With Father’s Day right around the corner, it’s imperative to start thinking of gift ideas for dad. If your father, grandfather, or spouse likes eating and drinking as much as we do over here at BELLA, keep reading for a round-up of some of our favorite, tasty gifts for dad!
For any bbq-loving man in your life, Boska’s Mr. Smith Apron ($199.99) is the handy, clothe-protecting gift he needs. Made of split leather, this apron allows you to easily access your bbq tools adjust the size and keep you clean when the barbecue pit gets messy.
Give dad the gift of learning with one of Masterclass’s culinary video lessons. The company offers over 80 classes taught by the best in the business and you can get dad an all-access pass, which gives you access to every MasterClass on offer ($180 per year), or buy a specific class for just $90. James Beard Award-winning owner of Franklin Barbecue, Aaron Franklin, offers a class that will teach you how to make mouth-watering ribs, pork butt and brisket like a true pit master.
Any wine-loving pop will be happy with the gift of monthly wine (in fact, can we sign up, too?). Leon Circle ($75) is a monthly natural wine club that offers three curated bottles from around the world. Along with the wine, you will also receive note cards, information on each wine, taste profiles, and recommendations for more wines based on your preferences. You can opt for three or six months worth of wine shipments.
Empirical Spirits is a company that utilizes high quality ingredients sourced from around the world to create new, unique and flavorful spirits. Unlike anything else you’ve probably had to drink, the creators use both eastern and western techniques to distill, ferment and fuse together a unique alcohol. Try out Fuck Trump and His Stupid Fucking Wall ($85), a habanero spirit made from pearled barley, Belgian saison yeast and koji. If spicy isn’t in dad’s wheelhouse, Fallen Pony ($85) comes highly recommended – a double-fermented quince tea spirit made from quince, barley koji, Belgian saison yeast and pilsner malt wash. They can be enjoyed on their own or mixed in a cocktail.
The Chocolate Pizza Company is on a mission to help you fulfill your Father’s sweet tooth this year. Add the Mansket ($29.95) to your shopping cart, a no frills gift basket that comes in a brown paper bag with a duct tape bow. Inside you will find peanut butter wings, six chocolate covered cookies, a candy avalanche pizza slice and a chocolate covered Twinkie. What more could a man want?
If you need a great bottle of red to go with Father’s Day dinner, we suggest Terrazas de los Andes Grand Malbec 2017 ($64.99). The affordable bottle gives off red fruit aromas and flavors, along with floral and spicy notes. It pairs wonderfully with chocolate and will keep you coming back for glass after glass.
The Chefs’ Warehouse, a family-founded specialty food purveyor for top chefs and restaurants around the country, is now offering direct to consumer delivery, with a wide array of meat, seafood, produce, cheeses and more to choose from. Try out the Japanese Snow-Aged Wagyu Strip Steak ($150) or channel summer with fresh Maine Lobster Tails ($50). The options here are really endless. Oh, and did we mention they also have Dark Chocolate Lava Cake??
If pops loves to sip on something fancy, cognac is the way to go. Collector’s Edition 1994 ($199) from Frapin is a stunning single cask vintage, aged in a Limousine oak barrel for 24 long years in Chateau Fontpinot’s cellars, lending to it flavors of dried apricot, orange, and light vanilla. It’s certainly a statement piece on any bar, and one that dad will love.
Beer and dessert loving dads don’t need more than one gift to satisfy their cravings. Hilliards Chocolates has a fun Craft Beer Lovers Collection ($28.95) that includes a selection of sweets. Comprised of both craft beer brittle and craft beer caramels, the package combines sweet and salty into one awesome treat. The caramels are infused with local Shovel Town Brewery Double IPA beer and then dipped in dark chocolate and topped with Langwater Farms hops and crushed pretzel sea salt, while the brittle utilizes beer from the same brewery and Spanish peanuts.
I don’t know a single father that doesn’t start off their day with a cup of coffee. Give him something to really look forward to with international award-winning Mostra Coffee. They have an array of coffee subscriptions to choose from (starting at just $34), or you can shop individual blends, including Vietnam Lotus, Cold Brew, VIP, and Ecuador Santa Gertrudis blends.
If dad likes his cocktails made with vodka, you need to pick up a bottle of the multi award-winning ultra-premium Crystal Head Vodka ($49.99). Created by Dan Aykroyd and John Alexander, the additive-free vodka is crafted using sweet corn and water from Newfoundland, distilled four times and filtered seven times, giving it a smooth, sweet taste, with just a hint of citrus and vanilla. Plus, it looks badass on the bar.
Real Oyster Cult is responsible for curating the tastiest oyster from across the country and their Gift Bundle ($65+) makes for the perfect gift for any bivalve lover. Choose the amount of oysters you want (20, 40, 60…) and you will also receive a free shucking knife and gloves to make the party complete.