17 Female-Founded Products for Every Kind of Dad

17 Female-Founded Products

for Every Kind of Dad

First published 6/17

Your dad was the first man there for you and shaped your whole life – now show him how much he means to you with these gift ideas for Father’s Day. We created a gift guide of amazing products from female-owned brands, perfect for the dad in your life who was your main man, but was also your first inspiration for how a man should respect and support the women in his life. We have gift ideas for every kind of father, from the wine connoisseur to the exercise fanatic, to the chocolate lover. Regardless of your pop’s hobbies and interests, we’ve got you covered.

Sideclick Remote

No matter what your dad likes to watch, from the Sunday night game to Game Of Thrones, Sideclick will be his new obsession. This universal remote attaches to the streaming device remote so that he can control the TV, sound bar, and streaming device all-in-one. This remote is a simple add-on and allows users to navigate their streaming shows faster and more easily, no longer needing to juggle multiple remotes. Available for Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and many other streaming devices, Sideclick Remotes was invented and is operated by husband/wife, Brett and Jenn Epstein, who cut the cord to save money on their cable bill and found a need for a simplistic remote that would allow their kids to watch TV quicker and easier.

Guise Etiquette Skincare

Even though he thinks he's invincible, Dad needs a skin routine just like the rest of us. Guise Etiquette is a three-step skincare line created for men by Ada Trinh, a celebrity makeup artist, and groomer. Ada’s clients include some of Dad's favorites, Kobe Bryant and Shaun Ross. The line launched at Ron Robinson | Fred Segal and is available for purchase at Guise Etiquette and Ron Robinson. Step 1:  A concentrated all-natural facial cleanser formulated with fresh Cucumber and Mint to remove deep-down dirt and oil.  Suited for sensitive skin, the cleanser’s inclusion of Aloe Vera and Chamomile leaves the face clean and fresh without an over-dried “leathery” look. Step 2: This antioxidant-rich and plant-based tonic contains Neroli Oil that combats razor burn, bumps and reduces the appearance of scars.  Colloidal Silver repairs damaged skin and inflammation. Step 3: A plant-based, oil-free moisturizer infused with Aloe Vera and Aspen Bark to keep skin smooth and hydrated throughout the day.  The lightweight formula is designed to penetrate and quickly absorb into a man’s thicker skin so it’s left soft to the touch without looking shiny or oily. 

Bad Tags

For the pet-loving dad, Bad Tags is the place for you. Bad Tags helps you create personalized tags for your new dog or cat, showing your pet’s name, your phone number and sharing their character with playful sayings! Bad Tags custom made pet tags are available in over 20 different colors with 100’s of quirky sayings! Made with premium aluminum metal core and special water coating, these tags will last and make a great first impression!  The Bad Tags company provides a percentage of sales to rescue organization and fundraisers, also donating tags to rescues and shelters. Check out all Tag Collections by categories like: girl, boy, customer favorites, breed specific, rescue & special needs, and mature tags. 

Erase Time Clock

If Pops is always running late then you might want to invest in this clock for him! Erase Time Clock is unlike any other. Each sale provides resources like education, transportation and income to artisans and their families who would otherwise be unemployed or underemployed. Several of the artisan partners are made up of empowering women, or give back to women through their fair trade programs. Use regular chalk to draw numbers and designs of your choosing, and reimagine it as many times as you’d like. Handmade by the skilled artisans of Tara Projects. TARA Projects stands for “Trade Alternative Reform Action.” Working in a 125-mile radius of Delhi, TARA is a fair trade program for community development and business. TARA is one of the pioneering Indian organizations in the field of fair wages, non-formal education programs for children and women, health and environmental awareness and further development for its member artisans.

Isabelle Grace Jewelry Hipster Dad Key Chain

With Isabelle Grace Jewelry Hipster Dad Key Chain, Your daddy will love how this unique mustache key chain is inscribed with “DAD,” “PAPA,” DADDY,” and more on the back! It is sure to be an instant conversation-starter.

Skin Authority, Men’s Collection Gift Set

Skin Authority, owned by Celeste Hilling, has the Men’s Collection Gift Set. The set includes Anti-Aging Shave Serum, Daily Wash, and Hydrating Sunscreen SPF 30. It also includes Reviving Eye Brighten to complete the routine. The set comes in a guy-themed box that can be given directly to dad without the need for wrapping.

Vosges Haut-Chocolat

Who doesn't love chocolate? Vosges Haut-Chocolat is run by Katrina Markoff, the chocolate brand features a variety of chocolates with dad in mind, including Chocolate Bacon Bar with fruitwood smoked uncured bacon, sweet butter toffee, Alderwood smoked salt and 45 percent cacao deep milk chocolate as well as Mo’s® Dark Chocolate Bacon Bar and the Smoke and Stout Caramel Bar

Strand Boards

Does your dad love to catch a wave? Strand Boards are 100 percent female owned. Founder Hansni Thadhani was looking for a way for her kids to enjoy fun water-play in the backyard without wasting too much water. She also wanted a quick and easy way for them to wash off after fun-filled beach days. Thadhani set her sights on capturing beach life by creating a high-quality, custom surfboard shower. Strand Boards also includes other surf, sun and sea-inspired décor, surfboards, furniture and chandeliers.  Their surfboard showers are a really fun way to wash off the sand or pool water. The showers marry style and function and just need a water hose or hot/cold water lines. They can be personalized as well as be made any color your heart desires!

Espin eBikes

Espin eBikes is the perfect gift for dads that love to get outside and still want a little speed in their life. Espin eBikes are pedal-assist ebikes, which means to engage the electric motor you still have to pedal. It's perfect for the father who needs that extra boost (think hills). Espin was co-founded by Yina Liu, who first co-founded Red Door Apparel, a Shanghai-based crowdsourcing T-shirt design company. As a third culture individual – having lived in Norway, China and the United States – Yina has taken advantage of her international background and education, where skills in intercultural communication and language ability launched her professional career in international marketing, with a focus on digital marketing. 

Flower Mound Soap Works

Flower Mound Soap Works (owned by the lovely Abby Leon) has created the “Ugly Soap” – truly made for the upcoming, messy, sweaty, pore-clogging summer. Is it ugly? Sure is. But does it work? Sure does. French green clay clears out the pores, then tea tree oil comes in to disinfect, oatmeal & aloe vera powder gently exfoliate & soothe while sea buckthorne oil nourishes your largest living organ…your skin…duh! 

Designer Cotton Candy Mango Tree

Let your dad be apart of the upward trend of fruit trees by giving him a Designer Cotton Candy Mango Tree this year. This is one gift that will have dad jumping head over heels. Cotton Candy + Mango = Happy Dad and childhood memories. This Mango definitely lives up to its name.

Armitron Watches

Armitron Watches, owned by E. Gluck Corporation, which is run by Barbara (Bobbie) Weichselbaum alongside her father, children, nieces, and nephews. For the Great Outdoorsman: Match his outdoor gear with the design of this stainless steel Armitron Adventure Solar-Powered Analog Watch ($95). It takes his outdoor plans and transforms them into a long adventure with its solar-powered design. On just one full charge from any type of light, this watch will work continuously for up to 4 months.

Aresti Winery

For the dad who loves wine, Aresti Winery is the ideal spot. Located in Curicó Valley in Chile, this 65-year-old winery is owned and operated by the two daughters of the company’s founder. Chile is well-known for its exceptional, yet affordable Cabernet Sauvignons. What better gift than a bottle of bold Cab for Dad to enjoy with his Father’s day meal? Aresti Special Release Cabernet Sauvignon 2015, $14.99

DeMorgenzon: owned by one of the richest woman in Africa (and a mega-philanthropist), Wendy Appelbaum, this beautiful property in Stellenbosch is unique for many reasons. The primary one being that the vines here are serenaded 24 hours a day with Baroque music. For the music-loving Dad, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of wine that has grown and matured under a melody. 

DeMorgenzon Reserve Chardonnay 2016, $34.99

DeMorgenzon Maestro Red 2015, $24.99

Glenelly: also a South African wine, this winery was founded by Bordeaux legend Madame May-Eliane de Lencquesaing in her pursuit to find the perfect place to make Bordeaux-style wines outside of France. For the Dads that love a good French bottle, a Glenelly wine is an unique and more affordable way to give him what he wants. 

Glenelly Grand Vin de Glenelly 2009, $27.99

Glenelly Lady May 2011, $54.99


Nuzzle is a subscription-free GPS smart collar for pets that offers real-time location tracking and activity monitoring 24/7, right from your smartphone (both iOS and Android). We all want the best for our furry friends and with new products like pet wearables, technology is making it easier than ever before to keep our pets healthy and happy. It’s perfect for the worried pet dad. Additionally, Megan Rice is the COO and Co-founder of Nuzzle.

CBD For Life Pure CBD Rub

CBD For Life Pure CBD Rub is the answer for all his aches and pains. This product melts away tension related to tender muscles to put Dad in the deepest state of Zen. Apply a small amount to any area that hurts and discover instant relief. Avoid contact with eyes and wash hands after applying. This brand was founded by a female, Beth Stavol, and the entire company is run by females. 

The Spice Lab

If your dad likes to play around in the kitchen, Spice Lab is a woman-owned and family-run business and has some great gift ideas for Dad – Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses and the Smoked Salt or Chili Head Gourmet Sea Salt Collection. 

Aly Walansky

Aly Walansky is a freelance lifestyles writer based in New York City, who contributes regularly to iVillage, SheKnows.com, xoJane, Huffington Post, and The Fashion Spot as well as many other print and web outlets.

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