17 Great Gifts for Dads Everywhere

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on June 10, 2020 in Gift Guides, Lifestyle,
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How to find that perfect something for the dad who deserves it all? Check out our gift guide for the best ideas that celebrate your special man and are guaranteed to please even the guys who say they’ve got everything they want.

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Off-Road Vehicle Chiminea Fireplace Grills from Metal Art of Wisconsin

From a family-owned business, comes a new line of off road vehicle chiminea fireplace grills perfect for dads entertaining their family and friends this summer! No tools are required for quick and easy assembly; each chiminea features a removable hood and roof for excellent access to the fire pit. From $375

Swaggr Socks

If he likes a good workout, Swaggr socks are stretchy, extremely comfortable and moisture resistant. Their coolest feature is that they are made from 91% recycled plastic bottles, with a vision to conserve and create a cleaner ocean. Three plastic bottles are used to make each pair of socks. He won’t want to wear any other brand. From $8

BloqUV Men’s Mock Zip Top

Whether he’s sporty or just loves a great, comfy shirt, the BloqUV men’s long sleeve performance SPF pullover shirt offers 50+ UPF sun protection from the neck to the hands. This stylish top is perfect for running, golfing, fishing or even looking athletic while surfing the web! We love the built-in sun protection as men typically aren’t fans of putting on their sunscreen. Order him the Caribbean or tangerine for some flair! $88

Coalatree Trailhead Shorts

The outdoorsy dad will love these breathable, four-way stretch shorts for grueling hikes, climbs and biking trails and for lazy time in the shade. For extra versatility, they pack down into the front right pocket for easy travel or a small pillow. $69

Kingsted Face Masks

As face masks are strongly encouraged in public throughout Texas while we’re all trying to prevent the spread of COVID-19, these masks—in a variety of colors—make for a thoughtful and practical gift for Dad. Kingsted, a t-shirt company based in Austin, has temporarily shifted its focus to provide protective face masks to the people of Texas below market value to help ensure masks are accessible. For every mask sold, the company donates a mask to members of the community most in need. (Note: the masks are not for medical use and are not FDA-approved.) $25 for 5-pack

2015 Napa Valley Quilt Reserve

Is dad an oenophile?  Then surprise him with a bottle of 2015 Napa Valley Quilt Reserve and fill his glass with abundant notes of dark berry fruits like blackberry and boysenberry. To kick it up a notch, offer to make him a fantastic dinner that pairs well with this beauty. $100

Polo Deep Blue Cologne

Is he a guy that loves a great scent? Polo Deep Blue by Ralph Lauren Fragrance, with its lush island scents and refreshing ocean mist on the skin, is a powerful fragrance that lasts all day. We love the blue glass bottle with silver accents that embody the energy and intensity of the deep blue sea, a representation of him. From $85

Newby Teas

Who doesn’t like a good cuppa—especially when it’s the authentic English variety? New to Texas (but already available in Nieman’s), Newby Teas began 20 years ago in London. Their newest collection, the Matthew Williamson Collaboration, is perfect if you’re looking for something for Dad as striking as it is delicious. He’ll love the Maharaja’s Breakfast blend! From $25

Chateau Montelena Wine, Tastings & Virtual Tours

As one of the most historic wineries in Napa (also featured in the popular movie, Bottle Shock), Chateau Montelena offers great-tasting wine for your hard-working dad, perfect for the dinner table. The winery’s green system allows for the entire Chateau Montelena Estate to be powered by the sun. Montelena is offering virtual tastings and tours, including one-on-one tastings with a member of the hospitality staff, if you’d like to set that up for him to go along with this great bottle of vino. As their winemaker says, “It’s alive!” From $35

3D Multilayered World Map

Does he miss traveling abroad? Then gift your dad this unique décor made by Enjoy The Wood. Mark the cities you’ve visited together with this easy installation in under an hour. This wooden map is already gift wrapped, and will make a thoughtful, personalized gift. $97

The HERO Grill 

Make life easier for Dad when he’s grilling it up for the fam! This environmentally friendly portable grill is the world’s first dishwasher safe grill (Hallelujah!) and weights only 9 pounds. He gets to say goodbye to messy bags of charcoal and lighter fluid, as HERO Grill uses a self-contained, all natural charcoal pod. This portable grill makes his next outdoor meal healthy, clean, and tasty! He can use it in the backyard, on a camping or fishing trip, or even in the apocalypse! $59.95

Brooks Levitate 3 Running Shoes

We are big fans of Brooks running shoes—they are consistently a fan favorite and can also be great for hiking, cross training and everyday use. And they continue to improve upon the Levitate model, year after year. This black shoe with grey/silver accents has enough style and character for the guy who likes to make an impression but is toned down for those who don’t. Run, Dad, run! $109.95

Eastern Standard Provisions Pretzel Bites


What dad wouldn’t want a soft, warm, salty pretzel bite with a cold beer? The sizes and types vary (wheelhouse, topknot, turnbuckle, slidepiece, bites) and they come with many different salts and toppings (truffle salt, pink sea salt, etc.). It’s as easy as popping them in your oven for 3-6 minutes and enjoying. These are what Dad’s carb dreams are made of! From $15.99

“Why We Love Star Wars: The Great Moments That Built A Galaxy Far, Far Away” by Ken Napzok

All of us who are deeply influenced by the epic saga of Star Wars have our favorite moments that have stuck with us. Gift this to the Star Wars lover and let him revel in nostalgia. He’ll rediscover each of the moments that inspired him and can share them with the next generation of fans! $12.59

“Movie Quotes for All Occasions: Toasts and Tributes for Weddings, Graduations, Birthdays and all of Life’s Special Moments” by James Scheibli

If he’s a movie buff, he loves quoting movies, to you and anyone who will listen! Now, this fun coffee table or bathroom book that will help him brush up on his Hollywood skills. And, if he’s got a toast in his future, bonus! $12.85

MagnaReady Camp Shirt

This short-sleeved camp shirt is the perfect gift for your well-dressed dad, especially if he is a fisherman or camper. The shirts have magnets hidden behind the buttons so the shirts literally button themselves, which is super helpful if he’s got a fishing pole in one hand or a campfire log in the other! Just line up the front of the shirt and click click… and no one can tell there’s no actual buttons! We also love this for older dads who might need a little easier time. $59.99-$64.95

Eggtronic Wireless Charging Stones

The Eggtronic Wireless Charging Stone would make a great gift for your loving dad (really anybody with a compatible device!) This powerful, elegant stone is made of real marble and will charge Dad’s smartphone, or compatible device, at lighting speed without all the cables. Try the white or black marble chargers for a modern, chic look. $69.99

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