HOUSTON – Buying a gift for your father can seem daunting. It can be hard to find the motivation to shop around the city at the last minute in the summer heat. So, what are you to do if you don't want to go with the typical Father’s Day card, barbecue dinner and cigar again this year?
Below, we dug around for some of the best Father’s Day finds in the Houston area for every dad and price range. Whether you just want to give or send your dad a simple gift or enjoy an experience together for the both of y’all, we have you covered.
For the experience
Enjoy the experience of Friday, Saturday or Sunday’s Astros game with your dad. Presented by Budweiser on Friday and Houston Methodist the rest of the weekend, you can get your dad a blue Astros replica jersey for $35 as part of the Father’s Day weekend ticket add-on.
Be sure to get to Minute Maid early this weekend, as on Saturday, the first 10,000 fans will receive a complimentary Astros River Hat, and on Sunday, the first 10,000 fans will receive a complimentary Astros Hawaiian replica jersey. So this Father’s Day, when getting the family some Astros tickets, you could be getting dad three gifts for the price of one.
For more information, visit MLB.com/Astros.
Maybe this is the one day a year that you give dad the gift of golf with the entire family. TopGolf, which has three Houston-area locations, offers two different Father’s Day packages ranging from $75 to $125. You can reserve either one golf bay for up to six people or two side-by-side golf bays for up to 12 people.
Both packages include two hours of unlimited golfing. For more information on Father’s Day reservations at TopGolf go TopGolf.com/us/locations.
Maybe your dad is a major thrill-seeker, and what better way to explore that than racing around with luxury vehicles at the Motor Speedway Resort in Angleton? With over 382 acres of land and Ferraris, Porsches and Lamborghinis among go-karts and other vehicles, this is the perfect place for dads to unleash their need for speed.
Go to the movies
With the hot Houston temperatures, the family may just want to cool down and relax. This Sunday, at the luxury iPic Theater in the River Oaks District, relax by watching "Men in Black: International," "Dark Phoenix" or "The Secret Life of Pets 2" with the entire family. For iPic gold and above level members, with the purchase of three tickets or more, dad’s ticket comes free. Don’t forget to enjoy all the incredible food and drinks that are delivered to your movie seat. Tickets start at $17. To book your tickets for this weekend, visit iPic.com.
What better way to show your appreciation for dad then sending him on a spa day to reset, relax and recharge. Milk + Honey day spa in both Houston and Austin offer gift certificates valid at all locations ranging from services like the Buff + Go pedicure at $45, the Signature Facial at $115 or either the Deep Tissue or Sports Massage at $125.
Dip in the pool
With June upon us, maybe the family wants to spend this Father’s Day poolside. Surprise dad with tickets to enjoy the day poolside at the Omni Houston Hotel. An adult pass is $30, a senior pass is $25, a children’s pass is $10 and kiddos under six go complimentary. Food and drinks are available for purchase at the Pool Bar and Grill. Tickets can be purchased here.
For the kitchen
Dad lives on the grill but can never find the right barbecue sauce. Williams Sonoma offers an assortment of different BBQ gift sets with sauces like Bourbon Black Pepper and Mango Habanero.
They'll add a nice kick to your summer barbecue. Gift sets range from $30 to $60 and are available at Williams Sonoma.
For dads and families that are summer smoothie lovers or are looking for some healthier alternatives this summer, the NutriBullet is a great option. They are quick to create the best smoothies and juices and can be easily cleaned. They can also help people get all the vital nutrients that some other blenders take out. They range in price from $70 to $180. To find a NutriBullet at stores in Houston, visit Macy’s, Walmart, H-E-B, Kohl’s, Williams Sonoma and more.
For the bar
Yellow Rose Distilling opened their doors around seven years ago and are Houston's First Whiskey Distillery. For the dad that loves a good bourbon, this is a great place to spend your Father's Day. The distillery offers tours and a tasting room both available on Friday and Saturday. The tours are priced at $10 on site and $9 if tickets are bought online. To simply purchase a bottle of their handcrafted brews, bottles are priced around $40-$50. For more information visit their website.
In April through August, Saint Arnold’s brewery offers their Munich-style Helles, Summer Pills. The cold beer is perfect to enjoy with dad at the local brewery or to bring home at just $8 for a pack of six. The beer is said to pair perfectly with heavy and greasy food like Mexican or pizza, which are the ideal Father’s Day dinner anyway.
Pop open a bottle
If dad opts out for a nice wine, Central Market is the perfect place to shop with their Father’s Day Wine Sale. For $20 each, you can buy dad his favorite Champ de Rêves Pinot Noir, Raymond Reserve Napa Merlot, Crossbarn Chardonnay, Daou Cabernet and more. Central Market also is doing live music on the patio every Saturday and Sunday this June.
Every dad needs a Yeti Cooler to keep food and drinks cold. These incredibly durable coolers are perfect for any outdoor excursion, from camping trips to lying outside by the pool. The Rambler tumblers and bottles are lower-priced options that are great to bring every day to work or to sporting events.
They keep your coffee hot and your beer cold! The more expensive coolers start around $300, while the tumblers and bottles go for as low as $30. You can find Yeti products all around Houston at Dick's Sporting Goods, REI, Williams Sonoma, Bering's and more.
For the home
Space Montrose just restocked their Dad hats by Texan wear designer, Sam & Davy. The baseball hats range from a little over $20 and are available in a multitude of colors with the design ranging anywhere from the Texas state and phrases like Houston, Austin, Stros and Texan.
Smathers & Branson offers some more classic and preppy options with their needlepointed products. Products range anywhere from belts, wallets, money clips, cufflinks and many more. Many of the products are Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Houston Texans, University of Houston and University of Texas oriented among other designs and teams. Proud Houston carriers of Smathers & Branson include Bering’s, M. Wiesenthal Men’s Collection, Kuhl-Linscomb and à bientôt.
Music to your ears
It can be harder to find a present for the hip dad that loves old music, vinyl records or The Beatles. While Kuhl-Linscomb has a huge variety of Father’s Day gifts, they have an entirely unique selection for the music lover. They offer an extensive gift selection ranging from coffee table books about music, state of the art headphones and speakers and graphic tees.
So fresh and so clean
For men needing a new cologne or body wash, Molton Brown offers great gift sets with scents men love. Almost 50 years ago, Molton Brown started developing luxury fragrances in London, they were one of the first pioneers in the industry. The gifts range anywhere from $20-$100 depending on if you opt for one of the great shaving kits, travel collections, body washes or hand soaps. The Molton Brown products are available in Houston at Kuhl-Linscomb, Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue.
We hope that this makes your Father’s Day shopping a little easier. Comment with your favorite item or what you got dad for Father’s Day.
Happy Father’s Day to all the special dads, grandfathers and men in our lives!