Father’s day is just around the corner and in addition to getting Dad a few great new shirts, we’ve put together a few extra recommendations of our own. The twist? All of the companies here are - like Tuckerman - certified B-corps and are devoted to being socially responsible ventures.
So in addition to a nice meal and a card, how about getting Dad a great gift that also does a little good too?
Patagonia Fitz Roy Trout Polo
Summer means it's time for barbecue, putting one's feet up, and spending as much time outdoors as possible. This organic cotton polo from Patagonia is perfect for when Dad wants to kick back and relax. Bonus points for the subtle trout-shaped logo on the chest too (Jonas, our co-founder, is an avid fly fisherman!) and of course for Patagonia's long-running commitment to being a sustainability trailblazer.
Klean Kanteen Insulated Tumbler
Sure you've likely seen Klean Kanteen water bottles at any gathering of outdoor types, but don't let this insulated tumbler fool you. It comes in a variety of fun colors, and is perfectly insulated for hot and cold beverages alike. Does your Dad love a healthy dose of piping hot coffee in the morning? Check. An ice cold beer at the end of the day? That works too. And best of all this Northern California company has been leading the charge against wasteful, single-use cups for years, earning them plenty of kudos from industry peers and appreciative customers.
Cotopaxi Boin Laptop Sleeve
If your outdoor Dad is still schlepping his laptop around in a case that looks like it belongs in the 1970's, this sleeve from Cotopaxi is a great upgrade. Functional and outdoorsy looking, it nicely holds those work essentials for when Dad is on the go. The company behind them, Cotopaxi, is a relative newcomer to the outdoor space but has been making waves with great products and a model that strongly emphasizes responsible manufacturing.
Warby Parker Ames Sunglasses
If you've purchased a pair of glasses in the last few years, then you've likely heard of eyewear maker Warby Parker. They cost a lot less then their optical-shop competitors, offer a variety of stylish options, and have great, friendly service. What better way to celebrate Dad than to give him a pair of new shades for the hot summer months ahead? We love these retro-inspired Ames and if your Dad trends stylish then they might fit the bill perfectly. And Warby not only makes great glasses, but they also give back thanks to a close partnership with VisionSpring, which has provided glasses to folks in need in over 35 countries.
Badger Balm Deluxe Wet Shave Kit
Have a dad that's tired of the daily shave routine? This kit from the Badger Co is sure to break up the monotony and provides a great mix of products for a well-groomed Dad. The company behind it, tucked away in Gilsum, New Hampshire (population 813!) has been making great soaps, balms, and oils since 1995, with a particular focus on quality and responsible sourcing. And it's far more than shaving - they also have a variety of great options from soaps, joint rubs, sunscreens, and more.
Soma Water Filter
Does your Dad appreciate good design? If so, take a look at the Soma water filter, which made waves a few years ago as a pleasant upgrade from that tired old Brita fiter (you know the one, with the perpetually malfunctioning top, dubious change-by date mechanism, and expensive filters). The simple and elegant design of the Soma has earned it many a fan, and the company behind it makes a point of responsible sourcing and has partnered with charity:water to help promote better access to clean water around the globe.
Okay, so showing up with a block of cheese from the supermarket -- even an excellent cheddar from the folks at Cabot - may not fly for Father's day. Understood. However if that cheese is a curated selection of Cabot's Private Stock Cheddar, your foodie Dad is going to love it. Carefully selected from Cabot's wide-ranging selection of cheese, their private stock is the creme de la creme, and we challenge any card-carrying foodie not to love it. You can order a selection online or snoop around at your favorite gourmet market. Want to really go for broke? How about ordering a full wheel of Cabot's clothbound cheddar? Practical? Of course not. But it sure will be memorable. And yummy.
Ben & Jerry’s
This famed Vermont creamery needs no introduction either, at least not if you have a sweet tooth of any sort. Started out of a renovated gas station in Burlington Vermont, Ben and Jerry's has been making great ice cream long before artisanal food was even a thing. Though sharing a pint with dad on father's day is a sure bet, you can also get a proper ice cream cake from the nearest Ben and Jerry's scoop shop near you.
Sokol Blosser Wines
Sokol Blosser Winery, located in Dayton, Oregon, has long been a pioneer in sustainable viticulture. The 85-acre winery produces excellent Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, as well as Rose of Pinot Noir and Reisling, any of which would make an excelllent gift for the wine-loving dad. And if you want to really wow him on father's day? Sign him up for the Cellar Club, which provides VIP access to the winery's selection and a handful of other fun perks.