This season, skip the big-box stores and opt instead for locally made, unique gifts for those special Fathers on your list. The Market has a variety of seasonal items, inspired art, crafts, artisan meats, jams and other specialty food items; and you’re sure to find something perfect to celebrate Dad!
Start your gifting with a one-of-a-kind greeting card for your Dad! You can select the perfect, hand-crafted card from SNC Art & More, Art by Kathleen LeGault, Paper Matters or Ginger Street Glass Studio!
Is Dad a gardener? Marion Pollmann Clay Art has something for every yard. Visit the Market this weekend and view a variety of garden stakes perfect to plant alongside the vegetables in your garden. Want a unique, custom gift for Dad? Metal Works Design & Cut creates distinctive metal wall art, wind dancers, garden art, and custom work. They bring new wall art and garden art each week to the market, so stop in to see what would be a great fit!
Ginger Street Glass Studio has a selection of glass tumblers, shot glasses and bottle toppers. Crafted from Borosilicate (also known as chemistry pyrex), their glass is heat and cold-proof and can be washed in a dishwasher. How about a new coffee mug? Check out the amazing craftsmanship at Sunflower Clay Studio.
Or maybe Dad's a woodworking fan? There are a variety of hand-crafted custom-made wood gifts available at the Market! Baird Boxes hand-crafts boxes with northwest woods, incorporating natural edges and finishes. Maker Dale Baird will customize your box inserts for treasures and keepsakes while you wait at the market! And Larry of Wood Loved by Larry’s pieces are so unique he aims never to duplicate an earlier piece…talk about an original gift!
Check out Wood Art by Robert & Howard to find gifts and home decor items handmade in Washington State featuring refined, rustic craftsmanship.
Soap is always a practical gift, especially from Riverdance Soap Works, one of the longest established handcrafted soap companies in the United States. Some perfect gifts for Dad include their Greasy Monkey soap (made with coffee instead of water), Woodsman shampoo bar, The Hoh Whiskey or Mud Bay Goat Milk soaps. And Cascadia Terroir has beard oil, beard shampoo, and beard balm.
Want to create the perfect Father's Day Feast? The Market has all the produce, meat, dairy and herbs you need to wow your Dad with a homemade, locally-sourced meal. Produce is available from several farms. Get locally sourced meat from Riverbird Farm, Stewart's Meat Market and Chehalis Valley Farm, fresh seafood from Sea Blossom Seafood and Sound Fresh Shellfish and dairy from Tunawerth Creamery!
Ask Wild Heart Sipping Vinegar what they suggest to create a perfect marinade and pick up one of their vinegar sample sets. Add some hot sauce from Hot Sauce Fresh or some spicy pepper jam from Johnson Berry Farm to complete the meal!
Happy Father's Day! We'll see you at the Market soon!