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A Father’s Day Gift Guide For a Southern Man

One thing about me is that my dad is my number 1 hero. Father’s Day is just around the corner and my southern dad is extremely hard to buy for. What do you get a man who wants for nothing? Over my years of gift giving, I have had a few win’s and thought I might share them with you…


Here is my Father’s Day gift guide tailored for a southern man! 

  1. Personalized Leather Goods: Southern men often appreciate quality craftsmanship. Consider a hand-tooled leather wallet, belt, or even a personalized leather keychain. These items not only exude Southern charm but also provide durability and style. For my father, Duane Hicks, this idea was best served in the form of a personalized leather poker kit from Mark & Graham. Southern dads LOVE anything leather especially if it’s sentimental and personalized! His Wednesday poker nights just got a little bit more legit! 
  2. Outdoor Cooking Equipment: For the Southern dad who loves to grill or barbecue, consider upgrading his outdoor cooking setup. A high-quality smoker, a set of premium grilling tools, or a cookbook specializing in Southern barbecue recipes could be perfect.
  3. His Favorite Bag of Beans: Many Southern men enjoy a good cup of coffee. When I was around the age of 7, I will never forget the night my dad and I ran out of his favorite coffee flavored ice cream. I watched this man pour straight coffee grounds over vanilla ice cream and start chowing down. To say he is a coffee lover is a gross understatement. Of course I had to try this craziness and ever since then I have had an extreme love for coffee, I don’t go a morning without it, and if I do, watch out. My favorite moments with my dad are always attached to a good cup of coffee. Gift him a bag of his favorite brand of beans and enjoy it with him, thank me later! My dad’s favorite is Starbucks Breakfast Blend
  4. Southern Literature: If your dad enjoys reading, consider gifting him a collection of Southern literature. Books by authors like John Grisham, Flannery O’Connor, or Pat Conroy capture the essence of the South and make for thoughtful gifts. 
  5. Outdoor Gear: If your dad enjoys outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, or hiking, consider getting him some new gear. Whether it’s a quality fishing rod, a camo-printed cooler, or a durable hunting knife, there are plenty of options to choose from. Last year I gifted my dad Xtratuf boots and he loved them for all of his outdoor activities! They are extremely lightweight and comfortable! 10/10 recommend. 
  6. Personalized BBQ Apron or Grilling Apron: A custom apron with his name or a witty Southern saying will make him feel like the king of the grill. These are classics for a reason! It makes them feel special and even helps the family, making your dad excited to get to that grill to cook up all the good food this summer! 

Remember, the best gift is one that reflects your dad’s interests and personality, so choose something that you know he’ll love and appreciate.


Happy Father’s Day!

-Love, a girl who absolutely adores her dad!