Gifting for the guys is always tricky, and when it comes to choosing the right present for Dad, the task can be downright hard. But this summer, my mind's on family, friends, grilling, and celebrating with comfort without compromising style. What, your dad doesn't like to grill? That might be because he doesn't have the right toys to take it to the next level. What do iPhones, Weber, and enamelware have in common? Dad's best interests in mind—that's what! Read on for genius ideas that'll rekindle his love for cooking al fresco.
Paper plates, no thanks. I want light, easy, and nostalgic, and nothing compares to this gray-and-white splatter enamelware. It takes me back to childhood camping days with my dad, and its practical color scheme works well with everything.
Rove and Swig "16-Piece Dinnerware Set" in White/Gray Splatter, $118.99, roveandswig.com.
2. Grill Tech
Yes, you heard it right, your cell phone can grill for you, thanks to the iGrill! Worried about that internal temperature? Don't be—your phone will let you know when it's ready.
Weber "iGrill Mini," $49.99, weber.com.
Nothing makes me happier than cooking everything on the grill, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. This grill griddle from Weber lets you do grilled cheese and other foods that are a bit finicky with the grill grates while still standing in the great outdoors.
Weber Griddle, $79.99, weber.com.
4. S'mores Kit
Now that we've got the grill situation set up and we know what we're eating on, how about making my favorite, dessert. Nothing says outside-living like s'mores, but why not make sure you have the very best? It is Dad, after all! Burdick Chocolate's gourmet s'mores kit has got you covered.
L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates "Gourmet S'mores Kit," $38, burdickchocolate.com.
5. Grilling Accessories
Stuck on what Dad should wear? He can’t grill without the coolest apron and Best Made's got it down, along with a knife roll made for the outdoors and cooking.
Best Made Company "The Heavy Duck Canvas Apron," $68; "The American Hickory Chef's Knife Roll," with three knives, $348, bestmadecompany.com.
6. Everyday Wear
To make the most of his grilling experience, Dad will need some comfy-but-cool duds. Why not create your own drawer from Basic Outfitters to completely stock him up? All the garments are heavenly but the socks selection is spot on for me. The colors are way beyond!
Basic Outfitters "Create-A-Drawer," $60, basicoutfitters.com.