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Last-minute Father's Day gifts for the eco-friendly dad

Christine Bryant is a freelance writer based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and daughter. She writes for SheKnows, as well as several other publications that include newspapers and magazines. She writes on topics such ...

Make other dads green with envy with these gifts

Father's Day is a fun day to honor the dads in your life. No need to look any further than here to find the right gift for your dad, and one that will make Mother Nature happy as well. Make fellow dads in your father's life jealous with these fun and useful eco-friendly gifts.

Kindle Paperwhite

Kindle Paperwhite

Dads can go paperless this year with Amazon's e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite. Its tree-friendly design makes it easy for dads who are bookworms to enjoy reading before bed or outside during alone time. Plus, Amazon offers tons of super-fast shipping options for those of you who waited until the last minute. (Amazon, $119)

NatureBox

NatureBox

If you have one of those dads who has everything, then give the gift that keeps on giving. NatureBox is a monthly service that delivers snacks right to his doorstep. These snacks, which come in eco-friendly packaging, feature healthy options including popcorn, granola and nuts. When you choose the electronic gift option, dad will receive an email almost instantly with his gift card code and your personal message. When he receives his first box is up to him. (NatureBox, $20 per month)

Shower basket

Shower basket

Spa baskets don't have to be just for moms. Dads will love a homemade basket put together by you and filled with eco-friendly products. Try this TheraNeem Men's Shaving and Body Bar, which is packed with antioxidants that soothe and protect the skin during and after shaving. Pair it with Gillette's Fusion ProGlide with FlexBall Technology razor, a one-time handle investment that saves the added waste of disposable razors. Since both of these items are available at retail locations nationwide, you can pick them up on your way to dad's. (Organix South, 3 bars for $22; Gillette, $14)

Best dad ever T-shirt

Best dad ever T-shirt

How many of us have bought our dad a "best dad ever" T-shirt? This year, treat your dad with a T-shirt from Spreadshirt, an e-commerce platform for creating, buying and selling ideas. The Spreadshirt North America Collection is fully compliant with ethical sourcing and production, and with a DNA code, consumers can trace their T-shirt purchase through respect-code.org — from shipment to the cotton fields. Their standard shipping promises to deliver in as little as four days, but faster options are available for all you procrastinators. (Spreadshirt, $17 and up)

Personal water filter

If your dad is an outdoor enthusiast, a Lifestraw could be the perfect gift. At just 2 ounces, Lifestraw is a lightweight personal water filter that provides safe, clean drinking water from nearly any source, including streams, lakes and water fountains. These nifty devices are available at retailers across the U.S., so you won't have to wait for it to ship.  (Lifestraw, $20)

Recycled golf balls

Recycled golf balls

If the father in your life is a golfer, be sure to wrap up some of these premium recycled golf balls. The Nitro Tour 2 Pro Gold golf balls are excellent in quality at a fraction of the cost, and will put a smile on your eco-friendly dad's face as he heads out to his favorite course. Plus, if you're lucky enough to live close to one of their stores, you can have this item delivered on the same day you place your order. Bonus! (Sport Chalet, $13)

Sodastream

Sodastream

Eliminate plastic bottles with Sodastream, the home soda maker. Your dad will love that he won't have to carry heavy bottles home from the grocery store, and throw empty bottles away when finished. These are available at most major retailers nationwide, so you shouldn't have trouble picking one up in a hurry. (Amazon, $70 and up)

Slawsa

Slawsa

If you're looking for a fun gift to bring to a Father's Day cookout as an extra gift for dad, try Slawsa, a delicious cross between a slaw and a salsa. The eco-friendly part of your dad will love that it's vegan and all-natural. Check their website to find out if there's a retailer near you. (Slawsa, $24 and up)

MORE ECO-FRIENDLY GIFT ARTICLES:

Wrap it up — the green way
Green gifts for fitness enthusiasts
Guide to green gift giving

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