Need some inspiration for birthday or Christmas gifts for your favorite grillhead? Here are 34 of the best grilling gifts for dads this year.
BBQ fans are notoriously hard to buy for, and that task if made all the more difficult when they refuse to offer any sort of help or hints.
This list should serve as your reference point for all grill-loving fathers, with something to suit all budgets and all grilling need.
Here are 34 perfect grilling gift ideas for the grill fanatic in your family.
Where else would we start other than with the world’s most iconic grill?
The Weber Kettle has stood the test of time ever since its first build, and it’s not hard to see why. This little kettle is one of the best charcoal grills out there owing to its durable build, airtight chamber, and big cooking surface area.
Great for home use, it’s also easily portable so just as fantastic for tailgating or camping.
If this is your friend’s first foray into charcoal grilling, then this is the perfect place to start.
Accompanying every good grill has to be a solid tool set, and there aren’t many better than this.
This tool set features stainless steel grilling accessories that are as durable as they are beautiful. Included is a spatula, a basting brush, a grill fork, and a pair of tongs.
All the essentials, all in one place.
These planks might seem a little unglamorous, but anyone familiar with BBQ smoking will know what a good investment these can be.
Cedar wood is fantastic at imparting flavor on food, and these planks are a great place to start.
Simply place them on your grill, and then fish on top of them. It not only gives the fish a stable surface to sit upon, but will also flavor them beautifully with cedar scented wood.
4. Weber 7204 iGrill 3 Grill Thermometer
Every grill enthusiast needs a solid thermometer, and the Weber iGrill 3 is one of the best out there.
It’s one of the most accurate probes out there, and is fully iPhone and iPad compatible through its exclusive Weber app.
Welcome to 21st century barbecuing.
5. ThermoPro Wireless Digital Grill Thermometer
Not to be outdone by Weber, the Thermopro is right up there with the top grill thermometers.
Really reasonably priced probe is accurate, durable, and a clear digital display for even the weakest set of eyes.
More importantly, its built-in features will tell you when your chosen meat is done, all thanks to its pre-programmed times. Or you can do away with that and set your own.
6. GRILLART Grill Brush and Scraper
Take care of your grill and it will take care of you.
The importance of a good grill brush can’t be understated, but is often forgotten about.
These Grillart brushes have woven wire to help scrape away burned on grease and food, and will help prolong any grill’s lifespan by years.
7. Kamenstein Revolving 20-Jar Spice Rack
I love making my own BBQ rubs and seasoning blends, but never have anywhere handy to keep them all.
Help to keep things a bit more organized with this revolving countertop spice rack. It has 20 jars to help satisfy the most fussy of taste pallets.
Best of all, Kamenstein are offering 5 years’ worth of spice refills.
When you go through as much paprika as I do, this rack is a no brainer.
8. Ghost Pepper and Habanero Hot Sauce Gift Pack
Like a lot of my fellow grillheads, I’m a huge hot sauce fiend. I’d like to think that I have a high scoville tolerance, but the truth is probably that I’m shamefully weak.
Test your favorite spice fan’s resilience with these hot sauce gift packs from Wicked Tickle.
9. Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill
The problem with a lot of outdoor grills is that they’re not easy to pack up and take on the road.
Hamilton Beach’s electric grill can be packed up until a small package that resembles a suitcase, and be taken with you on the go.
Perfect for people who need their grilling fix with something light and easy.
10. Romanticist 21-Piece BBQ Grill Accessories Set
While a good grillhead shouldn’t blame their tools, they at least deserve good ones.
Grill accessory sets are great at providing utensils that are easy to forget when creating your home setup.
This gift set from Romanticist comes with a range of spatulas, forks, brushes, and thermometers. One of the most complete accessory sets out there.
11. Stainless Steel Grill Rotisserie Kit
A criminally low number of people use rotisserie kits on their grills, so let’s put that right with one of the best out there.
OneGrill’s rotisserie kit runs on a 13-watt motor to help your chicken turn and cook evenly, and its heavy duty build will ensure that you get a good number of years out of it.
12. Kosin Barbecue Grill Light
Why should sunset dictate when the barbecue ends? Grill lights help keep things going into the small hours, safely.
This set of lights from Kosin has a magnetic base to fix them firmly to your grill chamber exterior, and they have a 360-degree gooseneck for good flexibility.
13. Meat Thermometer Fork BBQ Fork
14. Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
15. Grillfather BBQ Apron
16. The Great Grill Scraper
17. Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
18. Coleman RoadTrip Propane Grill
Photo: Tony Webster
19. Looftlighter Charcoal Starter
20. Craycort Cast-Iron Grill Grates
21. Weber Handle Light
22. Grillstone Grill Cleaner
23. OXO Good Grips Basting Brush
24. AshleyRiver Natural Wood Grill Scraper
25. BBQR’s Delight Apple Wood Smoker Pellets
26. Alamazookie Steak Timer Sign
27. Dad’s World Famous BBQ Chillin & Grillin Vintage Sign
28. Mesllings Grill Master Street Sign
29. The Spice Lab BBQ Barbecue Spices and Seasonings Set
30. The Spice Alliance Rubs and Seasonings Gift Set
31. Char-Broil Offset Smoker
32. Fire & Fam Vegetable Grill Basket
Grilling isn’t all about searing meats. Getting a good grill basket is a great way to bring vegetables and seafood into the mix.
This basket from Fire Fam is big enough to take on large portions of food, and can sit easily on almost any sized grill.