Finding the right gift for a dad who loves to cook can be tricky. You want a Father’s Day gift that’ll be useful yet unique, not something he already owns. That’s a tall order if your dad’s the kind of home cook who has everything, and it’s even more challenging if you’re not well-versed in the kitchen yourself. But don’t fret. Below, we’ve rounded up 27 Father’s Day gift ideas for every type of foodie dad, from the fine-dining aficionados who appreciate a malted Scotch to the ones who are gassed up for summertime grilling and chilling.
For the dad who’s serious about grilling
Pitmaster John Stage of New York City’s Dinosaur Bar-B-Que tipped us off to this four-piece stainless-steel barbecue tool set from All-Clad, which contains everything dad might need to tend to the grill.
For the dad who’s not-so-serious about grilling
A beer-can chicken roaster looks a little silly-looking, sure, but pitmaster Nick Pihakis of Jim ‘N Nicks Bar-B-Q in Birmingham, Alabama, assured us that cooking this is “one of the best ways to cook a chicken. Not only is upright roasting the optimal position to roast a chicken (fat drips away, heat surrounds the chicken 360 degrees, skin crisps up better), this cooking method allows the steam and vapors to flavor the chicken from the inside cavity out, helping it to stay moist.”
For the dad who doesn’t know anything about grilling
For the dad who needs a new kitchen knife
This luxury chef knife is a bit flashier than a more utilitarian Wüsthof or Global, with a super-polished wooden handle, but according to Justin Devillier, of La Petite Grocery in New Orleans, “it’s a total everything-you-do type of chef’s knife.”
For the dad who loves his kitchen knives
For the dad who could eat tacos for every meal
For the dad on a summer health kick
This high-powered blender will pulverize even the most stubborn kale leaves into a smooth juice.
For the dad who starts his morning with a cappuccino
This bundle features Grub Street editor Alan Sytsma’s favorite Nespresso machine, which was a hit with his parents, along with a milk frother and a few Nespresso capsules to get your dad started.
For the dad who starts his morning with a drip coffee
This all-in-one pour-over coffee kit from Hario comes with a carafe and some filters, meaning it’s easy to approach for a beginner yet high-quality enough to use for years.
For the dad who’s a total coffee nerd (or wants to pretend to be one)
Several serious coffee nerds I’ve interviewed keep this conical burr grinder on their countertops. As writer Ashley Mason explained, “Unlike regular grinders that simply blitz the coffee into a coarse meal, the Breville Smart Grinder Pro lets me adjust the fineness based on popular brew methods like French press, espresso, stovetop percolator, and drip. This is a game changer because your typical $20 coffee grinder really only grinds for a drip coffee machine.”
For the dad who’s more of a tea person
This handsome electric kettle boils water in minutes and is made of easy-to-clean stainless steel.
For the dad who’s a regular at his local brewery
For the dad who forgets to put his six-pack in the fridge
For the dad who likes to host wine tastings
For the dad who only drinks one glass of wine with dinner
The Vacu Vin is a sommelier-approved wine stopper that’ll keep an open bottle of wine fresh overnight. “Their vacuum seal really does help preserve delicate aromatics and flavors that are otherwise lost,” says Victoria James, sommelier and beverage director at Cote.
For the dad who ends the day with a cocktail
For the dad who drinks his whiskey neat
For the dad who wants to learn how to make ramen
For the dad who makes a mean chili
This slow cooker has an automatic timer, so your dad doesn’t have to worry about accidentally burning the house down as his chili simmers.
For the dad who loves his local farmers’ market
A reusable bag, so he can take his wares home in style.
For the dad who cooks with fresh herbs
If your dad already has some herbs in his kitchen, this keeper will make caring for them a little easier, since it’s self-watering.
For the dad who’s trying to eat more vegetables
For the dad who likes to picnic
This picnic basket (though it looks like more of a tote) is perfect for the dad who jumps on any excuse to eat outside or is planning on heading to a bunch of outdoor concerts or movie nights this summer.
For the dad who has a fully stocked kitchen
For the dad who always has leftovers
For the dad who likes his straws
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