Texas Living

Find a Texas Treat for Dear Old Dad

By Valirie Morgan 6.15.16

From bike-riding lessons to wise advice, our dads have given us a lot over the years. So what can you do to show your appreciation and make Father’s Day extra special this year? Go beyond plain ol’ neckties and coffee mugs with these true-to-Texas gift ideas for the father in your life.

Take him out to the ballgame

Score a hit by celebrating summer and America’s pastime by cheering on one of the many major- or minor-league baseball teams around the state. Bonus: Eligible members can use member benefits to get discounts.

Hit a hole-in-one

He may not have the long-drive skills of Texas’ own Jordan Spieth, but he’ll be grinning when he’s out on the green. Take him for a round at the local links, or spend an afternoon perfecting your putts your favorite mini-golf course.

Experience the great outdoors

Get outside and explore the Lone Star State, from fishing and river rafting to hiking and biking. Plan a day trip or a weekend camping excursion to Big Bend, the Guadalupe Mountains, or another of Texas’ National Parks.

Give him something special

If traditional gifts are more up your alley, here are some options that’ll speak to his Texas pride without breaking the bank.

  • Make him the maestro of the meats with this Cactus Pepper seasoning from Texas’ famous King Ranch, available in Jalapeno Marinade, too.
  • These aren’t the boring socks of Father’s Days past. Let dad show his Lone Star pride with a Texas-themed pair of Socksmith Men’s Texas Socks ($10).
  • Put some spice into dad’s special day with a Texas Style Jalapeño Grill Rack ($13) from HEB, which brings the heat with its distinct display of pepers ready for grilling.

Still looking for the right present for your pops? Visit our Pinterest page for more travel tips, recipes, and Texas-inspired ideas to celebrate Father’s Day.