Father’s Day Gift Guide: 14 Ideas Sure to Impress
Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 18th! Do you need a gift idea? Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide for 14 great suggestions on what to get your real-life hero.
Father’s Day is the ‘Day of the Dad;’ a chance to celebrate your real-life hero. The man who taught you how to ride a bike and explained why Michael Jordan is quiet possibly the greatest athlete to ever live! Take this opportunity to show your appreciation and get him something that he will truly enjoy.
We’ve broken our gift guide down into 7 personality types to help you narrow your selection and make the right choice. So, no matter what your Dad is in to, we’ve got you covered!
Escali’s Father’s Day Gift Guide
Does your father make the best chocolate cake you’ve ever had? Does he make his own bread for family meals? Does he know the difference between baking soda and baking powder? If so, your dad needs a digital scale!
Professional bakers agree; a digital scale makes it easier to measure ingredients, like flour, more accurately and more consistently. Plus, they make clean-up faster, because he can measure multiple ingredients in one bowl without the need for those awkward-to-clean measuring cups.
1) Primo Digital Scale
The Details: 11 lb (5,000 g) capacity / 0.1 oz (1 g) increments / tare feature / durable, light-weight design / available in 9 colors / lifetime ltd. warranty
Why buy? If your dad would like his scale to match his favorite color, or if he values a compact design.
2) Alimento Digital Scale
The Details: 13 lb (6,000 g) capacity / 0.1 oz (1 g) increments / tare feature / raised stainless steel platform / blue back-light display / available power adapter / lifetime ltd. warranty
Why buy? If your dad is a heavy user with his weekly all-day baking marathons, or if he would appreciate a more professional look.
The Home Barista
Is your dad a coffee aficionado? Does he own a coffee grinder and a pantry full of exotically sourced or locally grown coffee beans?
To make the perfect cup of coffee, some dads have taken to manually brewing their beans in a pour over station. In order to complete the process a digital scale and timer is used to ensure a consistent and exact ratio of beans to water are brewed for a precise period of time.
3) Tabla Stainless Steel Digital Scale
The Details: 11 lb (5,000 g) capacity / 0.1 oz (1 g) increments / tare feature / touch sensitive controls / stainless steel platform / lifetime ltd. warranty
Why buy? If your father brews his coffee manually using the pour over method, he will want to measure his beans and water for the perfect cup of coffee that is easily repeatable.
4) Touch Screen Digital Timer
The Details: 99 min. & 59 sec. maximum / count up & down / recall last timer setting / large, back-lit, touch screen display / magnetic back & kick-stand / 2-year warranty
Why buy? To brew coffee perfectly using the pour over method, your dad will want to time his pour for about 2 minutes.
The Fitness Fanatic
Is your father the next coming of Iron Man? If your father is on a strict training regiment and careful about his diet, then he will appreciate the assistance of a body composition scale and food scale.
A body composition scale will help your father understand if the weight he’s loosing (or gaining) is body fat, muscle mass or body water. Knowing the difference is crucial for understanding the progress he is making towards his goals.
A food scale will assist him in counting the calories or macro nutrients that are fundamental to managing his diet, which in turn will help him to reach his goals more effectively.
5) Body Analyzing Bathroom Scale
The Details: 400 lb (180 kg) capacity / measure body weight, body fat, body water, muscle mass and bone mass / lifetime ltd. warranty
Why buy? To help your father measure and track progress of his weight loss, weight management or body building goals.
6) Arti Glass Kitchen Scale
The Details: 15 lb (7,000 g) capacity / 0.1 oz (1 g) increments / tare feature / display hold feature / touch sensitive controls / 12 color options / lifetime ltd. warranty
Why buy? If your dad is dieting for weight loss or if he’s focusing on building lean muscle mass, it will help him accurately portion his diet to meet his goals.
The Grill Master
According to Steve Katz of Man the Kitchen, “The male home cook ‘equips’ themselves rather than ‘furnishes’ the kitchen or grill. Tools and cookware are an extension of themselves, and trigger their identity as the grill master.” If your dad is the go to guy behind the grill at family gatherings, then he will appreciate being properly equipped to provide the WOW this summer season.
The key to being ‘The Grill Master’ on Father’s Day–and beyond–is having the right tools to manage TIME and TEMPERATURE during the cooking process. This will allow your father to perfectly control the doneness, tenderness and safety of the food he cooks; making him the hero!
7) Gourmet Digital Thermometer
The Details: -49 to 392ºF (-45 to 200ºC) range / comfort-grip handle / 5 color options / stainless steel step-down probe, protection sheath & pocket clip / 2-year warranty
Why buy? If your dad wants to make sure he cooks a safe & juicy chicken breast, or if he wants to make sure your steak is cooked to a perfect medium-rare.
8) Touch Screen Timer & Thermometer
The Details: -4 to 482ºF (-25 to 250ºC) range / oven-safe stainless steel probe & corde / 99 min. & 59 sec. maximum / count up & down / recall last timer setting / 2-year warranty
Why buy? If your father likes to cook large cuts of meat that take longer to cook, or if he needs help multi-tasking at the grill.
The Candy Man
If you have ever had suspicions that your father might be a long lost relative of Willy Wonka (or Mr. Slugworth,) then he might fit into this category.
Homemade taffy, hard candies, chocolates and caramels need to be heated to precise temperatures to achieve the proper consistency or texture. A simple candy thermometer will help your father create his next confectionery masterpiece, and hopefully he shares it with you!
9) Column Candy Thermometer
The Details: 100 to 450ºF (40 to 200ºC) range / classic column design / stainless steel vessel clip with heat resistant handle / 2-year warranty
Why buy? If your dad is using a pan or small pot to make candy.
10) Paddle Candy Thermometer
The Details: 60 to 400ºF (20 to 200ºC) range / classic column design / stainless steel vessel clip / heat resistant handle / 2-year warranty
Why buy? If your dad is using a large pot to make candy.
We owe our entire existence to mother nature and the habitat she has provided us. So, if your father does his best to protect mother nature by promoting sustainable eco-friendly products, then he will love our bamboo scales!
Bamboo is a sustainable natural resource that has an amazing growth rate. Some species can be harvested every 4-7 years and feed on carbon dioxide in the process. Given that very little of the bamboo plant is wasted during its harvest, it is the perfect sustainable and eco-friendly material for us to use in our products.
11) Solar Powered Bamboo Bath Scale
The Details: 400 lb (180 kg) capacity / natural bamboo platform / powered by natural & artificial light / lifetime ltd. warranty
Why buy? If your dad would prefer to power his scale by the sun rather than a battery, or if he likes the aesthetic of a natural, renewable bamboo design.
12) Bamboo Arti Digital Scale
The Details: 15 lb (7,000 g) capacity / 0.1 oz (1 g) increments / tare feature / display hold feature / touch sensitive controls / natural bamboo platform / lifetime ltd. warranty
Why buy? If your dad prefers to use natural, renewable resources as much as possible.
The (Lieutenant) Colonel
Does your father follow the marching orders of the Kentucky Colonel and deep fry everything? Has he attempted to deep fry bacon, his favorite beer or even a pizza? (Because, why not?) Seriously though, if his favorite food is covered in a thin, crunchy breaded crust, then consider giving him a deep fry thermometer.
A thermometer will ensure your dad heats the oil to the correct temperature, which is imperative to the process of deep frying food. According to Food52.com, if the oil is not hot enough it will seep into the food and create a soggy mess. If the oil is too hot it will start smoking and leave a bad taste in the food.
13) Deep Fry Dial Thermometer
The Details: 100 to 500ºF (40 to 260ºC) range / 5.5 inch stainless steel probe / stainless steel vessel clip / 2-year warranty
Why buy? If your dad fries his food in a shallow pot or pan.
14) Long Stem Deep Fry Dial Thermometer
The Details: 100 to 500ºF (40 to 260ºC) range / 12 inch stainless steel probe / stainless steel vessel clip / 2-year warranty
Why buy? If your dad fries his food in a shallow deep pot or large fryer.
Now that we’ve equipped you with the best choices for your Father’s Day gift; go forth and give thanks! And, eat chocolate cake. 😉