June 11, 2018


What to buy for the guy who’s notoriously tough to shop for

The father figure in your life might not be Mr. Boardroom, King of the Grill, or Sports Guy. So, the typical gift suggestions for Father’s Day—ties, fancy grilling tongs, baseball jerseys—don’t fit the bill. But one thing is true about all dads: they’re notoriously tough to shop for. To help, we’ve rounded up three great gifts downtown that dads (traditional and non-traditional alike) will appreciate.

This month, Commissary hosts “Brats & Beer” night, complete with a sausage-making demo and behind-the-scenes tour of their bakery and butcher operations. A family-style dinner will be accompanied by house-made charcuterie, seasonal sides, and of course, wine and beer pairings. Rumor on the block is dessert will be the all-American classics dads love: apple pie, banana pudding, and chocolate cake.

Tickets for the June 21 event will go quickly, so if you can’t take Dad to Commissary, take Commissary to him. The butcher team will be curating boxes of sausages, steaks, burgers, beers, mustards, and house-made pickles. Stop by and they’ll help you build a custom box for around $75.

The Details: Commissary, 1217 Main Street. Thursday, June 21. Tour kicks off at 7 p.m. $95 per person (includes tax, gratuity, and complimentary parking). Guest will also receive 10% off retail purchases. For more info and to purchase your seat, email info@commissarydallas.com.

Spa package for Dad? Hear us out, because this isn’t your average day of pampering. The Spa at The Joule has put together an impressive gift that includes a 110-minute massage to be enjoyed with two beers and a charcuterie tray. (No spa food here!) Plus, dad will also get a one-hour private boxing class with internationally recognized trainer David Andrews at Vital Fitness Studio.

The Details: The Spa at The Joule, 1530 Main Street. $450. Call 214.261.4555 to book. 

Luxury eyewear brand Barton Perreira heads to Forty Five Ten on Main for a three-day trunks show featuring their handmade sunglasses. (Dad would definitely dig.)

The Details: Forty Five Ten, 1615 Main Street. June 14–16.