Maybe you have noticed that your dad is always struggling with getting the charcoal started? Or that your husband is still using those same worn-out tongs that are about to fall apart?
So why not surprise them with something that will make the next barbecue session more fun and hassle-free!
Nothing makes an aspiring pit boss happier than the means to perfect their craft — they need the right tools for the right jobs. So, let’s put a smile on their face with gift-worthy gear that’s guaranteed to please.
Best Gifts for BBQ Smokers and Grillers
Earn a spot at the dinner table with one of these gifts for your BBQ enthusiast. No ordinary accessories, these premium spices, spatulas, and smoking kits are what the outdoor chef needs to grill, smoke, or sauté their way to success.
And one thing is sure — as a barbecue nut, I would be happy to receive any of the gifts included in this guide!
1. ChefsTemp Finaltouch X10 Instant-Read Meat Thermometer
- 1-second reading time and ±0.7F accuracy
- Large display with intelligent backlight
- Motion-activated and automatic sleep mode
- 3000-hour battery life (about 3-5 years)
- Waterproof design
ChefTemp’s X10 competition-grade thermometer offers the ultimate convenience for the tech-savvy griller. Winner of Red Dot’s 2020 Product Design Award, it’s the most technologically advanced tool of its kind.
Pick it up and it turns on automatically. Accurate to a fault, the 1-second read time makes it the fastest instant-read thermometer in the world.
Perfect also for the left-handed griller, the probe rotates 270 degrees, and the vivid, auto-rotating display reads right-side-up at any angle. Cook day or night, the intelligent backlight senses low-light conditions and instantly brightens the display.
Waterproof with a 3–5-year battery life and a magnetic backing that sticks to any metal surface, the NSF-certified Finaltouch X10 is a must-have for the food safety stickler.
2. BBQGuys x Spiceology Rub Variety Pack
- Includes 7 flavorful spice rubs
- Made with high-quality ingredients
- No anti-caking agents or other chemicals
Meals never get dull with this variety pack of rubs from BBQGuys. With the help of the seasoning experts at Spiceology, these co-branded blends represent the best in regional flavors and favorites for chicken, beef, and pork.
The original collection includes seven full-sized containers of rubs with dual flip-top lids — this is no meager sample kit.
A flavorful gift for the creative griller who has everything, it features the tastes of Memphis, Carolina, and Kansas City BBQ plus distinctive blends, including their limited-edition Pineapple Ancho rub.
3. Dalstrong Titanium Meat Carving Knife Set
- Durable, high-quality carbon steel blade
- Stylish and ergonomic design
- Minimal slicing resistance and non-stick properties
- Lifetime warranty against defects
- Comes in an elegant gift package
Trusted by grill aficionados worldwide, Dalstrong’s titanium knife set will impress the most discerning outdoor chef. The craftsmanship is sublime.
Made of the finest high carbon steel, it strikes the perfect balance between performance and durability. Precision-honed, the razor-sharp knife blade is finely tapered to reduce cutting friction — it slices through meat like butter. The Shadow Black titanium nitride coating resists corrosion and improves its non-stick qualities.
The handles on both the fork and knife are ergonomically refined for optimal grip, comfort, and maneuverability. Hand-polished and non-porous, they resist the moisture that ruins ordinary utensils.
Thoughtfully packaged to make the most of the gifting experience, it’s a premium gift for a special someone.
4. Looftlighter Charcoal Electric Lighter & Firestarter
- Fast and convenient to use
- No need for lighter fluid that can give a chemical taste to your food
- Can be used with grills, smokers, fireplaces, wood stoves, campfires, and more
- Extra long power cord
What lights wood or charcoal in under 60 seconds without matches or lighter fluid?
It’s the ingenious Looftlighter! A safer and more convenient way to fire up a charcoal grill or smoker, it’s five times faster than conventional lighting methods and leaves no unpleasant chemical aftertastes on food.
Just plug it into a wall socket and create a spark with a plume of super-heated air. Focus heat on the same spot, and you’ll have a roaring flame in minutes. The Looftlighter is an invaluable grill-side helper for the time-crunched chef.
5. Personalized Walnut Cutting Board
- Choose your own design and text
- Thick and durable hardwood cutting board
- Made in the USA
- Bamboo and maple options also available
Give the gift of style with this personalized walnut cutting board. Made in the USA and thoughtfully engraved in the font of your choice, it’s both practical and decorative.
Each solid wood board is treated with food-grade mineral oil to seal the surface and bring out its natural beauty. Thick, it resists bending warping, and chipping. Ideal for serving meats, the juice channel keeps drips contained.
Available in three sizes, it’s a particularly memorable choice for housewarmings, weddings, and anniversaries.
6. The Dickey Smoker Kit
- Includes you need to add some smoky flavors to foods
- Made with durable marine-grade 316 stainless steel
- Comes with a torch for easy lighting
Dickey’s famous smoker kit turns any charcoal or gas grill into a smoker in seconds.
The kit comes complete with a premium stainless steel smoking tube, a handy Dickey Torch, fire starters, and a 2-lb bag of hickory-smoked hardwood pellets.
Fill the tube, light it and set it on the grates for 2.5 hours of quality cold smoking time. It’s all the flavor without the wait for the aspiring pit boss on a budget.
7. Broil King Imperial BBQ Tool Set
- Made with durable stainless steel
- Comfortable and sturdy high-density resin handles
- Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning
Broil King’s Imperial BBQ tool set is fit for royalty. Durable enough for the most demanding tasks, it features a turner, tongs, basting brush, and grill brush.
The large, high-density resin handles balance the heavy-duty steel construction – these top-quality tools look good and feel secure in your hand. Dishwasher-safe, they’re everything the first-time griller needs to prepare a delicious variety of foods with confidence.
8. Jealous Devil Premium Lump Charcoal
- 35 lbs of premium quality lump charcoal
- Burns very hot for up to 12 hours
- Less ashes, sparks, and pops
- Sourced from responsibly managed forests
Jealous Devil’s premium lump charcoal is the key to successful high-heat grilling and is perfect for slow smoking as well.
Made from sustainably sourced South America’s quebracho blanco, one of the densest hardwoods on Earth, it burns hotter, cleaner, and longer than big box store briquettes.
Able to reach and sustain temperatures of over 1000 °F for up to three hours in an open grill and 12 hours in a smoker without continual attention, it’s ideal for pizza ovens, long afternoon barbecues, and competition grilling.
9. BBQ Dragon Meat Claws
- Pull, shred, grab and flip meat easily
- Heat-resistant and durable
- Ergonomic handles
Have you ever tried tearing pulled pork with two forks? Yeah, it’s very tiring and not a lot of fun.
That’s why BBQ Dragon’s premium meat claws are a welcomed gift to any meat-lover’s kitchen. More than a novelty, they make grilling and shredding meat safe, fun, and simple.
Grab the heaviest cuts of meat hot off the grill without struggling with spatulas and tongs. Heat-resistant and ergonomic, the heavy-duty tines offer a secure grip.
These super-sharp claws shred beef, pork, and chicken to the perfect consistency for mile-high sandwiches in seconds. Dishwasher-safe, and with excellent value for money you might wanna get at least two pairs.
10. Weber Premium Grill Gloves
- Thick, heavy-duty gloves for excellent heat protection
- Safety and secure grip without compromising dexterity
- Heat resistant up to 482 degrees Fahrenheit
- Machine washable
Forget the bulky potholders and stiff silicone mitts — Weber’s grill gloves offer complete heat protection without compromising manual dexterity.
Applied like knit gloves, they feature a snug fit and silicone tread on the palms for a secure grip on pans and utensils — reach for sauces and plates comfortably without taking them off. Extending high above the wrist, they shield the lower forearm from sparks and flare-ups. Enjoy burgers and not burns!
Ideal for the versatile griller and smoker who does more than flip steaks, Weber’s machine washable gloves bridge the gap between safety and convenience.
Final Thoughts on BBQ and Grilling Gift Ideas
Grilling and smoking are more fun when you got the right gear. Sometimes it’s the small things like a proper meat thermometer or charcoal lighter that make cooking barbecue that much more fun.
So now you have plenty of options to surprise your barbecue-loving spouse, friend, or relative. Just pick the one that best suits the occasion!