Gift and Recipe Ideas for Father's Day



Still pondering the perfect Father’s Day gift? Fishing for creative gift and recipe ideas that scream D.A.D.? Whatever kind of celebration you are planning, we’ve got you covered.

For the Grill Master

Hard pressed for a grill but tight on space? Ever planned a backyard BBQ and have it end in a wash out? Dad will love the multipurpose T-fal OptiGrill in sunshine and rain for everything from grilled salmon to pressed sandwiches.

Recipes to try:

Moroccan Grilled Salmon (pictured above)

Three Cheers

Get the beer flowing with some fun accessories like a state of the art YETI Colster or a Mini Beer Pong set. These gifts may help him exercise a little moderation and portion sizes control. Cooking with beer enhances flavor and even reduces some (not all) of the alcohol. Learn more about the health benefits of beer here.

Recipes to try:

Photo by: Matt Armendariz ©2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Matt Armendariz, 2014, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Photo by: EasyBuy4U / iStock

EasyBuy4U / iStock

Spice Things Up

If dad likes things spicy make him a goodie bag from a legit artisan spice shop like Allspicery in Sacramento, California. From dry rubs to dips to BBQ sauce, dried herbs and spices elevate BBQ food to another level.

Recipes to try:

A few pieces of bbq chicken and a container of sauce in a boat shaped tray

Photo by: Tara Donne ©Food Network

Tara Donne, Food Network

Dana Angelo White, MS, RD, ATC, is a registered dietitian, certified athletic trainer and owner of Dana White Nutrition, Inc., which specializes in culinary and sports nutrition.

*This article was written and/or reviewed by an independent registered dietitian nutritionist.

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