If you are anything like me, you like to be quite clear about what gift you receive for Father’s Day. So in my effort to help you help your gift giving family members, here are a few links to the items that I believe are good ideas for Father’s Day gifts.
It will likely not come as a surprise to you that the best items for Father’s Day gifts are leather items.
The first place to look for a Father’s Day gifts is towards my friends, Josh and Jen Koch, leather workers supreme. They are a small operation and have always been willing to listen to suggestions or make small modifications to items I have purchased from them.
One of the prettiest pieces of leather work they make is a Field Notes Sleeve. The sleeve will hold a slim pen and a small pocket knife or business cards.
You can have your Field Notes Sleeve stitched in your choice of thread – I always get Josh to use a bright red thread on the work he does for me. You can order the Field Notes Sleeve for $60US plus $6US for shipping.
This one is a beauty!!
If you are looking for a budget price item and the dad in your life uses a double-edged safety razor, get him the safety razor cover for $12 and $3 for shipping.
I’ve got one of these razor covers and it is too cool for words. The cover protects my razor when I drop it into my dopp kit while traveling.
Another leather worker who’s work I really admire but have not yet had the pleasure of owning is Norman Cahn’s.
When I see the work that Norman Cahn does with wallets and I read the reviews written by his customers, I have no hesitation in adding my personal endorsement to his work. The stitching he does looks flawless!!
This beautiful little wallet, what he calls a Cabrio Horween Leather Wallet, is available in a variety of colours and could be in your father’s wallet for about one hundred dollars.
Norman has a good selection of items listed on his Etsy page and like Josh and Jen Koch, he is very open to working and collaborating with his customers to create amazing pieces of leather work.
The third Leather worker I have recently learned about is Wayne Higgins of Mibelle Custom Leatherworx and he is located in Dartmouth NS. He is going to drive across Canada, from the eastcoast to the westcoast and we plan to meet up so that I can have a look at some of his leather creations.
I am quite curious to see the leather work he does with Kangaroo leather. He has wallets made in brandy or black kangaroo leather that are lined with pig skin. The lined version sells for $32.00 CAD.
And last but definitely not least, from California are Juan’s Unique Creations from the Gentlemen Factory. Here you can buy a Horween Mason Jar mug and dontcha know, drinking from a Mason Jar is the hip thing to do. However, if a Mason Jar mug is just a shade too hipster for your, dad get him a Horween Valet Tray for $30.
Or if you really want to kick it up a notch and spoil dad, get him a Horween leather briefcase for $550 or the Steinbeck Messenger bag in Horween for $450. Once again, the work done in the Juan’s Unique Creations from the Gentlemen Factory is beautiful with exquisite attention paid to detail.
Whichever business you decide to purchase your Father’s Day gifts from, you are pretty much guaranteed that the dad in your life will be delighted with the gift.