Photo gallery: Special foodie gifts for Dad

Men can be difficult…to shop for. But like mother always said, the surest way to a man's heart is through his stomach. So if you find yourself at a loss for ideas come Father's Day, don't resort to the dreaded practical gift—boxers, socks, yet another tie—get him something to please his palate and feed his foodie soul.

By Signe Langford

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Krups TT 6190 Toaster

Never ask for breakfast in bed again. This sexy, stainless number will beckon him into the kitchen before you leave dreamland. Wake up to the aroma of perfectly toasted bread or bagels.

Bells and whistles: LCD screen with countdown function, 9 levels of even browning, high-lift lever for removing small items, removable crumb tray, bagel function lets you brown the exterior evenly while keeping the interior soft, defrost function lets you toast frozen items in one easy step.

$79.99 at amazon.com.

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