ISSUE 23  |  Cool Dads

10 Favorites: Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 09, 2014 7:00 PM

BY Justine Hand

Looking for a well-designed gift that will be put to instant use? We gathered 10 of our favorite Father’s Day finds from Etsy sellers near and far. 

Above: Elevate Woodwork’s Poplar Bike Rack doubles as a shelf; $130.

Above: Handmade from waxed canvas and recycled WWII leather gun slings, Peg and Awl’s Daybag comes in six colors (Tumbleweed is shown here); $240.

Above: Happy hour on the go: this Stainless Steel Beer Growler from Pedal Happy Design is equipped with a handy leather strap (and is good for carrying coffee, too); $39.95

Above: Artifact Bag’s No. 325 Artisan Apron in cone selvage denim and Horween leather with brass hardware is ideal for any hands-on task; $145. Also available in olive and tan waxed canvas (and in women’s sizes).

Above: For shutterbugs and professionals alike, Anchors and Anvils restores vintage cameras like this Graflex Kowa Century 35mm Rangefinder and covers them in real wood; $479.

Above: Neckties by Son of Soren, such as this Chambray-Block Narrow Necktie in Indigo Denim, are made to order in Minneapolis; $74.

Above: For musical Dads, Marie Nicole fashions witty guitar cases from old blankets, such as these custom Repurposed Blanket Guitar Cases; $177.46. Readymade cases and more subdued patterns also available.

Above: Manly bling, this Men’s Leather Bracelet is handmade in Turkey by Elizi; $27.

Above: Dads with a culinary flair will appreciate this Hand-Carved Maple Cooking Spoon by Lots of Wood; $27.

Above: Brooklyn-based purveyors Fritz and Fraulein offer a number of dopkits, including this Men’s Toiletry Bag made from a vintage military blanket with a waxed, water-resistant seersucker lining; $68.

Want more ideas for Father’s Day? Take a look at Julie’s selects for the best Portable Outdoor Grills and on Gardenista browse Erin’s 5 Favorite Men’s Garden Gloves.