Dad will love these Southern-inspired gift ideas that say just how much you appreciate him.
Pick up a six-pack of handcrafted beer from a microbrewery near you. Some of our favorites around the South are Southern Star Brewing in Conroe, Texas; Lazy Magnolia Brewing Company in Kiln, Mississippi; Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida; and Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewing in Farmville, North Carolina. Also consider taking Dad to tour a local brewery.
James Avery’s engraved sterling silver money clip, made in Kerrville, Texas, will give Dad a touch of distinction as he’s
lending you cash.
Buy It: $89; jamesavery.com
Dad can show off his state pride with this gift. Made with genuine leather and a solid brass buckle, these handsome flag belts
are designed in Nashville, Tennessee.
Buy It: $60 each; volunteertraditions.com
Ben Silver, a family-run fine menswear purveyor located on historic King Street, is the go-to shop for the well-dressed Southern
Buy It: $135 each; bensilver.com
Buy Dad a trout dish to help save a fish for future catching. Red Cabin, a family-run (by a father and his two sons) company
near Tyler, Texas, produces a stunning series of trout plates, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Trout Unlimited, a conservation
agency. Brown trout, brook trout, rainbow trout, and more are depicted on this dishwasher- and microwave-safe Czech porcelain.
Buy It: $87.85; redcabinpottery.com
Infuse a smoky flavor into meats, fish, and veggies with these cedar planks and wrapping papers, developed by Athens, Georgia,
cookbook author Gena Knox.
Buy It: $7.99 (eight 6-inch papers), $7.99 (two 15-inch planks); fireandflavor.com
Buy Dad a nice bottle of whiskey from Kentucky distilleries. Here are our editors’ picks:
These clever branding irons, from the famous King Ranch Saddle Shop in Kingsville, Texas, allow you to make your mark on dinner.
Buy It: $11 each; krsaddleshop.com
Wearing one of these bow ties will make Dad look like a perfectly well-dressed Southern gentleman. The line showcases Southern
icons such as palmetto trees and julep cups. Southern Proper, formed by two Atlanta ladies, combines regional heritage and
Buy It: $60 each; southernproper.com
If Dad likes to cook, build his cast iron collection. The cookware has been the touchstone of Southern food and hospitality for generations. Aside from being virtually indestructible, cast iron has the remarkable ability to evenly distribute and maintain heat, creating golden fried chicken and cornbread so crisp you can hear it crackle when cut. We recommend Lodge Cookware, which produces foundry-seasoned cookware in South Pittsburg, Tennessee. lodgemfg.com
Here’s a trophy any hunter would be proud of: a cardboard buck head, laser-cut in Charlottesville, Virginia, ready to assemble
and mount on the wall.
Buy It: $30; etsy.com/shop/CardboardSafari
Handcrafted of Italian bridle leather in Lynnville, Tennessee, Colonel Littleton’s personalized dresser caddy is a handsome
place to empty your pockets.
Buy It: $65; colonellittleton.com
Dad can escape into stories of novels and nonfiction by Southern authors. Here are a few of our picks:
Download the iPad version of the 2010 best-selling Big Book of BBQ from the editors of Southern Living magazine. Find more than 100 of our most-loved BBQ recipes and secret tips and ideas from our pit master.
Download the Big Book of BBQ App
Your dad will love dressing up his best suit with one of these patterned bow ties.
Buy It: $50 each; highcottonties.com
Chilled soapstone cubes help you chill your spirits without diluting them.
Buy It: $20/set of 9; uncommongoods.com
A Southern gentleman's attire isn't finished without a dapper pocket square tucked into his blazer.
Buy It: $55 each; sidmashburn.com
Southern men (and women too!) will raise a glass to a libation-themed gift, especially if it includes Kentucky bourbon.
Buy It: $24.99; redemptionrye.com
This iconic gift will never go out of style.
Buy It: Kentucky Julep Cup by Salisbury Pewter, $52; thomasdalecompany.com
Help your fella fulfill a time-honored Southern duty with this spiffy charcoal grill.
Buy It: FRYKAT Picnic Charcoal Grill by Bodum, $50, bodum.com
Dad will be the envy of every fan at the tailgate with his very own team-inspired tongs.
Buy It: $24.95; sportschest.net
Practical and handsome, we'll drink to that!
Buy It: Wood Six-Pack Caddy, $41.99; woodthumb.com
A spirited take on the endlessly useful Mason jar.
Buy It: Mason Shaker, $29; masonshaker.com
Make a playlist feel nostalgic.
Buy It: iPhone Gramophone, $249; rh.com
Buckle up! No Texas-size hardware here.
Buy It: Oyster Belt Buckle, $75; sidmashburn.com
Take the gentleman's vanity to new heights. Warning: This may prove true figuratively and literally.
Buy It: Razor and Brush with Stand, $157; naturaldesignswoodturning.com