Father’s Day gift ideas for your favorite dog dad

by Jen Melton June 01, 2020

Father’s Day gift ideas for your favorite dog dad

Father’s Day is just around the corner. With only a few weeks left until we honor our favorite dads, I wanted to put together my top gift suggestion for the favorite dog dads in your life. We would love to see photos of how you celebrate!

Sam & Nala Dog Dad Gift Pack- This is a great option so your favorite dad can go to market in style with his well dressed dog in tow. You get to choose a bandana, waste bag carrier and it will all be wrapped in a “Mas Aloha Por Favor” canvas Bag.  Sam & Nala will also handwrite a card and get the package to the recipient of your choice in time for Father’s Day.

Sam & Nala teams up with artisans worldwide to design & create inviting handmade goods for pets and their people. From dog bandanas made with fabric hand woven by members of a women’s cooperative in the highlands of Guatemala, to dog beds that are made from heirloom fabrics, each product has a story to tell. Sam & Nala believes that artisans should not be left out of the marketplace because of where they live and wants to ensure that artisans have sustainable access to sales and the International Marketplace.  

Vega Coffee- The perfect accompaniment to dad's morning dog walk. Vega has reinvented the coffee supply chain to benefit coffee farmers and drinkers alike. With Vega, your coffee (high quality and without the use of agrochemicals) is packaged and roasted, by the same farmers who grew it, and deliver it directly to you. Vega works with a number of cooperatives that collectively represent 4,000 farmers. Small-scale family farms, many run by women, are the foundation of Nicaragua’s coffee industry.  It‘s our cup of tea coffee!

Custom Dinosaur Planter with an air air plant from SMW Creations. This is the perfect gift for the hard to buy for dog dad. SMZ will customize their fun planters in colors you love. Every item is handmade by Stephanie, a full time mom and part time maker.


Etched dog treat jar- this is a great gift to make yourself.  You can find directions here.  Fill it with homemade treats (recipe here) and voila, your favorite dog dad is amazed by your creativity

Woven Dopp Kit- Made by Creamos in Guatemala City, we are smitten with this.  When your favorite dog dad can travel again, he will certainly want to take this along to carry all his favorite dog gear (think treats, a tennis ball, food).  All sewing was done by creamos’ sewing participants and all fabric is handwoven by a family of weavers in Totonicapán.

Creamos shares a property line with the Guatemala City garbage dump and is run by women with amazing stories of strength and resilience. Creamos’ services foster self-esteem, wellness, leadership and financial independence for women who have historically relied on collecting, recycling, reusing and reselling items scavenged in the garbage dump to make a living. Since its inception, Creamos' primary goal has been to provide an alternative form of income, resulting in a safer and healthier family environment. Today, Creamos creates opportunities for dignified employment, offers emotional support services, and promotes a community of ongoing education. Creamos continues to open doors for new participants while continuing to support and nurture the 150 active participants in our organization. The women and mothers have become leaders and change-agents within their community and families.

Jen Melton
Jen Melton