Monday, 11 June 2018
This Father’s day, show you care for both your dad and the world’s forests with FSC
A father is one that puts their time, effort and love into raising you. They are there in all times of need, from first steps, to graduations, to embarrassing wedding speeches. Much like a father, forests have been there for us too, though their wedding speeches aren’t the most energetic.
They provide us with food, air, clean water, shelter and it’s a comfort knowing they are there for us.Both fathers and forests, raise us and watch over us, father’s day is an opportunity to show thanks for that. You can do that by ensuring that the gift you get for your father is supporting well-managed forests.
Choosing a gift that carries the FSC logo means that your purchase is helping to care for forests and the people and wildlife that call them home.
If you are looking for gift ideas, here are a few good ones to get you started:
For music loving dads, there are the Buffalo Soldier headphones from House of Marley (FSC-N002016). This ethically conscious company always brings something new to the table, incorporating gorgeous wooden components into their earphones and headphones. The Buffalo Soldiers are no different as FSC certified wooden panels have been used to make the ear cups.
If your dad is a keen gardener and/or cook, a wooden herb dryer could be a nice surprise for them.
For the keen bird watcher who wants to attract some interesting birds to their garden, The Organic Gardening Catalogue (FSC-N002393) offer FSC certified owl nest boxes.
The bug barn from the Ethical Superstore (FSC-N002665) could also attract more birds looking for their favourite wild meals.
Or for those that like getting outside to enjoy the summer, this limited edition Croquet Set from Clas Ohlson (FSC-N001853) could keep everyone entertained at a barbeque (using FSC certified charcoal of course).
Fathers can be infamous for spontaneous bursts of DIY. Fuel this passion with an upcycling kit from Harris Brushes (FSC-C018781), the beech wood handles come from well-managed forests.
If you have bought a gift made from responsibly sourced forest materials, it only makes sense that the card and wrapping paper is responsibly sourced too. Whistlefish (FSC-C004002) have a selection of mellow card designs and wrapping paper, printed on FSC certified materials.
If you want to add a personal touch to your gift, you could always create your own card. The Paperbox (FSC-C109654) offer a selection of quality blank cards and envelopes for you to wish a happy father’s day with your own unique message.
We hope this guide has got you thinking about gifts that also help our forests, and to any fathers out there, enjoy your day.