It’s June, which means Father’s Day, which means it’s time to pull out all the stops and find that perfect gift for Dear Ol’ Dad. We’ve scouted out some fantastic ideas that can be found at some of our favorite Southern retailers or at their corresponding websites. Here’s what we think Dad will enjoy this year!
A good read and cold beer
All dads need to kick back and relax with a good book and a cold beer every once in a while. The problem is finding the perfect book and the perfect vessel for his favorite craft beer. Thankfully, Two Old Hippies, in Nashville, TN, has the solution for both. With The Ultimate Book of Beers, he can educate himself on more than 400 of the finest beers from Belgium to America. Once he has mastered the world of craft beer, he can head to any of the amazing Nashville breweries, like Craft Brewed, The Filling Station or The Beer Pale, to fill his Peace, Love, & Rock ‘n Roll growler with something delicious. Available in store and online at Two Old Hippies.
Let Dad kick back with some of his favorite tunes coming from Alabama Outdoors’ variety of speakers. The Goal Zero RockOut2 speaker carries music throughout the entire yard. The Boom Swimmer speaker lets you bring the music into the water, and your phone will stay safe and dry due to its Bluetooth capabilities. Find the Goal Zero RockOut2 speaker and Boom Swimmer speaker for $59.99 each at Alabama Outdoors — both online and at any of their Southern area locations.
Filson is known for its tough-as-nails construction that’s functional, yet also stylish, and these bags are no exception. From Oak Hall, with locations in Nashville and Memphis, TN, the small duffel, $265, and small field bag, $182, both in otter green, can take him from the gym to the office. Add a logo Oak Hall S’well bottle, $25, to help keep him hydrated.
This is not just any water bottle, this is a Yeti Rambler, big enough for your larger drinks. As with everything Yeti, this drink is going to stay cold for a long, long time with its signature double-walled insulation. Find these for $89.99, along with a host of other great Yeti products, at Circe + Swag in Louisville, KY, or wherever Yeti products are sold.
Brackish bow ties
Dad’s one-of-a-kind, so give him a gift that is just as unique. Brackish feather bow ties come in a variety of patterns, each wildly different and taking up to seven hours to create. Check out the Brackish website to view the complete line. Prices range from $165 to $300.
Take Dad back in time with this old-school Coleman cooler. The 54-quart cooler can hold up to 85
beers cans, and if used for ice storage, that works, too — ice stays frozen up to four days! It’s durable and dependable … just like Dad! Find this limited edition throwback at Cracker Barrel stores for $169.99 (currently on sale for $139.99); also available in hunter green for $149.99.
For the man who collects timepieces, there’s nothing like a new addition to his collection. The splurge-worthy stainless steel Legacy watch, $2,450 from Mednikow Jewlers, with locations in Nashville, Atlanta and Memphis, is a gift he will appreciate for years to come, as it features automatic movement and a classic alligator band.
It may be a little early, but everyone needs a hat for the Fourth of July, and Dad can definitely wear this Life is Good! flag cap year-round. It is sold at Hallmark USA Gardiner Lane in Louisville, KY, for $22, and if you can’t make it to the store, they will ship it to you for free. This cap is also available on the Life is Good website.
You want your man to look good this summer, so take his fashion game to the next level by visiting THOMAS WAGES (formerly Tweeds) on Marietta Street in Midtown Atlanta. We are loving this lightweight denim button-down, $155. It’s the perfect shirt to dress up or down, and the soft denim will totally survive the warm weather.
June is the time for outdoor activities and long summer days of family sports. When your honey needs to relax those weary muscles and doesn’t want to smell like your jasmine and rose bath soap, it’s time to pull out the big guns. We love Molton Brown’s bracing silverbirch thermal muscle soak, available for $30 on The Cosmetic Market website or in stores, which are located in Nashville, Franklin and Chattanooga, TN, or Atlanta, GA.
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