Sweet and Savory: Unique Food Gifts to Spoil Dad This Father’s Day

Zippy Sandler
13 min readJun 5, 2024

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Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity to show Dad just how much he means to you, and what better way to do that than through the universal language of food? In our guide, “Sweet and Savory: Unique Food Gifts to Spoil Dad This Father’s Day,” we’ve curated a delightful selection of gourmet treats that are sure to satisfy every dad’s palate. Whether he has a sweet tooth that craves decadent desserts or a penchant for savory snacks that pack a punch, this guide is brimming with ideas to make his day unforgettable. You’ll find the perfect edible indulgence to celebrate the man who does it all. Get ready to explore an array of mouth-watering options that will make this Father’s Day the most delicious one yet!

The Goalz

Have Dad enjoy the best sugar-free chocolates — clean, minimal ingredients with no sweetener aftertaste. Made with allulose, our gourmet sugar-free chocolates do not cause blood sugar spikes. Produced daily in small batches to ensure freshness. With our no-melt guarantee, place your order with confidence!

Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate with Mediterranean Sea Salt

Each order comes with 27 chocolate discs. Each chocolate disc has a diameter of 2 inches and a thickness of 3/16 inches.

  • Keto Friendly — 1G NET CARB (3 Discs)
  • Diabetic Friendly
  • No Sugar Alcohols, No Artificial Sweeteners
  • 60% Dark Chocolate w/ Ethically Sourced Cocoa
  • Dairy Free, Soy Free, Non-GMO
  • Vegan — 100% Plant-Based
  • No Erythritol, No Monk Fruit, No Stevia therefore No Fillers and Masking Agents to compensate the after taste of sweeteners

Goalz Sugar-Free Milk Chocolate — Diabetic & Keto Friendly

Perfectly sweet, creamy, and velvety smooth, our low-carb milk chocolate is a luxurious treat you can savor guilt-free. We use allulose to sweeten our diabetic and keto-friendly chocolate, so there’s no artificial aftertaste — just heavenly chocolate goodness. Melt-free guarantee on all orders. Taste the difference!

Smithey

Featuring a generously sized polished interior surface, the №14 is designed for a feast. From roasting multiple game birds to searing steaks on the stovetop or grilling a dinner’s worth of vegetables on a large charcoal grill, the №14 is the perfect tool for the chef who cooks with pride for family and friends. Use it well!

  • Satin-smooth, polished finish
  • Pre-seasoned
  • US Made
  • Dual ergonomic handles
  • Engravable

For beautifully U.S.-made heirloom cast iron and carbon steel cookware that he’ll use forever.

Available at Smithey

Corto Oil

There’s a reason their extra virgin olive oil is chef-chosen and approved. It’s because they hand-craft their oils to match their use.

La Padella (Pah-dell-ah) is crafted specifically for high-performance sauteing with authentic olive oil character. The “backbone” of La Padella is provided by Rice Ban Oil which delivers a superior high smoke pint, and Fresh Extra Virgin Olive Oil which adds real olive oil flavor and aroma.

What makes Corto different is that they don’t wait until winter when the olives are over-ripe, like other brands do. Instead, they harvest in the fall, when the olives are at the peak of freshness: green, with just a hint of violet. Olives then come to the mill to produce brilliant oil.

They store the oil in a climate-controlled cellar until packaged. They taste-test each batch before packaging it in a proprietary oxygen-free FlavorLock Box. This protects the oil from flavor-damaging light and air to the very last drop.

SassyCups

Dad Fuel Tumbler — for the Dad who wants his coffee hot and his drinks cold, so he can stay energized and enjoy his special day to the fullest.

Keep Dad cool with 24 hours of icy refreshment or warm his heart with 12 hours of hot coffee with a Dad Fuel Tumbler.

Review: Got it for my Father in Law on fathers day, he told me he loved it and that it worked better than the thermos he already had. I’ve seen him use it every day since I got it for him. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a simple gift.

Copper Cow Coffee

Churro Ground Coffee

Copper Cow Coffee serves up high-quality Vietnamese coffee and lattes made with 100% natural ingredients like real spices and herbs, sustainably sourced from Vietnam. Copper Cow’s Churro Ground Coffee is made with real cinnamon (from cinnamon sticks that are directly ground into the coffee) and infused into a blend of robusta and arabica coffee.

  • Available on Amazon
  • For National Churro Day (June 6), there will be a 20% off sale for all churro products (24 hours only!)

Flor de la Jara’s premium olive oils.

Flor de la Jara offers three exquisite varieties of olive oil, each with its own distinctive flavor profile, perfect for the discerning dad who appreciates culinary excellence:

Arbequina olive oil is known for its delicate and smooth flavor profile, making it a great choice among cooking enthusiasts. The olive oil has a mild and fruity taste with hints of fresh herbs, green almonds, and sweetness. The oil has a mild and pleasant aroma distinguished by hints of ripe fruit and subtle nuttiness. The texture of olive oil has a buttery and creamy quality and adds a delightful richness to dishes. Arbequina olive oil is rich in monosaturated fats, specifically oleic acid associated with a healthy heart.

Cornicabra olive oil is known for its robust and intense flavor profile. It is a favorite among individuals who love bold and distinct tastes. The oil has notes of green tomatoes, artichokes, and a pleasant bitterness. It showcases a notable peppery and spicy sensation, adding a kick to dishes. The aroma of Cornicabra olive oil is usually strong and aromatic with hints of fresh herbs, and green olives. Cornicabra is rich in antioxidants like polyphenols and vitamin E. These oxidants protect cells from oxidative damage caused by free radicals and reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Exceptional Quality: Each variety is crafted with care and precision, ensuring a superior product that stands out.

Versatile Uses: Whether you are a seasoned chef or cooking enthusiast, these oils elevate any dish.

Thoughtful Gift: A perfect blend of luxury and practicality, making it a memorable and appreciated gift.

Monkey Cult Coffee

Treat Dad to some boozy coffee from Monkey Cult Coffee this Father’s Day! Monkey Cult Coffee is the evolution of coffee flavoring with boozy-infused options like Bourbon Chocolate Chip, Toasted Coconut Rum, and Golden Honey Agave. The perfect balance of subtle flavors and expertly roasted beans make these coffees deliciously unique. You can feel good about joining this cult because Monkey Cult Coffee gives back by donating a portion of proceeds from every bag sold to the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation

  • Available at Monkey Cult Coffee
  • Get 10% OFF at MonkeyCultCoffee.com with coupon code: DADSDAY10 and surprise Dad with a gift he’ll love at first sip! Monkey Cult Coffees are non-alcoholic.

Desert Dust

Desert Dust is the first premium all-purpose seasoning made from organic Coachella Valley dates. Dad will love their Limited Edition: Desert Dust Roadtrip Gift Box Trio Set ($37.99). This limited edition gift set features 3 all-purpose seasonings made from organic dates from the Coachella Valley to send Dad’s taste buds on a road trip! Perfect for the dad who loves to grill or cook, this set includes The Original, Savory, and Spicy to create delicious marinades, dry rubs, sauces, dips, and more.

Pop N Dulge

Pop. Crunch. Yum! At Pop ‘n Dulge we love turning ordinary moments into magical memories. Our unique foodie gifts are designed to help you recreate the same movie magic you enjoy at the theater right in the comfort of your own home. Our gourmet popcorn kernels and savory seasonings are the perfect complement to a night out with friends, a first date, or even just a cozy evening with the family. We do all the prep, so you can focus on the fun. Are you ready to spice things up?

  • 5 unique seasonings
  • 100% all-natural popcorn
  • Packed with fun & flavor
  • Guilt-free snacking

Looking for the perfect food gift? Our delicious, simple, and fun Movie Night Popcorn Kit is great for date night, family gifts, thank-you baskets, and more. With five delicious savory flavorings to choose from and three different types of gourmet popcorn kernels, our Movie Night Popcorn Kit is the perfect way to turn an ordinary evening into something magical. What are you waiting for? Let’s get poppin’!

Johnson’s Popcorn: Taste of the New Jersey Shore

Bring the delicious taste of the New Jersey Shore boardwalk directly to Dad with Johnson’s Popcorn. Since 1940, their mouthwatering caramel-coated popcorn has held a special place in the hearts of many. Created through meticulous air-popping and hand-churning in copper kettles, each batch guarantees exceptional quality and taste. Choose from a variety of gift options, including seasonal tubs, tins, and party favors filled with the delicious sweet and savory popcorn varieties made fresh at the Ocean City boardwalk storefront. Featuring flavors like Caramel Corn, Salty-n-Sandy, Cheddar, Peanut Crunch, Butter, Chocolate Drizzle, Platinum, and Tri-Flavor, there’s a favorite for every popcorn aficionado. Gluten-free. Ships nationwide. Check out their entire line of popcorn and other sweet treats from the shore at Johnson’s Popcorn.

Ronda’s Fine Foods: Premium Dips/Spreads/Sauces Inspired from Flavors of the World

Are you searching for a gift to take your Dad on a culinary journey? Look no further than Ronda’s Fine Foods! This family-owned brand offers dips, sauces, and spreads created in small batches using heritage recipes with a modern twist. They have won awards for their delicious creations. One of their latest offerings is Muhammara, a velvety blend of flavors that has its roots in Aleppo, Syria, and is made from premium pomegranate, walnuts, roasted red peppers, Aleppo peppers, sumac, and pure olive oil. This sauce’s smoky sweetness and nutty undertones make it perfect for charcuterie, mezze, appetizers, or prepared meals. It was once reserved for royalty, but now you can bring this luxurious taste to Dad!

Ronda’s Romesco is a versatile condiment used in Northern Spain for centuries. Made with California almonds, roasted red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and pure olive oil, it has a tangy flavor that can add depth to any dish. Romesco can be used as a dip with warm pita bread and vegetables, as a unique topping for grilled meats or roasted vegetables, or stirred into noodles or rice. It’s available in both Original and Spicy flavors and is a heritage recipe that can elevate the taste of any meal.

Muhammara and Romesco are vegan and gluten-free. They are made in the USA by Ronda’s Fine Foods, a woman-owned Latinx brand.

Buzzy Seeds

Kitchen Herbs Windowsill Grow Kit

Dad can grow his own fresh herbs — basil, cilantro, and chives — to elevate his culinary experience.

The kit includes seeds, growing medium pellets, a galvanized metal planter, and user-friendly growing instructions.

Just add water, sunshine, and a touch of love for a flourishing herb garden.

This Father’s Day, Dad can grow his own fresh herbs — basil, cilantro, and chives — to elevate his culinary experience with the Kitchen Herbs Windowsill Grow Kit from Buzzy Seeds. E

Margaritas and Mojitos Windowsill Grow Kit

For the dad who loves a cocktail! Grow mint, lime basil, and lavender so he can be an at-home mixologist!

The kit includes seeds, growing medium pellets, a galvanized metal planter, and user-friendly growing instructions.

Be the envy of your friends at your next cocktail party.

For the dad who loves cocktails, gift him the Margaritas and Mojitos Windowsill Grow Kit from Buzzy Seeds. He can grow mint, lime basil, and lavender and become an at-home mixologist! The kit includes seeds, growing medium pellets, a galvanized metal planter, and user-friendly growing instructions. With Buzzy Seeds, he can be the envy of his friends at your next cocktail party.

Navaris Magnetic Knife Block

for the dad who likes to cook (& keep a tidy kitchen)

This modern magnet knife holder can help keep any kitchen organized and classy.

Review: Knife storage is excellent. The magnet is very strong, I have eight knives and a pair of scissors hung on it now and they stay perfectly in place on the board. There is still space for a few more. The board takes up very little counter space. The stainless steel base fits in with my stainless appliances. If you don’t want to put holes in the wall to hang a knife rack, or want a bulky knife storage block on your counter, then you need to purchase this product. It also seems well made and study. I highly recommend this item.

  • Available on Amazon Prime with next-day shipping, non-Prime shipping options will still arrive within 5 day (as of May 2024)

Whoa Dough Cookie Dough Snack Bars: Vegan & Gluten Free

Whether on the go or in the office, Dad will love the taste of Whoa Dough cookie dough snack bars! These 100% plant-based, gluten-free cookie dough bars are made with real ingredients. It’s a sweet, salty snack bar with a smooth texture — just like homemade cookie dough. Packed with 4g of protein, 5g of fat, and 9g of sugar starting at only 140 calories, Whoa Dough is a convenient on-the-go snack! Dairy-free, gluten-free, non-GMO, soy-free, egg-free, vegan, kosher, and plant-based with no artificial ingredients. Check out the tasty flavors: Chocolate Chip, Sugar, Sugar Sprinkle, Peanut Butter, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Brownie Batter, Oatmeal Cookie, and a Variety pack.

Kubo Tea

Kubo Tea is a 100% organic, natural high-energy alternative to coffee and calorie-dense sugar drinks. Packed with flavor so good and never any sugar, Kubo Tea comes without jitters and caffeine crashes. Kubo’s tea is made with high-quality, direct-from-garden, sustainably minded, and feel good, caffeinated green tea. With more caffeine than coffee, Kubo tea is perfect for active dads on the go!

Fun fact — Kubo’s packaging is the only one of the market that is 100% compostable and biodegradable. Including our zipper seal and tea bags. Kubo Tea stands out in the beverage industry for its commitment to the well-being of tea drinkers, farmers, and the environment.

Birdie’s Pimento Cheese: Southern Tradition with a Curious Twist

The South is known for its traditional pimento cheese, which is known as the caviar of the South! Give Dad a taste of true southern hospitality with Birdie’s Pimento Cheese, a premium cheese handmade in small batches using rich and tangy cheddar cheese combined with delectable flavors mom will love! Birdie’s Pimento Cheese is a versatile ingredient that can enhance the taste of your favorite dishes and take them to the next level. Perfect for sandwiches, mac and cheese, or use it as a dip with crackers and pretzels. Try adding it to your charcuterie board and crudités for a curious twist. Birdie’s Pimento Cheese is made in Southern Virginia by a woman-owned business using whole ingredients and spices. Using hand-shredded cheese, Birdie’s ensures the highest quality for their customers. It comes in a variety of flavors like Cream Cheese + Black Pepper, Classic, Garlic Parmesan, Jalapeño, Smoked Gouda + Roasted Red Pepper, and seasonal varieties. Gluten-free.

Tam’s Sweets: Peanut Brittle

It’s a nostalgic treat but give it to Dad for Father’s Day and he could crack a tooth. Tam Truong has a new twist on this classic treat. She’s turned it into Soft Brittle. This former Food Network’s Chocolate Showdown contestant handcrafts, small-batch, soft peanut brittle, and everything is made from scratch, including her nut butter.

Tam’s goal is to flip traditional brittle and candy on its head creating a memorable experience everyone can enjoy. It’s delicious, soft, melts in your mouth, and it’s teeth friendly making it the perfect gift for good ‘ol dad.

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Zippy Sandler

70-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!