Father’s Day at West House Pottery: Unique Present Ideas for Dads Who Love to Cook


Father’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the culinary genius in your life than by surprising him with a thoughtful and unique gift?


If your dad loves to cook, we have some fantastic present ideas that will ignite his passion and elevate his kitchen experience. In this blog post, we’ll explore a variety of unique gift ideas that will surely make your dad’s heart skip a beat. From handcrafted ceramics by West House Pottery to exciting DIY projects and other thoughtful gifts, we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in and discover the perfect gift for your cooking-loving dad.


BBQ Grill Tool Set:

For dads who love outdoor cooking and grilling, a high-quality BBQ grill tool set is an absolute must-have. Look for a set that includes essential tools like tongs, spatula, fork, and brush. Opt for durable materials and ergonomic designs that provide comfortable handling. This gift will not only enhance your dad’s grilling skills but also make him the envy of the neighbourhood.


And while he’s grilling up a storm, the Solway Spoon Rest will come in handy, keeping his shiny new tools within easy reach and his kitchen clean and organised.


Custom Engraved Cutting Board:

Personalisation adds a heartfelt touch to any gift, and a custom engraved cutting board is no exception. Choose a wooden or bamboo board and have it professionally engraved with your dad’s name or a special message. Alternatively, you can unleash your creativity and create a DIY stencil to paint the design yourself. Every time your dad uses this cutting board, he’ll be reminded of your love and appreciation.


Check out this engraved cutting board from Not on The High-street for a great place to start!


Herb Garden Kit:

If your dad enjoys using fresh herbs in his cooking, a DIY herb garden kit is the perfect gift to nourish his culinary creativity. Gather a selection of herb seeds, small pots, potting soil, and plant markers. The Curwen Plant Pot, handmade with care, provides the perfect size for growing herbs indoors. Its beautiful ceramic design adds a touch of natural beauty to any countertop or windowsill. Package the kit with instructions on how to grow and care for the herbs, and watch your dad cultivate his own flavoursome herb garden.


DIY Recipe Book:

Celebrate your dad’s love for cooking and family traditions with a personalised DIY recipe book. Gather his favourite recipes or collect new ones from family and friends. Get creative with scrapbooking materials or online templates to design a unique recipe book. Include handwritten notes, photos, and cherished memories associated with each recipe. This heartfelt and homemade gift will become a cherished keepsake, preserving family traditions for generations to come.


We’ve picked this customisable blank recipe book from Etsy as a must have for father’s day, but there are lots of different  options out there!


Curwen Dog Bowl:

If your dad has a furry companion who’s always by his side in the kitchen, surprise them both with the Curwen Dog Bowl. Handcrafted with love, this ceramic bowl ensures that even the four-legged family member dines in style. With its charming design and durable construction, it’s the perfect gift to show appreciation for your dad’s love for cooking and his loyal furry friend. Plus, it’s an ideal vessel for those occasional sausage treats that dad can’t resist sharing.


Customised Apron:

Show your dad some love with a customised apron that reflects his personality, like this apron from Getting Personal. Add his name, a funny quote, or a personalised message to make it truly special. An apron not only protects his clothes but also adds a stylish touch to his cooking attire.


West House Pottery Mug:

Every cooking enthusiast needs a reliable mug to savour a hot beverage while experimenting in the kitchen. The West House Pottery Mug offers style, comfort, and durability. Its unique design and sturdy construction make it the perfect companion for your dad’s coffee breaks or tea rituals. Surprise him with this handcrafted mug that combines beauty and functionality. And with two different colours available, you can choose the perfect match for your dad’s taste.


Find our lovely yellow Curwen mug here.

Find our soothing blue Solway mug here.


Serving Dishes:

Give your dad the perfect canvas to showcase his culinary skills with West House Pottery’s exquisite serving dishes. From plates and serving bowls to side dishes, our collection offers a range of sizes and styles to suit any occasion. The Solway Collection, with its serene blue shade and handcrafted details, adds a touch of elegance to any dining experience. Alternatively, the Curwen Collection’s warm yellow tones bring a sense of vibrancy and joy to the table. Let your dad impress family and friends with his plating skills using the remarkable pieces from West House Pottery.


And if you’re planning to give dad a break from cooking, we’ve got you covered with some fantastic summer-inspired recipes that are perfect for an easy Father’s Day dinner. These mouthwatering dishes are sure to impress and make the celebration even more special. Check out our recipe for Moroccan Couscous salad here. 


This Father’s Day, celebrate your dad’s cooking adventures and make it a day to remember with a gift that reflects his culinary passion and brings joy to his heart and kitchen. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads who make our kitchens and lives brighter!

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