Wondering what to get your man for Valentine’s Day? If sustainability and practicality is what you’re after, we’ve curated a list of consciously-crafted products in fashion and lifestyle that will appeal to every budget.
See what’s in our 8Shades’ sustainable Valentine’s Day gift guide for him below:
Land Chocolate – Origin Collection
Sample all six varieties of single-origin artisanal chocolate from the bean-to-bar brand, Land Chocolate. The roasting, winnowing, grinding, conching and wrapping of the bar are handled by the founder, Phil Landers, at his workshop in Hackney, London. Respectfully honouring its sources and the cocoa farmers who dedicate their lives to their craft, Phil willingly pays two to three times more than the Fairtrade price to promote sustainable practices.
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8Shades’ Sustainable Gift Hamper for Him
Housed in an upcycled wine gift box, 8Shades’ sustainable gift hamper for him includes everything he needs to live greener, including a bamboo toothbrush, Sttoke coffee cup, Innotier cloth mask, Stasher sandwich bag, four beers from Heroes Beer and more!
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East Fork – Classy Glass Teapot
A handsome glass teapot from East Fork will be an excellent motivator for him to ditch single-use tea bags. It holds 450ml, making roughly two cups per serving, which is perfect for the afternoon with a book in hand. If your other half appreciates tableware, it is worthy of mentioning that it is made in Tokyo by Hirota Glass, the city’s longest-standing glassmaker.
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Kotn – Duvet Cover and Sham Set
We spend one-third of our lives either sleeping or attempting to do so, so why not upgrade the sheets with Kotn? Crafted with a premium 400-thread-count weave of Egyptian cotton satin, it attempts to bring comfort and luxury to the everyday setting. This pine bark stripe set will complement any type of wooden bed frame.
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Post-Imperial – Ijebu Camp-Collar Checked Broderie Anglaise Cotton Shirt
Tired of seeing him in the same polo shirt? This abstract checked shirt from Post-Imperial brings a new dimension to something familiar. The brand employs master hand-dyers to preserve rare crafts, including this wax-resist technique pioneered by the Yoruba people in Southwest Nigeria.
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Échapper – Cotton Pyjama Set
Échapper is a lifestyle brand with a belief to bring small gestures of comfort and protection to assist in fortifying our spirits and attitude. This luxurious pyjama set champions fine cotton made in Japan and goes through a traditional dyeing process with native berries to achieve this vibrant indigo colour.
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Nudie Jeans – Kent Cardigan
This oversized V-neck cardigan from Scandinavian brand Nudie Jeans flatters most body types, as the cutting extends the line of focus and gives the illusion of a slimmer frame. It is made with a blend of organic wool and traceable alpaca in a cinnamon brown colour for a seasonless appeal.
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Taylor Stitch – Saddle Tan Ranch Boot
These handmade Chelsea boots from Taylor Stitch will make a great addition to any smart-casual wardrobe. The fuss-free construction allows the wearer to slip them on and be out the door in no time.
While breaking into tough boots even with a cobbler requires weeks of wear, the buttery sheepskin lining and foam insole of these boots give them slipper-like comfort right out of the box.
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See also: 8Shades’ Gift Guide: Conscious Fashion for Men
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