All dads eat (and most, if not all, drink, too), so a thoughtful food or booze gift is great to fall back on. But what, exactly? Well, the team got together to discuss Father’s Day food and drink gift ideas, and we’re delighted to share the food and drink gifts we’re getting our dads this year in the hope that it inspires you.
Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Extra Long Suede Gloves
My dad loves to barbecue, so I’m going with these grill gloves. The heat resistant suede is great for protecting any pitmaster's arms from flying sparks, and the striking black and orange design looks cool too. Trust me, if dad loves the grill, he will use these gloves.
Nathan - Freelance Content Producer
Starter Home Wine Making Set
My dad in his retirement and he loves trying his hands at new things...to while away the time I suppose. He also loves wine, and I know he's always wanted to make his own. That's why this Starter Wine Making Set is my pick. It's meant to be really easy to use, with full instructions, and all but the sugar, water and bottles included. And best of all, it's reusable (if he loves it) and cheap enough (if he doesn't).
Owen - Freelance Content Producer
Cheese Making Kit
A friend bought this for her dad who, like my dad, is generally grumpy and loathe to say anything positive about anything. But he reports this was a really well-presented kit with a clear set of instructions. It includes all of the ingredients except the fresh ones like milk. I hope to get the same response from mine. PS: It's also a best seller on Amazon.
Lauren - our social media intern who never pulls punches
Vinekraft Cocktail Making Set
Two things have influenced my choice of gifts (and neither have anything to do with dad). First, I'm a student, so I perpetually skint. Secondly, Mum loves her cocktails. So here's hoping dad will be pleased that I finally got him something for father's day and Mum will be delighted by the not-too-infrequent supply of cocktails from dad. There, it's win-win all around.
Hannah - Intern
The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) Founders Tour
Having just finished editing some gin cocktail recipes to celebrate World Gin Day, I'm thinking of taking my gin-loving dad on a 90-minute behind-the-scenes tour of Oxfordshire's artisan distillery fondly referred to as TOAD. The tour is hosted by one of the distillery's three founders and promises to give a unique insight into the work that goes into making their vodka, gin, absinthe and rye whiskey. As for me, I'm just looking forward to the tasting session, and a large gin and tonic, at the end of the tour.
Elizabeth - Food & Drink Editor