26 Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Cook (and Eat)
Treat Dad to a gift as great as he is.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.