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father’s day gift guide + a giveaway

Father’s Day is fast approaching, and you know me, I love to hunt around on Etsy for my favourite gift ideas. Sadly, Dan is going to be away on business in Europe for his first Father’s Day (I was away for my first Mother’s Day too!), so we’ll be making it up for him when he gets home. That buys me a little extra time, but if I’m going to order anything off Etsy I need to do it soon to make sure it gets here in time.

Here are a few things that caught my eye…

Dan loves to fly fish – even though he doesn’t get to do it too often. I thought these handmade wooden rod cases were pretty spectacular!


If the Dad in your life is into music, this is a nice genuine leather wallet come guitar pick holderil_570xN.381531554_hcds

For a dapper dude – some whiskey stones. I could see the guys on ‘Suits’ using these. Do you watch that show? So good.  il_570xN.444311624_3mvp

Maybe more into wine? This wine and glass holder is gorge. I love the reclaimed wood.

Hmm there is a bit of a booze theme going on here. These at-home beer kits are sweet (except be warned that your guy might turn your basement into a home brewery). There are a bunch of options at different price points in the Etsy shop. il_570xN.478639516_acoz

Got a handyman in your life? This engraved hammer is pretty clever. il_570xN.462091190_5ro4

Similarly, some customized BBQ tools are cute if the Dad in your life is into grilling.il_570xN.465589037_gdia

Dan isn’t into sports memorabilia, but I could see this being a sweet gift for a baseball-loving fella.il_570xN.463197447_2x0n

This felt and leather ipad sleeve is pretty stunning.


What about some fun tee-shirts? There is this Dad one


And a ‘Grandpa’ version too. il_570xN.545190862_gpmi

I LOVE this leather passport holder that you can have monogrammed. This might need to go on my future mother’s day list…il_570xN.574264898_rdjj

This watch made out of wood is seriously lovely. Apparently it is light and comfortable to wear – and even water resistant. So neat.

And lastly, this satchel bag is a beaut. Especially for a fella who might bike to work but doesn’t want to use a sporty backpack.  il_570xN.606674986_mn1v

What do you think? Love any of these items? Don’t tell Dan, but I’m definitely thinking of ordering one of these… can’t spill all my secrets on here though in case he checks in!

Okay so the best part? Etsy is offering a $50Cdn gift card to one of you lucky readers to spend however you please. So sweet, right? I wish I could enter! Just submit your entries using rafflecopter below. Open to residents worldwide. Good luck!

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  • Nikki

    Love that wine and glass rack! Etsy is awesome!

  • manda

    Something for the hubby

  • Amy Belote

    I love the wine rack and the grandpa t-shirt!! Going to have to check that one out for sure :)

  • Rachel

    Love them all, especially the watch!

  • Most of my Etsy favorites are gifts for myself or the house. I suppose I could share…

  • Krystal

    Wow these are great! Thanks!!

  • Thanks for including our passport wallet in this collection!

    • gemma

      You are very welcome, Ryan! I actually just ordered two of your items recently… waiting for them to arrive. Can’t wait!


  • acey

    my husband would LOVE that wallet with guitar pick holder. i got him a beautiful recycled glass guitar pick for his birthday. this would be a great companion gift!

  • Wehaf

    I’ve been looking at some really gorgeous hand-tooled leather belts; I’d snag one of those if I won!

  • Alana MacHattie

    You know how much I love a good contest ;)

    I love the grill set, my Dad would love that!
    Will also be adding the passport wallet to my wish list…


  • Alison

    beautiful ipad case! my dad would love this!

  • What a fantastic group of handmade items for dad! Love them all but the fly fishing case has Toms name all over it.

  • christine

    Love the satchel!

  • Ashley

    Burlap ‘cheers’ banner for above our new-to-us antique bar table <3

  • Laura

    Great ideas! Thanks!

  • those wooden watches are ultra cool, and affordable!

  • These are all great gifts. I’m thinking of getting my dad the “dad since 1972”. That was a good year! HA.

  • Kerry

    Wow, there are some really unique finds in there….love the fishing rod holders (I kind of want to use one for my paintbrushes) and wallet with the guitar pick holder! Oops, suddenly this became about me, not the fathers in my life hah :)

  • Cara Strong

    So great!

  • Liz

    Not sure what I’d buy.. might put it toward that wood watch, it is pretty cool!

  • I bought the “Dad” shirt for my husband at Father’s Day last year, ha ha! Etsy is the best – I always look there first for gifts.

  • My hubby is so hard to shop for. But some of these ideas are great!

  • Meg C.

    I would probably get some art for my house.

  • Karin Shaim

    I’ve been eyeing about everything in this store:https://www.etsy.com/shop/friedasophie

  • Daniela Pirraglia

    The watch is pretty neat. I mean, I would wear it!

  • ne-knopka
  • I love the t-shirts!

  • I’ve been eyeing this pillow cover for our guest bedroom makeover for months.


  • Sky Evans

    I’d love some new shirts

  • Emily

    It would be a hard choice, maybe some art for my husbands office, or the wooden watch is super cool, he would dig it!

  • Nicole

    Oh so many things. I think i would get hubby some man soap..lol..i love soap so maybe some for me too

  • Alona Y

    There are so many things like jewelry items that I’ve been looking at on etsy, I have a bookmarked folder for it! I would maybe get that watch for my dad for father’s day though, it fits him perfectly.

  • Dawn Monroe

    Ive seen a leather wallet that is monogrammed that my husband would like.

  • Jessica

    The hammer and BBQ tools are super cute! Great finds.

  • i’d use the giftcard to get some new art. i love getting unique prints on etsy!

  • Amber

    I love Etsy! Would love to get something customized for father’s day like an engraved guitar pick or a fun t-shirt or mug!

  • I’d totally spend my gift card on vintage pyrex – turquoise of course! I’ve been itching for a new piece for my collection, now that my turquoise kitchen is almost done!!

  • Max Carbajal

    I’d buy a nice pair of shoes for my father! or maybe that engraved hammer since he is a handy-man.

  • Max Carbajal

    Maybe that engraved hammer since my father is a handy-man.

  • Lenin

    The BBQ tools would be a nice gift for my father hahaha he enjoys cooking on sundays.

  • Rachel

    Love the ideas!

  • robyn

    some great ideas- love the wooden watch!

  • I love the personalised teeshirts; do you think it’s too cheesy to get one for my Dad (Grandpa) and one for my baby-daddy?

    • gemma

      Haha absolutely not!! I had been thinking the same thing… :)


  • Sarah

    LOVE the BBQ tools, such a cute idea. I wonder which gift Dan will be receiving…

  • Ginny

    Love the wine rack too!

  • the watch is pretty awesome! i’d also happily shop the hubs’ etsy love list for vintage-y knick knacks

  • Stephanie Greig

    completely crushing on that watch!

  • Courtney

    Hmmm. I would use that satchel!

  • Kelly

    My husband would love the beer kit!

  • Dalena

    I would spend my gift card on a Father’s Day gift for my husband who’s deployed overseas! It’ll be something to help him with the blues of missing our family! :)

    • Dalena

      And that wallet with the guitar pick is PERFECT for him since he plays and sings & he’s always on the hunt for a good wallet! Loving it!

  • Pardeep

    I would get my hubby a new laptop bag for sure! love these ideas! very creative things!

  • I would use the Etsy GC to purchase a personalized print that I’ve been coveting for a while. It would have my family’s important dates, like when we got married, when children were born, etc. Or I would get handmade napkins and tablecloth. Hard to decide!

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