If you do a web search for "green gifts for Dad," you will find a truck-load of ideas. But most of these ideas range from the silly to the ridiculous to the shockingly expensive (wooden keyboard anyone?).

Here are a few ways to make that last-second gift a bit more green.

1. Water bottle: Dad needs more water. (Just like Mom!) Get him a reusable water bottle he will love - and USE! There are so many on the market that are BPA free, super stylish and easy to carry. We found some great ones at the sporting goods store.

2. Coffee Mug: Since our move back to California, my husband's coffee intake has skyrocketed. That issue aside, since we've never formally bought him a travel coffee mug, he always "borrows" mine (ah,em and loses them). This year, he is getting his own. Find great ones at your favorite local fair trade coffee shop and grab a bag of great organic coffee while you're at it.

3. Organic face wash: Some guys get fussy with their grooming routine, but if the dad in your life is like those in mine, they like to keep it simple. A great bar soap kept in the shower will keep the face cleansed and ready for a good shave. Some of my favorites are Poppy Soap's Peppermint Pine and Prunella Soap's Cinnamon and Coffee.

4. Moisturizer: If he's gonna finally wash his mug, he should really be using a cream. Choose one that is a triple threat - aftershave, moisturizer and sunscreen. We've been buying a non-organic - but I am inspired to try these green(er) moisturizing finds: Bulldog aftershave, Honest Concoction's aftershave and whip and Hurraw!'s SPF lip balm.

5. Wrap: After all that trouble of finding a few usable, great green gifts for Dad, don't come up short with the gift wrap. Again, most dads are not particular about this, so reuse a gift bag or choose one made from recycled material. Jazz it up with some recycled tissue and all are happy.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there. A special thanks to my dad and a big hug and love to my husband - dad to "Little STRUCTUREbags!"