Designing Green with Robin Baron: Eco-Friendly Father's Day Gifts
Top Eco-Friendly Gifts for the Designing Dad
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With Father’s Day quickly approaching on June 17, it’s time to pay homage to all of our father figures. Choose a gift that reflects style, sophistication and sustainability. Regardless of where Dad falls on the green spectrum, he’s sure to love these 10 eco-friendly finds!
When the temperature heats up, so does the grill. This tool set from homewetbar.com has everything that your grill master needs - sustainable bamboo with rust-free stainless steel heads. It includes a grill brush for clean-up, tongs for the grill and a generous spatula that doubles as a bottle opener.
Add some Wild West style to his man cave with a pair of authentic Texas longhorns from Pendleton. The salvaged horns are polished to showcase their natural beauty for a masculine look that any dad will appreciate.
You never know when inspiration will hit you! After getting a flat tire on his bike, designer Graham Bergh realized that bike chains were an interesting material and began building his hand-made creations out of recycled bicycle parts. The results are fabulous accents like a bike chain bowl, which is perfect for keys, change and anything else you can think of.
Make sure Dad entertains in style this summer with this pair of chic wooden tongs. Inspired by the shape of a whale’s tail, designer David Mayhew created these wonderful jamjuree wood tongs for serving summer fare. Winner of the Tasmanian Design Award, part of the profits go toward the Save the Whales foundation. A great gift for dads…of both species!
Ensure Dad’s naptime dreams are guilt-free with one of these stylish and eco-friendly hammocks from Hammocks.com. The Mayan eco-hammocks are handmade by expert artisans - no machinery, electricity or gases used here. Hammocks.com also features hand woven rope hammocks that also keep the environment in mind. Dad can grab a beer, kick-back and relax on his special day.
Handcrafted from repurposed wine bottles (so glad my wine with dinner now has a purpose!), each of these soy candles feature a handsome design with a fragrance blended to mimic aromas found in Dad’s favorite varietals, burning up to 80 hours. You can find them at rewinedcandles.com.
Give your nature loving Father a gift that will keep him in tune with Mother… Mother Earth! The Living Ecosphere is cool, visual and displays an entire self-sustaining ecosystem that thrives within a modern and sleek hand-blown glass dome.
Sure, his jump shot may not be what it used to be, but there’s nothing like reliving those glory days on the court. Help your dad tell his tale in style with this 4x6 frame made from pieces of a reclaimed gym floor from Wisconsin…proof you can recycle anything!
For Father’s Day this year, get a gift that’s easy on the planet and reminds him that…Confidence Begins at Home.
Robin Baron is an interior designer and lifestyle expert based in New York City. Visit her website, www.robinbarondesign.com, and follow her on twitter @RobinBaron and Facebook.com/robinbarondesign.
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