14 Fabulous Father's Day Gifts for the Foodie Dad
He's the guy who was there when you were ready to ride a bike without training wheels, who taught you how to symmetrically mow a lawn, who used duct tape to fix any and every household problem, and who introduced you to some of our all-time favorite family meals. Whether your dad cherishes a juicy steak, is a whiz at making cocktails, or prefers salads packed with healthy proteins, he is probably at the center of your most cherished food memories. To celebrate Dad and his big-time appetite, we've rounded up a 14 fabulous Father's Day gifts for this number one man in your life.
If your dad is always checking his watch to see if it's five o'clock, then he'll love the bold Double Rye whiskey from High West Distillery. It's a blend of two different ryes and makes a spicy, smokily sweet sip. If he's more of a morning guy, send him a coffee subscription to Angel's Cup so he can blind taste coffees from different roasters and origins and expand his java knowledge.
If he loves having fresh ingredients for his cooking, and likes things spicy, how about a surefire grow kit for chiles. A molcajete for homemade guacamole is also a good choice—just be sure to include some ripe avocados, too! A dad who wants to be healthy (or says he does) would embrace a premium juicer that helps him (and the rest of the family) up their fruit and vegetable intake.
Any foodie father will love these 14 gifts that make cooking, eating, and drinking at home a little more stylish and a lot more delicious.
Handmade Long Pasta Collection
Stylish yet practical, Stock Mfg.'s aprons are crafted in Chicago and favored by chefs at top restaurants including Alinea. Dad can wear this slate-gray version made out of American-milled waxed canvas for cooking, grilling, painting, and woodworking—you name it. The best part? Free repairs are guaranteed for life.
Shop Now: Stock Mfg. Aprons, from $68, stockmfgco.com.
No.10 Cast-Iron Skillet
For grilling or making cornbread, as well as cooking on the stovetop, Dad will love this handmade pan with a satin smooth surface, pour spouts, and a helper handle so he can two-hand the pan when it's heavy with pork chops and sauce.
Shop Now: Smithey Ironware Co. "No. 10" Cast-Iron Skillet, $160, smithey.com.
Martha's Charcuterie Box
Here'a a meaty gift that he'll really be able to sink his teeth into! Martha selected the artisan sopressata, salami, bacon, plus crackers, cornichons, and other accoutrements for this delicious present.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart x iGourmet Father's Day Charcuterie Box, $89.99, iGourmet.com
Double Rye Whiskey
Coffee Tasting Subscription
He can explore the world of coffee with a subscription to Angel's Cup, who send monthly packages of coffee for blind tasting. Gift subscriptions start at three months.
Shop Now: Angel's Cup Coffee Subscription, from $32.97, angelscupcoffee.com.
Windowsill Organic Chili Pepper Grow Kit
Even if Dad's fingers aren't especially green, he'll have success with this organic chili pepper plant that grows on the windowsill or deck—it's guaranteed to produce fiery chiles to use in salsa, chili, salads, or however he likes.
Shop Now: Back to the Roots Organic Chili Pepper Grow Kit, $29.99, backtotheroots.com.
Varietal Wine Glasses
Bacon Bourbon Maple Caramels
Let Dad combine his sweet tooth with his love of salty bacon with these irresistible small batch caramels.
Shop Now: La Petite Occasion Bacon Bourbon Maple Caramels, $40, petiteoccasion.com.
Monthly Blueberry Subscription
Maple Syrup Selection
For the best ever stack of pancakes, gift Dad a set of three different types of maple syrup: classic maple syrup, bourbon-barrel aged, and cinnamon-vanilla infused. He might just like using the syrups in his cocktail creations or swirling them over ice cream too.
Shop Now: Runamok Maple Syrup Large Gift Bottle Set, $64.95, runamokmaple.com