Handmade Gift Guide for Father's Day

Father's Day is just around the corner (this Sunday, June 19th, to be exact) and we know how hard it can be to shop for the dad in your life. Whether it's your own father, the father of your children or even just a father figure you want to celebrate, we've got the local and handmade gift to make his day special in this list. Many of these vendors will be at Missoula markets this week, but, even if they aren't in your area, most of them will ship!

So without further ado, here is your handy guide to handmade Father's Day gifts!


  • Snowday Leather
    Snowday hand dyes, hand cuts and hand stitches all of his work to produce the finest quality leather goods possible. He has classy, clean-cut wallets, belts and bags.
  • West of Kerchief Co
    Both stylish and incredibly functional, West of Kerchief not only creates their American west-styled designs, but sources their own fabric, and then dyes, cuts, and sews the bandanas by hand before printing!
  • Betty V Vintage
    Betty V collects quality vintage clothing, art and home goods that she sells both online and in her colorful downtown Missoula shop. From nostalgic Star Trek mugs and goofy trucker hats to high end suits from the 30s, there's truly something special there for your unique dad. Can't pick something yourself? She has gift cards!


  • Bates Beanery Coffee
    This is truly small batch coffee! Bates has three delicious roasts that they make out of their little shop in Missoula, MT alongside chocolate bars and cake pops.

  • Double K Ranch Meats
    The Double K Ranch in Darby, MT emphasizes respect to both the animals they raise and butcher and the land they are raised on. They have incredible steaks and deli meats available for purchase at their ranch in Darby, from their food truck in Missoula, or online.
  • Bad and Ugly Peppers
    Chuck and Chip created these awesome pepper jellies in 2020 and they've become a hit for Missoula spice-lovers and cooks looking to add a unique touch to their food. They're perfect with cheese and crackers, used as a marinade for meats, to create dressings, as a sandwich spread and lots more!

Home Goods

  • Andrew Houser Illustrations
    We can't speak highly enough of Andrew. He not only created our logo, but he is such a genuine and talented human! He is the artist of this post's featured photo and he is also open for commissions! He specializes in animals, so this is a wonderful option for the dog dads and cat dads out there, too.
  • Sammy T Ceramics
    Naturally, since we included coffee we couldn't leave you hanging without a mug! Sammy T's work reminds us of a topographical map and she has many beautiful mug styles to choose from (in addition to many other ceramic goodies).
  • Three Flowers Soaps
    Three Flowers Soaps is determined to offer the most natural and quality soap out there. Using only essential oils and plant-infused oils, she creates unique scents like Triple Hopped Citrus!
  • Meriwether
    This shop based in Whitefish, MT has a huge variety of snarky goods from socks to cookbooks to cards and barware. It's impossible to share everything they carry, but it's all great for a laugh!

Skinny Dip Candles for Dad

Of course, we also believe Skinny Dip Candles are a wonderful gift for dad! We know, we know. Many of you are thinking... "Candles? For my dad? No way."

But for you non-believers, it would surprise you how many times we've heard that men like candles more than their female partner. And when they find out that candle can also be used as a cologne, as a fix for dry and weather-worn skin, or in a sensual massage, they get very excited!

We have several scents that are more classically masculine that we'll list below, but we have SO MANY other scents available as well you can check out here.

  • So Sexy for Him
    A classic, sophisticated cologne smell of bergamot, sandalwood and musk. This scent is great for the everyday as well as special occasions or business conventions.
  • Lake Daze
    A musky mix of freshwater lakes, sunshine and woods. This is great for the outdoorsy guy.
  • Eucalyptus Mint
    This timeless scent is fresh and uplifting, yet comforting. We've met very few people who don't adore this one!
  • Breath of Fresh Air
    Scented only with essential oils, this mix is rustic and refreshing. The top note is minty, but it's the warm cedarwood and bergamot that linger.
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