Every year when Father’s Day rolls around I struggle to come up with a gift that my dad will love that’s also unique and thoughtful. I don’t know about you but if my dad wants something, he just buys it for himself!
So to save you the struggle of trying to rack your brain for new, dad-friendly gift ideas, our team has built this gift guide full of our favorite (mostly local) companies that we know dad will love. We threw in a couple of classic dad options that are offering Father’s Day sales as well! From the music loving dad to the at-home chef, to the fresh-faced father, we’ve got you covered.
In a world of Southern Prep and East Coast Classic, local ATX brand Criquet Shirts has an easygoing, fun-loving Austin spirit all its own. Criquet looks at classic style with a fresh set of eyes. Their inspiration often comes from iconic shirts they recollect from the past as well as the occasional vintage store treasure. Put some pep in dad’s step with style and comfort.
Send Dad on a Coffee World Tour this year with a 3, 6, or 12 month Coffee Subscriptions! Each month he’ll discover coffee and culture from a new country, Ecuador, Indonesia, Tanzania, Burundi, and beyond..
Handmade and one-of-a-kind, each piece by JFR Glass is designed using both modern and centuries old techniques. From the swirls of color to the personality of pattern, your glass will be the one and only of its kind. For both the sustainable consumer and the appreciator of custom fine art, your glass will fulfill a lifetime of memories.
The hassle of putting together fishing trips or finding the right guide is fading into the past. Captain Experiences is the Airbnb for fishing. The website brings booking for one of the world’s oldest pastimes into modernity.
Anglers can search destinations and peruse with filters like group size, price, species and more. Detailed overviews with photos and videos help find the perfect trip.
It is an easy-to-use tool that connects a growing network of guides with prospective customers. Each guide on Captain Experiences is vetted. The site requires insurance documents and licenses before doing business.
Zilker Belts was inspired by the passion, pride, and craftsmanship found in Argentina. Co-Founders Wade Green and Hill Shands knew the vibrant colors, hand-stitched patterns, and world-class leather belonged back home in Texas and beyond. Working with their partners in Argentina they sourced the finest material, learned the intricate manufacturing process, and have since created over 20 different styles.
Waterloo Records opened its doors in 1982 and has since received 36 consecutive Austin Music Awards. Since day one, rather than simply just catering to the music consumer Waterloo Records really focuses on the music lover which in turn provides a uniquely passionate experience with every visit. Recognized by Buzzfeed as one of the best record stores in the world, Waterloo prides itself on its extensive music selection, knowledgeable staff, and top-tier customer service!
Float On Boat Rentals operates on Lake Austin and Lake Travis. It’s their mission to create memorable experiences that last a lifetime for their customers, co-workers, and community! Perfect for family fun, Float On is the #1 rated rental company in Austin. Their great rates, new boats, and friendly staff make Float On a great gift for dad that the whole family can enjoy! View Float On’s pricing and boat options here.
Inspired by the Chisos Mountains, one of Texas’ most unique and profound landmarks, Chisos Boots embodies the principles of the Texas spirit: friendship to others, pride of craftsmanship, and stewardship of the land. They use their own leathers, hand channel welt their heavyweight midsoles, and refuse to use internal plastics. The moment you pull on a pair of Chisos, you will feel the difference.
Stance Socks turned socks into one of the world’s most exciting accessories! At the intersection of art and science, Stance Socks designs products that perform at the highest level while inspiring the human spirit. Stance socks are now found in over 40 countries on the feet of those who dare to be different.
A visual treasure trove, Bad Dads grants fans of Wes Anderson another creative avenue to explore his inspired worlds and movies. The book features an original cover by graphic artist Max Dalton, a foreword by writer and director Wes Anderson himself, and an introduction by TV and movie critic Matt Zoller Seitz, author of the bestselling Wes Anderson Collection books.
Salt & Time Housemade Sausages
Salt & Time buys directly from Texas ranchers who practice humane husbandry and sustainable environmental stewardship. Their team of expert butchers cut steaks and roasts, as well as ground meat, and fresh sausage. They search far and wide for the best ranches in Texas to bring the highest quality meat your table. Make sure dad stays eatin’ good here!
Born and raised in Austin, Yellowbird spicy condiments are crafted to take you on a fiery–fresh food adventure. This mini variety pack for those dedicated to the pursuit of piquant. The Organic Lineup boasts an array of flavors from rich and velvety caramelized onions, to bright and tangy citrus infused cucumber. This line is sweetened with dates and has zero added refined sugars. Spice up dad’s life here.
RVshare is the first and largest peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace. With more than 100,000 vehicles available, their inventory ranges from affordable travel trailers to luxury motorhomes! If you want the comforts of home while you get up close and personal with the great outdoors, an RV rental is ideal. Give dad a little adventure here!
Gone are the days of warm beer and flat seltzers. Brümate’s products keep all of your favorite drinks perfectly chilled until the last drop, and look epic while doing it. With their sleek coozies you’ll never have to deal with condensation and warm beer, but rather you’ll be able to stay in the moment and drink better! Shop Brümate here.
For the dad who loves adventure, get $100 off Go Pro’s Hero7 and Hero8 when you shop here. With its easy to navigate touch screen, 8X slo-mo, time warp, hyper smooth transitions and more, both the Hero7 and Hero8 will take your adventure documentation to the next level! Get $100 off and 2-day free shipping when you click here!
Ooni backyard pizza ovens allow you to become the ultimate home pizza chef. Ooni pizza ovens heat up in just 15 minutes to over 900˚F, which is the temperature you need to make restaurant-quality pizza – the ultimate heat for the ultimate crust! Whether you want wood-fired pizza flavor or the ultimate gas-powered convenience – welcome to a pizza oven that makes pizza better. Turn dad into an at-home chef here!
Disco is modern care for the modern man. Men should be able to buy all of their skincare products from one place – made naturally and responsibly. This philosophy is what inspired the creation of Disco. All of their products are natural, vegan, and cruelty-free—and made with clean ingredients. Keep dad glowy here.
Garrison Brothers Whiskey is a family of bourbon makers and bourbon lovers, fully committed to proving that the finest bourbon whiskey on the planet will be born in the Texas Hill Country. A bourbon that beyond its incredible taste, also has the power to fortify friendships and faith, while inspiring legendary stories for life! Let dad enjoy the finer things in life here.
Academy is dishing out the sales just in time for Father’s Day! From the Grilling Dad to the Hunting Dad to the Athletic Dad, there’s a little something for everyone. Take up to 25% off grills to fire up a feast at home, or get up to 25% off the fishing gear dad needs for bigger, better catches! Shop safer with new Curbside Pick Up, now available at all stores. Shop Academy’s Father’s Day Sale here.
Local Austin company Made In partnered with the best raw material providers and multi-generational, family-owned manufacturers in the U.S., France, and Italy to build superior kitchen products! All of their knives are fully forged from nitrogen-treated, premium X50CrMoV15 metal. Specifically designed for accuracy, control and carving, their knife sets are perfect for any at-home chef! Shop Made In’s knife sets here.
When all else fails, bring wine! Firstleaf Wine Club, a new wine delivery service that has you take a quiz, and searches through thousands of different wines to curate the exact ones to fit your palette. First Leaf Wines is offering 365 members an intro deal of 6 wines for $40! The quiz is super easy to do, and includes free shipping straight to your door.