We get it. Dad can be a little difficult to shop for. That’s why on Father’s Day he’s usually unwrapping yet another tie or a boring gift card.
It doesn’t have to be like this! We asked Sur La Table dads to share some of their favorite items—tools they use and love—and they did not disappoint. Here’s a list of gift ideas sure to put a smile on any dad’s face.
Nespresso Lattissima One
“I go to a lot of meetings. More than you’re probably imagining. Nespresso keeps me comfortably caffeinated, and it tastes great, too.” —PETE
Staub Pure Grill
“As Director of Production on a small team I’ve learned to appreciate multitaskers. This pan does everything I ask it to, and I can count on it.” —CHRIS
Recipe Cocktail Shaker
“As a bartender in my past life, I know that making an outstanding drink requires outstanding tools.” —JESSE
Lodge Chef Series Skillet
“When my son was little I didn’t have time for finicky tools. I do most of the cooking, so I need a cooking partner I can depend on. When you have a real baby in the house, you need cookware you don’t have to baby.
My son is out of the house now, but there are so many memories tied to that pan and the meals cooked in it. And because the pan is basically indestructible, I’ll have those memories for a lifetime.” —LUPE
Miyabi Kaizen II 8″ Chef’s Knife
“Incredibly comfortable handle and perfect balance! I know it’s a cliché, but it really does cut like a hot knife through butter.” —ED
Joule Sous Vide
“If you’re a meat-and-potatoes sort of guy, this is essential. Steaks are perfect every time, and it’s about as hands-off as cooking gets.” —JORDAN
Breville Smart Oven Pro
“My family includes a strict vegan, a pescatarian, an omnivore and a very picky eater, so we appreciate the flexibility to create quick, small and often individual meals.
Even with a double oven in our house, we find it’s often necessary to have all three ovens working simultaneously, and from vegan nachos to personal pizzas, the Breville always has us covered. Great for making snacks or a big meal.” —JASON