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14 of the best Father’s Day food gifts 2020

Whether dad is a budding chef, food fanatic or booze-lover, treat him to a foodie gift he’ll love this Father’s Day 

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In search of the perfect present to give to a food-loving dad this Father’s Day (21 June)? Browse our selection of foodie Father’s Day gift ideas, from gin, whisky, cheese and smoked salmon to top kitchen kit and accessories.

For more gift ideas, check out our reviews section, our selection of favourite gifts for foodies and our brand-new guide on the best letterbox friendly gifts to send by post, plus round-ups of gift subscriptions and deliveries like the best craft beer, gin and cheese boxes.

14 of the best foodie gifts for Father’s Day

Darkness 8-year-old Scotch whisky

Smooth and easy-drinking, this 8-year-old single malt is first matured in ex-bourbon barrels, before spending at least three months in sherry octaves. The result is a full-bodied, toasty-tasting whisky packed with flavour, including notes of citrus, dried fruit and caramel. Smooth enough to sip on its own, or over ice, it would also work well in an old fashioned or highball. For more like this, see our review of the best whisky to buy as a gift.

Available from:
Amazon (£49.95)
The Whisky Exchange (£47.95)
Master of Malt (£49.95)

Homage2Fromage cheese box

A fun delivery box with a difference. Order dad a cheese tasting experience for two and he’ll receive six numbered cheeses to blind-test along with chutney and crackers. There’s even a fun game he can play to test his cheesy knowledge, before revealing which cheese is which at the end, using the cheese tasting notes which are hidden in an envelope. For more cheese inspiration, see our review of the best cheese deliveries and subscriptions.

Available from Homage2Fromage (from £40)

Cantium gin flask

In a world first, this Kent-inspired gin comes in a stylish 50cl flask which can be reused once the gin is finished – great for future camping trips or picnics! The gin itself is clean and dry with peppery notes, delicious paired with tonic, ice and a slice of cucumber.

Available from:
Cantium gin (£40)
Master of Malt (£39.95)

Barista & Co 8-cup Core coffee press

This sleek and stylish teal cafetière makes a lovely gift for coffee lovers. For more gift ideas for coffee fanatics, don’t miss our round-up of the best gifts for coffee lovers.

Available from:
Barista & Co (£36.99)

Trouva (£39)
Amazon (£36.99)

HK Living ceramic bowls

These gorgeous ceramic bowls will look great in dad’s kitchen. With a 230ml capacity, they’re a good size for breakfasts, rice, dips and nibbles.

Available from Trouva (£35 for set of 4)

Microplane EcoGrate Series grater with fine blade

A favourite among chefs, the renowned Microplane grater has had an eco-update: the base is now made from recyclable bamboo fibre and the blade (still sharp as ever) is fully recyclable too. Also available with a coarse blade, we love the fine one, useful for grating hard cheeses citrus zest, ginger and garlic. It’s dishwasher safe safe too.

Available from Lakeland (£16.99)

Cocchi Negroni in a box

Looking for a fun, letterbox-friendly gift for under a tenner? Send dad a ready-made Negroni! This negroni from Cocchi is well-balanced and tastes high quality, with a strong hit of vermouth and vanilla notes. All dad needs to do is pour it into a glass full of ice (and add a bit of orange peel if he’s feeling fancy) to be transported to his favourite bar.

Available from The Whisky Exchange (£8.25)

Secret Smokehouse PGI status London Cure smoked salmon (200g)

Treat dad to some seriously special smoked salmon. Sourced from sustainable Scottish farms and cured using traditional methods in London, it’s silky smooth, delicately smoked and has a satisfyingly meaty texture.

Available from secretsmokehouse.co.uk (£13, 200g)

NKUKU Mali terracotta coffee mug

We love this stylish, rustic-style mug in blue glaze-dipped terracotta. It’s also microwave, oven and dishwasher safe.

Available from Amara (£10)

Pensador mezcal

If dad is a mezcal fan, then this is a must. Unique and seriously drinkable with a gentle smokiness, notes of black pepper and a minerally earthiness, Pensador is a mezcal produced in Southern Oaxaca. It’s made in small batches by Don Atenogenes and his family, who have been making it for generations, using traditional methods and it’s really special.

Available from:
Master of Malt (£39.50)
The Whisky Exchange (£35.25)

Amazon (£39.50)

Sauce Shop chilli sauce box

Our team love this trio of chilli sauces which includes a spiced ketchup-like ‘everyday chilli sauce’, garlic & chilli based sriracha and a hot, zingy green sriracha.

Buy from Sauce Shop (£11.99)

Honestbrew craft beer box

Does dad love a beer? Send a selection of craft beers direct to his door or, even better, sign him up to a subscription for a regular delivery! Choose from six, nine or 12 beers of different styles (pales, lagers, darks etc), or opt for pale ales and IPAs only. Read our review of the best beer subscriptions to read more about Honestbrew and other top-rated boxes.

Sign up to Honestbrew (from £22.90)

Green & Black’s Classic Miniatures bar collection

You really can’t go wrong with chocolate, and dad will have plenty to choose from with this selection of 12 mini organic bars in both milk and dark chocolate.

Available from:
Green & Black’s (£6.99)
Amazon (£4.40)

Indian spice tin

Does your dad love cooking curry? This gift tin contains nine classic Indian spices in useful metal pinch pots – garam masala, cardamon, cloves, cinnamon sticks, chilli powder, cumin seeds,  ground coriander, mustard seeds and turmeric.

Buy from Spice Kitchen (£24.95)

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