Father's Day is one of our favorite celebrations and can become a challenging occasion for even the most talented gift-givers. Let's face it; dads are picky. If you're like us, you want to invest in something they'll enjoy and use. We've created a handy list of Father's Day gift ideas for every kind of dad out there, so all there's left to do is celebrate and eat steak!
1. AN APRON
There are two that we would suggest. We might be a little biased, but Ben's aprons are the best for several reasons. First up is the Scotsman Classic Apron, made from brown camel canvas. It's great for general wear, keeping your clothes clean, and provides a lot of pockets for storing miscellaneous tools throughout your project.
Secondly, the Scotsman Co. Woodworkers' Apron is pictured below. This apron is made for craftsmen. The comfort and durability of waxed cotton and the cross-back straps make it possible to spend a long day in the shop without neck strain or wood glue on your clothes. The hanging loops at the top and bottom make it easier to empty sawdust from the pockets at the end of the day or leave it hanging upright with your journals and pencils in place, ready for tomorrow's work. The leather slider that keeps the straps secure is stamped with the Scotsman diamond logo.
It'll keep you clean and help you get the job done.
2. A HAMMER
It should be a no-brainer, but having a high-quality hammer is an essential tool in the woodshop. From prepping and stripping old wood before you send it through the planer to nudging joinery into place, you're bound to find a reason to use this hammer multiple times throughout the day.
Our Scotsman branded Estwing hammer is made right here in America in Rockford, Illinois. We carry the Estwing hammer in two sizes — 12 oz or 20 oz. This was one of Laurel Mercantile's first products because Ben knew the importance of this tool, and it holds a special memory for him.
Ben's daddy raised his boys to respect tools. They could use anything from his shop, as long as they put it back, but there were a few things that weren't to be used. He remembers his dad's 20 oz. Estwing hammer, the old rubber handle worn and stained, and to this day, Ben is proud when he lets him use it. We knew we wanted to sell our version, co-branded with Scotsman Co. and Estwing, with a leather handle and Scotsman blue washers. We hope you will use these hammers, respect them, and pass them down.
3. A BONAFIDE BUTCHER BLOCK
After using many cheap butcher blocks over the years, we decided it was time to create one that we actually want to use— made right here in the US and versatile in size to meet every need. That's why we created three butcher block sizes in four different wood species: Red Oak, Cherry, Walnut, and Maple. If your guy is a chef in the kitchen or a master on the grill, you can rest easy knowing these are designed by some of the most talented southern cooks.
Cherry Butcher Block — $59.99
Big Ben's Blends may not explicitly be used to build a piece of furniture, but to Ben, there's nothing more valuable when it comes to building a specialty Home Town piece on a tight deadline. It's perfect for all-nighters or for simply getting your day started. We've always joked that his chevy may run on gasoline, but Ben runs on coffee.
5. LEATHER WALLET
Ben keeps three things in his pockets at all times: a handkerchief, a pocket knife and cash. There's no better way to keep your cash and change organized than a genuine leather wallet made in Mississippi.
Small Bi-Fold Leather Wallet — 59.99