Father’s day is just around the corner so this is your official reminder! I thought I’d put together a curated gift guide featuring some awesome local shops and businesses to celebrate the dad in your life.
Happy Spritz is a local business right here in Vancouver BC, with a secondary studio set up in Southern California for our neighbours to the south. Happy Spritz is a collection of luxe and modern essential oil products created for both men and women. Their products are natural, cruelty free and non-toxic. The creators behind Happy Spritz are also committed to donating a portion of their proceeds to help animal rescue organization and welfare efforts. Featured here is the Rugged Gentleman, an essential oil blend of patchouli, cardamom, and a hint of organic orange.
Reclaimed Print Co. is a local business committed to offering quality artworks and home decor products. They create everything from coasters to wall hangings using locally sourced and sustainable wood and stone. You can choose from their many designs or have a piece custom made from a photo. I even have one of their designs displayed in my home office!
Use the code Fathers2019 and save 15% off your purchase from now until Father’s day. The first 15 purchases will also receive a free “Plaid Dads are Rad Dads” birch postcard!
I met Quirky Paper Co. recently when we were both vendors at the Original Bridal Swap and I adore their cheeky, cute, and colourful greeting cards! Their cards are available at countless stockists across Canada and the US or you can shop their designs on their online shop.
Use the code DADLOVE to save 10% off your order (it is recommended to place your order by June 1st so your order will arrive in time for Father’s day).
Provincial Spirits is a local distillery just down the street from me! They offer specialty cocktails in house as well as bottled spirits and cocktails in tins that you can take home to enjoy. Plus their space is bright and airy which makes it an ideal spot to enjoy a drink or two.
PS: I am hosting my next calligraphy workshop at Provincial on June 9th!
Sriracha Revolver makes small batch hot sauce in Vancouver BC. Their premium hot sauce flavours include beets and tequila, cilantro and lime, clean mango, and avocado ginger. Shop their products online or pick up at a bottle at one of their many stockists. They will also be at several local markets in the next month so if you have the chance, go check them out!
Locomotive Clothing & Supply is an independent apparel company for the whole family located in BC. I have been a fan of Locomotive Clothing ever since I started seeing their pieces at local markets and it’s amazing to see how much they’ve grown over the years! They are a family run business whose hands touch every single product that they ship worldwide and stock in local brick and mortar shops. They’ve also got a commercial screen printing operation called Pressland Printing and will soon be opening a retail store called Pressland General!
Use the code HANDLETTEREDLOVE to save 15% off the men’s unisex section until June 16th, 2019.
Richard Thomson is the artist behind Moonshine Dreams, making wood and leather products locally in East Vancouver. He first started out working with wood when he made a tiny wood coffin with a pin-up girl engraved on top. After receiving a lot of interest from his friends, he decided to continue exploring this art form and started making more items. His designs reflect his fascination with BC, nature, Sailor Jerry, pirates, naval history and more. Moonshine Dreams offers jewelry, clothing, camper mugs and the list goes on! Check out more of Richard’s work on Instagram.
8. Artist Ashley Burnett
Ashley Burnett is a local artist (and friend of over 20 years) who created these prints as part of a 100 day project featuring breweries from all over BC. These bright and colourful prints will also be available in the June edition of Locally Obsessed. To see more of Ashley’s work or to grab a print of your own, check her out on Instagram. Also, keep your eye out for a special Father’s day giveaway on my Instagram because I’ll be giving away these prints to some lucky fans!
Happy (early) father’s day to all the dads and soon to be fathers out there!