Let’s face it, men can be hard to shop for. Luckily, we (the authors) are dudes. More specifically, we’re guys who like quality stuff and don’t want our dollars going to ethically-challenged companies. So if a man in your life is similar and prefers things with good character that are built-to-last, we can help (there are a couple discount codes below that are helpful for the billfold too).
Keep it Simple
Start with the basics. Does he need a black sweatshirt, a grey hoodie, a standard tee? Whatever staple is missing from his closet, these companies can help.
Krochet Kids was started by three guys who taught themselves how to crochet knitwear and then decided to create a non-profit to empower artisans in high-risk areas of Uganda and Peru. Every product’s tag is signed in ink by the real person who made it (so showing him the tag right after he opens it makes this gift instantly cooler). Get 25% Off: Use DONEGOOD25 at checkout
PACT Apparel is all made from super soft organic cotton, so it feels good – real good. And he’ll feel good knowing the clothes on his back are supporting workers and preserving the environment.
Class Him Up
Sometimes guys like us are glad to have a little help when deciding on work attire or dressing for a special occasion. No matter how good your guy’s eye for style is, he’ll definitely be able to see and feel the exceptional quality of the clothes from these companies.
Tuckerman & Co. makes the world’s best 100% organic, non-toxic men’s dress shirts, featuring the finest European fabrics and constructed with single needle stitching by skilled craftspeople (who earn a living wage and benefits) in Fall River, Massachusetts. Get $20 Off your next order: Use DONEGOOD20 at checkout.
Apolis upholds a classic and unique style for the “global citizen.” They believe that when advocacy meets industry, we create a global marketplace that works for all.
Take Him Out
If it’s in your man’s DNA to explore the great outdoors, get him the gear that encourages his instincts.
The founders of Cotopaxi are total badasses making built-to-last outdoor products and experiences that fund poverty relief, give their employees paid volunteer and outdoor play time, and inspire adventure.
When venturing out into the winter wilderness, it can’t hurt to wear what Canadians wear. Muttonhead is making a name for themselves beyond the Northern border, creating stylish, unisex apparel and committing to manufacturing their line in Canada.
Don’t Forget the Beer!
Finally, with a lot of guys you can’t go wrong if you get him something that has to do with… beer.
The guys from Damn Handsome Grooming Co. combine recycled ingredients from craft brewers (chock full of vitamins, anti-oxidants, and proteins) to make intoxicatingly good grooming goods for guys. Two beer guys wanted to collect their caps – Beer Cap Maps are made in Wisconsin, the home of American suds. And United By Blue in Philly wanted an easy way to bring their beers to the next party so they built a beer carrier for bikes–they also remove a pound of trash from waterways for every one they sell. Bike responsibly.
Cover Photo: IG @cotopaxi