Father’s Day will soon be upon us, and our talented local artisans have created all kinds of goodies and gadgets perfect for dear old dad. Use the following Father’s Day gift guide to find something extra-special this year.
The below list is arranged by area for your convenience. Due to the current state of our postal system, it might be worth trying to arrange for gift pickup instead. (Some artisans have already mentioned this option on their Etsy page. For those that don’t, it might be worth asking).
Campbell River Artisans
Is Dad a book lover? The wire art made by Kauri is simply stunning. Any one of her handmade wire bookmarks would make a perfect Father’s day gift.
For all your custom laser and engraving needs make sure to use this Campbell River shop. The personalized Swell bottles are our favourite.
Woven art and basketry supplies, as well as unique display stands made of wood. We think the business card holders would add the perfect touch to any dad’s desk.
This Campbell River shop is overflowing with great gift ideas of all kinds. Make sure to check out the ‘Personalized Woodgrain Tumbler’!
For Coast-inspired blown glass, stained glass and jewelry. Does Dad like to fish? Then check out the amazing blown glass fish floats!
Comox Valley Father’s Day Gift Ideas
This vintage shop located in Courtenay seeks out treasures for your home. Karli has a large selection of items to choose from, all in fantastic condition. We think the pair of ‘Speckled Stoneware Cabin Mugs’ would make a great Father’s day gift.
For a dad that loves craftsmanship! Any of the beautiful hand-carved birds made by Anna would make an incredible gift (for Dad, Grandpa, Grandma, Mom, or…)
If you are looking for a unique Father’s Day card, then this Comox shop is the place. Whether you want to print it out yourself or get it shipped, Debbie has something right for you.
This Courtenay shop provides clothing and accessories for Mountain Folk. Matthew has a wide variety of vintage clothing that any dad could wear. We love the funny ‘New Dad fishing’ t-shirt.
Whether you are looking for cards, hats, socks or beautiful paintings, this artisan from Courtenay has original designs for everyone. We think the “Winter Scene Trucker Hat” is pretty cool!
Premium quality custom car decals. Get Dad a decal for his vehicle that he’d be proud to show off.
This new(er) Nanaimo shop makes custom leather products including wallets, belts, journals, coasters, earrings, and other unique accessories.
Do you want to print off a funny card for Dad, but don’t know what to say? Ava does! For signs and other cool designs, check out the many fun and creative printables at this shop.
For quality hand-stitched leather goods this Nanaimo shop is where it’s at! Any man would love one of the soft leather wallets or handmade toiletry bags.
This Nanaimo shop creates beautiful handmade jewelry for interesting people. We think the sterling silver cufflinks would be a great father’s day gift.
Cozy, clever and often funny socks make a great dad gift. You’ll be sure to find the perfect saying at this Nanaimo sock shop.
Cowichan Valley Father’s Day Gift Ideas
Jack, from Duncan, creates unique items for your home or office using repurposed antiques and/or creating vintage-inspired wall art and furnishings.
This organic handmade paper soap shop has gifts for every BODY! Whether your man (or Dad) needs convenient soap on the go or a good scrubbing, you’ll find something at this North Cowichan shop. We fell in love with the “Hipster Mustache Soap Loaf Bars”.
Do you have a boater in the family (or wanna be boater)? Then this Duncan shop is for you! Pamela makes handmade and custom flags for boats.
The original wooden beard combs to help tame your man’s beard in style! The combs are specially crafted to be strong and get the job done, all while being beautifully designed and finished to the highest standards. They also carry men’s toiletry products.
This beautiful pottery would make a special gift for anyone, but do check out the shaving bowls when looking for something specific for Dad!
For another pottery option, check out this stoneware and botanic elements shop. We think the ‘Mustache Pottery Beer Stein’ is an absolute hoot (and quite practical too)!
This Victoria shop specializes in raw birthstone jewelry and crystal stacking rings. We feel any one of the cufflinks would make a great dad’s day gift.
For personalized family gifts and custom pet presents. Whether you are looking for something to gift Dad from your pet or your kids, Sukanya will most likely have it!
Fashionable yet affordable hand-sewn items. For the man of the house, this Victoria shop has a variety of boxer shorts to choose from (among many other great products).
Check out the ‘Gifts for Him’ section at Silver Beach Jewels. We think the genuine leather bracelets and/or necklaces make great dad gifts.
This Victoria shop sells personalized art prints. If you have a sentimental man, one of the family prints may just be the perfect gift!
For unique modern decor and printable artwork. ‘The World’s Greatest Farter’ gave us quite a chuckle, for we can think of a few guys whom this would be perfect for.
Need More Ideas?
Between this list of artisans and all the ones mentioned in our Mother’s Day post, you have a full repertoire of local shops to choose from whenever you need a gift!
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