5 Conscious Valentines Gifts for Him
Over the past year or two, I've had the pleasure of getting to know so many amazing ladies in the conscious lifestyle and eco fashion blogosphere (especially via Ethical Writers Co., of which I'm a member and the Marketing Manager for). But for some reason, there just doesn't seem to be many guys in this scene yet (not forgetting Austin over at Dissident Dreamer, of course).
Is it because eco-inspired living has roots in ecofeminism?
Is it because women are more consumptive than men are?
Or is it simply that there are more women in this creative fashion and lifestyle realm as a whole?
Maybe a little bit of all of these things and more?
Whatever the reason behind this imbalance is, I believe we can all enrich our lives by making more meaningful, positively impactful consumer choices no matter who we are as individuals.
So ladies: Here is my selection of 5 conscious gifts for him, whether he be your Valentine, relative, or friend.
And boys: I asked my brother what he thought of my picks and he said, "Dope. They're cool." He told me to get these for his birthday. Good sign. So check these out for yourself, your partner, a relative, or a friend.
And welcome to the eco-lifestyle scene if you're just getting started.
Swim Shorts by Houndsditch
Specialty: Houndsditch's swim trunks with fun prints are made of recycled materials in Lisbon, Portugal. The use of recycled materials helps to reduce waste and cut down on the production of virgin microplastic fibers needed to make mainstream swimsuits. Want change? Be the change.
Perfect for: The fun-loving, adventurous, outdoorsy beach boy. Dive right in.
Wood Watches by Jord
Specialty: These elegant wood watches are made of reclaimed wood from old furniture; sustainably harvested bamboo and maple wood; or Koa from damaged or naturally weathered trees. They are designed in St. Louis, Missouri, and made in PRC in a strictly managed facility overseen by JORD's team.
Perfect for: The classy and smart working man. Check it out now.
GIVEAWAY: Enter to win a $100 gift card to JORD here.
iphone cases by Pela
Specialty: Biodegradable. That's what makes Pela iPhone cases different than most to all other cases out there on the market. Made out of Flaxstic, a combination of flax straw, plant-based biopolymers, and recycled materials, these cases come in a handful of bold, solid colors.
Perfect for: Any human being with an iPhone. Wrap it up.
Sunglasses by Pala
Specialty: Like the TOM'S in the sunglasses scene, PALA Sunglasses provides eye-care and appropriate eye-wear to one patient in underprivileged areas in Africa for every pair sold. Their unique cases are also handmade by traditional weavers in Bolgatanga, Upper East Ghana, using recycled plastic bags.
Perfect for: The guy with cool exteriors and warm interiors. Get it.
Casual Kicks by Veja
Specialty: Made in Brazil with low-chrome leather, recycled cotton, and wild Amazonian rubber, Veja's kicks are conscious, cool, casual, and classic all rolled into one.
Perfect for: The fashion-forward dude with chill vibes. Walk the walk.
Now go out there and inspire the beloved men in your life to become consciously cool. Because conscious is the new cool.
P.S., If you're looking for gifts for her, all of these brands have products for the ladies as well. Or you can check out the KONSCIOUS WHISPERS Shopping Guide for more.
All product photos belong to their respective brands.
Sustainable fashion and style log by Kaméa Chayne, Content Curator of Konscious Whispers and an author, speaker, Integrative Health Coach, and freelance creative. Follow her @KameaChayne and subscribe to KW to get a breath of fresh air delivered to your inbox once a month.