Check out these green gifts for Dads from local retailers. Above, a whimsical vehicle for a succulent garden from Redenta's.
June 14, 2017
Dads these days know that it’s keen to be green – so why not honor your father with a gift that shows his love of Mother Earth?
Redenta's garden shops in Arlington and Lakewood in Dallas offer a treasure trove of goodies that will please any Papa including this adorable Succulent Truck Garden, pictured above, in a genuine hand-rubbed patina metal vehicle filled with one-of-a-kind cacti and succulents. The Redenta's team can also design an arrangement for Dad with whatever plants you choose to create something truly spectacular! While at Redenta’s, ask about their Hori-Hori knives from Japan – a fantastic gift for a dad who loves to garden. They are extremely useful for digging, weeding and cutting.
Nose Glasses Buddy
Fair & Square Imports in McKinney offers a delightful selection of products from all over the world. Their Fair Trade designation means that indigenous people in developing nations can earn a fair wage. Your dad will laugh each day at this whimsical glasses holder, hand-carved from native hardwood in India. The glasses rest on the “nose,” with the back securing them in place. Choose either a mustached or clean-shaven buddy.
Dining at Patina Green
Another unique shop in McKinney is Patina Green Home and Market on the east side of the square. In additional to a smattering of lovely gifts, Patina offers several edible ideas for Dad including a Father’s Day Brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, June 18. No reservations are required. For a more intimate affair, consider a Market Dinner Date, which consists of a Chef's Tasting of five courses (plus snacks) using locally sourced ingredients. Wine and beer beverage optional. Gift certificates are also available. “Because why should Moms have all the fun?"
Pocket Monkey Multi-Tool
The perfect gift for the millennial dad – this gadget is the same size as a credit card and it tucks neatly into Papa’s wallet when not in use. TSA approved, it sports a dozen tools including a screwdriver, wrench, bottle opener, ruler and even functions as a stand for your iPhone. Made in Portland, Maine of nearly-indestructible stainless steel using green practices, it will last virtually forever. At dealers around DFW, including Rooster Home & Hardware.
Hammocks From the Yucatán
Another unusual product at Rooster Home & Hardware are these colorful handwoven hammocks, available in two sizes; The "Matrimonial" which is large and strong enough for two adults, and the "Familia" which will hold several people. The hammocks are handwoven by Pedro Ynocencio Layton Cruz and his family of Tixkokob Yucatáns, who have been making these colorful cotton hammocks for generations. Quantities are limited.
U.S. Forest Tree
What could be more personal and special than to give Dad the planting and care of a young tree in a U.S. National Forest? This unique bequest includes a card and envelope (made of 100 percent post consumer recycled paper) with your personal message and explanation of the gift as well as your father’s name and the month of the gift recorded on Trees for a Change Tree Gift Registry. From our friends at Dolphin Blue, a local eco-friendly office supply that also carries a wide selection of organic home products and bedding.
Nest Learning Thermostat
Help Dad save energy with the Nest Learning Thermostat. Independent studies have proven that the Nest Thermostat saved an average of 10-12 percent on heating bills and 15 precent on cooling bills. This nifty Wi-Fi enabled device programs itself and offers remote access so that Dad can control his HVAC system even when he’s not at home. Integrates with other Nest devices including security cameras, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, etc… Available at Home Depot and other dealers around town.
WaterHawk LED Showerhead
The new TreeHouse superstore at Walnut Hill Lane & Central in Dallas is loaded with cool and hot ideas for Dad. Check out the WaterHawk Showerhead that clearly shows real-time water usage data, along with the temperature on its bright LED display. It also has an attractive LED light to indicate when the temperature is ready to get in the shower to avoid wasting water. H2O flowing through the showerhead is measured in gallons and displayed to help Dad monitor his usage. He will love the internal hydroelectric generator that powers the electronic display - no need for batteries.
Tesla Powerwall 2
If your budget is on the larger end of the scale, consider giving Pops his own solar array with battery backup. TreeHouse offers the Tesla Powerwall 2, a home battery that allows you to stretch your solar-produced power after dark, to serve as a backup battery when the grid goes down and to achieve net-zero energy for Dad’s home using the same technology found in Tesla’s electric vehicles. To set up a free consultation, sign up here.