34 Best Grilling Gifts of 2020 for BBQ Fans [Birthdays & Christmas]

Need some inspiration for birthday or Christmas gifts for your favorite grillhead? Here are 34 of the best grilling gifts for BBQ fans this year.

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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.

1. Weber Kettle Grill

Weber Kettle Grill

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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.

2. Heavy Duty BBQ Grilling Tools Set

Heavy Duty BBQ Grilling Tools Set

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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 grill spatula, a basting brush, a grill fork, and a pair of tongs.

All the essentials, all in one place.

3. Cedar Grilling Planks

Cedar Grilling Planks

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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

igrill iphone app

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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

thermpro thermometer next to grill
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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

GRILLART Grill Brush and Scraper

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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

Kamenstein Revolving 20-Jar Spice Rack

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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

Ghost Pepper and Habanero Hot Sauce Gift Pack

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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

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Grill

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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

Romanticist 21-Piece BBQ Grill Accessories Set

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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

Stainless Steel Grill Rotisserie Kit

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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

KOSIN Magnetic Base Grill Light

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Why should sunset dictate when the barbecue ends? Grill lights help keep things going into the small hours, safely. See our guide to the best grill lights to find out more.

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

Meat Thermometer Fork BBQ Fork

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Good barbecue all comes down to temperatures, so getting a solid thermometer is a must. This dual probed forked thermometer allows you to take two readings at once to ensure your meat is cooked properly, while it can deliver a quick reading within 10 seconds so you aren’t left in the dark.

14. Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling

Meathead The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling

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15. Grillfather BBQ Apron

Grillfather BBQ Apron

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16. The Great Grill Scraper

The Great Grill Scraper

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17. Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto

Franklin Barbecue A Meat-Smoking Manifesto

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18. Coleman RoadTrip Propane Grill

Coleman Road Trip

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19. Looftlighter Charcoal Starter

Looftlighter Charcoal Starter

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20. Craycort Cast-Iron Grill Grates

Craycort Cast-Iron Grill Grates

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21. Weber Handle Light

Weber Handle Light

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22. Grillstone Grill Cleaner

Grillstone Grill Cleaner

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23. OXO Good Grips Basting Brush

OXO Good Grips Basting Brush

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24. AshleyRiver Natural Wood Grill Scraper

AshleyRiver Natural Wood Grill Scraper

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25. BBQR’s Delight Apple Wood Smoker Pellets

BBQR's Delight Apple Wood Smoker Pellets

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26. Alamazookie Steak Timer Sign

Alamazookie Steak Timer Sign

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27. Dad’s World Famous BBQ Chillin & Grillin Vintage Sign

Dad's World Famous BBQ Chillin & Grillin Vintage Sign

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28. Mesllings Grill Master Street Sign

Mesllings Grill Master Street Sign

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29. The Spice Lab BBQ Barbecue Spices and Seasonings Set

The Spice Lab BBQ Barbecue Spices and Seasonings Set

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30. The Spice Alliance Rubs and Seasonings Gift Set

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31. Char-Broil Offset Smoker

Char-Broil Offset Smoker

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32. Fire & Fam Vegetable Grill Basket

Fire & Fam Vegetable Grill Basket

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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.

33. Grill Mats

Grill Mats

If you’re tired of meat falling between your grates while you cook, then getting a good grill mat is a great way to keep your food intact.

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34. Cave Tools BBQ Smoker Box

Cave Tools BBQ

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