5/29/2009

Handmade Father's Day


I will not lie to you, buying handmade for men is always harder than women but it definitely can be done. The past few years I've gotten my Dad some manly artwork and other miscellaneous items from Etsy. I've got some fun ideas for you today if you want to get your Dad a personal handmade Father's Day to let him know you care.

There are all kinds of handmade cards available that will allow you to avoid the Hallmark generic sentiments. The above card is by Urban Impressions and is simple yet lovely.














My Dad is a big history buff and I often end up getting him a book if I don't plan ahead. Well, this copper bookmark by KaleidaEclectics would make a great personal touch if placed inside a book about his favorite obsession.





















The most traditional of all Father's Day gifts is the lowly tie. My Dad being a farmer pretty much ruled out this easy out for my Dad but I often get them for my Uncle Jack. TieOneOn has hundreds of silk ties to choose from in every shade and pattern you can image. I love the richness of this green silk. You can personalize the tie by adding a custom label with your own message.








My Dad also likes all kinds of toys and gadgets. This handmade Laminated Yo Yo by CREATIVE ADDICTIONS was made with a mix of gorgeous woods. She also has some wood pens that would make a great gift for Dad.








Fellow St. Louisian A Breath Of French Air makes some manly hunks of soap with beer as the base. They would make a great gift when wrapped up with this wooden soap deck. It is functional as well as lovely as it will keep your soap dry and fresh making it last much longer.

6 comments:

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Christie Cottage said...

I love the copper bookmarks by KaleidaEclectics.etsy.com

I think they are cool!

Allyson said...

I like your blog! You just started following me on twitter (sweatshopoflove), and I stopped by to say hi.

(Great ideas for Father's Day, by the way. I can NEVER think of anything for this holiday!)

Rose Works Jewelry said...

Love your finds!

melanie.joy said...

These are some amazing picks! I love the yo-yo and tie! :)

MoziEsmé said...

That is some beautiful stuff!

 

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