The Best Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Love Food
Looftlighter Electric Firestarter
You know where to find dad when it's barbecue season—he will be standing right in front of the grill smoking the best cuts of meat this summer. Help him get the fire going with this easy-to-use electric torch that will have the flames blazing within seconds.
Williams Sonoma, $79.95
Drinks from Drizly
Move over, Shipt and Instacart—there's a new delivery service in town. Make Dad's at-home quarantine cocktail hour a little easier with Drizly, even if (perhaps, especially if) he lives far away. Drizly is an alcohol delivery service similar to the grocery delivery services that we've all grown a little too accustomed to this year, but doesn't require a membership to order—just a small flat delivery fee. As long as the delivery address is within one of their markets, which currently includes over 100 cities, Drizly can deliver Dad's favorite liquor to his doorstep in no time.
Drizly.com, price varies by product
This gift set for cocktail lovers is full of artisanal mixer products sure to step up Dad's mixologist game. It features a unique Blood Mary mix and three flavoring syrups to take some of his favorite cocktails to new heights.
Weber Premium BBQ Glove Set
Protect your father's hands from the harsh flames of the grill with these heat-resistant grilling gloves. They feature silicone grips for a safe, non-slip grip.
Home Depot, $37.99
Breville Smart Scoop Ice Cream Compressor
Dad can enjoy his favorite ice cream flavors from the comfort of home with this fully-automated ice cream compressor. No messy ice-salt slushies or pre-chilling bowls and mixes required—simply add the base, press a button, and you're done. The compressor will alert you when it's time to add mix-ins like chocolate chips or nuts. This is a gift Dad is sure to use all summer long!
Sur la Table, currently on sale for $399.96
Michael Symon's Playing with Fire
If you enjoy Michael Symon's opinionated banter on The Chew, you will love his cookbook that demonstrates the ins and outs of barbecue culture. He will show your favorite at-home-grill-master, AKA dad, how to start and manage a live wood fire, enabling him to make the juiciest and tastiest meats that you have ever had.
Barnes and Noble, $30.00
Signature Square Skillet Grill
When Dad can't make it outside due to inclement weather conditions, don't let that stop him from making and enjoying grilled food. This skillet grill allows you to bring the heat inside to brown and sear food indoors. The signature cast-iron skillet works on all major cooking surfaces, allowing you to achieve authentic grill marks on your food without an actual grill.
Le Creuset, $185
Breville Super Q Blender
Every food obsessed person needs a powerful blender in their lives, and that definitely includes dad. From blending protein shakes and frozen cocktails to homemade barbecue sauces and soups, this Super Q blender's ultra-powerful motor makes it perfect for any job. Consider this blender an essential investment not just for dad, but for the entire family.
Williams Sonoma, $499.95
Crowd Cow Subscription
The brainchild of co-founders Ethan and Joe, Crowd Cow offers an alternative to storing a year's worth of beef in one's own freezer by essentially "crowd funding" cows to get local farm-raised beef in the hands of home cooks. The subscriptions saves you (and Dad) 5% on every box and feature free shipping and a flexible schedule.
Crowdcow.com, starting at $99/box
Reserve Spirit Decanter
This delightful decanter will be a classy piece to showcase on a desk or bar cart. Its elegant curves and clear, handblown glass will show off Dad's best spirits in style.
Williams Sonoma, $69.95
Le Creuset Stockpot
Get ready make to make the most epic seafood boil with this large enamel on steel stockpot from Le Creuset. Dad can use the colorful pot to steam and boil the freshest seafood catches of the summer. The pot is also great for making big batches of chili, soup, and stock during the cooler months. It's available in 10 different colors and five different sizes.
Le Creuset, $80-$170
The Chili Lab Homemade Hot Sauce Kit
Hot sauce-loving dads are sure to enjoy this make-your-own kit from The Chili Lab. The kit comes with everything you need to make two small-batch hot sauce blends, which take just three days to age before they're ready to enjoy on everything from tacos to scrambled eggs.
Williams Sonoma, $49.95
Cedar Grilling Planks
We already know that dad is a mastermind behind the grill and with the help of these grilling planks, he can take his food to new heights. Cedar grilling planks add a woodsy flavor to food that enhances the smokiness from the grill. He can grill an array of ingredients on the planks from seafood to vegetables and fruits. A stainless-steel plank saver keeps the plank away from the grill's flames, meaning these planks can be used again and again.
Williams Sonoma, $34.95
LED Baseball Cap
Whether dad is early morning fishing or out late in the yard, this LED-enabled hat will help guide the way. With the familiar comfort of an adjustable baseball cap to protect his head, dad can head out in any weather condition with this bright light leading the way.
Home Depot, $15.43
Flaviar promises that its monthly liquor membership is "a better way to experience fine spirts." If Dad is a connoisseur of such things, he's sure to love Flaviar. A subscription will get him a monthly tasting box, a full-size bottle each month, free live tasting events, members-only pricing in the online shop, and more.
Flaviar.com, starting at $25.00/month (when billed annually)
Lodge Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven
The Dutch oven is an essential piece of cookware that every home cook should have; it can be used both on the stovetop and in the oven, making it the ideal pot to cook just about anything that Dad desires. The enameled coating adds a pop of color and sophistication.
Whiskey Rocks Large, Set of 2
This stylish soapstone rock set keeps the finest whiskey (and any other beverages) cool without with watered down taste that you get from melted ice. Chill the rocks in the freezer and drop them into your cocktail glass for a true on-the-rock pour.
Crate & Barrel, $16.95
Fenton Graphite and Wood Bar Tool Set
This elegant and contemporary bar tool set will give Dad all the things he needs to make bar-worthy cocktails at home. Made from mixed metal and wood, this set includes a jigger, bottle opener, muddler, and strainer.
Crate & Barrel, $59.95