Scrap the clichéd ideas and celebrate the dads in your life with a one-of-a-kind gift from Etsy.com that’s suits his personality this Father’s Day. Discover the endless handmade gifts from talented artisans that your dad is guaranteed to love. Our favourite part is that they’re all made in Canada.
Whether he’s a new dad, seasoned dad, stepdad or granddad, he’ll no doubt appreciate a cheeky card from Made in Happy (Montreal) or Green Bean Things (Toronto). You could also go for sentimental calligraphy notes from Paper Felt Shop (Oshawa, ON).
For the die-hard writer or to thank him for his infinite wisdom, Sprouts Press Designs (Toronto) offers hand-painted and hand-bound journals to hold his deepest thoughts.
Every dad needs a good grooming ritual and bath sets from Dave and Athena (Niagara, ON) will help him relax. It comes with exfoliating soap, solid cologne and soothing balms, which will leave him smelling of refreshing pine and citrus. If dad sports a groomed ‘stache or beard – whether it’s neat and trimmed – gift a Vitamin E-enriched blend of Jojoba, Argan and almond oils in St. Richmond’s (Montreal) conditioning beard oil to keep that defining facial feature healthy.
For the guy who travels often, make his next trip a little more organized with a quality dopp kit made from beautiful Horween leather and crafted with classic French stitching from Wilhelm and Friends (Vancouver).
How cool is he going to look at the next family picnic carrying a finely crafted leather six-pack beer or wine carrier from Tim’s Satchels (Kingston, ON)? Hammered copper cuffs from The Spiral River (Sunshine Coast, BC), known for its ancient healing attributes, is a thoughtful offering to the man who instilled the gift of good taste in you.
Men who take their music seriously will appreciate wall frames from Bliss Craft and Brazen (Sainte-Marguerite-Estérel, QC) that will decorate his at-home retreat with his favourite LPs.
Shopping for dad is no longer difficult with Etsy. Give thanks to your main man with locally and inspired handmade finds that are as unique as he is.