Gift Edit 2023

The Best Boozy Father’s Day Gifts (Because Dad Could Use a Drink!)

published Jun 1, 2023
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Boulevardier (a whiskey cocktail) in a crystal glass on a round wooden table
Credit: Meleyna Nomura

This feature is part of The Kitchn’s Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

June is here, folks, which means Father’s Day is less than three weeks away. And, if you’re still in the “planning” stages of your Father’s Day gift — in other words, you’re realizing just now that you need to order a gift ASAP — you’re not alone. We’ve got plenty of great options to help you get started, too.) If the dad in your life likes to have a drink or two now and then, you’re in luck: There are a ton of easy, affordable boozy gifts out there that will absolutely make his day. Not sure where to start? No sweat — we’ve got you covered. We put together this short list of some editor- and reader-favorite products for the dad in your life that could use a drink. From pint glasses with a personal touch and exquisite bottles of bourbon to ice molds, bar carts, cocktail sets, and much more, here are some of the best alcohol Father’s Day gifts to get Dad this year. 

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Uncommon Goods

These Parenting Championship pint glasses from Uncommon Goods are a nice way to tell Dad that, yes, you were kind of a pain growing up — and you love him for putting up with you. Or, if he’s a baseball fan, you can always snag these MLB personalized glasses, as well.

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If Dad is a fan of tequila, but hasn't tried mezcal yet, he's in for a real treat with this bottle. Handcrafted in Oaxaca, Mexico, Mezcal Campante Joven is a small-batch Mezcal that's made with sustainable methods during every step of the process, from the harvesting of agave to the reusing of its fibers. The spirit has warming notes of agave and semi-sweet chocolate, with a mellow, smoky finish. It also comes wrapped in paper — you couldn't ask for a more giftable bottle!

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Craft Beer Club

It can be tough to snag a six-pack if Dad has a discerning palate when it comes to beer, but this subscription to the Craft Beer Club is an easy way to make sure Dad’s fridge is full of high-quality suds. Simply pick 12 or 24 craft beers from around the country to be delivered monthly or quarterly directly to his door.

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If Dad likes sipping his spirits neat or serving cocktails over ice, it’s tough to beat this set of Riedel Glassware Rocks Glasses. Riedel is pretty much the top dog when it comes to serious glassware, and you can find their pieces at plenty of top-name restaurants all over the world.

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Don’t waste your time standing in the whiskey section of your local liquor store and picking a bottle of brown based solely on the label — though the labels can be pretty cool-looking. Snag Dad a fifth of this Old Forester 1920 bourbon, and you’re bound to be the favorite child. At 115 proof, it’s a boozy, complex bottle with a lot of character — just like Dad!

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Let Dad drink like a king with this set of two Italian Retro Goblets. These dishwasher-safe beauties come in a variety of colors and would look so good filled with a neat cocktail or a splash of red wine.

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Is Dad a wine guy? No sweat — snag him a Winc subscription so he can have a few bottles shipped to his door throughout the year. He can also take the “Palate Profile” quiz and have Winc’s wine experts recommend bottles suited specifically to his tastes, or he can choose his own perfect pours.

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Freezer ice is fine for mixed drinks and cooling down a glass of water, but it tends to pick up the smell of whatever else is in your freezer, which can be a big no-no if you’re drinking spirits on the rocks. Instead, Dad can use this Covered Silicone Ice Cube Tray from OXO to make sure he’s only tasting what he wants to. Plus, the large-format cubes won’t overly dilute his drinks!

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Sure, you could just get Dad a bottle opener, but why not kill two birds and get him this sweet Classic Bottle Opener Beer Stein from Stanley? It’s got a bottle opener built right in, along with a stainless-steel lid and heavy-duty handle. Plus, it’s from Stanley, so you know it’s built to last.

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It’s about time that Dad lay his old shark-shaped corkscrew that he got on vacation years ago to rest. This Waiter's Corkscrew from Zwilling will be the last one you’ll ever have to buy him, because it’s durable and comes with everything he’ll need to uncork his favorite vintages.

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Williams Sonoma

Does Dad fancy himself an at-home mixologist? If so, he’ll never turn down a swanky cocktail kit like this one from Crafthouse by Fortessa. It comes with everything you need to whip up delicious shaken drinks like margaritas, Mai Tais, Daiquiris, and more: a Boston shaker set, a Hawthorne strainer, a wooden muddler, and a large jigger.

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Of course, Dad will need somewhere to put all of his sweet new gear, so set him up with his own bar cart. We like this one from Wayfair because of its integrated wine glass rack and bottle holder, and the dad in your life can match it with any and all man cave aesthetics.