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Smithey no. 10 cast iron skillet

Useful, surprising and unique gifts for Father's Day

Father’s Day is quickly approaching. But don't worry — if you haven’t gotten dad the perfect gift, we’re here to help you out. Whether dad is a grilling connoisseur or looking to update his kitchen, the Shoppe at Southern Kitchen is full of options that will make a great gift for your dad or any father figure in your life. 
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Smithey no. 10 Cast Iron Skillet

Smithey No. 10 Cast Iron Skillet ($160)

Your dad may already be the grilling expert of the family, but we're encouraging you to challenge him with a new cooking tool. Gifting your dad a cast iron skillet like the Smithey No. 10 will allow him to start frying and searing like an expert. This skillet is the perfect tool for the home chef, whether cooking for family, friends or just himself. 
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Victorinox BBQ Knife Set

Victorinox Barbecue Knife Set ($159.99)

Victorinox Swiss Army Cutlery is a favorite tool among competition barbecuers and pit masters alike, and its professional-grade barbecue cutlery collection will equip dad with tools he needs to succeed. Each set includes a 3 1/4-inch spear point paring knife, a 6-inch semi-stiff boning knife, an 8-inch chef's knife, an 8-inch breaking knife and a 10-inch slicing knife. A 9-inch honing steel will help all of his knives keep their edges, and a black polyester tri-fold knife roll will protect each one.
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Heirloomed Waxed Canvas Men’s Grilling Apron

Heirloomed Waxed Canvas Men’s Grilling Apron ($65)

Keep dad looking sharp and clean even while grilling with this apron from Heirloomed. Perfect for year-round grilling, this waxed canvas, cotton-lined apron is a sturdy stunner. Whether your dad is grilling at a backyard barbecue or tending a large pig roast, this apron is designed to hold up to heavy outdoor use around hot fires and burning coals. Twill tape waist ties at neck and waist are adjustable, and the large side pocket is perfectly sized for tools and grill seasonings. The small bib pocket will hold pens, pencils and, of course, a cell phone. 
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Crafthouse By Fortessa® Shaker Set

Crafthouse By Fortessa® Shaker Set ($100)

If your dad loves mixing, shaking and stirring cocktails, he should have a set of tools that helps him create the perfect cocktail each time. This shaker set includes a two-piece Boston shaker, the bartender’s choice for waking up your spirits; a two-ounce jigger with a beak-shaped spout designed for precision pouring; a weighted black walnut muddler for smashing with confidence; and a Hawthorne strainer fitted with a heavy coil spring to ensure that only good stuff goes in the glass. It's a must-have addition to any bar cart. 
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Heirloomed Railroad Stripe Tea Towels

Heirloomed Railroad Stripe Tea Towels ($28)

Tea towels are a wonderful and functional addition to any kitchen, and not all of them are feminine. These cotton railroad stripe tea towels are both sturdy and elegant while adding a masculine touch to the kitchen table. Between their simple blue and white stripe pattern with red stitching, to their fun twill tape tag detail, these large towels are equally perfect for everyday use as they are for entertaining.
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MIYABI Birchwood knives

MIYABI Birchwood knives (starting at $189.99)

If dad has mastered his knife skills and is looking to add a high-end knife to his collection, we recommend the artful (and razor-sharp) MYIABI Birchwood knives. Both the blade and handle are crafted from the most precious materials, which shape their striking appearance and give them their strength. Their micro-carbide powder steel core is protected by 100 layers of steel adorned with a flowery Damascus pattern provide, that not only adds good looks, but also durability. The scalpel-like blade is complemented by an equally striking handle made from Karelian birch, the only wood ever used in a Faberge egg. Exquisite and ergonomic, MIYABI Birchwood knives feel as good as they look.
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Mud Pie Leather “Pour” Decanter

Mud Pie Leather “Pour” Decanter ($35)

No bar cart is complete without a classy decanter and we love this leather option from Mud Pie. Adorning the decanter is a faux leather but still entirely gorgeous accent, embossed with the word “Pour.” This decanter also features a removable wood ball bottle stopper for a touch of rustic-chic design. 
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Wooden Kitchen Utensils from Mason Cash

Wooden kitchen utensils from Mason Cash (starting at $7)

We love a kitchen utensil that is both beautiful and functional, and Mason Cash does both in spades — perfect for the dad who loves new tools. Unlike other kitchen utensils that only offer one use, each Mason Cash utensil combines two different tools in one convenient piece of cookware. The slotted spoon does more than scoop and strain — it also separates eggs. The innovative wooden spoon and jar scraper makes mixing and measuring easier with measurement lines for 1 tablespoon, 1 teaspoon and 1/2 teaspoon printed inside. And if you flip this tool over, you can use the jar scraper to get the last bit of peanut butter out of the jar. Your dad will be surprised at all of the different uses these kitchen utensils offer. 
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Rachel Taylor is a staff writer at Southern Kitchen. She moved to Atlanta earlier this year after graduating college in Maryland, and has been a digital audience specialist at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Politically Georgia, as well as a freelance writer for publications such as USA Today and the Delmarva Daily Times on Maryland's Eastern Shore. She has lived in France and Italy, and loves to travel.