Shopping List: Best Father's Day Ever

Aside from their journal, and their support for independent makers, and their great photography, etc. etc. what I like the most about San Francisco's Huckberry is the fact that although it's no doubt a male-focused site, it's not just for dudes.

Case in point: everything in their robust Accessories and Home sections. Not to mention the super wearable items for us tomboys out there. Hello, perfect sunglasses. Looking forward to seeing you later this year, dreamy grey sweatshirt.

With all of this in mind, I have some news to break to you: Father's Day is coming up fast, and by that I mean it's less than two weeks away. So whether you're shopping for your dad or your baby daddy, here are 16 Father's Day gifts you'll actually want to give – and a few reasons why you should:  

 

work chukka boots ($260)

blunt force hammer ($32.98) – boys and their toys, right?

escapades sunglasses ($159.98)

traveler's mug with lid ($36.98)

calder swimming trunks ($69.98) – because you know he needs a new pair but will never (ever) buy one for himself

dalai wallet ($74.98)

todd henley ($46.98)

old fashioned shave cream ($24.98)

pair of moscow mules ($49.98) – i showed these mugs in my valentine's day roundup, but i had to include them again. i have these and they have a special way of making you feel both fancy and rugged at the same time. totally recommended.

mackinaw field watch ($600) – chip in your funds with siblings or consider consolidating your various gifts throughout the year into one really, really great father's day gift 

baxter desk organizer ($58.98) – because you got your love for organization somewhere

51st studio bluetooth headphones ($179.98) – because he's not like a regular dad, he's a cool dad

porsche 911 print ($34.98)

leather head sports handsome dan ($129.98)

roo hammock ($129.98) – tip: buy this, then plan a camping trip for the two of you (!)

iphone 6 4-in-1 lens ($79.98)

 

For more Father's Day goodness, check out Huckberry's Father's Day shop as well as another teeny tiny Father's Day guide compiled by yours truly here

 

I received product from Huckberry though this is a business I love and believe in, and I'm obsessed with their photography and aesthetic. It almost makes me wish that I was a dude, though not quite. Thank you for supporting the businesses that support Second Floor Flat. Have questions? Let me know!


Shopping List: 16 Indie Gift Ideas

Hope you guys had a great weekend!

After a quick trip to Liberty, I spent yesterday afternoon having high tea with this gal at sketch – a crazy, theatrical space in central London that houses multiple restaurants of all kinds under one roof. We had tea in the David Shrigley-designed Gallery, and it was insane. And pink! Mostly pink. 

But moving on to more important things, like gift ideas. After all, it's already mid-ish December. 

I'm a firm believer in thoughtful, individual gifts. If you're in a family or friend group that gifts, give some real thought to the person you're purchasing a gift for – what's going on with them? Have they gone through a big change lately? Where are they in their lives, right now?

Maybe you want to treat them to a day out or plan a weekend away together. Or maybe it's something small and fun, like a pair of snuggly, handmade socks for a loved one who's always cold, or a really great mug from a ceramicist for a friend who's recently discovered a tea obsession. Or maybe it's something practical – like an eye cream your sister has wanted all year but hasn't treated herself to. Get it?

Regardless of what the gift actually is, choosing something that speaks to the gift receiver's wants, needs, tastes, and current place in their life can trump cost and size in an instant. In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who would rather receive a slew of expensive items vs. one well-thought out gift.

To help you on your merry way, I've chosen 16 gift ideas, all from independent makers. Some of the makers are featured in my independent designer directory, some are other favorites and new finds. 

Need help choosing something for someone on your list? I kind of love doing this, so let me know if you'd like some help shopping. I'm totes here for you.

micaela greg accordion knit hat ($95) at beklina

porcelain tray ($55) by the pursuits of happiness

pas chasse thick stripe socks ($28) at spartan

square collar ($235) by moulton

chelsey dyer 2015 astrology wall calendar ($22) at straw & gold

tan pouch ($252) by rennes

sweatshirt scarf ($48) by gift shop brooklyn

the sweater ($160) by zady

worn stories ($17.50 at powell's) by emily spivack

cowboy mule ($198) by marais usa

california olive oil handmade soap ($14) by napa organics

cheers holiday card ($4.50) by little arrow studio

playing cards ($12) at amelia

mini stripe boyshorts ($38) by brook there

white zig mug ($34) by tactile matter

south t-shirt ($25) by the bitter southerner

 

Want more shopping ideas? Check out my Great.ly boutique which stocks indie designers and makers from all over the globe. (Love this, this, and [obvs] this.)