A selection of four beautiful handmade gifts for the Dad in your life...
Yep, Father's Day is on the way on 16th June. Do you know what you'll be surprising your lovely Dad with this year? Whether you are buying for your own devoted father, another important chap in your life, or on behalf of the little ones, I'm guessing that you'll appreciate a bit of inspiration. I know I do! Here are some beautiful handmade Father's Day gifts ranging from £5 upwards.
Coastline Cufflinks, from £130
My Coastline Collection cufflinks are always a big hit, be it for one of my popular designs featuring Cornwall, Wales or the British Isles, or a custom coastline specifically cut for your Dad. *whispers* Don't forget to order at least four weeks in advance! Shop the Coastline Cufflink Collection
But what if the father figure you adore already has some of my cufflinks? Well one of the perks of my job is that I get to meet some incredible makers and see some gorgeous handmade gifts. I've selected three handmade items that I reckon will be great gifts for Father's Day.
Emily Hogarth, Limited Edition 'Dog' Screenprint, £55
Emily is not only an incredibly talented paper cut artist, she also has a wee Westie pooch and a little girl the same age as mine, so we spend a lot of time strolling the beaches of East Lothian together. Her Limited Edition ‘Dog’ screen print in Slate Grey, priced at £55, would make an excellent present for a man with a canine best friend.
Catherine Aitken, Gents Toiletry Bag in Harris Tweed, £45
Catherine, who I met at Coburg House Studios, teamed up with me back in the day to head off to a few 'country fairs', and we have spent a fair few nights in my van camping in the freezing cold August weather in the Scottish hills!! Her beautiful 'man bags' have been such a hit with my own Dad and brother I had to feature them. Her Gents Toiletry Bags, made in Harris Tweed and priced at £45, are a fantastically classy and practical present.
Charming Creatures, British Bird Eggs, from £5
Charming Creatures, AKA Emily Steele, is one of my lovely Instagram friends. We got chatting online and as we are both Staffie owners we hit it off. Last year I commissioned her to make a Christmas ornament of my Staffie Merryn which is probably one of the cutest things I've ever seen! Her British Bird Eggs, priced from £5 each, are beautiful little colourful pieces, perfect for someone who wants to buy handmade on a small budget.
What do you think? Have I found a hidden gem for you? Or can you share the best Father's Day present you've bought or received? I'd love to hear in the comments below.