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  • Gifts Made by Maker Dads

    With Father’s Day around the corner, we thought we’d showcase a few dedicated dads who run their own businesses—selling products they make themselves. 

    Meet the Maker Fat Toad Farm

    Maker:Steve Reid
    Business: Fat Toad Farm
    Fat Toad Farm is a family-run goat dairy in Brookfield, Vermont. It was started as a raise-your-own-food effort, but when the herd grew from 2 to 12 to 25 and started producing much more milk than one family could drink, Fat Toad Farm became a certified goat dairy and began making out of this world caramel sauces. Today the family—Steve Reid, Judith Irving, Calley Hastings, and Josey Hastings—fills various roles on the farm and in the production room. Learn More

    Meet the Maker Fish Aye Trading

    Maker: John Doherty
    Business: Fish Aye Trading
    If Dad's a fisherman, he'll appericate these prints. Centuries ago, people used painted fish rubbings to document different species. John’s prints document his Cape Cod catch, preserving details such as the patterns of fish scales. His prints also celebrate his love of the ocean and marine life. He paints the body of a saltwater fish with water-based paints, then places fabric on top and gently rubs it to make a print.  Learn More
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  • 9 Unique Gifts For Grandpa

    gifts for grandpa

    Want to thank your father or grandfather for the role he plays in your family's life?  Resist purchasing that "World's Best Grandpa" coffee mug–this year, wrap up something unique and unexpected.

    Let us help you make him feel extra special with a thoughtful Father's Day gift. We know that finding gifts for Grandpa can be challenging–but don't worry, we've done all of the hard work for you. Here are nine of our favorite gift ideas that are sure to make Grandpa smile.

    Gifts for Grandpa - Patent Prints

    Patent Prints
    Technical Drawings

    These high-quality prints are of original patent drawings for a myriad of inventions. From the everyday things we use at home, to specialized items relied on by professionals or hobbyists, these prints add a bit of history and personalization to a home or office.  With twelve patent designs to choose from, you're bound to find one Grandpa will appreciate. ($19.95) Shop Now

    Gifts for grandpa - golf markers

    Tin Cup
    Personalized Golf Ball Marker

    With this gift, Grandpa can make his golf ball uniquely his. This stainless steel stencil lets you easily add an initial to standard golf balls, making them easier to identify while adding some personality. Choose a picture or even a monogrammed initial. ($29.95) Shop Now Continue Reading

  • Impress Dad With One of These Cool Father’s Day Gifts

    If you’ve gotten your father more ties, golf balls, and #1 dad mugs than he knows what to do with, you've come to the right place. Level up your gift-giving game this year with cool Father's Day gifts your dad deserves. Here are a dozen ideas to get you started.

    Cool Father’s Day Gifts - Duke Cannon Soap

    Your dad likely embodies many things: encouragement, support, accomplishment. He did help raise you to be someone reading this list of cool gifts, so something went right. Give him a gift that will allow him to actually smell like accomplishment, productivity, even victory: Duke Cannon (starting at $9). They're big-ass bricks of steel cut soap for men and champions AKA dads.

    Cool Father’s Day Gifts - Walton Wood Farm

    Want to up dad’s fragrance even more? Pair Duke Cannon with Walton Wood Farm's ($36) solid colognes. The soy-based scents are subtle yet fresh with names like The Beast and Snipe Show. If for some reason you’re not already buying six, Leo DiCaprio used Walton Wood Farm products while filming The Revenant. So yes, Walton Wood Farm is Oscar-worthy.

    Mountie - Cool Father’s Day Gifts

    If you’ve got a tech-savvy dad, count your lucky stars and get him Mountie ($24.95). The adjustable side mount secures a tablet or phone to a laptop screen taking multi-tasking to the next level. Now he can get work done or browse the web while streaming videos or looking up the meaning of ‘on fleek.’ What a magical time to be alive.

    For the Bartender - Cool Father’s Day Gifts

    Your pops may think he's the king of the bar, but he's a measly jester if he doesn’t have Quench’s Bar10der (starting at $30) in his arsenal. Armed with 10 tools (hence the name), this Swiss army cocktail concoctor will turn dad into a mixology master. Plus, if you get him one, he’ll probably want to use it right away and make you a drink. Win-win!

    For the Beer Lover - Cool Father’s Day Gifts

    There's one thing the Bar10der tool can’t do and that’s make a half and half. Lucky for you, The Perfect Black and Tan ($9.95) can. Sized to fit a pint glass like a glove, all the old man needs to do is pour. It’ll look great, taste even better, and again, he will probably want to try to make you one. Give a gift and get a gift, folks, you can’t beat that.

    Cool Father’s Day Gifts - Beer Cap Trap

    With enough half and halfs, your dad will be a prime candidate for a Beer Cap Trap ($34.95). Shaped for his home state or the continental U.S., these laser-cut wooden wall maps display the caps of your favorite brews with local pride. If he’s from Rhode Island filling it will be a piece of cake. A Mainer? Start drinking now.

    Whisker Dam - Cool Father’s Day Gifts

    Perhaps you’re thinking, "if I get him The Perfect Black and Tan or Bar10der, the second he sips, he’s groaning and wiping off his soaked 'stache.'" Worry not, Whisker Dam ($20) solves this exact problem. The American-made copper guard fits most glassware and works for hot or cold drinks while paying homage to mustache cups of the 1800s. If it’s good enough for Victorian era royalty, it’s good enough for your dad.

    Cool Father’s Day Gifts - Beard Mat

    If your dad has facial hair, a little drink dampness pales in comparison to the mess he’s making in the bathroom when trimming it. BeardMat ($14.99) isn’t only a gift for dad, it's one for the entire family and the sink itself. Suctioning to the mirror, BeardMat protects your counter and plumbing and is made of slick polyester to easily slide trimmings into the trash.

    Juno Jumper - Cool Father’s Day Gifts

    Your dad can jumpstart a car, but he probably needs another car to do it. At least he did. JunoJumper ($99) is a handheld car starter that won’t operate unless the cables are connected correctly, has a boost button that jumps completely dead batteries, and, when not jumping cars, charges a phone from 0 to 100% four times. On second thought, you might just want to get this for yourself.

    Bison Made - Cool Father’s Day Gifts

    'Horween chromexcel leather’ screams 'dad.' So does 'old world style craftsmanship' and '100% hand-finished.' Bison Made (starting at $40) minimalist wallets were seemingly made for dads. They keep cash and cards snug with style with no synthetic materials, dyes, or glue, just good ol’ American workmanship designed to last a lifetime. That’s the dad dream.

    Cool Father’s Day Gifts for Fisherman

    Since the dawn of time, fathers have fished and many have left disappointed. No more. Deeper ($200) helps remove the risk of an empty haul. Drop it in the water and the tennis ball-sized device displays a diagram of depth, waterbed contour, and water temperature while showing objects like gators, abandoned cars, buried treasure if you're lucky and, most importantly, the location of fish. Fishing is now as easy as shooting fish in a . . . well, you know.

    Cool Father’s Day Gifts for Golfers

    If, after all of this, you're getting golf balls, at least make sure dad can easily identify his Titlist from the 700 others on the course. The personalized golf ball markers from Tin Cup ($29.95) separate dad's ball from the group while saving him money on future golf balls. Recognizing a unique design like a shamrock or martini glass eases the anger of taking a shot from the deep rough.

    Looking for even more Cool Father’s Day Gifts? Browse more unique gifts for him and our entire Father's Day gift guide

  • 4 Father's Day Gifts Made by Dads

    Becoming a father bears innumerable responsibilities. You wear the hats of a provider and protector, teacher and friend, all while dressing the part of role model for leading a happy and healthy life.

    The crown jewel of fatherhood is creating a better life for their children. At The Grommet, we have Dad Makers filling that role in more ways than one. Here are just a few.


    Moff is a wearable smart toy infusing technology into the limitless capacity of a child’s imagination. Moff snaps to a wrist and adds realistic sound effects to arm movements via a Bluetooth connection to the Moff app. Instead of imagining the sounds of their spoon drum set or a pencil magic wand, kids can hear it themselves.

    “I take it as a responsibility as a father to make the world better for my daughter, “ says Moff founder Akinori Takahagi. “When she was born I made up my mind to make a great playing experience for her. I want her to enjoy face-to-face interactive and imaginative play. That's why I'd like to invent and produce more products with an active user experience. One of those examples is our Moff Band. To be an entrepreneur and Maker is tough job, but for my family, I do my best all the time.” 

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  • 6 Gifts for His First Father's Day

    Looking for the best first Father's Day gifts? We've got you covered. Here are six top gifts we'd give any new dad. They're part  practical, part fun, and all Grommets we think any dad would love to receive on his special day. first fathers day gifts


    New dads have their hands full and will appreciate this tech organizer that will help him keep his things together. This lightweight, portable carrier for small electronics (and other small items) can easily be tossed into the diaper bag or stroller.  Shop Now

    Unique first fathers day gifts

    Hammock Bliss 

    Dad can relax in the backyard or on a camping trip, with this new  innovative hammock. Its asymmetric design makes it the world’s first truly flat two-point hammock (which means there is plenty of room for dad to snuggle up with the little ones).  Shop Now

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  • 6 Father's Day Gifts From The Kids

    Searching for unique Father's Day gifts from the kids? We've rounded up six top picks we think Dad will love (and the kids will have fun gifting him). From the bacon lover to the tech guy -- we bet you'll be inspired to gift one of these Grommets.   Father's Day Gifts From the Kids

    Napa Soap

    He'll love this ceramic or enamel shaving gift sets handmade in the Napa Valley. It comes presented in a gift box, perfect for Father's Day. Shave mugs contain approximately one year's supply of shaving soap and comes with a shaving brush included.  Shop Now

    Pocket Monkey

    The PocketMonkey from Zootility is a 12-in-one utility tool thin enough to fit in the credit card slot of his wallet, yet strong enough to handle everything from opening a bottle to loosening a tight screw. It's a super tool for a super dad.  Shop Now

    The Original baconkit

    Let us guess, he loves bacon? We thought he might. With The Original baconkit, Dad can cure his own bacon. the kit is easy, fun, and absolutely delicious.   Shop Now

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  • Tell us about Dad and WIN

    With Father's Day right around the corner, we thought it would be fun to take a moment and reflect on those influential dads in our lives. Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and brothers -- what a nice time to honor these relationships.

    We dusted off a few personal photos of our own dads.

    Father's Day with The Grommet

    Not surprising that some of our dads are makers and innovators as well. What about your dad? How would you describe him? Leave a comment below, we'd love to read it!

    Share with us and we'll randomly select one person to win a $50 gift card to shop on The Grommet.

    Still looking for that perfect Father's Day gift? Check out our Father's Day collection here. Are you a Dad? Tell us what you REALLY want here.

     General contest rules: To enter, you must be a U.S. resident and at least 18 years of age. You must leave a comment on this post. No purchase necessary. Winner will be randomly selected and notified via email. Employees, contractors, and the families of employees and contractors of Daily Grommet, Inc. are not eligible to enter. Void where prohibited. Contest will end June 17, 2013 at 9 am PST.

  • Hand stitching an American pastime

    If you've seen our Daily Grommet video featuring Leather Head Sports, you'll remeber Paul Cunningham. Paul  grew up a baseball lover in the ultimate baseball city, Cooperstown , N.Y, and even worked summers at the Baseball Hall of Fame. After leaving Cooperstown, he took a job as photo editor for Major League Baseball — a career he left behind to make hand-sewn baseballs and footballs that are as all-American as you can get.

    Our friends at Etsy recently made a video with Paul too -- and we'd like to share it with you. This 2 minutes video features Paul in the process of  making a football and  is also a homage to a classic American pastime. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

    One More Yard from Etsy on Vimeo.


    For more about Paul and Leatherhead Sports, see our original feature here.

  • Giving Dad an experience to remember

    My parents are like many, hard to buy for. They have what they need and they don't ask for much. I knew that the Cloud 9 Living gift would be perfect for my Dad -- and it turned out to be a big hit! He decided to drive an Indy race car as his event. I spoke to him on the phone after and he was quite impressed by their training and operation there at this FL track and he had a blast. He thought it was an amazing experience and was telling me he would want to do a plane ride. I love that he wants to do another one!



    Here is a note from my Dad:
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  • Pssst! I have a secret...

    Please, please don't tell my father-in-law.  But I always forget about Father's Day until it's about two days away.  Yes, my husband is a dad, too -- but he's right here, and I know that as much as I should plan ahead to make the love of my life's day special, in truth I can always throw together a last-minute plan.

    My father-in-law lives a few states away, though.  And Father's Day just isn't as top of mind for me as say, Mother's Day... (see my note in this post on Father's Day gift ideas-- I'm not alone, I'm afraid).  Typically good ole Dad just doesn't get the royal treatment.

    So here I am again - three days before Father's Day, without a card or gift in the mail.  But this year, I am so totally lucky.  Because my friends here at "the Grommet", as I affectionately call it, found the best last-minute Father's Day gift ever:  Animoto online slide shows.

    This will be a home run in so many ways.  What could be better than photos of your loved ones set to music?  My father-in-law is an accomplished

    "Dadola", my kind and oft-neglected father-in-law

    and avid photographer, so I'll use some of his photos, too.  I think he'll be crazy about it, show it off to all his friends at the office, and play it again and again.  And the best thing is, I can sit down with a glass of wine tomorrow night, put it together, and voila!  My last-minute gift may just be the best gift of all.  I just hope he doesn't read this post first!

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