Give dad some extra love this year, with a more thoughtful gift.
Father’s Day is coming up (it’s on Sunday, June 17, this year, FYI). If your dad, step-dad, husband, or the dad-like guy in your life loves to cook (or eat), we have some great foodie-approved Father’s Day gifts for you to consider. Here are five of our favorite picks.
A Custom Cutting Board
We love this XL cutting board from Bed, Bath & Beyond. You can choose an animal (cow, rooster, or pig) and personalize the board with names and a custom message to make a truly special gift. Buy it here for $60.
A Bottle of Whiskey
If your dad is a whiskey or whisky (here’s the difference) drinker, treat him to a nice bottle this year. Scan his current collection to see if he has a particular brand or flavor profile he gravitates towards (for example, he might love Irish whisky, or he might be a fan of smoked barrel-aged whiskey). If you’re not sure, one of our editors (who happens to be a dad) loves this 17-year-old bourbon from Buffalo Trace. It can be hard to find, but the 10-year-old version is still pretty good, and a lot easier to come by. Bonus points if you pair it with one of these “Dad” Old Fashioned Glasses.
A Workhorse Cast Iron Skillet
Le Creuset is pretty much the gold standard of kitchen cookware (and for good reason): It will stand the test of time, look great in your kitchen, and cook food quickly and evenly. A cast iron skillet is a must for any home cook—especially considering your dad can make everything from cornbread to steak to veggies in it. The best part? The Le Cruset one is on sale for $215 at Williams-Sonoma today.
His Favorite Condiment
One of our staffers said, “My dad LOVES Weber’s horseradish mustard. We visit my grandparents in New York every summer, and he’ll come back with several bottles of the stuff.” (It’s harder to find if you don’t live in the north east, but you can get it on Amazon for under $10).
Another staffer said, “Yellowbird hot sauce is a favorite of mine. I bought my dad a variety pack last year. He used the whole thing and then bought large bottles of his favorites.” Buy it here for $12.
Make Him a Meal
If dad is the one usually in the kitchen whipping up dinner, it might be a nice change of pace for him to take the backseat. Pour him his favorite drink, flip on the TV, and tell him to relax while you make something like Dijon Herb-Crusted Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce, Grilled Chile-Lime Flank Steak, or Sheet Pan Chicken with Roasted Baby Potatoes.