Fathers' Day Gift Ideas

1. Good Grilling Chef’s Set from Ten Thousand Villages for $19.50USD / 2. OxCrimes Book from Oxfam for $25.00AUD/ 3. African Orb Wood Ring Box from Connected Goods for $16.00USD / 4. Divine and Seed and Bean Chocolate, prices vary / 5. Men’s Toiletry Case Reclaimed Cement Bags from Oxfam for $39.95AUD / 6. Bicycle Chain Cufflinks, Chrome Plated from Oxfam for $29.95AUD / 7. Dead Sea Mud Soap from Oxfam for $7.95USD / 8. Alexander Mini Leather Wallet by NV London Calcutta from £26.00 GBP/ 9. Fair Spirits Fairtrade Cafe Liqueur or Rum, prices vary/ 10. Terracotta Pizza Stone from Ten Thousand Villages $29.25USD


1. Good Grilling Chef’s Set from Ten Thousand Villages for $19.50USD (on sale from $39.00USD!).

A great apron to keep your Dad’s Fairtrade clothes clean while cooking, in masculine shades of blue!

Ethical credentials: Handmade with transparency in Bangladesh from World Fair Trade Organization/Fair Trade Federation Member

2. OxCrimes Book from Oxfam for $25.00AUD.

Crime stories for Dad. Authors donated stories to this book, the proceeds of which will fight poverty.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization

3. African Orb Wood Ring Box from Connected Goods for $16.00USD.

This small wooden box is the perfected understated storage for your Dad’s trinkets, like wedding ring and cuff links (see 6)!

Ethical credentials: Fair Fair Trade Federation Member

4. Divine 70% dark chocolate with orange and chilli: available here in the UK for £2.00GBP, here in Australia for $9.20AUD, or here in the US (limited flavours) for $3.99USD.

Seed and Bean espresso fine dark chocolate available here in Australia for $7.99AUD.

Some fancy chocolate always goes down a treat. My Dad was a big fan of orange, and if your Dad likes coffee, espresso is a good choice!

Ethical credentials: Fairtrade certified

5. Men’s Toiletry Case Reclaimed Cement Bags from Oxfam for $39.95AUD.

For a Dad who travels for work, or has aspirations to see more of the world!

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization

6. Bicycle Chain Cufflinks, Chrome Plated from Oxfam for $29.95AUD.

Very cute cufflinks made from a recycled bike chain.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization

7. Dead Sea Mud Soap from Oxfam for $7.95USD.

Soap that is a little luxury but not frivolous is a great choice for Dad. Another great choice is lemongrass soap by Frustrated Farmgirl  for $10.00USD.

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization (Oxfam soap), Handmade with transparency in Kenya, Uganda and Palestine (Frustrated Farmgirl soap)

8. Alexander Mini Leather Wallet by NV London Calcutta from £26.00 GBP (personalised engraving available!).

I bought a NV London Calcutta wallet for Tom and it’s gorgeous. His only complaint was that it is a little big (as it is made for British pound notes and Australian dollars are a little smaller).

Well, thankfully NV London Calcutta listened and made this smaller wallet. Plus, you can get it personalized with your Dad’s initials (even in your own handwriting!)

Ethical credentials: Handmade with transparency in a fair trade arrangement in India

9. Fair Spirits Cafe Liqueur or Rum, prices vary.

Stockists here (based on location), such as Jim Murphy Online Cellars. Noble Spirits is Australia’s distributor.

Fairtrade spirits are awesome. And, again, coffee flavour is a good choice.

Ethical credentials: Fairtrade certified

10. Terracotta Pizza Stone from Ten Thousand Villages $29.25USD (on sale from $39.00USD!).

PIZZA!!! Why not make Dad’s day with this gift followed by homemade pizza for dinner?

Ethical credentials: World Fair Trade Organization

Yours Fairly,


P.S. For the products available from Oxfam, you can buy them online, or find your nearest store.


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