23 Grilling Gifts for Fanatic BBQ Lovers
Buying gifts is never easy and is sometimes downright painful, especially if your loved one is a BBQ lover who seems to have every grilling gadget and piece of equipment out there. Do not worry – we are here for your rescue.
Our team has researched the best grilling gifts out there, read hundreds of product reviews, talked to barbecue lovers, and come up with a fantastic list of 23 grilling gift ideas.
Hurray! Job done, time saved, everyone is happy. Let’s dig in and discover what BBQ lovers would really enjoy this season.
1. Personalized miniature steak branding iron
The barbecue enthusiast will absolutely love to literally leave his imprint on the steaks. What could be more fun than eating a personalized piece of juicy meat masterpiece by the chef himself?
You can get the branding iron separately or together with a beautiful pine wood box and a wood steak plate.
2. Personalized BBQ spatula
A literally awesome design and a memorable gift! This barbecue spatula can be personalized with a chosen message on the blade and the handle. Customer service is reportedly amazing.
3. Chicken roaster rack
A whole chicken can be succulently roasted in the oven or on the barbecue using this chicken roaster rack. For additional flavoring, the stainless steel canister can be filled in numerous ways depending on the cook’s imagination, using different liquids (such as beer, wine, cider) or a herb combination.
It includes 4 vegetable spikes and comes with 25 professional barbecue recipes. The extra deep drip tray never overflows and the whole thing cleans nicely in the dishwasher.
4. Looftlighter charcoal starter
Getting the flames going will no longer be such a hassle. This starter works on both ceramic grills and charcoal barbecues and, thankfully, due to the hot airstream technology, the food will have a clean taste, unlike when using fluid or artificial fire starters. It lights up briquettes and hardwood charcoal, wood and kindling on BBQs, grills, smokers, wood burning fireplaces and fire pits. The secure trigger prevents unpleasant accidents and the hanging hook/bottle opener stops the cook drying out when working over heat.
5. BBQ multi tool
A must have for every barbecue lover is a full set of tools. So how about giving them all in one with this barbecue multi tool? It was made for frequent use and the rubber pads provide a good grip with a non-slip feel while multitasking on burgers and steaks.
6. BBQ grill light
Evening barbecue parties are fun, especially when you don’t have to worry about burning the steaks or serving them up underdone. This magnetic barbecue grill light is a perfect gift for the perfect host. It can be put anywhere, is easy to move to wherever a bright light is needed, and is never in the way when the grill opens or closes.
Being heat- and weather resistant with a flexible gooseneck, it is very versatile and can be used as camping light, cycling light, reading light, and handyman’s work light.
7. Stainless steel grilling kit
Anything the professional grill master needs is included in this stainless steel grilling kit by Monbix. The 33 grill accessory tools include a meat injector, digital meat thermometer, 4-in-1 chef’s spatula, and many other utensils needed for barbecue parties, camping trips or even in the kitchen. The set comes in a sturdy metal container with which is extremely convenient.
8. Personalized grill set
This 4-piece set of grill tools available on Etsy can be laser engraved with any chosen message on the solid wood handle. And they come in a beautiful box which makes them great for any occasion gift!
For more personalized gifts for cooks and chefs please check out our list of 9 hand-picked personalized gift ideas for chefs and cooks.
9. Wooden grill tool set
You can choose from 12 different designs and 6 font options to personalize this 11-piece grill set available on Etsy. Made from solid bamboo and stainless steel, this BBQ set is the perfect choice for serious BBQers. The gift set includes a bonus silicon cooking glove, which is heat, slip, and water resistant.
10. Grill brusher and scraper
After any great barbecue party with friends or family comes the cleaning. Let’s make it more enjoyable with a 3D Scrubber that makes stubborn grease easy to remove. An all in one deep cleaning grill brush and scraper is a handy tool that makes it easy to wrap up a party and leaves the grill squeaky-clean and ready for the next time.
11. BBQ Dragon Cordless Grill Fan
Frisbee time is over and we let them return to their rightful owners. And the fire is roaring, because you’ve used the portable fan that speeds up charcoal ignition.
Clamp it easily on the edge of the grill, aim it where needed, and turn it on. Being cordless and with USB port battery charging, there are no limits to its portability.
12. BBQ Cooking Books
For beginners or more experienced cooks, a book on the subject is a great way to learn from the very best. They provide grilling techniques, seasoning and food preparation ideas that you can always turn to.
Moreover, cookbooks never switch to sleep mode as smartphones do when you have your hands greasy.
Here are some great BBQ cooking books that can be found on Amazon: Meathead, the Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling by Greg Blonder, The Barbecue! Bible: Over 500 Recipes by Steven Raichlen, Southern Living Ultimate Book of BBQ: The Complete Year-Round Guide to Grilling and Smoking by the editors of Southern Living, Cooking With Fire by Paula Marcoux, Seven Fires by Francis Mallmann, The Official John Wayne Way to Grill: Great Stories & Manly Meals Shared by Duke’s Family.
13. Cedar grilling planks
A gift that inspires new culinary adventures is always appreciated by a foodie. These cedar planks will elevate grilling by adding extra flavor and smoke for fish and other grilled meats. It comes in a canvas drawstring bag for easy storing and a free recipe card.
14. Portable grill
For a barbecue lover with a small patio or terrace, this would make the perfect housewarming gift or you could squeeze it under the Christmas tree. It comes in two sizes to match better a tight space with big cravings. It’s lightweight, easy to clean, and durable.
15. Barbecue apron
Go for a professional look and choose a premium quality apron made from durable canvas with leather pockets and accents. Versatile with 5 different size canvas pockets, 1 leather hanging loop, 2 brass D-rings and a leather belly pocket, this apron can hold any tool or accessory needed.
Or go for the beautiful and comfortable leather version with adjustable cross-back straps and tool pockets, by Aaron Leather (Canvas – Green).
Get an amusing message written on the apron. There are many variations to choose from: “The grill father”; “Hot stuff coming through”; “Grill master. The man. The myth. The legend.” and many more at very affordable prices.
16. BBQ themed socks
Take grilling everywhere you go with these super-fun BBQ themed socks. They are hilarious and your loved one will surely stand out from the crowd.
17. Jim Beam bourbon barrel cooking pellets
Barbecue pellets add an interesting twist to flavoring meats on the grill. Made from genuine Jim Beam bourbon barrels, the pellet grills make cooking more fun. Cheers!
18. BBQ serving caddy
Keep everything together in one place with this serving caddy. No misplaced utensils or missing sauces while grilling in the backyard. Spices or clean paper towels are just a hand’s reach away. It features telescoping legs to adjust the height, removable compartments, and adjustable hooks to hang your tools. It’s also suitable for camping or picnics as the carrying handle makes it easily portable.
19. Non-stick rib rack
This one is for the rib-fanatic. It saves space and gives more efficient grilling while cooking other foods. It holds 4 racks of ribs and ensures all-around air flow and even cooking. It also works in the oven and smoker. Check prices and availability on Amazon.
20. Gourmet gift set
Take grilling at a new level with this gourmet gift set. It’s a great grilling gift that covers all grilling essentials with bold new flavors perfect for meats, veggies, and everything in between. The innovative Dryglaze meat spices will get the grill started for sure.
21. BBQ spice set
This 8 pieces spice set available on Etsy has awesome options for special occasions (birthday, Christmas, blank gift tag). The handcrafted spices come beautifully wrapped in a rustic burlap sack. Reviewers say that the spices are a real hit.
22. Pack of BBQ sauces
There’s no barbecue without delicious sauces. Everybody will be glad to try the 6 new flavors and find their favorite. Check prices and availability on Amazon.
23. Charcoal grills
A brand new grill is definitely a great contender for the best grilling gift out there, although we agree that it’s a bit of a challenge to wrap it in paper and calls for a big bow.
We’ll keep it old school with charcoals because who doesn’t love the smoke flavor a charcoal grill provides.
23.1. Charcoal grills for small decks or patios
This is ideal for small decks or patios. Compact with a stay cool wood handle, side shelf, and other features, this is a great choice and awesome gift for beginners. Check prices and availability on Amazon.
23.2. Grill and Smoker Combo
With an insulation design that translates into more heat with less charcoal and less airflow, this one promises insulated heat for juicy meat. It comes with foldable metal side shelves for better storage, a cast iron cooking surface, a body of steel, and an interior finished in porcelain coated steel. It features a locking lid, easy dump ash pan, double wall insulation, and heat gauge. Check prices and availability on Amazon.
23.3. Premium Charcoal Grill
Porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates are ideal for searing and locking in the food’s natural juices. The built-in stainless thermometer for accurate temperature control and an easy-to-read gauge help you achieve perfectly cooked foods. Sounds good, right?
23.4. Portable Grill & Smoker
With 300 square inches of cooking surface, this charcoal grill can handle everything from brats to a Thanksgiving Turkey. As a portable smoker grill, it is great for tailgating parties, camping, or fishing & hunting cabins. Take a look!
23.5. Ceramic High-End Grill
The revolutionary multi-level, half-moon design allows you to cook different foods in different styles at different temperatures, all at the same time. It features a premium 18″ ceramic grill with cast iron cart and locking wheels, a Kontrol Tower Top Vent, patented air lift hinge, wire mesh fiberglass gasket, ash drawer, and includes accessories. Check prices and availability on Amazon.
Looking for more gift ideas? If your beloved one is a cook or chef, please check out our extensive list of gift ideas for cooks or chefs. We compiled this list by asking chefs and cooks about their favorite gifts ever received.