Father’s Day Gift Ideas To Get Dad Cooking!

In Australia, Father’s Day is only a couple of weeks away on Sunday September 5. When I stumbled across this post from Smitten Kitten, I thought this Practical Gift Guide would be a great reference list for those of us who have a foodie in the family or who are wanting to encourage the cooking skills of the dad of the house :). It is a very useful list and in the words of the post’s writer:

So why do these fairly basic things make great gifts? Because I think the best presents are the things that you either might not think of or might not want to shell out for but end up making your life easier, everyday.

So head on over and check out the Practical Gift Guide. Other kitchen based ideas are:

  • Cook books – so many available, you are bound to find one that meets his skill level and interests.
  • BBQ Accessories – a pretty tried and true gift for Dad.
  • Pizzamaker – Make dad the resident pizza expert!
  • Coffee Accessories – It doesn’t have to be the full blown expresso machine, it could be a plunger or Stovetop Coffee Percolator, or a coffee bean grinder and some gourmet coffee beans.

What else would you add to this list, that could make a great gift for dad for father’s day?

The Family Menu Plan For This Week

Baking: 100s of biscuits

Monday: Chicken Noodle Soup

Tuesday: Beef Stroganoff

Wednesday: Left Overs

Thursday: Zucchini Slice

Friday: Fried Rice

Saturday: Tacos

Sunday: Slow Roasted Lamb

If you are looking for further recipe inspiration, check out my complete list of Family Friendly Recipes. All of these recipes are in the database of the Planning With Kids Free Menu Planner. You can use the menu planner to plan a week of meals for your family and then print out the associated shopping list.