For Your Foodie Father: The 2014 Dad’s Day Gift Guide

He’s the superhero who chased away the nightmares, the one who let you eat ice cream for dinner, and the same man who grounded you for the first time but may have also offered you your first beer. He’s your greatest fan, king of wisdom, pain in the neck, goofball who helped bring you into this world, or at least helped make you who you are today, and soon enough you’ll get your annual chance to celebrate him and all the others who claim the name, “Dad.” If you’re like most of us, you may struggle finding just the right way to say thanks so here is a little guide to help you along. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads, Pops, Grandpas, Poppies, Pappys, Grandaddys, and influential men who make each day worth a hearty celebration.

  • 1. Primo Grill: Few things smell more delicious than an old fashioned backyard BBQ. Equip your Dad with just the right grill to not only grill but smoke, and bake! For delicious smoked meats, grilled veggies, and bubbly, baked pizzas, put a bow on a Primo grill for Dad this Father’s Day.
  • 2. Illy Espresso Maker: Preparing his morning dose of caffeine should not require driving down the road and waiting in line. Help dad out and gift him an illy home espresso maker for the shot of energy he needs without the hassle.
  • 3. Shun Knife Set: This is the gift for the man who awes at artful design but demands practicality. Forged in Damascus steel, these blades are incredibly strong and attractive. Complete with a bamboo gift box, it’s a gift he’ll be proud to pass on to the next generation.
  • 4. Libbey Craft Beer Set: Give into Dad’s beer snobbery and give the man who plans to spend his retirement brewery hopping the glassware he needs to enjoy his favorite obsession. On the day that’s all about him, his $20 beer should be served in a glass he’s proud of.
  • 5. Lodge Cast Iron Set: To the woods! (Insert image of your Father wrestling a bear and starting a fire with two sticks) Now, back to reality. Help your pop gear up for every outdoor cooking adventure with Lodge. He’ll enjoy this one for years whether he’s frying up a fresh catch or baking cornbread in the kitchen.
  • Chelsea B. Sanz
    Chelsea B. Sanz

    Chelsea Sanz has lived in East Tennessee since her family moved here from South Florida just before she started high school. While she initially begrudged her new home state, she eventually realized she had come to not only love it, but to “bleed orange” as University of Tennessee Volunteers fans here like to say. She and her boyfriend Hunter, a trail worker for Great Smoky Mountains National Park, enjoy exploring the nation’s most visited national park and coming up with their own farm-to-table recipes.

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