26 Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Cook (and Eat)

Treat Dad to a gift as great as he is.

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May 20, 2019

Let’s face it, shopping for Dad can be hard. There’s only so many neckties and watches you can buy someone before their collection is overloaded. That's why we channeled our inner food dude to find gifts for Dad that are both useful and unique. From great grill sets to cutlery cufflinks, these are the presents perfect your #1 Dad.


BUY IT: Amazon, $24.99

The way Dad does it, manning the grill is a full-time job. Equip him with the very best by gifting him a sleek grilling set, complete with tongs, a meat thermometer and a spatula. Bonus? The top of the spatula doubles as a beer bottle opener!

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BUY IT: Amazon, $18.99

If Dad can’t fix it, nobody can. Show him your appreciation with a handy mug that looks equally great on a desk or a workbench.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $87.99

We know what Dad really wants — a day to kick back and relax in the yard. With this multi-purpose fire pit, he’ll have a fire, grill and cooler all within arm’s reach.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $13.63

Nobody knows flavor like Bobby Flay, who is also a dad by-the-way. His cookbook is chock-full of healthy recipes that will leave Dad feeling fit and satisfied.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $12.95

With this punny t-shirt, your dad will look truly un-pho-gettable!

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BUY IT: Amazon, $199.99

The BYOB-obsessed need this durable cooler. With three inches of insulation and a tough-as-nails exterior, drinks will stay nice and cold on beach trips, hikes and everything in between.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $69.99

Say goodbye to dry, overcooked chicken. This app-connected meat thermometer mounts directly onto the grill (check the make and model for compatibility) and sends a notification to your phone once the food has reached its desired temperature. Dad will love the flawless results — and the chance to sit down and relax while the meat’s on the grill.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $24.95

Come on — even Dad knows it’s time to throw out those old, smelly socks. This fun box comes with five foodie designs, so he’ll have a pair for every craving.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $29.99

Next time Dad wants to crack open a cold one, he’ll be delighted to use this handy gadget. The magnetic bottle hanger clings to the ceiling of the fridge, which clears up shelf space (and looks super cool).

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BUY IT: Amazon, $64.50

There’s so much to love about this electric indoor grill. The device creates significantly less smoke than a traditional grill (key for cooking inside!) and the removable grid can go right in the dishwasher for super easy cleanup. Win-win.

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BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $13.95

Let Dad know he’s the best in the galaxy with this storm trooper spatula.

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BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $349.95

Your pasta-loving pop will adore the Philips Smart Pasta Maker. This speedy machine creates a pound of fresh pasta in just 15 minutes and includes eight different shapes to choose from. If that doesn’t win him over, the built-in scale (which indicates exactly how much water and egg to add) certainly will.

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BUY IT: Sur La Table, $29.95

Up Dad’s grill game with this 3-in-1 burger press. The cast-iron tool allows him to prepare patties in three different ways — classic, slider and stuffed. And, as an added bonus, the press includes a 30-page book of mouthwatering burger recipes, so he’ll never run out of new options to try.

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BUY IT: Sur La Table, $17.99

Carnivores will love an easy-to-use bacon bowl. Simply wrap bacon around the tiny cups, cook until perfectly crisp and fill with everything from eggs to mashed potatoes.

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BUY IT: UncommonGoods, $44.99

Say farewell to warm beer and sodas forever with these handmade granite coasters. Simply throw them in the refrigerator or freezer for a refreshing and chilled drink perfect for when Dad's watching the big game.

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BUY IT: Sur La Table, $319.95

If Dad's a fan of steak and potatoes, these are the knives for him. Forged in Germany from tempered steel, they'll slice through even the rarest cuts of beef.

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BUY IT: UncommonGoods, $65

Whether he's a fan of science-fiction or just loves a steaming hot cup of joe, Dad's sure to fall head-over-gears for this unique coffee mill. Pair it with his favorite caffeine blend to crank up your Father's Day morning.

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BUY IT: UncommonGoods, $35

Infuse your BBQ with some IPA this Father's Day with this fiery trio of hot sauces. Each bottle contains hints of amber and porter to give Dad's ribs, steaks and wings a malty and delicious kick.

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BUY IT: UncommonGoods, $99

Give Dad a toolbox unlike any other with this easily portable grill. With a bun-warming rack, a removable fuel tray and storage for condiments and sauces, it's everything Dad needs for an impromptu feast in the beach, park or backyard.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $350

Perfect for music-lovers, this wireless Bluetooth speaker from Stanmore will keep Dad adequently entertained whether he's manning the grill outside or checking on the stove indoors.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $25.77

Pizza-loving Dads are sure to exclaim "Grazie Mille!" when they open-up this 3-piece grilling set from Cuisinart. He'll use the pizza stone to bake a picture-perfect crust and the pizza peel and cutter to make sure everyone indulges in a cheesy slice.

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BUY IT: Amazon, $24.99

Thanks to these adorable cufflinks, it’s now totally acceptable for Dad to "wear what he eats."

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BUY IT: Amazon, $24.99

This 17-piece kit is filled with everything Dad needs to enjoy the great outdoors — aluminum frying pan, rice ladle, foldable utensils, mini stove and so much more!

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BUY IT: Etsy, $15

Knight Dad as the official "King of the Grill" with this hand stamped meat fork.

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BUY IT: Fire Dept. Coffee, $19.99

Infused with hints of vanilla, toffee and butterscotch, this mouthwatering Irish Whiskey-infused coffee is sure to add a boost to Dad's morning-pick-me-up. Best of all, 10% of proceeds also support ill and injured first responders and firefighters, so go ahead and buy two (or 12) bags.

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BUY IT: Williams Sonoma, $24.95

Forget the ice and cocktail rocks and freeze your glasses instead! These double-walled glasses have food-safe liquid housed inside so Dad can have chilled whiskey in just one hour.

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