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Fathers Day Gifts: What He Really Wants

Dad doesn’t need more barbecue gadgets or golf stuff. This Father’s Day, honor him with a handcrafted gift that leaves him both surprised and touched.

Dad doesn’t need more barbecue gadgets or golf stuff. This Father’s Day, honor him with a handcrafted gift that leaves him both surprised and touched.
Father’s Day is fast approaching on June 16th, and we’re rounding up our edit of must-haves that stray from the norm. Instead of settling for the expected presents for Dad, switch it up with an elevated, handcrafted piece he can use on the regular. Whether it’s rustic dishware for back deck dinners or glazed mugs for his coffee, the best gifts are the ones made to endure.

Ceramic Rookwood Heritage Mug Handmade Copper Canyon with maker's mark on surface

His New Favorite Mug: Whether it’s piping hot coffee or Dad’s favorite beer, our handcrafted Heritage Mug is a fantastic Father’s Day gift. With its handsome silhouette and sturdy ceramic form, it rests comfortably in the hand, The Heritage Mug is sure to become his favorite—the one he’ll reach for again and again.


Brimming with Versatility: The patio will never be the same, thanks to our Demi Sauce Bowls, glazed by hand in an array of colors and finishes. Use this set to serve a trio of barbecue sauces alongside Dad’s grillwork, or treat them as pinch pots for finishing salts and herbs. If Dad’s less than stellar in the kitchen, try displaying them on his dresser as catchalls for cufflinks, tie clips and more.


A Handsome Spread: A few cheeses, a few meats, fresh bread and fruit—and it’s a party! We love the way a charcuterie board effortlessly brings people together, making it a must-have for Dad. Named for the Emilia Romagna region of Italy, our handcrafted Emilia Charcuterie Board features a generous size and specialized carving technique that elevates any spread. Tucked in our rich leather carrying case, it’s one of our favorites for Father’s Day.

Shop all our picks for Father's Day here!


Want more gifting ideas? Explore more of our bespoke pottery and handcrafted decorative tile, or head to Rookwood Style for inspiration.

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