Let’s face it, Dad’s are hard to shop for. It seems like they’ve got every tool imaginable and way more ties than they’ll ever need. This year, try something different. Purchase a gift from the Cedar Rapids Marketplace. You can feel confident that you’ve got him a unique gift, but also you’ve shopped from a local small business owner, helping them to put food on their table. With our Father’s Day Gift Guide we’ve made it easy for you to shop local awesome products your Dad or Husband are sure to love.
Beer Glass Set from Transcend Art, LLC. These 16 oz. pint glasses are handmade with a fused custom designed ceramic label. The label is melted to the glass at 1200 °F… So, unlike vinyl, so-called permanent vinyl, and paint, it won’t scratch off or come off in the dishwasher.
Transcend Art, LLC is a home-based family business with two young children. They’ve figured out how to get scratch resistant labels on their glasses and they design all the artwork themselves.
Steampunk Lamp from Tran Lamp, LLC. These rustic machine-age style lamps are made by blending rustic and industrial components of copper and pine.
Tran Lamp Lighting Co., LLC is a home-based business started by a local police officer. He enjoys creating functional works of art.
Father’s Day Cookies from Katy’s Kitchen. These cookies make a great gift “To: Dad, From: the Kids”. Let your little ones present Dad with a gift that they can enjoy with him. These are also a great idea for the Dad who has everything. They’re consumable, so one less thing to add to his collection of “stuff”.
Katy’s Kitchen is a Cedar Rapids home-based business. As a mother of five children, she enjoys making delicious treats, cakes, and cookies from scratch with quality ingredients.
Metal Sign from Country Wonders. Country Wonders has a sign to fit each man’s personality. Iowa Hawkeyes fan? Outdoorsy guy? Proud gun owner? They’ve got signs for each of them and more. Plus, they’re made of metal, which is pretty manly.
Country Wonders is a family owned and operated business in Watkins, IA. They design and create all their metal signs in their country workshop.
Irish Coffee Painting from MAD Art Parties & More. This Irish Coffee Painting features the age old drink, inspired by the local café and bar located in the New Bohemia District of Cedar Rapids, IA. This is the perfect painting for a true man cave.
MAD Art Parties & More is a run by a local Mom and her daughters. They create original paintings, run art classes, paint murals around town, and run a face painting business as well.
LimeLight by Alcone Men’s Line. Men don’t like aging just like the rest of us. These are products for men that moisturize and regenerate new skin cells.
Cindy Lee is Brand Ambassador and Independent Beauty Guide Director for LimeLight by Alcone.
There are 11 days left until Father’s Day on Sunday June 18th. Before you do the Saturday scramble at the local Wal-Mart the day before, we ask that you consider supporting your friends and neighbors that are creating and doing right here in our community. Shop more Father’s Day Gifts here, buy something awesome and be awesome for being a local small business hero.