The best thing about having a master cook or consummate foodie for a father is that he’s always happy to share the experience with others. Hence, the following Father’s Day Gift Guide goes out to Dad but to you as well, since you’ll be reaping all kinds of benefits. Choose between wood cutting boards, premium knife sets, cast iron pans, aprons, and other kitchen essentials, and remember that with better cookware there comes a better cook. And what does a better cook bring? Better food for their loved ones, naturally. Now you’re getting it!
St Hugo Single Vineyard Collection
In partnership with St Hugo
Hailing from the Barossa Valley, St Hugo remains one of the most revered wineries in all of South Australia. This year, the estate draws on its unique wine-making style of Power & Elegance, embodying those characteristics with its new Single Vineyard Collection. You can do no wrong picking up anything that the label throws down, but we suggest grabbing the first vintage releases of this limited annual series, as each one renders a truly bold and unique impression. The grapes come straight from the best vineyards in the Barossa Valley and Coonawarra, where ideal climates and terroirs impart the kind of nuance that’s present in every sip.
The inaugural Single Vineyard Collection consists of five terrific wines and they all make for excellent Father’s Day gifts. Take the Flint Vineyard expression, for example, which culls from fertile land and delivers a powerful but elegant flavour profile. Or consider the Koch Vineyard expression and its classic character, the result of grapes from 100-year-old vines. These are but two of the glorious wines lying in wait for seasoned sippers and new ones alike. Get a bottle for Dad and stick around so that he pours you a glass or two—you’ll be glad you did.
A food lover’s dream come true, this professional-grade outdoor oven remains high in demand and limited in supply. Effortless to operate and simple by design, it puts a slew of cooking possibilities at your disposal. Plus, it just looks downright awesome. – AU$1,999
Premium XXL Airfryer
This ultra-large Airfryer delivers the exceptional taste of fried, baked, roasted, or grilled food, minus the excessive oil. Use it at the touch of a button and behold its versatile features, such as automatic time and temperature adjustment, fat removal technology, and more. – AU$503
Royal Gourmet BBQ Charcoal Grill and Offset Smoker
Your outdoor arsenal isn’t complete without this streamlined charcoal grill and offset smoker from Royal Gourmet. Equal parts compact and versatile, it fits most patios and offers dual-style cooking along with balanced heat distribution.
Lodge Cast Iron Pan
American-based Lodge has been crafting high-quality cookware since the late 19th century and continues to innovate to this day. Their latest Cast Iron Pan makes up part of the new Blacklock range and draws directly from customer feedback. It’s cast thin for a lightweight feel, triple-seasoned, and equipped with an extended raised handle, amongst other things. – AU$340
Le Creuset Signature Casserole
Forged from premium cast iron, this oval casserole combines a traditional design with subtle upgrades such as larger handles and easy-to-clean enamel. It imparts natural seasoning and retains excellent aroma and flavour when used to cook meat, poultry, casseroles, stews, and other delicious food. – AU$580
Le Creuset Spoon Rest
For the cook who has everything, we present this stoneware spoon rest with a grooved handle and a wide bowl. More than a stable (and affordable) rest for cooking utensils, it’s also a veritable decor booster. – AU$40
Joseph Joseph Nest Measure
This 8-piece measuring cup set combines signature colour with subtle innovation and conspicuous functionality. Use them for accurate measurements and then snap the handles together when you stack them, saving space in the process. – AU$33
In Bed Apron
Don’t get Dad some gimmicky apron when you can score him this classic one instead. It’s crafted from 100% linen and available in a variety of striking colours and patterns. – AU$50
Wusthof 6 Piece Knife Block Set
German masters Wusthof took inspiration from the sun-soaked hills of Italy’s Calabria region when crafting this ultra-premium set. Each of its five superior knives features an olive wood handle and precision-forged blade, whilst the wooden holding block comes wrapped in supple Italian leather. If you want to see what it looks like when a chef gasps in sheer delight, then you’ve just found the perfect gift. – AU$3689.00
Kleva Sharp Knife Sharpener
With its tungsten carbide technology, secure suction base, and quick-lock handle, this compact tool has knife sharpening down to a safe and simple science. It works on all kinds of knives and even attaches to the surface of your fridge or cabinet. – AU$25
Chemex Classic Series
Whipping up a delicious cup of the good stuff every morning is as easy as using this artisanal pour-over coffee maker. It’s made from non-porous Borosilicate glass, which wards off unwanted odours or chemicals whilst retaining the key flavours of your fresh brew over time.
Lavazza A Modo Mio Voicy
Lavazza’s modern espresso machine is compact in size but massive in potential. It comes with Alexa built-in and delivers all kinds of convenient functions at either the push of a button or the drop of a voice command.
Everdure by Heston Blumenthal Cube Portal Charcoal BBQ
Michelin-rated chef Heston Blumenthal designed this lightweight and portable BBQ grill, which cooks for up to four and makes for the perfect vacation resource. Features include a stylish design, cool-to-touch handles, integrated prep board, and food-grade storage tray that doubles as a lockdown lid. This one has “brilliant Father’s Day gift” written all over it with an affordable price to match. – AU$219
Weber iGrill 2 Bluetooth Digital Thermometer
Squeezing big things into a small package, this Bluetooth thermometer incorporates two meet probes, four probe points, magnetic mounting, and a digital LCD display. Sync it with the adjoining iGrill App and you can monitor temperatures from near and far alike. – AU$149
Baccarat Bamboo Chopping Board
This dishwasher-safe cutting board is made from anti-bacterial and eco-friendly bamboo fibres with a striking natural finish. It offers the benefits of healthy food prep both now and for years to come, which isn’t to mention its impeccable visual qualities and downright affordable price. – AU$25