We’re all trying to do our part to live a more sustainable life. And that includes the gifts we give the men in our lives. So we’ve highlighted a selection of sustainable, cruelty-free gifts that you can give your dad, brother, partner or friends.
Gifts that look good and do good for the planet? Winner.
> Nudie Jeans Stead Eddie II Dark Crush: These dark blue, dry rigid jeans have a regular tapered fit to achieve a modern silhouette
> Run & Fell Hidden t-shirt: Made from bamboo and organic cotton, this print is applied with water-based inks in Manchester
> Kotn Longsleeve Henley: Tracing its roots to the sunny Nile Delta in Egypt, this cotton Henley is the perfect way to stay cosy this winter
> Outerknown Blanket Shirt: The relaxed fit of this sturdy twill shirt makes it ideal for layering on chilly mornings
> Taylor Stitch The Mechanic Jacket: The guys who make this have dubbed it ‘an effortlessly sharp, painstakingly constructed garment that’ll survive what you throw at it with aplomb’…need we say more?
Accessories & Lifestyle
> HandyBlend On-the-Go Blender: Never miss breakfast again. Blend on-the-go with this hand-held blender that charges via USB
> Nova Waterproof Vegan Travel Pouch & Toiletry Bag: Made from recycle army tent canvas as well as reclaimed tyre inner tubing, this travel wash bag is the perfect companion on your adventures
> Elvis and Kresse Folio and Laptop case: Made from genuine decommissioned fire-hose and reclaimed parachute silk, this case is the epitome fo the circular economy
> Roots Motif Coaster Set: These electrified mango wood coasters (really!) are just the ticket for hosting in style without the fear of watermarks
> Toti Famous Five White Rum: The subtle notes of vanilla, toasted caramel and banana make this white rum perfect for sipping on cold nights
> Bolaki Intimate Wash shower gel: With a mint and tea-tree fragrance, this shower gel will set you up for whatever the day – or night – may hold for you
> Funky Beard solid shampoo bar: Lather up with this solid shampoo bar made with hemp oil and shea butter to cleanse and moisturise your face and beard
> FOLS For Men Cedarwood Natural Facial Moisturiser: Make post-shave irritation a thing of the past with this cedarwood-scented moisturiser
> Man Cave Conditioning Style Cream: Achieve frizz-free definition and flexible control with this cruelty-free cream made with caffeine, shea butter and organ oil
> Jack Black Signature Blue Mark EDP: We love the fresh and light scent of this water mint and bergamot fragrance inspired by Japanese botanicals
> How to Win at Life by Charlie Burton: Self-described as the definitive handbook of skills for the modern man, this book is based on exclusive interviews from GQ’s Senior Commissioning Editor
> For the Love of Men by Liz Plank: A nonfiction investigation into masculinity, this book provides actionable steps for how to be a man in the modern world, while also exploring how being a man in the world has evolved
> The Word is Murder by Anthony Horowitz: An elderly woman walks into a funeral parlour to plan her own funeral and hours later, she’s found murdered… A classic crime for the modern reader, this is a whodunnit to end all whodunnits
> The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair by Joel Dicker: Skip the tv series and stick with the book – ‘It’s a murder mystery, a literary puzzle, and a love story, all ingeniously woven into a masterly novel of suspense’ says bestselling author Linda Fairstein
> The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Was by Junot Diaz: A ghetto nerd living with his Dominican family in New Jersey, Oscar’s sweet but disastrously overweight. He dreams of becoming the next J. R. R. Tolkien and he keeps falling hopelessly in love. ‘The best novel of the 21st century to date’ according to BBC Culture and we agree
And for the special woman in your life, check out our Sustainable Gift Guide for Her