Valentine’s Gifts for All the Big Dogs in Your Life

by The Texas Lifestyle Magazine team on January 28, 2021 in Gift Guide, Lifestyle,
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Whoever he is, he deserves to be treated to the best of the best this Valentine’s Day. Here’s a great selection of gifts for every one of those big dogs in your life.

HOME & AWAY

Chevy Bolt EV

It’s our big ticket item! Impress your man with a bright red car this Valentine’s Day! The 2021 Chevy Bolt EV has an impressive range of 259 miles, eye-catching style, spacious interior and surprisingly strong acceleration, making it fun to drive on any road. Simple, convenient charging (at home or at rapid charging locations) and sleek style make this electric Bolt the envy of the hood. From $36,500

Collective Hill Country Retreat

Treat him to an outdoor vacation  like none other at Collective Hill Country, the luxury glamping retreat in the heart of Texas Hill Country (near Wimberley). In the middle of nowhere, they offer 12 beautiful glamping tents for overnight adventure. Nestled deep in the trees and with a Hill Country view, you have your privacy and relaxation. There’s a luxe vibe that will be the perfect blend for his outdoor nature and your comfort. The new Collective Wellness program offers outdoor healing sessions including yoga and pilates, live sound bowl restorative healing, and other classes for the body and mind. And, right now, instead of WFH, go Work From Tent for the best of all worlds. We love their tagline: Socially distanced by nature. Tents from $379/night

The Formr Home Lap Desk

Formr focuses on two very important causes that are in dire need of support: recidivism and construction waste. When you buy a desk, a shelf, or—our fave, the laptop desk that you can use on your couch or bed—you’re supporting recycled material while also helping formerly incarcerated individuals get a second chance at a career. Support a great cause and help him WFH. From $99

PLAY

Sassy Woof

This Valentine’s Day, don’t forget about man’s best friend! Bring sweetness, love and light-heartnesses to the one that provides you with unconditional affection, your dog! Choose from an adorable Valentine’s-inspired Sassy Woof harness, leash and matching waste bag (like pink and purple hearts or yellow bumblebees) that come in sizes extra small to large. From $12.99

OnTop Ball Toss

OnTop Ball Toss is the newest yard game, great for all ages, making it a perfect pandemic gift. OnTop Ball Toss is a tower with 20 ways to play, so he/they won’t get bored in the backyard. Outdoor fun is #1 these days. Your #1 guy will love it. $99.95

The Book of Dares: 100 Ways for Boys to Be Kind, Bold and Brave

A great gift for your son on Valentine’s Day, this collection of 100 original dares will help young men expand their worldview and generally develop a healthier idea of boyhood and masculinity. The book is a call to action and an excellent resource. $14.99

What Do You Meme? Game

Have a blast with your funny valentine playing the What Do You Meme? game. This adult party game has players competing to create the funniest memes. It includes 360 caption cards and 75 photo cards, along with an easel and rules, and is great for parties and family get-togethers. Get your teens involved, too, as we WFH and play at home. $29.99

SNACKS & SIPS

Vinada Sparkling Gold

If you want to celebrate with him but he’s alcohol-free, we like this bubbly as an alternative to booze. VINADA white sparkling is 0% alcohol, yet festive and tasty. This sparkling is pleasantly full of taste and lots of bubbles. From $7.50

Messina Hof Wine

Messina Hof, a pioneer in Texas wine, is creating augmented reality wine labels featured on three of their latest wines, Abounding (dry red blend), Vitality (dry white), and Emblaze (sweet red). Each wine brings a one-of-a-kind AR experience, sure to impress your valentine.We like the idea of a sweet red for him. $25/bottle

Kevin’s Natural Foods

Co-founded by Kevin McCray who battled an auto-immune disorder for years, these healthy prepared meals are just what your valentine needs to make his 2021 easier and healthier. Kevin was convinced that making it easy to cook delicious food is the key to truly helping people eat clean long-term. Offering paleo and keto-certified sauces, seasoning blends and sous-vide entrées, Kevin’s delivered to his door will be the gift that keeps on giving. Try a protein by itself like the Korean BBQ Chicken or a full meal, all packed with flavor. Each entree serves 2 people. From $10/per; $20/variety trio

Brewer’s Crackers

If he likes beer and crackers, this snack will blow his mind! Brewer’s Crackers are “upcycled,” which means they are reducing food waste in the craft brewing industry. Brewer’s recycle nutrient rich grains into their crackers and combine them with wheat flour– providing customers with a healthy, sustainable, and delicious cracker to dip. Or to have with a beer. $5.99-$6.99/5oz package

LOOKING GOOD

Castaway Nantucket Clothing

Castaway Nantucket apparel features hundreds of men’s (and ladies) fashion staples and accessories to complete a refined look for any outing or activity. Have your man looking good in selections such as the Men’s Buttondown Blue Oxford with Royal Stewart Tartan trim, featuring the perfect pop of red for Valentine’s Day! $89.99

FlexIt App

If your guy wants to get back in the gym, but doesn’t want to go during a pandemic, the FlexIt app is the perfect solution. With it, he can complete specialized workouts from home. Trainers develop a personalized plan for him and it just doesn’t get more convenient. They make it “Snoopy simple” to pick a type of workout, then choose a trainer, then book the scheduled 30-minute workout. The 1:1 approach might be just what he needs right now. From $35/session


Cover photo Photo Jamie Street on Unsplash

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