Shopping for Father’s Day gifts can be a bit tricky if you don’t know what you’re looking for, or if your pops isn’t forthcoming about what he’d be interested in. Plus, once you’ve reached a certain age, your dad has probably received enough novelty mugs and books about World War II to stock an entire bookcase.
But if you’re looking for a surefire unique Father’s Day gift for your dad, thinking about what he enjoys cooking, eating, and drinking is a solid place to start. After all, most dads drink at least once in a while, and all dads have to eat. Thankfully for you, our team has scoured the internet for all the best kitchen, entertaining, and home gifts your dad will love (or at least appreciate) this Father’s Day, from a barbecue subscription that will send him cuts from smokehouses around the country each month, to an elegant pair of hand-blown rocks glasses he’ll want to show off to his friends.
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For the Dad Who Loves Single Malt Whiskey
This luxurious The Sexton x Max ID set is sure to please any dad who appreciates a fine whiskey. The Irish Single Malt is a classic dad drink while the hand blown glasses are not only beautiful but also dishwasher safe.
A Dad-Approved Wine Club
If all you know about your dad is that he drinks wine, the Wine Club from the Infatuation and Zagat will guarantee that he gets a perfectly curated box to sip on.
For the Dad Who Loves To Cook Asian Food
Momofuku’s pantry starter pack features three different seasoning salts, plus a bottle each of tamari, soy sauce, and chili crunch. He’ll love it over dumplings, noodles, or even to dress up steamed veggies.
For Dads Who Crave Sweet & Spicy Combos
Condiments are a surefire hit with any food-loving dad, and hot honeys are the ultimate crowd pleaser. A drizzle is ideal on top of pizza, avocado toast, and literally anything else that could use a touch of sweet heat.
For the Dad Who Got Into Sourdough Last Year
If your dad started baking last year with a dutch oven, they’re definitely not alone. But a cast iron combo cooker is a lot easier to maneuver, and way less terrifying to use when preheated to 500 degrees. They can also use the set as traditional cast iron skillets for other dishes.
For The Dad Who Loves Perfectly Sliced Bread
What to get someone who’s mastered sourdough? A nice bread knife that preserves each loaf’s tender interior while easily slicing through crunchy crusts.
For The Dad Who’s Just Really Into Beer
If you’ve exhausted every other beer-related gift possibility for your dad, here’s something they probably don’t have: a pressurized growler. It’ll not only help them feel superior to all their other beer-loving friends, but also keep their favorite craft brews carbonated and fresh.
For The Dad Who’s Casually Into Beer
Maybe your dad doesn’t want or need all the bells and whistles of a pressurized growler, but still wants to enjoy his favorite draft at home. That’s where the MiiR growler comes in — it’s a double wall vacuum insulated container that can hold up to 64 ounces of his favorite brew.
For Dads who Love Breakfast
If you give your dad a waffle maker for Father’s Day, he’ll probably make a ton of “flip” puns as he turns the waffle maker over. But he’ll still be making you waffles, so it’s worth it.
For The Dad Who Drinks White Claw
If your dad is a hard seltzer enthusiast, this can cooler is made for slimmer cans and will keep drinks ice cold, even during hot summer cookouts.
For Dads Who Want To Keep Their Beer Cold
Yetis’ line of insulated containers are coveted by dads around the world for their ability to keep everything nice and chilled. If you can’t spring the hundreds of dollars for their big cooler, your dad will still love this smaller option that keeps cans and bottles ice cold.
For Dads Who Could Use a Utensil Upgrade
Dads will appreciate the functionality of these Le Creuset silicone utensils for flipping, mixing, and scraping ingredients, and their houseguests will appreciate how tidy everything looks in the matching stoneware crock.
For Dads Who Likes To Grill At Night
There are two types of dads: ones who have headlamps and ones who constantly fumble with their phone’s flashlight in the dark. Give your dad a headlamp and they can use it whether grilling at night or while setting up their camping cookout station. Just maybe tell him to leave it at home when you’re about to go to a dimly-lit restaurant.
For The Dad Who Likes To Drink His Wine Slowly
While your dad might appreciate that $125 bottle of merlot, they’re not about to go through the entire thing in one sitting. This pump and wine stopper set will help their prized wine stay fresh after opening, and only costs a fraction of a Coravin.
For The Dad Who Appreciates A Nice Looking Cocktail
For The Dad Who Orders Sparkling Water, Always
A Sodastream is a great gift for anyone who likes seltzer but your dad will appreciate the glass carafe and sleek design of this model, which is a definite upgrade from the standard plastic one.
If Your Dad Wants A Sense of Order In His Pantry
Dads can be particular when it comes to sorting their favorite seasonings or ingredients. This sliding spice rack organizer can help him easily sift through ingredients and make the most out of available pantry or cabinet space.
A Beginner Smoker For Dad’s Barbecue Endeavor
If your dad’s already got the barbecue basics down and wants to experiment with smoking his meats, we love this pellet smoker. It’s a fairly easy beginner option and can act as a traditional grill when all your dad wants to cook are some burgers and hot dogs.
The Perfect Apron For Long Days At The Grill
While a pun-adorned apron can make for a funny gift, your dad will probably get more use out of Hedley and Bennett’s ultra comfortable crossback apron in an elegant neutral brown.
The Perfect Smoky Candle
Candles are also a great gift if you’re not sure what else your dad would appreciate. This soy and coconut wax candle from Otherland has a musky, cedar scent, so it’ll help rooms feel ultra-cozy without your dad feeling like you’re challenging his masculinity.
For The Dad Who’s Very Particular About His Furniture
Some dads treat minor spills and spots on their furniture like a verifiable disaster. Avert any potential drink-related crises with these soft merino wool coasters that will protect tables from water rings and lend a minimalist touch to any space.
For The Cold Coffee Enthusiast
A Do-It-All Blender
This blender is actually a lot more versatile than you’d think (it is made by Instant Pot, after all), so your dad can use it for everything from making frozen drinks to whipping up hot soups.
For Newly Vegan/Vegetarian Dads
Whether your dad wants to start eating less meat or is a tofu expert, he’ll appreciate this press that squeezes out excess moisture without wasting a bunch of single-use paper towels.
For Dad’s Who Crave Vietnamese Iced Coffee
Nguyen Coffee Supply sources their coffee beans from a 4th generation farmer in Vietnam and sells phin filters for making traditional Vietnamese iced coffees. Founder Sahra Nguyen told us while she loves all her roasts, the Loyalty 50/50 arabica and robusta blend is the coffee she reaches for nearly everyday.
For Dads Who Want To Get Into Rye Whiskey
When all else fails, a bottle of whiskey is a pretty safe bet when it comes to Father’s Day gifts. We particularly like this rye whiskey from Pinhook that has hints of cherry, toffee, and clove.
For Your Favorite Wine Dad
High Treason’s sommelier John Vuong recommends this free-standing wine fridge. Since there are two temperature zones, your dad will rest easy knowing their prized reds and whites are both kept at their respective proper temps.
For Dads Who Love Steak
Senior Staff Writer Bryan Kim opined that Opinel’s Table Knives are the platonic ideal of good-but-not-too-fancy steak knife — non-fussy, durable, and fun. He prefers a colorful mismatched set, but this olivewood set is probably more likely to earn a Dad seal of approval.
For Dads Who Love Spicy Foods
It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Omsom’s meal starters, and they recently released Thai Krapow starters with Pepper Tiegen. Even if your dad has no idea who Pepper Tiegen is, he’ll love this spicy, savory, and sweet sauce packet.
If Your Dad Doesn’t Already Have A Travel Mug
Seeing as thermoses and coffee tumblers are consistently a Father’s Day favorite, they probably already own a few. But are any of those cups as good as Fellow’s Carter Travel Mug? They’re one of our favorites for both carrying along hot coffee and subtly enjoying a drink in a public park.
A Serving Board That Honors A Favorite NYC Spot
If your dad’s the type to reminisce about their favorite New York haunts with merch, they’ll love this serving board that pays homage to one of the city’s most famous delis.
For Dads Who Dream About Their Favorite Barbecue Joints
Any meat-loving dad would appreciate this barbecue subscription from Goldbelly, which sends hand-selected cuts from acclaimed smokehouses throughout the U.S each month.
For the Dad That Loves Camp Cooking
This two-burner camping stove is great for Dads who always are always prepared for the campground and the cookout.
For The Dad That’s Been Eyeing A Ceramic Cookware Set
If your dad’s non-stick pans are starting to lose their luster, Carway Home’s ceramic cookware is great for cooking everything from slippery eggs to roasting whole chickens.
For Dads Who Love Eating Out
If your dad is feeling a bit restless after a year at home, signing him up for our Friends of the Infatuation membership is a great way to keep him busy. Membership includes personalized recommendations from our team about where to eat and drink, as well as members-only experiences like cooking classes and food photography workshops.
For the Dad Who’s Always Craving Pizza
If your dad often daydreams about his favorite pies, he can recreate them at home with this outdoor pizza oven that can be used with either charcoal or wood.
For The Dad Who Wants A Quick Cup Of Coffee
Our Editor-in-Chief Hillary Reinsberg swears by her Aero-Press for making a great quality coffee with minimal effort, so it’s a great gift for those who want no-fuss cup in the morning without sacrificing taste.
For The Dad Who's Very Particular About His Coffee
Coffee Dads (and coffee enthusiasts in general) know that a uniform, precise grind is one of the key elements of a great cup of coffee. Fellow’s Ode grinder is an industry favorite, and will look ultra-fancy on a counter or coffee bar.
For Dads Who Want To Start A Homebrew
Brewing an IPA in the garage is Peak Dad Energy. You can help your own pops achieve this by gifting him a one gallon brewing kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop.
For Dads Who Hate Tepid Coffee
This self-heating mug set is great for dads who work from home or who are particular about wanting a piping hot cup of joe.
For Dads Who Are Getting Into Pourovers
If your dad is just coming around to the wonders of pour-over coffee, they’re gonna need a solid electric kettle with a gooseneck spout.
For Dads Who Loves An Apéritif
Made with real fruits and botanicals in flavors like ginger yuzu or jalapeno grapefruit, these wine-based drinks are stronger than your average glass of pinot noir but don’t pack the same punch as hard liquor. He can enjoy sipping a bit with ice or mixing with seltzer for a refreshing spritzer.
For the Dad who’s into Foraging
If your dad’s idea of a great time is exploring and eating his way through a forest, he’ll love this classic Opinel No. 8 knife.
If He’s Always Looking For Ways to Rep His Alma Mater
For Dads that are always going on about their college football tailgate days, they can show their spirit with these subtly designed grill accessories
For Dads Who Always Forget Sunscreen
If your dad is going to spend all summer at the helm of a grill or any other outdoor cooking situation, he’s going to need some sun protection. And should he be the type to want an easy skincare routine, this moisturizer already has SPF in it so it’s one less step to remember.
If Your Dad’s A Stickler For Food Safety
For dads that (rightly so) obsess over their cooking, down to the exact temperature his roast chicken needs to be, this instant-read thermometer has a ton of handy features like a gyroscopic rotating display and a magnet, so he can plop it on the fridge for easy access.
For The Dad Who’s Always On Dish Duty
If your dad insists on cleaning up after enjoying a meal at home, he’ll appreciate this stainless steel sponge caddy that easily drains excess water and looks sleek on countertops.
For The Dad Who Loves A Smoothie In The Morning
This blender is great at crushing ice and has a large 72-oz capacity, so your dad can use it to make his morning smoothies or whip up a big batch of margaritas for the next family barbecue.
For The Dad Who Deserves Better Kitchen Knives
If your dad is still rocking the knife set he’s had for 20 years, it’s time for an upgrade. This is top-reviewed set features a chef’s knife, a chef’s utility knife, and a paring knife so he’ll be able to slice through everything from meat to tomatoes to fruit.
For The Dad Who Has A High Spice Tolerance
As far as hot honeys go, this one is on the fiery side. Made with habanero and cinnamon, it’s spicy without being too overwhelming. Fans of this brand like to use it over fried chicken or even to punch up a cup of tea.
For The Dad Who Needs An Edible Hobby
If your dad loves ice cream with a capital L, he’ll be obsessed with making his own batches in this Cuisinart ice cream maker.
If Your Dad Is Obsessed With The Family Dog
Dads are always the ones who are against getting a dog, but then end up spoiling it more than their human children. This pet camera allows him to watch, speak, and toss treats to their favorite (fur) child all from their smartphone.
For the Dad Who Loves Cooking But Hates Achy Feet
If your dad feels totally in his element in the kitchen but has hard, unforgiving floors, these anti-fatigue mats will make home cooking a much more enjoyable experience.
For Dads Who Believe in Drinking Out of A Proper Beer Glass
Loving beer seems like a quintessential “dad” trait, so it makes sense that he’d appreciate a set of beer glasses that are properly shaped to ensure maximum enjoyment with every type of brew.
If An Elegant Rocks Glass is More Your Dad’s Speed
We’re huge fans of Estelle Colored Glass’s gorgeous wine glasses, but you dad might better appreciate their elegant hand-blown rocks glass set.
If Your Dad Wants to Prove His Hot Sauce Mettle
Should your dad loves all things spicy, he’ll be excited to try this set of 11 hot sauces that range in heat from “tame” to “insane.” The last one is aptly named “the bowels of hell,” so maybe break out this gift with caution.
For Dads Who Want A Fancy Hot Sauce
Not all hot sauces are created equal, and some dads might want a sauce with a bit of flair. Truff’s white truffle hot sauce satisfies that criteria, and has a bright truffle flavor with a moderate amount of heat.
For The Dad That Doesn't Really Cook
If your dad is less of a culinary genius and is more of the “microwave dinner” type, he can still whip up a great meal with these microwavable bowls.
For The Dad Who Wants To Make A Good Cheese Board
Because who doesn’t love copious amounts of cheese?
For the Dad That Loves Picnics But Hates Pests
These lightweight nets will help keep bugs from landing atop your dad’s summer picnic spreads.
If Your Dad Loves Saying the Word “Umami"
We’re huge fans of Red Boat Fish Sauce for adding saltiness and complexity to almost any dish. Red Boat took their premium umami-laden fish sauce and aged it for more than 7 months in Bourbon barrels for this sweet and smoky fish sauce that’ll leave your dad super-impressed.