Father’s Day Gift Guide, Part 1

Put a smile on dad’s face this Father’s Day (20th June) with a gift from one of the many talented creatives featured on our Makers Marketplace online directory. With over 100 independent makers to browse, you’ll find perfectly unique, artisan treats for the rad dad, step-papa or father figure in your life!

Here’s a selection of some of the brilliant makers offering cool gifts this Father’s Day…

Halkes Original Copperwork take lengths of copper piping and work their magic in their BS3 studio to turn it into ingenious lamps, shelves, candlesticks and other smart stuff. Dads who appreciate clever craftsmanship will be thrilled to bag one of these pieces for the home office.

Based at Centrespace studios, Lucie Sheridan is the artist behind the quirky Rubbish Portraits live art experience. Book your old man into Lucie’s portrait booth (currently on Zoom) and she’ll create a while-you-sit, brush and ink portrait of him (or she can work from a photo). And actually, they’re not rubbish at all, they’re brilliant!

Freja Myfanwy creates beautiful accessories and homewares using traditional woodturning and whittling techniques. Turned and finished by hand using local British and foraged wood, Freja’s pieces exude a warm contemporary vibe that eco-conscious fathers will love.

Whether your papa’s a climber, camper, wild swimmer or hiker, Poison Oak will have just the thing for his next adventure! Their slow-fashion designs are inspired by outdoor exploration and are made using responsibly sourced organic and recycled fabrics – plus, 10% of every sale goes to charity.

Old Market’s Priormade creates contemporary homewares and lighting using sustainable, low impact and recycled materials. For dads into design, a colour-popping, geometric plant pot, desk tidy or lamp from Priormade will brighten up his day.

With all patterns, details and textures cut and hammered by hand, each piece of Myliu Design jewellery is unique. Their rings and cuffs can be personalised with a message for your dad stamped inside – a truly bespoke treasure.

Jasmine at Skyfyre Studio produces striking, limited edition prints inspired by the natural world and mythical realms. Nature-loving dads will admire her intricate illustrations of animals, birds and magical creatures.

With a passion to re-use discarded materials, velo-re upcycle scrapped bicycle tyres, inner tubes and wetsuits to produce high-quality belts, bags and other useful things. You can even have a bespoke belt made for your dad using one of his very own old tyres!

Author: Geraldine Wise



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