Father’s Day ideas for dads who love to cook

Have you got a Father's Day gift yet?

Father’s Day is coming up later this month, with sons and daughters across the land doubtless wondering what to get their dad for the big day.

Dads can be tricky to buy for – but you’re in luck if your father is a fan of cooking, because there’ll be no end of exciting gifts that will enhance his modern kitchen!

Just for fun, here’s some inspiration in case you’re still in search of a food-themed gift in the run-up to June 15th.

Recipe books

Getting a nice new book to flick through can be a real treat, especially if it’s full of things your dad can imagine cooking up for himself or the family.

Recent releases in the world of cookbooks that might well appeal to dads include ‘Nathan Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen’ (Quadrille, £20), Justin Gellatly’s ‘Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding’ (Fig Tree, £25) and Gino D’Acampo’s ‘Pronto: Let’s Cook Italian in 20 Minutes’ (Kyle Books, £19.99).

If none of those sound like your dad’s thing, why not try browsing the cookery section of a bookshop to pick out something perfect, or head online to see what’s out there?

A new barbecue

Not strictly a kitchen staple, but there are very affordable barbecues out there, which could come at the perfect time for dad if you think he’d like cooking up a feast out in the garden this summer.

If he already has a BBQ, why not look for accessories that could help him make the most of it? It could be the perfect excuse to have a bit of an outdoor party and make the most of the weather!

There’s everything from thermometers to BBQ tongs out there on the market, so you’ll always be able to find a BBQ accessory to fit your price range.

Condiments and kitchen treats

From exciting sauces to luxury olives, a selection of deli-treats could make a great little kitchen gift for a foodie dad. If you’re going for a BBQ themed gift, why not add some gourmet mustard or condiments to the gift?

A new kitchen gadget

Dads often love a gadget, and there are plenty of exciting utensils that yours might not have yet.

If he loves his fruit and veggies, or has been talking about going on a health kick, a smoothie maker could be just the thing to get him excited about having more juice in his diet.

If he loves his baking, a stand mixer might be right up his street – these can be great for things like mixing cake ingredients or puffing up egg whites.

Even a type of pan that he doesn’t own yet could be a great option to go with. A crepe pan could be a great excuse to serve up some pancakes now and then, or how about a griddle pan?

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