5 ways to be more sustainable on Father’s Day
Written by Hazel Barraclough
Father’s Day is just around the corner, and many of us are looking for ways that we can be eco-friendlier and more sustainable. At SaveMoneyCutCarbon we are always looking for ever-smarter ways to save the planet, so we wanted to share with you five easy ways to be more sustainable this Father’s Day.
Sustainable gift ideas
When it comes to Father’s Day it is important that we look at ways to be more sustainable and finding the right gifts is one of the things you might struggle with. You don’t want to buy gifts for the sake of it as that can be seen as wasteful. But you also want to show your father what they mean to you and a gift is a lovely way to do it. So a great idea is to think about zero-waste gifts like a bamboo safety razor. This is a great plastic-free alternative to single-use disposable razors and razors with disposable heads that contain plastic.
Go away on a camping trip
Many people love the idea of going away for the weekend as a family and using the time to spend together. But getting on a plane isn’t the most sustainable thing to do. So, why not celebrate Father’s Day differently and head away on a camping trip instead? It is the perfect sustainable trip away and can be a great way to go back to basics. You don’t need to be extreme with it, but you can certainly enjoy the simpler things in life and spend some time together.
Play sports or head out for a walk
Sometimes your dad might just want to play some sport, and who can blame them? So why not indulge them in some sports that they love? Golf is a great way to enjoy sport as a family without it harming the environment. Tennis is another sport that you can enjoy together and if you really want to accompany it with a gift, then a Super Sparrow Water Bottle could be the perfect solution. Choose this stylish hardwearing stainless steel reusable water bottle, complete with both sports and loop cap. Unique double-walled vacuum insulation keeps hot drinks warm for up to 12 hours and cold drinks chilled for up to 24! A no-brainer for ditching the single-use plastic. Playing sport is a great pastime that the whole family can get involved in, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth, just simply spending quality time together, without the worry of it being wasteful.
Be mindful with the Father’s Day meal
So many families like to get together for a family meal on Father’s Day, so if you plan on making a meal for the family then you might want to support your local farmers market with ingredients or support local shops and businesses. You could also look to create a vegetarian or vegan meal instead of having meat. Look at our top Meat Free Recipe inspo.
Make an eco-friendly choice
Lastly, if you think your dad would like to make more eco-friendly swaps, why not get him a unique Father’s Day gift, and sign him up for our Home Club? You can sign up for our Club today and receive exclusive discounts and special offers! We’ll also provide you with in-depth guides that will help you transform your way of living into sustainable living, not only for Father’s Day but all year round.