After reading a bunch of ethical gifts for men guides & seeing the same generic ideas coming up over & over (the bamboo shaving brush seems to be mandatory on these lists) I’ve decided to put my recommendations down into a list.
Mainly, because these little businesses make amazing things that make awesome gifts & you probably wouldn’t have come across them if you didn’t find this blog.
Everything on here screams thoughtful (the best kind of gifting scream) and shows a lot more love than a quick dash around the supermarket (or an even quicker click on Amazon).
If you're looking for thoughtful (and sustainable) gifts for a man in the UK, you've come to the right place!
*I've purchased from every business on this list and recommend each one for quality & customer service (especially the bear t-shirts!).
Let's dive in!
Fudge to die for
We stumbled across these master fudge-atieras whilst queuing in a cafe last year. Their deadly cool branding jumped out & we just had to buy some! Many orders (and a few lbs) later & we can safely say that Death By Fudge makes the best naughty confectionaries around. (fact check - after some googling it seems that no one has actually died from eating DBF so the name is a smidge misleading)
They do a lot more than just fudge now - Their Milky Bar Gold Cookie Dough Slice with Nutella centre is the bomb!
Bird Eyewear - Sunglasses make a great gift. You can never have too many. One size fits all & when they’re as nicely made as Bird sunglasses, with a little care they will last a lifetime. Ethical UK eyewear company Bird uses sustainable materials to make some super-cool shades (we have 3 pairs and counting). Perhaps this is controversial, but I think the quality of their products is higher than Ray Bans at a more affordable price.
*little bird fact - I bought a gift card via their website a few months ago. I was having an issue applying it so emailed them & got a reply within 10 minutes (from the CEO while he was holiday) #greatcustomerservice