Gift Ideas for Him

     Father’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for the perfect gift to show Dad how much you appreciate him, look no further than Brenham and Washington County! From fine cigars to rugged leather goods, Brenham offers a variety of unique shops where you can find the ideal gift for every type of dad. Here are some top picks to help you find that special something: 

For the Classic Connoisseur

Brown Water Cigar Bar

Man making smoked old fashioned with smoke coming out at Brown Water Cigar Bar. - Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange
Brown Water Cigar Bar, Brenham

For the dad who enjoys a good smoke, Brown Water Cigar Bar offers a curated selection of premium cigars and accessories. Treat him to a relaxing evening in their cozy lounge or pick out a sampler pack of his favorite cigars.

Brazos Valley Brewery

people sitting at a bar being served a flight. Brazos Valley Brewery Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange
Brazos Valley Brewing Company, Brenham

Why not treat Dad to a refreshing pint of locally brewed beer from Brazos Valley Brewery? Swing by their taproom to sample a variety of handcrafted brews or pick up a growler to enjoy at home. 

Does your dad prefer wine? Checkout our local wineries!  

For the Vintage Lover

Leftovers Antiques

The inside of an antique store. In the center there is a large dog statue on top of a table. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange
Leftovers Antiques, Brenham

For the dad with a love for history and nostalgia, Leftovers Antiques is the place to go. Browse their eclectic collection of vintage finds, including antique tools, signage, and memorabilia that will add character to any man cave. Leftovers also carries men’s personal care products and boasts an impressive kitchen department for foodies.

Hermann Furniture & Hermann Emporium

The inside of Hermann Emporium features John's Corner, men's gifts, clothing, and food.
Hermann Emporium, Downtown Brenham

If Dad appreciates quality craftsmanship, head to Hermann Furniture and Hermann Emporium, which are right next door to each other in Downtown Brenham. Hermann Furniture is the oldest furniture store in Texas, and has been in the family for 5 generations now, and includes an Antique Mall.

Inside the charming shop of Hermann Emporium, look for John’s Corner, featuring men’s clothing, bourbon-inspired decor, gourmet foods, and other one-of-a-kind treasures that are sure to make him smile.

For the Dog (or Cat!) Dad

Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails

Woman holding dog and shopping bag inside of Puppy Dawgs & Cat Tails - Photo by Brandi Burkett
Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails, Downtown Brenham

Is Dad a proud pet parent? Stop by Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails for a unique selection of gifts for both him and his furry friends. From stylish collars and leashes to gourmet treats, there’s something here for every pet-loving dad. 

For the FashionForward Dad

Chupacabra Leather Co.

The inside of Chupacabra Leather Co. There is a table filled with handmade leather goods.
Chupacabra Leather Co., Downtown Chappell Hill

Treat Dad to a handcrafted leather accessory from Chupacabra Leather Co. Their collection of wallets, belts, and accessories are made with care and attention to detail, ensuring a gift that will last a lifetime. 

Ballad of the Bird Dog

The inside of Ballad of the Bird Dog. There are racks of t-shirs, hats, sunglasses, and dog leashes. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange
Ballad of the Bird Dog, Downtown Brenham

Does Dad have a passion for the great outdoors? Explore the rugged yet stylish apparel and gear at Ballad of the Bird Dog. From durable outerwear to versatile accessories, you’ll find everything he needs for his next adventure. 

Nine Seven Nine

Nine Seven Nine offers a curated selection of clothing and accessories from independent designers. Whether he’s into streetwear or classic menswear, you’re sure to find something that suits his style. 

For the Cowboy

South Texas Tack

A large hat bar with many western hats. Behind the bar a man is steaming a cowboy hat. A group of people are watching him. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange
South Texas Tack, Brenham

If Dad is a cowboy at heart, look no further than South Texas Tack. Browse their extensive selection of riding gear, stable supplies, and Western-themed gifts that Dad is sure to appreciate.

Brenham Saddle Shop

Another must-visit for horse lovers, Brenham Saddle Shop is a hub for all things equine. This Western outfitter offers a wide range of cowboy boots, hats, and apparel, as well as custom-made saddles and tack for the equestrian enthusiast.

For the Foodie

Is Dad more about experiences than physical gifts? Brenham and Washington County have you covered!

LJ's BBQ, plate of sausage, ribs, brisket, potato salad, collard green and mac and cheese. Photo by Natalie Lacy Lange
LJ’s BBQ, Brenham

If he’s a barbecue aficionado, you’re in luck with two local joints making Texas Monthly’s Top 50 BBQ Joints list. Explore our Brenham BBQ TRail for insider tips and recommendations!

Not a BBQ fan? No problem! We’ve got mouthwatering burgers waiting for you too. Check out our curated list of the best burger spots in town!

And if Dad’s just looking to spend some quality time with his buddies watching the game this Father’s Day, we’ve got just the place! Explore some of the best local spots to catch all the action.

With so many unique shops and experiences to choose from, finding the perfect Father’s Day gift in Brenham and Washington County is a breeze. From thoughtful tokens of appreciation to practical essentials, these local businesses have something for every dad.

Happy Father’s Day!