Embracing Artisan Boutiques: A Modern Man's Guide to Shopping at Period Six Studio

Embracing Artisan Boutiques: A Modern Man's Guide to Shopping at Period Six Studio

Embracing Artisan Boutiques: A Modern Man's Guide to Shopping at Period Six Studio

:: Many of the hot takes around here are penned by Period Six's owner, Kiley, but for Father's Day, she's tapping out and handing it over to Toby, her husband (no stranger to our local customers). Enjoy! ::

When Kiley decided to open her boutique, I was all in. After years in the art and boutique world, she had countless ideas on how things could be better. Her creativity had been stifled at previous jobs, so I was thrilled to support her new venture. Little did I know just how much help she’d need—or how much I’d enjoy being involved!

Discovering the charm of artisan boutiques was a pleasant surprise for me. Initially, I didn't see myself shopping at Period Six, but I quickly realized my mistake. Kiley, with her impeccable taste and great sense of humor, curated a collection that even I couldn’t resist. Soon, Period Six became my store too (as a customer and a helper, of course—Kiley’s the creative genius here).

Unfortunately, many men don't realize what they're missing. Too often, I see guys trailing behind their partners into the store, only to dart out to the fly shop or coffee place next door. Big mistake, fellas! Embrace the colors and creativity.

With Father’s Day around the corner, the hunt for that perfect (last-minute) gift is on. This year, instead of the usual tie or gadget, why not opt for something unique and meaningful? Artisan boutiques like Period Six Studio offer a treasure trove of handcrafted goods that can make any dad feel special. Here’s why every man should explore these boutiques and some tips to find the ideal Father’s Day gift.

Why Shop at an Artisan Boutique?

  1. Unique and Personal Touch: Unlike mass-produced items, boutique products are often one-of-a-kind or made in small batches. This adds a personal touch to your gift, showing you’ve put thought into your choice.

  2. Quality Craftsmanship: Artisans invest time, skill, and care into their work, resulting in high-quality products. Whether it’s a hand-carved wooden piece or a meticulously crafted piece of jewelry, these items are made with pride.

  3. Supporting Local Artists: Shopping at Period Six Studio supports local and independent artists, helping sustain their craft. It’s a great way to give back to the community.

  4. Sustainable Choices: Many artisan products are made using sustainable methods and materials, making them eco-friendly. By choosing these items, you’re making a positive impact on the environment.

Tips for Shopping at Period Six Studio

  • Know Your Dad’s Interests: Think about your dad’s hobbies. Is he into cooking, gardening, or fine art? Period Six Studio offers a variety of items that cater to different tastes, from handmade kitchenware to unique garden decor.
  • Ask for Recommendations: The staff at Period Six Studio know their inventory well and can offer valuable recommendations. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice if you’re unsure.
  • Consider Customization: Many artisans offer customization options. A personalized item, like engraved jewelry or a custom-made leather wallet, can make your gift even more special.
  • Explore Beyond the Obvious: While it’s easy to gravitate towards familiar items, take the time to explore the boutique fully. You might discover something unexpected that’s perfect for your dad.

    Gift Ideas from Period Six Studio

    Period Six has something for everyone, including fantastic finds for men. Here are a few ideas:

    1. Handcrafted Jewelry: For the dad who appreciates fine details, consider a handcrafted piece. Whether it’s a rugged leather bracelet or a sleek silver ring, it’s a stylish and personal gift.
    2. Artisanal Home Goods: From hand-thrown pottery mugs to beautifully crafted wooden bowls, these items add artistry to everyday life.
    3. Unique Artwork: A piece of original art can be a striking addition to your dad’s office or favorite space. Look for paintings, prints, or sculptures that reflect his taste.
    4. Eco-Friendly Products: For the environmentally conscious dad, consider gifts made from recycled or sustainable materials. These range from reusable Swedish dishcloths to upcycled metal art.
    5. Beard Care Products: For the bearded dad, Period Six carries great brands like Broken Top Brands' beard oils and The Immaculate Beard's comb. These high-quality products keep his beard looking its best.
    6. Quirky Gifts: Items like the banana flask, hand-painted beginner boomerangs, and wood & felt slingshot are fun and unique—perfect for dads with a good sense of humor.
    7. Handmade Furniture and Decor: Check out lamps with hand-painted silk shades and gorgeous handmade wood tables by local artisans. These pieces add elegance and craftsmanship to any home.
    8. Gift Cards: If you’re still unsure, a gift card to Period Six Studio lets your dad choose something he truly loves.


      Shopping at an artisan boutique like Period Six Studio not only provides you with unique and high-quality gifts but also supports local artists and sustainable practices. This Father’s Day, step away from the ordinary and explore the handcrafted treasures that await you. Your dad deserves the best, and Period Six Studio is the perfect place to find it.


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      Hello, Six-ies! I'm owner, buyer and wear-er of most of that hats at Period Six. My fun super power, I can usually guess what Podcast code to use to get a discount on, well, most everything.

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