Amidst all the different days and holidays scattered across the year – Father’s Day, Christmas Day, his birthday – finding the perfect gift for the discerning gentlemen in your life can be a delightful yet challenging endeavour.
From the suave gourmet connoisseur to the backyard grill virtuoso, finding the perfect gift that will not only satiate appetites but also speak a universal language of appreciation and affection is no easy feat.
What can I buy for my boyfriend/husband/partner to eat?
There are a range of food-inspired gifts to get for the man in your life, including delicious hampers for him to unwrap at home or six-course tasting menus to surprise him with for your next night out.
You can also indulge his sweet tooth with a selection of premium chocolates, put together a personalised gift basket with his preferred snacks, or even surprise him with a cooking kit.
The best food gifts for men in Australia
So, if you’re looking to give him the gift of food this Father’s Day, or any other day for that matter, here are some of the best food-related gifts for men in Australia.
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6 Course Tasting Menu by the Harbour with Wine for 2, $249 at Red Balloon
Treat the man in your life to an unparalleled dining experience at the newly opened 6HEAD, located in Campbell’s Cove in the historic Rocks precinct. Savour a six-course tasting menu that showcases world-class beef and seafood, paired with a beautiful bottle of wine, all against a backdrop of spectacular views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Opera House and famous harbour.
The Hamper Emporium
Men’s Relax & Indulge with Red Wine Hamper, $189 at The Hamper Emporium
With a cuddly robe, an Australian red from Ricky Ponting’s wine label, and plenty more pampering treats, it has never been easier to spoil the man in your life. Plus this Father’s Day, gift an exclusive live experience with Ricky Ponting as part of this gorgeous hamper. He’ll adore this selection of sweet treats from Maggie Beer and Morgan’s, as well as a range of suave gifts that every busy gent needs.
Australian whisky tasting set
Australian whisky tasting set by White Possum, $149 at Hardtofind
Know a whisky lover in your life? This tasting set contains 12, 30ml matte-black glass sampler bottles filled with different local whiskies, along with a 14-panel tasting booklet containing all the nitty gritty facts to keep him occupied while tasting.
urban brew coffee subscription
Coffee pods, $40.50 per month at Urban Brew
If he simply can’t start his day without a cup of coffee – or five – then sign him up for a monthly subscription of freshly roasted coffee pods. From as little as 45 cents per pod, these eco-friendly, industrial compostable coffee pods will have him starting every day the right way.
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Father’s Day Master BBQ Chef, $134.95 at Myer
For the man who savours more than just flavour, the Gourmet Basket Father’s Day Master BBQ Chef is a must-have addition to his culinary arsenal. Encased within this thoughtfully crafted gift is a medley of handpicked delights that cater to the discerning taste of a true grill aficionado.
gold truffle gift pack
Ogilvie & Co’s Black Gold Truffle Gift Pack, $54.95 at David Jones
This beautifully presented pack brings gourmet gifting to new levels of decadence. It’s the ultimate gourmet gift of homemade and refined products using the decadent Black Perigord Truffles sourced from the Manjimup region of Western Australia.
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Top 10 Tinnies Gift Box, $79 at Hardtofind
For the sentimental ones, nothing beats a good old tinnie, especially when it’s packed with craft brewers from around the country who are embracing this much-loved retro vessel. Airtight and light resistant, tinnies maintain the flavour of beer so that he can enjoy the sweet sound of cracking open a cold one.