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! 

Finding Holiday Magic

Finding Holiday Magic

This is my favorite time of year … waiting and anticipating the first cold snap of the season … when the air turns crisp, leaves begin to float gracefully to the ground, coffee tastes better and animals and children alike seem to get a boost of extra playfulness. It’s magical.

Sounds a bit like the opening of a Hallmark movie, but … it is real. Brenham and Washington County can’t be replicated. This is true Texas. Unapologetically Americana. Authentic.

Fall wouldn’t be complete in Brenham without candy-littered streets from the annual homecoming parade, including of course, homecoming queen hopefuls waving from convertibles. It doesn’t get much more Americana than this, right?

October boasts creatively dressed scarecrows posed in front of Downtown Brenham shops. Each one lovingly put together by dozens of schoolchildren and individuals alike, who have put their hearts into these straw creations, in hopes of winning one of the many prizes. Local spirit and pride are reflected in each entry.

Our community of Chappell Hill, located just 15 minutes east of Brenham, throws its annual Scarecrow Festival. This popular event draws huge crowds to its tiny town to shop, eat and welcome the season with a smile. Tent-lined streets are full of holiday shoppers, happy to escape big city mass merchandise to enjoy unique street vendors and small-town life.

November continues the holiday spirit with what we’ve all been looking forward to all year long … the Christmas Stroll and Lighted Parade in Downtown Brenham … an event that will melt the heart of even the worst Scrooge. Downtown Brenham comes to life with residents and visitors mingling on the streets and throughout the shops. No crowded malls here, just a hometown atmosphere of genuine Christmas spirit. Brenham’s Downtown shopkeepers dazzle and surprise unsuspecting visitors with unique finds. Inside some of the antique architecture, new hip ventures are alive and well and waiting to be discovered.

The Stroll is kicked off with the tree lighting ceremony where onlookers are serenaded by a Girl Scout choir singing carols. As night continues to fall, the parade begins. Beautifully decorated and fully lit floats, marching bands, horses and dancers parade through Downtown, all to the delight of friends, family and visitors. And of course, the man of the hour SANTA makes his grand entrance to the squeals of excited children lining the streets, frantically waving to him as he passes by, perched atop a Fire Truck.

People passing, children laughing, meeting smile after smile … doesn’t just happen in a song or a Hallmark movie. It’s in Brenham, Texas and Washington County … where It’s a Wonderful Life! Sorry, couldn’t help myself!

 

Weekend Getaway with S.A. Foodie

Weekend Getaway in Brenham with S.A. Foodie

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