Maria’s Five Favorites: Great Gifts for Dads… or You!


June is known for sunshine, long days, and the Sunday each year when we celebrate dads. Yes, Father’s Day is right around the corner again…. This year, if you’re giving something special to a man in your life, forget the tie and get him something cool (and actually useful) that he’ll enjoy for many Father’s Days to come.

To help make your gift giving easy, I’ve put together a list of my five favorite earth-friendly gifts for guys:

1. Tool Maintenance Kit


This tool maintenance kit is a must for keeping Dad’s gardening go-tos in top condition. The complete kit makes a well-appreciated gift for gardeners and handy people alike.

2. Beechwood Folding Saw


This folding saw is ideal for simple gardening tasks around the home, from trimming a sapling to cutting down unruly ivy. Produced in the heart of the French Alps, it features a stainless steel blade set in a beechwood handle—which makes for a handsome gift that’s actually useful.

3. Manual Espresso Press


This impeccably designed manual espresso press is a creative, non-electric, hands-on way to brew espresso without the waste and expense of capsules. This unique gift is perfect for the coffee aficionado or a fun surprise for the guy who has everything.

4. Screwdriver Set with Interchangeable Bits E002208_E08_A_1

Make screwing fun with this set, handmade by a small London workshop. It includes two screwdrivers that have smooth, easy-to-grip beechwood handles finished with nontoxic linseed oil.

5. Sutter Toolbag E002231_G18_A_2

Inspired by a vintage men’s toolbag, this durable carryall is made from waxed organic cotton canvas. It’s the perfect gift for toting everything from garden tools to laptops—and for kicking Dad’s style up a notch.

Find even more father-approved gift ideas at Rodale’s. And a happy Father’s Day to all!

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One Response to Maria’s Five Favorites: Great Gifts for Dads… or You!

  1. Lee July 7, 2015 at 12:40 am #

    These are great gift ideas. I love the Manual Espresso Press and would love to try that personally.

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