ULTIMATE FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

August 17, 2023

ULTIMATE FATHER’S DAY GIFT GUIDE

17 August 2023
Ultimate Father’s Day
Gift Guide
Nothing says I love you like a hibachi grill or a new copper pot. Here are 14 gift ideas for the culinary dad, taking him from the kitchen to the table.

1. The Gentleman’s Hardward BBQ Utility Apron Suit up dad in this utilitarian cotton canvas apron, which features a beer pocket and a handy bottle opener. Available to order online.

2. Plumm Handmade RedB Vintage Glass Using the right wine glass can often mean the difference between a good glass and a great one. Designed for medium-to-light-bodied reds (in particular pinot noir, burgundy and nebbiolio), Plumm’s Handmade RedB Vintage glass has been mouth-blown in Europe by artisans using techniques passed down through generations. Available to order online.

3. Shichirin Konro Hibachi BBQ Grill A Japanese cafe, homewares and grocer hybrid in Melbourne’s Collingwood, Cibi is a one-stop-shop for all things Japanese. Our pick of their wares is the Shichirin hibachi grill, which is portable and adds a chargrilled flavour to meat, fish, poultry or vegetables. Made from earth from Suzu City, Ishikawa Prefecture, the natural material retains heat and is fire resistant. Available online or in-store at Cibi in Melbourne.

4. Plumm No1 and Flinders Decanter Gift Set This starter pack features four wine glasses and a decanter, which will elevate any wine dad brings home from the bottle shop. If he likes to keep it simple, the No 1 Universal Glass covers all bases. The contemporary decanter brings reds to life, allowing them to breathe while removing any sediment. Think about it – the juice has been stuck inside a tight bottle, the decanter allows oxygen to get into the wine to open it up, elevating the wine experience no matter whether it’s a $50 bottle or a $150 bottle. Available to order online.

5. Marcato Atlas Motor Pasta Maker This starter pack features four wine glasses and a decanter, which will elevate any wine dad brings home from the bottle shop. If he likes to keep it simple, the No 1 Universal Glass will cover all bases. The contemporary decanter, in particular, will bring any wine to life, in particular reds, allowing them to breathe while removing any sediment. Think about it – the juice has been stuck inside a tight bottle, the decanter allows oxygen to get into the wine to open it up, elevating the wine experience no matter whether it’s a $50 bottle or a $150 bottle. Available to order online.

6. Tadafusa Japanese Knives Made in Japan’s Sanjo city in Niigata, these hand-forged knives have been designed by renowned female industrial designer Fumie Shibata. With razor-sharp edges, dicing and slicing becomes a fine art. Available to order online or in-store at Mr Kitley in Melbourne.

7. Pidapipo Voucher Founded in Melbourne, Pidapipó has been commanding queues for almost a decade for its authentic Italian gelato scooped from stainless-steel pozzetti. If you live in Sydney or Melbourne then a voucher from this well-loved gelateria would make an ideal gift, or you can have a cake or tub of gelato delivered straight to dad’s door. Their signature Bacio Bombe Alaska is a show-stopper and arrives beautifully packaged. Available in-store or online.

8. Caviar Tasting Hamper Elevate lunch with this hamper curated by the in-house caviar specialists at Simon Johnson. Go on a tasting journey with three 30-gram tins of different caviar varieties, a jar of salmon roe and all the accoutrements you’ll need, plus there’s a mother-of-pearl spoon. Just add some champagne in Plumm’s sparkling glass. Available to order online for delivery in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne.

9. The Monocle Book of Gentle Living Aside from looking good on a coffee table, Monocle’s Book of Gentle Living is a helpful handbook for the modern dad. Whether it’s promoting eating food from producers who are proud of its provenance or feasting with the seasons, this bible promotes a welcome reset in a fast-paced world. Available to order online.

10. Finding Fire by Lennox Hastie Fire Door Sydney’s head chef Lennox Hastie has become an Australian authority on barbequing, so much so that he garnered his own segment on Netflix’s Chef’s Table. This cookbook features over 90 of his favourite recipes, taking dad on a journey into the flavour of different wood and how to intuitively cook over flames. Available to order online.

11. Phillip & Lea Mauviel Copper Frying Pan Founded in Normandy’s Villedieu les Poeles in 1830, Mauviel’s pots and pans line the cupboards of some of the world’s top chefs. Hammered by hand, these cult copper saucepans are of the highest quality and, beyond their utility, are showpieces in the kitchen. This is a gift dad will treasure for a lifetime and are available in-store at Philip & Lea in Melbourne or online.

12. Szilvassy Tall Cup Melbourne ceramicist Shari Lowndes of Szilvazzy creates earthy, hand-thrown terracotta homewares that are works of art. Our pick is the tall cup, which features a unique blend of Australian clays that give off a textured, worn quality. Designed to hold dad’s favourite brew or spritz, these handcrafted cups will be treasured for a lifetime. Available to order online.

13. Victor Churchill Sausage Making Class Purveyors of the finest Australian beef, Victor Churchill has been praised by the late Anthony Bourdain as “the most beautiful butcher shop in the world.” It’s now offering a range of classes at its lavish flagship stores in Sydney and at its recently-opened Melbourne store. Carve up on your butchery skills with dad; we high recommend attempting sausage making. Available to order online or in-store.

14. super nanny From Central Otago’s iconic Pinot Noir producer Nanny Goat Vineyard, Super Nanny Pinot Noir showcases the finest parcels of fruit from their vineyards in any given year. A wine of contrasting elements – equal measures of dark, seductive plum fruit and floral aromas combine to create something special. This is winemaker Alan Peters-Oswald’s pursuit of magic – the perfect Pinot Noir. Available to order online.