So Father’s Day is right around the corner (June 21st)! I’m trying my hardest not to be such a procrastinator this year. I don’t know about you guys, but I feel like Father’s Day gifts are way harder to navigate than Mother’s Day gifts. I have it in my head that my dad either has what he wants, or what he wants is more than a little out of my price range. Be that as it may, I’ve scoured the interwebs to find what I think are some pretty cool gifts for pretty reasonable prices. A few are on the higher end cost wise ($50+), but they all give back to those in need in one way or another; which, I think, totally ups the cool factor and makes them worth the money.
First up we have Baking For Good:
Order dad his favorite sweet treat from Baking for Good and they will donate 15% of the proceeds to a charity of your choice. They even have gluten free and vegan options! Prices vary, but, umm, how awesome are those Instagraham Cookies ($44)?!
If your dad doesn’t have a sweet tooth, what about an ultra-comfortable Team Rubicon sweatshirt?
For $40 your dad gets a great sweatshirt and your purchase helps support the organization’s work to unite military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. They provide veterans with “a purpose, gained through disaster relief; community, built by serving with others; and self-worth, from recognizing the impact one individual can make.”
Or if you dad is more of a t-shirt
guy hoarder, he might just love this:
Prices and sizes vary, but Project Repat works to create “high quality, affordable t-shirt quilts with minimal carbon impact that repatriates textile jobs back to the United States. ” The quilts are backed with fleece made from recycled bottles. Every yard of fleece saves 23 bottles from ending up in a landfill!
Last but certainly not least, how about getting dad a few Fold and Play Portable Speakers:
As you can see from the photo above, these speakers made by Orig Audio are only $16 each! Each speaker is made out of 70% post consumer recycled material, requires no external power, and folds and unfolds like origami. On top of that, they work with any device! Awesome! Orig Audio works with a number of different charities including: Gabe’s Chemo Duck (supports families and children living with cancer), Music National Service (supports and expands use of music to address social and civic needs), and Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (helps young people pursue educational opportunities, start their own businesses, and succeed in life).
So here’s to all the dads out there who have stepped in or stepped up for a child, whether blood related or not. As always, we’ve researched these companies and charities to the best of our ability, but we encourage you to always do your own research when giving to charities.
If anyone out there has other ideas for Father’s Day gifts, drop us a comment. We’d love to hear your ideas!