Duff Goldman Picks Father's Day Gifts That Are Perfect for the Outdoorsy Dad

The star of Food Network's Ace of Taste and father to Josephine, 1, shares unique gifts for adventure-filled family time

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Duff Goldman's digital exclusive Father's day gift guide
Photo: Charm City Cakes
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Duff Goldman's Go-To Gifts

Duff Goldman's digital exclusive Father's day gift guide
Charm City Cakes

From a cake shaped like a buffalo to a drinking horn for coffee (or beer), the chef — whose show Ace of Taste airs Sundays at 12/11c on Food Network — chose presents that are anything but boring.

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Viking Drinking Horn

Duff Goldman's digital exclusive Father's day gift guide
Norse Tradesman

"I love shows about Vikings where they yell 'Skol!' and drink out of a horn. It's fun to do it with your morning coffee," says Goldman. "Starts the day right." This one comes with a stand so Dad can always have his horn on display.

Buy it! $44; norsetradesman.com

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Zoo Membership

View of the Los Angeles Zoo entrance during the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's 44th Annual Beastly Ball at Los Angeles Zoo on June 14, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
Michael Kovac/WireImage

"We love going to the zoo as a family," says Goldman, who lives in Topanga, Calif., an L.A. community in the Santa Monica Mountains, with his wife Johnna and daughter Josephine, 1. "A zoo membership is totally worth it." The Goldmans visit the Los Angeles Zoo, but look for the closest one to your area.

Buy it! starting at $60; lazoo.org

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Diego Rivera Detroit Industry Puzzle

Duff Goldman's digital exclusive Father's day gift guide
Pomegranate

Did Dad pick up the puzzle bug during the pandemic? Goldman suggests challenging him to this 1000-piece set depicting one of Mexican painter Diego Rivera's murals at the Detroit Institute of Arts.

"A fun puzzle with lots of dudes using machines and welding and making engines," says the Detroit native.

Buy it! $22; pomegranate.com

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JBL Charge 5 Speaker

Duff Goldman's digital exclusive Father's day gift guide
JBL

"I like listening to music everywhere — inside, outside, in the kitchen, in the gym," says Goldman, who will often play tunes during his daily "outdoor family time" with Johnna and Josephine. "These speakers are built to last," he adds.

Buy it! $180; jbl.com

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Duffalo Cake

Duff Goldman's digital exclusive Father's day gift guide
Goldbelly

"Sometimes you need a cake in the shape of a buffalo," Goldman says of the hilarious dessert he created in partnership with Goldbelly. The chocolate cake with chocolate cream cheese filling is available to ship right to your dad's door.

Buy it! $80; goldbelly.com

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Annual National Parks Pass

Duff Goldman's digital exclusive Father's day gift guide
US Park Pass

A National Parks pass gets up to four adults into over 2,000 sites across the U.S. "You never know when you need to escape to the woods," says Goldman.

Buy it! $80; shop.usparkpass.com

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Dewalt Cordless Drill

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Lowes

"Every dad has projects and nothing is as handy around the house as a cordless drill. Plus, you get brownie points from the fam for fixing stuff," he says.

Buy it! $109; lowes.com

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Zeke's Coffee

Duff Goldman's digital exclusive Father's day gift guide
Zeke’s Coffee/Instagram

The pastry chef, who started his famed bakery Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, says this is simply the "best coffee in Baltimore." Luckily, the small batch, family-owned coffee roastery ships nationwide.

Buy it! $16 (for 1 lb.); zekescoffee.com

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Moleskine Classic Notebook

Duff Goldman's digital exclusive Father's day gift guide
Moleskine

"You can never have enough quality notebooks," says Goldman. Pick from nine different colors and six different sizes.

Buy it! starting at $17; moleskine.com

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New Balance 327 Sneakers

Duff Goldman's digital exclusive Father's day gift guide
New Balance

"Everyone loves a pair of shoes that look awesome and are super comfortable," he says.

Buy it! $100; newbalance.com

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