Are you looking for some gift inspiration in time for Father's Day, this Sunday, June 20th? We've rounded up some great present ideas from social enterprises across Scotland that are sure to delight the father or special someone in your life.
Any gifting season is a great opportunity to pick a nice gift from a Scottish organisation that is mission-driven and makes a difference in our communities by delivering a positive social or environmental impact.
Want to surprise your dad with a gift that is thoughtful and impactful at the same time? Take a look at our selection below to shop small and local while making a positive difference, there's something for every taste and every budget!
For the stylish dad
First off, let's start with some great picks for the man in your life who takes pride in his appearance, keeps his finger on the pulse of trends and appreciates handmade menswear and skincare that will help him look great while being kind to the planet and produced ethically.
Black Stag Cufflinks from Silver Stag of Scotland (£26.50)
Handmade Vegan Soap Set from Make it Last (£7.50)
Norseman Beard Oil from Shetland Soap Company (£12.95)
Organic Screenprinted Tee from Out of the Blue Print (£20)
Saddle Leather Satchel from the One World Shop (£90)
For the adventure-loving dad
Does your dad love organising outdoors adventures and experiences for the family or with his friends? From hill-walking to coasteering, paddle-boarding and cycling, we are so lucky to have a jaw-dropping playground in Scotland to spend time together and make memories.
Unleash The Animal Rashguard from Animalia (£30)
Watersports Gift Voucher from Port Edgar Watersports (from £50)
Open Water Swimming Session from Scottish Swimmer (£25)
Refurbished Bikes from The Bike Station (from £50)
Rock Climbing Taster Session from Treetop Rocks (from £60)
For the curious and creative dad
How about helping your dad to try a creative activity, learn something new, or discover a new hobby? If you want to find a gift that will spark his creativity and will prove a fun experience and support a social enterprise that makes a difference in its local community, the picks below offer some great options to do so.
String Cantele from Garvald Makers (£135)
Barber Talk Book from The Next Chapter (£9.99)
Pottery Taster Session from The Potter of Leith (£75)
Allotments Book from One World Shop (£7.99)
Print Subscription from The Big Issue (£32.99)
For the enthusiastic foodie dad
Stuck on what to gift your dad this year? Food is always a good idea! Take a look at the delicacies below with something for every taste and palate, so you can introduce him to new flavours and ingredients to try in the kitchen and enjoy together al fresco as the days get warmer and longer.
Magic Ratio Passionfruit IPA from Brewgooder (£12)
Hot Chocolate Bundle from Refuge Hot Chocolate (£15)
Premium Vodka from Heroes Vodka (£25)
Cheese Platter from Loch Arthur (£16.50)
Chilli Meat Rub from Schoolyard Chillies (£3.50)
For the interiors-loving dad
For a practical and sustainable gift, you can always go for a present that will help make your home more stylish and comfortable. There are some great products from social enterprises that are made from recyclable materials, celebrate Scottish living with a cool design, and help you to create a more planet-friendly home.
Bamboo Cutlery Set from Bambu Living (£4.25)
Handmade Wooden Bowl from Garvald Makers (£35)
Scottish Coasters Set from Kinlochlovin' (£12)
Recycled Shelving Unit from Move On Wood (£210)
Scottish Scran Mug from the Scottish Design Exchange (£15)
We hope this edit of Father's Day gifts gave you some great ideas to pick a present that is meaningful and drives social change while introducing you to organisations across Scotland that put purpose before profit and are worth supporting for the great work they do in our local communities. Happy Father's Day!