Thursday, May 29, 2008

Let's Hear it for Dad - Fun Finds for Father's Day (say that three times fast...)

Holy guacamole! Can it possibly be Father's Day already? I don't know about you, but I feel like this spring came and went in the blink of one slightly bloodshot and sleep-deprived eye... Anyway, the fact of the matter is that Father's Day is upon us (June 15th!) and we are once again faced with the challenge of finding a gift to let Dad know how much he's appreciated that a) isn't a total waste of money, b) is a step up from the "same old thing," and c) won't break the bank.

As I believe we've discussed in a previous post, I give my friends and family handmade (by me) gifts for every occasion, and Father's Day is no exception. But this year, so far I'm feeling a little, shall we say, uninspired. I feel like I've done everything to death already. So, to get my creative juices flowing, I've been poking around (where else?!) on Etsy and have found some fantastic ideas. And so, should you be planning to go the handmade route too, but planning to let someone else's hands do the making, I present for you the following Father's Day finds:
This guitar tie from MeandMatilda takes the all-time classic Father's Day gift to the next level.

Ingenious handmade pens abound on Etsy, but this inlaid jigsaw puzzle piece pen takes the cake for me. Made by RandomStuff.

This 8" x 10" print of a vintage Corvette engine by ANJacobsen will make somebody's dad a very happy man this Father's Day. Possibly not the most practical gift, but guaranteed to get a laugh at family dinner, this bottle of "DAdvil" from nycole is a fun gift for someone who's got it all.

Another classic, but this time with an artsy twist, these cufflinks from dlkdesigns are sure to please.

There ya go. Got some good ideas now? Better get to shopping! And, of course, you're going to need a card. I'm happy to announce that my Father's Day cards are ready to go. Here's a sampling of what I've got in my shop for your favorite patriarch.

Let's hear it for Dad!


Hey Harriet said...

Oh gosh, you celebrate Father's Day in June in your part of the world? In Australia, we celebrate Father's Day in September. Interesting thing to learn as I had no idea. Just figured it was held the same day worldwide. Silly me! I love those Dad style Etsy finds! I'd have trouble choosing from those. All great! Your Father's Day cards are gorgeous! I'll have to keep them in mind for September. If you have any left that is :)

Sew Bettie said...

Great finds for dad!

ThePeachTree said...

Fantastic collection here!! Ooo, off to check out some of the shops :)

ragqueen said...

Awesome blog! I love your cards.