Dad. The head of family. The provider. The rock. The coach. The softie. The man – Dad is ‘the man.’ A dad’s role is a full one, and they work hard at it. From the earliest days of the caveman dad their role was to provide for and protect their family while being crafty and resourceful too. Obviously a dad’s role in the today’s family has evolved to include so much more than this – but these basic principles of still often apply in all they do for us. Father’s Day is a great day to find an extraordinary Father’s Day gift that lets that special man in your life know how much you care.
Finding the right gift to really show your appreciation for dad can be a challenge. Of course, homemade coupons for free lawn work or a car wash are always a nice gesture, but sometimes a little something extra is necessary. Whether the dad you’re thinking of this Father’s Day is trendy, outdoorsy, or a good old-fashioned manly-man, Aftcra’s online collection of handmade American products has a selection of gifts perfect for every kind of dad. A handcrafted gift made with great care and craftsmanship will help you express your appreciation to the dad in your life for everything they do. Here are just a few great ideas for three different types of dads to help make any dads day:
The ‘On Trend’ Dad
If the dad you’re thinking of is the stylish type, then you now they are on a mission to work hard and look good while doing it. These gift ideas are must haves to help dad make his mission possible:
1. Hand Stamped Personalized Sterling Silver Tie Tack
We know dad already has a great selection of stylish ties in his closet, so this tie tack is the perfect accessory to help him have a complete look.
Buy this tie here: http://www.aftcra.com/beadsoul/listing/120546/hand-stamped-personalized-tie-tack-in-sterling-silver-lapel-pin-for-men-monogram-initals-custom-gift-accessory
2. Spiced Stout Beer Cold Process Soap
Dad is meticulously about his morning man ‘routine,’ as he should be; looking and smelling great helps him take on the day. This manly scented beer soap is just the right thing to start the morning off right.
Buy this here: http://www.aftcra.com/oilandash/listing/171579/2-pack-spiced-stout-beer-soap-cold-process-soap-essential-oil-soap-beer-soap-exfoliant-soap-handmade-soap-barley-soap
3. Personalized Copper Guitar Pick
This well cultured dad can do just about anything, and picking up the guitar and strumming a few hits is just another talent he possesses. This guitar pick customized with your own words lets him know how much you appreciate all his skills.
Buy this here: http://www.aftcra.com/beadsoul/listing/120563/copper-guitar-pick-22-gauge-hand-stamped-with-daddy-you-rock-ready-to-ship-gift
The ‘Sit Back and Relax’ Dad
What dad doesn’t like to stop and relax awhile after a job well done? These gifts help dad take on the hard chore of a little well deserved chill time.
1. Wooden Growler Caddy
If dad enjoys one or two cold ones while relaxing, this handcrafted growler caddy allows him to easily tote his favorite craft brews to his desired spot of relaxation.
Buy this here: http://www.aftcra.com/clampwoodworking/listing/120781/growler-holder
2. Reclaimed Red Oak Bench
Of course dad will need someplace to sit and take a load off. This handmade natural red oak bench made from fallen trees is the perfect thing for enjoying some quiet time around the campfire.
Buy this here: http://www.aftcra.com/GearGrove/listing/123835/handmade-wood-bench
3. Handmade Fishing Lure
What is more relaxing for dad than a day out on the water fishing? This custom, handmade fishing lure is beautiful, meaningful and meant to be used to catch the big one.
Buy this here: http://www.aftcra.com/beadsoul/listing/162746/handmade-brass-fishing-lure-personalized-gift-for-him-hand-stamped-gift-for-him-anniversary-gift-groom-gift-custom-mens-gift
‘Salt of the Earth’ Dad
He’s one with the earth – a real nature lover who knows the name of every bird, tree, and fish in the creek. Help him stay connected with his passion by giving him something he can use on his adventures, or while dreaming of one.
1. Custom Engraved Pocket Knife
Dad can start a fire without matches and build a shelter in no time flat – he’s a real pioneer. This engraved pocket knife engraved will remind him how much you care while he’s getting the job done.
Buy this here: http://www.aftcra.com/legacyimages/listing/21260/custom-engraved-rosewood-pocket-knife-with-belt-clip-scouts-groomsmen-gift-outdoors-hunting-camping-gentlemen-safety
2. Leather Covered Field Notes Journal
The stories of his explorations in the wild can entertain and inspire us all for generations to come. This leather covered journal is the perfect accessories for dad to keep on hand and record all his amazing adventures.
Buy this here: http://www.aftcra.com/AmericanBenchCraft/listing/156522/field-notes-journal-cover
3. Walk in the Woods Spritzer
He loves the forest and the stream, but currently lives in a concrete jungle. Help dad to remember all he loves about nature with this unique woodsy, earthy aromatherapy spritzer. It can be used on the body, clothing or linens.
Buy this here: http://www.aftcra.com/brewcitybotanicals/listing/34663/walk-in-the-woods-spritzer
About aftcra’s Guest Blogger, Cristy of W. Collective:
I’m a lover of all things interior design, a wannabe fashionista, a wine and good food enthusiast, and a dreamer and realist combined. My blog, W. Collective combines all of these passions and provides me an outlet for expressing them.
In my personal time I enjoy spending time exploring new places, learning new things, experiencing new culinary adventures (both at my own hand and the hand of other), learning about people, and spending quality time with my husband, two young sons, and my chocolate lab.
W. Collective (www.wcollectiveinteriors.com) is an interiors and lifestyle blog that aims to provide readers with design tips and inspiration to help them incorporate great design and décor into their home. Our content centers on providing inspiring house tours, looking at current interior and home décor trends, and DIY projects – with a touch of lifestyle content thrown in as well. W. Collective has a selection of curated products that align to our bright, neutral décor style for our readers to source for their space.
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