In so many families it is harder to shop for dads than moms. We all know the key is to spend quality time with Dad, so we here at Walnut Studiolo brainstormed some unique ideas for spending quality time with Dad and making a memorable Father’s Day:

1. Plan a long bike ride together with bicycle-loving and athletic Cyclist Dad Map your route using the Google Maps Bicycle Directions feature, and you can make sure the topographic profile of your ride will match the skills of you both. Dad will love Walnut’s handy-dandy and award-winning Bicycle Frame Handle while lifting his loaded bike to the curb for a well-deserved ice cream cone finale at the end of the ride.

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Walnut Studiolo’s Bicycle Frame Handle (aka “The Little Lifter”)


2. Invite Whiskey-Loving Dad over for a whiskey tasting. MasterofMalt.com sells most of their extensive whiskey collection in dram sample size kits ($89) for comparison tasting at less cost. The cherry on top will be a Walnut Studiolo Whiskey Case ($145) for treasuring that favorite, keepsake bottle of whiskey that you discover together during your tasting.

Whiskey Case for Father's Day

Mmmm…whiskey.


3. Take Beer-Drinking Dad to his favorite brewery for a pint, a game of cards, and an epic growler fill.  Bring a Walnut Studiolo Travel Cribbage Board and a special deck of cards to the brewery with you. Right now, we’re loving both the Sherlock Holmes deck of cards by Kingswild, as well as the hand-drawn city-themed decks by Illustrated Playing Cards.

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Walnut Studiolo’s Travel Cribbage Board

After you let Dad win, treat Dad to a growler fill of his favorite brew. Our friends over at Portland Growler Company make the manliest, classiest growler around, and they’re offering free “DAD” monograms on Walnut’s leather growler-carrying leashes for Father’s Day.

Growler Leash Monogram DAD

A monogrammed “DAD” leash with Portland Growler Company


4. Get crafty with Maker Dads at a hands-on woodworking or metal welding class.  ADX Portland has a complete class line-up and a Build with Dad class on Father’s Day, or check your local community college.

Our 5 Favorite Workshop Tools

Our Favorite Workshop Tools


5. Visit an art museum or take an architecture tour with Brainiac Dads. At the end of the tour, appreciative Dad will love Walnut Studiolo’s completely hand-stitched, hand-crafted leather Blueprint Tube, a perfect gift for storing archival prints and carrying blueprints on the job.

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Walnut Studiolo’s Hand-stitched Leather Blueprint Tube


Bonus! Give Patriotic Dads the gift of a story about how you discovered a special local company. If dad’s more of a project-starter than a project-finisher, he’ll still be proud to own any of these amazing locally-made, Made in USA gifts. If Dad’s in Portland, browse Portland Made for Made in Portland gifts or go straight to retail store Made Here PDX at SE 10th and Couch. From mountain man burly wool and canvas jackets to handmade guitars to Oregon coast harvested sea salt caramels, you’ll find something for everyone, including this gorgeous bicycle by Doug Fir Cycles featuring loads of Walnut Studiolo gear:

Made in Portland Gifts for Dad

Doug Fir Cycles


Still struggling for ideas? You’ve got time until Father’s Day, which is June 21, 2015. Browse our curated list of unique gifts for dads on WalnutStudiolo.com for more ideas. 
 
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About walnutstudiolo

Founded in 2009 by Geoffrey Franklin, Walnut combines thoughtful modern design with old-world craft. Everything we make is hand-built to work beautifully and age gracefully in our workshop on the gorgeous Oregon Coast. See our work at walnutstudiolo.com. Learn more about us with this short maker video: http://vimeo.com/cineastas/walnut

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