Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2021
By Vanessa Blankenship
Known as the outfitters of the Texas gentlemen, Texas Standard is a new premium clothing brand that’s been on our radar for their exceptional craftsmanship and high-quality materials. The modern take on the classic western shirt is a must-have piece for men who want to elevate their wardrobe and stay true to their Texas roots.
Chisos No. 1 Boots, $495
Chisos’ founder Will Roman is on a mission to make the most comfortable, handcrafted cowboy boots. If you’re looking for a stylish boot for a special man, then look no further; Chisos No. 1 is extremely durable and handcrafted in Mexico. The boot comes in two colors – magic black and brushed brown.
Stag Provisions is the modern-day general store for every man, and they have an assortment of classic gifts for the guys in your life. This cool cattleman hat is handmade with felted wool and features the cowboy crease. The rugged look is excellent for refined men who lean into the western look.
Classic, luxurious and functional. These designer sneakers will become your husband or boyfriend’s go-to whether he wants to wear a pair of jeans or put on a suit for a business-casual look
Since many Austinites are working from home for the foreseeable future, comfy clothes are the new normal and consist of mostly sweatpants. It is what it is. But Outdoor Voices’ All Day Sweatpants are incredibly comfortable and dashing enough to wear out while running errands, which makes it quite a bit better.
This gym bag is sporty yet sleek and will definitely carry all of your fitness gear. With tons of compartments, a waterproof front zip-pocket and an adjustable strap, this is bag is versatile enough for every fit guy on the go and stylish, too.
Handcrafted in Driftwood from wild-harvested West Texas sotol plants, the smoky spirit is an excellent gift if your significant other is continuously whipping up at-home cocktails. Desert Door Texas Sotol is essential to have on hand at your bar cart. Desert Door is available at their Driftwood distillery, Total Wine & More and other locations around Austin.
If your guy has an eye for fashion but never strays from simple yet timeless styles, the Pilot Watch from DuFrane Watches is a timepiece that will remain part of his collection for years. The vintage aviator design is breathtaking, and we love the rich brown leather strap.
The Small Shave Bag from Leatherology will keep toiletries tidy for the man who’s always traveling. The sleek, full-grain leather bag is a low-profile way to have essentials on hand for him to still feel fresh while at home or on the go.
64 oz Growler from Hydro Flask, $64.95
The Hydro Flask is a practical gift for every outdoorsman. The “Fresh Carry” system keeps beverages carbonated longer with their “Honeycomb” insulation to keep them cold. Kombucha, Nitro, or his favorite beer, this growler is perfect for adventures in the warmer months to come.
Nixon 51-3 Chrono Watch, $500
With an assortment of unique colors, this watch is a home run for a savvy gentleman who wants to look his best. A waterproof statement piece, the Nixon 51-30 will be a sweet surprise for your handsome valentine.
BOXRAW Knuckle Guard, $39
BOXRAW has a vision to “be the reason the world got into boxing,” and with knuckle guards, hand wraps, attire and equipment, they’re taking things one right hook at a time. They have top-notch products, and the guard/wrap combo is a great gift for the guy who loves breaking a sweat.
A beautiful bottle of champagne is always a great gift to celebrate a special occasion like Valentine’s Day. The Austin Wine Merchant is selling Champagne Laurent-Perrier Cuvée Rosé Brut for $75 per bottle. For gifting, it’s a delicious option that can pair with a wide variety of cuisine.