Gifts for Guys Who Grill
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Cool and Practical Gifts for Men Who Like to Grill

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Gifts for Guys Who Grill
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Cooking over fire is a primal experience. But it doesn't have to be primitive, thanks to the endless array of tools, gadgets, and accessories that make grilling fun and safe. If you're looking to spoil a charcoal- or propane-loving man in your life, one of these smokin' gifts is sure to impress.


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Water-Resistant Grill Cover
Amazon
Leather Butcher’s Apron
Etsy

Leather Butcher’s Apron

$121 from Etsy

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Almost nothing will burn you in this leather apron, even when hot ashes blow from your grill or you spill hot barbecue sauce on yourself. It comes in four natural colors, has a number of pockets, and a ring holder for a towel or spatula. 

BBQ Grill Light
Amazon

BBQ Grill Light

$17 from Amazon

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The sun doesn't have to dictate when you grill. This LED grill light can be clamped on to your grill, or stuck on with powerful magnets. The flexible 22-inch neck allows you to get the light just where you need it.

Beer Infused Rubs
Uncommon Goods

Beer Infused Rubs

$70 from Uncommon Goods

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If your griller also loves beer, this six-pack of beer-infused meat rubs is as delicious as it is clever. Rub flavors include cherry chipotle ale, hickory peach porter, honey mustard IPA, imperial coffee stout, jalapeno lime pilsner, and mesquite peppercorn lager.

 

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Grillaholics Heavy Duty Grill Basket
Amazon

Grillaholics Heavy Duty Grill Basket

$24 from Amazon

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Grilling small items like sliced vegetables for fajitas isn't possible without a grill basket. This one is made out of heavy-duty stainless steel and has tall sloped sides so you don't lose anything while you cook.

Thermapen One Thermometer
ThermoWorks

Thermapen One Thermometer

$105 from ThermoWorks

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An instant-read thermometer is invaluable to avoid overcooking an expensive steak or turning chicken into shoe leather. Thermapens are the best available, according to a slew of experts like Food Network, thanks to their accuracy, 1-second reading time, long battery life, and super-thin probe that doesn't let juices escape.

Cave Tools Beer Can Chicken Holder
Amazon

Cave Tools Beer Can Chicken Holder

$30 from Amazon

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This roasting tray is a huge upgrade from balancing a chicken impaled on a beer can. It has a solid pan bottom to catch the delicious drippings from the chicken, and the reusable can means you can put anything liquids or seasonings in.


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Personalized BBQ Family Art
Uncommon Goods

Personalized BBQ Family Art

$85 and up from Uncommon Goods

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Families who grill out together will adore this personalized art of their own backyard barbecue. You choose the way each person is styled, plus what's being served on the table. The family's name goes on top, and their pets can even be included, too. 

Jalapeno Roasting Rack
Amazon

Jalapeno Roasting Rack

$20 from Amazon

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Fans of jalapeno poppers or roasted hot peppers will love this rack designed specifically to hold the chiles upright as they roast. You can stuff the peppers with anything and it stays inside, and bacon-wrapping certainly doesn't hurt either. It's also great for chicken drumsticks.

Weber Smoker Box
Amazon
Yeti 12-Ounce Can Insulator
Ace Hardware

Yeti 12-Ounce Can Insulator

$25 from Ace Hardware

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It's important to stay hydrated when you're standing next to a hot grill all day — and let's face it, it's important to keep your beer cold too. This can koozie works way better than those foam coolers, according to owners, and it looks sharp, too. 

BBQ Grill Gloves
Amazon

BBQ Grill Gloves

$26 from Amazon

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Typical oven hot pads and gloves don't cut it for grilling. These grill gloves are heat-resistant to 932 degrees Fahrenheit and they have long sleeves to protect your forearms. The neoprene coating makes them waterproof and also non-slip for handling greasy items.

American Wagyu Beef Grilling Gift

American Wagyu Beef Grilling Gift

$182 from Snake River Farms

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American Wagyu beef is extremely tender and exceptionally marbled, just like its more expensive Japanese version. Treat your guy to Snake River Farms filet mignon, top sirloin, ground beef, and hot dogs in this all-in-one sampler grilling package that has something for everyone. 

Bristle-Free Grill Brush
Amazon

Bristle-Free Grill Brush

$20 from Amazon

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The metal bristles on standard grill brushes can get stuck in grill grates, possibly leading to getting stuck in your food. This brush is made from continuous coiled wire so you don't have to worry about that, and it's got an extra-large scraping edge.


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Make Your Own BBQ Sauce Kit
Uncommon Goods

Make Your Own BBQ Sauce Kit

$40 from Uncommon Goods

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If the man you're buying always uses bottled barbecue sauce, it may be time to upgrade to this make-your-own-sauce kit. It comes with a large selection of spices and seasonings, plus bottles, labels, a mini funnel, and recipe booklet. 

JBL Charge 5 Portable Outdoor Speaker
Best Buy

JBL Charge 5 Portable Outdoor Speaker

$180 from Best Buy

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Outdoor tunes can make or break a backyard barbecue, and they'll all sound great with this rugged JBL Charge 5 that was ranked one of the best outdoor speakers by PCMag. It's waterproof, uses Bluetooth to connect to your playing device, and has a big, bass-heavy sound.

KettlePizza Oven Kit
Amazon

KettlePizza Oven Kit

$140 from Amazon

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If your griller is also a pizza lover, it may be time to combine the two with a kit that turns a kettle-style grill like Weber into a pizza oven. This one fits onto standard 22.5-inch grills and can reach temperatures as high as 900 degrees Fahrenheit, perfect for pizza making.


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Lodge Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle
Amazon

Lodge Cast Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle

$30 from Amazon

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Guys who want to cook absolutely everything on their grill will love this reversible griddle. One side is ribbed, while the other side is smooth in order to turn your grill into a griddle for making things like pancakes, smash burgers, and hash browns.

Personalized Food-Branding Iron
Etsy

Personalized Food-Branding Iron

$49 from Etsy

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Get your guy's initials on a custom-made branding iron so he can mark his meat. Use it to brand steaks and chops, hamburger buns, and even wood cutting boards. This item includes two letters, but a three-letter option is also available. 

Oxo Good Grips 16-inch Locking Tongs
Amazon

Oxo Good Grips 16-Inch Locking Tongs

$17 from Amazon

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Tongs may be the most-used grilling tool. Extra long tongs, like these 16-inch ones from Oxo, help keep your wrists away from the heat as you flip items at the back of the grill. They can be locked closed for easier storage.

Weber Charcoal Kettle Rotisserie
Amazon

Weber Charcoal Kettle Rotisserie

$190 from Amazon

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Converting a kettle grill to a rotisserie to roast whole chickens and other meats is simple with this kit. It comes with a ring that elevates the food above the grate, an electric motor and spit, and two spit forks that hold the food in place.


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Grill Press
Williams-Sonoma Inc.

Grill Press

$35 from Williams Sonoma

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Some things benefit from a good pressing on the grill, like spatchcocked chicken or panini sandwiches. This hefty cast-iron grill press has a chunky, easy-to-grip handle and a 3-pound press. 

Kabob Skewers
Amazon

Kabob Skewers

$13 and up from Amazon

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It's time to leave those cheap bamboo skewers behind. These stainless-steel skewers are flat, not round, so that the food you put on them doesn't slide when you turn them. Long handles stay cool and a pouch keeps them from cluttering a drawer. Available in lengths ranging fro 12 to 17 inches.

Messermeister Steak Knife Set
Amazon
Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt
Amazon

Alderwood Smoked Sea Salt

$6.50 from Amazon

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As much as grillheads would like to, there's just some times when grilling out isn't feasible. For those times, there's this alderwood-smoked sea salt to add that open flame flavor to anything you cook. 


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Cast Iron Garlic Roaster
Uncommon Goods

Cast Iron Garlic Roaster

$25 from Uncommon Goods

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Roasted garlic is creamy and sweet, and it's easy to make with this cast-iron garlic roaster. Just pop a whole bulb of garlic in this roaster and forget about it in the back of the grill while you make other things. It comes with a silicone tool for squeezing the cloves out without burning your fingers.

Cuisinart CSBP-100 3-in-1 Stuffed Burger Press, Black
Amazon

Cuisinart 3-in-1 Stuffed Burger Press

$10 from Amazon

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If the man you're buying for is into burgers, this press for making stuffed burgers would be a great small gift. It makes stuffing with cheese, bacon, or any other ingredients easy, and can make patties in three sizes.

Project Fire
Amazon

Project Fire

$17 from Amazon

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Steven Raichlen has been writing grilling cookbooks and hosting cooking shows for decades. “Project Fire” contains 100 recipes that will keep grilling aficionados from getting bored, plus tips and tricks for barbecuing success.

BBQ Designer Fire Extinguisher
AHALife

BBQ Designer Fire Extinguisher

$100 from AHALife

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You don't have to be a scout to live by the motto "safety first." This decorated fire extinguisher will do double duty as a safety implement and conversation piece at your griller's next backyard barbecue. 

Oxo Good Grips Basting Brush
Amazon

Oxo Good Grips Basting Brush

$14 from Amazon

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This long-handled basting brush keeps your hands cool while you're mopping sauce on your chicken. Holes in the wide silicone center bristles hold extra liquid, and it's dishwasher-safe.


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