June 18th is Father’s Day and what could be better than treating #ChefDad to a few new kitchen gadgets and foodie favourites? Here we’ve got 8 tasty and local last-minute gift ideas that will satisfy his sweet-tooth, add to the bar-cart, or help step up his grilling game. Because let’s be honest, does he really need another tie? We didn’t think so. See below for top our suggestions!
GOOD LUCK RUB
Made in small batches here in Toronto, Good Luck Rub is an all natural, no preservative, gluten free rub that will quickly become Dad’s go-to for all of his cooking needs. We love it on chicken, ribs, burgers and even sprinkled over fries! Trust us, this is the only rub you will ever need in your kitchen pantry. Good Luck Rub retails for $9 each, click HERE to shop!
PS. Here’s a fun fact: Good Luck Rub is made by Gracie’s boyfriend, Josh!
Is Dad a whisky connoisseur? Why not gift him with a local bottle from Collingwood Whisky that’s made in Canada’s Collingwood, Ontario at the longest continuously owned and operated distillery in the country! He’s sure to appreciate and enjoy the dynamic flavour profile that’s full-flavoured and complex with a toasted maplewood-finish. Collingwood Whisky retails for $35, click HERE to shop!
ALL-CLAD BBQ TOOL SET
Looking to take Dad’s grilling game up a notch? Surprise him with this super slick 4-piece grilling set from All-Clad. Made of premium steel, this set even comes with a carrying case to transport to the cottage for grilling weekend getaways! The All-Clad BBQ set retails for $200, click HERE to shop!
BERETTA FARMS SURF ‘N’ TURF
Give Dad a gift that both he and his stomach will love! Perfect for any Grill Master (or grilling newbie) this Surf ‘n’ Turf package from Ontario-based Beretta Farms will definitely be a hit at his next BBQ. This tasty combo retails for $134.77, click HERE to shop!
PORTABLE BBQ GRILLER & SMOKER
This portable BBQ by Time Concept can grill and smoke food, making it the perfect choice for camping, picnicking, or cookouts at the beach! We love the retro inspired feel with the rounded lid and chic design, plus it’s available in a variety of different colours. The Time Concept Portable BBQ Grill retails for $67.50, click HERE to shop!
TASTE BOX SUBSCRIPTION
Dad will love the never-ending creativity that comes with receiving 3 to 5 gourmet ingredients every month! This monthly subscription from Toronto’s very own The Taste Box is the perfect gift for Dad’s who love to experiment in the kitchen. A 3-month subscription retails for $32.95 a month, click HERE to shop!
HBC X STEAM WHISTLE COLLAB
Two iconic Canadian brands, Steam Whistle and HBC have come together to create a line of retro-inspired barware to celebrate Canada 150! With their retro cooler Dad now has a place to store his favourite brew, and it even comes complete with a bottle opener on the side! The HBC x Steam Whistle Retro Cooler retails for $175, click HERE to shop!
SUGARFINA X CASAMIGOS COLLAB
Gourmet luxury candy company Sugarfina has teamed up with Casamigos Tequila to create tequila infused candy! This collaboration just launched in Canada and we’re pretty sure that any tequila-loving Dad with a sweet tooth will want in on a box. The 3-piece Bento Box retails for $36.95, click HERE to shop!
Happy Father’s Day!
(Assistant Editor, Blair Stutz)