If you haven’t picked up your usual tie for your dad for Father’s Day, which arrives in two Sundays, don’t. Make this Father’s Day special by giving Dad a gift he will really get some mileage out of — especially if he’s into food.
If your dad is into outdoor cooking and a seafood lover, consider the 2020 Limited Edition GrillBox from VitalChoice. The kit features everything he’ll need to grill up backyard seafood feasts, from the fish to the alder-wood grilling planks, along with instructions for using them. The box includes four 6-ounce boneless fillets of wild Alaskan sockeye salmon, four 6-ounce boneless fillets of wild mahi mahi, four 5-ounce salmon burger patties, and a 12-ounce package of peeled and deveined wild artisan blue shrimp. All fish are sustainable. The kit sells for $149. Overnight shipping is available.
If your father has graduated from simple grilling, he may be delighted to receive a propane smoker made by Cuisinart. The smoker, which boasts 45 square feet of interior space, comes with four 14 x 14-inch removable stainless steel shelves — plenty of room for full birds in addition to sides of potatoes and vegetables. The Cuisinart propane smoker, which is available at Amazon, goes for $154.
Is your dad a suds man? If he is, he might appreciate these beer chilling coasters. Fashioned from reclaimed, New Hampshire granite, the coasters will keep brews icy-cold right up until the last sip. The four coasters, which are chilled in the freezer before use, come from different-colored rock so that each drinker’s can, bottle, or glass is easily identified. The set of four comes with an optional caddy of ash wood and aluminum for convenient storage. The price, at uncommon goods, ranges from $35 to $45.
If there is a single Father’s Day gift idea that has taken the food world by storm this year it’s the Instant Pot 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker. This multi-functional kitchen gadget, combines the capabilities of a pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté pan, warmer, and even yogurt maker in one convenient pot. It has also been rated the safest-to-use pressure cooker on the market and cooks 70% faster than competing products. The Instant Pot, available at Amazon, sells for $79.