With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about your dad! I sometimes find men are a little bit hard to shop for, especially if you want to be creative and fun. With that in mind, I’ve rounded up some interesting and unexpected gifts for dad. A Father’s Day Gift Guide that does not include socks or white undershirts, but gifts that revolve around food! After all, food brings the family together, and that’s all he really wants anyway.
From games to books to wine subscriptions, you’ll find the perfect present below. My dad loves to cook and seems to have a near-endless supply of the funniest, corniest dad jokes. They’re just as annoying as they are endearing, but they never fail to make me chuckle. When I was 10, my dad and I decided to bake a cake for Mother’s Day and he refused to properly follow the recipe, arguing there were too many unnecessary steps. The cake was a disaster, but we had fun. That’s my dad, always patient and kind, but a little too stubborn.
He always says he doesn’t want anything, but I’m sure he would love a cool hipster cold brew or his very own pizza oven.
Some of the items are a bit pricey, like this incredible pizza oven and a super fancy cooler, but most of them are just fun little gifts that would make him laugh, like food candles or a pizza puzzle. In any case, they’re all funny, unique, thoughtful food-related gift ideas for foodie dads.
Father’s Day Gift Guide
- Super concentrated cold brew that comes in four different caffeine levels — none, low, regular and extra — so he can make it easily all year. $55 for starter pack.
- NYC puzzle, $38, that pays homage to NYC food carts, and an opportunity to spend quality time together.
- A fancy cooler, $275, that he can take everywhere, whether he’s on the road or on the water.
- Wine subscription, $65 for 4 bottles, so he can get high-quality, expert-reviewed wines delivered direct to his door every month.
- A multi-purpose pan, $145, that looks so pretty and has been called life-changing, so he can make you one of his signature dishes.
- A brilliant cutting board, from $29, that’s double sided and has the ability to catch drops. Oh, and it includes a spot to place his phone. Genius.
- A pizza oven, $399, that fires out perfectly charred, crisp, puffy-edged, bubbly pizzas in 60 seconds.
- A pizza puzzle, $16.98, to work on together.
- An illustrated book, $27.50, of 101 iconic New York restaurants so you can plan your next celebration.
- HyperChiller, $25, to cool his drink right away. All you do is pop it in your freezer, put your glass inside and one minute later you’ll have the coolest cold brew/wine/iced tea ever – it’s the equivalent of scooping 30 ice cubes into your coffee!
- Cheese and charcuterie, $100, a gift box featuring three cheeses, two of America’s finest cured meats, plus crackers and mustard.
- Food candles, from $18, because he’d think they’re cool and they’d probably make him laugh.