Need some ideas for the special men in your life for Father’s Day? Here are some things on our husbands’ wish lists!
//ONE// If your husband is anything like mine, he really loves wearing mesh-vented, button-down fishing shirts…maybe a little too often! The Harbor Shirt by Vineyard Vines fits the bill but adds a little style to the usually drab (in my opinion!) performance shirt! With its moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric and vented, mesh-lined back, your favorite dad will look great while playing hard, onshore or off.
//TWO// For the bookworm in your life, The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown will be a real treat. Although it reads like a novel, this is the true story of an eight-man rowing team overcoming every obstacle the Depression-era Olympic road placed in front of them to eventually capture gold in the 1936 Berlin Olympics. This is a story about finding hope, and it is a page-turner for any sports fan!
//THREE// Well built and beautifully rugged, Filson duffle bags make a perfect gift for any guy. I bought one for my husband several years ago, and it has gone with us on every weekend trip since. It comes with a lifetime warranty, but I doubt you’ll need it — they are seemingly indestructible! And why not buy something for him that you can use too!
//FOUR// If your favorite dad is in need of some new kicks and you’d really like to get him out of the frat boy gray New Balance rut he has been in since the late 90s, these Onitsuka Tiger Asics for J. Crew just may be the answer. They are a little sleeker and more modern but still hold on to that gray monochrome, retro vibe. Tell him all the cool dads are doing it!
//FIVE// For the man who has everything, consider the gift of pampered luxury. The Boardroom Salon for Men offers classic straight razor shaves, complete with steamed towels and a light facial massage. The clubby atmosphere ensures that he will feel totally at ease.
//SIX// We are really loving all of Tom Ford’s Private Blend fragrances right now. This collection comes with six mini decanters of his best sellers, including my personal favorite Neroli Portofino (I wear it myself!) and the ever popular Tobacco Vanilla, as well as Noir de Noir, Oud Wood, Jasmin Rouge, and Tuscan Leather. There may be no real bits of panther in these scents, but he will smell foxy nonetheless!
//SEVEN// Django and Jimmie is Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard’s latest collaboration. There’s really not much else to say, now is there??! For any real Texan and for all music lovers, this CD is a must-have. It will make a perfect Father’s Day surprise!
//EIGHT// The Yeti Rambler Tumbler is one of the rare products that really does live up to its hype! I’ve heard tales of coffee staying hot all the way out to the rigs on an offshore trip and stories of sweet tea with ice intact after a day of shopping. I have gifted multiple family members with the Rambler, and each and every one of them has given it the highest of praises. My husband told me this is the only gift he wants for Father’s Day. At such a wonderful price point, it really makes shopping for dads a breeze! Bering’s has a great selection in the lawn and garden department.
//NINE// What says “I love you” more than a custom, hand-crafted, made-in-Texas longbow? Sarrels Archery has you covered if hunting is his thing. This Austin area family has been crafting bows for almost three decades. Their motto is “life’s too short to shoot with an ugly bow!” These artisans handcraft each and every bow from start to finish, even hand painting the serial number with a calligraphy pen!
//TEN// Perhaps your dad is a hunter but prefers shooting birds. This King Ranch Saddle Shop shooting bag is constructed with a large center pocket for holding game and two smaller pockets for shells and supplies. As with everything King Ranch, the quality is superb, and the comfortable design makes it a must-have for any great bird hunter!
//ELEVEN// A true Southern gentleman loves his bourbon, no doubt, but sweltering summers in Texas call for a slightly more refreshing cocktail. The Moscow Mule has become ubiquitous in recent years and for good reason. The vodka of course gives it a great kick, but the lime juice and ginger beer combo hit all the right flavor hot spots! And of course no Mule is complete without a copper mug. This set can be personalized, and he will be the envy of all his friends!
//TWELVE// MORE YETI! The Yeti Hopper is the soft-sided version of every man’s favorite cooler. The beauty is that you get the same icy quality Yeti is known for but in a more easily transported, lightweight frame. This bag cooler is great for outdoor concerts or festivals or your upcoming tubing trip on the Guadalupe!
//THIRTEEN// Featuring a built-in touch display, this newest version of the GoPro, the Hero4, takes every guy’s favorite toy up an extra notch. This compact HD-quality video camera is waterproof, lightweight, and can be mounted on everything from Jeeps and bikes to sports helmets and surfboards. Perfect for the adventurer dad in your family!
//FOURTEEN// To add a little fun (and Texas pride) to your favorite dad’s wardrobe, look no further than Paris Texas Apparel. Their whimsical ties feature all things Texas, from redfish and armadillos to “Come and Take It” cannons and oil derricks. The small-scale of the kitchy patterns ensures that anyone wearing these ties will look cool and on-trend. And supporting a great Texas company is always a bonus!
We hope you and your daddies have the most wonderful Father’s Day! And we hope this gift guide gives you some ideas for making the dads in your lives feel extra special next weekend!