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15 Heartfelt & Handmade Gift Ideas For Dads
When it comes to Father’s Day, we like to give the gift of handmade. Whether it be something we made ourselves or purchased from artisans who’ve put the work into something they’ve designed. Giving a gift that will be cherished for a lifetime or is personalized in such a way that it brings back memories or reminders wherever he may be is a gift that I think is worth giving.
Twenty years ago, half of these products weren’t available. That being said, 20 years ago we didn’t have Etsy to round-up the work of these talented people and hand it over in an eye-catching format.
I found my husband’s gift on Etsy this year and thought I’d share some of my finds with you all. It was hard to choose just one, but I’ve bookmarked several of these ideas for future reference (hello Pinterest!).
Which is your favourite?
Personalized Map Heart Art
Every dad has memories that are made in various cities or countries. This is a great way to customize and frame those locations whether it be the cities in which his children were born, where he proposed or even favourite family travel destinations. The possibilities are endless and the gift, priceless!
I bought my husband his own backpack last year after he refused to carry my diaper bag as his tote for outings. This manly satchel is just the ticket and can be worn cross-body or as a backpack. A great way to store all of those diapers, bottles and changes of clothes!
Keep Calm and Father On
The popular ‘Keep Calm’ theme can be found on just about anything with numerous variations. This heavy duty beer mug has a saying just for dad that should keep him motivated if he needs a little nudge. The glass is nice and heavy, making it a great choice for frosty drinks.
Personalized Guitar Pick
Is dad a musician? This personalized guitar pick should last him a long, long time! It even comes with its own black leather holder on a keychain.
Wallmounted Eyeglasses Holder
I don’t think you’ll find a gift quite as unique as this one. This Eyeglass Holder can be mounted anywhere and has a sculpted nose to hold dad’s eyewear. Very humorous and great for the jokester!
Hand Stamped Tie Bar
Tie clips are a great gift idea, especially if dad wears a suit and tie to work everyday. This one is hand stamped with the monogram of your choice.
"Home Is Wherever I am With You"
So clever! A framed art piece displaying each one of his children’s birthdays (you could even include your anniversary!) and a sweet saying on the bottom. Love this piece!
Men's Accessories Gift Pack
Four gifts in one! Personalized cufflinks, a money clip, tie bar and one pair of stainless steel collar stays. This would be a great gift for the dad who goes to the office everyday.
Personalized Handstamped Money Clip
Aluminum is very lightweight which is why this money clip is ideal. It can be personalized in any way you wish. You can do so with names, dates, quotes, initials, etc.
Unique art pieces are my favourite and this one uses all of the words you would use to describe Dad and then forms them into a heart.
He Makes Adorable Babies
Just stating the obvious right! ;) This tongue-in-cheek tee is a flattering and cute gift for Father’s Day.
Two Washer Paracord Macrame Bracelet
Some guys aren’t into the whole jewelry deal, but this manly version may change his mind. Made out of macrame and personalized washers that have been handstamped with your specifications. The bracelet has a side release buckle for easy removal.
Photo: © Two Best Sisters
Mixed Metal Keychain
I’ve seen quite a few personalized keychains in my life, but this one really struck me. Each disk is made up from a different metal and then layered. They can be inscribed with dates, names or sayings.
The Definition of 'Dad'
A very clever definition of dad that he’ll want to hang in his office. A nice reminder of why we love him so!
The photo here showcases a Mother’s Day version of this product, but you can have it personalized for dad too. This metal wallet insert is the same size as a credit card and is a gift and a reminder that will last forever, so make that message count!