15 Dad-Approved Gifts for Father’s Day
How to find the perfect gift for the dad who has it all? Check out our gift guide for the best ideas that celebrate your special man and are guaranteed to please even the most finicky of fathers.
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June is National Camping Month! But, after a few days away, the bottom of the tent or the floor of the RV starts to collect a medley of nature from dirt and dust to small pebbles, leaves and dog hair. By the end of the camping trip, it’s a mess. This season, a CGear mat outside can make all the difference by creating a self-cleaning surface for storing gear, taking off and putting on shoes, for pets to lay on, or he can throw it down next to the campfire for seating. From $49.99
Searching for the perfect travel bag isn’t the easiest thing to do these days. Luckily, Mission Workshop has some he will love. We recommend the Radian; it has a clean minimalist silhouette that blends perfectly with the city landscape. $585
Whether he enjoys an outdoor jog, long hike, fishing or golfing, with skin cancer on the rise, it’s more important than ever for him to protect himself from the sun. He’ll keep 99.8% of the sun’s UV rays away with a sun hat from Alchemilabs. They offer many styles, from baseball hats to fishing hats. From $32
Perfect for the golf-loving dad, this uber-comfortable polo is made with IBKÜL’s patented ICEFIL fabric. Great for summer in Texas, it dries quickly, wicks away moisture, lowers body temperature and protects against UV rays with UPF 50+ coverage. T-shirts and long-sleeved pullovers also available. From $66
Help dad level up his game with aromatic planks, wraps, full-bodied smoke and more from Wildwood Grilling. A commitment to the environment sets these USA-made gifts apart as the planks are cut from pieces of lumber too short to be used in the construction industry. Choose from cedar, alder, hickory, maple, red oak or cherry. From $10.99
This is a super unique gift for his outdoor patio. The innovative, coiled beeswax candle used to be known as a “courting candle.” The Grommet has done away with the outdated ritual, but kept the beautiful design. The cotton wick burns 20 minutes for every inch pulled through the clip. You set the time, and then it’ll actually go out by itself. Great to keep the bugs away! $27.95
Solo NY has created some of the most innovative travel bags. Does he travel a lot, overnighting for a few days at a time? Then the Rolling Overnight Case is the minimalists’ travel necessity. He can pack an overnight bag, with a laptop bag, on wheels! From $130
Austin-based HELM creates boots that are versatile, timeless and functional, whether dad is in the workshop, boardroom or simply headed out to celebrate with the fam! Bradley (shown) $285
A fun, super simple gift for dad and the kids that also delivers fresh, home-grown herbs and salads to the dinner table. Seedsheet Container Gardens come with pre-selected plant varieties and clear instructions enabling even non-gardeners to grow a bounty of food on patios, terraces and balconies. They’ll even send daily texts of useful tips, reminders and recipes. $14.99-$49.99
Make dad King of the Grill! Family-owned and operated from the Sierra Nevada Foothills in Central California’s Gold Country, Miners Mix handcrafts gourmet BBQ seasonings, rubs, mixes and more. Every unique spice blend is 100% natural, low in salt and contains no artificial flavor enhancers. From $4.99
From Austin dad and chef Eric Silverstein, “The Peached Tortilla: Modern Asian Comfort Food from Tokyo to Texas” is packed with 100 mouth-watering recipes, color photos, an Asian noodle glossary and useful culinary tips. What’s for dinner, Dad? $27.95
A true Texas gem, Big Bend National Park celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Help dad celebrate this icon with a poster from photographer and graphic artist Rob Decker. For the past 50 years, Decker has been exploring and photographing the places that have inspired Americans for generations. Now, he’s on a journey to create images of all 61 national parks. $35
In The Sand Golf uses real aerial photos from the golf course to customize merchandise for the golfer in your life. Choose from mugs, coasters and home accessories for the man cave he’s been waiting for. From $9.99
Snoring not only affects the snorer (interruptions of breathing, breaks in sleep, strain on the heart, dry mouth etc.) but for anyone who deals with a snoring partner, they know how much it affects their sleep quality overall as well. Gently suggest he try a new solution with these strips. Could better your relationship! $19.97
He might not want all her candles smelling up the house, but he wouldn’t mind the rich, earthy smell of leather. Now, the 76008 Candle Co., family-run and operated out of Aledo, Texas, combines smells like the inside of a saddle shop with hints of amber and suede. From $18
For those dad-bod conscious dads, try Frankly Organic Vodka, Austin’s first organic vodka crafted with USDA-certified organic, non-GMO, gluten free ingredients. Each of the five unique flavors lists all ingredients on the label to ensure customers are aware of what they are drinking. Available throughout Texas. $19.99
Give good over goods: There’s a new way to honor dad this year. InLieu, an app that is all about charitable donations, makes it easy and more sustainable than ever. After downloading, you’re just a few clicks away from being able to say you “sent your gift” to the father figure in your life. Free app.
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