A Father's Day Gift Guide for the Breakfast-Obsessed Dad
From grill kits to all-bacon accessories
Finding the perfect gift for Father's Day can be tricky, but if the father figure in your life loves food, you’re in luck, because there are lots of fun, and often delicious breakfast-related gifts for dad that go way beyond a homemade brunch. Besides, you really can’t go wrong with bacon or barbecue as far as Father’s Day presents are concerned, and believe me when I say that there are a surprising number of breakfast meat-themed gadgets out there. But even if your dad prefers a slice of avocado toast to a slab of Canadian bacon, there are still plenty of breakfast-themed presents for him to enjoy, too.
I’ve always found that the best gifts for dad are those that he might not necessarily think to buy for himself, like a clever kitchen tool or a funny accessory. And if your dad loves eating breakfast, then there are lots of options for unique gifts out there, from grill sets to bacon-themed everything. Your Father’s Day present also doesn’t have to be expensive or all that fancy to be something meaningful. If it’s coming from the heart, then your dad will probably love it.
But if you’re still in need of some gift inspiration, check out these fifteen presents for the breakfast-obsessed dad in your life.
Dad Grill Set
This set of grilling tools includes a spatula, tongs, a digital thermometer, and a carrying case. It’s also comes emblazoned with the word “Dad,” so there are no questions about who’s the grillmaster when this kit comes out.
Who says dads can’t love avocado toast, too? Get the vegetarian dad in your life a pair of socks with embroidered avocados from Socksmith.
If you father is the carnivorous type, or wants to live out fantasies of being Wolverine from the X-Men, get him these handheld meat shredders that look something like a cross between bear claws and brass knuckles. They can be used to shred meat, as the name suggests, or to hold a big hunk of meat stable while it’s being carved.
If you’re looking for a unique experience to give your dad, all across this great nation – from New York City to Los Angeles, Portland to Wisconsin, Kansas City to Austin – you can find day-long butcher lessons where your dad can learn how to make sausages or even break down a whole pig. Just do some research in your area, and chances are good that you’ll find something. It’s not for the faint of heart, but it’s certainly a gift he’ll never forget.
Portable BBQ Suitcase
For the dad who always brings the party, or is always on-the-go, get a portable BBQ suitcase. As an added bonus, the sleek silver exterior will make it look like he’s a super-spy toting around a suitcase full of money rather than a miniature grill, though whipping out a mini grill might be the only thing that’s cooler than cash.
Barrel Aged Bourbon Candle
This barrel aged bourbon-scented candle from Chicago Candle Company is an ideal gift for any whiskey enthusiast. Plus, these candles come in upcycled wine bottles, so they’re relatively environmentally friendly.
Personalized Steak Brand and Carving Board
There’s a certain sense of satisfaction that comes with perfectly cooking a steak over a fire, so give your dad a chance to mark his handiwork with a personalized steak brand from Williams Sonoma. This set also comes with a matching carving board, so no one can forget who prepared and cooked that steak.
Make-Your-Own-Hot Sauce Kit
If your gourmet dad is also the DIY type, he might enjoy a make-your-own-hot sauce kit. He’ll be able to make his own custom hot sauce, using a variety of cayenne, ancho, curry, and chili spices, and finish off the bottle with a personalized label.
Give your dad a chance to let his bacon flag fly with this bacon bowtie. It’s a great, albeit goofy, statement piece he can wear to the office or your next family gathering.
Chicken and Egg Cufflinks
The dapper breakfast-obsessed dad might also get a kick out of these chicken and egg cufflinks, if only because it’ll give him an excuse to tell all the cheesy chicken-or-the-egg jokes that every dad seems to have mastered.
This vacuum-insulated thermos from Stanley is heavy-duty, coming with a promise to keep hot drinks hot for 20 hours and iced drinks cold for 100 hours.
Spicy Michelada Mix
This spicy Michelada mix from Cocktail Crate is made with small-batch Sriracha and freshly squeezed lime and orange juices, and it would make creating a refreshing Father’s Day brunch cocktail a breeze.
Death Star Waffle Iron
If you want to blow your Star Wars-obsessed dad’s mind, like Luke Skywalker blew up the Death Star at the end of Episode IV, make him Death Star-shaped waffles for Father’s Day, and leave him with the Death Star waffle iron so he can enjoy the dark side anytime he wants.
Guinness Toucan Mug
Get your dad an Irish-themed mug for his Irish coffee. If you want to get fancy with this gift, pair the Guinness Toucan mug with a bottle of scotch so he can start enjoying an Irish coffee as soon as possible.
You could get your dad flowers for Father’s Day, or you could get him bacon flowers. These so-called Bacon Boxes feature strips of bacon that have been rolled up like tulips, some of which are dipped in chocolate or glazed with bourbon.