Shopping for dads can be kind of tricky. We’d like to think we’re making your lives a little easier with this quick Dallas Dad’s Day guide full of simple gift ideas.
For the Texas Dad
Where: The Squire Shop
What You’ll Find: Attire for any occasion: suits for work, polos for golf, casuals for chasing kiddos, and outdoor gear for adventurous types.
Our Gift Suggestion: Paris Texas Apparel Company tie made in Texas. Each Texas-made tie comes in a custom tin box, $75.
For the Pampered Dad
Where: The Gents Place
What You’ll Find: The manliest grooming hall in town. (Full of dark wood, beer, and whiskey.)
Our Gift Suggestion: A Straight Razor Shave Experience, a one-hour experience that includes hot and cold towels (a dozen of them), pre-shave oils, quality shave creams, moisturizers, even eye gels, and a neck massage, $65.
For the Dapper Dad
What You’ll Find: The most luxurious bespoke suits and accessories in the city in statement-making cuts and colors.
Our Gift Suggestion: A pair of Hadleigh’s famous slippers, $450.
For the Manly Dad
Where: Stanley Korshak
What You’ll Find: An upscale selection of pretty much anything you can think of, especially great summer board shorts and spring/summer suits.
Our Gift Suggestion: Moonshine cologne, a timeless woodsy mixture of black pepper, tobacco, leather, gin, and patchouli, $80.
For the Athletic Dad
What You’ll Find: An enormous flagship store chock full of all his favorite gear, plus the opportunity to customize practically anything.
Our Gift Suggestion: Nike’s brand new FuelBand. The small bracelet tracks daily activity, measures motion, and synchs with Nike’s FuelBand online application, $149.
For the Stylish Dad
Where: Original Octane
What You’ll Find: A little bit of everything for guy’s in the know, like European-style shirts and blazers and a top-notch denim collection.
Our Gift Suggestion: A pair of Super sunglasses. The Italian brand makes classic shapes with contemporary updates that are great for both play and practicality, $120 to $220.
For the Rock-and-Roll Dad
Where: Cowboy Cool
What You’ll Find: An assortment of rockstar-meets-cowboy merchandise, from pearl snap button-downs to leather cuff bracelets.
Our Gift Suggestion: A pair of Seamless Hornback Alligator boots custom-created by the shop. Made with 5,000-year-old fossilized mammoth, 24-karat gold bezels, and black diamonds. Price upon request, $7,250.
For the Outdoorsy Dad
Where: Relativity Outdoors
What You’ll Find: High tech gear for surviving the wilderness in style including shoes, tees, tents, and tools.
Our Gift Suggestion: Men’s Insight Ice shirts with built-in UPF 15 protection and Omni-Freeze ICE® advanced cooling technology that “uses your sweat to trigger a chemical reaction that actively lowers the temperature of the fabric, cooling you down in the process.” Brilliant, $45.
gift suggestions by shopping interns Kristi McCann and Kelly Belter