I don’t know about you; but I’m fed up with the same old, shop bought, Fathers Day tat year in, year out. So this year I thought I’d see what some of the small Instagram businesses had to offer and I was amazed. So amazed in fact, that I thought I would put together a little Gift Guide and share what I found with you.
All of these products are handmade and can be personalised to suit you and every single one of the business owners are absolutely lovely!
I’ve included links to buy each of the items in the guide plus a link to each shops Instagram – please go and give them a follow!
Personalised Slate Coaster – @meganandmadisonltd
I loved this coaster design as it has a simple, classic style. Lucy at Megan & Madison offers a variety of products, all of which can be personalised to suit your needs. Her newest make involves engraving your little ones hand & footprints on to slate, wood or acrylic – the sweetest little keepsake. The quality is fantastic, they are so reasonably priced and I can’t wait for David to see this on Fathers Day – he’s going to love it!
I am a wife and Mum of two sweet, kind little girls. I also run a business; Megan & Madison which I am super proud of and which allows me to just be me for a while. I have always loved arts and crafts, so being able to design and make pretty things that people will treasure is a fantastic job to have!
Family Portrait – @peachiepiedesigns
How gorgeous is this print? The perfect gift for your little ones to give to their own superhero plus it will look amazing in your home afterwards – win, win! These prints are a Fathers Day special and are currently on offer for just £23! Ordering is easy and can be done via the Etsy shop linked above, all you have to do is send over some photos of the people you want included in the print – it’s as simple as that.
I just love bringing a little Peachie Pie happiness to peoples walls with my illustrations. Each one is personalised for every individual and completely one of a kind.
Fathers Day Prints – @prettypersonal_crafts
How sweet is this? I’ve seen loads of prints for Fathers Day but the majority of them were pretty similar to one another. These two stood out a mile away because they were different to anything I’d seen before. The football top one is my favourite!
Pretty Personal Crafts is a small business which is run by a mum of 2 (soon to be 3) where personalised unique gifts and keepsakes are created. Each item is made to order and designed to suit the customers requirements. There is a large variety of products available…and each one is made with love.
Laser Engraved Chopping Board & Coaster – @happyblossomgifts
Is this not the cutest thing you have ever seen? I sent over a picture Connor had drawn on one of those magnetic scribbler things & his name and as if by magic they appeared on this beautiful wooden coaster. I saw the video of it being made and it really did look like magic! I actually think its too pretty to use as a coaster so I think I’ll either wall mount it or attach a magnet to the back of it & put it on the fridge.
Happy Blossom Gifts is a small, one man show and every product that leaves my little workshop has been made with love, care and attention to detail. I love receiving orders from new customers and do my best to make sure what leaves is something that can be cherished for years to come.
Happy Blossom Gifts have very kindly given me a discount code for you all to use. So enter GINGERLANE10 at the checkout to get 10% off!
Dad Scrabble Tile Frames – @aimeesscrabblewordart
Continuing the superhero theme are these lovely frames from Aimees’ Scrabble Word Art. These come in various different forms as you can see in the picture and feature tiny superhero figures – how cute?!
Aimee’s Scrabble Word Art is a small home business run by Aimee who is a Mum of 1 little lady. All frames and accessories are hand made to order and can be personalised to any specifications. Unique gift ideas for any occasion made with love and scrabble! All frames and accessories are available on Instagram and Facebook with a website coming at the end of June.
Personalised Pint Glass – @printinglilly
Is it really a Fathers Day Gift Guide if it doesn’t include some kind of glass? These pint glasses from Printing Lilly are a lovely change to the usual type you find in the shops. I particularly love the ‘This guy is one awesome Dad’ glass – David has referred to himself as ‘This Guy’ in the past so its perfect for him!
I’m a teacher and a Mum. I started doing little craft projects as a hobby; like hampers and other bits and bobs. Then I decided to make some glasses – I wanted some for a gift but the ones I saw were quite expensive so I decided to have a go at making them myself! I just want my products to be fun and reasonably priced. I love handmade gifts myself and want others to enjoy them too!
Clay Tile Frame – @claycreationsforyou
This beautiful frame had to be included in the guide; I mean, how could you not love it?! Clay Creations For You frames come in two different sizes – two tile or nine tile. Prices start from £18 for the 2 tile up to £35 for the 9 tile, the quality is excellent and they are well worth the money. They are accepting orders for Fathers Day up until the 1st June so be quick!
Unique images on clay, handmade for you.
Daddy’s Little Box of Treats – @little_bird_designs
I’ve never seen anything like this gift before so when I came across it I knew I had to share. The set includes 12 little cards and each has a special ‘treat’ for Dad. Whether that’s a long lie, unlimited cuddles or breakfast in bed you can personalise the set to suit you.
Welcome to Little Bird Designs. A small, design led company based in the Shropshire countryside. Design inspiration chiefly comes from the in vogue Scandinavian styles, and are designed to fit into todays modern home. If you’re looking for special occasion gifts or something to brighten up your home then Little Bird Designs is for you!
Fathers Day Activity Box – @the.great_eskape
This is a little something for the kids to do with Dad. A craft box filled with goodies for both kids and adults to enjoy; this particular one is Fathers Day themed. You can purchase this as a one off box or as part of a subscription; the boxes retail at £9.75 each and I think its the perfect way for your little one to spend some quality time with Dad. The Fathers Day box will include an activity book, a craft activity to complete, fathers day card and resources to decorate.
The Great Eskape provides themed activity boxes for young children (aged 2.5 years – 6 years). Our boxes are catered to different events and festivals throughout the year. Boxes are designed by early years workers to create togetherness for both adult and child and are aimed to bring a part of nursery/school life home.
Laser Engraved Keyring – @thelaserengravingcompany
I absolutely love this keyring; there’s something about the wood paired with the laser engraving that just appeals to me. There are various different styles of keyring available especially for Fathers Day and Tamzin from The Laser Engraving Company was such a big help when discussing the options available. Ordering is easy to do via the website linked above, go have a look; I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Personalised Baby Bibs – @sewsian
These gorgeous bibs are from the lovely Sian over at Sew Sian. They are embroidered and can be personalised to say whatever you like. The quality is fantastic as is the craftsmanship, Sian is lovely too! Sew Sian offers a whole range of products and are always open to new ideas – they love a challenge!
Sew Sian is a small business ran by first time Mam, and lover hall things handmade, Sian. It began as a dream long ago and was made a reality when Sian gave birth to here son, Archie. Every item is embroidered and sewn to the highest quality and completely personal to each customer. With a product available for every age and occasion, you’ll love our fantastic range of personalised items.