Handmade Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

     Father’s Day is almost here (June 17, 2018)! Get your dad something totally unique and awesome this year to show him just how cool he still is. Remember, when you’re shopping handmade, it’s important to shop early. Some gifts take some time to make and may need to be ordered a few weeks in advance. But they’re so worth it!

     My dad is really into music. He taught himself how to play guitar and piano when he was younger – at first learning only Beatles songs. To this day, the man is obsessed with the Beatles (a trait he so lovingly passed onto me)! Music is something that my dad and I really bonded over while I was growing up and I love getting him musically themed gifts! What brings you and your dad together?

     Scroll down to check out some great handmade gifts he might like!

Handmade Gift Ideas for Father’s Day


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1. A funny handmade Father’s Day Card from ZoeBrennanCards in Glasgow, UK.

My dad and I basically communicate through sarcasm and his Dad Jokes are off the charts. I know he would find this absolutely hilarious. I love the simple design of Zoe’s cards. Check this one out here.



2. A wooden docking station from UrbanTimbur in Chambersburg, PA.

I think wood is so classic and masculine. You really can’t go wrong with a handcrafted wooden item for Dad! This cool docking station could sit bedside and hold Dad’s wallet, phone (designed to work for any smartphone model), glasses, and more. It has an optional iWatch charging section. This is just so sleek and cool looking. Check it out here.



3. A leather money clip from leatherwoodgiftco in Campbellsville, KY.

Most men like a thin wallet (which is much better than carrying around a 20 lb purse). This handmade cowhide leather money clip has the option of custom engraving to personalize it for Dad! Check it out here.

Dad not into leather? Check out this steel money clip from E. Ria Designs in Iowa.



4. A funny mug for dad from Sticks, Hooks, and Yarn in Colorado.

If Dad loves coffee or tea in the morning, give him a funny little reminder that he can still be super hot without a full head of hair! Get this mug here. Bonus, ships free with Amazon Prime and you can get 2% cash back with Ebates!



5. A personalized leather wallet from Left Coast Original in Florida.

Maybe a money clip isn’t enough for Dad. Get him a gorgeous, handmade and personalized leather wallet like this one here.



6. Adorable Daddy & Me matching shirts from AmiesDesignBoutique in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

This is such an adorable shirt combo for new dads! Printed in eco friendly inks and CPSIA Certified, you can rest easy showing off your daddy and baby BFFs. Get these matching shirts here.




7. A personalized hammer and plaque from CarolinaHighCotton in Lexington, South Carolina.

This is such a cool gift idea for a handy dad! Best of all? The hammer can be removed, used, and then placed back on the plaque so everyone can know how much you love him! Get it here!



8. A wooden straight razor shaving kit from miniFab in Dallas, TX.

This wooden shaving kit is BEYOND awesome and is handmade in Texas. It comes with a straight razor, shaving brush, travel strop in the shape of an official man card, a travel shave soap, and mustache comb. Engraving is included in the price and it comes in a gorgeous Cedar wood box. Get this awesome shaving kit here.

Don’t forget your 1% cash back through Ebates!



9. Wooden guitar picks from TheIronRoots in Portland, OR.

Is your dad a musician like mine? These gorgeous wooden guitar picks come in a set of 4 and you get to choose between black walnut, maple, or striped! Get them here. Bonus, they ship free to the US!



10. A rustic alcohol dispenser from LoveWineandBeach in Paso Robles, CA.

Choose from a number of different liquor brands to get Dad the perfect dispenser! These are made-to-order and take about 3-4 weeks so order soon! Get it here!



11. A more sophisticated liquor decanter from PrestigeDecanters in Louisville, KY.

Maybe Dad isn’t the rustic type. Maybe he’s the classy, works from his study type and he deserves a classy liquor decanter. This mouth-blown glass globe is absolutely stunning and can be personalized with an engraved stainless steel plate on the base. Get it here.




12. Whiskey barrel cuff links from AutumnSummerLLC in Baltimore, MD.

For your more sophisticated dad, how about some whiskey barrel wood cuff links? Personalize them with 3-character engraving. Get them here!



13. A bar sign for Dad’s man cave from Canary Road in Florida.

If your dad loves beer, he’ll love this print! Ships free, but doesn’t include a frame. Get it here!


Don’t forget! Sign up over at Ebates to get your 1% cash back on Etsy or 2% cash back on Amazon Handmade! Sign up with this link and when you spend $25, you’ll get $10 on top of the cash back from your purchase! Even better, if Ebates finds a coupon code on the site you’re shopping on, it’ll apply it for you – getting you the best deal possible.

Want to see more Father’s Day gift ideas? Check out our Pinterest board.

We hope this gift guide helps you pick out an awesome gift for your dad on Father’s Day. Remember, when you shop handmade, not only are you getting something unique and made with care and passion but you’re also supporting the dream, hard work, and dedication of an independent business owner. Thank you so much for shopping small!

Until next time,

Be kind and live purposely.

Bowtie and the Bandit



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