Dads -- they're the hardest people to buy for. This year, don't fall back on the typical tie or sleeve of golf balls. If you're stuck in a gift rut, check out the creative offerings from small businesses on Etsy, an online marketplace for handmade and vintage goods. Whether you're buying for a new dad or an old-school father, our guide of unique and quick-to-ship items has you covered.

Check out our top picks below for some swift, small business-friendly shopping.

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  • Men's Apron - Love Elaine

    Outfit your grill master or give your dad some encouragement to cook with this <a href="" target="_hplink">customizable apron</a>, $35.00

  • Mustache Baby Burp Cloth - BAM craftymommas

    Don't force a new dad to tote around duck and bunny-printed accesories. The <a href="" target="_hplink">burp cloth</a> is also available with a matching bib, $6.00

  • Shaving Soap Kit - Olimax Soap

    Treat your dapper dad to an old-fashioned smooth face with this <a href="" target="_hplink">soap and shaving brush kit</a>, $28.00

  • Personalized Money Clip - My Jewelry Story

    Keep dad organized with this personalized, hand-stamped <a href="" target="_hplink">aluminum money clip</a>, $14.90

  • Personalized IPhone Case - To Gild The Lily

    Give dad a daily reminder of his greatest gift with this personalized <a href="" target="_hplink">photo phone cover</a> for the IPhone 4/4s and Samsung Galaxy i9100, $18.99

  • Green Wine Bottle Tiki Torches - Great Bottles Of Fire

    Let dad entertain in style with this set of <a href="" target="_hplink">6 wine bottle tiki torches</a> that comes with all necessary hardware for easy installation, $110.00

  • Spice Sampler - Dell Cove Spice Company

    Let your dad's cooking imagination run wild with this <a href="" target="_hplink">personalized sampler</a> set of 16 unique barbecue and popcorn seasonings, $39.95

  • Faux Antler Rack - Juxtaposition

    This <a href="" target="_hplink">faux antler rack</a> is perfect for the avid outdoorsmen, and your mom will approve of its white, modern spin, $62.00