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Father's Day

A Dallas Father’s Day Gift Guide 2021

We rounded up dozens of local gift ideas, from portable grills to stylish sneakers, that Dad is sure to love.
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Father’s Day is June 20. If you haven’t found the perfect gift for Dad, don’t worry–there is plenty of time to shop local and find something he’ll love. We rounded up a few of our favorite gift ideas, from fancy pool floats to funky patterned shirts, all available at retailers in Dallas. Happy shopping!

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Tecovas Belt

Texas-based Tecovas uses materials like vegetable-tanned leather to construct their durable belts, which means they’ll develop a beautiful patina over time.

$75+ AT TECOVAS

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Custom Hat from Flea Style

For a dad who can pull off anything. Visit The Bar inside Flea Style to choose from an assortment of hat shades and styles, then personalize the brim with scarves, feathers, chains, and more.

PRICES VARY AT FLEA STYLE

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Rome Boot in Brown

Meet the Rome Boot in Brown, one of TAFT’s most popular styles. This boot is literally a work of art, requiring four different coats of paint and finish to obtain the rich finish in the leather. This is a versatile boot, ranging from formal attire to casual wear – with comfort and quality the moment you put them on.

$275 AT TAFT

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Block Print Shirt

For a dad who doesn’t shy away from colors and patterns but needs to switch up his rotation of Hawaiian shirts.

$140 AT STAG

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Bespoke Hawk Sneaker in Sand

If Dad is the type who always looks dapper, he’ll appreciate these timeless shoes from Hadleigh’s. The bespoke Highland Park Village shop can even create a custom fit for him.

$475 AT HADLEIGH’S

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Tech Folio

Help him wrangle his cords, calendars, and notepads in this leather folio. For a personal touch, add a monogram.

$190 AT LEATHEROLOGY

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The Sneaker in Stripes

Meet the Sneaker in Stripes. Stand out from the crowd in sneakers you can only get from TAFT. They took their signature bold mix of fabric and designs and crafted them into a comfortable, unique sneaker you can’t find anywhere else. Includes stitched construction, Italian dyed acrylic and an EcoRubber Sole.

$198 AT TAFT

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Blue Swallow Shirt

DLM Supply in Bishop Arts stocks out-of-the-box button-downs that adventurous dads will appreciate.

$115 AT DLM SUPPLY

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Monthly Sock Subscription 

With this subscription from Dallas-based Southern Scholar, a pair of ultra-soft socks will arrive at his doorstep every month.

FROM $15/MONTH AT SOUTHERN SCHOLAR

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Gentleman’s Tonic Face and Beard Oil

Local brand Cre Organics created this formula for men that will nourish both their skin and beards, featuring a basil and bergamot scent.

$24 AT CRE ORGANICS

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The Single Edge Starter Kit

This high-end grooming company, which once made an appearance on Shark Tank, was founded by a couple in Fort Worth. Now, their single-blade razors have a cult following.

$135 AT SUPPLY CO.

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The Tip Top Spa Package

All dads deserve a spa day, but sometimes they need a little nudge to treat themselves. This two-hour spa package from Hiatus includes a massage, facial exfoliation, restorative scalp treatment, and more. 

$210 AT HIATUS SPA

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Bourbon Vanilla Soap

Snider Plaza’s Onward Reserve carries this deliciously scented soap, plus a selection of giftable apparel, barware, books, leather goods, and accessories.

$15 AT ONWARD RESERVE

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Pillow Bar Custom Pillow

The Pillow Bar’s custom creations are a luxury he’ll appreciate every night, whether he’s a back or side sleeper.

PRICES VARY AT THE PILLOW BAR

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Metzger Vintage Turntable

Hardcore audiophiles and hi-fi neophytes alike are welcome to learn about, shop, and sell equipment at Metzger Vintage Audio. Need yours repaired? They do that, too.

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Playing Cards in Acrylic Box

If Dad never misses a chance to host poker night, he’s sure to love this elevated set.

$80 AT BLUE PRINT

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Hit the Road Book

For a dad who’s always up for a camping trip or RV adventure. This book will inspire his next venture into the great outdoors.

$45 AT STAG

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Floatzac Floating Bean Bag Lounge Chair

This convertible beanbag is perfect for lounging both in and out of the pool.

$329 AT FATBOY

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Custom D Magazine Father’s Day Cover

Choose between three different D covers to celebrate your dad or grandpa this Father’s Day. It can be sentimental or silly–either way, he’s the star. Order by June 17 to ensure your digital file arrives before Father’s Day.

BUY NOW

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Energy Gardens Terrarium

Energy Gardens’ low-maintenance terrariums will continue to brighten his space long after Father’s Day passes.

PRICES VARY AT ENERGY GARDENS

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The Dad Advice Project

A compilation of parenting advice from 40 dads, written by Topgolf COO Craig Kessler.

$21 AT INTERABANG BOOKS

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D Magazine Puzzle

Take Dad back in time with this limited-edition puzzle, which features every D Magazine cover since 1974.

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Nomad Grill

This portable grill will make Dad the hero of tailgates, pool parties, and barbecues this summer.

$599 AT NOMAD

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Aberfeldy 12 Year Single Malt Scotch

A honeyed dram with notes of spice, vanilla, and honeyed plum fruits. A great allrounder, smile on your face whiskey.

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Gillespie Wine Tote

For a picnic aficionado. This tote will keep his charcuterie and Chardonnay cold until he’s ready to dig in.

$150 AT OLD ENFIELD

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Garden Kit

Thanks to this garden kit, which contains a custom blend of seeds to match his geolocation, Dad will always have fresh veggies or herbs on hand.

$72 AT GARDENUITY

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Osadía Blanco Tequila

Dad works hard—give him the gift he deserves, Osadía Tequila. Their Blanco is bright and crisp, and will be the perfect addition to Dad’s bar.

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Hand Made Cookbook

With 47 new food and drink recipes to discover, our cookbook, Hand Made, will introduce Dad to a new favorite.

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Tongue in Cheek Ice Cream

Owned and operated by a city firefighter, Tongue in Cheek boasts creative flavors like bourbon bean and Hatch pepper butter pecan—all sure to satisfy Dad’s sweet tooth.

$6.75/PINT AT TONGUE IN CHEEK

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Hirsch The Horizon

Hirsch The Horizon “the best non-Kentucky bourbon in 2021” by World Whiskies Awards. Vanilla, caramel and hint of cinnamon.

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Sunday Morning Gift Set

Dallas-based Just Hit Send has several curated gift boxes to choose from, each filled with small indulgences. This set includes locally sourced treats like gourmet jam from R&O Pantry and roasted beans from Novel Coffee.

$88 AT JUST HIT SEND

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Katy Trail Vodka

For all the times you raided Dad’s liquor cabinet, time to make good on that IOU. Restock his supply with locally crafted Katy Trail Vodka, which is distilled 10 times in small batches and sweetened with organic agave instead of refined sugar.

PRICES VARY AT KATY TRAIL VODKA

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Osadía Reposado Tequila

Strike gold this Father’s Day with Osadía Tequila. Bold and refined, a bottle of Osadía is the perfect gift to celebrate Dad.

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Daphne Carafe and Glass

No matter Dad’s drink of choice, an elegant carafe never goes out of style.

$72 AT BLUE PRINT

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Bourbon & Brew

Taking the creamy sweetness of Oak & Eden Bourbon whiskey, finished with the deep richness of cold brew coffee, Bourbon & Brew marries together this unlikely, completely necessary duo.

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Mozzarella Company Cheesemaking Class

If Dad is an avid home chef, book a spot for you both to enjoy this hands-on cheesemaking class.

$75/PERSON AT MOZZARELLA COMPANY

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Cigar Art Cigar Flight

Cigar Art in Oak Cliff will help you select the perfect set for a discerning dad.

PRICES VARY AT CIGAR ART

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Eataly Cooking Classes

You and Dad will learn to make homemade pasta with this live virtual class from Eataly. A kit will arrive beforehand with everything you need, from Italian flour to a perfectly paired pasta sauce

$100/CLASS AT EATALY

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Fly Fishing Classes

Even if Dad has gone fly fishing before, this class led by pros will help hone his skills.

$125/PERSON AT TAILWATERS FLY FISHING CO.

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“Call Dad” Card

$6 AT READ BETWEEN THE LINES

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“Thank You For The Advice” Card

$6 AT READ BETWEEN THE LINES

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“Coolest Pop” Card

$5 AT FAVOR THE KIND

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“There’s No Dad Like My Dad” Card

$6 AT READ BETWEEN THE LINES

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“Look Up To You” Card

$6 AT READ BETWEEN THE LINES

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“Fintastic Dad” Card

$5 AT FAVOR THE KIND

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