If you want to upgrade someone’s current BBQ equipment or get a newbie started off on the right foot, this collection of OMG-worthy grilling gifts is the best place to start. From small but essential offerings like packs of delicious sauces to top of the range grills that can be controlled remotely, this list is packed with things that are perfect for people who love grilling and BBQs.
Traeger Pro WiFi Pellet Grill
Imagine being able to get the grill going and then keeping an eye on it from anywhere! The Pro 575 Pellet Grill lets users check in via the Traeger smartphone app, and even adjust the settings without being anywhere near it. With a quick start and better smoke quality, it’s the ultimate grill.
FreshJax Grilling Spice Gift Set
Save space in the kitchen with the FreshJax Grilling Spice Gift Set. With one blend for seafood, one for steaks, another for burgers and so on, this set of 5 seasonings will add intense flavor to any dish. Plus, for every set sold, a meal is donated to a hungry child.
Grill Master Crate
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Whether he’s new to grilling or just needs to up his game, this Grill Master Crate will make an impressive gift. Delivered in a sealed wooden crate complete with a laser etched crowbar, the set includes a brass-knuckle tenderizer, smoker box, thermometers, hickory chips, and various delicious sauces and seasonings.
Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
Anything is better when we understand how it works, and grilling is no exception. Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling goes into the whys and wherefores of the BBQ, and explains the science behind it all. It’s a great read for any wannabe grill king or queen.
Yeti LoadOut 5-Gallon Bucket
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The name YETI is usually associated with coolers, but this one is different. Built for strength and longevity, the Loadout 5-gallon bucket has been designed to help users haul or stash an incredible amount of stuff, and is ideal for lugging a ton of barbeque foods and accessories around.
Personalized Grilling Tools Set
This grill set has every tool they could possibly need, complete with a handy personalized plastic case. Containing tongs, forks, skewers and more, this 18-piece set also comes with a slotted spoon and two brushes which can be engraved with the text of your choosing.
Hero Grilling System
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Incredibly neat and portable, the HERO grill system is the ultimate in simple grilling. Weighing less than 10lbs, this system uses charcoal pods which are biodegradable and easy to clean, and comes with its own bamboo accessories, making it the perfect beach, park, or balcony BBQ.
Heat Resistant Grilling Gloves
Save them from burnt hands and singed arm hair with a pair of Geekhom grilling gloves. Made from BPA-free silicone and heat-resistant up to 446˚F, these gloves really mean business. Available in 5 different colors, they come with an extra-long cuff to ensure maximum safety and comfort.
Grilling Spice Blends
Even the blandest of meats can be transformed into something magical with the right seasonings, and this set of four spice blends will work miracles. Hand-toasted and sourced from pesticide-free farms around the world, the Cajun Blackened, Caribbean, Chipotle & Honey, and Vermont Maple blends will make a tasty grilling gift.
Himalayan Salt Block Skewer Set
A little salt can go a long way when it comes to flavoring foods, and these Himalayan salt blocks will impart the optimum amount to any barbequed kabob. Simply thread the blocks onto the skewers in between meat and veg and grill for the perfectly seasoned light summer dish.
Grill Prep Trays
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Avoid cross contamination with this set of two grill prep trays. Available in two color combinations, the raw meat can be carried on one tray that can then be stacked under the second one which can be used to hold the cooked meats safely.
Mesh Grill Bags
It can be so annoying when peppers, onions, or pieces of fruit slip through the gaps and land on the charcoal below. Save them the hassle, waste, and burnt fingertips with a set of two mesh grill bags. Making flipping easy, they’re an invaluable addition to anyone’s grilling toolkit.
Omaha Steaks Gourmet Grilling Sampler
Forget BYOB for the next cook out and Bring Your Own Meat instead. This selection of prime, gourmet BBQ meats includes pork chops, chicken breasts, burgers, jumbo franks, and sausages, and can be delivered straight to the host’s door so it’s ready and waiting to be cooked.
Hockey Stick BBQ Set
Hockey fans will be queuing up to take their turn at cooking with this set of grilling tools. Made from repurposed hockey sticks, the set comprises a spatula, fork, tongs, and bottle opener, and because they’re handmade, no two sets will ever be the same.
Cuisinart Cast Iron Grill Press
Ensure that unwanted fats and oils are eliminated from the meat while it’s cooking with this fabulous cast iron grill press. Ensuring that meat stays flat and evenly cooked, this press – which weighs just under 3 pounds – will also imprint grill marks on every surface for an authentic chargrilled look.
The Chef's Portable Multi-Tool
Just one wooden handle houses an incredible 12 stainless steel tools in this handy chef’s implement. With a grater, zester, crusher and peeler included, there is also a corkscrew and bottle opener, as well as 3 knives, a can opener, a carving fork, and a spoon for stirring.
Himalayan Salt BBQ Plank
Let’s face it, this Himalayan salt plank looks impressive, even without all of its benefits and uses. It can be chilled for serving sushi, or heated to use in place of a frying pan for cooking veggies on. Naturally antibiotic, the Himalayan salt will infuse into the foods for perfect seasoning.
The Grill Masters Club Subscription Box
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Anyone who’s serious about grilling will jump at the chance of being part of the Grill Masters Club. Every month they will receive 4-5 incredible BBQ products, including sauces, rubs, recipes, marinades, and other awesome items that will really help them to up their game.
The Grillfather Shirt
There’s always one guy at every cook out who thinks he’s the Godfather of grilling. Play to his fun and competitive side with a comfortable tee that plays on the famous Mafia movies with a distinctive and fun ‘The Grillfather’ graphic on the front.
Flavor Infusing Grilling Wraps
Food can be delicately infused with a subtle smoky flavor with very little effort, thanks to these flavor infusing grilling wraps. Made from cedar and alder wood, this set of eight wraps can be soaked in water to make them pliable and ‘smoke-producing’, before being wrapped around food prior to cooking.
Personalized Leather Grilling Gloves
Super tough but soft to the touch, these grilling gloves will make a wonderful gift to any man who likes to do his fair share of cooking. Made from quality brown leather with longer cuffs to protect the arms, these gloves can be personalized with names or dates etc.
Corn on the Cob Grilling Baskets
Bring out the natural caramelized sweetness of corn on the cob with this fabulous grilling basket. Capable of cooking up to four cobs at a time, this basket ensures even cooking and easy turning, and can even cook cobs of different sizes so there’s no need for trimming.
BBQ Utility Apron
Not only will this apron keep their clothes clean and free from splashes, but it can also act as several extra pairs of hands! Fitted with multiple pockets (including one bottle-shaped insulated one) it’s perfect for holding grilling tools, and features an integrated bottle opener on a handy shock cord.
The Original MEATER Smart Meat Thermometer
They can be the host with the most when they have the Meater, because this ingenious meat thermometer allows them to monitor the food’s cooking progress from their mobile phone. Totally wireless, it can even take them through the cooking process from start to finish to ensure the perfect result.
Cast Iron Garlic Roaster
Garlic is so good for you, but eating it raw can be a little pungent. Roasted garlic is utterly delicious, though, whether it’s spread on bread or added to soups and stews. This cast iron roaster can accommodate an entire bulb, and comes with silicone tongs for squeezing the hot cloves.
How to Grill Everything Book
If you know someone whose BBQ repertoire consists of steak and burgers, this book will open their eyes to so much more. Packed with 1000 recipes, this book will show them how to grill everything from appetizers to desserts, with plenty of inspiration in-between.
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We’ve all had that sinking feeling when the first drop of rain sizzles on the just-ready barbeque. This gazebo has been designed with the BBQ in mind, and features side shelves for serving, hooks for hanging tools, and a waterproof canopy with a UPF 30+ rating.
Golfers BBQ Set
If it’s always a toss-up between teeing off and lighting up at the weekend, this set of BBQ tools is the answer. Made from stainless steel and rubber, the tongs, spatula, and fork have been made to look like golf clubs, with instantly recognizable grips at the tops of the handles.
Kabob Grilling Baskets
Kabobs are fun and can be made with virtually anything, but those skewers can be a bit of a pain. Get the best of both worlds with a set of kabob grilling baskets. Made to hold the usual ingredients, these baskets keep everything in place without the sharp stick.
GRILLART Grill Brush
Cleaning the grill is an essential part of owning one, but it can be an arduous task. Make it easier on them with this brilliant grill brush. Without a nylon (and therefore meltable) bristle in sight, this brush uses stainless steel mesh to cut through grease and burnt-on foods for effortless cleaning.
Summer Grilling Gift Box
Great meats are only half the battle to throwing a successful barbeque, because the real flavor comes in through the sauces and rubs. This Summer Grilling Gift Box contains four distinctive sauces – including garlic parmesan and bacon chipotle BBQ – and a sensational peppercorn spice rub.
Food52 Any Night Grilling Cookbook
Written by Texan Paula Disbrowe, Any Night Grilling is packed with delicious recipes for grilling every day of the week, with no long preparation or marinating needed. Putting a new spin on old favorites, this book will add class to the classics and make barbequing the only way to cook.
Quesadilla Grill Basket
Add quesadillas to the menu with this handy set of grill baskets. Made from chrome plated iron and finished with a rosewood handle, each basket can hold a quesadilla perfectly in place, even allowing it to be turned on the grill without losing a single filling.
Personalized Leather Grilling Apron
Both smart and practical, this leather apron will make the ideal grilling gift for someone who spends a lot of time slaving over a hot barbeque. Laser engraved with up to 12 characters across 2 lines, this apron will be pulled out for every al fresco occasion for years to come.
All-in-One Cast Iron Grill
This handsome all-in-one grill will truly change the way they cook forever. Made from heavy cast iron, this portable grill is a jack of all trades and master of all – it can grill, smoke, braise, and roast, and is also capable of slow cooking, deep frying, and even acting as a wok!
Personalized BBQ Cutting Board
Personalized items make great gifts as it shows time and thought has gone into the choosing. This bamboo cutting board comes ready-etched with ‘Eat, Drink, BBQ’ across the top, and can be personalized with one line of text underneath to make it totally unique to the recipient.
Grill Smoker Gift Set
Different woods give different flavors, and this kit will impart some delicious smoky vibes to the grill. With cherry, hickory, and apple woods included, the set also comes with a stainless steel smoker box, hickory smoked sea salt, instructions, and a grilling thermometer for the perfect result.
Traeger Timberline 850 Pellet Grill
They can walk away from the grill without fear of their food burning with the Timberline Series 850 Pellet Grill. Using WiFIRE technology, grill masters can watch their food cooking from anywhere via the incredible app, which also allows temperatures and timers to be adjusted and set remotely.
Charred: The Complete Guide to Vegetarian Grilling and Barbecue
There was a time when vegetarians had to make do with a plate of limp salad at a barbeque, but finally the grilling world has caught up! Containing more than 70 exciting recipes for all kinds of delicious meat-free dishes, even sworn carnivores will want to have a taste.
Wood Smoke Grilling Planks
Not only do these grilling planks look funky, but they will add incredible flavor to barbequed food, too. Each one is made from a different wood to infuse its own unique smoky taste, and can be soaked and then set across the grill to smoke 2-4 servings each.
How clever is this? Looking for all the world like a shiny red toolbox, it opens up to reveal a handy grill complete with a bun warming rack, space for sauces and other condiments, and a removable fuel tray that just needs to be loaded with charcoal, perfect for impromptu outdoor feasting.
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