A message of good health and long life has been recorded as the earliest Father's Day gift. It was crafted of clay by a young boy, Elmescu, and it was found in the ruins of Babylon. Since then gifts have greatly diversified in nature and artistry. We proudly exhibit Gifts for Dad that are masterfully crafted by hand by today's artisans from around the world.
As Elmescu did back then, we wish fathers good health and remind them to take time off from their busy schedule. The Maya knew well that rest and relaxation can never be overrated and designed comfortable hammocks
that kept them cool as they slept under the stars.
Throughout the ages one of Dad's assigned roles seems to have been the teaching of sports and games. Chess
and backgammon sets carved of wood or marble inlaid with gemstones are a thoughtful gift for dad to teach the next generation – their grandkids! Indeed a wonderful way to preserve the family tradition.
In their personal stories Novica artisans tell of the time they learnt their art from their fathers, who in turn learnt from their own fathers. Today they share their works as original gifts for dads and grandads. Their contributions to Novica's Gifts for Dad Gallery include paintings and sculptures; ceramic tequila sets and glass decanters; apparel and handmade jewelry for men
. No doubt fathers everywhere will appreciate the heartfelt value inherent in every gift.