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.
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. ($42, Provisions by Food52)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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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)
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)
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)
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)
If 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)
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)
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.
•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: THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED, CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS!
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
Our dad loves to eat steak! Pick us!!
MOST favorite food would have to be steak. Or anything grilled, really.
My husband/baby-daddy LOVES shrimp and grits. If its on the menu, he orders it without question.
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?).
The dad in my life would love a medium grilled juicy steak……and then maybe some crab cakes!
It’s consumable, therefore food: beer!
Hmm, I would have to say steak on the grill. Coincidentally also my favorite!
Anything spicy! Specifically of the taco/burrito family.
Ribs and homemade BBQ sauce!
Most favorite food has to be steak with Italian sausages on the grill a close second.
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
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!
His most favorite food is last nights’ leftover grilled steak alongside some scrambled eggs, yum!
Dada digs ribeye. Hands down.
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. 🙂
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.
He adores bbq ribs.
My husband and sons father loves meat! Ribs and steak with a good sauce!
My honey loves a good red sauce! He made a sugo the other night with pancetta and it was to die for!
Anything he can throw on the grill! xo
That would have to be the end cut of a great piece of prime rib.
Short ribs grilled on a Weber.
Husbands favorite food = oysters!
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.
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.
Butterscotch pie, until he learned what butterscotch is made of. Now it’s DQ ice cream cake.
My Husband Loves A Good Steak!
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
My hubby’s favorite is creme brûlée which I make myself with real vanilla beans and a homemade vanilla bean sugar crust!
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!
Our favorite dad loves himself a good, red, juicy burger. With a side of onion rings. Mmmm!
Pork! We have been without for two years b/c we live overseas.
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.
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. 🙂
sushi! Which I hate!
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)
My husband loves bacon in and on everything. Bacon makes everything better!
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.
Burgers. Or pie. Better yet, burgers, then pie.
MY FATHER’S FAVORITE FOOD IS THE “PORTERHOUSE STEAK”…..
Cheese – all the men in my life love cheese – the more, the better.
The best dad loves sushi. He won’t turn anything down though.
My son will eat nearly anything in BBQ sauce — those would be the biggest hit in my house. I think. 🙂
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!
Charcuterie for sure! That and pate, foie gras…. An Italian man who loves French foods 🙂
Steak. Without a doubt. On the grill…and cooked by himself, of course
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!
My hubby loves a good steak.
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.
My husband loves steak!
My hubby loves a good steak and my chicken adobo :).
Favorite food would have to be:
Pulled pork cooked on the smoker he got for father’s day a few years ago.
Scotch for my guy!
Bourbon or scotch.
my husband loves meat pie. it’s so wierd, it’s just ground beef in a pie crust.
Hubby makes a mean steak on the Big Green Egg! I would say his fave food is soups.
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Anything w/hot sauce on it!
My poppy likes anything Italian… But especially the dish my mom is making!
BACON! He has always wanted to open a restaurant called “With or With Bacon”.
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
It would have to be creme brulee! I make it for his special occasions. Something about dessert and a blowtorch…
If he could, my husband would eat cheese – and possibly only cheese – for every meal.
My hubby loves his steak! We don’t eat it very often though!
My husband loves everything food related!!
My hubby loves his steak!
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!
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.
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.
The special Daddy in our house loves Shepherds Pie. Something about meat and potatoes.
My husband, the father of our four sons, relishes hamachi sashimi.
Hubby loves Pizza and my Dad loves my Mom’s homemade burritos.
My dad–a medium rare strip steak
My girls’ dad–plain yogurt and honey (no lie)
It’s a tie between bacon and lobster rolls.
Bacon. Definitely bacon!
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.
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.
PIZZA – specifically Chicago style deep dish with sausage
My dad loves a good steak, as do I! I guess it’s genetic!
Papa loves his cheese! Stinky, smoked, aged, double cream… 🙂
Daddy LOVES steak!!!! And he is the world’s best griller of those steaks!!! Yum!
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!
Favorite food is boiled crawfish! You know we love daddy when we let him eat the whole bulb of garlic 🙂
My husbands favorite food is bbq tri tip.
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!
My hubby loves Bacon! Thick cut and baked on a rack.
Chicken and dumplings!
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!
My father’s from Baja, his weakness is seafood.
Burgers! And he’s a wonderful burger maker himself!
This would be a great gift for the Dad in my life! Looks amazing!
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.
Wild salmon (barbecued by him!)
Dads favorite food is fried chicken.
yellow chicken curry
Crab legs! Special meals a few times a year!
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.
Crab legs… our whole family’s favorite 😛
My husband loves seven layer bars
BACON! Hands down.
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.
My dad’s favorite food is bbq…He is from Texas, after all!
My Dad likes just about anything that we can cook on the grill!
Bacon, but of course.
Dad’s favorite food is oysters!
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