best Father's Day gifts for new dads who love to cook
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Finding the right Father’s Day gift for a foodie-turned-new-parent can be challenging. You want to get him something that will inspire his culinary pursuits, while still being practical enough to use with an infant in the house. If you’re trying to avoid cliched food-themed Father’s Day gifts (yes, “Stand Back, Dad is Cooking” apron, we’re looking at you) we’ve got ideas. Whether the dad in your life lives for time-saving culinary hacks or is the kind of guy who gets excited at the prospect of DIY-ing everything—including making his own yogurt, baby food, and sous vide sausage, here are some of the best gifts for new dads. (Honestly, long-time dads will love them too.)

Joule by Breville Sous Vide, $250 from Sur La Table

Joule by Breville Sous Vide

Sur La Table

As a new parent, going out to eat isn’t always realistic. With a unique  “Visual Doneness” feature, this sous vide machine helps home chefs make restaurant-quality food that’s perfectly cooked every time. (The built-in app allows you to see exactly how your food will turn out—before you start cooking.) Unlike other sous vide machines, this one is compact, fits in a drawer, and doesn’t require any additional equipment (just your phone, a favorite pot, a Ziploc-style bag, and water). Get this for the new dad in your life and you’ll be enjoying the perfect sous vide steak in no time.Buy Now

Star Wars Instant Pot Duo 8-Quart, $119.95 from Williams Sonoma

Star Wars Instant Pot Duo 8-Quart

Williams Sonoma

Efficiency is key when you’re a new parent. There’s a reason why this ubiquitous pressure cooker is so popular: it pretty much does everything. From delicious slow-cooked meals to homemade yogurt, the Instant Pot is a great 7-in-1 tool for dads who want to cook delicious meals for their family without a lot of kitchen time. If he doesn’t already own an Instant Pot, new fatherhood is the perfect excuse—and if he’s a “Star Wars” fan (and still a kid at heart himself), a Chewie-themed version is even better.Buy Now

“Fix-It and Forget-It Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes for Dad: 150 Recipes Dad Will Love to Make, Eat, and Share!” by Hope Comerford, $13.19 on Amazon

"Fix-It and Forget-It Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes for Dad: 150 Recipes Dad Will Love to Make, Eat, and Share!" by Hope Comerford

Amazon

Put your slow cooker to work with this collection of “fix-it and forget-it” recipes that are made for new dads. Inside you’ll find pantry-friendly recipes for hearty favorites like Slow-Cooked Short Ribs, Garlic Lime Chicken, Chipotle Chili, and even a Hot Fudge Cake—all designed with tight schedules and budgets in mind.Buy Now

Mueller Ultra-Stick 500 Watt 9-Speed Immersion Blender, $34.97 from Amazon

Mueller stick blender

Amazon

New dads will love this ultra-versatile, time-saving, Swiss army knife of a kitchen appliance. Powerful and durable, this stainless steel immersion blender quickly blends everything from whipped cream and soups to sauces, smoothies, and baby food. You can even use it to make your own peanut butter.Buy Now

KitchenAid Ravioli Maker, $319.99+ from Amazon

KitchenAid Ravioli Maker

KitchenAid

If the guy in your life has been talking about making his own pasta, this KitchenAid ravioli maker will make his dreams come true. Designed to fit all models of KitchenAid household stand mixers, this attachment lets you manually guide two sheets of fresh pasta through the hopper, filling the pockets with whatever combination of ingredients you choose. Next stop: the perfect homemade butternut squash ravioli with sage-brown butter sauce. (And a manual ravioli maker is still pretty fun—not to mention cheaper.)Buy Now

Bamboo Cookbook and Tablet Stand, $14.39 from Amazon

bamboo cookbook and tablet stand

Amazon

Life with a new baby can get messy…fast. Prevent drips, splatters, and unsightly marinara stains with this ruggedly stylish bamboo cookbook and tablet stand. Made of ultra durable bamboo, this adjustable stand allows you to read recipes at multiple angles while protecting tablets and treasured cookbooks from accidents.Buy Now

Walnut Wood Cutting Board, $29.99 from Sur La Table

Walnut Wood Cutting Board

Sur La Table

This knife-friendly cutting board made of sustainably sourced walnut does double duty as a kitchen workhorse and a rustic serving tray. Ultra durable and easy on the eyes, this cutting board will surely become an integral part of meal prep for years to come. Also, it’s perfect for those impromptu date nights of cheese and charcuterie in front of the TV (whenever the baby falls asleep).Buy Now

“Once Upon a Chef, the Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes” by Jennifer Segal, $17.59 on Amazon

This Washington Post bestselling cookbook makes a lovely gift for new dads looking to perfect their cooking skills. Jenn Segal is a professional chef turned busy working parent and she’s put together a collection of delicious and easy-to-make family recipes. Think cozy favorites like Fiery Roasted Tomato Soup paired with Smoked Gouda & Pesto Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, and Buttermilk Soaked Chicken Tenders, alongside snack recipes for things like Buttery Cajun Popcorn, and Sweet, Salty & Spicy Pecans that are sure to be popular at family get-togethers. The book is also chock-full of chef driven tips like how to season correctly with salt, how to balance flavors, and how to make the most of leftovers.Buy Now

Chef’n Stalk Chop Cauliflower Prep Tool, $8 from Sur La Table

Chef'n Stalk Chop Cauliflower Prep Tool

Sur La Table

Cauliflower is having a moment as the latest trendy superfood. However, cutting and preparing this nutrient-packed veggie can sometimes be, well, less than super. Enter this super-handy cauliflower prep tool that’s perfect for the health conscious dads. Easier and safer than using a knife, this vegetable wrangling gadget makes separating florets from the stalk a breeze. It also works great on broccoli.Buy Now

Breakfast Making Kit, $79.99 from Man Crates

Man Crates Breakfast Making Kit

Man Crates

New dads will have fun practicing their family breakfast skills and this gift crate comes with plenty to help him nail the details: a Dash mini waffle maker, buttermilk pancake and waffle mix, four kinds of Runamok maple syrup, a bacon press, and egg rings for perfect orbs, either on the plate or on a breakfast sandwich. Oh, and Whistle Stop chicken batter mix (for that classic combo, chicken and waffles, or to save for dinner another day).Buy Now

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