Whether he fancies himself a top chef or he’s still learning his thyme from his tarragon, we’ve pulled together a list of Father’s Day gifts for any aspiring or expert cooks. Take the stress out of shopping and discover our best gift ideas for dads who love to cook, drink, and entertain.
If your dad loves the taste of homemade and wants to try his hand at it – and, let’s face it, what doesn’t taste better when made from scratch? – this deluxe pasta machine is just the ticket. This all-in-one tool from KitchenCraft has everything out of the box to make lasagne sheets, tagliatelle, and fettuccine strips so he’ll be spoilt for choice. It’s also been re-designed based on customer feedback, with a revamped roller mechanism and adjustable chrome-plated rollers offering a choice of nine thickness settings.
A well-cared-for knife can take your dad’s cutting skills from amateur to adept, so what better gift than the original hands-free knife sharpener by AnySharp? Its powerful suction cup base keeps it firmly secured to countertops and the patented carbide technology can sharpen the blade of almost any type of knife. It’s loved by the likes of professional chefs Jamie Oliver and Ken Hom and is shortlisted in our top tools for sharpening knives guide.
For the self-declared ‘King of the Grill’ who can’t always get outside to do so, this cast aluminium grill pan means that he won't miss out. For use on all hobs, the metal heats up exceptionally fast and the ribbed base gives a signature grill house-style charr to meat and veggies. And the scratch-resistant and non-stick coating makes for healthier results and even easier cleaning. Apartment dads, this one’s for them.
And if you’re thinking of picking him up a grill pan, or he already has one and you’re looking for the perfect tool to accompany it, this cast iron grill press completes the duo. Bacon becomes gloriously crispy and steaks cook beautifully under its weight. Simply place over meat and listen to the satisfying sizzle as it transforms food to nothing short of legendary.
For foodie dads who love to put in the extra elbow grease when cooking, a mortar and pestle is an excellent addition to their kitchen collection. This grey granite mortar and pestle from MasterClass makes quick work of grinding up herbs and spices to extract their delicious flavour, ready for bringing out the best in any dish. The pestle is ergonomically shaped for maximum comfort and the granite is non-porous so it won’t absorb the precious oils from your ground-up aromatics.
No brick pizza oven? No problem. Give dad the chance to perfect crispy, authentic Italian pizzas with this ceramic oven stone and pizza wheel. The large unglazed stone absorbs the heat from your oven and transfers it to your food to create ultra-crisp, restaurant-quality pizzas. It also doubles up as a serving tray so it’ll keep your slices warm, and the convenient handles make it easy to transfer from oven to table.
Every chef needs a quality set of pans in their culinary arsenal and this set of three stacking pans from MasterClass ticks all the boxes. Suitable for all hobs and oven save to 200°C, the three smart pans stack together neatly when you’re ready to put them away and the one-size-fits-all lid works with all three pans. The comfort-grip handle can be securely attached to each pan and removed with a single click. With non-stick coatings and even heat distribution, this is clever cookware at its best.
A dash of olive oil is all you need to put the finishing touches on a margarita pizza or a slice of Pan Rustico, and it’ll taste even better drizzled from this stunning dual oil and vinegar cruet bottle. Made from sturdy but elegant glass and finished with two cork stoppers for a rustic finish, the cascading design of this bottle looks as great on your table as it does adding delicious flavour to your food.
This water bottle and food flask set is made for dads who lunch on the go. A leak-proof design and BUILT’s Perfect Seal™ technology prevents spills and spillages, so he doesn’t have to worry about accidents. The insulated bottle keeps drinks cool for up to 24 hours and warm for up to 12 and is suitable for a morning coffee, fruit juice, or fizzy drink too. The thermal food flask can be filled with hot or cold food, keeping it warm for up to 6 hours or chilled for 24.
Give dad a culinary experience unlike any other with a teppanyaki grill. This hot plate can be heated on the stovetop or in an oven, and when it reaches a high enough temperature, it’s ready to sear and sizzle his favourite meat, seafood, and veggies to perfection. It’s made from premium cast iron so it retains heat brilliantly, effortlessly bringing out the smoky aromas of fresh ingredients.
Preparation is just as important as the actual cooking, and this mango wood chopping board makes food prep a delight. With a stylish herringbone design, it’s sure to take pride of place on his countertop as well as on the dining table as a serving platter. The robust wood is ideal for cutting and slicing meat, vegetables, and more. As it’s made from natural materials, every board is unique.
We know what you’re thinking: a storage container? But hear us out. This MasterClass All-in-One container is sure to become your dad’s favourite kitchen accessory thanks to its innovative design which means it can be used for baking, roasting, reheating, microwaving, chilling, and freezing. Oh, and did we mention that it’s made from stainless steel? This makes it a whole lot tougher than plastic and cleans up easier too. These containers come in a range of sizes and stack together, so he – or you – can add to his collection.
If your dad is working on his spice cabinet, this Masala Dabba is a brilliant way to help him get organised when seasoning. This traditional Indian stainless steel spice box keeps all his favourite spices in easy reach and the double-lidded design keeps them fresher for longer. Inside are seven removable compartments so he can organise his favourite blends – or create new ones! Practical and sleek, this makes a great gift for chefs who want flavour at their fingertips.
For dads who love to gather their family and friends around to put on a spread, a fondue set is a dinner party essential. This MasterClass piece is made from the highest-quality cast iron and finished with a stylish enamel to turn it into a true table centrepiece. Suitable for filling with cheese or chocolate, this starter set comes with a bowl, adjustable burner, and six colour-coded forks.
Whether he prefers his roast light, medium, or dark, there’s no denying that a quality brew tastes better when you grind the beans yourself. If dad likes to take his time on his morning coffee ritual, this copper-effect stainless steel coffee grinder gets the job done with minimum effort. It uses a sturdy conical burr that effortlessly crushes beans with the turn of a handle. It’s also adjustable: choose from a coarse, medium, and fine grind, so he can enjoy his coffee exactly the way he likes it.
Once he’s got his freshly-ground beans, it’s only right that he has a quality French Press to finish the job; and this cafetière from La Cafetière helps to make any morning coffee a delight. The beautiful design is made up of a thermal shock and heat resistant borosilicate glass beaker and a sleek stainless steel holder. As well as looking the part, the fine mesh filter extracts maximum flavour from the coffee grounds and the silicone handle stays cool while offering a comfy grip.
Coffee tastes better when it's in your favourite mug (fact) and these are soon to be your dad’s go-to. This pair of insulated ceramic coffee mugs have a double-walled design so he can savour every sip without it going cold, while the outside stays comfortable to hold. A matte black coating and gleaming gold interior give these a luxurious look – perfect for dads who like to enjoy their daily dose of caffeine in style.
Whether he’s a mojito man or a caipirinha kind of guy, any dad who loves a cocktail needs a muddler to get the most out of his ingredients. This one from BarCraft can be used to bruise mint leaves, crush limes, or muddle sugar to take his mixology skills to the next level. It comes in a handsome copper colour and has a gently curved design that fits snugly in the palm of the hand.
Every whisky lover needs some beautiful glassware to get the most out of their favourite drink. This three-piece set by Maxwell & Williams will soon be the crowning jewel of his collection: the crystalline glass decanter comes with an airtight stopper to preserve the whisky’s complex flavour and two diamond-cut glasses are designed to circulate the delicious aromas as he sips.
True whisky connoisseurs will shudder at the thought of adding ice to their tumbler, so this whisky glass and stone set is sure to impress. With everything he needs for a little ‘me’ time, it includes a 200ml glass, two stainless steel reusable ice balls, and a pair of miniature ice tongs. First, freeze the whisky stones and let them chill out, then use the tongs to keep things hygienic and drop them into the elegant tumbler. Pour over the tipple of choice, and relax.
For dads who like to wine and dine, this wine aerator by barware experts BarCraft offers a unique way for him to enjoy his Merlot to the fullest – and straight from the bottle, no waiting required. Simply pour into this clever device and let it expose the liquid to oxygen as it flows through, instantly developing its full depth of flavour and bringing out a bouquet of aromas. It’ll also catch any cork or sediment, leaving dad to savour a smooth glass of red.
If dad is more of a beer man, introduce him to his new favourite glass with this selection of stemmed beer glasses. These four pilsner glasses showcase unique precision-etched designs that are ready to be raised for any celebration. Whether it’s a casual drink to accompany dinner or an evening of entertaining, these are sure to stand up to the occasion. This set comes packaged in a handsome gift box, all ready to be filled with his preferred pale ale, porter, or larger of choice.
Dads can be notoriously difficult to shop for, but don’t despair. Our selection of gift ideas for foodie dads makes it easy to find a thoughtful present that he’s sure to actually use and enjoy.
From classy glassware to expert cooking essentials, you can find the perfect gift for him with CookServeEnjoy.