Why are men so difficult to buy for? We often see posts asking the community for ideas for husbands’ birthdays, and so with Father’s Day coming up this month we thought it would be a good idea to put a blog together featuring some great gift ideas from some of our best loved small businesses, all of which are ran by British mums. From bespoke greetings cards to personalised gifts, we’ve got you covered.
That Personal Touch
That Personal Touch was established in 2015 and offer beautiful, personalised prints, cards and gifts for any occasion. They have some great options for Father’s Day this year from framed prints, cards and personalised mugs for something a bit special. Some of our favourites are the LEGO superhero print, available framed in black or white and their adorable DADDY photo collage which is available in three sizes.
Pricing: From AED 15 for cards to AED 220 for large box frames.
Delivery info: Free collection in Dubai Marina but can also be delivered by courier for an extra charge.
How to order: Please message via Instagram @thatpersonaltouch to order or via WhatsApp 050 628 3652.
Mackenzie Moo Designs
We love these beautiful and unique graphic prints with a personalised twist from Mackenzie Moo Designs! Every piece of art they create is custom designed to ensure the finished piece is as individual as the person receiving it. This Father’s Day they have added some new designs to suit every Daddy out there! Each piece can be customised with your choice of text, colours and framing to make it that little bit more personal.
Pricing: This varies depending on the design, size and the framing option chosen but as an example the Favourite Record design starts from AED 195.
Delivery info: Couriered to your door for AED 50 or collection from Palm Jumeirah.
How to order: Please order by messaging through our Facebook or Instagram @mackenziemoodesigns.
Offering some fabulous, personalised products and gifts for all occasions. DD Designs stock a wide range of gift ideas from bottle openers and tankards to superhero frames and t-shirts. There’s really something for every Dad here. We love the personalised Koozies to keep Dads favourite tipple icy cold.
Pricing: Starting from AED 30 for koozies to AED 195 for frames.
Delivery info: Collection from Layan or courier service available.
How to order: Please message via Instagram @dddesignsdubai.
Set up by sisters Beth & Martha, the small art business Linesbybeth is known for their custom line art portraits, prints and home decor pieces. Beth, the artist behind the small business, recreates special moments and family photos using her technique of line art. What started off as a lockdown hobby has now turned into a full-time business with over 450 pieces of commissioned artwork being produced.
Pricing: Depending on the goods bought, Linesbybeth is currently offering digital commissions whereby your artwork would be emailed to you and ready to be printed at your convenience.
Delivery info: Kindly see above. All home decor pieces are available for collection from Linesbybeth Umm Suqeim 2 location. Gift wrapping is also available.
Bear Necessities UAE is a new small business selling unique handmade greetings cards lovingly made in England by Caroline Design. The company, owned by Pippa Kenton-Page MBE OLY, was born out of a love of the cards that she sells (all made by a talented mum of three in the UK) and wanting to share them with those here in Dubai at an affordable price. Stocking a wide range of designs for all tastes and occasions you’ll be sure to find the perfect Father’s Day card, there is also the option to personalise so make sure you look out for offers! Check out all the designs and stockists @bearnecessitiesuae.
Pricing: Cards are AED 23 each.
Delivery Info: Delivery available, PM to discuss options.
How to order: Please send Pippa a message either via Instagram @bearnecessitiesuae or via Facebook.
Belle Belle Crafts
Belle Belle Crafts is a small craft business founded by British mum Georgina Wilkinson who has lived in Abu Dhabi for over 10 years. Georgina specialises in paper and vinyl craft, offering bespoke gifts, and cards for any occasion. Celebrate your Dad this Father’s Day with a superhero frame, available in two sizes, from AED 100 to AED 220. Both frames can be personalised by customising the text and choosing from a selection of 16 mini figures. Georgina also offers a selection of greetings cards at AED 30 each.
Pricing: From AED 30 for cards to AED 220 for large frames.
Delivery info: Delivery is AED 30 within UAE or free collection from Abu Dhabi.
How to order: Please order via www.flamingaroo.com/vendor/bellebellecrafts the last order date to ensure delivery in time for Father’s Day, is Sunday 13th June.
The Sandpit Greetings Co.
Beautiful and unique handmade greetings cards from local artists which can be delivered blank or with a handwritten message of your choice inside. This is such a great concept, especially for those of you who may be missing the likes of Moonpig in the UK. Choose your Father’s Day card from a fantastic selection, write your message, select a delivery date and checkout. Easy peasy.
Pricing: Cards start from AED 20.
Delivery info: AED 10 for standard delivery and AED 15 for next day delivery.
How to order: Please order via the website www.thesandpitgreetingsco.com
PDI Sports Art
PDI Sports Art are a husband and wife team who are passionate about sports, so much so that they have created a line of unique sports related art. There’s a great range to choose from including canvas art, acrylic and aluminium pieces, as well as T-shirts and football fan chant mugs for the passionate sports fan in your life.
Pricing: Prices start from AED 50 to AED 200 plus postage & packaging.
Delivery info: Tracked delivery to your door.
How to order: Please order via https://www.pdisportsart.com
Firefly and Co
Firefly and Co. is a small family run and highly motivated company dedicated to creating lovely and memorable personalised gifts and greetings products and lots more. They’ve come a long way to introduce all the personalised gifts and greetings products for you to create memories that will last a lifetime!
Pricing: AED 150 for Personalised Superhero, Star Wars and Golf Frames. Frames are available in Black and White.
Delivery Info: Free Delivery in Dubai
How to Order: On Instagram @fireflyandco_me or Whatsapp on 058 263 5500.
The Cultured Gifts LLC
The Cultured Gifts are an online business based in the UAE making personalised handmade gifts such as rustic wooden signs, handcrafted drinkware, eco bags, T-shirts (adults and little ones), kitchen accessories and eco-gift wrapping with focus on mindful gifting and sustainability. We are lovingtheir matching daddy and child T-shirt set, such a cute idea.
Pricing: Prices start from AED 45.
Delivery info: AED 25 within UAE or pick-up from 2 locations; Al Furjan Villas, Dubai or Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi.
How to order: Please order directly through the website https://www.theculturedgifts.com/, message on Instagram @theculturedgifts or via Facebook.
‘illy illustrations’ is a lockdown hobby turned business. Since October 2020 to date, they have drawn over 300 illustrations of weddings, babies, pets and even some small local business logos! We love the contemporary look of these illustrations which make for a great Fathers’ Day gift, check out their Instagram @illyillustrations to see some of their previous designs and seek a little inspiration.
Pricing: Personalised illustrations start from AED 250, there is also a current promotion available on the Square 25x25cm frames for only AED 200.
Delivery info: Free tracked delivery on ALL items. If you order a Father’s Day Illustration please note delivery will be between 10-18th June. There is a limited availability so be sure to secure your illustration soon!
How to order: Please order through the website www.illyillustrations.com
CraftyTam make handmade gifts and decor, perfect for any occasion. For Father’s Day they are offering their personalised scrabble frames with the message of your choice. These make such a unique and meaningful gift. We love the idea of incorporating our kids names too for a Father’s Day gift to be cherished for years to come.
Pricing: Prices start from AED 130.
Delivery info: AED 30 or collection from Al Barsha 1.
How to order: Please order via Instagram @craftytam.dxb, Facebook or via WhatsApp 050 923 7033.
by Little Jaz
byLittleJaz love creating bespoke gifts and Father’s Day is no exception. You can either provide them with an item for customisation or choose from a great range of giftware, including beer coolers, ice buckets and keyrings to name but a few. Why not personalise with a special note, saying or monogram for that personal touch.
Pricing: Prices start from AED 35 to AED 165.
Delivery info: Please contact by Little Jaz to discuss options.
Wrapped Moments are a fabulous gift service, designing personalised gift hampers for all occasions and budgets. We think these make a great Father’s Day gift idea for the harder to buy for as you can decide on the contents. We love the idea of customising our own Fathers’ Day hamper with favourite snacks and treats for the main man, what would you choose?
Pricing: Prices start from AED 100.
Delivery info: AED 10 – 20 depending on the location.
How to order: Please message on Instagram @wrappedmoments or via WhatsApp 050 986 4436.
Bake Box have designed a delicious treat to score ‘brownie’ points with Dads this coming Fathers’ Day. Perfect for those with a sweet tooth, the Dad’s YUM box includes all the old favourites such as Jammie Dodgers, Snickers and Twix brownies as well as triple chocolate cookies, we’re drooling just thinking about this, let’s just hope our Dad’s are up for sharing!
Pricing: AED 85.
Delivery info: Orders over AED 100 are free delivery. Orders below AED 100 within Dubai are charged at AED 25 – see website www.bakebox.ae for more details.
How to order: Please order via the website www.bakebox.ae
LK Invitations specialise in bespoke invites and greetings cards and are offering some beautiful hand-made Fathers’ Day cards this year, all designed and printed in-house. Weabsolutely love the personalised word art cards, which can also be framed to make a thoughtful gift, but the new sequin and glitter shaker card options get our vote – they’re so sparkly.
Pricing: Prices start from AED 20 for a word art card and up to AED 40 for a glitter card.
Delivery info: Collection available from Umm Al Sheif Road area, or delivery via courier for a small fee dependant on location.
Mimi Bespoke Gifting
Mimi Bespoke Gifting create unique and customisable gifts for your loved ones. If you’re looking for a personalisedFather’s Day card then Preet is your woman. She believes card giving should be an experience in itself and lovescreating new designs. Preet enjoys the challenge of a bespoke order and making a card from scratch to your specifications so let her know if you have something in particular in mind.
Pricing: Small cards AED 20 and large cards AED 35.
Delivery info: Free delivery in Downtown Dubai and Business Bay and other delivery options can be discussed.
How to order: Please order via Instagram @mimibespokegifting.
One Good Thing
At One Good Thing, every gift tells a story and the website has over 500 items that all have a social or environmental impact from jewellery made from bomb metal cleared from Landmines in Laos to wash bags made from decommissioned fire hoses that would otherwise sit in landfill for decades.
Pricing: Featuring 15 brands with over 500 products and growing, inspirational items range from one-of-a-kind jewellery and sustainable bags, to reclaimed wood headphones, conservation-focused camping gear, and an up cycled travel section. Pricing can range from AED 100 – AED 1,500.
Delivery info: Each gift will come already wrapped, with its own story of impact and will arrive at your destination within 72 hours (UAE)
For international delivery pricing, please get in touch on firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to order: Please visit www.one-goodthing.com for orders.
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