Buying a gift for ones Dad (or husband) can be notoriously difficult — but as long as you obey the “a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” credo, everything should be fine. And to make your search even easier, we’ve compiled a list of awesome, largely edible presents, from membership to a meat-of-the-month club, to DIY pretzel and beer cheese kits!
Ends Meat‘s Meat Club: Want to keep dad in meat all year round? The Industry City-based butcher, salumeria and sandwich shop (which breaks down whole animals, and does all of their curing and cooking in house) actually offers a protein of the week club. At $480 for a full share — which amounts to 12 weekly shipments — or $264 for a half, he can pick up a box at one of four different Brooklyn locations, consisting of 3-4 pounds of responsibly raised and pastured prime cuts, roasts, ground meat, and stocks and fats, accompanied by recipes and cooking tips.
Murray’s Cheese Packages: What goes better with meat than cheese? If you really want to hit one out of the park with dad, you’ll consider treating him to the MPV (Most Valuable Platter) at the venerable Murray’s, consisting of gruyere, cheddar and Humboldt Fog, as well as olives, crackers, wild boar sausage and prosciutto. The Grill Master Pack is another father-friendly option, comprised of bratwurst, kasekrainer, cured kielbasa, dill relish and dijon mustard.
Stovetop Smoker: If your father doesn’t have an outdoor grill (or he just wants to be able to burn copious amounts of meat year-round), this convenient stovetop smoker is just the thing. Spacious but lightweight, and paired with two different wood chip flavors, the apartment-friendly contraption will enable your pop to slow-cook everything from vegetables to fish to pork shoulder to brisket, or even a full-on turkey come Thanksgiving Day!
Thick Cut Cuffs from Delicacies: Are your mom and dad already joined at the hip? Make sure they’re joined at the wrist as well, with these new, thick cut cuffs from Delicacies. The perfect complement to the slim bangles featured in our Mother’s Day gift guide, each Italian leather band showcases a single, sterling silver ingredient, from cows (signifying strength and spirituality) to pigs (progress and prosperity), to coffee (creativity and focus).
“Take Flight” Hotel Package: Is your dad visiting from out-of-town? Instead of making him sleep on your foldout couch, book him a stay at the Executive Hotel le Soleil. A special Father’s Day “Take Flight” package includes a free helicopter ride, featuring aerial views of the Statue of Liberty, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, the Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and more, and amenities include a 43-inch flat screen television, Italian-made bath products, and an in-house coffee bar and New American restaurant, featuring cocktails by the esteemed Pamela Wiznitzer. He can even bring his dog along, as the hotel gladly welcomes furry companions!
Farm Steady Kits: The team behind Brooklyn Brew Shop has already cemented themselves as a Father’s Day favorite, by allowing fledgling home brewers to whip up gallons of Grapefruit Honey Ale, Chocolate Maple Porter and Jalapeno Saison. But now they’ve taken DIY to the next level, with a series of “Farm Steady” boxes your dad is sure to embrace; think a fresh cheese making kit, a soft pretzel and beer cheese kit, and an everything bagel and cream cheese making kit!