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Handmade Christmas Gift Guide 2013: Gifts for grandfathers, dads and father-in-laws.

Gifts for grandfathers, dads and father-in-laws.


Hello lovelies,

Today’s gift guide is all about grandfathers and dads and father-in-laws. This group is notoriously difficult to buy for and I do find them really tricky! I must admit that we often go the bottle of Chivas Regal and a polo shirt for my Dad in particular….buying handmade for this group is tricky I find.  Do you find them difficult to buy for too?

Here are some ideas we’ve found:

1. Magnetic bookmark by Sparrowhawk Designs $4.95 AUD, madeit store here.

2. These Vintage Silverware garden markers by me2 are gorgeous, I know a few Grandmothers who would like these also, $20 AUD, madeit store here.  (I actually think I’ll buy some for my Mr!)

3. These World Map Cushions by My Bearded Pigeon are fabulous! $129 AUD, etsy store here.

4. Ancient Column Architecture Journal/notebook by Trink Arts Studio, $10 AUD, madeit store here.

5. DIY tutorial: make an apron, tutorial here from the Purl Bee by Purl Soho.  This tutorial looks great as it has pockets in it.

We will be back tomorrow with a gift guide for Grandma/Mum/Mother-in-laws, including a giveaway!

Handmade Christmas Gift Guide 2013: Gifts for grown boys/partners

Hello lovelies!

Next up in our handmade Christmas gift guide is gifts for husbands and male partners or even the lovely brotherly or uncle types.

Our list of course has a few geeky, stylish and quirky goodies on it which would appeal to most of the grown boys in our lives!
Handmade Christmas gift guide for husbands/partners


1. Upcycled Pantone Clock by Pantock $110 AUD, etsy shop here.

2. Vintage Map Cuff Links by Brass And Chain $19.63 AUD, etsy shop here.

3. PacMan badge or magnet by Bunny and Bird Designs $4.37 AUD, etsy shop here.

4. I love this t-shirt so much, Vader’s day off, Stormtrooper t-shirt by Mini Mayhem $25 AUD, etsy shop here. It may actually be heading in the direction of a few grown boys in my life!

5. DIY make a salt dough paper weight, tutorial by Crafts by Amanda, find it here.  It’s perfect for kids to make and my Mr 5 has made it for my Mr but you could easily customise it with any words.

What do you buy your husband, partner, brother, grown boy friend for Christmas? Is he difficult to buy for?

Have a great day.
Cat xo