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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s no secret that fathers are participating in all aspects of family life more than ever before. Show your spouse you appreciate his role in your family – and his penchant for gardening, cooking or beer – with a thoughtful gift tailored to what makes him the coolest dad around.

He’s a man’s man (and proud of it), so…
Forego the necktie for a Man Crate. Whether he’s a snack enthusiast, beer lover or top-notch athlete, Man Crates has you covered.
Man Crate, $24.99 and up
866/902-7260, mancrates.com

He’s always looking for the next project, so…
Feed his creativity with a craft book for him and his little helpers.
Made By Dad – 67 Blueprints for Making Cool Stuff by Scott Bedford, $18.95
Barnes & Noble Booksellers, multiple locations

He’s nostalgic for the good old days, so…
Replace those baseball cards he wishes he hadn’t thrown away.
Vintage sports cards, various prices
Nick’s Sports Cards, Dallas
972/248-2271, nickscards.net

He’s got the biggest heart of anyone you know, so…
Make a charitable donation in his name to an organization he’s passionate about.
North Texas Food Bank, Dallas
214/330-1396, ntfb.org

The Fort Worth Hope Center, Fort Worth
817/451-6288, fwhope.org

His thumb is bright green, so…
Give him heirloom-quality gardening tools he can pass down to the littles some day.
Japanese long-handled shovel, $30
Nicholson-Hardie Garden Center, Dallas
214/357-4348, growtech.com

Wood-handled shovel, $24.99
Mike’s Garden Center, Fort Worth

Wood-handled spade, similar styles $39.99
Schmitz Garden Center, Flower Mound
972/724-3040, sgcdfw.com

He gets up with the kids in the morning, so…
He’ll love a Nespresso machine, guaranteed to ease him awake on the right side of the bed, even during the a.m. rush.

Pixie Espresso Machine, $299 and up
Sur La Table, Dallas
214/219-4404, surlatable.com

Williams-Sonoma University Park Village, Fort Worth
817/334-0009, nespresso.com

Macy’s Vista Ridge Mall, Lewisville
972/315-5600, nespresso.com

That man has a great eye, so…
Feed his soul with a beautiful art book and a family museum membership.

Tadao Ando: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth by Philip Jodidio, $25

Family memberships, $150 and up
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
817/738-9215, themodern.org

Family memberships, $75 and up
Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas
214/242-5151, nashersculpturecenter.org

He loves sports and you do too, so…
Pick up family tickets to a minor league ball game, indulge in ballpark fare and let the kids run around the bases after the game.

Frisco Roughriders tickets, $7–$60 per person
Dr Pepper Ballpark, Frisco
972/731-9200, ridersbaseball.com

Fort Worth Cats tickets, $5–$14 per person
LaGrave Field, Fort Worth
817/332-CATS, fwcats.com

He needs TLC too, so…
Surprise him with a float session in detoxifying salt water to obliterate stress and relax him for days.

60 minute float session, $89
Adrift Float Spa, Dallas
214/363-5628, adriftfloatspa.com

One hour float session, $80
At Peace Floatation Spa, Colleyville
817/485-3223, atpeacefloatationspa.com

He’s the head chef in your kitchen, so…
Round up a selection of foodie delights to savor as a family.

Tastes of Texas gift box, $69.99
Central Market, multiple locations

Because, well, it’s beer…
A reusable growler and gift card for sampling his fave local brews.

Reusable bottle, $6 and up; 64 oz. of local beer, $10–$15
Craft and Growler, Dallas
214/821-1122, craftandgrowler.com

64 oz. reusable bottle, $10; 64 oz. of local beer, $15–$20
Brewed, Fort Worth
817/945-1545, brewedfw.com

Reusable bottle, $6.95; Beer refills, $6.95–$11.95
Uncle Buck’s Brewery & Steakhouse, Grapevine
972/691-5100, restaurants.basspro.com/UncleBucksSteakhouse

This article was originally published in July 2013.