5 Father's Day Gifts Houston Dads Really Want

Ties, shoehorns and handcrafted paper weights, BEGONE! This year, we have some gift ideas that'll really put a smile on Dad's face.

From growlers to porchetta, check out 5 Houston-centric Gifts That Dads (and You) Will Really Want:

5. A Growler of His Favorite Craft Brew

Head over to The Hay Merchant, The Petrol Station, Nobi Public House, Growler's Beer & Wine or even Whole Foods and pick up a growler or two of craft beer.

Special Bonus: Taste testing to find the perfect one.

4. Tickets to a Wine-Tasting Class

Is your dad/husband/godfather/uncle/any-guy-that-you-are-buying-a-gift-for a fancy man who enjoys the occasional fancy glass of wine? If so, treat him to the Texas Wine School's Wines of France tasting class, where you can learn about the intricacies of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and more. June 19; 7-9 p.m.; $60 per ticket

Special Bonus: Bonding time over a glass of chilled red. Plus maybe he'll pick up a couple of bottles to share.

3. Whole Hog Butchery Demo + Lunch

Perfect for the budding butcher. Score seats to one of three whole-hog butchery demonstrations from Revival Market Chef de Cuisine Adam Dorris and lead butcher Andrew Vaserfirer. The meat-filled day will include an emulsified-sausage how-to, porchetta sandwich lunch, charcuterie tasting and cured meat swag. June 25, 26, or 27. 7-9 p.m. $100 per ticket.

Special Bonus: Stuffing your face after Dad learns to break down a hog.

2. Lunch + A Round of Top Golf

If you haven't checked out Top Golf yet, here's your chance. Who doesn't love burgers, buckets of beers and swinging a club?

Special Bonus: Letting him win so he buys the next round.

1. A Day at the Brewery

Most of all, dads just want to spend some quality the brewery. Treat your pops to a tour and a couple of pints at one of Houston's many breweries. Pick a date and head to Saint Arnold, Karbach, 8th Wonder, Southern Star or No Label.

Special Bonus: Getting dad drunk enough to admit what actually went down in the '70s.

Happy Father's Day!

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Brooke Viggiano is a contributing writer who is always looking to share Houston's coolest and tastiest happenings with the Houston Press readers.
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