June is here… which means it’s time to think about Father’s Day. I know I’m feeling extra appreciation this year for my husband as I reflect on the past three months- he really kept this ship from sinking. But just like so many special men in our lives- he can also be very hard to shop for. Which is why I am so thrilled about today’s post! I have partnered with Onward Reserve to bring you a Father’s Day Gift Guide for the Well-Dressed Gent. Also – I am sharing a promo code for an exclusive free gift with purchase.
If you want to spoil the important Dads in your life this year, you don’t want to miss today’s post!
Have you ever heard of Onward Reserve? If not, let me give you a little bit of background. They are a local retail business based here in Atlanta featuring clothing, shoes, accessories, unique name brands and upscale college apparel.
There are lots of reasons to fall in love with this company, but here are four:
- SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS! Onward Reserve is a small business here in Atlanta. Now more than ever I vow to support small businesses when possible. I think that a Father’s Day gift is the perfect opportunity to support a small business.
- GO DAWGS! The founder, TJ Callaway, went to University of Georgia (my alma mater) and started Onward Reserve in Athens. They now have 12 locations and a full online catalog. The entire brand is based on the motto “live authentically” and the outcome is a mix of preppy casual and outdoors-y practicality clothing.
- KEEP IT SIMPLE! Shopping can be overwhelming for lots of men (and women!) and I appreciate that Onward Reserve does all the work and provides a carefully selected curation of items at different price points. It really does keep things simple and is a one stop shop for a well-dressed gent.
- FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE! They are offering a free gift with purchase that is SO FUN! A few weeks ago I shared my new favorite cocktail recipe here on the blog- the Ranch Water. Imagine how excited I was to see that Onward Reserve not only understands my obsession with this delicious cocktail but also offered to give away a set of these awesome Ranch Water cocktail cups free with purchase. GIVE ME ALLLLLLL THE TOPO CHICO! Just use the promo code “SOUTHERNHEATHER” when you checkout and these will ship for free with your purchase!
OK! So now that you know a little bit more about Onward Reserve, let’s take a closer look at the Father’s Day Gift Guide I put together to help simplify your shopping this year. I’ve broken each item out below with lots of varying price points. (and don’t forget about the great free gift with purchase with promo code SOUTHERNHEATHER)
|| WELL-DRESSED GENT FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE ||
|| PRO STRIPE POLO ||
Can a man ever have too many Polos? The answer is no! This is by far the number one thing hanging in Brian’s closet and part of his daily “what to wear” formula for work. Onward Reserve has a great selection with options ranging from stripes, solids and our collegiate faves. Of course, these polos are in the performance fabric so perfect for actually golfing too…
Shop them here: Polos
|| PERFORMANCE SHORTS ||
Designed for the warm humid days of late spring and summer, the Peachtree Performance Short is sure to keep you cool and dry with its moisture wicking fabric and updated comfortable fit. The classic styling of a chino paired with fabric that performs when you need it most.
Shop them here: Performance Shorts (available in khaki and gray)
|| TRUCKER HAT ||
I think I may need all of these for myself! Sorry, not sorry. But seriously- what man wouldn’t love a fun new hat for the summer? Onward Reserve has lots of great options, I love that American Flag hat and this Georgia State Flag Trucker Hat
Shop them here: Hats
|| NEEDLEPOINT BELT ||
Ladies get statement jewelry, men get statement belts. Am I right? While a needlepoint belt is a bigger investment for a gift, they truly are such a fun way for a man to make a statement and Onward Reserve has lots of great options. From his favorite college football team to his love of Bourbon, I think the hardest part about buying one would be deciding which one! Is it possible to leave a needlepoint belt in your will? #Familyheirloom
Shop them here: Belts
|| CASUAL TEES ||
If it’s time for your man to officially retire his fraternity tees or the worn out freebies he has a collection of, take a look at Onward Reserve. For a lower price point option (in the $30 range) there is a great selection of Casual Tees. Lots of great options and I love the local artist Steve Penley American Flag one featured below.
Shop them here: Casual Tees
Lots of classic styles and colors available. This item is definitely getting added to our shopping bag.
Shop them here: Swimwear
|| FLIP-FLOPS ||
These are also definitely going in my shopping cart this year for Brian! He is in desperate need of some new flip flops and I like these more sophisticated options.
Shop them here: Flip Flops
|| CLOUD SNEAKERS ||
Cloud Sneakers took Atlanta by storm a few years back and I know why. They are comfy and stylish. The colors are perfect and understated and they are slip-ons, although they come with laces so you can make them tie if you want. Just a great casual sneaker to wear for everyday casual style!
Shop them here: Sneakers
|| PERFORMANCE BUTTON DOWNS ||
With the world reopening a bit, I know lots of offices are starting to open their doors again so it’s time to dust off the work wear. These look like more formal button downs but are super breathable. There are two different styles: classic and tailored fits.
Shop them here: Performance Button Downs
|| PERFORMANCE FIVE-POCKET STRETCH PANTS ||
These Five Pocket Pants look nice enough to wear to the office… or on a Zoom Call. Comfy and breathable.
Shop them here: Five Pocket Pants
The style and fabric of these pullovers are versatile so they can easily be worn from the golf course to the 19th hole.
Of course, if clothes aren’t on your man’s wish list, Onward Reserve also carries small gift items such as books and fun things to stock the bar. They recently added sets of these neoprene cocktail cups — available in Ranch Water (the free giveaway with purchase!), Margarita, Bloody Mary and Transfusion. This set of cups would make a great gift with all the drink fixin’s in a ice bucket or small basket. This Wood Club Bottle Opener would also be a great gift and the perfect conversation piece for the golf lover to have out on his bar. (and he can always tell everyone it came from you in 2020 amidst a pandemic, see what I mean about it being a conversation piece?!) From this Card Wallet to this leather watch- these are the finishing touches for your man.
(as pictured below)