Foodie gift ideas for Father’s Day 2022

Forget slippers or a bog-standard tie, come on, you can do better than that! Get your pops something he really wants this Father’s Day.

Whether he’s a budding chef or a hot sauce connoisseur, our foodie-themed Father’s Day gift guide for 2022 will leave you feeling inspired.

Foodie gift ideas for Father’s Day 2022

People’s Captain Latte Latte Love set

People’s Captain is a beer company whose mission is to encourage men to talk more about their feelings (it was over a pint of beer that the founder managed to open up about his mental health). The brand has joined forces with two other impressive companies, Easy Jose Coffee & Tony’s Chocoloney, to create their beer, coffee and chocolate gift set. Inside the box is a bottle of the coffee chocolate stout, a bar of Tony’s Chocoloney, a bag of Easy Jose groud coffee, and a glass. We love the thoughtful combination of gifts and think it makes a stellar Father’s Day gift. Available from People’s Captain (£26).

People's Captain

Ross & Ross BBQ kits

Yes, we know it’s a little cliché but let’s be honest, dads do love to barbecue! And this mega set of condiments and spice rubs from Ross & Ross is a really great way to enhance the natural flavours of meats and fish on the barbie. A special shout-out is due for their award-winning BBQ Salt, which works on a variety of meats or even side dishes, such a potatoes, and adds a subtle smokiness to dishes. Available from Ross & Ross Gifts (£45).

Ross & Ross

Farhi cocoa dusted caramelised pecans

For the sweet-toothed fathers, these cocoa dusted caramelised pecans from luxury chocolatiers Farhi are a work of art. The caramelised pecan is encased in Belgian milk chocolate and dusted with top quality cocoa for a texturally satisfying bite of heaven that somehow manages to taste like praline. The hefty 690g gift jar makes an impressively decadent gift. Available from Farhi (£30).

Farhi pecans

Smokin’ Brothers salmon

The salmon smoked by Cotswold’s based Smokin’ Brothers is sourced from the last family-owned salmon farm in Scotland, which has strict standards, and is an organic certified farm. The fish is filleted, cured for a minimum of 10 hours, and then smoked. The sides of salmon are then sliced using a sashimi slice, and prepared as belly or tail cuts. Sliced thicker than your usual cut, your Dad will be able to get the most from the extremely supple and buttery texture of the clean and rich flavoured fish. Available from Smokin’ Brothers from £29.80.

Smoked salmon

Colston Bassett cheeses

The king of blue cheese, Colston Bassett Stilton has a worldclass reputation and its tangy, sharpness is complimented by a buttery smooth texture which is almost spreadable. Its brother, Shropshire Blue is an easy eating option, with a sweet creamy flavour with no bitterness. Gift the cheese with some crackers and a bottle of something to drink, and you have an ideal cheese gift for your Dad that won’t break the bank. Available from Neal’s Yard Dairy (from £9.45 plus delivery).

Cheese

Ooni Koda pizza oven

For a big ticket item, you can’t get much better than a pizza oven… Probably the best-known of the at-home pizza oven brands, Ooni co-founders husband-and-wife team Kristian Tapaninaho and Darina Garland were the first to launch a portable wood-pellet-fired pizza oven in 2012. The Ooni Koda is the gas-fired version of the entry-level family pizza oven and is designed to make pizzas up to 13 inches (also available is the Ooni Koda 16 that knocks out super-sized pizzas up to 16 inches). Available from Ooni (£299).

Koda

Hot Smoked starter kit

Introduce the rich flavours of wood smoke to the barbecue with this smart hot-smoking starter set: six types of sustainably sourced wood chips – including sweet maple, subtle beech and powerful hickory – plus stainless steel smoker box for nestling into the coals (it works on a gas barbie too). Comes with a recipe booklet and starter guide covering which chips complement what food. Available from Hot Smoked (£30 plus £3.95 delivery).

Hot Smoked

The Craft Beer and Pickles hamper

You can’t go wrong with a delectable hamper from Melrose and Morgan. Its new craft beer and pickles hamper does the choosy work for you: Perello gordal olives, baby gherkins, a Cobble Lane selection pack of cured meats including fennel and garlic salami, copa and bresaola, and a jar of and rose harissa spiced nuts, packaged in a signature Melrose and Morgan gift box. Available from Melrose and Morgan £65, free delivery.

Melrose hamper

Rockfish tinned fish selection pack

Fish in tins is all the rage, but the posh stuff with pretty pictures on doesn’t have to come all the way from Spain. Devon-based seafood chef Mitch Tonks’ new range, from small boats fishing England’s South Coast, is prime shelf candy as well as being flavoursome, with designs from Mitch’s wife Penny Tonks. Toss the ‘Brixham calamari’ (cuttlefish in ink sauce) with pasta and a squeeze of lemon; the Lyme Bay mussels escabeche makes a moreish snack with crusty bread. Other goodies include mackerel and sardines. Available from Rockfish (£23.95 for a gift pack of 4).

tinned fish

Firelli hot sauce

Look, have you ever seen a chic-er hot sauce than this Italian number? It’s delicious on pastas, pizzas, fish and chops. Made with Calabrian chillis and balsamic vinegar from Modena, Firelli is really the Italian stallion of hot sauces. Honestly, if your Dad likes spice, chilli sauces don’t come much more elegant.

Firelli

Or what about some booze?

Booze is always a safe bet, especially if you’ve left gift buying until last minute. Click here to see the finest boozy gifts.

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