Foodie gift ideas for Father’s Day 2024

Forget slippers or, worse, a tie… You can do better than that! Get your pops something he really wants this Father’s Day, whether his love is for coffee, dumplings or tinned fish.

Whether he’s a budding chef or a chilli oil connoisseur, our foodie-themed Father’s Day gift guide for 2024 will leave you feeling inspired.

Foodie gift ideas for Father’s Day 2024

Father’s Day gifts under £15

Madame Sum dumplings

If your dad loves East Asian dumplings but lives far away from a good Chinese or Japanese restaurant, these frozen dumplings-in-the-post from Madame Sum are a real treat of a delivery for Father’s Day. We particularly rated the smoked barbecue brisket and veggie gyoza options, and each box is can be steamed and ready to eat in seven minutes (a bamboo steamer is available to buy from the Madame Sum website for £19.90). For fans of the sweet stuff, apple crumble or Nutella dumplings are sure to earn raised eyebrows and happy tummies. Available from Madame Sum (from £7.90 for six). Next-day delivery available.

Madame Sum

Beanz by Sage coffee subscription

For coffee-swilling dads, Sage – known for its high-end coffee machines and other shiny gadgets – has launched a coffee subscription service through Beanz in conjunction with 20 speciality coffee roasters such as Has Bean, Old Spike and Darkwoods. Choose from chocolatey, caramel or fruity flavour profiles, in whole beans or freshly ground, and have them delivered to your dad every one, two, three or four weeks – or as a one-off. From £8 for a 250g bag, from Beanz.

Beanz

Tinned Galician-style cod

Whatever your dad’s favourite fish, chances are The Tinned Fish Market have a canned version. We don’t know a Dad who wouldn’t be excited by the bacalao alla Gallega. Big things come in small packages, don’t you forget it. Canning fish doesn’t just offer the benefit of preservation, the process can also be used to impart flavours on to the fish and here bacalao is imparted with Galician flavours of paprika, garlic, tomato and spices. Available from Tinned Fish Market (£10.95 for 120g).

Galician cod

Poon’s chilli oil

Fans of heat will enjoy Poon’s chilli oil, which is aromatic and savoury with the flavour of salted black beans. Your dad can enjoy it on all manner of things, from eggs or pasta to fried rice or noodles. Available from Poon’s London (£6.80 for 125g).

Chilli oil

Father’s Day gifts under £25

Dark Sugars chocolate bubble bars

We love Dark Sugars for its epic hot chocolates, but the bubble bars are next-level. Filled with creamy fillings (everything from mango and coconut to caramelised white chocolate and praline), these are a world away from bland and dusty truffle boxes. Available from Dark Sugars (£12.95 for two bars, £24.95 for four).

Pump St

Tracklements Father’s Day gift bundle

This selection from British-made condiments brand Tracklements contains top-quality versions of all of the must-have items in any parent’s fridge. We particularly love the chilli jam in a fried egg or sausage sandwich, and encourage you to mix the ketchup and mayo together for the best burger sauce of barbecue season. Available from Tracklements (£18.70 for 2250g, or £22 with a gift box).

Salt and pepper mill

Father’s Day gifts under £50

Yarra Valley caviar

If you love the idea of treating your dad to the ultimate in luxury – caviar – this Australian brand produces salmon and trout roe that’s bright, plump and perfect for enjoying in impressive starters or straight from the tin. Loved by chefs (it’s on the menu at HUMO and Michelin-starred restaurants around Europe), this is a good one to opt for if caviar would make your dad’s day. Available from Harrods and online at Fine and Wild (£29 for 100g).

Caviar

Peugeot Boreal Pepper mill

A Peugeot pepper mill is always impressively durable, and we love the slim look of the new Boreal design, made with beech wood sourced from sustainably managed forests. Available in stylish greys, blues and pinks, we think one of these will please many a dad on Father’s Day morning. Available from Peugeot Saveurs (£44.99).

People's Captain

 

Farm Shop Barbecue Box

Dads and grilling might be a bit of a cliché, but if he really is king of the barbecue – or you’re hosting lunch for Father’s Day – this box from Durslade Farm in Somerset is a good idea. Enough to feed four, the selection includes six classic sausages, a whole free range lemon and rosemary spatchcock chicken and eight wagyu beef burgers from the farm’s own herd. Plus: burger relish, made in the farm kitchen. Available from Farm Shop (£40; larger barbecue feast box for 10, with additional wild garlic sausages, chimichurri-marinated rump steaks and birch sap & tomato relish also available, £79).

Father’s Day gifts under £100

Douglas Laing Strathearn single malt Scotch

How about a mighty malt for Dad from one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries? The single malt scotch Strathearn, by family-owned Scotch whisky business Douglas Laing, is punchy stuff. It’s spicy and sweet with a real creamy texture. Great for sipping neat or in a summery cocktail. Available from Douglas Laing (£85 for 70cl).

Strathearn

 

Father’s Day gifts under £150

Instant Vortex Slim Air Fryer

Some dads may like gadgets, others may be sceptical of new things they don’t need taking up valuable space on the kitchen counter… But the truth is an air fryer is a life-changing kitchen companion. Making life simpler and leccy bills cheaper, this slimline air fryer from Instant has a whopping 5.7 litre capacity and can roast a 1.3kg chicken or enough potatoes to feed a family with glorious results. If your dad is a fan of sausages, cooking them in this WILL blow his mind, but it’s also brilliant for vegetables like peppers, broccoli, cauliflower and even quiches and pies. Think of it as a mini oven, and club together with family for this great Father’s Day pressie. Available from Amazon (£100).

Air fryer

Bread Ahead bakery course

The baking classes on offer at Bread Ahead’s two London locations offer a huge range of topics, from New York or Japanese baking to doughnuts or pizza classes. Choose from a half or full day workshop for your Dad and enjoy a day out spending quality time together, learning from the bakery’s skilled and insightful instructors. PLUS you get to take home all your bakes with you, of course! There is a special workshop held on Father’s Day itself too, if burger buns and sticky toffee pudding sound like your Dad’s jam. Available from Bread Ahead (from £125 per person).

Bread Ahead bakery course

Allday Goods chef’s knife

Anything made with recycled materials by independent British craftsmen is a win in our eyes; even more so when we’re talking about the most-used tool in the kitchen. Designed by a former chef, this knife is made from Sheffield steel, with recycled plastic handles in a variety of colours (there’s even a fruit salad sweets-themed version). It makes light work of chopping and will last a lifetime if looked after correctly. The price tag reflects the skill in the making. Well worth the investment. Available from Allday Goods (£120).

Chef's knife

Father’s Day gifts under £250

Sage InFizz Soda Maker

If you want to club together with siblings and give a splash-out gift, the InFizz from Sage is thrillingly easy to use. It comes with the added benefit of being portable, for ease of moving from room to room, making it perfect for outdoor entertaining. It can be used to carbonate water, of course, but also tea, cocktails, punch, wine and cordial. If your dad can’t get enough of fizzy stuff, this is a gift he’ll enjoy for years. Available from Sage (£179.95).

Sage toaster

Ooni’s modular table for cooking outdoors

If your dad loves outdoor cooking, be that in a pizza oven or on a barbecue, this table from Ooni is a great pick for a gift he can use all summer long. The table offers room to prepare food outdoors, with shelving for ready-to-barbecue marinated meats, or space to put his pizza oven on – so it’s at just the right height to launch those pizzas into. It’s a versatile bit of outdoor furniture. Available from Ooni (£249).

Ooni

Or what about some booze?

Booze is always a safe bet, especially if you’ve left gift buying until last minute. Browse our edit of the finest boozy gifts.

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