a modern, well-made father’s day

by mari

Father's Day Gift Guide 2013 for hipster modern quality dadas

It’s time: let’s come up with some last minute Father’s Day gift ideas! I think I say this every year, but dayang, men are hard to shop for. The only saving grace for me are the new crop of websites catering towards a high-quality yet homemade vibe. Sites like Kaufmann Mercantile, Best Made Co., West Elm’s Market, and Uncommon Goods are all great examples. If you give a man something that is quality made, it goes alot farther. These sites have that down pat.

  1. The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Deception – This hilarious book features real slight of hand magician’s tricks gathered into one tome and provided to the CIA in the 1950’s. Awesome.
  2. Sling Shot – Let him channel his inner 5 year old.
  3. Nautical Badges (Set of 26) – For the sailor, or wannabe, in your life. My dad would love these!
  4. Sound Machine – 16 Hi-fidelity Sound Effects – We gave this to my husband for Christmas, the two of them love making crazy stupid sounds together.
  5. Flavors of America Salt Collection – There are several different sets available, but this one seems like a great starter choice – and perfect for the griller in the family.
  6. Wood Handled Screwdrivers, set of 8 – My husband owns these and they are classic, well-made, and ready for use.

I always default to great photos of his favroite little girl too – it’s hard to go wrong with cute pictures of your kids. This year I wish I’d tried Wood Snap – they print your image directly onto a wood veneer so you can see the wood grain. What a beautiful idea!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gaby June 21, 2013 at 9:23 am

Hi Mari,
Thanks as always for your awesome finds (of which, I am lucky to have acquired quite a bit of by now :D). I just wanted to share with you what I found, based on your sling shot inspiration: Seedbomb guerrilla! It’s sort of like yarn bombing, but with flower seed bombs and sling shots :). We got a kit for father’s day and it was a big hit. Found them on Etsy at Greenaid (http://www.etsy.com/shop/GreenaidEtsyShop?ref=seller_info).
Thanks again for being so super cool,


2 mari June 21, 2013 at 4:33 pm

Thanks so much Gaby! I love that idea.


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