Some people are just plain hard to shop for. Either they have a lot of “stuff” already, so it’s tough finding something they don’t, while others are low-maintenance types, rarely buying much for themselves and thus giving no clues as to what they really like. Yes, some people are hard to shop for and some of those people happen to be dads.
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The good news is all dads eat (and a lot of them drink, too), so a thoughtful food or booze gift is great to fall back on. But what, exactly? Here in the Chowhound offices, we see a lot of the latest and greatest food gadgets, gizmos, products, and services pass through, and we fancy ourselves experts. That’s why we’re delighted to share the food and drink father’s day gifts we’re getting our dads this year in hopes that it inspires you!
Nathan Carpenter, Senior Content Producer
“My dad is a big BBQ boy,” says our video content producer Nathan Carpenter, “so I’m going with these grill gloves.” The heavy-duty gloves are designed for a serious pitmaster with insulated palms and non-slip material so you can pull an entire brisket out of the smoker and not even flinch. Trust us, if dad is a griller, he will use these gloves. Buy Now
Owen Stretch, Head of Video
“My dad has really gotten into wine making in his retirement so this complete wine making kit from Man Crates is definitely my pick.” The kit has all the hardware you need plus cabernet sauvignon juice with yeast, oak, and other necessary additives.Buy Now
David Watsky, Editor
True story: David got his dad one of Ooni’s slick, portable pizza ovens last year for Father’s Day and he can’t stop bragging about it. Super portable and easy to fire up, this thing gets HOT (like 900-degrees-cooks-pizza-in-two-minutes hot). Though the actual oven should only ever be operated by an adult, it’s perfect for a make-your-own-pizza party with the kids and grandkids.Buy Now
Guillermo Riveros, Senior Video Producer
Senior Video Producer Guillermo Riveros’ dad “is a total wino and last time I was home he was telling me how sad he was that he broke his wine decanter (which he brought from Italy 10 years ago) so I’m going to replace it with this one. The purifier is a bonus because a lot of the Chilean reds he drinks are packed with sulfites.”Buy Now
Joey Skladany, Editor at Large
You know em’, you love em’ but more importantly dad loves them. Our Editor at Large Joey Skladany is digging Omaha Steaks’ Father’s Day custom package that lets you pick and personalize the meat, like New York strips, ribeyes, or tender filet. Then choose a side like potatoes au gratin, a seasoning, and a dessert. They will even throw in a free snack pack of jerky.Buy Now
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Lauren Zupkus, Social Media Producer
Lauren Zupkus, our social media producer who never pulls punches, says straight up—”my dad can’t cook anything, which is why I know he’ll love the Instant Pot.” Shade, but she’s totally right. This pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker (and much more), turns even the most novice of home chefs into instant culinary geniuses. Plus, we’ve got plenty of ideas for cooking with the Instant Pot, from quick and easy meals to an Instant Pot dinner party to get dad started.Buy Now
Hana Asbrink, Executive Editor
“I can’t think of anything better than a nice Japanese whiskey to enjoy together,” says our Executive Editor, Hana Asbrink. “Who could say no to a nice single malt, especially when it’s Nikka 21-year-old?”Buy Now
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