In search of the perfect present for a food-loving dad this Father's Day (Sunday 19 June)? Browse our selection of foodie Father’s Day gift ideas, from budget-friendly kitchenware, accessories and edible gifts, to extra special foodie hampers.
For more gift ideas, check out our reviews section or our browse our selection of gifts for foodies. Plus, if you can't see dad in person this year, check out our selection of the best gifts you can send by post, including our best letterbox friendly gifts to send by post, best brownies, cookies and cakes by post and best charcuterie gift sets tried and tested. Go the extra mile by putting together a bespoke My BBC Good Food cookbook filled with your father's favourite recipes, or treat him to one of our online cookery courses.
Best foodie gifts for Father’s Day
Single Malt Whisky gift box
Indulge Dad this year with this decadent whisky hamper. The star of the box is a 12 year old Speyside single malt Scotch whisky, but it’s packed with more too - including shortbread, honey, a pair of whisky glasses and whisky stones for chilling your drink without diluting it. It’s all delivered in a sleek gift box for an extra special delivery. Check out our round-up of the best hampers for more hamper and gift box inspiration.
- Available from Marks & Spencer, £75
Mr Stanley's Fudge Ahoy caramel and sea salt fudge
For a Dad with a sweet tooth, a simple box of fudge is just the ticket. This perfect blend of sweet and salty fudge from Mr Stanley's is perfectly crumbly and dangerously moreish. For Dads who spend their afternoons on the golf course, we also tried the fun white chocolate golf balls - perfect for chocoholics.
BBC Good Food Cheese Club box
We’ve teamed up with cheesegeek to curate the BBC Good Food Cheese Club Box - perfect for a cheese loving Dad. The box contains a selection of artisan cheeses alongside everything else you need for the perfect cheeseboard (think chutney, crackers and tasting notecards). The first introductory box contains 200g each of four different cheeses exclusively selected for BBC Good Food by experts, including a crumbly Wensleydale, punchy blue and a round of Wigmore (a British interpretation of brie).
BBC Good Food Cheese Club (£42)
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The Pasta Man: The Art of Making Spectacular Pasta by Mateo Zielonka
Has Dad caught the pasta-making bug? This beautiful book is just the gift he needs. Chef Mateo Zielonka has been affectionately nicknamed ‘the pasta man’ on social media thanks to his pasta-making prowess. In his first cookbook, he takes a deep dive into the world of pasta, including how to make all kinds of basic doughs and shapes, as well mastering more challenging pastas, such as the colourful and patterned ones Mateo has become well-known for on Instagram.
Black Cow negroni
An excellent example of a premixed cocktail, Black Cow’s negroni combines their signature pure milk vodka (made with whey leftover from the cheese-making process) with Campari, vermouth and a special blend of bitters. The use of their characteristically smooth vodka (in place of gin) not only helps to balance out any rough edges in the drink, it also allows the vermouth to really shine, creating a mellow version of this classic cocktail. See our full review of the best ready-made and bottled cocktails for more inspiration.
Oliver Bonas blue ceramic mug
This sweet glazed stoneware mug is embossed with ‘Papa’ - ideal for dad’s morning tea or coffee and perfect for new parents.
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.
Bakedin Bread baking club subscription
Give Dad the gift of freshly baked bread! With this subscription, he'll learn how to bake a different type of bread each month. Great for beginners, all the ingredients come already weighed out, alongside simple step-by-step instructions. Exactly what he’ll receive each month is a surprise, but previous boxes have included poppy seed bagels (tried, tested and thoroughly enjoyed by us), garlic & rosemary focaccia and tiger rolls.
Rosebud Preserves subscription box
And to go with that freshly baked bread, you’ll need jam. The Rosebud Preserves subscription delivers two jars a month (with three jars in the first delivery) of preserves in either a six or twelve month subscription. There’s a great mix of sweet and savoury items on offer from the Rosebud range with a range of flavours to look forward to in each monthly delivery, from sweet jams to chutneys and mint jelly.
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We received the Rhubarb & Ginger jam and the Yorkshire Wensleydale Chutney, made with Bramley apples and sultanas. We especially loved the jam – softly set, packed with Yorkshire rhubarb and warmth from a double hit of both preserved and dried root ginger. It would be delicious in a Victoria sandwich, or just spread luxuriously on toast. Any flavours in the subscription Dad particularly loves can be bought individually from the Rosebud online shop too.
Pong Cheese 'Ultimate Pong Box'
The clues in the name: some of these cheeses are seriously funky! Treat a true cheese lover to a selection of different cheeses plus information on the flavour profiles and what to pair these bold cheeses with. You can buy one-off boxes or rolling deliveries. For more cheese inspiration, see our review of the best cheese deliveries and subscriptions.
Bo Tree Chef’s Essential Collection
This set of single origin spices in attractive, clearly labelled tins makes a great gift for any keen cook. It includes fragrant Turkish oregano buds, intensely aromatic Wild Mountain Egyptian cumin seeds, fruity Vietnamese ginger, and Spanish smoked paprika.
People's Captain mixed case (12 beers)
Gift dad a case of People’s Captain beer and you will also be helping to support initiatives that are taking action for positive mental health. The craft beer brewery was co-founded by professional rugby player Greg Bateman following his personal battle with depression and a percentage of profits goes to the People's Captain Foundation, raising money to boost mental health. This excellent selection comprises three each of Legend APA, Islander NEPA, Stereotype Lager and Short & Stout Milk Stout.
For more beer subscriptions and gift ideas, don't miss our round-up of the best beer subscription boxes for craft beer lovers.
Chococo gold, cocoa nib & sea salt chocolate brownies
What could be a better gift for a dad with a sweet tooth than a box of freshly baked brownies? These meltingly soft and squidgy chocolate brownies from Dorset-based Chococo are made with 67% Madagascan chocolate, studded with chunks of sweet, caramelised white chocolate and topped with crunchy cocoa nibs and Dorset sea salt – perfect for anyone who loves the combination of sweet and salty.
For more sweet treats you can deliver, check out our review of the best brownies, cookies and bakes you can send by post.
Nørlo caffeinated ground coffee tube
Inspired by Nordic coffee culture, Nørlo coffee beans are lightly roasted for a super-smooth, light coffee with notes of jasmine, bergamot and chocolate. The beautiful reusable tube not only keeps the coffee fresh, but will look great on dad’s kitchen shelf, too.
Tog ‘The Hare’ end-grain chopping board
Tog’s beautiful chopping boards are handmade in the UK from sustainably sourced cherry and American black walnut. Their medium sized ‘the Hare’ not only looks great in the kitchen, it’s also large and sturdy enough for pretty much every kitchen task, from chopping veg to breaking down a chicken.
Secret Smokehouse PGI status London Cure smoked salmon
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 Secret Smokehouse (£13.70, 200g)
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.
Farmison & Co Eat Better Meat subscription box
What better gift for a meat-loving dad than to fill his freezer with high-quality, free-range meat? Ready for barbecue season all summer. Farmison’s mission is to encourage the nation to eat better meat - opt for a one-off box, or a subscription and dad will receive a selection of free-range, grass-fed and dry-aged meat, sourced from responsible, sustainable British farms and prepared by master butchers.
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