Being an only child, I think I’m equal parts mommy’s girl and daddy’s girl. I have plenty of great memories of my childhood “helping” my dad around his garden or washing the cars (i.e. playing in the hose). In the summers, when he got home from work, we’d play wiffle ball in the backyard, or go to our local putt-putt course for a round of mini-golf and an ice cream cone. When I started taking horseback riding lessons, Dad was always the one to drive me to the barn and watch my lessons. When I was in junior high, he taught me how to play real golf (sorry for all those times I lost my temper due to bad swings!). And still today, he teaches me about gardening, about family, about history, and about patience.
Much as I prefer seeking out special gifts for my Mom for Mother’s Day or her birthday, the same goes for Dad. He’s never been a “tie guy”, so it’s always a fun sort of “challenge” to come up with special gifts for Dad!
Thankfully, Umba has dads covered too. So I’ve rounded up some great handmade picks for Father’s Day that I know my Dad, and hopefully yours, will enjoy!
Whether your dad likes to read, garden or cook, Umba offers a great variety of high-quality handmade items made by skilled artisans around the world. You can check out some of the collections I’ve curated below, or shop Umba’s full catalogue here.
For the Scholarly Type
For the Chef
For the Upcycler
Why not DIY it?
If you like to put a personal touch on your Father’s Day gifts, Umba offers some great ideas! Got a boating enthusiast in the family? Whip up a nautical-inspired kitchen towel with the DIY tea towel kit. You might be wondering why I’m sharing a calendar in June, but if your dad is a traveler, why not make him up a special scrapbook using the American Roadtrip calendar and the Accordion Instabook? Document the adventures you’ve taken together: the cities you’ve visited and the sites you’ve seen! The Instabook is perfect for displaying prints of photos you’ve taken with camera apps like Instagram or Hipstamatic.
I hope this gives you some great ideas for Dad! I know I’ve got plenty!
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