FATHERS’ DAY 2015
Well, it looks as though I may be a little late for Fathers’ Day (except for those who live in the Montreal area), but it’s useful to get some ideas for gifts for those hard-to-buy-for men.
I have a number of boxes which make good gifts for men (#302, #308 & #310), These boxes are all from Lombok.
Icons might be another good idea. Some men I know identify with St. George (and the Dragon) — #203 Bulgaria. #200 is an old icon of a Romanian patriarch. #204 is an attractive cloth icon of St. Nicolas from Bulgaria.
Small square carpets make good gifts for men. They can be used for coffee table decorations or on a chair. Both of the following carpets are from Uzbekistan: #511 is made of silk and #512 (much less expensive) is made of wool.
Decorative wooden ikats holders can be used as tie hangers or as a decoration over door frames (#240, #240B). Both hangers are from Lombok.
Coasters are useful gifts. #401 is lacquer from Vietnam & #536 & #535 are from Lombok and are made of wood and rattan. All these coasters have boxes which can be useful in other ways.
Sometimes men do like cushion covers with masculine designs. #273, #274, #275 & #276 are from Vietnam. They’re hand embroidered by hill tribes from the Sapa Valley. #259 is from Turkey and is a representation of whirling dervishes.
Happy Fathers’ Day!