The Holiday season is nearly here again and it's time to start thinking about the ultimate gifts for your favorite grillers. They've spent the year making delicious food, why not reward them with some of the best gifts and accessories to make grilling, barbecue, and smoking even more enjoyable. We put together this list because these are some of the things we would like to have under our tree this Christmas. Hint, hint.
What to Look for in a Good Grilling Gift
There are tons of great ideas out there for awesome gifts for the grill master in your life, but knowing the difference between a product that seems good and one that is actually good. Some products are made from inferior materials, others are simply bad designs. Picking the best grilling gifts can easily be overwhelming. Whether you are shopping for a new bbq lover or an experienced grilling master, we found options for your favorite cook.
What to get the griller who has everything?
Buying gifts for the grill master who seems to have everything is even more of a challenge. No one wants to buy a present that someone already has, or worse, already has a better version of. Then, there are some things that no griller can have too much or too many of. The perfect gift for grilling can be something simple; even an interesting bag of smoking wood chips can make an excellent gift for even the most well-outfitted grill master. Grilling gifts don't have to be expensive or even unique. There is no such thing as too many bottles of Bearded Butchers seasonings.
There are lots of different types of grilling tools on the market that all perform differently. For example, you'll find styles of meat claws with wood or rubber handles, a basting brush made of natural fibers or silicone, and a wide variety of cedar planks for grilled seafood. No grill master can have too many of these things.
Best Gifts for Grillers
We found a few things that we think make excellent gifts. These are some of the most popular accessories for grilling, smoking, and barbecuing for any skill level or preferred method. Buying a gift for someone who loves to cook outdoors doesn't have to be difficult at all. In fact, many great gifts are ideal for anyone because they are fun and functional.
Some grilling enthusiasts are purists and want to rely on their senses to determine the particulars of the meal they cook. Others are gadget-heads at heart and will love unique tools for getting the most out of meat smokers and charcoal grills. We've got gift ideas below to cover the whole range of grill masters in your life.
Stainless Steel Grill Basket
Here is one of those gifts that you can give to any griller, smoker, or bbq lover. A stainless steel grill basket will let you roast and grill vegetables, shrimp, fish, and other items that are a challenge to keep on the grill grates. This stainless steel basket from Grillaholics combines heavy-duty construction with the ideal ratio of airflow to ensure even, thorough cooking. Use it on the barbecue, smoker, or even in the oven to roast and grill your favorites.
Cast Iron Smoker Box
Cooking on a gas grill is one of the most convenient ways you'll ever have for making delicious meals your family will love, but getting the ideal smoky flavor on meats, fish, and vegetables is nearly impossible without a cast iron smoker box. You'll find lots of fancy-looking stainless steel boxes, but they won't hold up like this cast iron smoker box. It works as good on a gas grill as it will on charcoal and it makes using pellets on a non-pellet grill simple and efficient.
Burger Maker Press
Have you got one of those grill masters in mind that loves making burgers but gets frustrated with inconsistent results? Burgers can easily be overworked when shaping and tend to bunch up and shrivel. A burger press is the secret tool master cookers use to get ideal and perfect burger patties each and every time. This one from Cave Tools features indicator lines so your burgers are pressed to the perfect thickness every time and will give you burgers that cook evenly. You can even use the handle to "dimple" the top to prevent your burgers from shriveling when you are cooking.
Meatball and Slider Rack
Here is a cool tool that lets your griller make meatballs or sliders with ease on the grill. This stainless steel meatball and slider rack from Weber will help make 15 meatballs or 8 sliders and flip them all at once. This means less fuss, less disaster, and easier time cleaning up at the end of the day. You can even use this for grilling fish, shrimp, or clams.
Pizza Stone with Carry Rack
Cooking pizza on the grill gives you a depth of smoky flavor unlike any oven-cooked pie. The secret to succeeding is this pizza stone with carry rack. The stone is made from a mineral called Cordierite that is known for its ability to handle high heat without cracking. It's porous surface retains moisture that is essential to get a perfect crispy crust. You'll also get a pizza spatula and a rocker cutter that makes slicing pizza easy as can be. This is a perfect gift for the pizza lover who loves to grill.
This is a great gift for the grill master that finds himself manning the flames in the dark. It uses an over-sized magnet to stick to any metal surface and has an elongated 24" flexible gooseneck to put the light right where you need it. One of our favorite things about this model is that it uses a warm white LED rated to produce 3,200 lumens. This is a more natural light that gives you better color on the grill.
Pro-Grade Grill Apron
Grilling, smoking, and barbecuing are inherently dangerous and messy. A great gift for any griller is a proper professional-grade apron. This one from Hudson Durable Goods features a cross-back strap system and clips that make it one of the most comfortable aprons around. It features plenty of pockets to stash your thermometer, tongs, and your cell phone while cooking. The heavyweight cotton is both soft and durable. Buy one as a gift, but get yourself one, too.
The Ultimate Bearded Butcher Package
You know what your favorite grill master really wants? This ultimate package from the Bearded Butchers! It includes the complete selection of classic spices featuring the Original, Chipotle, Hot, and Cajun blends; our newest Hollywood, Black, and Butter blends; our famous BBQ Sauce and the epic Rebel Red Sauce; a Bearded Butcher sticker, a Bison Brand tumbler, and your favorite grillers new favorite grilling shirt and hat. You'll even get to pick from our most popular t-shirt and hat designs, including the newest design featuring the Bearded Butchers.
Cutlery Kit from Victorinox and the Bearded Butchers
This is one of those gifts that is ideal for the grill master or barbecue enthusiast who has everything because you can never have too many good knives. This package gives you our all-time favorite boning knife from Victorinox and a honing steel matched to the knife. The kit also includes a leather scabbard that keeps the blade safe and prevents accidentally cutting yourself. This is THE knife for properly boning, skinning, trimming, and otherwise handling the meat. It feels good in the hand, takes a phenomenal edge, and doesn't rust or corrode.
Bearded Butchers Smokewear Cap for Big Green Egg
The Big Green Egg is one of the most popular charcoal komodo-style grills on the planet. Upgrading the factory cap gives you unprecedented control and versatility. The Bearded Butchers cap makes dialing in the ideal temperature simple, fast, and convenient. It makes a great gift for anyone you know who loves to grill or smoke on a BGE and hasn't upgraded the cap yet. Plus, the Bearded Butcher logo is right there looking slick and manly.
Bearded Butcher Instant Read Thermometer
Give the gift of perfect meat with our Bearded Butcher instant read thermometer. This is a simple to use device that provides highly accurate and instantaneous temperatures. The stainless steel probe folds against the unit to power off. When ready to use, just open the probe and you are ready to use it. It has a magnet on the back to make it convenient to stick to your bench, grill, or anywhere handy. It measures both Fahrenheit and Celsius. We even give you a lifetime warranty so that if it ever stops working, you can easily replace it.
Carnivore BBQ Gloves from the Bearded Butchers
Give the gift of safety with these heavy-duty grilling gloves from the Bearded Butchers. When we set out to develop our own gloves, there were three things we needed: heat-resistance, cut-resistance, and flexibility. We got that, then decided that adding our "Carnivore" logo would make these gloves even better. These are perfect heat resistant gloves for handling hot pans, meat, and sharp objects. We use them for shucking oysters and loading charcoal chimneys without fear of injury. They are also great around the fryer.
We aren't talking about that last little bit of evidence you need – but this might be the ultimate gift for the true smoke lover in your life. The smoking gun infuses the natural flavor of wood smoke in beverages, meat and cheese boards, and delicate condiments like sugar cubes. It also makes for a unique conversation piece that is guaranteed to get attention.
Still Out of Ideas? Try These –
Whether you've got a picky grill master or the pit boss who has it all, sometimes you just run out of ideas for getting that special someone a gift that shows you care. Here are some ideas that you might not think of right away, but make awesome gifts.
Knotty Wood Pellets
You can pick up a bag of pellets pretty much anywhere these days, but do you really know what is in those pellets? Knotty Wood is a family-run business in California that produces 100% natural wood pellets from locally-sourced almond and plum trees. They ensure that the wood being made into pellets comes only from actual trees, not furniture cut-offs or flooring scraps. Plus, when was the last time you smoked something on plum wood?
Jamaican Pimento Wood Chips
Here is another awesome gift idea because this is something you can't just pick up at the local store. Pimento wood is essential for jerk chicken and jerk pork. The unique wood from Jamaica gives the meat the distinct island flavor you simply can't recreate.
Binchotan Lump Charcoal
Binchotan is a Japanese-style lump charcoal made from a type of oak that is heated to an extreme temperature before quenching. The result is the purest form of lump on the planet. It can burn hours longer than regular lump and produces no sparks, soot, or ash. It purifies water, the air, and your skin, too. This is the ideal product for cooking in your Kamado grill for the ultimate in high-end Japanese style grilling.
The only thing better than getting gifts is giving them, and when it comes to your favorite grill master or smoke hound, you'll find a wide range of excellent products on this list. We've independently selected these products because they are the things we would like and like to give to people.
This list of gifts includes lots of great ideas, but don't forget that there are lots of little presents that make awesome gifts. Know someone who loves to drink a cold one while barbecuing? Find an awesome bottle opener that has a magnet to stick to the grill so it's always at hand. A set of funny corn holders not only make an amusing gift, they are also practical.
We hope this list of awesome gifts sparks some ideas for you. The best grilling gifts will make your favorite person happy and excited to get out and grill!
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