Skip To Content
    Jun 5, 2018

    31 Perfect Father's Day Gifts For Dads Who Love Food

    ~Turnip~ for Father's Day.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A well-crafted bar tool set with a vintage flair ~mint~ to be with your dad.

    williams-sonoma.com

    Set includes: stainless steel bar knife, peeler, channel knife, and bar board made from walnut wood

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $89.95 or from Sur La Table for $90.

    2. A full sized kegorator that'll dispense all the craft beer a dad could want.

    amazon.com

    Features: 5.1 cubic foot capacity, spring-loaded tap for easy pull and release dispensing, includes one American sankey "D" double tap system

    double meter regulator, 2.5 lb. CO2 tank (unfilled), 13-inch chrome beer tap tower and guardrail, stainless steel removable drip tray

    Promising review: "Love this little guy. Huge fan. I can't imagine how you could beat it for the price. I bought it for our office, and it happily served over 500 employees every day (not all at once) for a year before we built our own dual-tap two-half-barrel keezer to replace it. It also taught me everything I needed to know about kegerators and kegging homebrew. Since I've taken it home, it's grown with me, and now I've modded it to hold two corny kegs or two 1/6 bbl kegs. Perfect for home use. Keeps the beer COLD. If you're having problems, either you need to turn up the dial on the compressor, or you probably need to move it away from the wall. Go look at how far your regular fridge is from the wall. That far. Anything that was difficult about setting this thing up is just necessary knowledge that you're going to need to safely operate a kegerator of any type. No kegerator will be or should be plug and play, but this thing gets it as close as it you want it to." —mh

    Get it from Amazon for $406.95.

    3. A DIY home-cured bacon kit for anyone who loves bacon enough to try making it at home (it's easier than it sounds)!

    surlatable.com

    Just add pork belly, and homemade maple-cured bacon is only a week away.

    Promising review: "I saw the bacon could be made in a smoker, and we love our smoked meats. It's always fun to try something new!" —Nancy D

    Get it from Sur La Table for $19.95.

    4. And a smoker box so your favorite father can smoke that homemade bacon on the grill.

    williams-sonoma.com

    Features: made of durable stainless steel, can be filled with wood chips or herbs for various flavors, can infuse up to a whole chicken

    Promising review: "I just received this smoker box from my daughter for Father's Day and the initial build quality appears to be excellent. I do recommend this as a less expensive alternative to a stand-alone smoker. I plan to utilize a brick set on top of the box portion for now, and purchase a nice stand-alone smoker in the future." —1320Dodge

    Get it from Williams Sonoma for $49.95.

    5. A 4.5 quart Kitchen Aid mixer worthy of a cookie baking monster. It can also knead dough, make mashed potatoes, and even grind up some beef for sliders!

    amazon.com

    Features: soft start to avoid ingredient splash, tilt-head design allows to easily add ingredients to a recipe, 10 optimized speeds, holds dough for up to two loaves of bread, bowl and attachments are dishwasher safe

    Set includes: flat beater, wire whip, and dough hook attachments, a guide with instructions, mixing tips, and 67 recipes

    Promising review: I am a cookie making demon, this helps me be a monster of a cookie baker. See pics. It's true, I'm a guy, and I bake cookies that make me people weep for joy. I used to make all my batches by hand, but I'm pretty sure I was giving myself tennis elbow. My next purchase for this will be the grinder so I can make some ribeye sliders, oooooh baby!" —Danny

    Get it from Amazon for $259.

    6. A home brew kit perfect for a *crafty* dad. It has everything one needs to get started: gear for racking, measuring, sanitizing, and bottling.

    mancrates.com

    Kit Includes: home brewing instruction manual, brewing bucket, five gallon carboy, five gallon brew pot, two air locks, pump siphon, thermometer, bottle capper, sanitizer, bottle filler, tubing, Smash IPA kit, bottle caps

    Promising review: "My fiancee received this as a gift from his two kids and me on Father's Day! He was so excited. He'd been wanting to do home brew for a while, but we never took the time to get all set up. Man Crates made it easy with one-stop shopping for the whole kit and fast delivery! I'll definitely be using their services again." —Crista

    Get it from Man Crates for $169.99.

    7. A monthly jerky subscription that just may ~raise the steaks~ on what qualifies as the most tasty jerky.

    cratejoy.com

    Idk about your dad, but my dad is obsessed with jerky, but also complains about how pricey the good stuff is. Big need.

    What you get: choose from two bags, half a pound, or a pound of jerky each month

    Why you'll love it: This jerky subscription lets you try different jerky flavors every month from a different jerky master, and all the jerky is free of MSG, nitrates, nitrites, and high fructose corn syrup.

    Promising review: "I've been a customer for three years. I love having a healthy snack that is easy to carry with me. It lets me stay on track by avoiding fast food. Jerky Snob sends me different and delicious jerky every month. I don't have to spend the time making sure it's healthy and high-quality jerky, because they have taken care of that part. I recommend signing up!" —Carole

    Get it from Cratejoy for $15+ a month (subscriptions automatically renew each month, but can be cancelled at any time).

    8. A 14-piece stainless steel cookware set guaranteed to please the home chef that only cooks with the best.

    walmart.com

    Set includes: 8" frying pan, 10" frying pan, 12" frying pan, 5-qt saute pan with lid, 2-qt sauce pan with lid, 3-qt sauce pan with lid, 5-qt Dutch oven with lid, 8-qt stock pot with pasta insert and lid

    Features:18/10 stainless steel construction, riveted, ergonomic handles, stainless steel lids, oven safe to 500 degrees fahrenheit, dishwasher safe

    Promising review: "When I decided to upgrade from our umpteenth set on non-stick cookware that always wears out, I did a lot of research on stainless. Everyone says tri-ply is the best, and that All-Clad is the top dog in tri-ply stainless cookware. Others I researched were Calphalon, Cuisinart, and Tramontina. I went to stores to actually look at, hold, and compare them. All-Clad and Tramontina are so similar that it's hard to tell the difference, except All-Clad cost over twice as much. I actually like the handles on the Tramontina much better. I went with the Tramontina because they seemed to be the best value for my money. They are definitely the best cookware we, or anyone in our extended families, have ever owned. I kept one non-stick skillet for cooking eggs, because many people recommended that, but we've not used it. Eggs cook great in the stainless. I highly recommend the Tramontina Tri-Py." —HiQualityCheapskate

    Get it from Walmart for $239.98.

    9. Or, gift this 11 piece non-stick set from Tasty so there's not a single worry about sticky situations.

    walmart.com

    Features: PFOA-free non-stick diamond reinforced coating, heavy gauge forged aluminum for even heated cooking, stainless steel induction base is suitable for all cooking surfaces, dishwasher-safe

    Get it from the Tasty Collection on Walmart for $99 (available in three colors).

    10. A drool inducing monthly cheese subscription you *feta* give to your cheese-loving dad.

    murrayscheese.com

    TBH the only thing my dad loves more than jerky is cheese.

    What you get: Three different cheeses a month from creameries and farms around the country. Check out a previous month's cheeses here.

    Why you'll love it: You'll get to try delicious cheeses you have never heard of from places you've never been to, all from the comfort of your home!

    Promising review: "This is our second year of recieving Murray's monthly cheese as gift and it is a favorite. We like it so much that when the gift runs out, we order on our own. Have yet to receive anything but the best, sometimes things we know and sometimes things we don't know. Exciting when the email announces a shipment in route and real excitement when it arrives. The cave cheeses are pretty spectacular!" —bob

    Get it from Murray's for $75 a month for a month-to month subscription, or $275 for a four month subscription.

    11. And a fancy but practical cheese board ideal for a ~gouda~ picnic or cheese and wine night.

    amazon.com

    Time to show off that cheese subscription!

    Features: stainless steel cheese knives, 100% bamboo tray with grooves for holding crackers, olives, or nuts, nonporous surface

    Promising review: "Beautiful cheese board! Delivery was fast. The knife set drawer is perfect." —jackie

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99.

    12. A mini fireplace made of birch wood (and a removable glass barrier) dad can use outdoors or indoors to add ambience to all the meals.

    etsy.com

    Promising review: I absolutely love this thing! I originally ordered it as a gift for a friend, but I liked it so much I decided to keep it for myself as a centerpiece for my living room table. Easy to assemble, and looks great!" —trolfe454

    Features: lantern lights instantly with gel fuel, 6" tall thick, beveled glass can be removed to make S'mores, natural birch wood base, comes with or without lava rock and sand (for decoration), gel fuel sold separately

    Get it from One Man Garage on Etsy for $29+.

    13. A s'mores maker to ensure dad and the kids have ~s'more~ fun on the next rainy day inside.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Love it, love it, love it! Such a fun product for the family when it's rainy, or too cold to start a bonfire. Works perfectly, marshmallows are perfectly toasted!" —smidget

    Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

    14. A three piece bistro set with gorgeous hand woven wicker so dad can eat outside like a luxurious king.

    walmart.com

    Set includes: all-weather wicker chairs and tempered glass table

    Promising review: "For the price, this set is awesome. The chairs are very comfortable. The pads themselves are cushy, and the arms are soft and smooth and don't get hot to the touch after sitting in the sun. I am impressed!" —Jessica

    Get it from Walmart for $239 (two colors).

    15. A 70 qt cooler to survive your very chill dad's not so chill beach trip.

    amazon.com

    Features: holds 100 cans of soda, no-crush comfort handles for easy, pinch-free carrying, hinged lid with four molded cup holders, have-a-seat lid supports up to 250 lbs.

    Promising review: "Excellent cooler! I had it on a front cargo rack on my jeep loaded with food and ice. It was August at the beach. On the second day I bought another bag of ice, and was surprised to see the bag of ice from the day before was still mostly frozen. I drove home (eight hour drive) without adding more ice. Two days later, still had ice in the cooler. I highly recommend it!" —John D.

    Get it from Amazon for $66.99.

    16. A new Keurig capable of making single cups and whole carafes of coffees in various strength to *Keurig* your dad of the caffeine crankies.

    amazon.com

    Features: five temperature settings, large, removable 80 oz. water reservoir, makes multiple K-cup brew sizes (4, 6, 8, 10, 12 oz.), also brews a Carafe (22, 26, or 30 oz.) using K-Carafe pods, strength control setting for bolder brews, extra large color touch screen

    Promising review: "After my Keurig (8 years old) started to get grumpy on whether it would brew me a coffee or not, I ordered this one. I really like the extra strong brew feature and the 12 ounce option; both of which can be set as the default when you start it up. It takes a minute longer than my old one to brew, but it is worth it. My coffee tastes even better, it has more 'body' to it. I drink dark roast only. My wife loves it because it brews her ice tea even better. Hot chocolate has a separate touch button to use. It does a real good job with everything. Programming is easy to do and set up the defaults, which you can change on the fly. It amazes me how much better coffee I get out of the same pod. It also fits under the cabinet better because of the way it is hinged to open to fill the water reservoir and to put the pods in. I don't have to keep scooting the unit out to use it." —Julian

    Get it from Amazon for $159.99.

    17. A Joule Sous Vide cooker to effortlessly cook the most *eggcellent* poached eggs, steaks, pork chops, lamb, and more.

    surlatable.com

    Truly the *Joule* of the kitchen.

    Promising review: "I bought it for my husband as Father's Day gift. It exceeded my expectations. We used the cookbook and cooked ultimate steak. It was outstanding. I look forward to exploring more recipes. It feels similar to Apple quality products, with sleek design and packaging. The app is easy to use, and we are excited to try new recipes. I like that it has videos, and detailed step-by-step instructions. It is more than a cooking device because it incorporates all the recipes and includes new ideas." —Innovative

    Get it from Amazon for $179+ (in white or white/stainless steel).

    18. A packet of organic cayenne pepper seeds for anyone who wants to add homegrown heat to their cooking.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Great seeds! Grew fast and produced plenty of great tasting peppers! These did best in clay pots over the ones I planted in the ground." —Dave

    Get them from Amazon for $1.88 (100+ seeds).

    19. A burger press and slider basket set specially designed to make perfectly crafted burgers at the BBQ.

    surlatable.com

    Set includes: burger press for three burgers, slider basket for nine burgers, recipe cards

    Promising review: "We have had this set for several years and LOVE IT! In fact, I am purchasing another set, so I can cook two sets of nine at one time. Spray with a cooking oil prior to cooking, and the clean up is easy!" —Dana B

    Get it from Sur La Table for $28.76.

    20. And a splurge-worthy propane grill that just may be the finest grill your dad will ever own.

    amazon.com

    Features: four high performance stainless steel burners with porcelain enameled flavorizer bars, grease management system to reduce risk of flare-ups, porcelain enameled cast iron cooking grates provide 646 square inches of cooking space, tuck-away warming rack, infinity ignition, stainless steel prep workspace, 10 year guarantee

    Promising review: "I have been grilling for over 30 years now (not continuously) and I have to say, this is the finest grill I've ever owned. Over the decades I have always opted for the $350 price point grills. I constantly experienced burned out burners, rusted components, and poor engineering.

    This grill is built like a tank – massively superior, and easily worth the extra investment. Engineering enhancements include:

    1) Heavy duty main fire box. You know how the water quickly evaporates off the top of your cheap grill as it heats up? Well, this grill is so heavy duty that it actually contains the heat – what a concept. The rain droplets won't evaporate off until the grill is over 450 degrees.

    2) The drip guards are designed to be steeply pitched, so instead of that flat surface that catches the grease and then catches on fire and burns your chicken, it actually channels it away.

    3) The slide in base of the fire box is also steep, so that it actually channels burned stuff, grease etc. down into the catch pan. (Unlike the nearly flat base of the $350 grills). Again, this avoids the periodic grill fire when that detritus finally catches on fire and burns off.

    4) Electronics for the starters are mounted away from the heat – so they don't burn up in the first three months of ownership.

    5) Burners have holes in them that do extend forward and backward enough to make the entire grill surface usable – they aren't lying about this.

    6) The burners slide into slots, rather than screw into place. This means those screws that burn up and rust into a solid mass of unmovable metal (in cheaper grills) won't be there if and when I have to change a burner. If you're thinking that it is time to move up to a serious grill, please consider this fine item." —Drew

    Get it from Amazon for $899 (four colors).

    21. And a ceramic grill grid that'll handle all the veggies a man can eat.

    surlatable.com

    Features: made with eco-friendly, fire-proof ceramic, non-stick glaze, perfect for shellfish, vegetables, and more

    Promising review: "As a vegetarian, I am always looking for unique items to bring with me to BBQs (a somewhat 'meat-centered' meal). This grill grid is perfect for all my favorite vegetables, and it helps me to steer clear if there is also meat being grilled at the same time. I love that it is lightweight so I can easily transport it. Best purchase I have made for the hot months coming up!" —Cammie C

    Get it from Sur La Table for $31.96.

    22. A savory meat rub and button thermometers to ensure Father's Day is filled with expertly cooked steaks.

    surlatable.com

    Promising review (for the rub): "The steak rub was one of several culinary gifts purchased from Sur la Table for Father's Day. My husband enjoyed using it, and our meal was delicious." —Darlene O

    Promising review (for the button thermometers): "My husband has learned that he likes to insert them upside down so that when he flips the steaks, he's reading them right side up. Our steaks come out perfect every time now!" —Valerie E

    Get them from Sur La Table: the meat rub for $10 and the button thermometers for $15.96 (set of four thermometers).

    23. A 4.4 cu. ft fridge with enough room to store plenty of beer, soda, and other cold fatherly beverages.

    amazon.com

    Features: scarlett metallic red door finish with rubber grip, chrome ergonomic door handle, black interior with white LED lighting, glass shelves, door lock, scratch resistant worktop

    Promising review: "Bought for a beer fridge. I was surprised at the size – not the typical dorm size. This was a good thing for us though, as hubby brews his own beer, and capacity was important. Quite pleased with how much it holds; and it's a nice looking unit. For the price, we are quite pleased with the purchase." —idateacher2

    Get it from Amazon for $189+ (available in multiple colors).

    24. A cast iron cookware set that can be used for cooking anything – from roasts to cakes, biscuits and breads. Plus, you can use cast iron to cook over the open fire!

    amazon.com

    Camping trip, here we come.

    Set includes: 10 inch frying pan, three quart chicken fryer with lid, 10 inch Dutch oven, Dutch oven lid lifter, and cast iron hot handle holder

    Features: easy to clean surface, keeps food warmer for longer, evenly distributed heat even over an open fire

    Promising review: "Take the time to cure them with a good high heat oil, and take care of them. I've cooked in them plenty, nothing sticks, and they clean out wonderfully. As far as I'm concerned, these were a steal for a six piece set. They will forever be part of my home and camping essentials." —Joseph A W Toth

    Get them from Amazon for $47.30.

    And check out our picks for the best cast-iron skillet on BuzzFeed Reviews!

    25. A well-vented indoor grill for any dads in the city who miss cheffing it up outdoors.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "Let me start by saying I am cook, and I live in NYC in an aparment. Historically, grilling has been my limitation. I have tested everything from stovetop grill pans to contact grills (aka George Foreman) to broiler pans. I read reviews and buy appliances, only to give them away or donate them. THIS APPLIANCE IS AMAZING! Finally I found an indoor grill that GRILLS. The key to an INDOOR GRILL is having vents in the grill grates that allow moisture (oil/fat, juices) to drain away to not steam your food. And grates that get HOT (450 degrees). This does it! I won't say that this grill creates outdoor grill flavors. It's does and it doesn't. But what it does do is allow you to grill your food. That's healthier in itself. And if you use, like I do, a combo of liquid smoke, smoked paprika, and smoked sea salt, you will ABSOLUTELY APPROXIMATE THE FLAVORS of an outdoor gas grill with a smoker! I was in shock. It can be done!" —nycguy

    Get it from Amazon for $59.

    26. A nine-piece garden tools set your favorite father would happily be caught off ~gardening~ with.

    amazon.com

    Set includes: trowel shovel, rake hoe, weeder, spade, cultivator, pruning shears, watering spray bottle, gardening gloves, and carrier tote bag

    Features: made with rust resistant aluminum and stainless steel, comfort grip handles, tools have hanger holes for storage

    Promising review: "Got this for my father for Father's Day. He loves it. The tools look and feel very high quality, and he has had no problems in using them daily." —ramy

    Get it from Amazon for $29.49.

    27. And a bamboo bee house that might bring all the bees (and therefore pollen) to the garden.

    amazon.com

    More pollination = more plants 🌺.

    Features: 70 nesting tubes so bees have ample space, comes with an eco-friendly rope to hang on trees, increases pollination for gardens

    Promising review: "Arrived right on time in pristine condition. Hung it on the maple in our backyard, and not only is it beautiful, it survived quite heavy downpours with no problems!" —Samael

    Get it from Amazon for $29.97.

    28. An apron to let dad get his *Hans* dirty in the kitchen (but keep the rest of him clean).

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this for my fiancée for his birthday and he loves it. He is a big Star Wars fan so this was perfect. The material is nice and the apron has large pockets for cooking utensils. Would recommend." —Christine Mandel

    Get it from Amazon $19.97.

    29. A 13 Oz mug so you can subtly remind your favorite father how much he rules.

    amazon.com

    Promising review: "I bought this for my husband's first ever Father's Day. I was originally drawn to it because of the colors and simplistic design, perfect for my guy. It arrived quickly and I presented it to him on Father's Day. He loved it! He doesn't drink coffee, but he will have an occasional cup of hot cocoa and this mug works great for that. It is a good sized mug and we love that it is microwave and dishwasher safe. The colors look great, I actually think the mug looks even better in person!" —ES

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99.

    30. A DIY kombucha kit for those dads who have a big need for kombucha, but also have big complaints about how much it costs at the health food store.

    cratejoy.com

    What you get: Choose from new home-brewer or experienced home brewer kit, and you'll get fair trade black and green tea leaves, preservative-free dried fruit, exclusive monthly recipes, and a SCOBY and gallon jar for new brewers.

    Why you'll love it: Kombucha is a delish beverage loved by many dads that is made with fermented tea. And it is not that difficult to make! Now your fav. dad can brew his own Kombucha instead of paying high prices for it in the health food store.

    Promising review: "I was a little bit hesitant at first, but was glad I dove in. Kombucha tea is so much fun to home-brew, and this subscription box is exactly what a person needs. At the beginning of each month, I get to pick a combination of tea, sugar, and fruit, and it's delivered to my door promptly. I'm a boocher for life!" —Erik

    Get it from Cratejoy for $29+ a month (subscriptions automatically renew each month, but can be cancelled at any time).

    31. And a whiskey appreciation kit filled with luxury grub and personalized gear your dad will totally show off.

    mancrates.com

    Your dad will think this is really ~neat~!

    Crate Includes: personalized whiskey decanter (hand-made, may contain minor imperfections), two personalized heavy bottom rocks glasses, two 9 oz. ice sphere molds, two slate coasters, whiskey drinking journal, spiced peppercorn, peanuts, salted pistachios, and cranberry pecans

    Promising review: My husband was so intrigued by the crate, he decided to video his experience. He loved everything about it – the crowbar, the crate, and especially the personalized glassware! I'm searching for another man crate that will go over as well as this one did. This was awesome!" —Farrah Marriott-Marks

    Get it from Man Crate for $149.99.

    Your dad all the time:

    NBC

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

    Shopping for something specific? Check out BuzzFeed Reviews to find the best things for every budget!

    BuzzFeed

    Looking for the perfect gift for any occasion? Check out all of BuzzFeed’s gift guides!

    Allison Krausman / BuzzFeed

    Shopping Newsletter

    Find great products and the best-money saving deals around, delivered right to your inbox.
    Newsletter signup form