Are there certain month's in your calendar that are a real hot-spot for birthdays? In my family, it's June - there's 11!! Of course, the summer month's don't just feature birthday celebrations..... there's Fathers Day, wedding season and anniversary celebrations to consider too.
I am really big on gifting experiences but do also love to finding and gifting unique treasures from small independents, many of which are hand-crafted from scratch. There's something especially feel good to buying direct from makers - hearing their story, supporting their passion, understanding and being confident in where they have sourced their materials.
Since setting up The Crafthood, both Kay and I are very lucky to meet many makers. We are big on sharing information and supporting other small businesses so here are some of our favourite finds that solve some summer gift giving dilemmas that you may have:
For Fathers Day:
Blow all sock expectations out of the water with a pair of these belters from High Arches*. How about a wallet with a difference? Mamie Makes hand-stitches all her leather creations so you can be confident of quality as well as unique designs - this wallet is my favourite pick for a rebel dad. For dapper dads or grandads, Tweedfiends* makes are stand-out; they even make mini versions. Is your dad partial to a grown-up G&T? Durham Distillery* make their gin in traditional copper pots which help give it a distinct, spicy, savoury character. Should the man in your life love the North East (like mine), you can't go wrong with one of