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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.

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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.

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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.

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Decorative wooden ikats holders can be used as tie hangers or as a decoration over door frames (#240, #240B).  Both hangers are from Lombok.

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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.

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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.

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Happy Fathers’ Day!

Donna Davidson