Looking for the best Father’s Day gifts 2018? We’ve found the best presents for your foodie dad, from cheese hampers to whisky. Plus, some great ideas for foodie experiences to treat your dad to, including a visit to an English vineyard.
Check out our Father’s Day gift ideas here…
olive Magazine subscription
Of course, we think the best gift for a foodie is a year-long subscription to olive magazine. That’s a monthly dose of the best recipes, restaurant trends and travel inspiration delivered through the letterbox, so your favourite food lovers can always stay ahead of the game. The food gift that keeps on giving, for just £32.99 for 13 issues, buysubscriptions.com
Le Creuset signature cast iron shallow casserole dish in rosemary
We love Le Creuset’s shallow casserole dish, perfect for slow-cooked stews and one-pot pastas. Their new colour ways are inspired by nature, from delicate almond to deep rosemary. Take this dish straight from oven-to-table for summer al fresco dining.
A guide to whiskies tea towel
From bourbons to ryes and malts, this tea towel covered with whisky trivia is perfect for those scotch loving dads. It’s almost too useful to use, so hang it on your wall and learn about the differences between Japanese and Canadian whisky before mixing a Manhattan.
Hotel Chocolat Father’s Day pocket collection
Keep it classic with a box of chocolates this year. This pocket collection includes eight chocolates in four different flavours including a fruity strawberry cheesecake and an indulgent billionaire’s shortbread.
Stojo coffee cups
Love your morning cup of coffee? Have it on the go using this bright Stojo collapsible cup. This travel mug folds down into a leak-proof dish so there’s no risk of cappuccino on your clothes.
The Courtyard Dairy ‘something a bit different’ cheese box
We’re big fans of Andy Swinscoe and his Courtyard Dairy in Settle, North Yorkshire (you can read Andy’s guide to farmhouse cheddar cheese here). If you want to mix things up with your cheese selection order the ‘Something a Bit Different’ box that includes a soft St Jude, a fresh Fellstone from the Lake District, a Gouda-style Old Winchester and a creamy Cote Hill blue. The ideal box for fromage-loving fathers.
Pine, black pepper and cracked almond chocolate
Somerset-based shop Caro and The Chocolate Society have collaberated to make this creamy milk chocolate bar inspired by the countryside, with sweet pepper, almonds and peppery pine.
‘I Love Dad’ shortbread tin
In celebration of Father’s Day, Walkers Shortbread has released an ‘I Love Dad’ tin, filled with the classic pure butter biscuit in miniature sizes. Take your pick from a finger, circle or triangle, all topped with those signature dots. The gold tin can be reused, but with the small sizes, the contents won’t stay around too long!
Bowmore’s Vault Edit1°n Atlantic Sea Salt
If you’re looking for a dram that’s a little different this Father’s Day, and have a generous budget to play with Bowmore’s Vault Edit1°n Atlantic Sea Salt is a good bet.
Aged in ex-bourbon casks in Bowmore’s No.1 Vaults (the oldest scotch maturation warehouse in the world) on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, this whisky highlights Bowmore’s distinctive salty flavour profile with notes of salted honeycomb and Atlantic sea spray balanced with sun-ripened fruits, zingy spiced cocoa and blood orange.
The Snaffling Pig pork crackling
The epitome of melt-in-the-mouth, these jars of pork crackling are super moreish and are coated in flavours such as classic salt and vinegar and slighty spicy habanero. Paired with four bottles of The Snaffling Pig beer, this makes an ideal gift for your dad.
HAY clip clip with spoon
Any coffee lover will love this two-in-one coffee scoop and bag clip to keep artisan coffee fresh. The brassy stainless steel will look super stylish in the kitchen, too.
Nessie family gift set
Let Nessie help dad in the kitchen – this trio includes a soup ladle, a colander and the baby Nessie tea infuser. The family nestle into each other so they are easy to store, and they add a dash of colour to the kitchen. Dad will love them!
Pop culture snack box
Get the best of kitsch Japanese snacks and quirky packaging delivered to dad’s door every month. You never know, he may share :-)
£15, £25 or £40 depending on size, japancentre.com
Now we really love this idea. Every three months the folks at BeerBods will send you 12 beers from small, independent breweries around the world, and the idea is to drink one a week. You’ll also get an email giving a little bit more information about that week’s beer – so it passes as an educational present, too!
In our first delivery we got everything from a London-brewed lime beer to a pilsner from Manchester and a sour gooseberry can from the Magic Rock brewers in Huddersfield. And at £36 for 12 weeks, that works out at a very reasonable £3 a beer.
Eat 17 chilli bacon jam
Yep, that’s right! Give dad the treat of adding smoky, spicy bacon to anything – it ramps up a bacon buttie, burger or sandwich, or is extremely indulgent straight from the jar.
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.
Alessi savon du chef odour removing “soap”
A useful tool to grace any kitchen counter, simply use as a soap after preparing any strong smelling foods. Perfect if your dad loves garlic.
Luckies lid Sid
A useful kitchen gadget for the man who has it all. Prop “Sid” on the side of your pan and place the lid on top to allow your pan to simmer away and let off some steam.
Foodie experiences for Father’s Day…
Treat your dad to an English vineyard tour. Enjoy English wine tastings and vineyard tours before putting your feet up on a private terrace overlooking the vines. From Cornwall to Yorkshire, the UK has a vineyard break to suit everyone.
If your dad wants to brush up on his veggie cookery, these are the best courses across the country to book him onto. From vegan baking in London to vegetarian cookery in the Devon countryside, we’ve rounded up the best courses to try.
One for the gin lover in your life, head to Adnams brewery in Southwold for an afternoon spent making your own gin. You’ll be guided through the process, from selecting your botanicals, watching the distilling process and naming your bottle.
Homemade food gift ideas for Father’s Day…
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.
Make your own bottle of gin for a special gift for your dad this year. Our gin is infused with clementine, ginger and bay for a warming, slightly spicy gin.