These days, it seems like the more things there are to buy, the harder it is to find the perfect Father’s day present. This year, forget about the ties, socks and sweets and find dad a gift that you can feel good about giving. Here are some eco-friendly gift ideas that won’t end up in the back of his closet.

Hemp Denim Apron

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For the Dads that love to grill, a barbeque apron is a no brainer. This apron is made of hemp which is 100 per cent biodegradable. Fabrics made with at least 50 per cent hemp keep UV rays of the sun from harming skin. Not only are you helping the environment, but you are also protecting his skin from harmful UV rays.

Bluetooth Sound System

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Dad will love these handcrafted solid wood Bluetooth speakers for listening to tunes while manning the grill. Wood is sourced from forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, an international non-profit organization that promotes responsible management of the world’s forests. Also, these speakers are made from ash trees, so it’s a great way to repurpose the wood of a species devastated by emerald ash borer.

Recycled Glass Cups

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The company Refresh Glass takes reduce, reuse, and recycle to a whole new awesome level. Every barbeque needs refreshing drinks, so forget the Styrofoam and sip from cups that are serving up a good cause. Each glass is created from a wine bottle collected from local bars and restaurants, working towards the organization’s 10 Million Bottle Rescue Mission.

Vinyl Clock

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Similar to the recycled cups, one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. This clock made from a used vinyl record will keep Dad on track so he isn’t late for baseball practice. The clock creators recycle and reuse approximately 150,000 records or almost 40,000 pounds of material per year.

The Gift of Nature

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Our favourite suggestion is to give Dad the gift of quality time and nature with a Conservation Parks membership. Spending time outside with your family and Mother Nature creates memories that can’t be bought online or in a store. It’s also good for your mental health! No matter where your location in the Credit River watershed, there is a park for you and Dad to explore. If you’re looking for a little guidance, we can help. Come explore with us this Father’s Day.

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