9 Best Gifts for Dads Who Love to Cook


Dads who love to cook are a gift in themselves, providing delicious meals for their families and friends, often with their own unique twist. They deserve the best, and what better way to show your appreciation than with the perfect culinary gift? Kitchen appliance packages are a great option, but plenty of other gadgets and culinary tools can make your Dad’s time in the kitchen even more enjoyable.

For those considering a group gift, a kitchen range is a fantastic choice for Dads who love to cook. This long-lasting and practical gift provides both a gas or electric stove and an oven in one appliance, making meal preparation easier and more efficient. The ZLINE Autograph is a dual-fuel range appliance with an electric oven and gas stove. Its black stainless steel body and champagne bronze accents offer a sleek, professional look. With a spacious 6.0 ft³ oven capacity, high-quality Italian burners, and a commercial-grade design, it’s the perfect blend of style and functionality to thrill any foodie Dad this Father’s Day.

  • Gourmet Subscription Box

A gourmet subscription box is an ideal present for a cooking enthusiast father to introduce him to new international ingredients, flavors and recipes. With a range of options, it’s easy to select a subscription that suits his preferences, whether coffee, wine, spices, meat or snacks.

The Monthly Hot Ones Box is perfect for Dads who love adding heat to their dishes. This subscription box delivers a collection of hot sauces from the famous YouTube series, Hot Ones, offering a wide range of flavors and heat levels for your Dad to experiment with in his cooking.

ButcherBox subscription is another excellent option for Dads who love to grill or smoke meats. This subscription delivers high-quality, grass-fed meat straight to his doorstep. It offers a variety of cuts, including beef, pork and poultry, for him to cook and experiment with.

  • Meat Thermometer

With the perfect meat thermometer, your Dad can ensure that his meat is always cooked to the perfect temperature. This eliminates the guesswork and ensures that his dishes are always delicious. The ThermoPop® 2 meat thermometer is an excellent choice for a Dad who loves to grill or smoke meat. Its rotating display, fast and accurate temperature readings and durable design make it a reliable tool that will help him achieve perfectly cooked meat.

  • BBQ Claws

BBQ claws are a great gift for Dads who aspire to be pitmasters. These durable, sharp-tipped tools make it easy to shred, pull and handle large cuts of meat like pork shoulders, briskets and roasts. They’re also handy for lifting hot and heavy items like turkeys or roasting pans. The Bear Paws Meat Shredder is a top-rated BBQ claw set for shredding meat and handling hot food. Made of high-quality BPA-free nylon, these claws can withstand temperatures as high as 475℉ and are dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. Their ergonomic design makes them comfortable to use, and they come with a lifetime warranty.

  • Cooking Classes

For the Dad who loves to cook, learning new skills and techniques in a cooking class can be a long-lasting gift that keeps on giving. Cooking classes provide an immersive experience that can help him master new cuisines, techniques and ingredients while allowing him to connect with other foodies. Eataly cooking classes offer a variety of hands-on classes across the country taught by experienced chefs, focusing on Italian cuisine and culture. Classes cover pizza making, pasta making and regional Italian cuisine.

If your Dad prefers to learn from the comfort of his home kitchen, Sur La Table online cooking classes offer a wide range of courses taught by expert chefs, covering everything from basic cooking skills to advanced techniques and international cuisine. Classes are available on-demand and can be accessed anytime, anywhere, making it convenient for Dads to learn and explore their passion for cooking.

  • Luxe Apron

Luxe aprons provide practical protection from spills and stains and add a touch of style to Dad’s kitchen outfit. With a range of materials, colors and designs available, a luxe apron is perfect for any home cook. Made with high-quality materials and attention to detail, the Hedley & Bennett Apron is a comfortable, durable and stylish apron for everyday wear. Its adjustable cross-back straps distribute weight evenly, and the spacious pockets and towel loop can conveniently hold utensils or towels to clean up the inevitable mess in the kitchen.

  • Professional-Grade Knife Set

With a quality knife set, Dad can easily chop, slice and dice his ingredients, making his cooking experience safer and more enjoyable. The ZLINE 3-Piece Professional Japanese Damascus Steel Kitchen Knife Set is made with premium quality Japanese Damascus steel, known for its strength and durability. The set includes a chef’s knife, bread knife and paring knife, all the essentials Dad needs to master his meal prep, and each comes with a comfortable grip and a unique blade design. 

  • Deluxe Salt and Pepper Mills

A deluxe salt and pepper mill set is a thoughtful and practical gift for Dad to season his dishes to perfection. Look for a mill that offers adjustable grind settings and is made of high-quality materials to ensure accurate seasoning. The Peugeot Fidji Set Pepper and Salt Mill have an elegant black wood and stainless steel design, guaranteeing longevity and completing any kitchen. They are equipped with Peugeot’s renowned grinding mechanism, which delivers consistent and precise grinding. 

  • Cookbook

A cookbook is a fantastic gift for a father who enjoys cooking, allowing him to explore new recipes and cooking techniques. It provides endless culinary inspiration and encourages experimentation in the kitchen, making it a thoughtful and practical gift that any cooking enthusiast will appreciate.

Turkey and the Wolf: Flavor Trippin’ in New Orleans by Mason Hereford is a unique cookbook featuring innovative recipes inspired by classic New Orleans cuisine, offering a fresh perspective on traditional dishes.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking by Samin Nosrat is a comprehensive guide for home cooks on mastering the essential elements of good cooking, featuring over 100 recipes and informative illustrations, making it an indispensable resource for cooking enthusiasts.

Surprise Your Dad with Culinary Gifts This Year

Father’s Day is a perfect occasion to surprise your dad with culinary gifts to show your appreciation and love. Whatever his comfort level in the kitchen or on the grill, he’ll appreciate unwrapping a thoughtful and practical foodie gift that levels up his skills.  


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