeous olive green eco-conscious work bag is just the ticket.

Wonderfully versatile this vegan bag can be worn as a backpack on their commute or carried like a briefcase when he means business. The lining is made from recycled plastic bottles preventing plastic polluting our landfills and oceans. For extra comfort, the shoulder straps are padded with the world’s first plant-based performance-driven foam formulated with algae biomass. WHOOP WHOOP!


ethical sustainable mens hoodie

Comfy Cas’ Chap - Hoodie

We all need a hoody - if you’re an adventurous duo and like hiking out and about in the wilderness or more of a snug and cosy eve’s in (netflix and chill ;D you know the drill) kinda pair - hoodies are gonna be donned time and time again.

This Ellerton Logo organic cotton hoodie from Silverstock it tickety-boo. It’s made from heavyweight brushed organic cotton for extra warmth, and has that fabulous feel-good factor of being ethically and sustainably made in a GOTS accredited Turkish factory that meets the highest social and environmental standards. The graphic is hand printed here in Blighty.


ethical sustainable mens t-shirt

Top T - Just The Ticket

If none of the above floats your boat - for everyday wear we're gonna suggest getting your guy a simple T. One way or another our blokes don Ts all the time - so why not get him one that he can wear with pride?

This David Lynch inspired blue T from Wawwa is manufactured using renewable energy. It’s screen printed using water-based inks and made from 100% organic cotton. And bonus - the labels are recycled polyester.


Hopefully one of the above Valentines Day suggestions will work for you and your man, or at least spark some ideas for an ethical and sustainable pressie.

Have fun celebrating your love for your fella, the planet and the peeps who made the gifts you give this Valentines Day.

Big love from the Baobab Ave Team