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Best foodie gifts for Father’s Day 2020

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 2020? Father’s Day is on Sunday 21 June 2020, and we’ve found the best presents for your foodie dad. 

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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 (that’s 13 issues) to olive magazine. That’s a monthly dose of the best recipes, foodie weekend projects and virtual 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 – just £30.88 for 13 issues, saving 50%!

Subscribe today: buysubscriptions.com/OLFD20

Chocolate Caramel Tart Recipe with Peanuts

On the Pass restaurant-grade meat

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.

Prices vary, warrens.on-the-pass.com

Brat sirloin warrens on the pass

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!

£19.99, lakeland.co.uk

Three coloured loch ness monster colanders

Kiss The Hippo coffee subscription

Sustainably roasted, these beans from eco-focused café Kiss The Hippo are sent in letterbox-friendly packs. The frequency and length of the subscription is up to you – monthly, fortnightly or weekly, for three, six or 12 months – so you can tailor it to match your dad’s caffeine habit.
From £36, kissthehippo.com
Interiors of Kiss the Hippo - a large pale wood counter with a coffee machine on top

Ocean Bottle

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.
Ocean bottle

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.

£44.07, amazon.co.uk

Dark Grey Bottle of Ki No Bi Gin

The Cheese Shed subscription

The folk at The Cheese Shed have a flexible cheese subscription service, Culture. Showcasing artisan West Country cheeses – we’re talking everything from ewes’ milk to blue and soft cheeses – this is sure to put a smile on your dad’s face!

From £24.99 (per box), thecheeseshed.com

The Cheese Shed - Cheese cut out delivery box

Eating for pleasure, people and planet cookbook

This new release will give your dad serious food for thought in the kitchen. Eco-chef Tom Hunt’s cookbook-manifesto has a wealth of information and advice on how and why to adopt a sustainable approach when it comes to cooking and eating. That’s as well as plenty of great recipes for cooking up a feast.
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Hangry tea towel

Has dad been known to get a little grumpy when he’s got an empty stomach? Hey, we’ve all been there. He’ll love this cool tea towel – just make sure he’s eaten before you give it to him, else he might just take offence…
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Ross and Ross XL curing kit

This curing kit for making bacon at home will keep pork-loving dads happy at home this Father’s Day. It includes six different cures, ranging from Maple and Chipotle to Fennel and Juniper, as well as a DIY kit including curing bags, muslin and a butcher’s hook. Just add your own meat. 

£27, rossandrossgifts.co.uk

ross and ross curing kit

Gin jigsaw

Keep dad’s spirits up until cocktail hour with this fun 500-piece puzzle, which will help make ‘staying in’ the new ‘going out’ this Father’s Day. Maybe best not to crack open the drinks cabinet until it’s done though, else who knows when it might get finished?
gin puzzle

Gourmet pasta gift subscription

Tonnarelli straight to your door? Bellissimo! Ideal for the dads who love their pasta.

From £51 for three months, pastaevangelists.com

Pasta Evangelists pasta subscription box

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. Perfect for dads who like to cook, take this dish straight from oven-to-table for summer al fresco dining.

£210, lecreuset.co.uk

Le Creuset 30cm Signature Shallow Casserole Rosemary

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 cocktail.

£11, stuartgardiner.com

A guide to whiskies tea towel, Father's Day

Cocoa Runners subscription

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.

£19.95 (per box), cocoarunners.com

Cocoa Runners subscription box

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.

£35 (Includes Fever-Tree Mediterranean tonic and hand sanitizer), tarquinsgin.com

Tarquins gin bottle and a glass of gin and tonic on a beach with blue water in background

Rooted Spices

Single-origin, hand-blended spices in beautiful tins? Fill a box with nine of your Dads favourite spices this Father’s Day.

Tins from £2.95, rootedspices.com

Listen to our podcast with Rooted Spices here

Rooted Spices Middle Eastern Spice Set

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.

£69.95, thewhiskyexchange.com

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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.

£27.50, snafflingpig.co.uk

pork crackling

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.

£8.98, amazon.co.uk

A product shot of a two-in-one coffee scoop and bag clip from HAY, to keep artisan coffee fresh

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 might share…

From £25, japancentre.com


BeerBods subscription

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 the subscriptions, which start at six-weeks’ worth, work out at around £3 a beer.

From £20, beerbods.co.uk


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.

£2.99, eat17baconjam.co.uk

Eat17 chilli bacon jam

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.

£7.49, lakeland.co.uk


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.

£17, johnlewis.com


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.

£10, johnlewis.com


Best whiskies to buy for Father’s Day…

From Scotch to bourbon, Irish to Japanese, lick here for our guide to whisky and the best bottles to buy.

Best Whiskies to Buy

Homemade food gift ideas for Father’s Day…

Homemade charcuterie

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.

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Charcuterie Meats for a Cold Meat Platter

Clementine, ginger and bay gin

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.

Christmas Gin Recipe With Clementine, Ginger And Bay on a snow covered table with pine cones and clementine segments