BY TAMRA BOOTH, KEEEPS
It’s Father’s Day next week so we’ve collated some of our favourite handmade ceramics that would make the perfect gift for all the different Dads out there.
We always find Father’s Day a little tricky for gift-giving but men tell us that our collection of beautiful, but practical and functional handmade ceramics are a great present for them.
So, whether your Dad loves to be in the garden, is a social butterfly who lives for entertaining, or loves nothing more than enjoying a pint or a glass of wine, accompanied by his favourite sport and a few snacks – we’ve got something that he will love and is as special as he is.
Let’s get to it. Here are our top picks for the father figure in your life this Father’s Day.
Gifts for the Gardener
Gardening has become so popular in recent years, and is known for its mindful benefits, whether that garden be an outdoor oasis or indoor jungle. As a result, garden gifts are very popular gifts for men.
For a keen gardener, there is always a risk of getting something he already has. However, the beauty of handmade is that it is completely unique and so here are some ideas for truly individual gifts that he’ll love.
Our gorgeous handmade ceramic bird feeders made by Jess Sarson are guaranteed to get dad reaching for the binoculars. A lovely accessory in the garden, and a perfect Father’s Day gift for the man that loves hearing the birds chirping.
We’ve a lovely selection of handmade ceramic plant pots which will make a fantastic addition to an indoor garden. Pair with dad’s favourite plant, herb or flower and you’ve got a super special gift.
Gifts for the Chef
Cooking has become so popular amongst men recently and more and more fellas are cooking not only on the BBQ but in the kitchen too. Keeeps stocks some great handmade ceramic kitchen utensils and gadgets which make great gifts for every budding chef.
A salt pig is a smart little gadget which is handy in the kitchen when cooking, when preparing meals indoors or outside, or simply put in the middle of the table for guests to pass around. It holds salt, keeping it fresh and dry, and often comes with a small handmade ceramic spoon to help measure salt.
If Dad is a keen cook, whether in the kitchen or on the BBQ, he’s sure to appreciate this gift.
We’ve got our larger portable salt pig, in a sultry forest green glaze or our stoneware classic salt pigs with a choice of two different inner glaze colours.
Another great option for the man that loves to cook. We love this mint green set made by Amber Boissieux. The smaller of the two is perfect for everyday cutlery whilst the larger is ideal for wooden spoons – perfect for cooking up a storm!
Pestle and Mortar
Another kitchen essential is a pestle and mortar, a great functional gift for the dad that loves experimenting with his herbs and flavours. Did you know we’ve been using them since the Stone Age? Our little turquoise pestle and mortar made by David Wright is both rustic and practical.
For the Coffee Connoisseur
For Dads who love getting up and reading the paper with a good ol’ cuppa tea or coffee, have a look at our extensive mug collection.
We have a huge selection of handmade ceramic mugs in our online store. A mug makes a great gift because it’s how most people begin and end their day.
It’s something that gets you going and relaxes you. A handmade ceramic mug is super special too. Not only has it been made lovingly handmade, but it feels so tactile, full and comforting in your hands. There is something very special about drinking from a mug which has been made by somebody else’s hands and making it part of your day – there is a reason we become so attached to our mugs!
Some of our favourite mugs for Dads are our denim blue mugs or our Japanese mugs, which have a good sturdy handle and hold a decent sized cup of tea or coffee. The glazes are divine meaning Dad will appreciate their individuality for years to come.
Alternatively, if your Dad loves a strong hit of caffeine, why not treat him to a set of espresso cups? There are perfect for finishing a meal at home, whether or not you have company! If you are entertaining, our natural espresso cups are very unusual in shape and make a great talking point at the table.
For the Sports Fan
If your Dad loves nothing more than to spend Sunday afternoon indulging in the sporting world, why not treat him to his favourite beverage and some snacks to go with it. Our porcelain cups are perfect for storing nuts, crisps and other nibbles that go so well with a lovely crisp beer.
We hope this little gift-giving guide has given you some inspiration on what to buy Dad this Father’s Day. Handmade ceramics make a fantastic gift for him all year round so we hope this helps with any gift-giving struggles you might have.
Have a browse of our Father’s Day Collection online or pop into our Marlow Store for some more ideas on what to buy for ‘him’.