10 Food- and Drink-Themed Father’s Day Gifts for Under $55
Think cast iron skillets, spices, steak knives, and more.
For dads who love to cook, there are plenty of options for Father’s Day gifts, ranging from a dutch oven to a Vitamix blender. However, if you’d rather stick to a lower budget, we’ve found 10 gifts that fit the bill and happen to be $55 or under. (And no, they’re not all grilling-themed.) You can grab Lodge’s top-rated 12-inch cast iron skillet for just $40, pick up a DIY beer kit for $48, and even get a steak knife set for just $50, thanks to a sale at Sur La Table. Read on for the full spread.
Cast Iron Skillet
Lodge’s high-quality cast iron skillets are affordable, and since they’re oven- and broiler-safe, they can be used for everything from searing steaks to making fruit crisps.
Lodge Cast-Iron Round Fry Pan (12”), $40 at williams-sonoma.com
Beer Brewing Kit
This kit makes one gallon, or 10 12-ounce bottles, of a golden ale inspired by abbey-style Belgian beers, with a “fruity sweetness balanced by lively, floral hop notes.” It received a unanimous five-star rating from Uncommon Goods customers, and squeaks in just under $50.
Belgian Golden Ale Beer Brewing Kit, $48 at uncommongoods.com
Chemex Coffee Maker
In addition to producing pure drip coffee, this Chemex coffee maker can also be used for tea, iced coffee, and beverage infusions, per the product description. It received a 4.9-star rating from 268 reviews at Crate & Barrel.
Chemex Coffee Maker with Wood Collar, $37-$44 depending on size (was $39-$46) at crateandbarrel.com
This set includes six essential pantry spices—Purple Stripe Garlic, Silk Chili, Wild Mountain Cumin, Smoked Pimentón Paprika, Flowering Hyssop Thyme, and Royal Cinnamon.
Fundamentals Collection, $48 at burlapandbarrel.com
Pizza stones help give homemade pizzas an ultra-crispy crust, and this Emile Henry model is microwaveable, broiler-, dishwasher-, and even freezer-safe. It can also double as a trivet or cheese board.
Emile Henry Pizza Stone (“14), $50 (suggested price $55) at williams-sonoma.com
We love the peppery kick in Brightland’s Awake olive oil, which is made with hand-picked heirloom Arbequina olives.
Awake, $37 at brightland.com
Rabbit’s vertical corkscrew was the best lever corkscrew we tested, and it rings in at $45.
Rabbit Vertical Corkscrew in Black, $45 at bedbathandbeyond.com
Egg Poaching Pan
For dads who love breakfast and brunch, grab this egg-poaching pan. It can poach four eggs at a time; the insert and egg cups are removable, so you can use it as a regular sauté pan, too.
Demeyere Stainless Egg Poaching Pan, $50 (was $82) at surlatable.com
Steak Knife Set
It may seem hard to believe that you can find a set of steak knives for under $55, but Wüsthof’s eight-piece set is currently over half-off at Sur La Table, and it got rave reviews to boot.
Wüsthof 8-Piece Steak Knife Set in Presentation Box, $50 (suggested price $120) at surlatable.com
BBQ Tool Set
For avid grillers, this set includes tongs, a spatula (with a built-in bottle opener!), eight corn holders, a silicone basting brush, a grill cleaning brush, and an extra cleaning brush head. It all comes in an aluminum case for easy storage—the tools are dishwasher safe.
Cuisinart BBQ Tool Set, $50 at williams-sonoma.com