Best Animal-Friendly Father’s Day Gifts That Your Dad Will Actually Love

June 6, 2023

Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you are anything like me, then you’re clueless as to what to buy your Dad (or the father figure in your life) for this special holiday. Men, in general, seem to be harder to shop for, and this holiday is no exception. But over the years, things have changed. Now, I have become super savvy in my gift-giving ways. These days I choose gifts that give back, which is a huge win-win all around. So fret not, and read on to discover new ideas you can use this Father’s Day. 

a man hugs a golden retriever with mountains in the background.

Animal-friendly Father’s Day Gift Ideas


Is your Dad a coffee addict? Are they open to trying new craft coffees? This company is backed by a strong mission to help animals. 20% of all their profits help fund rescue initiatives. Their mission statement states that “great coffee can fuel a greater purpose by selling organic and eco-friendly specialty coffees that support rescue initiatives and organizations providing a second chance for pups needing a helping hand.” By purchasing a gift subscription box, you are not only gifting a coffee drinker some amazing coffee but also benefiting animals.

Grounds & Hounds Coffee Co. | Craft Coffee that Gives Back to Pups (


Does your Pops love to talk about his beloved pups? Does he show random strangers pictures of his dogs? Then this is the perfect gift for him! This custom pet-embroidered sweatshirt is not only comfy but is sure to be a conversation starter. It is a perfect gift for those sensitive Dads that always wants to keep their fur babies close to their heart. It’s a useful gift, with a cute twist. This website also carries other animal-friendly gifts that may or may not be uncommon. 

sweatshirts in multiple colors with dog or cat faces embroidered on the  chest.

Custom Pet Embroidered Sweatshirt | Pet | Uncommon Goods


Is your father a fan of whiskey? Do they get creative when it comes to their drink of choice? This DIY whisky-making kit is the perfect gift for dads who love creating new concoctions. What’s cool about this set is that it’s 100% recyclable, climate neutral, plastic-free, handcrafted in the United States, and VEGAN! Throw in some artisanal vegan cheese and crackers for your Dad’s ultimate gift and you just created the perfect drinking experience for your old guy, whether they even realize it’s vegan or not. 

DIY whiskey making kit with various spices in vials and liquor in two bottles, encased in a cardboard box.

DO YOUR WHISKY L Whiskey Making Kit L Anniversary Gift for – Etsy


Does your Dad love animals, but doesn’t have the space to adopt any? This gift is just what he needs! For a fair price, you can gift any father figure in your life a sponsored animal at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. The sanctuary itself resides in Utah and is the largest of its kind. It’s also a no-kill sanctuary, and home to up to 1,600 animals on any given day. By sponsoring an animal for as little as $25, you will receive an e-card to let your loved one know about the special animal that you sponsored in their name. Feel free to browse the animals on their website and learn about their unique stories. 

Sponsorships – Best Friends Animal Society’s Catalog of Kindness


Does your Father appreciate experiences rather than tangible gifts? Would he rather be doing something rather than receiving something? Puppy Picasso is the next best thing to awesome animal experiences. If you’re in New York, you’ll definitely want to check out this activity. You and your Dad can bring a pup and create interesting artwork together, all while making other pup friends. If you’re not in NY or visiting the area anytime soon, Airbnb now has a whole collection of animal-friendly experiences for everyone of all ages. Spending quality time with our loved ones and creating memories is a wonderful alternative to a physical gift. 

Puppy Picasso – Airbnb

Animals on Airbnb Experiences – Airbnb

Whether you opt for the neat whiskey kit, one-of-a-kind sweatshirt, or virtual dog that you can sponsor, there’s something for every type of Dad. Fortunately, there is now a multitude of special gifts to get him this Father’s Day, whether he’s an animal lover or not. As an ethical vegan, I find it extremely rewarding to be able to gift a friend or family member something special that in turn makes me feel good about where I just put my money into. We truly vote with our dollars, and gift-giving opportunities are no exception. So try thinking outside of the box for this upcoming holiday and start a new tradition.

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Photo: Eric Ward on Unsplash; Uncommon Goods; Do Your Whisky

Paige Butzlaff
Paige has been writing since she was 7 years old. She's an avid fan of reading, especially metaphysical books, and sipping on matcha tea lattes. An ethical vegan, Paige is passionate about activism and raising awareness. Her passions also include yoga and cats. She calls Southern California her home and the Universe her playground. Follow Paige on Instagram @beingpaige and YouTube.


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