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11 Great Green Gifts for Father’s Day 2012
Posted By Mike Chino On June 16, 2012 @ 1:45 pm In Accessories and Fashion,Design,Gallery,Green Products,Innovation | No Comments
Father's day is coming up quick next weekend, but don't fret if you still have yet to find the perfect gift for dad - we've rounded up 8 great green presents that are sure to show how much you care! From cool heat-beating sunglasses made from sustainably-sourced timber to recycled record iPhone cases and an awesome automatic lawnmower, read on for our top 8 sustainable gifts for Father's Day 2012!
If your dad’s a music junky with an extensive collection of vinyl, then consider getting him one of these groovy iPhone cases  made from old recycled records! Each iPhono-case from WrecordsbyMonkey  is made from a vintage record – and although iTunes may lack the warm tone of vinyl, a clever case may help ease the transition towards digital music.
Socially conscious clothier Apolis  teamed up with the Pacific Northwest workwear experts at Filson  to launch a beautiful, supremely durable canvas briefcase  that can go from the office to the country without skipping a beat. The best part is that Apolis worked with a nonprofit to sustainably source cotton from Ugandan farmers, supporting a developing industry.
If your dad is a fan of fine wines, consider purchasing him a subscription to an organic wine of the month club . For $50 the Organic Wine Company  will select three bottles of organic, biodynamic, and no-sulfite wine and ship them straight to your dad’s door – plus, as a club member he’ll receive 10% off the company’s entire catalog!
Father’s day syncs right up with the start of summer, so why not give your dad’s shades an upgrade with a pair of Shwood sunglasses ? Each pair of sunglasses is handcrafted in Portland, Oregon from sustainably sourced wood, and their classic frames are guaranteed to look cool even when the summer heat is at its peak.
Malin + Goetz  is a NYC-based apothecary that sources natural ingredients from around New York to create first-rate skincare products. Their shaving cream  and face moisturizer  are paraben-free, made from natural vitamins and amino acids, and ship with fully recyclable containers and packaging.
Looking for a last-minute present for a hard to shop for dad? Why not give him a gift that keeps on giving – like an Eco Crate subscription  from Lost Crates . For $38 a month Lost Crates will ship an eco goodie box filled with sustainably designed products straight to your dad’s door. The items included range from green housewares to eco stationary and all-natural toiletries, so he’s sure to get something he likes every month.
If your dad lives in an urban area and always talks about getting more exercise, consider getting him a super-portable folding bicycle. Whereas many folding bikes are clunky tangles of gears and levers, the Montague Boston bike  is an elegant, streamlined cycling machine. A simple lever system makes it a snap to fold, and the bike’s full-size tires are leagues ahead of the tiny pothole-prone wheels found on other folding bikes.
If you’re going to give your dad (another) tie for Father’s Day, make it one with character. Brooklyn-based Hill-Side  has been killing it for the past few seasons with their handcrafted line of subtly off-kilter ties, and we’re particular fond of this lightweight, summery offering made of a blend of organic cotton and flax.
Liberate your dad from yard work with the John Deere Tango E5  – an all-electric lawnmower that automatically cuts grass while sips a drink in the shade. The battery-powered unit can mow an area of up to 19,300 square feet on a single charge, and it can be programmed to deploy automatically.
For the past 125 years National Geographic  has inspired people to care about the environment through the incredible photography and exclusive stories presented within its iconic yellow-bound volumes. This Father’s Day give your dad the gift of a subscription, which includes 12 issues and complete online access to every issue published from 1888-2010.
Most guys find shopping for socks to be a boring ritual – so why not save him a trip and brighten his day with a chic pair of Multistripe socks  from PACT? Each pair of colorful socks is made from 90% organic cotton in a factory that runs on 100% wind power, and PACT donates a portion of all profits to support social and environmental causes.
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 WrecordsByMonkey Recycled Record iPhone Case – $45: http://wrecordsbymonkey.bigcartel.com/
 groovy iPhone cases: http://inhabitat.com/wrecordsbymonkey-transforms-old-vinyl-records-into-groovy-iphone-cases/
 Filson + Apolis Philanthropist Briefcase – $396: http://store.apolisglobal.com/uniform/filson-apolis-philanthropist-briefcase/
 Apolis: http://store.apolisglobal.com/
 Filson: http://www.filson.com/
 Wine bottle: http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-71363833/stock-photo-still-life-with-wine-bottles-and-glasses.html?src=18846fa4e7b88fadbb50e7476282b0c0-1-27
 Shutterstock: http://www.shutterstock.com/
 Organic Wine of the Month Club – $50: http://www.theorganicwinecompany.com/owc/pages/shop_wineclub.shtml
 Organic Wine Company: http://www.theorganicwinecompany.com
 Shwood Canby Wood Sunglasses – $125: http://www.shwoodshop.com/collections/canby-zebrawood#canby-zebrawood-grey
 Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Shaving Cream: http://www.malinandgoetz.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&category_id=1&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=7&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=54&vmcchk=1&Itemid=54
 and moisturizer: http://www.malinandgoetz.com/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=shop.flypage&product_id=139&category_id=12&manufacturer_id=0&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=54
 Malin + Goetz: http://www.malinandgoetz.com/
 Monthly Eco Crate from Lost Crates – $38: https://lostcrates.com/crates/eco
 Lost Crates: https://lostcrates.com/
 Montague Boston Single Speed Bike – $799: http://www.montaguebikes.com/boston-folding-single-speed-bike.html
 Hill Side Organic Flax Cotton Tie: http://www.unionmadegoods.com/the_hill-side_Organic_Cotton_and_Flax_Stripe_Tie_Red,_Blue,_Grey_and_Yellow_1419.html
 Hill-Side: http://thehill-side.com/
 John Deere Tango E5 Automatic Electric Lawnmower – Price Varies by Location: http://www.deere.com/wps/dcom/en_INT/products/equipment/autonomous_mower/tango_e5/tango_e5.page
 John Deere Tango E5: http://inhabitat.com/the-john-deere-tango-e5-is-a-self-directed-electric-lawnmower-that-cuts-the-grass-while-you-relax/
 National Geographic Subscription – $20: http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazines/all-lp/carousel/?source=hp_subs_carousel
 PACT Multistripe Socks – $10: http://www.wearpact.com/men/ess-msk-sgn.html
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