Last year my wife stuffed my stocking with a BBQ gift that would change my life. It wasn’t a big box… it fit in my stocking… and it has really helped every piece of meat I’ve since put on a grill. It was a Thermapen Meat thermometer and it’s one of those cooking tools that works so well (other instant read thermometers always seem so unpredictable) I enjoy using it and have grown confident with the readings. Really, what’s more important than NOT getting your guests sick!
It was a great gift. She did her homework. My wife researched that “Cooks Illustrated” had recommended it as a good buy a few years back. She found a good price too. It was such a great idea for a gift I compiled a sort of “best of” list of the coolest BBQ presents out there for Grilling Gift Giving.
Best Of Breed:
You just can’t beat the Thermapen Instant Read Thermometer from Thermoworks. Other thermometers may be OK.. but this one is super fast, accurate, easy, and Amazon has it at a great price. Fits great in a big stocking.
Let Them Eat Steak:
Second on the list is one that can work for long distance gifting. In fact, they specialize in shipping premium food for the Holidays. I’ve been seeing an
Omaha Steaks deal for their Omaha Steaks Signature Sampler that looks like a steal. Steaks, burgers and stuffed baked potatoes. Any griller would want it, it made my mouth water thinking about it, and under $45 bucks. Looks like a delicious steal to us.
If you want something inexpensive but kinda flashy for the pitmaster on your list an easy choice is a Grill Tools kit. These range from simple to super deluxe but they always are appreciated because you could always use another set to keep grill side! Some favorites for price are in our BBQ Shop like the “Mr BBQ” 5 piece stainless steel starting at under $25. You can go higher end too with the Cuisinart 6-Piece Master Grill Tool Set.
Tie One On:
Lastly if you have a sense of humor you can’t go wrong with a funny apron. Soon to be the ugly sweater of Christmas gift giving, it’s fun and always gets a laugh as he opens the gift. Go with funny (your opinion wasn’t in my recipe!)… or Mario Batali’s professional grade… or theme the apron with sports (Red Sox fan?). You can pick them up for less than $17.
Great gifts that can be put to quick use during time off with family and friends. And we don’t get any real endorsement fees for bragging about this stuff however – full disclosure – if you do buy through our links and Amazon we receive a small commission (as with all the great stuff in our BBQ Shop).