As a chef, cookbook author, and wife to an awesome husband who loves to cook, I’ve curated a list of the best Father’s Day food gifts that dad will love.
My list of Father’s Day Food gifts, from seasoning mixes to food subscriptions to kitchen gadgets, can help dad make culinary masterpieces and feel really cool doing it. Gifts are the perfect opportunity to buy items for loved ones to show your appreciation and fondness of them, and bonus points if it is something they love but wouldn’t normally indulge in and spend their hard-earned money on. A thoughtful gift is the best gift!
Top Father's Day Food Gifts in 2022
Here are the top father's day gift ideas for cooks in 2022. Keep scrolling for more about each one.
- Instant Read Food Thermometer
- Spice Packets
- Spice Packet Gift Basket
- SimplyFuel Protein Balls
- Momofuku Chili Crunch
- Meat Smoker
- Meat Smoker Accessories
- Good Kitchen Knives
- Electric Knife
- Clean Eating Kitchen: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Cookbook
- Clean Eating for Busy Families
Father’s Day Food Gift Ideas
1. Instant Read Food Thermometer
I rely on an instant read food thermometer for large cuts of meat, when you really need to know the internal temperature for perfect desired doneness. While I have a handful of free ones sent to me by food companies (LOL), Jen Haugen, RD has a high-quality thermometer that she recommends.
“One thing my dad and husband have loved is the Pampered Chef Instant Read Food Thermometer for precise temperature measurements while grilling or food cooking,” Haugen explains.
“It has a probe that can also stay in the meat while it measures temperatures during cooking.” To order, find it on her Pampered Chef consultant page!
2. Spice Packets for Father’s Day
Spicekick Tuna Salad Seasoning Mix is not only our number one selling seasoning mix, but it stands out as the seasoning mix that our male customers stock up on regularly—seriously!
I have guys buying four 4-packs per order. We have received love letters about our tuna seasoning for guys who are looking for ways to make protein-packed canned tuna taste better.
We love to sprinkle it over salmon, chicken, vegetables, and grain dishes, too. Our Spicekick Tuna Salad Seasoning Mix is also available through Amazon Prime.
For the adventurous dad, try our Spicekick Seasoning Sampler (7-pack), available exclusively through Amazon Prime.
3. Gift Basket for Father’s Day
I created Spicekick Spice Gift Boxes for the gift giver in mind, where I make it easy for you. You just have to click and purchase, while I handle the rest. We offer a spice gift box (4-pack spice kits) and a spice gift box (9-pack spice kits).
Both gift boxes are adorned with the Spicekick label, with the spice kits bundled in a ribbon or string, with our product story card, all nestled in colorful crinkle paper.
4. SimplyFuel Protein Balls
If dad has a sweet tooth and wants alllll the protein at the same time, he’ll love SimplyFuel Protein Balls. The protein balls contain oats, peanut butter, whey protein, and other wholesome ingredients in a portable treat that taste so yummy. I know because I buy them myself!
My friend and colleague SimplyFuel founder Mitzi Dulan, RD, CSSD is a sports nutritionist and has coached the best of them including a world series-winning team, so you’re in good hands.
Start with her bestselling flavor Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter. You can even put it on repeat with their Subscribe + Save option.
5. Momofuko Chili Crunch
If dad loves a little heat on his food, whether it’s Asian cuisine or any cuisine, he will love this condiment, Momofuku Chili Crunch. This saucy, yet crunchy sauce was created by NYC-based restaurateur David Chang and is the bomb dot com. I bought this for my husband as a Christmas gift last year and we both love spooning it on all sorts of dishes.
Kitchen Gadgets for Dads Who Love to Cook
6. Meat Smoker
If you’re really looking to wow the dad that loves meat and you have some money to burn, a meat smoker is perfect. My friend’s friend, who is a barbecue champion, swears by recteq brand of pellet grills.
You can spend a lot or not as much for a quality smoker. My husband and I love our RT-7000 Pellet Grill, which you can control afar with their app. Cleanup is pretty simple.
Spoiler alert: the lead time on a recteq smoker is a few weeks, so plan accordingly.
7. Meat Smoker Accessories
If dad already has a meat smoker, he still may need accessories, like grilling gloves for lifting large cuts of meat, grilling mats, and meat shredders.
8. Good Kitchen Knives
If dad loves to cook and doesn’t already have good knives, you cannot go wrong with getting him a high-quality chef knife or santoku knife. My preferred brand of kitchen knives is Wusthof. The photo above showcases my personal stash of preferred knives.
9. Electric Knife
Help dad slice through meat with ease with an electric knife. I use mine on all the major holidays for turkey, beef tenderloin, and beef brisket.
Jean LaMantia, RD, author of Complete Intermittent Fasting Cookbook, loves her Black & Decker electric knife.
Cookbooks for Father’s Day
10. Clean Eating Kitchen: The Low-Carb Mediterranean Cookbook
My most recent book, The Low-Carb Mediterranean Cookbook is perfect for the dad trying to reduce his carb intake while still eating heart-healthy proteins, fats, vegetables, and fruit. It’s filled with simple, plant-focused recipes for lifelong health.
11. Clean Eating for Busy Families
If dad is the chef in the house, he may prefer my first book, Clean Eating for Busy Families: Simple and Satisfying Real-Food Recipes You and Your Kids Will Love. It’s a family cookbook that makes healthy eating possible—even on weeknights.
With Father’s Day just around the corner I know that this amazing list of Father’s Day food gifts is sure to please any food-loving dad in your life. Any of these gifts would be the perfect addition to your Father’s Day celebration. Happy Father’s Day!