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Fathers Day Gifting Guide: For Dads Too Cool For Cufflinks

Dads are pretty amazing right, what ever form they come in, whether it be step dads, foster dads, grandads, dog dads, friends dads, and just humans you've adopted as your dad because they're awesome! My dads pretty incredible, he's always on the end of the phone, for ecstatic highs and shitty lows, when my engine light comes on, when I ran out of cash for the rent bill, when I call him up to tell him we've had another order and he's just as excited as I am! They're there for it all. But when it comes to fathers day, I struggle to find something amongst the tat in the shops that actually reflects him and how grateful I am for everything that he does. So this year I've decided to put together a fathers day giving guide for dads that are way too cool for cufflinks and printed no.1 dad mugs! And what's even better? All of these bloody awesome gifts are from small businesses! Enjoy and get purchasing!

1) Pallet Style

Does your dad love a DIY? I was brought up taking nails out of pallet boards and salvaged plywood sheets for my dad to get creative in the house (probably explains where I am now!) Our book Pallet style is great for dads who love DIY or love to reuse, upcycle and reinvent! There's a wide range of projects available from easy peasy to more tricky and you don't need a wide range of tools to create them! If nothing else, this book is great for inspiration for future projects. Order via our website here, we will also sign your book, so if you'd like a special message, leave it in the notes section when checking out!

2) The Stay At Home Picnic

Is your dad a lover of family time and experiences over things? Then we have just the thing for you! Our new Stay At Home Picnic has been super popular since launching in collaboration with The White Emporium and we have a few slots left for fathers day! Delivered to Northampton or Bedford locally, our Stay At Home Picnic includes the furniture and prop set up as well as the option to add Gourmet Dinner Lady's amazing Gentleman's Brunch Platter (exclusively for fathers day), a bell tent hire from FM Tents and wine and cocktails from Ruby & Claret. To book get in touch ( or see more here.

3) Oh My Cakery!

Oh my! indeed! The best brownie, treat and cake boxes making the perfect gift, even If you will secretly be hoping dad will share! These little boxes of gold can also be sent in the post! Meaning if you can't be with your dad on fathers day, you can still make it special! Choose between their amazing range of Oh My Postables or go all out with a full on decorative brownie! See more of this sweet sweet joy here. P.s be quick or miss out!

4) Earthen Face Mugs

Forget No.1 Dad printed mugs, your dad's far too rock and roll for that! These handmade mugs, planters, bowls and vessels are just the best and have heaps of personality and character! Whats even better? These mugs are individually sculpted completely by hand in Norfolk! These are in huge demand so get in quick before they sell out. Purchase yours from Earthen Face Etsy Store or follow them on instagram for more. Our mug is our fav piece in our cupboard and used daily!

5) Wooden Hill Coffee and Liquor.

Pair your Earthen Face mug with this truly awesome coffee from Wooden Hill. Their coffee is hand roasted in Bedfordshire using fairtrade beans from Brazil, Costa Rica, Colombria and Honduras, medium roasted to create a smooth, easy drinking coffee. Whether your dads fix is an espresso, straight up filter coffee, latte or beyond, this brand should be top of your gifting guide! If coffee is still not hitting the spot, why not try their cold brew coffee liqueur! Although we wouldn't recommend this for breakfast, unless its the weekend of course ; ) Grab your coffee from Wooden Hill's online store and their liqueur from Wharf Distillery.

6) Reclaimed Serving Tray