Dad's Day Gift Guide
7 cool Father's Day gifts for the authentic Austin dad
Skip the usual Father’s Day gifts and treat your dad to something special this year. We’ve rounded up the city’s best deals for Dad that will earn you major points over your siblings. You can thank us later.
Pops-approved novelties at The Distillery
Gift the father in your life a luxe item from specialty boutique, The Distillery Market. The shop has rounded up its own guide for Dad and it features pieces fit for a gentleman. Gifts range from handy bar tools to a brass shoehorn and brush set. Cut costs on Dad-friendly gifts with 20 percent off all men's vintage and leather goods until Sunday. Our favorite trinket, the Yugoslavian Nut Cracker, makes the mark on fashion and function, and Pops will love it.
Dad’s Appreciation Day at Independence Brewing Co.
Bring the family — and the man of the hour, of course — to Independence Brewing Co. this Saturday for a day all about Dad. The brew house’s Dad’s Appreciation Day is six hours of suds, sun and patriarchal festivities. Dads can take advantage of tons of father-friendly activities and contests, including a free tour of the brewery, a live show by local artist Ben Ballinger and the first-ever “Dad Bod” contest. The festival is a great way for the whole family to enjoy a Saturday any Austin dad will love.
Swim swag at By George
Step up Dad’s beach swagger with stylish Orlebar Brown swim shorts. An on-trend graphic print, tasteful mid-length hem and plenty of pockets ensure that your dad will look classically cool without trying too hard. Though the trunks are a bit of a splurge, the designer-loving man in your life will be eternally grateful for uber-hip shorts that will never go out of style.
Dad’s Day Off at Mecca Gym & Spa
If your padre is all about fitness, reward him with a day at Mecca Gym & Spa. Give Dad a break from his usual trip to the gym to enjoy Dad’s Day Off. For a cool $255 (or $295 for non-members) the package includes an 80-minute deep tissue massage, facial and pedicure. It wouldn’t be a day off without giving him a cold one. The package also includes a beer to take to the steam room and a gym day pass.
Manly meats at Dai Due
Treat dad to a prime pick of manly meats from Dai Due’s stocked butcher case. Proteins like steaks and sausage, plus make-your-own sausage kits ensure your father will eat like the king he is.
Fatherly furnishings at Petrified Design
Spruce up your dad’s man cave or study with a new piece from local furniture favorite Petrified Design. A perfect blend of functionality and fab aesthetics, these furnishings give new life to any room. Add some style to a home office with the JB Bench or put finishing touches on the wet bar with a couple Tre Stools.
Dinner for Dad at Searsucker
Give Dad a break from the grill. Searsucker’s Father’s Day specials ensure a happy stomach and an even happier wallet. Find the way to Pops’ heart with a $29 dinner special of prime rib with lobster Cognac sauce and roasted root vegetables. Top it off with a specialty cocktail, Thyme for Bourbon, featuring thyme-infused Buffalo Trace with balsamic vinegar, lemon, simple syrup and ginger beer.