As a self confessed magpie for the unusual, the unique and of course the handmade, I'm always on the look out for gifts that are a little less ordinary. With Father's Day around the corner I've been busy combing the internet for gifts for Dad that aren't sock, beer or err...socks...
Here are some of my favourite finds that I want to share with you to inspire your gift buying.
Super Hero Dad Print by Karin Akesson Design
Karin is a Swedish born illustrator based in London. She creates bold and striking designs for the home inspired by her Scandinavian roots.
I love this fun and quirky print and although my Dad can't fly he's still pretty super.
Personalised Wooden Watch by Not A Scratch
If you're slightly obsessed with anything laser cut or engraved (as I am) this watch will be right up your street. Created by Luke Holden this unusual design can be personalised with a special message on the back. This chunky, contemporary style watch is perfect for a super cool Dad.
Crochet Beer Glass Holder by Handmade by Hema
If you're looking for wacky and way-out-there this is definitely the gift for you. These festival inspired drinks holders are great for a bohemian Dad and will mean that he can keep his beer around his neck when expertly grilling on the BBQ this summer (veggie burgers obviously). Hema has been knitting since a young age and after noticing a gap in the market designed these quirky drinks holders as part of her festival range.
Wall Mounted Beer Opener by In Between The Kids
We all know that every Dad loves a gadget, and loves beer. Fact. This cool wall mounted beer opener ticks both boxes and can be personalised as well (yes!!!). In Between The Kids owner Lyndsey creates lots of goodies which can be personalised with names dates and special messages so check out her store for more ideas.
USB Mixtape by Blank Records
Blank Records Tiffany Roddis is inspired by anything retro with a nostalgic twist. These personalised USB Mixtapes are the perfect flashback gift for you to fill with your favourite Dad dancing memories.
This unusual and thoughful gift holds up to 8mb of files and can be personalised with your own message and design and comes in a cute gift box.
Silver Hog Cufflinks by I Made These
The Hogfather of all cufflinks these chunky cufflinks crafted in sterling silver make an unusual gift for Dad this Father's Day. Loretta from I Made These creates all her pieces in her Brighton studio and loves working in silver, brass and precious gemstones. She uses traditional techniques to create statement pieces of jewellery, often that are one off designs.
I wanted to include this crochet Yoda figure in my gift guide AS IT'S AMAZING! I have great memories of Star Wars marathons with my Dad so this gift has special meaning for me. The talented Giovanna is inspired by her love of books, films and pop culture. Perfect gift for Father's Day me thinks, hummm....
...Becuase we all know he is the King of the Grill. A fun gift for Dad this Father's Day this BBQ set can be personalised with a special message. Darkling Designs create great, witty laser engraved gifts so check out their store for more ideas.
I hope you feel inspired by my gift guide and enjoyed the read! I now have to decide what to get my Dad...err all of them!?!