It may be cold and dreary out there this time of year but that doesn’t mean warmer days won’t eventually be in the forecast within the coming months. And with warmer weather and longer days come backyard BBQs with family and friends. These are prime conditions for the Grill Master in the family – always at the ready to showcase their skills be it cooking the perfect steak or multitasking meats and veggies for the entire crew.
So, with this in mind, we decided to put our heads together and come up with a list of potential gift items to facilitate the masterful flame-filled workings of these backyard chefs. Because whether you’re cooking burgers or filets, the right gear is imperative to ensure a flavorful masterpiece each and every time. Don’t believe us? Just ask the griller in your family. They’ll concur.
GREEN MOUNTAIN DANIEL BOONE PELLET GRILL
Their best-selling model, the Daniel Boone sets the industry standard for pellet grills. Best of all, you can control the whole operation with your smartphone. Additional features include a meat probe, a peaked lid for stand-up chicken or rib racks, convenience tray for utensils, and a thermal sensor to monitor the process. Operation is simple as well. Here, a motor turns the auger which in turn feeds the pellets into the firebox while a combustion fan keeps then burning strong – imparting that classic wood-smoked flavor onto your food just the way Mother Nature Intended.
HQY HEAVY DUTY BBQ BASTING BRUSH
Ask any grill master about their process and they’ll surely mention how important the basting process can be in prepping meat for the grill. Fortunately, HQY makes this 12” stainless steel option complete with silicon bristles making it easy to clean as well.
STAINLESS STEEL KABOB SKEWERS
Who doesn’t like kabobs? Certainly not the grill master in the family. So, do yourself a favor this holiday season and get them hooked with these stainless steel kabob skewers along with a complimentary grill grate to keep them raised over the flame.
OXO 16-INCH GRILLING TURNER
Not just a grill spatula, this 16” grilling essential boasts a durable, rust-resistant construction along with a serrated cutting edge on one side.
LODGE PRE-SEASONED SKILLET
Purposed as a 10.25-inch Skillet that can saute, sear, fry, bake or even stir-fry, this pre-seasoned cooking essential not only retains the proper amount of heat to evenly cook the meal at hand but looks mighty fine on the grill next to a couple slabs of steak.
STUFFED HAMBURGER PRESS
Customize your burgers the way you want to with this handy burger press. Whether it’s cheese, veggies, or even bacon, they’re sure to be a hit at the next BBQ.
BBQ BRANDING IRON
Mark those burgers and steaks accordingly with a little help from the NorPro Branding Iron. Each piece includes a handful of letters and spacing leaving the door wide open to all sorts of branding. It also features an aluminum arm and hardwood handle for good measure.
OUTSET LEATHER GRILL GLOVES
When manning the grill, a key suggestion is to always wear gloves. Obvious we know. So it only seems appropriate to scoop up a pair of leather grill gloves that are sure to mitigate any burns that may occur without looking cheesy in the process.
CORKCICLE CHILLSNER BEER CHILLER
Warm beer by the grill? Don’t let this become an unfortunate reality for your grill master. Corkcicle’s Chillsner Beer Chiller is a way to keep beer cold thanks to a frozen tube inserted directly into a choice bottle.
WILDWOOD GRILLING PLANKS SAMPLER PACK
If your grill master has never tried cooking their meat on a wood plank these are certainly worth a try. This sampler pack allows them to experiment with new flavors – seeing what the fuss is all about from a first-hand experience. Trust us, it’ll be worth it.
MEAT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
Written by a third-generation butcher and owner of a premier American meatpacking business, Pat LaFrieda offers an examined look at everything meat-related along with 75 recipes for anything from steak to veal to poultry.
SORT OF COAL CHARCOAL SHAMPOO
After an afternoon by the grill, give the healing power of charcoal to the grill master in your life. Here, this shampoo is made with Charcoal Powder that works to absorb all dirt and excess oil from the hair leaving it feeling as clean as can be.
LAVATOOLS JAVELIN MEAT THERMOMETER
When cooking to temperature, a meat thermometer is imperative. Here, this reliable option boasts instant-read 2-3 second readings, an integrated magnet, and an IP65 splash resistant construction.
STAINLESS STEEL OUTDOOR ROASTER
Whether it’s potatoes, asparagus, or green beans, roasting veggies over the grill is a must for any outdoor BBQ. This option from Williams Sonoma is good to go thanks to a durable brushed stainless steel construction, large perforations for added smoky flavors, and heat safe properties up to 700°F.
SPITJACK MAGNUM MEAT INJECTOR GUN
Wanna marinate that meat the right way? The SpitJack literately acts as a syringe for steaks and burgers, giving them full flavor from the inside out.
JBL FLIP 4
Every BBQ needs some tunes as well. Now, with the newest JBL iteration on the block, connect up to 2 smartphones or tablets while a built-in 3000mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery supports 12 hours of playtime. It’s all waterproof and boasts an impressive stereo sound to boot.
UNION WOOD CO. SHOP APRON
Whether chopping up cuts at the prep table or manning the grill, a work apron can really come in handy. This stylish yet highly function option is cut from recycled US Military pup tent canvas and hosts practical features such as pockets and removable leather straps along with vintage brass hardware.
SHUN PREMIER CHEF’S KNIFE
Get cutting properly with some assistance from this all-purpose knife featuring layered Damascus steel in conjunction with a striking hand-hammered finish (known as Tsuchime in Japanese).
YETI ROADIE COOLER
Here’s a no-brainer. Cold beers? BBQ? The two obviously go hand-in-hand. And if keeping those beers cold for an extended period of time is desired then the Yeti Roadie Cooler is a must-have. This little guy can fit up to 14 cans of brew in its handy construction as well as keep your ice solid thanks to up to 3 inches of PermaFrost Insulation.
END GRAIN WALNUT BUTCHER BLOCK
A sturdy cutting board can make all the difference. That’s why we suggest this handsome walnut cutting board sourced right here in the USA. It’s durable, sturdy and downright gorgeous.