Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Dad's Day

I am often on the "look out" for well designed items that can become well designed creative gifts. With Father's Day coming up this weekend, I thought I would post a couple of fun ideas.

This set of playing cards is designed by Tools Design. The Danish design team, Claus Jensen and Henrik Holbaek, are two of the most established designers in Denmark. The illustrations on the face cards will certainly improve the look of poker night. They come in a plastic case to protect the cards or to be used in half and stack the cards during play. So if you have someone who plays their cards right, these are the perfect combination of appearance and function. Take it a step further and include the poker chips.

This second idea is a fun way to let Dad act like his favorite "western bandit". Created by Avril Loreti, this handkerchief would pair well with a beautiful new razor or natural shaving cream. You can even make your own shaving cream for that extra handmade touch. You could put on the tag something like, "We know how attached you are to it, but we love you for shaving it, so here's a way we can all be happy." You can find the moustache hanky here.

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