I don’t know about you, but I always find men so hard to buy for, especially seems how, whenever I ask what my husband wants, he just shrugs and says “a homemade card would be cool”. That’s great, but the kids (and by kids, I mean “I”) still want to get him a cool Father’s Day gift, and, no, you are NOT getting ANOTHER power tool, my darling.
I’ve put together this Vancouver Island and Gulf Island-made Father’s Day gift guide to give you some great ideas of locally made products you can buy for your dad, husband, or grandpa on their special day. Whether they’re in to art, clothing, food and bevies, the outdoors, pampering, I think you will find something unique in this gift guide.
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Island-made clothing and accessories
- Modern Mini’s Apparel – coordinating father and son/daughter shirts (customizable as well)
- (Use Code ‘Fathers Day’ after June 1st for 20% off from Modern’ Minis)
- Taryn’s Cloth Creations – handcrafted cork card and coin wallets
- The Crafty Island Owl – custom screenprinted shirts
- Kindred Coast Designs – Island inspired hand drawn and printed clothing made from sustainable material
- Essentially Bead-Azzled – men’s lava rock diffuser bracelet
- Woven Stone – men’s stone and leather bracelet
- (Use code ‘ISLANDCRAFTED’ to receive 10% off from Woven Stone)
- A Welcome Change Coin Rings – coin ring jewelry, made to order
- (Use code ‘FREESHIP’ to receive free shipping from Welcome Change!)
- Coordinated Chaos – Island style hoodies and t’s
- Uprise Jewelry – Polymer clay motorcycle cuff bracelet
- West Coast Mamas – Clothing store in Campbell River carrying sustainably made clothing from multiple makers
Artwork created on Vancouver Island
For the men who can appreciate a gorgeous piece of Island made art…..
- Robb Art Boutique – Stunning landscape paintings inspired by Vancouver Island
- (Use code ‘ISLANDCRAFTED’ to receive 10% off Robb Art Boutique)
- Island Metal Art – Unique metal wall art designs
- West Coast Wood Creations – beautiful wood carved wall and garden art
- Laura Jayne Art Boutique – custom family paintings and sketches
- Imagine That! JB – incredibly detailed portraits and landscape paintings and photography
- (Message Jordan and mention Island Crafted for a special discount from Imagine That!)
- The Marine Detective – Jaw dropping ocean photography on canvas
- Jennifer Degroot Portraits – Portrait paintings with a unique and fun style
- Joy Art Designs – beautiful canvas and wood slice paintings
Other fun Island-made Father’s Day gift ideas
For the dads who like to eat, drink, or enjoy a little pampering, this list is for you.
- Fluff Sisters – The best artisanal marshmallows you have ever tasted, both fresh out of the bag or roasted on a campfire
- Louis Pasteur Pork Crisps – delicious little Keto friendly pork bites
- Longview Woodworks – Beer or Whisky tasting sets, which include the hardwood board as well as the glasses and bottle bangles
- Nomadik Creative – gorgeous handcrafted wood pipes
- Island Design Co. – Handmade wooden beer crate, complete with beer bottle opener… just add some bottles of Vancouver Island Craft beer and you’re done!
- Island Reveries – Jars of delicious premade cookie mixes for the kids and hubby to bake together
- Faegarten Clay – Beautiful Island inspired coffee mugs (including ones with *ahem* pot leaf imprints)
- (Use code ‘ISLECRAFT’ to receive 10% off Faegarten!)
- Island Wick Candle Co. – Citronella or Woods scented all natural candles
- Blyss by Laura – The famous chocolatey scented Nanaimo Bar Soap
- Raven’s Nest Soap Co. – All natural shave bars
- Modern Wellness Collective – All natural bug spray and essential oil blends
- (Use Code ‘ISLANDCRAFTED’ to receive 10% off MWC)
- Bread and Clutter – Written and illustrated by Lindsay Ford, 50 Shade of Grain is a cute and hilarious comic style book
- Indecent Risotto Food Truck – Based in Victoria, this would be a great place to take dad for lunch to try some deep fried balls!
- Coordinated Chaos – Fun printed camping mugs and tumblers
- The Crafty Island Owl – mugs with all sorts of fun sayings
Vancouver Island made gift baskets
Wouldn’t it be fun to put together a little “Vancouver Island made gift basket”, depending on what your dad / hubby is into.
Is he into coffee? Grab one of Faegarten’s great mugs and pair it with a Vancouver Island roasted coffee. In to whisky or beer? Get the Longview whisky set with a few bottles of whisky or beer, or even pair with Island Design Co’s beer crate. Camping? How about Island Wick’s all natural citronella candle, MWC’s natural bug spray, Coodinated Chaos’ fun camping mug. Food? Grab some Fluff Sister’s marshmallows, a bag of Louis Pasteur Pork Crisps, and a jar of premade choco chip cookies from Island Reveries…..
You get the idea! With so many amazing makers here on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, it’s easy to create a thoughtful Father’s Day gift all with locally made products. But you better get started to give the makers time to ship you your goodies!
I hope you got some great locally made Father’s Day gift ideas from this guide. Happy Shopping and thanks for supporting local!