What is a better way to show your dad how much you love him than by giving him a gift he’ll use often and enjoy? The following list of gifts for foodie dads will please any man who loves spending time in the kitchen.

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Gifts for Foodie Dads

From gadgets that will make cooking easier to books that will inspire new dishes, here are the best gifts for foodie dads.

Cocktail Set

As the name implies, a cocktail set is a collection of tools (glassware and utensils) that can help your dad prepare fancy drinks. 

Your dad can use it whether he wants to make classic cocktails like Old Fashioneds and Manhattans or more intricate ones like daiquiris and margaritas — the possibilities are endless. It’s also fun to get together with friends over one of these sets so that everyone can make their drink while enjoying each other’s company. 

Wine Saver

If your dad is a wine connoisseur, then a wine saver is the perfect gift for him. These handy devices can help to preserve wine and keep it tasting fresh for weeks, even after opening the bottle. Wine savers come in many forms, but the basic idea is that they use an airtight seal to preserve your favorite reds and whites. Some wine savers even have temperature controls so your dad can keep white wines at a constant cool temperature (ideal for hot summer days) or chill reds during those warm winter evenings.

Jerky of the Month Club

If your dad is a fan of beef jerky, consider gifting him a monthly subscription service like Jerky of the Month Club. This unique gift idea allows him to sample different types of jerky each month and allows him to try new flavors without having to step into a store. 

Hard Anodized Aluminum Pot

If your dad is a cook, you might want to consider getting him a hard anodized pot. It’s a good idea if you know he likes to cook and wants to expand his arsenal of kitchen tools. These pots are durable, lightweight, and easy to clean — they’re also oven-safe and dishwasher-safe. They are scratch resistant (and therefore non-reactive), nonporous, and stain resistant too.

You can consider the Cuisipro Easy-Release Hard Anodized Pot  which is ideal for preparing soups, pasta, etc. Thanks to hard anodized aluminum, the heat is distributed evenly without reacting to acidic foods.  By-products won’t go into your food due to the pot’s scratch-resistant surface.

A Cooking Class

Sign him up for a cooking class. If your dad doesn’t already know how to cook, this can be a fun way to learn together. Or if he already knows his way around the kitchen, this is an opportunity to try something new. It’s also fun to get together with friends or family members and make something together as a group activity.

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Cookbooks are a great way to learn new recipes, but they can also be used as a reference. If your dad is really into cooking and wants to try making something new, the cookbook will give him the recipe and instructions needed for success. 

Cookbooks are also great for inspiration. If your dad has some ingredients in the fridge that he is unsure how to use, or perhaps he is bored with traditional dishes, a good cookbook can help him find and prepare something new.

A Portable Espresso Maker

If your dad is a coffee enthusiast, the portable espresso maker is sure to be a hit. The device is easy to use and clean, making it perfect for those who don’t have time to fuss around with complicated equipment. It’s a great way to make espresso anywhere, whether camping or out on the road.

A Gift Card

Whether it’s for a local restaurant or a home goods megastore, a gift card is always a great idea. It allows your dad to pick out exactly what he wants, and he can use it on whatever he wants, whether that’s a box of gourmet chocolates or a new knife block. You can also give him a gift card of his favorite restaurant. 

A Sous Vide Immersion Circulator

If your dad is a foodie, chances are he’s always looking for new ways to cook and eat. One of the most popular trends in cooking right now is sous vide, or low-temperature cooking. Sous vide refers to the process of sealing food in a plastic pouch (vacuum-sealed pouch) before submerging it in water heated at a very low temperature. This method can be used on just about any type of meat or fish and results in perfectly cooked meals every time — no more overcooked steak. 

Sous vide immersion circulator will help your dad get started with this method of cooking by keeping his food at the precise temperature. This process ensures that the inside of his meal is perfectly cooked while keeping the outside from getting overcooked or dried out.

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Pizza Oven

If you’re looking for something that’s going to be a fun and functional addition to your dad’s kitchen, we recommend buying him a pizza oven. Not only are they great for cooking pizzas but they can be used for other foods as well, like sandwiches or quesadillas, or even baked potatoes.

Spice Grinder

A spice grinder is a great gift for a foodie dad. It’s easy to use, easy to clean and comes in handy for grinding up spices, coffee beans, and even herbs, nuts, or seeds. Your dad can use the tool for grinding the chocolate or dried fruit into dust as well. 

Waffle Iron

Waffles are versatile, easy to make, and can be enjoyed as a breakfast or dessert. You may want to consider getting an electric waffle maker if your dad’s kitchen is small and doesn’t have a lot of space for equipment. If he has room for a regular-sized iron, then consider getting him one with flexible temperature settings.

Kitchen Torch

This device is used to caramelize and char foods like cheese, fruit, and creme brulee. It’s important because it helps bring out the flavor of food without adding any fat or sodium. Your dad can use a kitchen torch for everything from grilling meat to making s’mores on the campfire. 

We hope you enjoyed our list of gift ideas for your dad and will find the perfect one for him.

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