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A Guide to Creating Unforgettable Memories with Dad this Father’s Day

Father’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the fathers in our lives. Whether they’re biological fathers, adoptive fathers, grandfathers, or fatherly mentors, it’s a special chance for us to tell them and show them how much they mean to us. 


Here are some ideas that will surely put a smile on Dad’s face – whether they are right here in the Texas Hill Country or miles away. 


Keep It Simple


There’s nothing wrong with going all out, but often, something straightforward and from the heart is a perfect way to show Dad how much you care. While every father is unique, here are a few gifts that just about any dad is guaranteed to love. 


  • Thoughtful card – While Hallmark has some amazing scribes, a personal, heartfelt message is just as special.
  • Book – Ask the dad in your life about a few of his favorite literary genres and grab him one of the latest bestsellers. Who knows, maybe you’ll introduce him to his new favorite author?
  • Framed photo – Give him a framed picture of you two or even of him and his grandchildren.
  • Sports Jersey – Surprise Dad with a top-notch jersey featuring his all-time favorite player’s number. This gift will allow him to enjoy games in style, feeling like he’s part of the action.


Take Him Out


You don’t need to whisk them off to a foreign destination or even a weekend getaway to show him you care. Take him to his favorite restaurant, treat him to a movie or concert of his choice, or go out for a round of golf together. The important thing is that you find an opportunity to spend time with him doing something he’ll enjoy. 


There are some pretty great ways to make Father’s Day special right here in Kyle and the greater Austin area. Pack up all your dad’s favorite snacks in a picnic basket, grab a blanket, and head out to one of the local parks in Kyle for some quality time together. And if you don’t feel like doing the cooking yourself, local restaurants like Milt’s Pit BBQ and Texas Pie Company can put together a perfect takeout plate for your picnic basket. 


Get Creative


If Dad loves to try new things, consider signing him up for a subscription service. For example, does he enjoy an evening beer? Check out the Beer of the Month Club. The subscription allows you to choose from five different clubs that vary by brewery, country of origin, and beer style to suit their specific tastes. A Beer of the Month subscription is a great way to stretch out the Father’s Day celebration all year long!


Head Outdoors


There’s a good chance that the father in your life works harder than you realize. Treat him to a day outdoors, whether it be hiking, a bike ride, fishing, or even a local camping trip. No matter what he prefers, it is another great way to spend some quality time together doing something they love!


These are just a few of the great ways you can celebrate Father’s Day around Kyle. Prefer to keep your plans within walking distance? Get the whole family together and take in the fresh air with a walk along the trails at Crosswinds. To learn more about this wonderful city and find a home here, contact the Crosswinds team today. 

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DIY Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is right around the corner, and there’s no need to spend a fortune on a gift for dad when you can make his gift yourself! Today, Crosswinds is sharing some excellent DIY gift ideas that will make for a very thoughtful Father’s Day gift!

Rosemary Mint Shaving Cream

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For a gift he can appreciate on the daily, make him some shaving cream with a custom scent! Those razors can be really tough on his face, but with this rosemary mint shaving cream, he can get a smooth shave that refreshes and revitalizes him.

Comic Book Coasters

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Is your dad a bit of a comic book nerd? Well give him the gift that he is sure to love – comic book coasters! For the best comic book scenes, look online and print out a few pages from dad’s favorite comic books.

Whiskey, Caramel, Marshmallow and Bacon Bark

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For the father that has an insatiable sweet tooth, don’t go the traditional gift route. Instead, make them a sweet treat like this whiskey, caramel, marshmallow and bacon bark. Did you even think these amazing ingredients could go so well together!?

Black and Tan Beer Soap

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While this Father’s Day gift may sound almost edible, it’s the perfect gift for the dad that’s an ultimate beer lover. This black and tan beer soap is a spin-off of a black and tan drink, which is traditionally a Guinness and a pale ale layered in a glass.

Tripod Camping Stool

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For the dad that loves the great outdoors, not only is one of our new homes in Kyle, TX an excellent gift, but so is this tripod camping stool! While it takes a little more time and work to build this gift, it’s sure to last through many camping trips!

Make this Father’s Day one they won’t forget and give them a gift from the heart that you made just for them! We hope everyone has a wonderful Father’s Day. Contact Crosswinds today to learn about our new homes in Kyle, TX.