30 Best Father's Day Food Gifts for Every Dad

We found the best gifts for dad, whether he loves to cook, travel, camp and more.

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June 06, 2023

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Forget the ties, the golf balls, the novelty socks. The best gifts for Father's Day are all about Dad's passions — including his passion for food. Whether the dad in your life loves to grill, is a camping extraordinaire, brews his own beer, or just wants to eat, we’ve got the best gifts for Father’s Day. And if you're looking for more inspiration, we've got ideas for shippable gift baskets, first-time dads and last-minute shoppers or those on a budget.

When dad can't make it to the ball game, bring a piece of the park home with these baseball park-themed rocks glasses. He can enjoy his favorite spirit or cocktail while cheering on the home team.

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There's nothing worse than an overcooked steak. Ensure dad gets it right everytime with one of our top-tested meat thermometers. The Thermapen One is super accurate and reads the temperature faster than every other thermometer we tested.

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Your dad probably already has a favorite bottle of bourbon, so why not compliment his tastes with this gift set of mixers? Williams Sonoma partnered with the experts at Woodford Reserve to put together a set of mixers for whipping up classic bourbon-based cocktails in a flash.

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This Breville air fryer bore out as our top pick for air fryer toaster ovens on the market. Dad will love it for its versatility, which also makes it a practical gift. He can whip up a batch of Air Fryer Chicken Wings, reheat takeout fries, and even crisp up a frozen pizza in no time.

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Omsom's mission is all about bringing bold flavors to home cooking. Co-founders by Vanessa and Kim Pham, daughters of Vietnamese refugees, worked with some of the best Asian-run restaurants in New York and San Francisco to create starter packs for delicious Asian dishes. The Best Seller Set is perfect for dad to whip up favorites like Thai Larb, Korean Spicy Bulgogi and more right in his own kitchen.

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For food-focused travelers, every meal should be one to remember. Make sure your jet-setting dad has everything he needs to get to his destination with this helpful passport case. He can keep his passport, credit cards, and more totally organized from takeoff to landing.

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Whether dad loves to make panini, burgers or grilled veggies, the Cuisinart Griddler can do it all. With dishwasher-safe plates that are simple to remove, this appliance will be a weeknight savior. Plus, it's compact for easy storage too.

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Any chef knows footwear is an important part of the cooking experience. The TechLoom Bliss line from APL provides lot of support without added weight. These lightweight sneakers slip on and off making it a no-brainer for wearing during long backyard barbecues or even during Thanksgiving dinner.

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Dad's knives need an upgrade? Snag him this set of essentials from Misen. We swear by the brand's chef knife and are sure the serrated and paring knife do not disappoint.

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If your dad's a burgeoning pizzaiolo, it's time he tried his hand at wood fired-style pies at home. This Ooni model is powered by propane, making it perfect for a Wednesday pizza night. Plus, the smaller size means it can fit in just about any backyard space.

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If dad's into the great outdoors, he'll need a backpack that can handle all his snacks without needing to worry about the weather. The Recon backpack from The North Face is waterproof and extra-durable, making it a great daypack option for storing bars and trail mix.

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Whether he loves braising short ribs, baking bread or simmering soup, a classic Dutch oven is a kitchen staple. This one from Le Creuset is timeless and will last for decades. We love the brand new olive color.

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Give the aspiring mixologist a new toy by gifting him a cocktail smoking board. He can use it to add some smoky flavor to just about any cocktail. We recommend starting with a classic Old Fashioned or marg.

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This fruity Scotch whisky is made for pre-dinner drinking. Pairing well with soft cheeses and complementing amber and pale ales, this liquor can be enjoyed neat or over ice before the main event.

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We all drop our phones from time to time, especially when grilling outdoors. Make sure his phone stays protected during outdoor cooking with Otterbox's Defender Series case, which comes in multiple phone styles.

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If your dad loves to grill and wishes he had room for a smoker, consider this electric grill from Ninja the next best thing. In testing, we found it was super easy to set up and delivered great smoky flavor and sears on steaks, veggies and more.

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Gift your dad a customized bottle of whiskey made just for him. Oak & Eden allows customers to choose their base spirit, flavoring and even personalize the bottle for an extra gifty touch.

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This ready-to-go gift box includes everything dad needs to craft his own mozzarella, feta, cream cheese, ricotta and more. The beginner kit includes everything you need to get started including the culture, lipase and an instant-read thermometer, plus easy to follow instructions and a recipe booklet to make hundreds of different cow, goat and sheep milk cheeses. Unlike other kits, which contain tablets, this set includes liquid rennet to ensure consistent quality. Dad will perfect his burrata making just in time for summer tomato salad and caprese salad season.

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For the hot sauce aficionado, nothing beats getting to brew your own spicy sauce. This DIY kit includes cayenne, ancho, curry and chili spice packs for dad to mix with the included peppers, vinegars and garlic to make his own small batch condiments. It also includes easy-to-follow instruction booklet with recipes, a funnel, gloves and six glass bottles with customizable labels so dad can add some flair to his packaging too. The best part? You’ll get to sample and try 'em out to add fiery flavor to tacos, pizza, stir-fries and more. Get ready for a season of sizzle.

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Clear out the garage and create a home brewing set-up for dad. Whether your dad’s a home brewing novice or a full-on hop head, this at-home beer brewing kit turns your dad into a master brewer. This kit includes all the ingredients needed to make Brooklyn Brew Shop’s well-balanced citrusy IPA, including the Everyday IPA all-grain mix, Cascade and Columbus hops, and beermaking yeast. Dad will also receive all the necessary equipment, including a glass fermentation jug, thermometer, racking cane, tubing and more. Plus, all the equipment is reusable, so all dad needs to brew his next batch is another beer making mix and packet of no-rinse sanitizer.

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Sometimes snack food is exactly what you need. Give dad this gift of delicious snacks for Father's Day with this gift box from Mouth.com.

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Forming the perfect burger patties is an art. Take the guesswork out of it by giving dad a burger press from Cuisinart. He can also use it to form crab cakes, veggie burgers and salmon patties.

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These stainless steel mixing bowls vaccum seal for easy and longer storage and come with a date dial on each lid so you never have to guess how long your food has been left in the fridge.

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Make the most of summer nights with a fire pit. This compact fire pit from Solo Stove is easy to pop up in the backyard on warm nights and store in the garage during the winter without taking up a ton of space.

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Whether dad relies on a good playlist during his workout or likes to listen to a podcast while he's whipping up dinner, a set of wireless earbuds make it all so much easier. This more affordable option from Beats offers quality sound without breaking the bank.

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Yeti is a top pick when it comes to travel mugs and water bottles. This 30-ounce tumbler is large enough for his morning cup of iced coffee or even a large cup of water. Plus, the design fits in most cupholders so he can take it on the go.

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No backyard barbecue is complete without a playlist. This portable speaker from Bose is ideal for indoor or outdoor use and can pair with any phone or tablet. Let dad jam out to his favorite bands while he finishes flipping burgers.

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Give his grilling tools and upgrade with this three-piece set from Weber. It's got all the necessary items including a spatula, tongs and marinade brush, so he'll be all set for the new season.

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For the dad who spends his Saturday morning at the gym, a shaker bottle is essential. In testing, we found that this one blended up protein powder most easily and the vortex shape made the bottle easier to hold.

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This Always Pan dupe is a great option for the dad who's tight on kitchen space. Ninja claims this all-in-one pan can replace 12 kitchen tools and comes with a lid, steamer basket and attached spatula. The sea salt grey color is ideal for the dad who's not into bold hues.

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