Struggling to find fun Father’s Day gifts for a foodie dad? We’ve got a few suggestions that’ll sort you right out. From beer to books, our Father’s Day gift picks are sure to suit any budget. And any dad!
1. SAB Beers for Africa 8 Pack
The Beers for Africa 8 pack is the best excuse to host a beer tasting at home with your friends! And with Father’s Day around the corner, it makes for a special gift too. Beers for Africa isn’t simply a collection of Africa’s best beers. It’s also a vehicle for social change.
For every Beers for Africa 8 pack sold, three struggling university students across the content will receive a nourishing meal. This partnership between the South African Brewery, (SAB) and international NGO, Stop Hunger Now, has made sampling African beers not only fun, but rewarding too.
The Beers for Africa 8 pack is available at most liquor stores, and makes the perfect gift or a beer-loving dad. We did a special tasting of the entire Beers for Africa pack. Info on that HERE.
2. Meat Manifesto by Andy Fenner
“You’ll learn insider techniques and tips that butchers have known and used for generations. We’ll give you advice on the right tools and equipment to use in your kitchen. And you can also learn ‘how to do it yourself’ at home, if you want to give it a shot. You’ll learn not only how to eat meat, but how to treat meat.” – Andy Fenner
The above excerpt was taken from the very first introductory page of Andy Fenner’s brand new cookbook, and guide, Meat Manifesto. Andy Fenner calls himself a “conscious carnivore. He owns and runs the Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants butcheries in Cape Town. All the meat he stocks comes from small, local, and ethical farmers. His book is the perfect gift for a dad who loves cooking and eating meat.
3. Cape Town Gin and Spirit Company Gins
Did you know that Cape Town Gin and Spirits Company was voted best gin in South Africa by the World Drink Awards this year? Their Rooibos Red won the contemporary category, while their Classic Dry won the London dry category. And before seeing them at the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town, we had never even heard of them!
Both their Classic Dry, and Rooibos Red are enjoyable. But if you want to gift dad with something unique, their Rooibos Red is the way to go. It’s heavily infused with rooibos, making it a deliciously different experience.
4. Guzzle and Wolf Gourmet Popcorn
Yes, dad probably loves biltong and nuts. But year after year, it probably gets a little boring! Guzzle and Wolf make the most divine gourmet popcorn in the most intriguing flavours. One of their most popular is the marmite coated variety! But they also have sweet offerings such as salted caramel, and coconut chia. Guzzle and Wolf Popcorn is available for purchase via Yuppiechef.
5. Darling Sweet Toffees
This one’s for a dad with a real sweet tooth! “We have a lot of families who come to our factory shop in Darling to buy toffees and we always find the fathers slipping an extra packet or two into the shopping basket for themselves” says Darling Sweet’s toffee-maker Hentie van der Merwe.
“Favourites among male shoppers are the Bird’s Eye Chili, the Red Wine & Chocolate, the Ormonde Wine, the Licorice and our newly released Coffee toffees,” adds van der Merwe.
To produce a range of toffee flavours that are unique to Darling and its surrounds, van der Merwe and his partner Frits van Ryneveld use as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. The toffees are also free from artificial colourants, flavourings, and preservatives.
Darling Sweet also manufactures toffee spreads in three flavours – Tannie Evita’s Classic, Bird’s Eye Chili, and Honey & Salt – as well as locally sourced raw veld flower honey and fleur de sel, hand-harvested salt.
It’s guaranteed that any dad who receives any of the above Father’s Day gifts is going to be a very happy man indeed. No socks this year!