Eleni Poker Cookies
Deal Dad a box of these delicious poker cookies from Eleni.



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May 2005

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Gifts For Dads & Other Great Guys: 2005



Whether it’s a birthday, Father’s Day gift, or any other reason to show your appreciation to a special dad, these selections have been hits with our gourmet fathers on our lists. Gift categories include:

You can click through to the manufacturer’s website to order them directly. They are presented in alphabetical order. 

Please Note: Shipping additional. Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change.



  • Dancing Deer’s soft, spicy molasses clove cookies comes wrapped in a groovy tie, so there’s something to remember when the cookies are gone (and they won’t last long $21.95); other gift tins available throughout the year
  • Elegant Cheesecake has exquisite cheesecakes with sculpted chocolate exteriors and heavenly interiors: the milk chocolate “leather” armchair with comfy pillow and newspaper upholsters a vanilla bourbon cheesecake on a macadamia crust ($150); a Belgian chocolate baseball cap for the team of your choice covers the cheesecake of your choice ($150 and up depending on logo); or for the buttoned-up Dad, a vanilla cheesecake with Heath Bar® crunch enveloped in milk chocolate “paper” with stitched “ribbons” and button (serves 6 generously, $85; click here to read our review)
  Easy Chair Cheesecake Baseball Cap Cheesecake Button cheesecake

Except for the service plates, everything you see here is 100% edible.  Dad will never forget the gift of an Elegant Cheesecake.

Eleni Golf Cookies
  • Eleni’s Cookies (above left) can amuse Dad with football, tennis, golf, and poker cookies ($58.50 a set, click here to read our review, and they’re OU-kosher too)
  • Fairytale Brownies are sweet-style brownies in a variety of flavors—or for a luxurious gift, the brownie of the month club (brownie boxes start at $22—click here for our review)

Eleni’s Cookies

  • What to get the father who has everything? A few dozen cookies in his own likeness, from Rolling Pin Productions ($8 and up per cookie, minimum 24 pieces)

George Bush Cookie
Christopher Elbow




Christopher Elbow Chocolates  

Give Dad the best:

  • Chocolate Celeste has made their chocolate truffles even more special with a special edition box of Jack Daniels-infused truffles —click here to read our review (boxes of 4, 9, and 16 large truffles, $17.95, $35.95, and $59.95—photo shown is regular truffle assortment)

Chocolat Celeste Truffles

  • Burdick chocolate cigarsL.A. Burdick makes chocolate cigars with a rum ganache interior, packaged with paper cigar bands in a handsome wooden that looks like the real thing ($25 for six cigars in wood box, individual cigars $3 each)
  • Pierre Marcolini bonbons and truffles from Belgium, exquisite quality and flavors (call for prices and to order, 1.212.755.5150; click here to read our review)
  • Knipschildt Chocolatier signature chocolate collection in a beautiful handmade paper box for the connoisseur (20 pieces $32, 40 pieces $60)
  • Recchiuti Confections salt caramels—chewy, smoky caramel covered in dark chocolate with a pinch of Fleur de Sel—a religious experience for lovers of great caramel (16 pieces, 4 ounces, $20)


  • Chuao Chocolatier makes three exceptional chocolate bars with maltitol for dads who’ve given up the sugar but still want the excitement (in fact, the owner/chocolatier developed them because his own dad gave up sugar): Dark Chocolate infused with Coffee and Anise or Spicy Maya, dark chocolate infused with chile and cayenne pepper (set of 3 bars, .75 lbs., $13)



Pasta Sauce
  • Vino de Milo sauces are delicious, and not just for pasta—the recipe book lets Dad create easy hors d’oeuvres, tagines, and much more ($35-$45, click here to read our review)




  • Mas Amiel, a sweet red wine made in southwestern France of 90% Grenache Noir, matches perfectly with chocolate and desserts but is not as heavy or alcoholic as port (2003 vintage $27/bottle at BackRoomWines.com, 1980 vintage $45.99/bottle at FineWine.com, 2003—get both and compare)




  • Jo Malone makes the finest colognes, shower gels, and other bath products in elegant unisex food scents like Lime Basil & Mandarin, Nutmeg & Ginger, French Lime Blossom, Wild Fig & Cassis (colognes $48/30 ml, $100/80 ml, shower gel and soap gift set shown, $100)
    Jo Malone Gift Set


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