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This Is What Dads Who Love To Cook Really Want For Father’s Day

by Olivia Jakiel
Olivia Jakiel is an experienced editor and writer residing in the magical and enchanting land of North Hollywood, CA. She enjoys baking, cooking, and long walks to the wine cellar with her dog, and also consumes rotisserie chicken at an extremely alarming rate. Bylines on HelloGiggles, MSN, Yahoo, Obsev, and more.

Father’s Day is coming up fast, and if you haven’t started thinking about what to get your dear old dad for the big day, we’ve totally got you covered.

Let’s be real here: It can be pretty difficult to shop for dads. I don’t know about you guys, but when I was younger, my brothers and I single-handedly outfitted our dad with obnoxious business ties every Father’s Day until he finally told us that ~100 was too many business ties for one man to own. Now that I’m an adult, I realize that you should get your dad a new tie only once every like, three years or so, and that maybe — JUST MAYBE — dads have more interests outside of brightly colored silk Looney Tunes ties.

Interests like sports, tools, cars, and, of course, cooking!

So if you’re looking for the perfect gift to get your wannabe-chef dad this Father’s Day, look no further! From professional knife sets and pizza ovens to ice cream makers and barbecue spice sets, check out these 15 items that are perfect for dads who love to cook.

1. BBQ Spice Set, $36.50

1. BBQ Spice Set, $36.50

Every dad who loves to cook absolutely needs a plethora of barbecue spices and rubs to choose from! This gift set will take your dad’s grilling skills to a whole new level.

Buy it on Etsy for $36.50.

2. Personalized Beer Glass, $10.80

2. Personalized Beer Glass, $10.80

Sure, you technically don’t need to drink while you’re cooking, but drinking beer out of a customized glass like this will surely make it more enjoyable. Even if your pops doesn’t drink booze, he can still enjoy any beverage out of this glass. Score!

Buy it on Etsy for $10.80.

3. Beer Making Kit, $77.99

3. Beer Making Kit, $77.99

Let’s face it: Cooking also kind of involves bartending to a certain extent. What better way to enjoy a hearty steak right off the grill than with an ice cold, refreshing homemade beer your dad brewed himself?

Buy it on Etsy for $77.99.

4. Bloody Mary Kit, $40

4. Bloody Mary Kit, $40

Bloody Marys are basically meals in and of themselves once you start adding things like mini sliders, pickles, chicken wings — you name it, you can build it on a Bloody Mary. Up your dad’s beverage game for any occasion with this delicious and handy Bloody Mary kit.

Buy it on Etsy for $40.

5. Personalized BBQ Plate, $34.99

5. Personalized BBQ Plate, $34.99

Every dad needs a dedicated barbecue plate to bring out to the grill with him! I don’t know about you guys, but my dad uses any regular old plate — how boring! This personalized barbecue plate is not only a nice sentiment, but it’s extremely practical, too.

Buy it on Etsy for $34.99.

6. Indoor Grill, $69.99

6. Indoor Grill, $69.99

Sure, most people don’t need to use an indoor grill when the weather is nice out (aka, Father’s Day); however, this indoor grill is perfect for when you want perfectly grilled meats and veggies in the colder months. Thankfully, Walmart has got you covered.

Buy it at Walmart for $69.99.

7. Stainless Steel Knife Set, $40.99

7. Stainless Steel Knife Set, $40.99

Nothing will make your dad feel like a professional chef in his own kitchen than this stainless steel knife set! It has literally any and every knife one could ever want or need, and the sleek look will modernize the look of any kitchen.

Buy it at Walmart for $40.99.

8. Knife Sharpener, $54.90

8. Knife Sharpener, $54.90

If you have a professional knife set, you know it’s important to keep those babies sharp! This electronic knife sharpener will keep all your dad’s knives in pristine condition for slicing through everything from steaks and chicken to fruits and veggies.

Buy it at Walmart for $54.90.

9. Meat Injector and Grilling Glove Set, $49.97

9. Meat Injector and Grilling Glove Set, $49.97

Grilling gloves are actually a really cool grilling accessory because, you know, your dad burning his hands all for the sake of perfect grill marks on a piece of pork isn’t worth it. To top it off, this meat injector is a tool your dad probably doesn’t have — but absolutely needs!

Buy it at Walmart for $49.97.

10. Electric Meat Grinder, $54.99

10. Electric Meat Grinder, $54.99

Another kitchen gadget that your dad probably didn’t know he needed — an electric meat grinder! Who’s ready for homemade sausage?

Buy it at Walmart for $54.99.

11. Set of 6 Professional Mixing Bowls, $29.99

11. Set of 6 Professional Mixing Bowls, $29.99

Prep work will be an absolute breeze for your old man with this set of six stainless steel professional mixing bowls!

Buy it at Walmart for $29.99.

12. Instant Pot, $69

12. Instant Pot, $69

If you haven’t gotten your hands on an Instant Pot yet, now is your big chance! This little baby can do everything — it’s a rice cooker, pressure cooker, slow cooker, steamer, and more, all in one!

Buy it at Walmart for $69.

13. Himalyan Salt Block and Cookbook, $55

13. Himalyan Salt Block and Cookbook, $55

Salt block cooking is something your pops probably doesn’t know too much about, but it’s insanely interesting! Kick-start his new obsession with this pink Himalayan salt block and cookbook set.

Buy it on Etsy for $55.

14. Pizza Oven, $129.99

14. Pizza Oven, $129.99

It’s a little on the pricey side, but if you can afford to splurge on something for your dear old dad, this outdoor pizza oven is the perfect gift! Plus, whoever said “no” to pizza?

Buy it at Cost Plus World Market for $129.99.

15. Ice Cream Maker, $59.95

15. Ice Cream Maker, $59.95

Treat your dad (and yourself, to be honest) to a sweet homemade treat with an ice cream maker. Instead of running out to the store at midnight to get a pint of rocky road, your dad can just make it himself! How rewarding!

Buy it at Cost Plus World Market for $54.99.