Summertime Gift Ideas for Father’s Day
9 Austin brands that will make any dad smile
By Holly Cowart
Help Dad experience the best of summer while showing appreciation for his support, distinct sense of humor and unconditional love this Father’s Day. After a tumultuous past year, there’s no better time to enjoy the great outdoors and no better reason to celebrate than family. If you’re looking for thoughtful gifts to truly delight a dad this year, these Austin brands have you covered with slick styles, hi-tech gear and fine foods.
Get Dad back to nature in style with Howler Bros latest collection of boardshorts. No matter which outdoor adventures he loves, all dads deserve quality materials and detailed design with an emphasis on comfort. From beach waves to sand castles, he’ll be ready for some fun in the sun with the whole family.
Local jewelry icon Kendra Scott recently launched Scott Bros., a new line for men. Here in time for Father’s Day, these eye-catching bracelets can be easily stacked and come in an array of colors, each created from natural materials like stone, leather and sterling silver. The endeavor was inspired by the impactful men in Scott’s life. “I’ve been a jewelry designer as long as I’ve been a mom — as my boys have grown, so has this business,” the founder announced. “That’s why I’m thrilled to introduce Scott Bros. by Kendra Scott, designed in collaboration with my sons to be fun fashion that anyone can wear.”
Distinguished Hye distillery Garrison Brothers recently launched a cigar collection worthy of any special occasion. Created in collaboration with Payne-Mason Cigars, the four-piece, custom selection is handmade by Cuban Master Rollers using the finest ingredients from around the world. The real crown jewel is the Torpedo Garrison, a vanilla-forward combination of Dominican, Honduran and Nicaraguan tobaccos infused with Garrison Brothers Small Batch Bourbon.
Even dads with the most specific tastes can get their pop culture fix at Mondo. The online shop is a treasure trove of artfully designed puzzles, board games, posters and more featuring re-imagined movies and TV shows. We love their beautiful and unique vinyls, which will give dad a great excuse to dust off his record player and experience his favorite soundtracks in a whole new way.
As one of Austin’s finest chocolatiers, Delysia is an ideal choice for any dad with a sweet tooth. This holiday they’ve released the Gentleman’s collection of chocolate truffles featuring decadent flavors like scotch and cigar. The seasonal selection is only available for a limited time and pairs perfectly with their virtual chocolate and whiskey tasting, which will take guests on a culinary tour around the world on June 19th.
When in doubt, let the professionals do the heavy lifting. Austin boutique Hearth & Soul has gone all out this Father’s Day with a curated selection of goods for every kind of man. From golf tips to high-end watches to hygiene must-haves, there’s tons of ways to make a dad feel special this holiday. We have our eye on the functional yet subtle Beer Caddy Cooler, which will quickly turn any backyard picnic into a party.
If Dad’s happy place is in the kitchen or at the grill, it may be time to upgrade his cookware. Copper, carbon and stainless steel sets from Made In will make your home chef feel like a true professional. The highly-acclaimed brand can be found in Michelin-star restaurants across the country, with a direct to consumer approach that keeps prices lower than other brands. Start with something simple like the 6-piece Starter Set or find a more specific finishing touch for a deserving dad’s collection. Just make sure to order by June 15th for delivery in time for Father’s Day.
Mellow Johnny’s is a go-to for Austin cyclists, featuring everything from hi-tech tools to performative apparel. Step up Dad’s game with Hammerhead’s Karoo 2 next generation cycling computer, which fits its scratch-resistant display firmly on your bicycle’s handlebars. The cutting-edge device helps riders find new routes, formulate workouts and connects to Bluetooth for audio and smartphone notifications while on the road.
There’s nothing like cheering for your home team, and Austin FC has taken our city by storm. If this summer has officially become soccer season for your guy, why not get him the gear to match? He may not be on the Q2 field, but he can still rep the boys with this breezy, light blue 2021 Replica Jersey by Adidas. With YETI blazoned across the chest, the fabric is lightweight and ventilated to feel just as good as it looks. Plus, it’s made from Primeblue, a high-performance recycled material made in part with Parley Ocean Plastic.