gift guide: father’s day.

June 15, 2021

Gift ideas for fathers, or anyone at all you love, in springtime:

A porcelain utility crock for essential utensils (or anything).

A little something to restore the glow to those cheeks.

Some time to practice self-love, inner peace, and loving-kindness…

Spalted maple spoons for serving and staring at.

A cozy hoodie for evening roof hangs.

A waxed canvas grocery bag for loading up the bike with dinner supplies.

Initial charms for loving reminders.

Lightweight socks fit for summer.

A sweet scene of domestic tranquility.

A sampler kit for learning a new skill.


Action items:

In an effort to ground all of this gift-giving in something a bit more down to earth, here are a few ways to support folks in need:

In addition to their online class offerings linked to above, Brooklyn-Based HealHaus has a HealHaus Therapy Fund for BIPOC folks in the Brooklyn community in need of individual talk therapy. Contribute here or apply to receive the services yourself.

Sales from the Prism serum featured above will help support a 75,000 minimum donation to the Trevor Project, which provides confidential crisis counseling to LGBTQ youth. You can support the Trevor Project directly here.

This post includes affiliate links. Reading My Tea Leaves might earn a small commission on the goods purchased through those links.

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  • Reply Nina June 16, 2021 at 5:43 pm

    Maybe nobody else has said this because they feel it shouldn’t need saying (it really shouldn’t!) but aah what a refreshing selection of thoughtful gifts with no hint of machismo. It’s kind of relaxing just to look at!

    • Reply julie June 17, 2021 at 10:16 am

      Yes Nina, I love this so much. So. MUCH!

  • Reply Jen June 23, 2021 at 2:18 pm

    I love your mother/father’s day gift suggestions because they encompass so many things that a person can be. My brother is a cishet Christian dude in the Midwest and he loves to sew and embroider. He made us all Christmas ornaments when he was in middle school! I think he would feel very seen by your gift recommendations.

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