Best Father’s Day food gifts 2023
Whether dad is a budding chef, food fanatic or booze-lover, treat him to a foodie gift he’ll love this Father’s Day with our best Father's Day gifts.
In search of the perfect present for a food-loving dad this Father's Day (Sunday 18 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.
Prefer to give dad something homemade? Don't miss our collection of edible gifts to make at home. Also check out our collection of Father's Day recipes for easy meal ideas to treat him on the day.
Best foodie gifts for Father’s Day 2023
Bakedin Bread baking club subscription
- Available from BakedIn (from £10 a month)
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.
BakedIn (from £10 a month)
Chococo gold, cocoa nib & sea salt chocolate brownies
- Available from Chococo (£15.50)
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.
Pong Cheese 'Ultimate Pong Box'
- Available from Pong Cheese (from £36 a 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.
Pong Cheese (from £36 a box)
The Gift of Oil 'only oils' taster box
- Available from The Gift of Oil (£11.85)
For dads who are keen cooks, treat them to a box of four miniature infused olive oils for experimenting in the kitchen. The lemon olive oil is great on chicken or seafood, while the chilli pepper oil provides a touch of warmth to dishes and the basil and rosemary oils pump up herby flavours.
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The Gift of Oil (£11.85)
Connoisseur crystal glass tumblers
- Available from Dunelm (£18)
This excellent value set of four trendy tumblers makes a great gift for anyone who loves drinking whisky, negronis and other short cocktails.
Mr Stanley's Fudge Ahoy caramel and sea salt fudge
- Available from Ocado (£6), Mr Stanley's (£6.99)
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.
Mr Stanley's (£6.99)
The Pasta Man: The Art of Making Spectacular Pasta by Mateo Zielonka
- Available from Amazon (£12.25), Waterstones (£15)
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.
Grind coffee subscription
- Available from Grind (from £9.95 a month)
For a gift that keeps on giving, sign your dad up to a coffee subscription. The Grind coffee subscription starts from just £9.95 a month, and can be customised to suit his exact taste – choose from pods, whole bean or ground coffee, specify how much coffee they drink and choose the perfect blend. You also get a refillable tin with the first delivery.
Grind (from £9.95 a month)
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.
Mighty Fine salted caramel honeycomb gift jar
- Available from Mighty Fine (£14.99)
Indulge your dad's sweet tooth with this whopping jar of honeycomb. Coated in creamy salted caramel Belgian chocolate, this light and airy honeycomb is delivered in a generous 500g glass jar that can be reused.
Mighty Fine (£14.99)
Rosebud Preserves subscription box
- Available from Rosebud Preserves (from £85 for six months)
The Rosebud Preserves subscription delivers two jars of jam 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.
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 that Dad particularly loves can be bought individually from the Rosebud online shop too.
Rosebud Preserves (from £85 for six months)
Bo Tree Chef’s Essential Collection
- Available from Bo Tree Farm (£38.95)
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.
Bo Tree Farm (£38.95)
People's Captain mixed case (12 beers)
- Available from People’s Captain (£25.99)
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.
People’s Captain (£25.99)
Tog ‘The Hare’ end-grain chopping board
- Available from Tog Knives (£220)
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.
Tog Knives (£220)
Secret Smokehouse PGI status London Cure smoked salmon
- Available from Secret Smokehouse (£15.25, 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.
Secret Smokehouse (£15.25, 200g)
Indian spice tin
- Available from Spice Kitchen (£30)
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.
Spice Kitchen (£30)
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