Gourmet gifts for dad - Father's Day Gift Guide
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Gourmet gifts make great Father's Day gifts for any dad, at least in our families. It's hard not to be thrilled by a little something sweet (or salty or sour or beer-y) to go with that sentimental card. Here, a few tasty Father's Day picks for the food-loving dad in your life, whether he's big on grilling it, cooking it, or just eating it.
The knives from Schmidt Bros Cutlery
make great gifts for men who rule the kitchen, and this single 8" teak handled chef's knife
is a great value. ($40 at Schmidt Bros)
See ten more gourmet gift ideas after the jump
Cliche though it may be, we can't forget grilling gifts completely. These all-natural spice rub sets
look absolutely amazing, from seafood to steak. And if you're also
getting dad a grill, all the better. ($18.99/ mini gift set from afire)
We know few can resist the power of cupcakes. But for beer-lovers, these Guinness cupcakes
by cacao sweets and treats may double that power. Yes, they're actually
made with Guinness. (12/$38 by at Abe's Market; get a 10% discount for
sharing the link with friends)
Gift cards towards a few chain coffee shop Ventis won't do for a dad who's a real coffee connoisseur. Instead, try this Chemex glass coffee maker
which is fast becoming the popular choice of trendy coffee shops for a terrific single cup drip. ($36.95 at Williams-Sonoma)
Love this collection of beer stein sugar cookies
. Unlike the cupcakes, they're not actually made with beer. (12/$33.70 at Sugar Lane Bake Shop)
If Dad is a serious about his cooking (and then lucky you!) check out this handmade Italian leather recipe book
which can be hand-embossed with his name or a monogram. You can even
start it out by entering your favorite of his family recipes inside.
($125 at Jenni Bick; $15 for embossing.)
The artisanal, grass-fed, free range Antelope loin steaks
from Broken Arrow Ranch are served in top
restaurants around the country. Also available for mail order. Not a fan
of Antelope? There's elk, wild boar and venison too. ($29/lb at Broken
If you can't decide what to get, let someone else do the picking for you. We recently featured this awesome Father's Day gourmet basket
, but their gourmet gift subscriptions
that support small purveyors are pretty terrific too. Choose from a
monthly delivery of chocolate, cookies, jerky, or pickles. Also good for
pregnant dads, ha. (3 mos/$120 at New York Mouth)
There are so many great cookbooks that dads love, it's hard to know where to start. But the new 1001 Whiskeys You Must Taste Before You Die
looks like great fun for the connoisseur--and maybe a great bottle to get him started? ($24.39 at our affiliate Amazon)
Dads who love kitchen gadgets may not already own a French Fry Slicer
. He just has to promise to try it out on you. ($69.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer)
Locavores would really appreciate a membership to their local CSA - you can find one near your Dad via Local Harvest
. You can also consider adding a donation in his name to a non-profit like Jamie Oliver's America Gives Back
, or to Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard Project
Thanks to our wonderful sponsor Dove Men+Care which
celebrates men who are comfortable in their own skin, and make their families a priority. (We love that!)
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EXTRA COOL: WIN IT! We're so excited to give away one Cool Mom Picks Father's Day Gift Basket valued at $500!
1. Dozen necktie cookies from Bees Knees Creative 2
.Gift card towards minimalist mens cap from Fairends 3
. Custom silver key fob from Julian + Co 4. Recycled
sailcloth dopp kit 5. SlantShack Jerky sampler 6. Man Vs Wild DVD, Season Six 7. Dove Men+Care collection
including Clean Defense Body and Face Wash, Fresh
Awake Body andFace Wash, and Aqua Impact Deodorant 8. Dad's Playbook: Wisdom for
Fathers 9. Jawbone Jambox Smart Speaker
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