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The Best Foodie Father’s Day Gifts for Dads Who Already Have Too Many Punny Aprons

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It seems like there is a signature Father's day gift for every archetypal dad. For instance, outdoorsy dads have no shortage of camping chairs and handy multi-tools given to them over the years. Similarly, every "lounge dad" has received his fair share of cozy slippers and quippy coffee mugs. But the foodie dad? His collection of gifted punny aprons runs deep, guaranteed to include at least one "Kiss The Cook" smock saved especially for the annual cookout.

This year, do Dad a favor and swap the corny apron with something he'll *actually* enjoy and use. Whether he's an aspiring pit boss leveling up his barbecue game, a fine food aficionado, or a beginning home chef learning his way around the kitchen, we've rounded up a list of Father's Day foodie gifts he can use all year round. Not a punny apron in sight.

Gifts to give your favorite foodie dad

Uncommon Goods, Kabob Grilling Baskets — $20.00

Even the most refined grill masters will love these handy kabob baskets that ensure perfectly grilled veggies in minutes. They nix the skewer for a basket frame that keeps veggies, meat, and more in place. When Dad is ready to flip, all he has to do is turn the handle for an even char, then enjoy.

Acid League, Bourbon Barrel Apple Cider Vinegar — $16.00

Acid League is your one-stop shop for artisan ACVs, dressings, and more. Rather than getting him a bottle of bourbon, treat him to this ACV aged in an actual bourbon barrel, so it’s infused with rich flavors of apple, caramel, and brown sugar. Yum.

Weber, Connect Grilling Hub — $140.00

Think of this lil’ grilling gadget as Dad’s personal sous chef he can rely on to whip up perfectly cooked burgers, wings, and more. It turns any grill into a smart grill by connecting directly with smart phones to send step-by-step grilling instructions mid-meal. This includes estimated cook times, “flip” notifications, and alerts on readiness.

The Curated Pantry, Dario Cecchini Mini Sampler Set — $26.00

This three-piece set will certainly spice up the spice rack. Each 50 gram glass jar is filled with artisan seasonings, including Profumo Del Chianti, a zesty herb and salt blend that enhances the flavors of seafood and meat, a red-pepper infused mustard, and a standard mustard. Imported from Italy, they taste great on just about anything.

Momofuku, Umami Set — $30.00

Or go the umami route with this stunning set from Momofuku. Each set includes a jar of mouth-watering savory salt that’s blended with a tamari, kelp, mushroom powder, and garlic. There’s also a ridiculously good chili crunch oil (if Dad has a spicier side) and a restaurant grade soy sauce he’ll want to put on ramen, sushi, and everything else.

Uncommon Goods, Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank — $30.00

Nope, Himalayan salt isn’t just for lamps—it’s for cooking, too. The pink salt makes for an excellent cooking surface, especially on the grill, infusing meals with its salty flavor. Or, it can be chilled down in the freezer and used as a cheeseboard or platter for entertaining.

CruxGG, 9 Qt. Flex Basket Air Fryer — $80.00

You know what someone really wants for Father’s Day? To discover the magic of air frying, of course. This sleek appliance designed by Crux in collaboration with Ghetto Gastro is the definition of convenient, whipping up tasty snacks and meals in seconds. The circular heating technology ensures everything cooks evenly and tastes great.

Simplehuman, 4-Liter Compost Bin — $50.00

If Dad is a foodie, chances are he’s got a lot of food waste. Take the opportunity to give him a sustainable gift that will give him lush, nutritious compost for years to come. This stainless steel compost bin hangs neatly off the side of Simplehuman trash cans or takes up no space on the counter top, while providing an easy space for him to toss coffee grounds, peels, and more.

Uncommon Goods, Folding Handle Pizza Peel — $31.00

Next time Dad or Grandpa whips up a delicious pizza pie, he can stop the awkward rush to the oven with a handful of floppy dough with this convenient pizza peel. The handle collapses inward, allowing for easy access when the pie is ready to take out, and even easier storage when it’s time to put it away.

Picnic Time, Prodigio Cookbook Stand — $68.00

Finally, a cookbook stand that *actually* keeps the pages down and in place while protecting them from splatter and spills. It fits neatly on the counter and doubles as decor with its acacia wood base and glass frame. And if Dad is more of a tablet guy, that works too—he can tuck the iPad behind the glass just like an actual book.

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