RUN&FELL Father's Day Gift Guide: 8 Ethical Gift Ideas For Your Pops

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Father's Day is about showing massive respect to all the amazing Dads, father figures, and great men in your life who are and have been great role models. The heroes who have made sacrifices and gone without. Those who have made difficult decisions, or have chosen to do the right thing in times of adversity. Those who support, encourage, advise, protect, and raise up the next generation. 

In honour of these total legends, it is customary to give gifts, and to help you find something suitable, we've put together a Father's Day Gift Guide filled with high quality pieces, each hand-picked not only for its design and its appeal, but also for its ethical credentials. Plus, find out below how you can win the entire bundle.

1. Limited Edition Gift Set by Hawkins & Brimble

The range of premium quality men's grooming products from Hawkins & Brimble are expertly crafted in the UK and formulated from natural ingredients. Reviving traditional barber rituals that inspire pride in masculine traditions, this gift set will help up your Dad's grooming game. 

The brand's flagship original gift set comprises a Pre-Shave Scrub, Post-Shave Balm, Shaving Cream, Authentic Shaving Brush, and Beard Oil. The set comes in a substantial box which has a lovely quality feel to it and an intricate design on the lid, making it a really special gift.

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2. The Brass Natural Spun Pen by AJOTO

Whether your dad's a bit of an artistic, creative type, a  or an entrepreneur constantly developing new concepts, this pen is the ultimate tool to capture his thoughts and ideas.

Hand-assembled in their UK studio, AJOTO pride themselves on the levels of quality and precision used in manufacturing their timeless pens.

This brass pen uses only two parts for its mechanism, making it one of the simplest retractable pens ever produced.

Machined from a solid bar of lead-free brass, using state of the art manufacturing techniques, this pen is spun and polished by hand.

The brass is also antimicrobial and naturally eliminates and kills harmful bacteria, which makes it great for use in sterile environments. When left uncoated the brass will form a rich patina over time and will maintain it’s unique antimicrobial properties.  

And just look at those slick, minimalist good looks. The design of AJOTO's pens, branding and even their aluminium and cork packaging is beautifully considered. 

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3. The Scout Sunglasses by Tens

Rose tinted glasses? Well, they're now a thing. Usually, sunglasses protect your eyes by making the world look dull, but the custom lens from Tens filters sunlight into warm golden tones, creating a world of nostalgic warmth. That's right, you can now Instagram Filter your world. Apparently even Sir Richard Branson's a fan.

"The world looks incredible, I wouldn’t choose to wear anything else"
- Sir Richard Branson

Designed in Scotland, each pair of sunglasses is handcrafted with human hands, ensuring high levels of craftsmanship and attention to detail.

In case all of the above hadn't already made you hit the SHOP NOW button, the real great thing about these frames is their eco-friendly credentials. Yes they look like plastic, but they're actually made from plant-based Italian acetate, all originating from the renewable resources of wood pulp & natural cotton fibres. The impact on the environment is dramatically lower than regular plastic sunglasses. 

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4. Socks by Roy's Boys

Named in tribute to Roy Lowe, Roy's Boys is a brand from a family owned sock manufacturing business in its third generation. From quirky odd socks to luxury cotton cashmere dress socks, all their socks are knitted with the finest yarns in their UK factory based in Nottinghamshire. The socks are made to last, wash and wear well and fit exactly and consistently.

Whilst socks are a classic gift for Father’s Day gift, Roy’s Boys have given this a unique twist with their odd socks gift box, perfect for any eccentric gent who loves to wear bright socks. With over 20 designs to choose from, bundle together 3 of the fantastically bright oddballers and they’ll package them in a classic Roy’s Boys gift box and deliver them straight to your door.

If he loves the feeling of putting on new socks (do you know anyone who doesn’t?), you can also buy him a socks subscription. He’ll receive a fresh pair of socks delivered to his door every month, keeping his sock drawer looking bright and fresh all year round. The Roy’s Boys socks subscription truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

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5. Shadow Union Bracelet by Vanacci

Made by hand in small batches, each piece from Vanacci is thoughtfully crated here in England  This bracelet features matte black semi-precious agate stones combined with the signature Vanacci Lockstone™ material and separated by a single polished stainless steel bead.

The Lockstone™ material is scent-absorbing, allowing the wearer to add their own fragrance, allowing it to slowly diffuse a fragrance throughout the day. This means the scent can last approximately seven times longer. Each Lockstone™ bracelet is assembled by hand and can be uniquely personalised with your choice of engraving or symbol.

All Vanacci Lockstone™ bracelets can be customised with one of a unique Vanacci symbol or personalisation of your choice.

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6. Merchant Coin Purse by Barnes & Moore

Barnes & Moore enjoy taking a traditional approach to their products, favouring artisanal craftsmanship to automated processes. This coin holder was created as a result of personal experience; that frustrating situation of coins wearing through pockets, resulting in repairs being required long before the pockets had actually worn out.

The Merchant coin purse is small and neat enough not to absorb all your pocket space, and provides a handy solution to store your daily loose change. Fastening with a vintage Talon zipper, and lined with English bridle leather, the details here make for the perfect marriage of quality, style and function. Each item is handmade from the finest materials at the brand's workshop in England.

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7. Meraki Men's Range

Danish brand Meraki has developed a range of products specifically designed for men's skin. With well-being at the heart of Meraki, their cosmetics are designed and developed in Denmark, inspired by the Scandinavian aesthetic and with respect for nature.

Pure and simple principles drive the brand to develop products that will indulge the senses. Meraki products contain gentle and nourishing ingredients that are carefully selected for their quality and natural aromas. The men's collection contain mild ingredients as cactus flower extract, organic olive oil and aloe vera to nourish your skin, body and face.

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8. Hero T-Shirt by RUN&FELL

Here at RUN&FELL, we like to do things properly. We source organic fabrics, and select them for their quality and "feel appeal". We cut and sew each garment here in Manchester, England. We collaborate with local businesses to apply the print designs using both traditional screen print methods and digital printing technology. Our aim is to avoid exploitation across our supply chain, so that our customers can be confident that their clothing has been made fairly and made well.

What better slogan for your pops than our "Hero" T-Shirt? It has been constructed from 100% organic cotton jersey, a natural fibre known for its skin-friendly, soothing qualities. Chemical-free, it's not going to have any adverse affects on your skin or your health. (Find out more about why we use Organic Cotton here.)

As with all our garments, the fabric has been meticulously cut and sewn by hand in Manchester, England. We believe that in selecting luxuriously soft, organic fabrics, our products have a noticeably high quality and comfortably soft feel. The print has then been applied directly to the finished garment, using water-based inks, here in Manchester.  

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We've collaborated with the incredible brands featured in our Gift Guide to give you the chance to WIN a grand prize worth over £350.

Here's what you can win:

1 x Limited Edition Gift Set by Hawkins & Brimble 
1 x Voucher to spend at AJOTO 
1 x The Scout sunglasses by Tens 
1 x Oddballers Gift Box by Roys Boys
1 x Bracelet by Vanacci 
1 x Merchant Coin Purse by Barnes & Moore
1 x Products from the Maraki Mens Range
1 x Hero T-shirt by RUN&FELL 

How to Enter:

Step 1: Follow our Instagram page @runandfell 

Step 2: Like our Father's Day competition post

Step 3: In the comments, tell us why you should win 

T&Cs: The competition closes midnight 12th June 2019. One winner will be chosen at random to win all of the prizes listed above. The prize cannot be exchanged for cash. The winner will be chosen and notified after the 12th June 2019. Open to entrants based in the United Kingdom only.

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