Finding a Father’s Day gift is a mission. What do you get the man who has taught you the most important lessons in life? The struggle is real. Father’s Day is a day to celebrate your amazing Dad. A man who invested innumerable hours on making your childhood worthwhile and made countless sacrifices to make you happy. Even if he insists that he doesn’t want anything this year, he deserves something as special as he is, and more. Because let’s be honest, “you’re not the best gift he could’ve asked for”. Jokes aside, he deserves the best.
This year, beam internally as you spend some time with him and watch him unwrap something with good vibes. We’ve compiled a list of amazing Fair Trade gifts that your Dad will not only LOVE, gifts that support good humans in developing countries. Whether he loves sports, coffee, or fun socks, we have some extra special Father’s Day gift ideas for you.
1. Bake & Express with Camino Chocolate
The fastest way to your Dad’s heart is his stomach. Dads always appreciate something home-cooked versus store-bought. We suggest expressing your love for him by baking a cake or making his favourite cookies using Fair Trade certified Camino chocolate chips. Worried about the gluten or sugar content? They have alternatives for that too.
We’ve got awesome Fair Trade certified organic cotton tees that your dad would love to ease into. Check out our Favourite & Baseball Unisex tees the for the classic dad or Ringer tee for the dad who’s got little extra flair. The best part is that you can customize our t-shirts and make it your own by screen printing a fun message. May we suggest screen printing “My dad is my ATM (all time money) 😂” You can also purchase our white blank tee and make a to tie-dye t-shirt to add DIY love to the gift. Making something by hand is always a winner! Check out our blog post to help you tie-dye at home.
3. Share a Hot Mug of Bridgehead Coffee
Is your dad a coffee guy? Does he wake up everyday craving a hot mug of coffee? Make his mornings extra special by gifting him Bridgehead gift boxes, Fair Trade Certified aromatic coffee. Surprise him the morning of Father’s Day by making breakfast and share this exceptional coffee with him.
4. Share a Conversation Over Pluck Tea
Is he more of a tea guy? We suggest high tea with pops this Father’s Day, because why not! Pluck sources its premium tea leaves and adds exotic ingredients like Prince Edward County Lavender, Muskoka cranberries, blueberries, and grape skins from Southbrook Vineyards in Niagara. Pick any to match your dad’s unique personality and make his day with Fair trade tea!
5. Make a Toast with Fair Drinks
It’s the best day to raise a toast to this awesome man who made you what you are today. And there’s nothing better than some premium quality, ethically and sustainably sourced spirit of his choice from Fair drinks. Have that long due heart to heart conversation with your dad over a few drinks this Father’s Day. Sound like a plan?
6. Shoot Some Ball with Your Old Man
Is your dad into shooting ball? If your dad was your soccer coach as a kid or he’s simply loved it all his life, it’s the best day to walk down memory lane with him and shoot some ball. Volo Athletics Soccer ball has the perfect ball! Pick up a Fairtrade hand-crafted ball from Volo Athletics! Soccer balls are often manufactured on the backs of children, their parents, or the producers. They are usually hidden from view, working in poor conditions with very low incomes, adding to the unfairness in the supply chain. Volo Athletics is North America’s leading Fair Trade Certified soccer balls. Support Volo Athletics and give your dad nothing but the best.
7. Take a Walk with Dad and Help Him Take Some Conscious Steps
Does he enjoy the simple things in life? Why not go for a walk with him and surprise him with a little foot drama. Present him with a gift box full of responsibly made socks by the Fair Trade certified brand Conscious Step. Their creative packaging and ethical causes will add so much heart to your gift and will make it extra special, just like your dad. Is there a cause that he holds dear to his heart? You can choose to shop for causes like Fighting poverty or protecting the oceans.
8. Go for a Light Hike Together and Gift Him Fair trade Shoes to Walk In
Is he into the great outdoors? Your father’s feet have walked a hundred miles and deserve to be in vegan Fair Trade shoes by Etik and Co. These shoes are made of organic and Fairtrade certified cotton canvas and ecological vegetable rubber. Add an element of surprise to them by slipping him a poem too. This heart-warming gesture would make him super happy, trust us on that! A new pair of responsibly made shoes and a long stroll through the trees is exactly what he needs.
9. Take Him Out For a Night Out in the Town with The Peace Exchange Bow Tie
Most dads have that one basic go-to suit or tux they always turn to. You can add a little pizzaz to his prized possession by gifting him The Peace Exchange bow tie and pocket square. These quirky Fairtrade pieces are designed by their European team members and are enough to uplift your dad’s evening look for that fine dine evening with you.
10. Plan A Self-Care Day for Dad with Entyce Cosmetics
We know, we know! Skincare is not something dads are particularly fond of. But we bet that he’ll be elated if you curate a gift set for him with the amazing Fairtrade certified Entyce Cosmetics. Father’s Day is a Sunday, you guys! Pamper and plan a self-care spa routine for the day and end up with full hearts and glowing skin.
Did we miss something? Share your favourite Fair Trade product for your dad in the comments below.
Contributing Author: Bhavya Jha