How to Give A Meaningful Father’s Day Gift
Step One. Shop our Father’s Day collection.
Step Two. You’re good to go!
In all seriousness, it can be tough deciding on the perfect gift to give your dad, husband, or grandfather for Father’s Day. Some dads say, “oh, don’t worry about me,” and often we try to find a tool or grill or special pen or mug to tell him we are grateful for all he does and for who he is.
Handmade Father’s Day gifts are special. They can remind dad of his favorite trip abroad, provide him with a meaningful token of your love for his office, or you can even outfit his kitchen with hand-carved wooden tools. If your dad, husband, grandfather, or another special father in your life loves to travel or read, we have some great ideas for him. Or, if he is a collector and lover of unique and natural decorations for his space, then we have lots of ideas for you this year.
Meaningful Gifts for Dad’s Office
Whether your dad works in an office or has a special office at home, hand-carved gifts and games can be a sweet reminder of you throughout his day.
This lighthearted accent is so much fun: a hand-carved eyeglass holder with a mustache! The magnetic mustache is removable, or there is also another version sans the ‘stache. These would be so much fun for any dad’s office, nightstand, or reading table.
Soapstone sculptures from Kenya also represent dad’s special connection to his family: one depicts a dad with two children, and another two parents with one child. These beautiful sculptures are one-of-a-kind handmade gifts to express your love. There is something lovely about a piece that represents your individual family.
A handmade tablet and book stand or photo frame made from recycled bicycle chains are also unique gifts perfect for a dad’s special space. Because these pieces are handmade, they each tell a story. Read more about the people who make the pieces and where they come from when you view each of these incredible gifts.
Handmade Games for Dad
If you love the soapstone pieces from Kenya, we have a beautiful handmade chess set with 32 delicate pieces in an animal theme. Each piece is hand-carved from natural stone, making this gift incredibly special. There are also natural variations in the stone used for these pieces, so the set you give is truly the only one just like it.
Other handmade games include a three-dimensional tic tac toe game made from hand-carved rosewood in India, a cribbage game, and a peg board game.
These games remind me of my grandfather. I can imagine him enjoying the craftsmanship, story, and uniqueness of the gift as much as he enjoys using the gift, if not even more. I can imagine him opening the gift and asking a hundred questions about what it is made from, who made it again, and learning about all of the things that make it special. What a beautiful moment of connection and sharing fair trade across generations.
Gifts for the Dad who Loves Travel
For dads who love to travel, we have a beer tasting pocket journal and a wine tasting pocket journal. It would be fun to plan a special trip for the dad in your life and give him one of these journals to bring along for the trip. Preparing a special experience for a loved one is a way to create memories that you will both carry with you forever.
A leather wallet with an embossed world map and the phrase “miles to go” is another personalized gift for a man who loves to travel.
Or, our one-of-a-kind party animal set is a fun reminder of his love of the world and also a unique reminder of the ways that he loves to embrace all of the wild joys of life.
Keep Spreading the Love
As you are considering all of the ways to show your love for your dad, your husband, your grandfather, or another special father this year, remember that fair trade gifts provide beautiful opportunities for connection -- both to our own families and families around the world.
Creating every opportunity we can for meaningful connection with the people close to us is important, and when we put a little bit of extra thought into our gift-giving, we can certainly create those opportunities.
We know all the dads in your lives are going to love their gifts, so please share with us on Instagram and tag us at @fairtribe!