Dad's are the best. They are our biggest supporters, the best Friday night movie cuddlers and they make a mean Sunday morning bacon and eggs breaky. Father's Day may be right around the corner, but we're betting you're still on the hunt for that perfect gift. So, whether dad is a techie, a bbq master or an inspiring wine connoisseur, we've scoured the web to find 10 amazing gift ideas, perfect for the foodie dad. From a seriously amazing bacon-making kit from William Sonoma to the ultimate bbq grilling tool (you guessed it, the iGrill,) you won't need to look any further for the perfect last-minute gift idea!
1. Bacon Making Kit
The ultimate gift for your bacon-obsessed man. Nothing beats sizzling bacon in the morning, that is unless it’s your own homemade, all-natural bacon.
Available at Williams Sonoma | $63.72
2. Soda Stream Penguin
The soda stream instantly turns water into pop, or if you prefer, carbonated water. The Penguin is the first model with a glass carafe instead of heavy plastic. Two eye-catching decanters come with the starter kit, so you won’t have to find anything else to serve your drinks in. And for the kids, mix up healthy drinks with much less sugar than you’d find in store bought sodas.
Available at William Sonoma | $199.95
3. Collingwood Whiskey
It wouldn’t be Canadian whiskey without a touch of maple! Collingwood is tripled distilled, ultra smooth and has notes of orange marmalade, tea spice, cinnamon and powdered sugar. The bouquet is reminiscent of fresh baked scones, vanilla and warm caramel sauce. It’s an affordable whisky made right in Ontario and served in a classic bottle—Dad will love it.
Available at LCBO | $34.95
We featured the iGrill in our Top Ten BBQ gadgets, and liked it so much we knew Dads would too. He’ll never have to watch the grill again. He can just leave the iGrill thermometer in the barbeque and when it’s temperature ready, an alarm will go off on his iPhone or iPad. He’ll never overcook meat again, and can keep cool inside while the BBQ works its magic.
Available at iDevicesinc.com | $99.95
5. Philips HomeCooker
The Philips HomeCooker, co-designed by Jamie Oliver, is one of the coolest kitchen appliances on the market. It’s basically a cutting tower and cooker in one, so all you do is insert your ingredients into the chute. The machine chops and dices for you and then drops it into the cooker, which self stirs. It’s intuitive to use, looks great on your counter and the pieces can be taken apart and put through the dishwasher. You can stir, steam and sauté, all without standing in front of the cooker stirring.
6. Nespresso Inissia
As huge coffee lovers, we are obsessed with the entire line of Nespresso products (our Editor has a Nespresso VirtuoLine at home). The Inissia has recently caught our eye due to the array of playful colors to choose from (think ruby red, blueberry blue and lime yellow). Bonus? The small size and weight are ideal for smaller kitchens. So, for those looking to maximize on counter space while adding a pop of colour, the Nespresso Inissia is a no-brainer.
Available in-store and online at Hudson's Bay | $149.95
7. Mast Brothers Chocolate Bars
What's better than chocolate? Chocolate that looks as good as it tastes! Brooklyn's Mast Brothers Rick and Michael scour the globe to find top notch ingredients for their organic craft chocolate bars, which they make by hand with a whole lotta love. Wrapped in beautiful house-printed paper, they're a perfect gift for your chocoholic main squeeze.
Available at Drake General Store | $12.00 each
8. GreenPan Nonstick 10 piece WestElm
Greenpan pots and pans are ecofriendly, made of recycled stainless steel and aluminum. And they make for healthier cooking—the non-stick ceramic coating will help you cut down on all the oil and butter in your recipes. These pans are oven safe, and with ten pieces in the set, you won’t need to use anything else.
Available at West Elm | $199
9. Final Touch Twister Wine Aerator and Decantor
Does he fancy himself a wine connoisseur? This unique decanter and aerator-in-one set is the perfect gift for the ultimate wine lover. It instantly oxygenates fine red wines, so your man won’t have to wait for his wine to breathe in an open bottle or decanter before serving you a glass.
Available in store and online at Indigo | $59.90
10. Global Sai 3-Piece Knife Set
Is your Dad a Samurai? Well he might be one in the kitchen with this steel knife set, hand-crafted in Japan. The set include three chef’s knives, which are rust resistant and will stay sharp longer than any of your other knives. They’re known around the world as one of the best knives on the market. And just in case you’re wondering, the circles on the handle represent the seven virtues of the Samurai code of honour.
Available at William-Sonoma | $449