Father’s Day Gift Ideas
June 14, 2017
â€œDad: A sonâ€™s first hero and a daughterâ€™s first love.â€ â€“ Anonymous
Fatherâ€™s Day Gifts as Unique as the Dad in Your Life
Heâ€™s the man who loved you, supported your dreams, and maybe even taught you to drive. Dads donâ€™t ask for much, of course, but you do want to get the father figure in your life a little something to show him you care. Because no two dads are alike (hello — remember â€œMy Two Dadsâ€?), a great gift for him is one uniquely tailored to the things he enjoys doing most.Â And, letâ€™s be honest: Itâ€™s probably not the part about teaching you to drive.
For the Fisherman Father
Many of our dads love nothing more than a quiet weekend on one of Texasâ€™s beautiful lakes. At ColumbiaPFG, find all the gear that can help keep him cool, dry, and protected from the Texas sun. The Menâ€™s Cast Away Shirt from Columbia, part of Columbiaâ€™s Performance Fishing Gear line, is made of Omni-Freeze ZEROâ„¢ Interlock polyester, which cools you down while it wicks away sweat. Perforated underarm venting adds breathability while UPF 50 protection helps keep your dad safe under the sun. Add this PFG Skiff Guide Thermal Pack to keep his drinks cool.Â Itâ€™s zipperless (because zippers can rust and get stuck) for easy access to what he needs, while ThermaCoolâ„¢ high performance insulation with an integrated radiant heat barrier keeps ice for over two daysÂ â€“ just perfect for that weekend fishing trip!
For the Great Grillmaster
Your dad is king of the grill.Â Steaks, burgers, chicken, shish kabobs â€“ this man does it all. At Williams-Sonoma, find gifts for the grilling dad that even he hasnâ€™t seen before! Has he always wanted to have a smoker, in addition to his grill, but canâ€™t find the room? This Smoker Box actually turns his beloved grill into a smoker. Sized to fit inside a grill, the large, lidded box houses a solid tray for aromatic wood chips or fragrant herbs, with a perforated tray stacked on top to circulate heat and smoke. Yum! Or perhaps your gourmet dad would enjoy a Himalayan Salt Plate and cookbook.Â He can use the salt plate on the grill (or even on the stovetop, in the oven, or as a chilled serving platter) to instantly add flavor to his favorite dishes. In the cookbook, find recipes for using the plate to make salt-grilled pizza margherita, coconut-curry shrimp skewers, and even salted chocolate chip cookies.
For the Dapper Dad
Is your dad the kind of man who enjoys being polished and pulled together? Itâ€™s said that you can tell a lot about a man by his shoes, so show dad you notice all his extra effort with some beautiful shoes from the new Allen Edmonds store at Southlake Town Square. Whether itâ€™s a pair of blue suede shoes (Elvis doesnâ€™t have a lock on these â€“ theyâ€™re great for all guys!) or a pair of intricately woven Leiden Weave Wingtip Bluchers, these are wardrobe pieces that will help dad stand out from the ground up. To keep him looking sharp, this Allen Edmonds Shoe Shine Kit has everything he needs to protect his shoes (maybe you could also offer to help?).
For the Superhero Dad
Is your father your hero?Â Is he into superheroes? For a dad thatâ€™s still a kid at heart, give him a gift that reminds him that his children still think heâ€™s out-of-this-world amazing. From the makers of Hallmark, visit HMK for this â€œEvery Family Needs a Heroâ€ picture frame that will look fantastic with a picture of dad and his kids in it â€“ maybe with everyone dressed up in their favorite superhero gear! Consider something fun to go with it, like this superhero magnet bottle opener, which is part fridge magnet and part bottle opener, and allows him to open a cold one without using superhero strength.
For the Foodie Father
They say the way to a manâ€™s heart is straight through his stomach.Â If your dad is a culinary aficionado (or, hey â€“ maybe the man just likes to eat), pop by Trader Joeâ€™s to make him a gift of all his favorite foods. A dad who appreciates unique flavors and authentic snacks to spice up his day would enjoy a basket of goodies from everyoneâ€™s favorite grocery store. Our recommendation for a perfect Fatherâ€™s Day foodie fest would be a craft beer, such as Josephsbrau Summer Radler and Hefeweizen; some manly snack foods, like the Sweet Sriracha Uncured Bacon Jerky, EPIC Bison Bar, or even some Cowboy Caviar Salsa with corn, black beans and peppers; and some marinades or marinated meats. All together now: YUM.
On Fatherâ€™s Day, donâ€™t forget dear old dad.Â (He certainly hasnâ€™t forgotten those driving lessons yet.)