Green Father’s Day Gifts

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Father’s Day approaches, and it’s time to celebrate Dad. Would you consider opting for a green gift this year? You may find that “the dad who has everything” will be especially touched, knowing that a greater good will be done for the earth in his name. These suggestions should get the ball rolling:

The National Resource Defense Council (NRDC) offers a range of affordable, earth friendly choices that require neither mall visits nor gift wrap and will favorably impact our planet ongoing. Explore over 40 Green Gifts, from protecting wolves to saving whales, from planting a rainforest to promoting renewable energy. NRDC will send him a customized card featuring the image of the Green Gift you’ve chosen. And it’s tax deductible!

Or how about creating a special dinner for Dad with 100% locally grown, farm-raised and/or organic ingredients? Your local farmer’s market can provide great inspiration.

Other clever options include:

  • Homemade infused vodkas
  • Homemade BBQ sauces
  • A massage gift certificate. Learn more about massage styles and health benefits here.
  • A gift certificate for a round of golf (check your local courses for special deals).
  • If your dad loves gadgets, consider getting him a solar-powered charger for his laptop, phone, iPod, or other favorite electronic. Solio and Goal Zero have great selections in different price ranges.
  • Your dad may have all the essentials he needs, but these thoughtful selections will surely touch his heart. Here’s a toast to great fathers everywhere!

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