What To Get The Dad Who Eats Everything This Father's Day

Father's Day always plays second fiddle to Mother's Day. Not only does it come first in the calendar, Mother's Day was celebrated first by at least a year. Plus, the day always gets co-billing with the onslaught of graduations that fill late May and early June. But we still want to show the dads in our lives that they matter, too.
Of course, it doesn't help that, once you've left the nest, the question "What do you want for Father's Day?" is often answered with, "To spend time with you!" And it doesn't help that parents' favorite clothes, movies, and music often come from the last millennium. But while they say they don't need anything, you still want to show your love. Thankfully, there are always some things they might not even know they want. And what better way to coax them into trying something new than with something truly delicious?
We've rounded up 14 food buys for every kind of dad, from the gadget-obsessed master chef all the way to the person who'd rather just get take-out from the same pizza place every night. We even tracked down a dad-approved rosé perfect for sharing, on Father's Day or any day.
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Angel's Envy was created by a father, son, and (eventual) grandson team — buy a bottle of this small batch, craft whiskey as a paternally rich gift for Dad on his honorary day.

Angel's Envy Whiskey, $49.99, available at Drizly.
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This pizza pan allows for greater air circulation, making crusts crispier whether you grill or bake them.

Nordic Ware Indoor/Outdoor Pizza Pan, $12, available at Amazon.
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Show dad how much better jerky can be when it's not from the gas station.

The New Primal Snack Mates Sampler, $23.95, available at The New Primal.
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Written by a father-daughter duo, Praise The Lard's recipes and tips off insight into one family's obsession with of exploring the glory of smoked meats.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Praise The Lard, $15.25, available at Amazon.
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In case he hasn't gotten into our favorite new wine trend, give him a bottle so he can experience it for himself — Josh Cellar's rosé is dry and easy-drinking, with citrus notes.

Josh Cellars 2017 Rosé, $12.99, available at Wine.com.
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Muddle, crush, pop, and open with one sleek tool — kind of like a Swiss Army knife for cocktail hour.

Izola Brass 4-in-1 Bar Tool, $36, available at Food52.
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For all those "Luke, I Am Your Father" jokes growing up.

Forcebake Darth Vader Silicone Oven Mitt, $7.99, available at ThinkGeek.
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The perfect size for grinding up pestos or spices, this mortar and pestle can take just about anything you throw at it.

Fresco Granite Mortar And Pestle, $24.99, available at Amazon.
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With six servings of bacon per box, breakfasts, burgers, and late-night snacks are about to get a lot better.

Goldbely Monthly Bacon Subscription, $49/month, available at Goldbely.
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The best kind of pet is hypoallergenic, doesn't require feeding, and can open your beers for you.

True Ale-igator Bottle Opener, $10.99, available at Amazon.
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A good knife is only good as long as it's well cared-for. The stone's three sides allow for fine-tuning newer knives and returning dull ones to their former glory.

Wüsthof Tri-Stone, $49.95, available at Sur La Table.
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Aged in two different barrels and made from two different ryes, Yippee Ki-Yay is a whiskey drinker's whiskey from High West, the first legal distillery in Utah since 1870. If you already have "favorite child" title secured, their American Prairie whiskey is also delicious at about half the price.

High West Yippee Ki-Ya Rye, $84.99, available at Mash & Grape.
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A large-format ice cube is perfect for chilling drinks without watering them down.

Zoku Silicone Ice Mold, $19.95, available at Williams Sonoma.
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Or give the gift of whiskey that can be enjoyed any time of day — Runamok's premium syrup is aged in Bourbon barrels, giving it the rich, smokey flavor without the buzz.

Runamok Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup, $19.95, available at Runamok Maple.

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