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It’s that time of year again. Get ready to bust out those dad jokes because, Sunday June 18th, 2017 is Father’s Day. Still looking for that thoughtful, foolproof, sure to make your dad go aww gift? Handmade and local is the way to go. You’ll get your dad a gift that is all those things and more and you get to support a small business at the same time. You go Human! Check out some of these rad vendors for all your rad dad’s day needs.

For the timeless rad dad, there is The Exquisite Corpse Boutique. ExCB offers one of a kind time pieces, rings, pendants, accessories and more. All of the pieces are made from several different materials so you won’t have a problem finding something for the rad dad in your life. Or you can be safe and grab a gift card and let your dad pick out his own dope piece to add to his collection. The ExCB can complete custom orders if you want a personal gift you know your dad would love. Check out their website here.


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For the never want to grow up rad dad, there is ReGeeked. ReGeeked is a shop that upcycles old comic book pages into dope one of a kind wallets and accessories that your rad dad’s inner nerd will thank you for. Have a comic book you know dad loves? Well, ReGeeked does custom orders and every piece is handcrafted. Now they can carry a piece of their childhood with them and look cool doing it. Check out their website here.

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For the comfy rad dad with the rad dad bod there is The Social Dept. Akron’s very own Social Dept. is a t-shirt company with some of the most comfortable shirts I have ever felt. To top off that softness, they also have some out of this world designs. Whether the rad dad in your life is a foodie, a sports fan, craft beer enthusiast or pop culture junkie the Social Dept. will have the perfect gift for them and you can get a matching shirt for yourself. I don’t love matching comfortability. Said no one. Ever. Check out their website here.


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For the environmentally conscious rad dad, there is The Robot Consortium. Wood Plane & Simple is a woodworking shop that repurposes hardwood from shipping pallets that would otherwise be living a sad lonely life in a landfill. These one of a kind groovy pieces will brighten up any office desk or collection of dope things and save the planet in the meantime. My personal favorite is the Frankenstein Robot. Check out their website for more.


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This is just a spotlight on a few vendors, but you really can’t go wrong when you’re supporting a local small business this father’s day. Your rad dad, your kind heart and your community will thank you for making the divine choice of shopping small and shopping local!

Still not quite sure? Buy Dad a ticket to the Second Annual Akron Ale Fest! Tickets on sale here.

No matter how you decide to celebrate, we at Crafty Mart want to say thanks to all our rad dads!