The Ultimate Wooly Beast Eco Gift Guide: The Top 10 Gifts For Him
We all know him. He has distinguished taste (read: he's picky), he buys himself everything that he needs, and he likes unique gifts. He is HARD TO SHOP FOR. He may also prefer supporting local, shopping at small businesses, and/or buying eco-friendly and sustainable products. If this sounds like the man you are buying for, check out our top picks for him. We've chosen the best eco-friendly and sustainable products for men handmade by small businesses and they aim to please even the pickiest of men.
The Top 10 Eco Gifts for Him:
The Lumberjack Unisex Perfume Oil by Wooly Beast Naturals: this unisex travel-size perfume oil is a bestseller and it’s not surprising why. It smells like a flannel-clad Lumberjack deep in the forest and freshly chopped douglas fir trees. It has notes of fir, cedarwood, spices, leather, and amber. This one makes a great stocking stuffer!
Marshall’s Haute Sauce Gift Set: we love love love us some Marshall’s Haute Sauce! They are committed to sustainability and use eco-friendly practices so you can feel good about your purchase. We love that they utilize a farm-to-table approach by including fresh and local ingredients from small farms around Oregon and Washington. You can use them to dip chips in, make marinades, and even in cocktails for a little kick (I can eat it by the spoonful, actually). The sauces all have a good amount of tang to them which balances out the spices.
The Bearded Man Beard Oil by Wooly Beast Naturals: this beard oil smells like a beard should in my opinion. In fact, it was developed with my partner's beard in mind. With notes of amber, cedarwood, vanilla, cinnamon, and musk, you will want to linger around THIS beard! It has an argan, coconut, and almond oil blend that helps to promote growth and fullness and decreases the frizz and itch that comes with most beards. This scent is a top seller amongst men and women alike. It’s the perfect combination of spicy, sweet, complex, and woodsy.
Mountain Mel’s Bobcat Balm: this balm by Mountain Mel’s is great for the adventure-loving man. It’s warming, yet cooling, easing inflammation in muscles, sprains, strains, bruising, and arthritic joints. It’s made from wild-crafted arnica and other botanicals and comes in a handy travel-friendly pocket-sized tin. My partner loves this balm and brings it with him mountain biking, climbing, and snowboarding in case of any bruises or bumps (these are inevidable while doing these sports). The best part about this balm is that it speeds the healing process so you can get back outside on your next adventure!
Vita Vie Hemp Salve: this salve by Vita Vie utilizes all organic and cruelty free ingredients. I also love that all of their products have uplifting messages that you read each time you open the jar like: “You are strong.” Science has proven that repeating these mantras actually makes you believe them, leading to change in your life.
Vita Vie Multi Use Bar: this Noix de Coco Multi Use Bar by Vita Vie makes your shower easy peasy. You can even take this bar camping with you! You can use it on your face, body, hair, babies, and fur babies! It's perfect for the man who likes having limited products in his life (while also not having to sacrifice health and sustainability by using something like Suave 3-in-1 product).
Essance Charcoal Shaving Cream: this organic shaving cream by Essance is made with activated charcoal which is helpful to detoxify. It also moisturizes and prevents razor burn. The best part to me? It's made with all ingredients that you have heard of like shea butter, chamomile, aloe juice, and essential oils. This product will make him feel good about putting it all over his face.
‘Robot Love’ Icon Chocolate by Alma: Know a little boy (or man) who is really into robots? Then this is literally the most unique gift that you can give him this year. This ‘Robot Love’ chocolate icon is made by ALMA, one of my favorite chocolate companies. Based in Portland, they use organic butter and cream and no two batches are alike, which is great for the man in your life who has distinguished taste. This chocolate is formed of 74% single estate dark chocolate poured into custom, locally crafted molds and carefully gilded with 23-karat edible gold leaf. Seriously. I can't even joke about this.
Alma Sea Salt Hazelnut Crunch Bar: a 2014 Winner of the Good Food Award, this chocolate by Alma is an ode to Oregon. It is simply delicious and features Woodblock chocolate with a hazelnut praline center, finished with local hazelnuts and Oregon-harvested Jacobsen sea salt. Need I elaborate?
Wooly Beast Naturals Toolbox Gift Set: this gift set is the perfect gift for your bearded man with vegan beard oil, unisex perfume oil, a candle, a shop rag, a wood coaster, natural Schmidt's deoderant, and a natural soap in our "Bearded Man" scent. It comes in a real, usable, tool box so it's the gift that keeps on giving (maybe he'll even fix some things for you).