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June 9th, 2020

Gifts For The Texas Dad

Our guide to a Father's Day he'll remember.

1. The Texas pocket square // For the dapper dad, Feliz Modern’s otomi-inspired “Texas Forever” pocket square is a vibrant statement for any suit. Featuring bluebonnets and other Lone Star insignia, the 100% silk accessory arrives in a gorgeous gift box.

2. The waterproof speaker // He loves country crooners and the great outdoors. Give him the gift of music on-the-go with the Turtlebox speaker, available from Bering’s. Turn it up - it’s waterproof and impact-resistant with distortion-free HiFi sound and long-lasting battery life. 

3. The wine chiller // Bottles stay cold all day, thanks to state-of-the-art stainless steel double-walled vacuum insulation that Dad will geek out over. Keeping beverages hot or cold, Texas-based Vinglacé offers tumblers, wine glasses and more, with monogramming available. Say cheers! 

4. The sotol // Made by hand in Driftwood from wild-harvested Texas plants, Desert Door comes in a bottle that elevates the bar cart. The premium spirit has a sweet, citrusy and herbal flavor reminiscent of a desert gin crossed with a smooth sipping tequila.

5. The San Miguel dog bed // For man’s best (stylish) friend. Texas-based Annie Digs uses authentic Guatemalan fabrics for the wanderlust soul. Choose from two sizes in styles designed to complement high-design homes — other 100% organic cotton patterns include Tulum, Oaxaca and Cabo.

6. The Zilker sneaker // The uber-comfortable sneaker named after the Austin park has a breathable, sustainable design and sweat-wicking technology to take him from hiking to happy hour. No socks required — SUAVS’ removable insole goes in the washer. Men’s and women’s styles available.

7. The YETI // The ultimate road trip companion, the new YETI Roadie® 24 Hard Cooler, available from Sunset & Co, is ready to go wherever Dad's adventures take him. It’s lighter and boasts more insulation than its predecessor, plus fits bottles of wine upright.

8. The “El Jefe” basket // Show him he’s boss with Paris Texas Apparel Co’s gift basket, loaded with margarita mix, t-shirt of your choice (Hecho en Texas, Mama Tried and more), El Jefe hat, El Jefe tumbler and cocktail ice tray.

9. The campfire cocktail in a can // Introducing Lone River Ranch Water from a SMU grad who was inspired by her West Texas roots. A spin on hard seltzer, each 80-calorie can is gluten-free and made with organic agave and natural lime juice. 

10. The Firedisc portable cooker // For the gourmand dad, the portable propane cooker from Bering’s handles soups, stews, steaks, skewers and the rest of his signature recipes. Ideal for deep frying, it’s adjustable, stands on all types of terrain and folds up to throw in the car. 

11. The “Hoppy Father’s Day” card // For the pops who loves hops, mail him a brewsky-inspired sentiment from Anvil Cards. Or, choose original artist-drawn sentiments on super-thick paper that celebrate Game of Thrones, Topo Chico, breakfast tacos, Dairy Queen, the Houston Rockets and more. 

12. The dad jokes book // Give him a piece of Austin by way of El Arroyo's Big Book of Signs. The family behind the Tex-Mex institution has released a third volume compilation of their daily marquee witticisms that often go viral.

13. The Nola-inspired sunglasses // Approved by celebs like Beyonce, Gigi Hadid and Meghan Markle, New Orleans-based luxury brand KREWE has covetable styles for men and women. Shop sunglasses, eyewear and blue light glasses that speak to the soul of New Orleans.

14. The succulent kit // Show Dad you're stuck on him by shipping him a succulent-planting gift box and inviting him to join you at the Tidbits Virtual Planting Workshop (the kit includes a mini bottle of Desert Door). He can take the hands-on Zoom class with you and leave with his very own masterpiece.

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