If you have a dad in your life who loves to cook, eat, or drink (so basically all dads), we’ve got you covered this Father’s Day with gourmet gift ideas. With everything from handsome whiskey tumbler, to gear that allows him to smoke his own meats, to raw bar (like, actual oysters), there’s something here for all kinds of dads.
While Father’s Day is coming up soon, if you hurry, most of these will ship and arrive in time. On the off chance you miss the shipping deadline, a little card with an IOU note handed over while he is enjoying a big French Toast breakfast will do just fine.
Happy Father’s Day food gift shopping!
Top: The Grill Sergeant Gift Box from Mouth Foods.
This post has been updated for 2023
Gourmet Father’s Day gifts for dads who like to eat, drink, and cook
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IRONATE Stove Top Pizza Cooker ($160, Huckberry)
A backyard brick oven would be nice, but crispy pizza made on the stove top is a pretty dark good option B. He can make delicious pizza in just three minutes using this, no oven required. And, yes, it works on frozen pizza too. For what it’s worth, you can also use this to sear steaks and it works on an open flame for all those campers.
Walter’s Hot Dog Kit ($79.95 + free shipping, Goldbelly)
Liz swears by her hometown hot dogs, which happen to be ranked among the best in the country. When she tried this very kit (hot dogs, buns, and their famous mustard), following the directions they provide, she says it was exactly like they’ve been making them since 1919 in their famous pagoda stand in Westchester County, New York. Amazing!
The Big Jerk Gourmet Gift Box ($66, Mouth with Father’s Day discount codes on site)
We love the entire Father’s Day gift collection at Mouth.com. There is something for every dad, from the cocktail lover to the guy with a sweet tooth. And of course, the griller, as seen at very top. This gift pack, which comes with a variety of their top-selling beef jerky, is a fun pick if he’s a hiker, biker, camper, or just a snacker.
(Psst — they have a vegan snack box too. Shop around! Mouth is full of amazing gift boxes for dad.
Whiskey Peaks Rocks Glasses ($60, Huckberry)
To celebrate the 2016 centennial of America’s National Park Service, Huckberry produced these clever handblown whiskey glasses featuring a raised topographic impression of America’s greatest mountain peaks: Denali, Half Dome, Mt. Rainier, and Mt. Whitney. Perfect Father’s Day gift for the outdoorsman — who also loves a good cocktail.
Haku Japanese Shoyu ($28-32, Food52)
Sweeter and way more delicate than supermarket soy sauce, these are a must have for any gourmet pantry. Choose from Smoked Shoyu, cold-smoked with Japanese oak; Whisky Barrel-Aged Shoyu; Sakura Cherry Blossom Shoyu aged with preserved cherry blossoms (whoa!); Matsutake Shoyu, a white shoyu infused with earthy matsutake mushrooms; and Black Garlic Shoyu, which had us at the name.
The North Atlantic Sampler ($112, Island Creek Oysters)
There’s something indulgent about a gift of Island Creek Oysters, each harvested daily and shipped overnight from Duxbury, Massachusetts. If it’s good enough for restaurants like The French Laundry and Per Se, we think they’ll appeal to any raw bar enthusiast.
uKeg Growler ($119-$229, Growler Wekrs)
This handsome pressurized growler is vacuum insulated to keep beer cold all day and has a pressurization cap that keeps it well carbonated too. Whether it sits on the kitchen counter (it’s pretty enough to leave it there) or he takes it on the go (it’s travel ready!), this will keep your beer lover’s libation exactly as it’s meant to be all day.
Gourmet chocolates with Uncle Nearest Premium Aged Whiskey ($125, Phillip Ashley)
Bringing together the exquisite creations of two Black craftsmen, Phillip Ashley’s gorgeous gourmet chocolates pairs with Uncle Nearest legendary whiskey to make this box of ready-to-savor chocolates. Six varieties of dark and milk chocolate are enhanced with flavors like maple tree sap caramel, orange blossom honey, roasted Delta pecans, and–of course–Uncle Nearest small-batch whiskey. Cheers!
Chef’s Choice 4643 Pronto Pro Manual Knife Sharpener ($60, Food52)
A great alternative to a honing steel, the steel and ceramic wheels in this knife sharpener acts polishes and sharpens knife blades to keep them in tip-top shape.
Chili Crunch Variety Pack ($50 on sale, Momofuku)
The Chili Crunch Variety Pack from David Chang and Momofuku Goods is totally addictive, so it’s a good thing it can be served in so many different ways: On top of grilled meat, sprinkled on avocado toast, over eggs, or folded into tacos. This four pack features four flavors of the fiery-crunchy chili oil, making it a cool gourmet gift for dads who like to keep things spicy.
Blazetower (complete kit $1,289.00 or buy pieces separately for less)
Looking to splurge this year on something the whole family can enjoy forever? The complete kit for this blazing backyard beauty comes with everything you need to set up a fire tower, grill, and smoker that can be used to hang cure meats, smoke foods, and cook anything you’d like on an open flame, including pizzas. When it isn’t being used for cooking, you treat the Blazetower like a fire pit — the smart design even funnels smoke away from guests.
Homemade Kimchi Kit ($45, Uncommon Goods)
Never run out of delicious, savory, spicy kimchi when you can make it easily at home. This kit has everything you need to DIY the staple Korean condiment.
Trees Knees Maple Trio ($39.99, Bushwick Kitchen)
Blended, bottled, and shipped by hand in Brooklyn, NY (of course), this trio of maple syrups will have his sweet tooth aching. Choose between Spicy Maple, Cinnamon Maple, and what is surely the best, Coffee Maple made with Stumptown coffee. Or, if the dad you’re shopping for is more into spicy than sweet, check out the Trees Knees Spicy Trio which is pretty awesome too.
All-Clad Steel Outdoor Griddle ($79 on sale, Amazon)
Yes, grilling gifts for dad can be a bit of a Father’s Day gift cliché but for good reason — especially if are shopping for a guy who loves his BBQ. If he already has most of the accessories, this could be the perfect addition to his collection of grilling gear.
BBQ Daddy Grill Brush ($59, Scrub Daddy at Amazon)
For a practical Father’s Day gift idea, we found a cool one in the Scrub Daddy’s BBQ Daddy Grill Brush. Since wire grill brushes are now a no-no, upgrade his grill cleaning game with one that cleans with the power of steam,. It lasts more than one BBQ season and when it needs changing, you can pick up replacement heads rather than a whole new brush.