Here's What You Should Get Dad for Father's Day

Now go return that necktie!

Episode: Dishes for Dad
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The Kitchen hosts share the best "new" gifts for your "old" man including a Personalized Meat Brander, Flavor-Infused Maple Syrup, and a French Fry Cutter, as seen on Food Network's The Kitchen

With Father's Day around the corner, you may be wondering what new gizmo or gadget you should buy to please your Pop. Well, look no further: We found the latest and greatest products that any dad will love.

Here are some great new gift ideas for your old man:

Flavor-Infused Maple Syrup
If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, then this gift is perfect for the most important man in your life. Flavor-infused maple syrup is a fun and tasty twist on the classic waffle-topper. These syrups are so flavorful and versatile you can enjoy them with much more than just breakfast.

Although we shared bourbon and chile-infused syrup on the show, keep an eye out for other syrups infused with ingredients like coffee, ginger, cinnamon and, of course, pumpkin spice. You can find these syrups in the price range of $14 to $20 online or in specialty grocery stores. It's a bit pricier than your typical squeeze bottle, but this is syrup for a special occasion and will likely last a while.

Bourbon Maple Syrup
Bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup is a fun boozy spin on classic maple syrup. While there is no actual alcohol in it, the syrup is aged in a bourbon barrel to soak up the smoky and oaky flavors with hints of vanilla and brown sugar. Pour some into a cup of coffee or a cocktail, or use it in your favorite baked goods recipe!

Chile-Infused Maple Syrup
If you like hot honey, then you'll love maple syrup infused with chile pepper. The sweet maple syrup balances out the heat from the chiles, making it an unexpectedly perfect addition to both sweet and savory dishes. This syrup would work as a marinade for meat on the grill or even to drizzle over a fruit salad for a fiery finishing touch.

Personalized Meat Brander
With barbecue season in full swing, this next gift is a great way to let dad add a personal touch to his grilled goods. The letters on the face of the brander are interchangeable so you can easily personalize the branded message for any special person or occasion.

Simply load the letters into the brander and lock them in place with the 2 metal tension clips included with the tool. Set over an open flame for 3 to 4 minutes until the branding plate is searing hot, then press it into your steak, chicken or even a tortilla for a customized taco! This meat brander was about $14, but you can find similar products that range higher and lower in price online.

French Fry Cutter
Every dad loves a side of French fries, but making them from scratch involves a lot of prep work and chopping. This French fry cutter takes all the hassle out of the process and even adds a little fun. While this model was about $100, it is the same type of cutter that professional restaurants use in their kitchens, so you are paying for the real deal!

All you have to do is load a potato into the canal on the tool and pull the handle to push it through the gridded mandoline at the end. We used russet potatoes and cut them into 3/8-inch matchsticks, but the mandoline can be swapped out with a different size if you'd prefer a larger fry. Now that your fries are sliced, they are ready to cook! We soaked the fries in water to release the excess starch, then double-fried them, but you can roast or bake these for a delicious side to any burger or a steak.

We know these presents will make any Pop happy. Now go return that necktie!

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