Males, particularly Dads are a nightmare to buy presents for at Birthdays, Christmas, Father’s Day etc. Socks, chocolate, a mug…. they probably receive these over and over.
So if you’d like to give the men something different, I’ve put together a list of some interesting alternative things i’ve found…
And they are all eco-friendly or upcycled and all created in the UK.
This clock, made from an old record would be a perfect gift for a music loving male!
Groovytimes have all sorts of lovely gifts made out of old records in their EcoCreate shop.
Check out more here…
How about a Jar spoon so that he can get to the bottom of his jar of jam or favourite pickle! Beautifully hand carved by the talented Woodsman Crafts.
Or a rope bracelet made from Polypropylene rope or string found on beaches then braided to make a bracelet ( simple 3 strand braid ) then finished with sterling silver catches. These are made BeachCombing Art and as each one is unique, they’d make an ace gift. Their shop has all sorts of beautiful items and artwork.
Or some Spicy Soap? This soap is all organic, moisturising and luxurious. This would be lovely in a basket or washbag teamed with another couple of varieties of soap from their EcoCreate shop.
I love this wooden, credit card sized card from Newton and the Apple! It’s the perfect card for a Science loving Dad, and as it comes with a stand, it’s the perfect keepsake! On ordering you can choose whether you want ‘Dad’, ‘Daddy’, ‘Grandad’ or no name at all, then you write your message on the back with the pencil provided. Their shop is full of all sorts of great gifts for science lovers, nerds and geeks.
This Ukelele is made from an old chocolate tin and recycled wood neck. These are really well made, and sound surprisingly good, and are so unique! This one even has an electric pick-up. We bought one for my Brother and he loved it! There are more in their Etsy shop here or contact them for a commission.
Jewellery made from nuts and bolts, bike chains and other industrial hardware parts, Metal Man jewellery have a whole website of gifts perfect for men! Have a look here for more ideas.
A few of the things available in my EcoCreate shop or have a look at my web shop. I can even create a custom mini canvas, with any area of map/special place, or some music/book background with your choice of words/a short phrase.
For more ideas check out my Father’s Day Pinterest board here
Or how about making something? There are some great craft ideas on the eco-create website here.