Got a thirst for the perfect high-quality, useful, and locally made gift for Dad? Here is a selection of Father’s Day presents that are sure to hit the spot.
Left: From Oakland’s Bespoke Watch Projects, the “Super 60” Manual Wind was inspired by vintage gauges and measurement tools. It features an enamel-filled engraved dial, giving it a distinctive tactile quality, and a robust 17-jewel mechanical movement visible through the display back.
Right: Honest materials and modern design coalesce in the Profile Bottle Opener from San Francisco’s Fire Road to create a uniquely satisfying way to open a beverage. It’s the perfect modern gift that functions beautifully and looks elegant on the countertop. For a truly unique gift, custom laser engraving is available on all wood bottle openers.
Left: From Heliotrope San Francisco, the natural and soothing products in the Medium Shaving Box are rich in botanical ingredients that promote a clean, comfortable, hydrating experience and make shaving enjoyable. The kit includes the best-selling Charcoal Facial Scrub (travel size), healing Menthol Aftershave (4 oz), and Walnut Exfoliating Soap that will make skin feel balanced and stimulated.
Right: Redwood Mist Cologne from Oakland’s Juniper Ridge is gender-neutral cologne for every person who loves the outdoors. Redwood Mist essential oil combines with organic sugar cane alcohol to form this personal scent that conjures the mist-covered Redwood forests of Northern California. The Redwood Mist cologne is an ode to one of the quintessential Californian landscapes, where some of the world’s tallest trees meet the Pacific Ocean and the fog travels through the evergreen canopy over amber colored forest floors. When you can’t get out there, bring nature home.
Left: The Navy Italian Wool Long Sleeve Tunic from Oakland’s Kali Made Goods combines the best of a classic cardigan and heavy overshirt into one piece. Unstructured and unlined, it has two front pockets for storage. The heavy twill weave fabric has amazing texture. The versatile tunic can be worn casually or dressed up for a more formal look.
Right: From San Rafael’s Rough Linen, the Linen Half Apron is a classic Belgian waiter’s apron in strong, textural linen. It has the same rugged quality and handsome good looks as the classic waist aprons they make for restaurants. Simple, minimalist and beautifully crafted, it comes with two capacious pockets divided by a sleek pencil slot, in the traditional wrap-around style with long, long cotton twill ties. It’s available in Natural, White, Charcoal (dark grey), Black and Dusk, and for limited time in Cherry and Cobalt.
Left: From Oakland’s Claflin, Thayer & Co., the Classic Leather Key Fob comes in a choice of vegetable tanned leather colors with solid brass or nickel-plated solid brass hardware and a swivel trigger snap clip, rivet, and key ring.
Right: The hand-stitched Stagger Lee Bi-fold Wallet from Stagger Lee Goods is made of full-grain leather, natural waxed thread and embossed with the Stagger Lee logo. It has slots for six cards, two hidden receipt pockets, and a cash slot.
Left: The Deep Blue Bag from San Francisco’s Mafia Bags is made of up-cycled spinnaker and kite sails, repurposed wetsuit/drysuit material, and salvaged climbing ropes from Yosemite. Designed by Yves Béhar and packed with technical features – so well hidden, they disappear. Features include a water resistant wet pocket – for wetsuits and gym gear, a bottom loop for easy hang drying, waterproof zippers, and a secret “city” pocket for keys, wallet, passport, and other valuables. It also includes a unique secure bottle holder (made from drysuit sleeves) so your water will stay put even when running to your next adventure.
Right: From Kata Revy, the Orenda Cross Body Leather Bag is compact but roomy enough for carrying essentials in style. With compartments for medications, EpiPen or Auvi-Q, inhaler, smart phone and credit cards, never leave home unprepared. Available in black leather with a choice of colored stripe and cross body strap.
Left: The Ultrafine Merino Wool T-Shirt from San Francisco’s Alamere Designs is an incredible everyday t-shirt made of Merino wool that has a soft feel and a long list of natural performance aspects. You can run, sweat, travel, and wear it multiple days in a row without retaining odor. With subtle stitching at the seams it has a more refined appearance that can be worn to work or out at night. It’s available in five rich colors.
Right: From Berkeley’s Harvest & Mill the Organic Crew Tee in Natural is made with 4.3 ounce 100% organic jersey, the perfect weight and ideal for tee shirts. It has a soft, flexible feel on the body with rib collar for a clean look. The Organic Jogger Pant in Black is made with 100% organic cotton jersey that is remarkably breathable, with natural stretch and comfort, the optimal fabric for casual pants – not too heavy and not too light in weight.