15 Father’s Day gift ideas for the foodie dad

Gifting for a foodie Dad? Have a look over these hand-picked goodies to satisfy his budding epicurean… and his taste buds.

Whether your Dad loves to cook up a storm, try out the newest tools or just eat his way through, this range of gourmet gift ideas are our top picks for the foodie Dad. They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach – and that goes for your Dad too.

Best Father’s Day gift ideas for foodies

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1. Latest Buy - Personalised BBQ branding iron

Is your Dad the family BBQ maestro and pretty damn proud of his skills too? We're big fans of this personalised BBQ branding iron. Now he can actually cook a steak with his name on it.

Buy now from Latest Buy

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10. Bockers and Pony - Gourmet Gifts

This gastronomic piece of kitchen kit makes an impressive gift for any foodie. It's a Japanese rock salt grater on a natural oaks stand. Ideal for Dad that likes entertaining (and showing off new toys...).

Instructions: open hamper; dig in.

Buy now from Bockers and Pony 

etsy beer buddy

2. Etsy - Beer Buddy/Bottle Holder Recycled Timber

Say goodbye to flimsy cardboard carriers! This stylish beer buddy ticks all the eco-friendly boxes: Recycled timber? Check. Re-usable? Check. Made in Australia? Check.

Bonus: It can even make VB look classy.

Buy now from Who The Dickens on Etsy 


3. iSubscribe - Food Magazine Subscriptions

Does your Pop love cooking but hits a bit of a creative block when it comes to ideas and inspiration? Help him fake a Blumenthal-level of creativity with a subscription (or two) to any these foodie magazines. There’s a wide range of publications available and subscription durations vary, so there's bound to be something to suit.

Buy now from iSubscribe 


4. Adrenalin - Italian cooking class with Luciana Sampogna

Looking for something hands on? Treat your Dad to a cooking class with Italian food aficionado Luciana Sampogna. The class takes place in her heritage-listed (and rather beautiful) Italian villa – which is right here in the Sydney suburbs! The class includes pasta making, creating an antipasti dish and constructing a dessert, before retiring to the dining room to enjoy your own creation.

Buy now from Adrenalin 

adrenalin bbq school

5. Adrenalin - BBQ School

Keen to make Dad's BBQ skills the envy of the neighbourhood? Send him to one of Adrenalin’s BBQ Schools, just in time for summer. There’s a range of specialities to choose from including a Beer Brewing & BBQ Cooking course (which includes creating beer-inspired ice cream), a Seafood BBQ class or the unashamedly-masculine BBQ for Blokes class.

Buy now from Adrenalin 

wooden spatula

6. Etsy - Wooden spatula with leather strap

Natural homewares are definitely 'in' right now, so help Dad keep down-to-earth in the kitchen with these natural material cooking utensils – handmade bamboo spatulas complete with a stylish strap.

Buy now from Block 5 Store on Etsy 

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7. Adrenalin - Chocolate Making Sydney

Chocolates can be a bit old hat when it comes to gift giving – unless, that is, the recipient gets to make their own! This 2-hour chocolate making workshop in Sydney is a perfect gift for those with a sweet tooth and a penchant for DIY.  Students get to take the chocolates they make home too, so fingers crossed he lets you try one as a ‘thank you’ gift.

Buy now from Adrenalin 


8. Etsy - CapsuleSlide Magnetic Nespresso coffee pod holder

Messy coffee addicts, take note: This resin-moulded Magnetic Nespresso solution at least keeps your habit tidy and organised. This holder frees up much-needed kitchen bench space and displays Nespresso pods neatly on your fridge.

Buy now from Hologramer on Etsy 

9. Etsy - ‘Total Hot Shot’ chilli-infused olive oil

Is your Dad an adventurous eater and a spice challenger? Test his tastebuds with this bottle of chilli-infused olive oil. It’s home-grown too – harvested at a boutique olive grove in Western Australia.

Buy now from Homegrown Handmade on Etsy

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11. The Book Depository - Marco Pierre White - ‘White Heat’ cookbook

When it comes to subtle and sophisticated recipes, no one does it better than British chef Marco Pierre White. If your Dad likes to challenge himself in the kitchen, then this book will push him to his limits.

Buy now from The Book Depository 


12. Fishpond - Novelty Aprons

For a bit of comedy in the kitchen check out this range of novelty aprons from Fishpond, ideal for the Father who thinks himself a comic genius. What's in it for you? It will definitely make his ‘Dad jokes’ suddenly seem funnier.

Buy now from Fishpond 

13. Macy's - Lava Rock Molcajete

Wondering what a molcajete is? It's a traditional Mexican version of mortar and pestle, and this one is as much an ornament as it is a utensil. Made from Mexican volcanic rock (yes, really), it’s the perfect way for Dad to grind herbs and spices for a homemade guacamole or chilli mix.

Buy now from Macy's 

14. David Jones - Jamie Oliver Saucepans

Kit out the kitchen with a quality range of saucepans from British chef (and all-round good guy) Jamie Oliver. There’s a variety of options available, from the basic frying pan to the ‘sharks tooth’ griddle pan (not as daunting as it sounds).

Buy now from David Jones 

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15. Latest Buy - Beer Can Chicken Roaster

The combination of beer and meat has proven irresistible to Dads (read: and us) for years; though the two have never been quite as close as with this beer-can chicken roaster. It’s the best way to achieve a perfectly moist bird with just a hint of that beloved beer flavour.

Buy now from Latest Buy 

Which of these retailers offer free delivery?

  • iSubscribe – Free delivery included in the price
  • Book Depository  – Free delivery
  • Fishpond – Free delivery
  • Adrenalin – As Adrenalin sells gift vouchers for experiences, there is no delivery required – just print and go!

Looking for some more gift ideas for your favourite foodie? Check out some more of our top picks:

BBQ And Beer Cooking Class
Beer Buddy/Bottle Holder
BBQ Tote
Beer and Nibbles Hamper
Father's Day Fruit Basket
Stainless Steel 5-Piece BBQ Set
12 Red Wine Bottles With Bourbon
Cookbook Book
Mr Porter
A Gentleman at the Table
Mr Porter

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