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The Top Cooking Accessories & Appliances for Dad This Father's Day

by Michael Webster

Father’s Day is creeping up on us quickly, and we all know we haven’t gotten our dad a gift yet. Dads always seem to be the hardest to shop for even when you know they’ll be happy with whatever you get them. And when it comes to dads, it seems like they all have their own “thing.”

Maybe they're into golf and spending weekends on the green, maybe they have a deep appreciation for the fine arts, or maybe they love to get down in the kitchen. Even if your dad isn’t a culinary aficionado, the options are nearly endless for gifts for dads who love to cook (or just enjoy food), but some rise above the rest.

To make sure you get your dad something he’ll love and actually use (not like those ties from years past), check out the top cooking appliances and accessories we recommend getting your dad for Father’s Day this year.

Start His Day Off Right

In order to have a successful and fun-filled Father’s Day, you’ll need to fuel up for the day ahead. And there aren’t many better combinations in the morning than a fresh, hot cup of coffee accompanied by stacks of warm, fluffy waffles.

Coffee being poured into cup with breakfast in the background.

Chances are, your dad probably already has a coffee maker, but that doesn’t mean his current setup couldn’t use an upgrade. Getting your dad a new coffee or espresso maker will be sure to brighten up his special day, and as an added bonus, having a new coffee maker is a great way for him to keep up with his busy schedule.

And to perfectly complement his new and improved cup of joe, how about some delicious waffles from a new waffle maker to top off breakfast? Waffle irons are a fantastic gift idea for dad because, like the coffee maker, he can continue to use it for much longer than just Father’s Day – plus, who doesn’t love a good waffle?

For an additional Father’s Day touch, you could even offer to give dad the day off from the kitchen and make the waffles yourself. Who knows, you could potentially start a whole new tradition!

Fast-Cooking Kitchen Appliances

Most dads have their hands full as it is on a regular basis, plus if they’re constantly in the kitchen, they barely have any time for themselves at the end of the day. If your dad loves whipping up scrumptious meals night after night but would love to save a ton of time in the process, getting him an air fryer or pressure cooker for Father’s Day could really make a difference.

Man using tongs while cooking with air fryer.

An air fryer or pressure cooker will help your dad create tasty meals on a nightly basis, but in half the time! That way, instead of being stuck in the kitchen for extended periods of time, he can spend more quality time hanging out with you and the family.


If your dad loves to cook, he knows how important proper cutlery is when creating delicious entrees. The right set of knives is an essential ingredient in any kitchen, and your dad ought to have a high-quality set so that he can continue to cook you and the family up flavorful meals time and time again.

New knife set displayed in kitchen.

A new set of kitchen knives makes for a great Father’s Day gift because they will easily last for several years (if not longer), and will offer countless uses around the kitchen. We know shopping for dad can sometimes be frustrating, but if you’re ever in doubt, he’ll always be grateful for an exceptional set of knives to assist him in whipping you and the family up some grub.

Outdoor Accessories

With Father’s Day taking place near the start of summer on June 20th, there’s probably a solid chance you’ll be outside at some point celebrating dad’s big day. If your dad isn’t manning the grill, we hope he’s relaxing in a chair with his feet up and maybe even a cold drink in his hand.

If he’s looking for the best solution to keep his drinks cold throughout the day, an insulated cooler makes for a perfect Father’s Day gift. Insulated coolers are extremely popular (especially in the summertime) and are guaranteed to keep all of his drinks cold for sometimes longer than 24 hours!

To add to the overall relaxation, getting your dad a new piece of outdoor furniture or accessory could also make his day even more blissful. From adding some new chairs, potentially a new bar setup, or even something a little more extravagant like a fire pit, new outdoor accessories like these could really make his day. Plus, you would create something for him to fondly look back on as he relaxes in the yard for years to come.

Young family having a barbecue party in their backyard.

Even though they don’t intentionally make it difficult, getting dad the perfect Father’s Day gift can sometimes seem like the most daunting of tasks. It’s hard to get a gift that expresses how much we truly care and appreciate them, so at the end of the day, it’s all about making them feel as happy and loved as possible.

But if you do feel like going the extra mile and getting your dad an awesome gift this year, we’re here to help! If you have any questions about our favorite Father’s Day gifts, give us a call, browse our digital catalog , or visit us in person to shop our entire collection of top-rated cooking appliances, accessories, and outdoor furnishings to make this his best Father’s Day yet!