Sure, you can buy your dad a tie for Father’s Day. He won’t like it, but yes, that is an actual gift you could give him. This year, why not get him something he won’t throw in his closet behind all the other stuff you’ve bought him over the years?
If your dad loves to grill (we’ll assume that covers 98% of our readers), we’ve reviewed some gift options from the good folks at Weber. Why are they good folks? Because they sent us free grilling stuff in exchange for reviewing it. It’s called capitalism. They’re also providing a grill we’ll give away in a few weeks, so stay tuned for that.
Got A Grilling Dad Who Likes To Read?
Congrats. That’s rare. Most dads just nap on the recliner 80% of the time (they spend the other 20% investigating who touched the thermostat). For the more academic fathers, it’s hard to go wrong with “Weber’s Greatest Hits: 125 Classic Recipes For Every Grill.”
The first thing your dad will notice is, hey, 125 recipes? “You mean I can grill more than dogs and burgers?” So that’ll impress him. Sure, even we here at Classic Dad probably only grill 10-15 different items, but it’s nice to know there’s more out there than steak and grilled peppers.
And let’s be honest, any book that has an entire section dedicated to “Pork” gets a stamp of approval in our eyes. Got a sophisticated griller dad? He might be interested in the New York Strip with Basil-Arugula Pesto. Oh, your dad is basic? The Texas Burger with Cheddar and BBQ Sauce is more up his alley.
Lastly, we all know dads like books with pictures, and these are pictures of meat. So, yeah, he’ll appreciate it.
Rating: 3.5 Out Of 5 Tongs
Grilling: There’s An App For That
Does your dad know how to text? That means he might have the skills needed to master the iGrill2, Weber’s solution to the undercooked chicken that got everyone sick at dad’s last cookout. Oh sure, he claims it was the potato salad mom bought from the store, but Uncle Jack didn’t have any potato salad and he still went to the ER. What’s up with that, dad? It’s just a question.
With the iGrill2 and its Bluetooth-enabled digital thermometer, your dad will be cooking in the future…today! Basically, it takes the guesswork out of knowing when that meat is done. Dad doesn’t even have to be standing by the grill. Let’s say he fell asleep in the hammock or got wrapped up in the big game. Not to worry. The iGrill2 will send his phone an alert so the steak doesn’t get overcooked.
If your dad is a true pro, he doesn’t need this product. But we did a survey and only 25% of dads are true grilling pros — 100% think they are — so eat your dad’s barbecue at your own risk without this handy item. For just $99.99, it’s the best gadget your dad will ever be able to gloat about to his friends.
Rating: 4 Out Of 5 Tongs
Charcoal. Just Get Him Some Damn Charcoal.
What more do we need to say here? It’s. The. Stuff. You. Cook. Meat. On.
Rating: 6 Out Of 5 Tongs
In Summation, No Ties!
Whatever you get dad this Father’s Day, make it something he’ll never forget. Or at least something he might actually want. That’s the least you could do for the guy after he taught you how to hold a beer in one hand, and poke at the grill with the other while calling the hot dogs “these guys.”
You could also get him (or yourself) a Classic Dad shirt. We wouldn’t blame you.