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8 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Pizza-Loving Dads in 2021

Posted by Joshua Paine on

The official food for Father’s day should be pizza. You see, much like a great dad, a pizza is warm, comforting, bubbling with affection, and—of course—super cheesy. 

So if you’re struggling to think of a great gift for Father’s Day, we have the perfect gift idea for your dad: Give him the gift of pizza.

Remember what the old adage (kind-of) says: “If you give your dad a pizza, he’ll eat for a day. But if you give your dad some sweet pizza-making tools, he’ll eat for the rest of his life — and so will you.”

With that totally unselfish thought in mind, maybe it’s time to give your dad a great Father’s Day gift that can be delivered to his front door — and not in a greasy cardboard box. Whether your dad loves his pizza flat or deep, wood-fired or oven-baked, we’ve got the ultimate Father’s Day gift to fulfill his need for great homemade pizza. 

For the Outdoor Pizza Dad

These gifts are perfect for your dad if he loves making pizza outside in a wood-fired pizza oven, an Ooni pizza oven, or even a kettle barbecue. Here are our top picks to get Dad flinging some scrumptious pies in the great outdoors.

1. The 9-Inch Aluminum Turning Peel — Best Pizza Peel for Ooni

What it is:

A long-handled pizza peel designed for rotating your pizza in the oven without taking it out or burning your hands.

What it does:

An aluminum turning peel stops your pizza from burning. The key to a great pizza is uniform cooking. If you don’t rotate your pizzas while they’re cooking, they tend to burn on one side and be undercooked on the other. This happens especially quickly in outdoor open-flame ovens (like Ooni ovens) because they reach scorching temperatures really fast.

This snazzy-lookin’ gadget turns makes it easy to turn your pizza for even char and no burn.

Why Dad will love it:

  • It’s great value for money
  • Rotating it in his hand will make him feel cool
  • A retractable handle makes for easy storage
GET ONE FOR DAD

2. Perforated Aluminum Peel — Best Pizza Peel for Beginners

What it is:

A pizza peel designed to allow extra airflow beneath the pizza to help prevent it from sticking to the peel.

 

What it does:

A perforated aluminum pizza peel is a real all-rounder, making it perfect for beginners. Using only a perforated pizza peel, you can launch your pizza and retrieve it without changing peels. The perforations stop the dough from sticking without the need for too much peel dust.

Why Dad will love it:

  • It’s the perfect multi-purpose pizza peel
  • He can make dad jokes (like ‘holy pizza peel, Batman!’)
  • It’s extra lightweight and easy to clean (i.e. dad-friendly)
GET ONE FOR DAD

3. Aluminum Pizza Peel — Best Pizza Peel for Home Pizza Oven 

What it is:

A foldable aluminum pizza peel for safely rescuing your pizza from your oven before it burns.

 

What it does:

This aluminum pizza peel is a modern-day classic. Made for easy maneuverability, this peel is the perfect tool for you to transfer your pizza out of the pizza oven and onto the plates of hungry friends and family. With its safety back step, your pizza and your hands are safe from the occasional overly-enthusiastic pizza retrieval.

Why Dad will love it:

  • It folds up for compact storage
  • He can use it to lift an entire chocolate cake onto his plate
  • It’s sturdy and hard-wearing
GET ONE FOR DAD

4. Multi-Pocket Kitchen Apron — Best Apron for On-the-go Storage

What it is:

A 100% cotton apron (available in grey or navy blue) that looks great in the kitchen, backyard, or the hardware store (when Dad forgets to take it off before leaving the house).

What it does:

This apron keeps your outfit spotless while giving you more pocket space than you know what to do with. Easily washable, it quickly comes clean after protecting you from hot oil, jumpy cheese, and runny sauce. It’s robust enough to use in the kitchen or in front of the pizza oven, yet dapper enough for the front-of-house of your home restaurant.

Why Dad will love it:

  • Pockets. Need we say more?
  • He’ll look great in it — dad-bod and all
  • Seriously — SO many pockets
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For the Indoor Pizza Dad

Even if your pops doesn’t have an outdoor, purpose-built pizza oven, we’ve got him covered. Remember — many great pizzas have come from home kitchens.

5. Deep Dish Pizza Pan — Best for Homemade Chicago or Detroit Style Pizza

What it is:

A type of high-walled pizza pan used for making delicious deep dish pizza in your home oven.

 

What it does: 

These pizza pans make authentic deep dish pizza. Upgraded from the original cold-pressed steel pans, these pizza pans make deep dish pizza delicious without a long break-in period. The round Chicago style pizza pan is specially designed to give a crunchy crust that holds up under the extra toppings, while the rectangular Detroit style pizza pan gives you the highly-prized ‘all-corners’ crust. Mmmm.

Why Dad will love it:

  • It’s easy to clean
  • It gives the authentic, sought-after crust of deep dish pizza
  • It gives him an excuse to make stuffed pizza (because the pan is a gift from his progeny)
GET ONE FOR DAD

6. 12-Inch Pizza Pan Bundle — Best Pizza Pan for A Crispy Base

What it is:

A two-pack nonstick pizza pan bundle with one perforated and one non-perforated aluminum pizza pan.

What it does:

These pizza pans are perfect for making a quick oven-baked pizza on a weeknight. The perforated pan allows for extra air circulation for an extra crispy pizza base, and the non-stick aluminum pan is perfect for a light and chewy New York style base. Dishwasher safe, these bad boys don’t need any elbow-grease to come clean. Plus, the flat pan fits snug under the perforated one — perfect for catching crumbs that sneak through when you’re eating!

Why Dad will love it:

  • It’s perfect for reheating day-old pizza without getting the base soggy
  • He can bake, cut, and eat his pie all on the same pan
  • Did someone say easy toaster-oven pizza?
GET ONE FOR DAD

7. Wooden Pizza Peel (All-Natural Acacia) — Best Pizza Peel for Non-Stick Launch

What it is:

A beautiful wooden pizza peel that works as good as it looks.

What it does:

This wooden pizza peel is specially designed to provide the perfect non-stick launchpad for your pizza. With a light dusting of peel dust, pizzas slide off into the awaiting oven without so much as a ‘bon voyage!’ Made from gorgeous acacia wood, the alternating light and dark stripes are as beautiful as they are effective.

Why Dad will love it:

  • It won’t embarrass him by clinging onto his pizza dough
  • It’s got a great taper. Dads love anything with a taper
  • It’s beautiful enough to hang in Mom’s kitchen
GET ONE FOR DAD

8. Bench Scraper — Best All-in-One Pizza Making Tool

What it is:

A sharp, flat piece of aluminum with a plastic handle that instantly transforms a home chef into a bonafide pizzaiolo.

What it does:

This tool is the multi-tool of the pizza-maker’s kitchen. You can use it for cleaning your worktop, portioning dough, or cutting up fresh herbs to sprinkle on top of your pizza. It also functions as a ruler for easy measuring (in feet and centimeters) and a ninja-sharp cutting tool to vanquish the kitchen goons — or slice some veggies, if you prefer.

Why Dad will love it:

  • It’s the ultimate pizza multi-tool — the Swiss Army Knife of the kitchen
  • It’ll make him feel like a pizza ninja
  • It makes cleaning the worktop a dream

Want more Father’s Day present ideas for your pizza-loving Pops? Check out Chef Pomodoro’s full range of pizza-making necessities!

GET ONE FOR DAD

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About the Author

Joshua Paine is a freelance writer, pizza lover, and teacher from Cape Town, South Africa. He's an advocate of the Oxford comma and a firm believer in the sanctity of the bacon-avo-feta pizza topping. His jokes are as cheesy as his pizza.