June is a busy month, with lots to celebrate and commemorate: graduation; Fathers Day; June 19; Pride; and the official summer day, June 21.
Also, with school officially out for the summer, many new grads are enjoying their last summer before college or entering the workforce. This month is the perfect time to toast the Class of 2022 with gifts that capture life’s precious moments — and also, shop for unique gifts for Dear Ol’ Dad.
all the birds
Specialized in sustainable shoes and clothing, this eco-responsible brand will open its doors this summer. Located at 2503 Amherst Street, at the corner of Amherst and Kelvin Streets, Allbirds offers a variety of eco-friendly options for men and women.
While Dad is grilling or cooling off in the pool, make sure a Coolin’ Curve, an ice bucket with a curved bottom, is nearby. This gift allows you to insert your favorite beer, wine or champagne in the blink of an eye.
Dooney and Bourke
Dooney & Bourke’s third iteration of its All Weather Leather collection is crafted with the same leather as Norweigan snow boots – “beautiful, durable and waterproof, just like water off a duck’s back”. Handbags are designed to withstand the weather and any wear and tear. Leather is now smoother, more refined and luxurious to the eye and to the hand.
Hunter Bell’s summer collection is inspired by San Miguel de Allende, a town in the eastern state of Guanajuato. Strolling through the streets, Bell tells CultureMap that she was endlessly fascinated by the vibrant saturated colors, cobbled streets, intricate doorways, peeling paint walls and lush flowers.
Bell is known for designing with bold textures and hues, and the city filled with Baroque Spanish architecture proved to be the perfect backdrop for her designs.
Graduates are onto the next chapter and a timeless and meaningful gift from Kendra Scott is one they can cherish for years to come. The Texas-based jewelry line recently expanded its offerings with its first-ever watch collection filled with classic and on-trend styles, as well as a new line of engagement jewelry.
These sophisticated timepieces are the perfect gift to prepare your grad for the job market or to get to their next class on campus.
Strolling through Léránt you’re sure to find something for everyone, but when it comes to the perfect Father’s Day gift guide, Léránt has a variety of options for the classy gentleman in your life, such as luxury Baccarat glassware, old-fashioned goblets, and a matching decanter. Add a centerpiece to any side table with a Nachtmann round triangle cigar ashtray, which pairs well with an evening glass of cognac.
Mark your calendars on Tuesday June 7 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a Sip & Shop in Léránt. Shop 20% off storewide while sipping wine. Also enjoy free gift wrapping.
Made from 100% sustainable alpaca fiber, the Pacas are for the athlete in your life. The vented tops will keep your feet cool and they wick away moisture to keep them dry on long runs or bike rides.
Shaftel Diamonds offers an amazing selection of men’s watches, new and refurbished, at various price points. Shaftel CEO Danny Shaftel offers a selection of rare finds including the Omega Speedmaster Moonwatch Professional, an Omega signature piece. Fun fact: This watch was part of six lunar missions and was the first watch worn on the moon by Buzz Aldrin.
The local apothecary specializing in luxurious, all-natural products, including its men’s collection, Mr Vital, has a variety of gifts for dad this Father’s Day. Customize a beard oil, get a travel kit for his future trips or spoil him with the skin, shower and shave kit.
Texas’ largest shopping destination has announced the addition of several new brands to the Houston and Texas markets. arabic oud is known as one of the most prestigious companies in the fragrance industry and is now open on Level 1 near the Galleria Financial Center.
beach bunny opens its first store in Texas and offers swimwear with classic silhouettes made with the best fabrics. Offline by Aerie is new to Bayou City and features activewear designed for movement using the softest luxury fabrics as well as a sustainable line supporting environmental causes.
psycho bunnyfound at Level 2, is an early menswear staple that debuted in New York in 2005. The brand has garnered a cult following among men who don’t sacrifice irreverence for style.
The eco-conscious activewear brand is set to open its first Houston store in Rice Village this fall. Inspired by California’s active, coastal lifestyle, Vuori crafts premium performance apparel. Occupying 3,036 square feet, Vuori will be located at 5515 Kelvin St., Suite 90, and neighbor the new Allbirds and Australian-inspired cafe Bluestone Lane.
Woman on the Moon
The LGBTQ+-owned resin jewelry company has created its first Pride collection. The four-piece collection features designs made with several different crystals such as onyx, rose quartz and citrine. Made with hypoallergenic materials, no two pieces are the same.