Fathers’ Day Gifts that Give Back Guide

Give back this Fathers’ Day by choosing Dad’s gift from a one-for-one company.  Purchasing your gift from a company with a one-for-one model means your gifts give twice: once to the intended recipient, the dads in your life, and once to someone in need somewhere in the world via a charity.  And, it’s much easier than you think!  This easy-to-follow, easy-to-shop list does all of the work for you, showcasing companies with a one-for-one model and even giving you ideas for which items pair well with which types of fathers. 

For the Dad Who Gets Chilly—a Windowpane Throw blanket from Blanket America.

Keep the evening chill out of the picture when you gift this cashmere-like all-purpose throw blanket to a dad. It’s available in a variety of colors, and it’s perfect for any dad of any age because it is so versatile! Plus, purchasing from Blanket America donates generates automatic donations supporting larger commitments of ending extreme poverty. The company also provides disaster relief to Haiti.

For the Outdoorsy Dad—a Kammok hammock.

If Dad likes to be outside camping, hiking, fishing or just reading a good book, then this Kammok hammock is perfect.  Called the “Roo,” its build for adventure and inspired by the safety and comfort of a kangaroo’s pouch. It comes in a variety of colors, and its purchase provides life-saving treatments to 5 children diagnosed with malaria in African countries through Malaria No More.

For the Sweets-loving Dad— a That’s Caring Homemade Cookies & Starbucks Coffee Gift Box

This delicious gift box is perfect for men who are overworked, super busy or, well, dads! With eight all-natural homemade cookies in Chocolate Chunk, White Chocolate Macadamia, Double Chocolate Chip and Oatmeal Raisin and Starbucks coffee, dad will be happy to sit, relax, sip and enjoy her Father’s Day gift. Plus, we donate this gift box to hungry children in need.

For the Dad on the Go—a pair of TOMS shoes.

Each Dad is different, but there’s definitely something for everyone at TOMS. With a variety of colors and styles from which to choose, you’ll be able to personalize your gift while simultaneously making a difference.  Each item that comes from TOMS donates to a good cause, including shoes, eyeglass and vision health checkups and clean water to those who need them most.

For the Running Dad—a That’s Caring t-shirt.

This heather grey t-shirt is made of super soft, breathable material, making it perfect for any active (or not-so-active) dad.  It also spreads awareness about hungry children in the United States, and helps to feed those children—each purchase donates supplies for non-perishable weekend meals for hungry kids in food-insecure homes in the U.S.

For the Dad Who Travels—an ESPEROS backpack.

With several styles and plenty of colors from which to choose, FEED bags make great gifts for dads on the go.  Best of all, each bag purchased provides meals to the hungry worldwide.

For the Cool Dad—a pair of Warby Parker sunglasses.

Just in time for summer, these sunglasses will keep Dad’s eyes protected and his image “hip.” Buying a pair of glasses distributes a pair to someone in need, and Warby Parker partners with non-profits that train low-income entrepreneurs to sell affordable glasses.  Your gift of sunglasses helps people in need keep their eyes healthy and protected, too! 

For the Dad Who Needs to Keep Time—a watch from We Wood.

If you have a dad with a lot of appointments to keep, an eco-friendly wooden timepiece made from hybrid technology is the gift for him. The watches are made from mostly scrap wood, meaning the company is reducing waste in their quest for an earth-conscious product. The goal of this brand is to keep forests healthy and help restore Mother Nature one watch a time, planting a tree for each wooden watch purchased.

For the Corporate Dad—a silk mesh Sander Tie from Ahalife.

If you know a dad who needs to wear ties on a regular basis, an open-weave silk mesh, silk-print tie is a great gift. A portion of proceeds from this 100% silk tie (which is made in the USA, by the way) is donated to the United Nations’ Nothing But Nets campaign to help eradicate malaria in afflicted countries.