For the sustainable guys out there, we put together a gift guide to showcase some suggestions for men's gifts. These items make great small gifts for those who would prefer a more ethical alternative to leather goods, and also to introduce plant-based fashion to those who may have never had a cork product before.
Here are some of our favorite items from our men's collection that we'd like to highlight as thoughtful and sustainable gifts for the holiday season, including items under $50, under $100, and under $150.
Cork Gifts for Men: Under $50
Bifold Cork Wallet - $39
The bifold cork wallet, both with and without a coin pocket, is one of our most popular items for men without question. Its appeal is plain to see, with a beautifully textured and soft aesthetic, a durable design, and straightforward simplicity. But it seems our customers have been the most impressed with just how lightweight the wallet is. Cork is a remarkably lightweight material, as its interior cells are surrounded by air pockets, taking up quite a bit of space inside cork's structure. These air pockets also allow for the flexibility of the material, which is what lends to its use in wallets as both a functional and aesthetically-pleasing material.
Cork wallets "break-in" as one might expect with genuine leather products, and can last for years of use. Cork leather has all the perks of animal leather in terms of longevity, with none of the cruelty. For the man in your life who is vegetarian, vegan, or open to learning more, a cork wallet is a great first step into plant-based. Available in natural, brown, and black cork.
We love the robust organic cotton canvas and cork combination in the classic six-panel style cap from Bleed Clothing. This hat is adjustable and decorated with a small cork patch. The upper fabric is 100% Cork, base Material is 100% organic cotton, and interior is 75% Organic Cotton, 25% recycled PES. Vegan and and fairly produced in Germany with Portuguese cork. This hat is a step up from most other cork hats, and is soft and snug fitting on the head. A great small sustainable gift for any guy.
Cork Card Holder - $29
For all the minimalist men out there who don't like carrying more than what is necessary, the cork cardholder is an extremely lightweight wallet for carrying cards and cash on the go. This cork cardholder from Corkor is simple in design with RFID blocking capacity. It is slender, durable, and functional, with a clear window slot for in the back for holding an ID. It comes in blue, brown, and red cork.
RFID blocking capabilities are becoming more sought-out than ever when searching to purchase a new wallet. We love that this wallet is lightweight, durable and highly functional, with two spots for keeping important cards in the front, and the ability to hold up to 10 cards which are stored in an inner tab that can be pulled out, as well as a pocket for storing bills. Not to mention, as its name gives away, it has an internal layer of RFID blocking material in between the layers of cork to keep your information safe. It comes in natural, brown, and black cork.
Cork Gifts for Men: Under $100
Cork Tourism Bag - $89.99
This small men's cork tourism bag from Grow From Nature is ideal for men who love traveling or going out on day-adventures on foot or bike. This small bag can comfortably hold a cell phone, passport, wallet, map, bus or train tickets, and other small items. With two inner pockets, a main zippered compartment, and two additional zippered pockets on the front of the bag, it is a cruelty-free and zero-pollution alternative to animal leather.
Cork Gifts for Men: Under $150
Cork Messenger Bag - $149
This cork laptop case is professional and unique, made with the highest quality craftsmanship by hand in Portugal at Corkor. The use of cork renders this men's messenger bag lightweight, anti-shock, and resistant to drops, dust, and dirt. Cork is a natural heat insulator, so it will help protect your computer from overheating in hot temperatures. Cork is also water-resistant, which will prevent your electronic devices from getting wet if you happen to get caught in the rain. What's more, this bag comes with a comfortable, adjustable shoulder strap and also has an additional strap on the back for slipping onto the handle of a rolling suitcase when traveling. It is available in red or brown.
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season!