If your dad is the steak-grilling, herb-chopping, homemade-sauce-mixing kind of dad, then you should give him a Father's Day present inspired by his favorite hobby — cooking. But there's just one flaw in this plan: What do you get the dad who loves to spend time in the kitchen, but already has all the knives, pots and pans and bakeware a guy could ask for?
Rather than giving him a "#1 Dad" apron he'll never wear, step up your gifting game with a tasty barbecue sauce he'll put on everything or a comical print that'll make him laugh when smoke occasionally billows from the oven. To help you find the perfect gift for the chef of the family, we've rounded up a few products that are sure to put a smile on Dad's face. Here are a few affordable ideas for the man who taught you a thing or two about wielding a knife, selecting ripe produce and cooking chicken properly.
- Foodie dice to take the guesswork out of weeknight dinners, $38.
- Teku beer glasses, engineered for the perfect drinking experience, $30 for a set of two.
- Custom beer labels to make a six pack of his favorite brews extra special, $12.
- Food & Beer to update his cookbook collection, $33.
- Pinot noir salt to sprinkle on beef, pasta or salad, $12.
- A funny card to tell him how much you love his cooking, $5.
- Bourdon barrel aged hot sauce to take oysters and beer to the next level, $8.50.
- Triangle dinner bell for announcing when dinner's ready, $60.
- Ooops print because he has a sense of humor when things go awry, $35.
Megan Beauchamp is a lifestyle editor at eHow. Her writing has appeared on Bustle, The Kind, Brit+Co., and BUST, among others.