Gourmet gifts for dad: 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Gourmet gifts for dads: Cool Mom Picks Father's Day Gift Guide 2014

If your dad and baby daddy are anything like my dad and baby daddy, they love food. I can skip the clothes, tech, and even the cute pics of the kids and make their Father’s Day gifts deliciously edible. Which is why we present some awesome Gourmet Gifts for Dad in today’s installation of our 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide series.

Also, don’t miss our insanely awesome Father’s Day giveaway below, valued at more than $900! It’s filled with some of our very favorite Father’s Day gifts that we hand curated just for you. Or your dad. Or your grandpa. Or your stepfather. They all may have to fight it out in fact.

All our picks are determined solely by the editorial team; there has been no compensation in exchange for recommendations. Some products may include affiliate links.

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: DIY Hot Sauce Kit at Food52 Provisions

The gorgeous Provisions store at Food52.com has some great ideas including this wonderful DIY Deluxe Hot Sauce Kit from Grown & Make in Portland. I happen to like it because my guy’s a little spicy. Heh. ($35, Provisions by Food52)

 

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Three Cheers for Dad indie spirits taster at MOUTH

At CMP favorite MOUTH, check out their new online store for indie wine and spirits. I highly recommend their Three Cheers for Dad taster which includes one each of an indie vodka, gin, and bourbon. Or maybe just go for their Bourbon Every Month subscription which, by the way, would be killer with the Dad’s Gotta Eat gourmet set, shown at very top–which we also happen to be giving away as part of our humongous Father’s Day giveaway below. Yum. ($100, $195, $80 at MOUTH.com)

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Mantry 3-month gift subscription just for men
We’re also huge fans of Mantry, whose menfolk-focused subscription gifts are spectacularly curated around fun gourmet themes, and packaged in a super cool reusable crate. We got a sneak preview of the June box (order soon!) and you will not be disappointed with the Campfire Theme which includes full-sized products like a herbed coffee rub, a fantastic bourbon nib brittle, Boraodbent’s Hickory Smoked Bacon, and summer sausage that won’t last through the weekend.  Grab yourself the Mantry 3-month gift subscription just for men but don’t be surprised if when the three months is up, Dad kind of wants some more. ($225 with free shipping, Mantry)

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Counter Culture coffee subscription

If you’ve got a dad who likes his caffeine, check out this organic coffee subscription which gets you 12 ounce bags of all kinds of java. This is a must have for any coffee bean head. And bonus: if you happen to live with the gift recipient, you get killer brew every month, too. ($31.50 subscription, Counter Culture Coffee)

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Handmade black and maple serving board by Araya Jensen
Not all gourmet gifts have to be edible–this handmade black and maple serving board by Araya Jensen is so special and beautiful and will definitely last longer than chocolates. Maybe not as long as hot sauces. ($62, Cool Mom Picks indie shop)

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Craft Beer BBQ sauce set at Williams-Sonoma
It’s a cliche, but not a bad one: Dads love beer, and dads love barbecue. So Wiliam-Sonoma put them together in this Craft Beer BBQ sauce set made from Shiner Amber Ale, Southern Tier Pale Ale, and Boulevard PIlsner. Let’s hear it for weekend cookouts! ($34.95 on sale, Williams-Sonoma)

 

- Don’t miss our Father’s Day Giveaway below. Entering is easy! -

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Original bacon kit at 7th West Charcuterie
When I first saw the Original bacon kit I thought whoa…DIY to  new level. Also? Bacon. Buy the pork belly, then cure it and season it just the way you like it. Which includes maple sugar. Of course. ($22.99, 7th West Charcuterie)

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Beef Butcher's Pack at Eatly

This year beef is back, giving bacon a run for its money, and Eataly is offering the perfect splurgey Father’s Day gift for your meat-and-potatoes but mostly meat guy: a butcher pack of Piemontese and Prime Black Angus beef. Because what Father’s Day is complete without a steak taste-off? ($180, Eataly)

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Gourmet s’mores kit
Om the sweeter–and more affordable–side, what dad in the world wouldn’t love this Gourmet S’Mores Kit delivered to his door from a wonderful Brooklyn-based bakery. Roast them over a real fire, or just the stove top. Either way, great little activity with the kids…though you might save the regular old graham crackers and chocolate for their versions. ($18, Whimsy and Spice)

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Mastrad Purefizz Soda Maker at Amazon
The Purefizz Soda Maker is a very cool gadget for the gourmet dad who is too particular about his knives and pots to let you pick them out for him. It lets you carbonate any liquid at all, not just plain soda water. Molecular beverage gastronomy, anyone?  ($67.99 from Amazon, with free shipping for Prime members)

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Homemade Gin KitIf he’s into the DIY beverage idea but maybe something a little stronger than soda, we love the homemade gin kit spotted at Poketo. You provide the vodka, the kit provides everything else to transform it into gin. Except the blue cheese stuffed olives for your martini. Mmmm. ($54, Poketo)

 

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Esquire Eat Like a Man cookbook
A gourmet dad who likes to cook himself needs a book in his collection like the Esquire Eat Like a Man cookbook. Of course since this is Father’s Day, one would hope he’s cooking these delicious dishes for all of you, and not just himself. ($20.89, Amazon)

 

 

Gourmet Gifts for Dad: Butcher Print at Old English Co
We totally love this Butcher Print on Etsy for your favorite carnivorous father figure. Sorry vegetarians–there are a lot of great gourmet gifts for you too, but it’s just not as interesting to show you all the cuts of a carrot. ($21.46 unframed, Old English Co)

 

EXTRA COOL: WIN IT!

We’re so excited to give away one massive Father’s Day prize pack valued at more than $900, filled with some of our favorite gifts for dads. In fact, we want to steal them all.

 

Cool Mom Picks Father's Day gift guide giveaway 2014

PRIZE INCLUDES:

•Collection of 10 Dove Men+Care skin products including dual-sided shower tool, 2 bottles of Body+Face Wash, 2 Body Bars, Thickening Shampoo, 2 in 1 Fortifying Shampoo and Conditioner, Cool Silver Antiperspirant, Clinical Protection Antiperspirant, Hydrate Face Wash, and Hydrate Face Lotion
Beats By Dre Solo Headphones available at Target
Custom keychain with your child’s artwork from Metalmorphosis
Dad’s Gotta Eat gourmet collection from MOUTH
Moleskine myCloud Messenger Bag
Duck Island Dopp Kit from Zady (to keep all those cool Dove products)
J Press York Street fine corded tie from Zady
Dad’s Book of Awesome Science Experiments by Mike Adamick

 

TO ENTER: Leave a comment on this post, telling us the MOST favorite food of the special dad in your life. You may enter one time per post on our Father’s Day Gift Guide series. Be sure to include your email so we can contact you. One winner will be drawn at random on or around Father’s Day, 2014. You must be a legal resident of the US, 18+. Contest ends midnight PST on June 15, 2014. Void where prohibited. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. If you don’t follow the contest rules you will be disqualified and we will feel bad for you. Don’t cheat. Eat leafy green vegetables. Be nice to puppies.

Other 2014 Father’s Day Gift Guide posts:
Personalized Gifts for Dad
Gifts for the Stylish Dad
Gift Ideas for New Dads
13 Cool Gifts for Dad Under $20
Best Books for Dads
Gifts for the Dad who has Everything
10 Cool DIY Gifts from the Kids

Stacie

Stacie Billis is a popular food blogger known for focus on nutrition and organics, and her non-judgy approach that does not preclude Nutella.

108 Comments

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Kristin Burgarello

    Our dad loves to eat steak! Pick us!!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Rachel

    MOST favorite food would have to be steak. Or anything grilled, really.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Kathleen S.

    My husband/baby-daddy LOVES shrimp and grits. If its on the menu, he orders it without question.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Jennifer

    Ramen for the win. Can’t wait til some better bowls come closer to us. Though my stuffed grape leaves are a firm favorite too (maybe that will be his father’s day gift?).

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Christina W.

    The dad in my life would love a medium grilled juicy steak……and then maybe some crab cakes!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Elle B

    It’s consumable, therefore food: beer!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    MJ

    Hmm, I would have to say steak on the grill. Coincidentally also my favorite!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Alana Souders

    Anything spicy! Specifically of the taco/burrito family.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Sasha

    Ribs and homemade BBQ sauce!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Meloni

    Most favorite food has to be steak with Italian sausages on the grill a close second.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Alexandria CruZ

    My husband loves pasta! Whenever I used to make lasagna he would try to eat the extra noodles. I’ve been buying the no boil noodles lately which has made him a little sad.. hehe

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Elizabeth Glenn

    My husband’s favorite is steak also!!! It was my Granddaddy’s favorite when he was alive. He was a plant manager at a local packing house. We always has fresh ribeyes when he was alive. Nothing like it!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Caley

    His most favorite food is last nights’ leftover grilled steak alongside some scrambled eggs, yum!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Dada Mike

    Dada digs ribeye. Hands down.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Meghan

    Chocolate milk. I’ve never met someone who can down as much chocolate milk as my husband can. Sometimes, when I see the Nesquik container in the pantry, I have to remind myself that I live with a 30-something father of two and not a nine year old. :)

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Jason

    My family lived in Jamaica before I was born and my dad still talks about the various spicy chicken dishes he had at roadside restaurants. Just little tiny places with a grill and not much else.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Ann

    He adores bbq ribs.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    marcie m

    My husband and sons father loves meat! Ribs and steak with a good sauce!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Tina Martinez

    My honey loves a good red sauce! He made a sugo the other night with pancetta and it was to die for!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Candace

    Anything he can throw on the grill! xo

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Lyn Solomon-Linvlle

    That would have to be the end cut of a great piece of prime rib.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Mary

    Short ribs grilled on a Weber.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Betsy

    Husbands favorite food = oysters!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Emily

    My dad’s favorite food may just be spaghetti carbonara. Or roast pork. Or duck. Or perhaps leftover tacos – homemade of course – with several splashes of really, really good hot sauce. For breakfast. With eggs.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    elain ponce de leon

    my hubby’s favorite food is new york steak with grilled tiger prawns with a side of greek salad… that would be his perfect meal.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Kara

    Butterscotch pie, until he learned what butterscotch is made of. Now it’s DQ ice cream cake.

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Danielle D

    My Husband Loves A Good Steak!

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Rita Galante

    Wow! I’m a mom of twins and a 5 ur old, but hands down need the perfect gift for my hubby – truely #1 dad!! The personalized artwork keychain is a win! He has put up with me (allllll of me) and has almost everything. Our daughter is drawing the best captured moments and what better way then to carry around everyday. Absolutely will get a smile every time he looks at it! Thanks for all the wonderful ideas and topics! Bless all your’alls hearts!! Rita (staying above water) xoxxo

  • Reply June 4, 2014

    Carrie Welton

    My hubby’s favorite is creme brûlée which I make myself with real vanilla beans and a homemade vanilla bean sugar crust!

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Spike Zelenka

    My father is away and potatoes kind of guy, but he’s not the foodie that I am! I was a baconholic before the bacon craze! Add to that the love of chocolate, coffee, scotch, and wine and life is truly complete!

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Lisa

    Our favorite dad loves himself a good, red, juicy burger. With a side of onion rings. Mmmm!

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Jen

    Pork! We have been without for two years b/c we live overseas.

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Tisha

    His favorite food is his homemade pulled pork. It is so tasty and he cooks it himself so there is pride in the meal too.

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Lindsay

    This may sound silly but my husband LOVES plain ole’ peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. However he is rather particular about it – the bread MUST be toasted and buttered (I know, ew, right?) – the peanut butter has to be chunky (Peter Pan is the preferred brand – so much for my nice homemade PB) and the jelly needs to be grape and ideally full of sugar. I think it reminds him of being a kid. Once our kiddo starts eating solids, I see a lot of bonding over PB&J happening in our house.

    My dad on the other hand, loves a good glass of bourbon preferably pappy van winkle. :)

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Lisa

    sushi! Which I hate!

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Caitlin

    The hubs’ favorite is meatloaf. Which I hate, but always offer to make for his birthday and Father’s Day…he graciously (and thankfully) always declines so I don’t have to be tortured. :0)

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    alexandra

    My husband loves bacon in and on everything. Bacon makes everything better!

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Jenn

    His favorite is anything I cook. He is an Executive Chef and works many 14 -16 hour days feeding everyone but himself. A fried egg sandwich at midnight usually hits the spot.

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    adrienne

    Burgers. Or pie. Better yet, burgers, then pie.

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    SHARON MARTIN

    MY FATHER’S FAVORITE FOOD IS THE “PORTERHOUSE STEAK”…..

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Shana Fields

    Cheese – all the men in my life love cheese – the more, the better.

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Autumn

    The best dad loves sushi. He won’t turn anything down though.

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Liza

    My son will eat nearly anything in BBQ sauce — those would be the biggest hit in my house. I think. :)

  • Reply June 5, 2014

    Kate

    Both my dad and my husband love a really good chicken sandwich–homemade bread, hot, grilled chicken, mayo, tomato and lettuce. Sounds ordinary, but is truly delicious!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    belynda

    Charcuterie for sure! That and pate, foie gras…. An Italian man who loves French foods :)

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Christa

    Steak. Without a doubt. On the grill…and cooked by himself, of course

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    LH

    The MOST favorite food of the dad in our house (my husband) is nachos. Any restaurant we go to – he immediately scans the menu for nachos. Loves them!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Chantal

    My hubby loves a good steak.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Chantal

    My hubby is an amazing tireless dad of to three great kids who is never to tired to coach, play and have fun with the kiddos.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Sarah

    My husband loves steak!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Myra Greenlee

    My hubby loves a good steak and my chicken adobo :).

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Scott

    Favorite food would have to be:
    Lobster
    Steak
    Bacon
    Keilbasa

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Ellen

    Pulled pork cooked on the smoker he got for father’s day a few years ago.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Leslie

    Scotch for my guy!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Molly

    Bourbon or scotch.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    beka

    my husband loves meat pie. it’s so wierd, it’s just ground beef in a pie crust.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Natalie S

    Hubby makes a mean steak on the Big Green Egg! I would say his fave food is soups.
    nlevdan3 at yahoo dot com

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Debbie

    Anything w/hot sauce on it!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Kelly Newhouse

    My poppy likes anything Italian… But especially the dish my mom is making!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Katie A

    BACON! He has always wanted to open a restaurant called “With or With Bacon”.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Amy

    Shhhh….got the Bourbon of the month for my hubs. Thanks for the great idea!


    Lucky man, Amy! He must be one great dad. -Eds

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Amorette

    It would have to be creme brulee! I make it for his special occasions. Something about dessert and a blowtorch…

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    LBD

    If he could, my husband would eat cheese – and possibly only cheese – for every meal.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Amanda Alvarado

    My hubby loves his steak! We don’t eat it very often though!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Julie U

    My husband loves everything food related!!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Amanda Alvarado

    My hubby loves his steak!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Pei-Yee

    Does bourbon count as a food item? Otherwise a great piece of grilled freshly caught fish would be tops on his list of fave foods!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    efrat

    my husband’s favorite food is whatever someone makes for HIM, since he’s usually the one preparing meals. he really loves middle eastern, asian or mexican inspired dishes.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    sharon

    I think I would have to say wings on the grill, and he loves to vary sauces and marinades for different tastes. I think they come in neck and neck with a really good steak, though.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Clementine Lindley

    The special Daddy in our house loves Shepherds Pie. Something about meat and potatoes.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Kalaunuola

    My husband, the father of our four sons, relishes hamachi sashimi.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Melissa

    Hubby loves Pizza and my Dad loves my Mom’s homemade burritos.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Allie

    My dad–a medium rare strip steak
    My girls’ dad–plain yogurt and honey (no lie)

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Carla

    It’s a tie between bacon and lobster rolls.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Michelle M

    Bacon. Definitely bacon!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Cindy Downey

    Rhubarb pie has always been my dad’s favorite dessert. His family always grew rhubarb in their garden on their farm in rural Southern Illinois. This was probably born of their Alsatian heritage, as that region has a fondness for rhubarb tartes.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Billi

    My husband’s favorite food is pork loin or steak from a tripod swinger grill. Cooks the meat to perfection with a deliciously smoky flavor.

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Szkent

    PIZZA – specifically Chicago style deep dish with sausage

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Wehaf

    My dad loves a good steak, as do I! I guess it’s genetic!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Mikki

    Papa loves his cheese! Stinky, smoked, aged, double cream… :)

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    Shawn Koch

    Daddy LOVES steak!!!! And he is the world’s best griller of those steaks!!! Yum!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    lori clark

    My dad passed away when I was 13, so I will enter for my brother who is a great father to his girls. He loves lobster!

  • Reply June 6, 2014

    K.C.

    Favorite food is boiled crawfish! You know we love daddy when we let him eat the whole bulb of garlic :)

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    Mia J

    My husbands favorite food is bbq tri tip.

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    sofia

    My husband loves his mother’s pastichio, which is like a Greek lasagne. She makes it for his birthday (or whenever you ask) and it is delicious!

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    Michelle Austin

    My hubby loves Bacon! Thick cut and baked on a rack.

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    Kara

    Chicken and dumplings!

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    Tania

    My father is a sucker for fine sipping tequila and would love all the gifts in this prize pack!
    He doesn’t indulge in things for himself often and this would make him feel very special indeed!

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    Diane Compton

    My father’s from Baja, his weakness is seafood.

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    Sarah Q

    Burgers! And he’s a wonderful burger maker himself!

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    Lisa P

    This would be a great gift for the Dad in my life! Looks amazing!

  • Reply June 7, 2014

    jodifur

    Steak

  • Reply June 8, 2014

    Christina

    Tuna noodle casserole! It’s not our normal eating style (we like healthier), but who can resist pasta, cream cheese, cheese, and potato chips? Not my husband or my children.

  • Reply June 8, 2014

    Allison K

    Wild salmon (barbecued by him!)

  • Reply June 8, 2014

    Leslie

    Dads favorite food is fried chicken.

  • Reply June 8, 2014

    Jordan

    Cheese enchiladas!

  • Reply June 8, 2014

    Andrea

    yellow chicken curry

  • Reply June 8, 2014

    Aimee Campbell

    Crab legs! Special meals a few times a year!

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    lyzajo jorgensen

    My dad’s best meal is BBQ portabello mushrooms! He makes the best mushrooms for sandwiches.

    Here is why you should select my dad: Throughout my life there one person has always been there.
    Who was there, in the front row, for every basketball game, orchestra concert and cross country meet? Who was there when I graduated high school, college and graduate school? Who was there when I had a tumor and when my boyfriend got cancer and lost his leg? Who was there when I bought my first home and my water heater broke and my roof needed replacing? Who paid for it all by working a factory for 40 years, standing on his feet, without lunch breaks? My dad has always been there. But why do I love my dad? Because he visited me when I broke my foot on Valentine’s Day, because he cleaned the lintstuff out of my hairdryer (when I didn’t even know that was possible!), because he wiped my nose when I was little, because he tolerated my friends even when they were annoying and ridiculous, because he didn’t laugh when I learned to play the violin and because he never missed a cross country or swimming meet, basketball game or recital, parent/teacher conference or any other important date. Why do I love my dad? Because he’s the best and he always finds a way to love more than I ever thought possible!

    This year hasn’t been any different for him. This year is like every other. My dad is still there. Every day. For anything. For everything. Thank you, Dad.
    Why ELSE should you select my dad?

    Because he has HEART: he demonstrates affection, kindness, compassion, and daily expressions of love in both words and deeds.

    Because he is empathetic: he identifies our feelings, thoughts, and beliefs, and then our bond strengthens.

    Because he is flexible: during new or challenging circumstances, he will weather the storm with me.

    Because he is respectful: He treats everyone with high regard simply because they have inherent value as human beings.

    Because he is trustworthy: he is dependable–and he creates a safe environment.

    Because he shows appreciation: through positive praise, and expressed gratitude, he fulfills our most basic human needs.

    Because he is committed: He is dedicated to the well-being of each relationship and he is loyal and motivated to devote quality time to each family member, resulting in a firm family foundation.

    Because he can resolve conflicts: He sees disagreements, stress, or crisis as opportunities for learning and growing.

    That’s the kind of dad he is–he’s always thinking of other people! And I’d love to have someone think of him for awhile.

    I hope you select him.

  • Reply June 9, 2014

    Toni Moore

    Crab legs… our whole family’s favorite :P

  • Reply June 10, 2014

    theresa J

    My husband loves seven layer bars

  • Reply June 10, 2014

    Lindsay

    BACON! Hands down.

  • Reply June 11, 2014

    Whitney A

    My hubby’s most favorite food would have to be grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup nearby so he can dip his sandwich in it.

  • Reply June 11, 2014

    Tricia L.

    My dad’s favorite food is bbq…He is from Texas, after all!

  • Reply June 13, 2014

    Annie

    My Dad likes just about anything that we can cook on the grill!

  • Reply June 13, 2014

    michelle r

    BBQ

  • Reply June 13, 2014

    Hilary

    Bacon, but of course.

  • Reply June 14, 2014

    RICHARD HICKS

    Dad’s favorite food is oysters!

    gmrichhicks at gmail dot com

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