Buying a gift for your dad is never easy, be it for Father’s Day, his birthday, or another special occasion.
But if he has a thing for cooking, there are plenty of ideas to make him happy by giving him something he could use in the kitchen.
30 Gift Ideas for Dads Who Like To Cook
To Brush Up on His Skills: Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat Cooking Book by Samin Nosrat
This bestseller isn’t just a cookbook filled with recipes. It’s a cooking book that teaches your foodie dad how to use cooking techniques to make wonderful dishes. So, your dad can use this book to up his game in the kitchen.
Even if he’s a master chef, he can still enjoy reading this information-packed book that tells you why we use some techniques without knowing them. It’s visually appealing, too, since it comes with water-colored illustrations instead of glossy, full-page photos.
For the Entertainer Dad: Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller
Your dad will get a kick out of this innovative trinket if he loves to entertain but can’t remember to take care of everything. The Chillsner Beer Chiller will cool down the beer without watering it down.
It’s versatile, easy-to-use, and aesthetically appealing. All your dad needs to do is put it in the freezer for 45 minutes and insert it in the bottle. It fits all bottle sizes and keeps the beer cool longer.
More importantly, it’s an exciting conversation piece to get your dad’s party going!
For the Grill Lovers: Grillaholics Stuffed Burger Press
Your dad, like pretty much any dad, may take pride in his grilling skills. But does he have enough manual dexterity to make stuffed burgers? This mess-free burger press makes your dad’s grill party a breeze.
Just whack the meat and stuffing in the burger press, and your grill master dad will proudly showcase his grilling mastery for small or big parties.
It keeps everything inside the meat, is totally nonstick, and gets the burger out hassle-free.
For the DIYer: Masontops Mason Jar Fermentation Kit
This set of home fermentation kits helps your dad satisfy his love of experiments and take his fermentation skills to the next level. If he’s an avid fermenter, he can use this comprehensive kit to make fermented vegetables like a piece of cake.
It’s still a perfect give, even if your dad has never tried his hand at fermenting. It comes with a step-by-step guide and just about anything one needs to dive into the process. The set even features a recipe book to let him try various veggies.
Anything to get his mind off retiling that perfectly fine kitchen floor!
For the Coffee Snob: Willsence Electric Gooseneck Kettle
If your dad refuses to talk until he’s had his first sip of coffee in the morning, this is a perfect gift for him. It soups up his morning beverage setup with straightforward touch buttons. The precise pour spout is ideal for the slow, controlled flow of manual brewing.
The stylish and sleek design with the matte finish may not be what your father immediately appreciates, but it amazes him with its functionality.
To Add an Exotic Flair: Camerons Himalayan Salt Grill Slab
This salt plate adds a rich flavor to the food and satisfies your father’s hunger to get creative. It’s a versatile block of salt perfect for cooking on the stove, grilling, or as a serving dish. It allows cooking and seasoning at the same time, adding an extra natural flavor to the food and a gorgeous look to the kitchen.
Its pink, marbled texture will impress the guests and season the dish while sitting on the slab.
It’s also used to serve desserts and cold appetizers as a chilling block. Pop it in the fridge long enough to get cold, and it’s ready to use.
You could buy the holder and brush or a recipe book and give them to your dad to make sure he has everything he needs.
For the Multi-tasker: Hultzzzy Tablet-Holding Cutting Board
This cutting board lets your dad cook while binge-watching his favorite TV shows or checking his social media feeds. It has a slot to place a tablet or smartphone in a secure and clean place. It’s also a great choice if your dad needs to follow his recipes on his smart devices.
Made of high-quality bamboo, the easy-to-clean board has four elevated non-slip feet and juice grooves on all four sides to collect juice and sauces.
To Add Some Flavor: FreshJax Premium Gourmet Spices
It’s ‘thyme’ to spice things up (pun intended) in the kitchen for your dad with this pack of organic spices. He can use these spices on every dish, from grills and kebabs to soups and even popcorn.
These spice blends are organic, kosher, MSG-free, GMO-free, and gluten-free. Made in the USA and hand-packed in giftable packaging, it can be a unique gift for your flavor-loving dad.
For the Socializing BBQ Lover: ThermoPro TP20 Wireless Thermometer
No matter how much your dad loves BBQing, he probably doesn’t like to stand next to the grill the entire party. You can help him cook and mingle at the same time using this wireless cooking thermometer.
He can keep an eye on the temperatures from 300 feet (91 meters) away!
It comes with USDA temperature recommendations for nine types of meat, but your dad can customize the temperatures to match his taste and style.
It’s accurate, reliable, high-quality, and durable.
It has an alarm that goes off when the meat reaches the preset temperature, hence the hands-free monitor.
For Garden Lovers: iDOO Hydroponics Growing System
If your dad doesn’t own a garden, it doesn’t mean he can’t grow organic herbs himself. This hydroponics system is easy to set up, has automatic light timing, and comes with complete instructions. Your dad can’t go wrong with this!
The sleek design looks super stylish on the kitchen countertop and adds a natural vibrant green color to your home.
Even if your dad doesn’t have green fingers, this kit can get him excited about having herbs any time of the year.
For Impatient Hot Dog Junkies: Nostalgia Hot Dog and Bun Toaster
There’s nothing like a hot juicy hot dog on a cold winter day. If your dad is a gadget aficionado, he’ll thank you for this fast-meal solution. It’s also a great choice for his workplace if he has enough space.
It’s compact with foldable cords that allow for tidy storage in small places.
All he needs to do is to whack the hot dog and buns in the toaster and bam! He’ll have Coney Island on his countertop! The toaster can toast two hot dogs and two buns with different adjustable settings to give your father’s preferred doneness.
For Gym Junkies: Cincred Personal Countertop Blender
No matter if your dad enjoys refreshing shakes, icy drinks, detox drinks, and green smoothies, he’ll fall in love with this blender. With this blender, making a smoothie or a fancy salad dressing is a breeze. Just load the ingredients in the cup, turn on the blender, and you’re done!
It has a double-duty cup that your dad can easily move around, take to the gym, or store in the fridge.
It features a fitting lid that’s dust- and leak-proof.
For Everyday Cooking: Forc Silicone Spatula Set
This set of sturdy, heat-resistant spatulas is a must-have for every dad who loves cooking. If you can’t stop him from scratching nonstick cookware because he’s just too careless, this set can be a lifesaver.
The mini spatulas are great for getting even the last drop of sauce or honey out of their jars.
For the Outdoorsy Chef: Stanley Adventure Camp Cook Set
This 4-piece camping set is a perfect gift for a man who loves cooking while camping. It has two insulated plastic cups nested in a cooking pot, perfect for boiling water and cooking pasta or noodles.
The compact size makes it ideal for one-day trips, with a vented lid acting as a smoking grate.
Besides, the handle is comfortable, versatile, and stable, folding over the lid to provide room for other stuff.
The compact size makes it ideal for one-day trips, with a vented lid that can act as a smoking grate.
Besides, the handle is comfortable, versatile, and stable, folding over the lid to provide room for other stuff.
To Make a Perfect Meal: Anova Culinary Sous Vide Precision Cooker
This precision cooker makes sure nothing is overcooked or undercooked. It circulates water equally to all the ingredients at the right temperature. It also keeps the water inside the food, locking in the flavor and providing the perfect texture and taste.
It comes with an app that helps you control the cooking process and features thousands of recipes for sous vide cooking.
For the Careless Father: HOMWE Extra Long Professional Silicone Oven Mitt
Let’s face it; dads who cook want to show off their macho side, so sometimes they won’t admit the pot is too hot to touch. Then, they end up with burns or steam scalds! You can protect your dad by giving him this pair of non-toxic silicone oven mitts.
The non-slip grip texture makes it easy to maneuver, and the high-quality material guarantees heat resistance to 450°F (232.22°C). They’re also waterproof, so your dad won’t drop the pots due to steam scalds.
To Chop’em Up: Mueller Austria Multi-Blade Slicer
This slicer is an absolute fave among avid cooks. With hardened surgical blades, non-toxic plastic, and sturdy construction, the slicer ensures evenly-cut pieces while protecting his fingers. The five interchangeable and adjustable blades allow for slicing, grating, and julienne, with various thickness settings.
Your foodie dad never has to slave away with kitchen knives, again!
For a Flavor of Woodsy Smoke: Char-Broil Cast Iron Smoker Box
If your dad has a gas grill, this smoker box is a must-have. You can add a smoky flavor to your burgers and steaks by adding wood chips of your choice. The cast-iron box, tray, and lid will guarantee that the device lasts for a lifetime, and the small vents ensure the smoke is trapped with a nice and steady flow.
Given its sturdy construction, it’s also possible to use it on top of regular grill bars and below grates. You could also add flavoring liquids and juices for more zest. Perfect father’s day gift!
For the Baking Enthusiast: Kitzini Silicone Baking Mat
This nonstick silicone mat eliminates the need for parchment paper, aluminum foil, oil, or butter. It’s also easy to clean and dishwasher-safe. Your home cook dad will feel like a professional chef using this versatile mat.
The fiberglass mesh and high-quality silicone make it extra-durable that can withstand up to 450°F (232.22°C).
Make sure to order two as you’ll definitely fall in love with it and want one for yourself, too.
Kudos to the guy who thought it’s time to ditch the not-so-non-stick parchment paper!
For a Perfect Breakfast: Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker
What’s a better way to cheer your dad up than helping him make his favorite breakfast hassle-free and fast? He just needs five minutes to make his custom sandwich on the go. It comes with a recipe book with tons of recipes that are also keto- and Paleo-friendly.
He then just needs to put the ingredients in the cooking trays, and the warm sandwich is ready. All the removable parts are easy to clean and dishwasher safe.
Best Gift To Show Your Love: Funny Guy Mugs #1 Dad Apron
Looking for a way to show how much he means to you in a light-hearted way? This apron does the job without you saying a word. If your dad is sensitive enough, you can see him well up after opening his present.
But, there’s more to it – it comes with an adjustable neck strap to get the best fit. The material is light and breathable, making it perfect for cooking, grilling, and other purposes such as painting, gardening, etc.
To Embrace the Italian Cuisine: MASTER FENG Ravioli Stamp
You can foster your dad’s love of pasta by giving him this ravioli stamp cutter pack. The versatile rolling wheel can cut cookies, noodles, and pasta. The fluted edges give your ravioli an authentic Italian look.
All you need to do is spread the dough, place the filling, and cut with the stamp.
For the Healthy Eater: Ultrean Air Fryer
After getting this air fryer, your dad will wonder how he lived without it. It’s multifunctional and lets you enjoy your meals with less oil, be it grilled, roasted, or baked. It also comes with a recipe to have your dad covered if he doesn’t have a clue what to do with it.
For the Movie Lover: DASH Popcorn Machine
This machine can make the popcorn-making process fun and enjoyable for your dad. Plus, it’s super healthy because it uses hot air and uses no oil. If you want to add some butter, you can use the measuring cup as the butter melting tray.
To Up the Baking Game: Lekue Silicone Bread Maker
This silicone bread maker helps your dad flaunt his bread-making skills. The clever design prevents the bread from losing its moisture by allowing steam to circulate inside the container. It can be used in both oven and microwave, withstanding up to 428°F (220°C).
To Cover the Bland Taste: NIA Portable Smoke Infuser
Your dad loves to cook but whatever he cooks comes out bland and tasteless? Maybe add some smoky flavor and cover up the whole thing? This compact smoke infuser can add a smoke flavor to just about anything, from coffee and desserts to meat and beverages. Perfect gift !
To Cook Asian-style: SushiQuik Sushi Making Kit
This kit includes everything your dad needs to make inexpensive homemade sushi. It can crank up the cooking game for your dad and give him some challenge. The designers have considered every challenge that beginners face making their favorite foods.
So, it should make rolling sushi a breeze for any home cook.
For the Dad Who Has Everything: Grow and Make Artisan DIY BBQ Sauce Making Kit
If you don’t know what to give your dad, let him get creative and feel satisfied by making his own grilling sauce, especially if he’s a grill enthusiast. The kit includes a wide range of spices and herbs and instructions for three different sauces: mop sauce, mustard-based, and tomato-based.
For Dads With a Sweet Tooth: EurKitchen Aluminum Whipped Cream Dispenser
So, your dad loves to add cream to everything? Well, this multi-use dispenser is the cream of the crop with durable parts, an aluminum canister, and different nozzle shapes. It gives your dad an opportunity to make his own whipped cream without preservatives and adjusted sugar levels.
For Vegans: ToFuture Tofu Press
This tofu press is a thoughtful gift for your vegan dad, who loves making his own tofu. Pressing the tofu makes cooking with it more enjoyable while it’s hassle-free and quick. Plus, pressing tofu is vital in preparing tofu dishes because it makes the tofu ready to absorb the marinades and flavors.
The kit is dishwasher safe and compact enough to fit into any space in your fridge.
Buying Guide: Picking cooking gifts for your dad
Finding the perfect father’s day gift for your dad isn’t rock science as long as you know his personality, preferences, and hopefully, what he needs. When you’re deciding what to pick for a dad who loves cooking, consider these tips:
Pay Attention to What He Says
If you listen and look carefully, you can find what your dad really needs. He may talk about the things that he lacks in the kitchen and make his cooking easier. Look around in his kitchen to see what’s missing, what’s old-fashioned, or what’s not usable anymore.
Don’t Make Things Complicated
You may want to splurge on the latest tech item or gadget in the kitchen to show your love for your dad. But if he’s not tech-savvy, he may have a harder time than when he didn’t have the gadget. Make sure it’s easy to use, comes with clear instructions, and can make his life easier than older versions of the device.
After giving him the gift, take the time to go through the instructions with him and make sure he knows how to use it.
Pay Attention to the Materials
Most customers complain about low-quality flimsy designs and constructions that don’t live up to the expectations. Depending on the utensil or device you purchase, make sure it’s made of high-quality, durable materials that don’t break after the first use.
If it’s plastic, check if it’s high-quality. PLA is the preferred type of plastic because it’s premium quality and biodegradable.
Don’t Forget Safety Considerations
Cooking utensils have to be safe. For example, a slicer has to have knobs to protect your fingers from the blades. For kitchen appliances like blenders, juicers, etc., make sure to consider power options and safety standards set by regulatory bodies.
So, that was our 30 picks of gifts for your cooking-enthusiast dad. Feel free to share with us your ideas and comments in the section below.
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