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Jan 27

McKinney Gift Ideas for Your Special Guy on Valentine's Day!

Posted on January 27, 2020 at 10:13 AM by Beth Shumate

Looking for a fun and different kind of gift for the man in your life this Valentine's Day?  Why not give the gift of a fun and memorable McKinney experience? You can't go wrong with one of the ideas below.

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The men we know absolutely love to grill and they love steak, so what better way to treat the man in your life than with a grilling class? Local Yocal Farm to Market's Steak 101 Class doesn't only involve learning about beef and how to properly grill it. It also involves eating some of the best beef found in North Texas! Local Yocal offers gift certificates so the recipient can just go online to schedule the right day for him. (They fill up quickly!) And throw in one of their cool t-shirts; they make a fun thing to include with the vouchers.

Grab a Brew and a Tour

Take him on a tour at either of McKinney's two popular craft breweries, Franconia Brewing and TUPPS Brewery. Franconia's tour is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays; cost is $10 which covers the tour and beer samples. TUPPS Brewery offers a tour on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m. as well as live music, food trucks and all kinds of great events. TUPPS is usually open Sunday too, and as always, is family friendly.

Take a Hike
If you and your special guy are outdoorsy, you could arrange a picnic lunch following a hike or bike ride in one of McKinney's numerous nature areas. The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary offers miles of hiking nature trails through various habitats. The city's Erwin Park offers seven miles of mountain bike trails, several designated campsites and plenty of open spaces, wooded areas and playgrounds.

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Enjoy live music at a variety of spots downtown over the weekend or over at The Sanctuary Music & Events. Or buy tickets to one of the McKinney Performing Arts Center's upcoming concerts or an evening at the Comedy Arena in downtown McKinney for the perfect date night with dinner at a downtown McKinney eatery.

Share Some History
The Collin County History Museum's always has wonderful exhibits honoring McKinney, Collin County, and the people who've lived here. Their interactive exhibits are perfect for young and old to share some interesting hands-on experiences. 

Release Your Inner Artist ... and His, Too!burger plate for dad
Create something memorable and lasting by spending some time with Dad at one of McKinney's fun artsy spots. Walls of Clay in downtown McKinney has some cool projects for you to create. It also makes for a fun activity you can do together! (Keep in mind that because of the firing time needed to finish the project, you won't be able to take it home this weekend. But creating something together will be fun and you'll have a memento of it for later.)

fathers day paintings at Painting with a TwistYou could also create a painting at Painting with a Twist (at Hardin and Eldorado) to hang in his office or shop. Or take him with you for a fun afternoon or evening painting field trip. Choose the time slot based on which painting you'd like to create or pick up a gift card. Either way, there will always be a fun project on their calendar that your man will have fun doing with you!

Is he your personal superhero? Whether he's a fan of the Marvel Universe or DC Comics, you'll find the perfect comic books, games, and more at Carpe Diem Comics! Or pick up an action figure or other memento at Texas Monkey Business
A new perfect date night business just opened on East Virginia in downtown McKinney - Arcade 92, a nostalgic video arcade. Admission is just $12 per person and all the games are set to free play, so you can play any and every game to your heart's content. They also offer food and adult beverages to snack on in between playing games.
How will you celebrate that special man in your life this Valentine's Day?