Sur La Table Instant-Read Thermometer With Bottle Opener
Does your grill-loving dad really need another long-handled spatula? Probably not. But a fantastic instant read thermometer that’ll let him know exactly when his steak reaches medium-rare is another story. Not to mention that this nifty tool will also make it easier to enjoy a cold one while he’s watching the flames. The back is magnetic so it’ll stick to the grill when he doesn’t need it.
To buy: $12; surlatable.com.
Mason Jar Coffee Grinder
This compact, powerful mill is perfect for the dad who loves his morning brew. And, bonus, the converted mason jar will look gorgeous on the kitchen counter. A sturdy stainless steel grinder fits on top of the jar; swap it for the jar’s original lid (included) to grind beans to order.
To buy: $40; uncommongoods.com.
See’s Candies Double Caramel
Normally you help him watch his waistline, but Father’s Day is the time for Dad to indulge. You can’t go wrong with this decadent treat from the classic confectioner. Each milk chocolate-enrobed bon bon is filled with either chocolate butter caramel or creamy vanilla caramel.
To buy: $11.25; sees.com.
King’s County Whiskey Set
From a New York City-based distillery, a trio of moonshine, straight bourbon whiskey, and chocolate "flavored" whiskey are bottled in retro flasks. Before you turn up your nose at the last offering, here’s how it’s made: cacao husks leftover from Mast Brothers chocolate-making are steeped in the whiskey for subtle results (perfect for after dinner). Everything comes packaged in a wooden box with an etching of the distillery on the outside.
To buy: $88; mouth.com.
R. Murphy Leather Knife Sheath
The woodsman in your life will appreciate this sturdy leather case, which fits fishing or shellfish knives. Made in the USA, this sheath is all about the fine details: it has belt slots, solid steel rivets, and tight-gap stitching. It protects knives that are up to 6-inches long.
To buy: $16; mouth.com.