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Dadmin Prepare for Father’s Day

Jun 2, 2010

by Michelle Traub

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More than the sound of puppy claws rounding the bend, the distant laughter of a toddler in the office gets me eagerly distracted. Luckily, the Etsy family is constantly growing, and with it, gleeful progeny. Father’s Day is less than a month away, so some of the dads here at Etsy Headquarters thought they would share a few ideas for activities and gifts, along with some sweet words for their little ones.

Mike, a.k.a. mikebritts: “I’ve never planned anything for Father’s Day, but I think if I had my way I would go hiking somewhere upstate for the day, followed by lounging around with a barbecue and some fine, craft beers.”

Check out some picks from Mike’s Father’s Day wishlist below:

blue rustic picture frame

By DAcustomframes, $18.

Steel Grey Robot Graphic T-Shirt

By happyfamily, $16.

Wood Cutting Board

By OutNumberedNovelties, $50.

Spoons Hooks Coat Rack with Shelf

By jjevensen, $60.

 

Ian, a.k.a. indec: “Evie is determined to teach her little brother how to use crayons, so I think my Father’s Day present will most likely be a group art project. That and lots of hugs would be perfect.” In the adorable embrace below, Evie’s sporting pdxbeaniesDaisy Visor Beanie.

In addition to crayon-scrawled love, Ian wouldn’t mind receiving byrdandbelle‘s 15 Inch Laptop Sleeve – Grey Wool Felt and Black Leather.

Jesse, a.k.a. eetzee: “My wife is due with our second baby (sex unknown!) any day now, and I find these days leading to Father’s Day to be a wonderful time to reflect on the four years I’ve spent with my daughter Lila. All the clichés about becoming a parent are true. Nothing beats how she runs hard into my legs when I arrive home from work, or how lately she’s been insisting on ‘snuggle songs’ before bed, where she lies on my belly while I sing her lullabies. I wouldn’t trade the snuggles and kisses of my daughter for anything in the world.

“This Father’s Day isn’t about presents for me, but rather including Lila in the process of welcoming a new brother or sister to our family. She insists it’s a girl, and we are allowed (allowed!) to name her Blueberry (Watermelon if it’s a boy), Ruby Rose, or Peony. Thankfully early reticence has transformed into full on enthusiasm and impatience. Here are some gifts Lila and I found together, for her and her soon-to-be-sibling.”

Quilt with Matching Diaper Bag

By SleepyDreamer, $105.

mingling meteors

By theStarcraft, $235.

Newborn Baby Hat in BLUE SHADES

By Newbabyphoto, $12.

owl on driftwood – mini mobile

By birdynum, $39.

Erik, a.k.a. kastner: “For me, any day I get to spend with Danika is Father’s Day. I love her and she loves me. When I get home from work, she yells ‘Daddy!’ then comes running up for a big hug (and then jumps right down because she’s not the hugging type). Nothing she could give me would top that. So I guess my ideal plans would be to spend the day with her and have fun.

“As for gifts, she’s about to turn 3, and while she’s very handy with the iPad, she’s not quite ready to purchase on Etsy yet.”

To the rest of you Etsy dads out there, what are your plans this Father’s Day? Share in the comments below!

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82 comments

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 9 years ago

    Thanks for the Etsy dad peeks! Such sweet little ones - enjoy!

  • kissadesign

    kissadesign said 9 years ago

    Awww, so cute! There are so many great gifts for dads (and great dads) on Etsy!

  • tiemee

    tiemee said 9 years ago

    Nice work, Dads! Hats off to all of ya!

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 9 years ago

    What a lovely glimpse into the Etsy Dads and families. Photos are gorgeous.

  • LaAlicia

    LaAlicia said 9 years ago

    aw, that was really sweet! I hope that new sibling doesn't get named after fruit! ;)

  • byhelenga

    byhelenga said 9 years ago

    x10! Thanks to all Dadmin :0)

  • yaelfran

    yaelfran said 9 years ago

    For all ages dads: http://www.etsy.com/listing/45682682/stick-me-dad-collaborative-stickers-book

  • cassidycay

    cassidycay said 9 years ago

    That is so precious! I love every bit of this article! Happy Father's Day to all the Etsy Dads out there.

  • Mimiandlola

    Mimiandlola said 9 years ago

    What beautiful pics with your little ones! Enjoy Father's Day!

  • opendoorstudio

    opendoorstudio said 9 years ago

    what tender photos ...these dads and their darlings! wonderful!

  • ilovehearts

    ilovehearts said 9 years ago

    To all the lovely dads out there. Have a happy happy day... x

  • dreamyvintage

    dreamyvintage said 9 years ago

    Awww... Happy Fathers day to all!

  • empapers

    empapers said 9 years ago

    kayute!

  • XPoppysWickedGardenX

    XPoppysWickedGardenX said 9 years ago

    WoW! Look at all those adorable kiddos and Handsome Dads! Love seeing your picks:)

  • tomatored

    tomatored said 9 years ago

    great picks-love the cast iron door knocker!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 9 years ago

    Great kid/dad pics and creations

  • BabasBabies

    BabasBabies said 9 years ago

    love the photos... so sweet!!

  • SewnNatural

    SewnNatural said 9 years ago

    LOVE your picks. we own some D'Accustom frames and my own partner (and dad) goes to work with his byrdandbelle laptop sleeve :) some super beautiful, handmade, classic pieces. happy father's day guys!

  • akcArt

    akcArt said 9 years ago

    Let's hear it for the Dads! Great pics!

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 9 years ago

    Really cute story:) I love that Lila wants to name her sister Blueberry or her brother Watermelon:) Too cute:)

  • EvenAndy

    EvenAndy said 9 years ago

    Cute article! I think that it is cute that Lila wants to name her sister Blueberry or her brother Watermelon:) Too cute:)

  • Lipeony

    Lipeony said 9 years ago

    awww so adorable pictures and great picks =)

  • PrishaJewels

    PrishaJewels said 9 years ago

    Really Cute...Nothing like seeing Dad's with their little ones :)

  • TeenahTime

    TeenahTime said 9 years ago

    don't know who is cuter, the kids or the dads

  • LuRuUniques

    LuRuUniques said 9 years ago

    Nice article and what little cuties and great photos with their Dads.

  • studiocatb

    studiocatb said 9 years ago

    Great article, I Love all the dad photos!

  • pocketcarnival

    pocketcarnival said 9 years ago

    Babies!!! So cute!

  • girltuesdayjewelry

    girltuesdayjewelry said 9 years ago

    The photos of the dads and their children are beautiful!

  • ecozuzu

    ecozuzu said 9 years ago

    great gift ideas! :)

  • mycrochetgarden

    mycrochetgarden said 9 years ago

    What a gorgeous sight a dad and his child! Luv this :)

  • jennifermorrisbeads

    jennifermorrisbeads said 9 years ago

    awwwww...happy father's day to all you papas!

  • Creativewithclay

    Creativewithclay said 9 years ago

    Beautiful picutures of Dads and their children

  • KatsKube

    KatsKube said 9 years ago

    Happy Father's Day to all the Dads and Dad wanna bees.

  • swanmountainsoaps

    swanmountainsoaps said 9 years ago

    Aawwwwwww, how sweet!

  • NottyPooch

    NottyPooch said 9 years ago

    Aww so sweet. And Blueberry and Watermelon! :D

  • JMGJewelDesign

    JMGJewelDesign said 9 years ago

    Awe, it is so nice to see some Dadmins out from behind the desk and with their gorgeous little ones :)

  • ConcordSoap

    ConcordSoap said 9 years ago

    So so sweet!

  • bittersweetdesign

    bittersweetdesign said 9 years ago

    Yay Dads! Great picks. Happy Father's Day!!

  • adrienneaudrey

    adrienneaudrey said 9 years ago

    Aww precious! Happy Fathers Day to all the dads out there!

  • Hammermann

    Hammermann said 9 years ago

    Very cool post!

  • CheekyVintageCloset

    CheekyVintageCloset said 9 years ago

    Great picks, DADs RULE:)

  • GoodGriefGlass

    GoodGriefGlass said 9 years ago

    Happy Father's Day guys!

  • peaseblossomstudio

    peaseblossomstudio said 9 years ago

    Awwwwwwwww. I love this story.

  • shellsherree

    shellsherree said 9 years ago

    Sweet photos!! I see masses of hand-made love in your immediate futures.

  • ZZsROCKnRECYCLABLES

    ZZsROCKnRECYCLABLES said 9 years ago

    way sweet!

  • Clementinyclothing

    Clementinyclothing said 9 years ago

    LOVE the Lamp from Archer Ave!! And the sweet photos are just adorable!

  • maggiemaevintage

    maggiemaevintage said 9 years ago

    beautiful stories...nice picks too!

  • CaliforniaCraft

    CaliforniaCraft said 9 years ago

    Very cool gift ideas... I see so great ones for my husband, thanks!

  • Krystyna81

    Krystyna81 said 9 years ago

    stories like these need a warning - tissue needed! Just delightful, from the pictures to the products!

  • ElegantGail

    ElegantGail said 9 years ago

    It's so nice to see a glimpse of Etsy dads and their kids. Beautiful photos!

  • baconsquarefarm

    baconsquarefarm said 9 years ago

    I enjoyed this dadmin fathers day blog, a glimse into the people/men behind etsy with there adorable children one of the greatest gifts being a parent. Thanks for writing this article/blog and finding the wonderful shops above too~!

  • CloudLoveBaby

    CloudLoveBaby said 9 years ago

    oh! So cute!

  • Iammie

    Iammie said 9 years ago

    Lovely photos and items!

  • gresu

    gresu said 9 years ago

    nice suggestions, just missing greeting card ideas!

  • somsstudiosupplies

    somsstudiosupplies said 9 years ago

    Cute dadmins and super cute kiddos...pls have some more articles like these.

  • somsstudiosupplies

    somsstudiosupplies said 9 years ago

    Cute dadmins and super cute kiddos! Love this article!

  • animadesign

    animadesign said 9 years ago

    HAPPY FATHER'S DAY TO ALL OF YOU the MEN OF OUR LIVES!TAKE A LOOK AT SOME TRENDY SUGGESTIONS FOR YOU http://www.animadesign.etsy.com XO from Athens/Greece/Europe

  • animadesign

    animadesign said 9 years ago

    HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the men of our lives!Some trendy suggestions for you http://www.animadesign.etsy.com

  • storyline

    storyline said 9 years ago

    heartwarming!!

  • LittleWrenPottery

    LittleWrenPottery said 9 years ago

    Such a cute article and some great picks I hope you all have a great fathers day : )

  • Lilley

    Lilley said 9 years ago

    this is a beautiful article!

  • SEOWebDesign

    SEOWebDesign said 9 years ago

    Such a heart-warming article. It's so nice to hear from some of the dads on Etsy.

  • nowonder

    nowonder said 9 years ago

    Such beautiful pictures with your little ones! Happy fathers day!

  • SusanKJewelry

    SusanKJewelry said 9 years ago

    awwwww! this is a very sweet post!

  • krishsw19

    krishsw19 said 9 years ago

    really sweet!!

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 9 years ago

    I think every woman here on Etsy would join me in a collective 'awwwwwwwwwwww'!!! Fantastic article :) Happy Father's Day dadmin!!

  • KnockKnocking

    KnockKnocking said 9 years ago

    My heart is pretty much melted. It was so sweet to see some of these lovely thoughts from the Admin daddies. Happy Fathers Day to you all!

  • grapevineforge

    grapevineforge said 9 years ago

    Nothing better than spending a lazy day hanging out with my kids. Second best is spending a cool breezy day out in the forge while the kids play in the yard. Hopefully one of those will be true for me this year. :) http://grapevineforge.etsy.com

  • happywhosits

    happywhosits said 9 years ago

    Happy Father's Day to all the Etsy Dads. Eileen...

  • nstjean

    nstjean said 9 years ago

    adorable kid pics!

  • recycledwares

    recycledwares said 9 years ago

    love seeing pictures of dads and their kids. we always get to see mothers, but dads are special too.

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 9 years ago

    Wow, adorable & heart filled stories! Congrats Dads & enjoy your day with your children!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 9 years ago

    Awe, you guys are such nice looking daddies---hooray for Daddies!!!

  • KimsCraftyApple

    KimsCraftyApple said 9 years ago

    What adorable stories! I love how Jesse is making Lila part of the new-baby prep - so adorable! And Snuggle songs - awww!

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor said 9 years ago

    extremely awesome :) and thank you!

  • redemptionart

    redemptionart said 9 years ago

    Families make the world go round, that's what I am loving about ETSY..true community, love the picks and the pics...thank you!

  • catalog

    catalog said 9 years ago

    Such a cute group of dads. Just opened my etsy store with my father and husband. when i first told my dad about etsy the name threw him off and he pretty much just gave me a blank stare. When i said it was a place for people to sell handmade goods he then proceeded to give me an even longer blank stare. Not until i showed him the actual site did he get it. happy father's day to all the dads on etsy!

  • craftpile

    craftpile said 9 years ago

    precious.

  • thetrendytot

    thetrendytot said 9 years ago

    So cool to see the dads behind etsy! Happy Father's Day to you!

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    jfts said 8 years ago

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  • atisketataskethats

    atisketataskethats said 7 years ago

    what a great group of dads! blessings to all of you! happy father's day! enjoy!

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