Handmade Father's Day Gift Guide with Heidy


Father’s Day is Sunday, June 18th. Do you have your present yet? We’ve shopped through the best of local Dallas Etsy artists to find unique, handcrafted gifts for Dad and gathered our favorite fifteen here.

From left:   Kat French Designs ,  Tokodots

But first, the card. Designer, Kat French on her inspiration:

“I made this card thinking of my own dad and my husband who labor all week long then give it their all on the weekends taking care of the house, cars, yards and do it all without complaining.”

And Tokodots’ card is, of course, perfect for anytime you want to thank Dad.

The Top 15 Handmade Father’s Day Gifts

Clockwise from left:  Jenny N Design ,  Mesa Blue ,  Wingbean Woodworks  

1. The Professional Backpack from Jenny N Design, $253

2. Leather Wrap Bracelet from Mesa Blue, $25

3. Drink Local Bottle Opener from Wingbean Woodworks, $35

4. Docking Station and Organizer from Piece of Shards, $59.95

5. Best Dad Ever Keychain from Expressions Bracelets, $15.95

6. Fahrenheit 451 Literary Quote from Rhapsody Letterpress, $20.00

7. Personalized Leather Notebook from a Cheery Blossom, starting at $30.00

8. The Trio Multi-tool Pocket Beard Comb from mini-Fab, $34.99

9. Tobacco and Leather Scent Soy Wax Candlefrom The Pig and the Peacock, $10.00

10. Beard Balm from Sasha’s Hand-Poured, $18.00

11. Paduak and Zebrawood Beard Comb from Big T Woodworks, $28.00

12. Hand Drawn Map of Dallas Print from Joy Street Maps, starting at $25.00

13. Dallas Skyline Linocut Block Print from Wandering Paper Co, $20

14. Jimmy Buffet Lyrics on Reclaimed Vinyl Record Wall Art from Vinyl Revamped, $15.95

15. Dallas Cowboys Inspired Wall Art from Mush Tushy, $55.00

Happy Father's Day to all our wonderful dads, and thank you for all you do!

For the love of mom

There's so much to love about the special women in your life--the moms, grandmas, aunties, and other ladies who give you so much love and encouragement all year long. 

And though there's absolutely no way one gift can really express just how grateful you are, I know a few ladies in my life who wouldn't turn a gift down! 

So in the spirit and loving and giving, we've curated just a few things in the treasury below from our artists and members--simple, thoughtful gifts that will let someone know in a small way just how much you really care. 

Click through, and you'll find gifts for the traveler, the gardener, the fashionista, the minimalist...

Where it's Made - ReGEARED

Rachel of ReGEARED's Barn Studio

Where is your creative studio space?
The shop is nestled in pine trees behind our house in Grapevine, Texas.

What do you make there?
We make whatever we dream up out of what we have - which is a lot of retired bicycle parts and reclaimed wood. Art, clocks and furniture.

What is your favorite item in your space?
Ooooh that's hard. But the walnut tumbler that shines up old parts and makes them new is probably my favorite.

Favorite Halloween candy?
Don't lay a finger on my butterfinger!

New Year's Resolutions...

I resolve to celebrate me! (via Modest Ambition)

I resolve to be more nurturing! (via Signifying Not)

I resolve to spend wisely! (via K8 Made)

I resolve to go beyond my borders! (via Tefi)

And I resolve to Drop it like its hot....every single day! (via BUTTERdesignlab)

Click on these images to grab your New Year's Resolution from these Etsy Dallas artists. What do you resolve to do in 2012? Share it with us on our Etsy Dallas Twitter, @etsydallas! - Posted using BlogPress from my iPad