Our Best Father’s Day Gift Ideas & Recipes That Dad Will Love

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    Gift Guide & Recipe Ideas for Father's Day

    Looking ahead to Father’s Day, we know that the dads in our lives deserve our equal appreciation. The occasion presents us with the perfect opportunity to show him our love and to tell him how much we care.

    To help you find the best ways to celebrate, we’ve put together our best gift guide and mouthwatering recipes that will make his day. That includes some functional tech gifts, an online learning class, and some best smoked ribs he’ll not stop raving about.

    Happy Father’s Day to all amazing dads!

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    Father’s Day Gift Ideas

    1. LapGear Home Office Lap Desk

    This home office lap desk comes with a device ledge, mouse pad, and phone holder. I’ve got one for Mr. JOC and he’s loving it. It’s lightweight but very sturdy. Whenever he needs a break from the actual desk, he would bring this with him and lounge on the couch while working. It’s a perfect gift for any dads who work on their computers a lot. Read the rave reviews!

    2. Apple AirPods 

    The ultra-sleek, noise-canceling, wireless headphone is a game-changer. He can listen to music, or his favorite podcasts or news updates while running, biking, walking the dogs, or working from home.

    3. Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto – Cookbook

    This New York Times Bestseller by the legendary Aaron Franklin is seriously the best book to get for dads who enjoy barbecuing.  

    4. Hypervolt Handheld Percussion Massage Device by Hyperice

    Does your dad complain about sore muscles or shoulder stiffness? This massage device works to relieve pain and soreness. It is totally worth the money, especially in the long run. 

    5. Online Master Classes Series

    If your dad is into learning or picking up a new hobby, bring the best teacher to him with the MasterClass series. It has on-demand videos for the lifelong learner, taught by the world’s top leaders. Gardening, photography, cooking, business leadership, basketball, you name it, they have it. He would be thrilled to have the experts in the field to guide him along.

    6. Traeger Grills 10526 Bronson 20 Pellet Grill




    We love our Traeger smoker and have used it for many of our grill recipes. Unlike a barbeque grill, it doesn’t burn food easily as it cooks with indirect heat. If your dad is looking to upgrade his regular grill, this is a good time to surprise him with a Traeger smoker.

    7. Alpha Grillers Heavy Duty BBQ Grilling Tools

    This solid stainless steel BBQ tool set will make an impression for dads who grill. Highly recommended!

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    Mouthwatering Recipe Ideas For Father’s Day

    1. Traeger Baby Back Ribs Inspired by Franklin BBQ

    Smoked baby back ribs with bbq sauce.

    Inspired by the famous Franklin BBQ joint in Austin, Texas, these smoked baby back ribs are rubbed with a simple dry mix and smoked until fall-apart tender then basted with a sensational BBQ sauce. Once your dad tries it, he would probably request it for every Father’s Day.

    2. Fresh Spring Rolls with Yakiniku

    Fresh spring rolls with yakiniku dipped in the bbq sauce.

    For lighter fare, make these fresh spring rolls filled with juicy Japanese BBQ meat and crunchy vegetables. Incredibly refreshing and packed with flavors, Dad will be in love!

    3. Teppanyaki

    Teppanyaki at home.

    No outdoor grills? Take it inside and throw a Teppanyaki  (鉄板焼き) party for Dad. It works with thinly sliced meat, seafood, and plenty of fresh vegetables. It’s a fun and enjoyable way to bring the family together on this occasion.

    4. Japanese Hamburger Steak (Hambagu)

    A white plate containing Japanese Hamburger Steak (Hambagu), sautéed carrot, broccoli, and baked potato wedges.

    Japanese Hambagu is a new delicious way to serve a hamburger without carbs. The flavorful red wine reduction sauce brings so much satisfaction that Dad will be impressed.

    5. Instant Pot Sticky Asian Ribs

    Sticky Asian Ribs on a white platter, topped with sprinkle of green onion.

    Prefer something fuss-free that can be prepped ahead? You will have to make this Instant Pot Sticky Asian Ribs. Slathered with caramelized glaze, you’d get fall-off-the-bone deliciousness in less than 90 minutes! It’s pretty hands-free once you get the ribs inside the cooker, so you get to focus on having a good conversation or just lounging with Dad.

    6. BBQ Short Ribs

    Plates containing Korean-style marinated bbq ribs.

    Having a great rib recipe in your arsenal is always rewarding when it comes to Father’s Day. These short ribs get marinade in a super savory, tantalizing Korean sauce before they get smoked over the grill. Mark this one down if your dad likes his food with a kick of heat.

    7. Yakitori

    A ceramic plate containing Yakitori.

    These bite-sized chicken and scallion skewers are hard to resist! It’s great for grilling outdoor or under the broiler.  Serve them with a spread of finger foods like pickled cucumbers, grilled shishito peppers, edamame, or temaki hand roll sushi. Of course, cold beer like Sapporo or sake would make the celebration even more memorable.

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