Father’s Day Gift Guide: Updated 2021

June 7, 2021
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Hey, y’all! Father’s Day is around the corner – and while this is a bittersweet day for me, as my father passed when I was 15 years old, I still think it is a day worthy of celebration. To buy a present for the most important gentleman in your life can be, to understate, stressful; however, I’m here to make it easier. I’m proud to present the 2021 installment of my Father’s Day Gift Guide: the perfect gifts + experiences!

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Gifts, Experiences


As a Kentuckian, my #1 recommendation for a Father’s Day Gift is – naturally – bourbon. This year, consider giving a bottle of one of Louisville’s Best: Angel’s Envy.

Angel’s Envy is a Louisville-based craft distiller that produces small batch, finished whiskeys. Co-founded in 2010 by the late Master Distiller Lincoln Henderson and his son Wes Henderson, it began as a passion project that combined their family’s deep-rooted passion for and knowledge of the industry with an innovative outlook on bourbon making and finishing. Today, Wes Henderson and his sons Kyle, Andrew, Connor and Spencer Henderson continue the family legacy, working together to produce Angel’s Envy core offerings – Kentucky Straight Bourbon Finished in Port Wine Barrels and Rye Whiskey Finished in Caribbean Rum Casks – as well as a variety of innovative, special releases.

Shelby Horse Supply: Monogrammed/Personalized Belt, Key Ring

There are few goods more Kentucky + more southern, by my standard. Classic leather with a gold name plate, Shelby Horse Supply’s leather keychains + personalized belts are a very classy gift with a thoughtful, personalized touch. Shelby Horse Supply is based in Simpsonville; shop here.

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Father's Day Gift Guide: Kentucky Made Personalized Gold Plate Leather Belt


Launched in July of 1926, Ale-8-One is the only Kentucky-invented soft drink still in existence. It was invented by G. L. Wainscott and was named via one of America’s first slogan contests at the Clark County Fair. “A Late One” – the winning entry – was a pun adopted for its witty description. From that, a Kentucky legacy transpired. Ale-8 is a wonderful gift to have in-hand as you show up to a Father’s Day gathering! Shop here.

Father's Day Gift Guide: Ale-8-One

EF Meeks: Ties, Pocket Squares, and More

Based in Lexington, EF Meeks is a Kentucky-made fashion line that asserts that “looking good is a family tradition”. His designs are classic, southern, and innately preppy — I adore everything that he does! That said, I think the ties + bow ties are my favorite items that he produces. From Keeneland to Churchill Downs, an EF Meeks tie will have the man in your life stylin’ and profilin’. Shop EF Meeks here.

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Father's Day Gift Guide

Golfing in Shelby County, KY

Golf is, in my very biased opinion, the greatest sport known to man. Treat the special father in your life to a round of golf in beautiful Shelby County, Kentucky — a community perfectly fixated between Lexington and Louisville. Come for the golf, stay for the world-class saddlebred horses, southern hospitality, shopping, and food. Play 18 holes at Shelbyville Country Club, Weissinger Hills Golf Course, or 9 holes at Clear Creek Golf Center.

Weissinger Hills Golf Course Shelbyville, KY

Explore A Kentucky Treasure: Hart County, KY

Hart County, Kentucky is chock-full of adventure and is conveniently located off of I-65 in South-Central Kentucky. Take Dad Down Under by visiting the KY Down Under Adventure Zoo: pet a kangaroo, visit with emus, see exotic birds, and tour Mammoth Onyx Cave. It’ll be a day full of memory-making for the entire family! Learn more/order tickets here.

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Cornbread CBD

There are a lot of CBD products on the market; as such, it’s adamant that you choose the correct one for Father’s Day. Cornbread Hemp leverages Kentucky’s unique positioning to create the highest-quality CBD oil on the market. Shop Cornbread Hemp here.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Happy Father’s Day to all!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,


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