Father’s Day is fast approaching so this year when you’re thinking of gifts for dad why not get him an eco-friendly present? Here are the top five ways you can show him you care about him and the environment.

1.) Get him the usual — with a green twist. Do you normally buy your dad a wallet? It’s a standard, traditional gift for dads around the globe. And this year you can stay true to tradition while staying true to Mother Nature. Green Guru Gear makes green-friendly wallets and other dad-appropriate gifts. The green part? Their products are made from reused materials. Find it here: www.greengurugear.com/.

2.) If your dad loves making his own beer order him Seven Bridges Cooperative’s organic at-home beer making kit. They also have a membership pass you can buy for him — he’ll get discounts every time he orders anything from Seven Bridges Cooperative. There are plenty more gift ideas on their web site: www.breworganic.com.

3.) For the golf-nut dad buy him a gift from Dixon. They make Earth Golf Balls, organic caps and eco-friendly golf tees. All of these would make great gifts for your golf-lover dad. Plus you get to show a little love for the environment. Pick up Dixon’s eco-friendly gifts at: www.dixongolf.com/.

4.) For those dads who love the latest gadgets and gizmos there are nearly-endless green gift ideas. One of the hottest right now is the Solio Charger. It’s a solar-powered device that charges electronics — no need to plug it in! There’s more info at Solio’s web site: www.solio.com/charger/.

5.) And for the dad who likes to bike (or the dad who should bike more) there’s Optibike, hand made in the USA electric bicycles. Check out their USV, Ultra Smart Vehicle model. The USV is the ideal E-bike for commuting or for trail riding- dad can pedal over 28 miles on one battery charge and ride at speeds over 20 mph. Optibike’s USV is a fun way to keep your dad healthy and save the environment. Check them out at www.optibike.com.

These are only five eco-friendly gift ideas for your dad this Father’s Day. However you celebrate your dad this year be sure to think of him and to think green.

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