Dads can be tough to shop for. Once you've given him Beatles memorabilia and fancy shaving cream, it's hard to come up with something he'll actually like...and use. I've found that one thing that always works is food. Delicious, can't-resist, curated-just-for-him dad food. Here are four foolproof options, just in time for June 15th...
Mouth has tons of food gifts, but since Alex pointed out last night that "jerky is like crack for guys," we'd recommend The Big Jerk ($50) features five gourmet flavors, from salmon to chicken to filet mignon.
We got a gift of Jeni's ice cream during those hazy days when Toby was first born. I remember waking up one morning and finding Alex in a daze on the sofa. "I ate an entire pint last night," he said. "An entire pint." It's that good. You can't go wrong with the Top Sellers Pint Collection ($48), which includes flavors like salty caramel and brambleberry crisp, but these ice cream sandwiches ($32), above, look ridiculously good, too.
My dad goes nuts for the stinky, bloomy, barnyard-y triple-cream cheeses from Cowgirl Creamery, and their Everybody's Favorite package ($35) includes Mt Tam cheese, fruit and nut crostini, and a bamboo cheese board. Another great place for cheese gifts is Murray's Cheese, the West Village shop that delivers anywhere in the country.
Belgian Beerboxx curates packages of Belgian beers, in a range of prices ($46 to $152). Belgian beers have rich, creamy textures and are typically stronger than their British and American counterparts. (Dads, consider it a challenge.)
Thoughts? Any other places you love for food gifts? What does your dad like?
P.S. Alex's picks for Father's Day gifts and eight confessions of a new dad...
(Top photo of my dad)