Forget soap-on-a-rope. While we’re all for cleanliness, we’ve rounded up our favourite (and most useful) cooking and entertaining gifts for Dad, presents we’re sure will surprise and definitely delight.
Is Dad an aspiring Grill Master? This durable, weatherproof set not only looks great (hello, brushed stainless steel), but also contains a sturdy spatula, locking tongs, and a brass-bristled brush that’s safe on all grill grate surfaces.
Beer and sports? Talk about a dynamic duo. With this winning 4-pack of Toronto Raptors beer sampler glasses, Dad can sip his suds while supporting Canada’s NBA champs.
Whether he’s an espresso, cappuccino, latte or macchiato man, Dad’s 25 seconds away from the tastiest cup of Joe with this sleek Nespresso, his own speedy, at-home barista.
Think outside the takeout box and arm Dad with this pizza stone, one that will help serve up a perfect pie with a toasty crisp crust. Glazed, easy to handle, and sturdy (but not too heavy), this pizza stone can also be used to cook sourdough bread, homemade pita, and quesadillas, to name a few.
Staub creates the luxe deluxe of cast iron cookware. With superior heat distribution, quality, and heft, this grill pan delivers the ultimate in searing, browning, braising, and roasting. Dad’s steaks will never be the same.
Dad can sit back, relax, and sip at leisure because we’re raising our glasses to never having watery whiskey again. Yes, get ready for whiskey on the rocks (literally) with these white marble whiskey stones, jumbo-sized stones that will keep drinks cold and never dilute them.
Whether he’s sitting through soccer practice or road-tripping to the rink, keep Dad caffeinated with this heated travel mug. Not only does this 16-ounce mug plug into the car, but it also, thanks to stainless-steel double-wall vacuum insulation, stays hot even when unplugged.
Our Dad’s a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy. If yours is too, then he’s going to love these Henckels steak knives. Fully forged from single pieces of German stainless steel, these beautifully designed knives will stay razor-sharp cut after cut after cut…
If Dad is a wine lover (if he calls himself an ‘oenophile,’ you can rest assured he is), this is an off-the-charts decadent gift that radically speeds up the decanting process. One minute of oxygenation in the Sommelier equals one hour of traditional decanting. Cheers, Dad!
Quit waffling around and get Dad this awesome waffle maker, one that serves up evenly cooked and perfectly crisp golden waffles. Whether he’s going the traditional route or freestyling (aka cornbread, taco, or chocolate waffles), this maker is easy to use (any waffle overflow gets stopped on the sides), and simple to clean up.
Of course, we think no Dad’s kitchen is complete without the Bite Me series of cookbooks – Bite Me, Bite Me Too, Lick Your Plate, The Bite Me Balance – from wings and burgers to salads and soups, we’ve got every Dad’s palate covered.