Best Father's Day gifts 2023
Need a present for your foodie dad? We've found the best Father's Day gifts, from whisky kits to cheese subscriptions
Looking for the best Father's Day gifts to get in 2023? Father's Day is on Sunday 18 June 2023, and we've found the best presents for your foodie dad. Take your pick from coffee subscriptions, gourmet BBQ snacks, the best bottles of his favourite drinks, cookbooks and more.
Check out all our gift guides for plenty more inspiration too, from the best cheese gifts to chocolate gifts for a sweet tooth, or best wine gifts and beer gifts for boozy ideas. If your dad loves to read, take a look at our selection of the best coffee table books.
Best Father's Day gifts ideas for foodies
olive magazine subscription
Of course, we think the best gift for a foodie is a year-long subscription (that's 13 issues) to olive magazine. That’s a monthly dose of the best tried and tested recipes, foodie weekend projects and restaurant recommendations delivered through their letterbox, so your favourite food lovers can always stay ahead of the game.
Available from buysubscriptions.com
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Tarquin’s Cornish Dry Gin
This well-balanced gin, produced on the South West coast, is a great example of the fantastic regional spirits being made across the country right now. With all the classic botanicals coming through on both the nose and the palate, it keeps the juniper is prevalent (as it should be) and has a hint of lemony coriander which reminds us of a deep pine forest on a hot summer stroll.
Le Creuset toughened non-stick paella pan
Looking to blow the budget with an impressive, long-lasting piece of kitchen kit that dad will use forever? Not only is this attractive paella pan super non-stick, making it a joy to use, it’s also designed to last. It’s great for making paella or risotto, cooking sausages or making breakfast hashes. As it’s oven-safe, it can be used for a variety of one-pot dishes.
Le Creuset (£139)
RISE Coffee coffee subscription
- Available from RISE Coffee, from £19 per month
If they can't start the morning without a fresh brew, then a coffee subscription is the gift that keeps on giving. RISE coffee offers a handpicked selection from independent roasters across the UK, all delivered in sustainable packaging and tailored for you. Choose any form of coffee (including whole bean, capsule or espresso) and enjoy the snacks that are included as an added bonus. We've got plenty more of the best coffee gifts to choose from too.
RISE Coffee (from £19 per month)
Join the Greener Revolution: 30 easy ways to live and eat sustainably by Ollie Hunter
In his second book, former MasterChef finalist, chef and co-owner of The Wheatsheaf pub in Chilton Ollie Hunter sets out 30 easy ways to live more sustainably. Full of vibrant illustrations, it’s a gorgeous book to flick through. Pages alternate between those that highlight simple steps, tips and tricks on how we can eat, shop and live more sustainably, and others that share recipes that make the most of seasonal produce and ingredients that might usually go to waste. (Pavilion Books)
Emma Bridgewater 'Dad' mug
- Available from Emma Bridgewater (£27)
Keep it simple and effective with this blue star-print 'Dad' mug from Emma Bridgewater. A gift that will be used every day for morning coffees or cuppas.
Emma Bridgewater (£27)
Ki No Bi Kyoto Dry Gin
Treat your gin-loving dad to this unique Japanese spirit, served in a stylish bottle, perfect for gifting. This Japanese creation is made using a rice spirit base distilled with regional botanicals including yuzu, hinoki wood chips (Japanese cyprus), sansho pepper and gyokuro green tea. A decidedly elegant gin, whose classic juniper notes match well with the unusual local ingredients. Gather some more drinks ideas from our best gin gifts round-up.
OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 avocado slicer
This nifty gadget will have your dad’s avocado skinned and sliced, looking Instagram perfect in a flash and is much safer then digging out that stone yourself.
White Mausu chilli oils
- Available from White Mausu, from £35 for 6 jars
If dad is a condiment king, he’ll love these chilli oils from Irish brand White Mausu. Their Peanut Rãyu, inspired by the taberu rãyu (chilli oil) you find on almost every table in Japan’s cafés, restaurants and homes, is a mild, nutty chilli oil packed with peanuts, sesame seeds, tamari and garlic. The Black Bean Rayu is a spicier, more intensely salty umami flavour bomb, made with Chinese black beans, sesame, chilli flakes, garlic and more. We can’t get enough of them drizzled over noodle and rice dishes, eggs, grilled broccoli or steamed Asian greens, or mixed with soy sauce and a splash of black vinegar to make a sauce for dumplings.
White Mausu, from £35 for 6 jars
ProCook X50 nakiri nihon knife
- Available from ProCook (£44)
For the dad who is a keen cook, investing in good-quality knives will transform their time in the kitchen. This ProCook knife was voted the best-value nakiri knife in our best nakiri knives expert test, and was also one of the most attractive, making it ideal for gifting.
El Sueño tequila
Shopping on a budget? Good quality, affordable tequila can be hard to find, but this one ticks all the boxes. Super smooth and fresh-tasting, it’s sweet and slightly floral on the nose, followed by notes of pepper and citrus. It’s great served chilled for sipping, or try it in a margarita or paloma cocktail
On the Pass restaurant-grade meat
- Available from Philip Warren Butchers (prices vary)
On the Pass is a website set up by Philip Warren Butchers and Matt Chatfield (The Cornwall Project), which allows us to get our hands on the top-drawer meat that’s been reared and aged for some of the country’s finest restaurants. This means you can gift the likes of 55-day aged Brat sirloin, whole beef fillet reared for Paul Ainsworth at No 6, The Ledbury’s English guinea fowl and Kiln’s hogget for Father's Day this year. Winner.
Philip Warren Butchers, prices vary
- Available from The Ocean Bottle (£35)
These sustainably sound bottle-flask hybrids are partially made with upcycled ocean-bound plastic. The cool, minimalist design will make it a hit with well-hydrated dads (or budding mixologists - these can double up as a cocktail shaker!)
The Ocean Bottle (£35)
Gourmet pasta gift subscription
- Available from Pasta Evangelists, from £51 for 3 months
Tonnarelli straight to your door? Bellissimo! Ideal for the dads who love their pasta.
Pasta Evangelists (from £51 for 3 months)
Cocoa Runners subscription
- Available from Cocoa Runners, from £22.95 (per box)
A chocolate subscription from Cocoa Runners – featuring small-batch, single-estate artisan chocolate from around the world – will earn you some serious brownie points with Dad. He'll get to try four bars each month and share your tasting notes with other chocolate enthusiasts online. Choose between dark and milk, or a mixture.
Cocoa Runners (from £22.95 (per box))
- Available from Rooted Spices (tins from £2.95)
Single-origin, hand-blended spices in beautiful tins? Fill a box with nine of your Dads favourite spices this Father's Day. Listen to our podcast with Rooted Spices here to find out more.
Rooted Spices (tins from £2.95)
Do you have a charcuterie-loving dad? Follow our simple step-by-step guide to make duck ham, beef jerky and bresaola for a homemade Father’s Day gift this year.