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Father's Day Gift Guide: 9 Ideas for Your #1 Dad

Father’s Day is on June 18th, which means the time has come to decide on a gift idea. Sure, you could add to his ever-expanding collection of novelty ties, but there are plenty of thoughtful gifts for kids who want to think beyond the neck. 


We’ve rounded up nine creative gift ideas for dads ranging from foodies to craftsmen to help you give your dad something from the heart.

For the Dad That Just Wants to Sleep In

Sunday brunch just got a serious upgrade! Treat your dad to a manly breakfast in bed with the Sausage Sampler, which includes four links each of old world-style Italian, spicy Cajun-style Andouille, Chicken with Canadian-style bacon and Swiss cheese, and smoked bratwurst with cheddar cheese and jalapeño peppers. The sampler will be shipped right to your door, so you can get it right to your dad! ($49.99 at Orchard Table)

For the Grill Master

Fire up the grill! If your dad prides himself as the barbecue king, you can’t go wrong with ribs.  The expertly carved pieces of Baby Back Pork Ribs arrive smothered with zesty barbeque sauce ready for him to simply toss on the grill ($49.99 at Stockyards).

For a Dad Who Loves His Steak

If your dad thinks picking a cut of beef is the ultimate steakhouse conundrum, The Kings and Queens Collection from Stockyards will give him two of the very best: no need to choose! Each set in this collection comes with a robust New York Strip and a fork-tender Filet Mignon, both hand-trimmed and expertly wet-aged for 21-30 days. Flavor with Stockyards signature Epicure Seasoning—included with the steaks—for a gourmet Father’s Day dinner (starting at $80.99 at Stockyards).

For the Hard Worker That Needs a Caffeine Boost

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Creative kids in the family? Put them to work with this creative—and useful—craft idea. All you need to make this personalized coffee mug is a white ceramic mug, colorful sharpie markers, and acrylic sealer. Let your kids go to town personalizing a design that’s just for their dad with this creative DIY!

For the Foodie Father

Surprise dad (and mom, too) by serving up a delicious—and high-end—seafood dinner complete with all the fixings: snow crab clusters, mussels, shrimp, clams, and corn on the cob. Skip the grocery trip and have the foolproof ingredients sent to your door with the Maine Shore Seafood Bake ($99.99 at Orchard Table).

For the Tailgating Fan

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If you haven’t realized it yet, the easiest way to dad’s heart is through his stomach. This Chili in a Jar Father’s Day DIY can be enjoyed now or stored for later, and is easy enough that even the young ones can help with assembly.

For the Avid Snacker

Tea sandwiches? Not for dad. Instead, give him a hearty treat with the Artisan Meat and Cheese Gift With Wine. Surprise him with this delicious box stocked to the brim with a selection of Rogue Creamery® Oregonzola Blue®, Gouda, Pepper Jack, and Rumiano smoked mozzarella cheeses, along with an assortment of meat, crackers, and Harry & David™ 2013 Pinot Noir ($129.99 at Orchard Table).

For the Handyman

With just a few pieces of leather that you can find at the local fabric supply store, you can stitch together a chic holder for his most treasured tools. Dad will think of you every time he attempts his next master project with this DIY Roll-Up Tool Organizer.

For the Sweet Tooth

No, you don’t have to bake something from scratch to delight your dad. This Cheesecake Party Wheel contains four varieties of the classic dessert, guaranteed to satisfy his sweet tooth. He might even share a bite…if you’re lucky! ($44.99 at Orchard Table)

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