Foodie Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Family having a barbecue in the garden, eating (focus on barbeque grill!)

There’s more to Father’s Day than ties and tool belts! Take a bite out of these Father’s Day gift picks from the Jersey Bites team!


The Jersey Shore Cookbook, by Jersey Bites founder and executive editor Deborah Smith, offers Dad all the know-how he needs to cook up an authentic taste of the Jersey Shore right at home. And if the dad in your life is into eating fresh, natural, and healthful food, he may appreciate the recipes featured in Eating Clean: The 21-Day Plan to Detox, Fight Inflammation, and Reset Your Body by Amie Valpone. Or maybe he’s just into good-for-the-soul pork roll. If that’s the case, it just might be time for a copy of the Pork Roll Cookbook by Jenna Pizzi and Susan Sprague Yeske.


Gadgets and Accessories

Spice up Dad’s culinary adventures with these uncommon treasures, from Uncommon Goods, starting with the Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank. This hand-carved plank of Himalayan salt imparts nuanced, salty flavor into any dish served or cooked on it, guaranteeing a sure hit. Or you can turn Dad into a brewmaster this Father’s Day with the Texas Chipotle Amber Beer Brewing Kit. But wait, there’s more! Give Dad the power of complete condiment control with the Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit. There’s no end to the possibilities of what hot sauces you can create with this fun D-I-Y kit, which includes cayenne, ancho, curry, and chili spice packs. Finally, The Mobile Foodie Survival Kit could be exactly what Dad needs to fight off flavorless food! Comes fully stocked with 13 organic herbs and spices, including rosemary, dill, curry, and more.

Help the dad in your life take the fuss out of grilling with The Original Po’ Man Charcoal Grill! While this unassuming grill may look like a trash can, the mouthwatering barbeque it cooks up is anything but. 

Dads who eat on the go need the humangear GoBites Trio. This handy utensil set comes fully loaded with a spoon, fork, knife, and toothpick, all made from a BPA-free nylon material and packed in a thoughtfully designed, compact case that’s even fitted with a bottle opener.

The smartly-designed Trudeau Graviti Electric Salt & Pepper Mills make the two-handed mills of yesteryear obsolete by automatically grinding when turned upside-down and shutting off when flipped back upright.

Help make Dad’s next dish smokin’ good with the PolyScience Smoking Gun. This handheld smoker opens up a whole new dimension of culinary possibilities by imparting the flavor of natural, cool smoke to whatever the cook’s imagination desires.

In just 90 minutes, Dad can turn a bottle of his favorite wine into a conversation piece with a handy twist with the Corkcicle Air. The Corkcicle Air chills wine to the perfect temperature and, thanks to its brilliant pour-through design, you can pour another tastefully-aerated glass without even needing to remove the cork!


Treat Dad to a delicious custom meal cooked by expert chef Janet Davis of JADE Jamaican Grill… right at home! Schedule Dad’s special dinner now!

Pour Dad a glass of Wicked port-style wine from Sharrott Winery, Blue Anchor. This delicious dessert wine was winner of the Best Dessert Wine in New Jersey, 2015. Sweet with flavors of cherry and dark chocolate.
Java Love Mug & Coffee

If you’re in the Montclair area (or want to order online,) check out the Coffee and Mug Gift Set from Java Love, Montclairthe perfect pairing for caffeine-fueled, coffee-enthusiast dads. The set includes a half-pound bag of Java Love’s signature blend along with a hand-crafted ceramic mug. This gift is sure to brighten Dad’s morning! And for the dad who likes artisanal craft beer just as much as coffee, sign him up for the upcoming Odd Brew Fellas class at Amanti Vino, Montclair, in partnership with Java Love, on July 16. Attendees will explore various styles of beer imparted with coffee-like qualities along with styles that incorporate coffee into the brewing process. Call 973-509-WINE to enroll. Or for a gift that keeps on giving, treat Dad to a subscription to wine, craft beer or spirits clubs from Amanti Vino. There’s Club Birra for beer lovers, Club Goda for wine aficionados, and more. Memberships come with several privileges, including additional discounts at the shop and first dibs at tickets for dinners and other special events. Click here for more details and to order subscriptions. Amanti Vino Club Birra

Strip House Livingston Dining Room 09How about a one-night staycation at the beautifully redesigned boutique Westminster Hotel in Livingston—home of seductive steakhouse, Strip House (pictured at right)? Package includes one-night weekend stay in a Traditional Guest Room including complimentary movie and access to the hotel’s sexy pool and Jacuzzi plus $100 gift card (valued at $125!) toward dinner at the highly-rated Strip House. Offer valid through July 31, 2016. $239 plus tax and gratuities.