51 Grilling and BBQ Gift Ideas for 2024

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What do you get for the grill or pitmaster who seems to have it all?

The Smoked BBQ Source editors have picked their favorite accessories, gadgets, and gear that would make great presents for any guy (or gal) who loves grilling and barbecuing.

Looking for a stocking stuffer? Check out our 30 best grilling gifts under $50.

Barbecue and Grilling Tools

The tools of the trade. Accessories and gadgets for smoking and grilling.

Pit Master Essentials Slicing & Trimming Knife Bundle

Anyone who barbecues will appreciate a high-end slicing and trimming knife. These are the only two knives you need for prepping and serving.

The knife edge itself is straight, so it will not tear what you are slicing. When slicing meat, this means you get uniform, neat cuts.

Both knives come ships in its own secure magnetic storage box.

Thermoworks Smoke

This is a thermometer aimed at competition-level barbecue teams. But it’s still perfect for home use and anyone who takes barbecue seriously.

The casing is hard-wearing and splash-proof, which is no gimmick when slopping sauces, marinades, and spritzes around.

Two probes allow you to monitor the meat and the pit temperature simultaneously.

The build quality is outstanding, the probes are super accurate, and you can count on wireless visibility up to 300 feet within line of sight. Check out our in-depth review here.

Red Dragon Heavy Duty Propane Vapor Torch Kit

This is the perfect gift for the pyromaniac in your life.

While this is primarily marketed to those who want to torch weeds, we are most interested in its ability to do two jobs. Light charcoal super fast and remove grease and oil from metal – because who truly enjoys scrubbing the barbecue?

Made in the USA, this torch is powerful and hard wearing, made of solid steel. It comes with everything you need to get started minus the propane tank itself.

Perfect for anyone who isn’t satisfied waiting 15-20 minutes to light up their charcoal smoker.

Meater Plus Wireless Meat Thermometer

Most “wireless” meat thermometers still need a wired temperature prob to be plugged into a transmitter that sits near you grill or smoker.

The Meater Plus does away with wires, instead using sensors to measure both internal and ambient temperature and transmit that data to the app on your phone.

We’ve used the Meater to reverse sear steaks, and on rotisserie where you really don’t want to get wires involved!

The Sasquash – 6″ Heavy Duty Smash Burger Press

If you want to make the best smash burgers, you’ll need a proper burger press. This ” press is extra heavy for getting the thinnest, tastiest burgers.

Pink Butcher Paper Craft Roll

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FDA-approved paper that can be used to wrap, store and cook food. Not to mention line trays, tables, and storage containers.

Free of wax, plastic coating, or bleach, this paper is completely safe for food preparation, storing, and cooking with no chance of nasty chemicals or flavors seeping into your food.

And for those interested, wrapping your brisket in this breathable heat and moisture-resistant paper will result in the perfect bark every time.

Perfect for anyone who fits the breaded hipster “Aaron Franklin is God” bbq stereotypeOur pink butcher paper comes in a handy tube for storage.

Barbecue Grill Light

Neon glass fiber barbecue light with 10 ultra bright LED lights, allowing you to grill at night and properly see what you are doing.

Most barbecue torches are flimsy and dull. This torch is not only super bright, but can also withstand sub-zero temperatures, and heat up to 356°F.

The screw clamp is adjustable and will fit any barbecue. The light swivels and rotates so you can point it wherever you need it.

Ideal for anyone who has a flaky light (or no light) on their barbecue, or doesn’t have a patio decked out with lights. Also great for camping.

ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE

No pitmaster should be without an instant-read thermometer, and no serious pitmaster should be without the ONE from ThermoWorks.

With crazy fast 1-second read times, a large backlit screen, and rugged construction, this is the thermometer of choice for competition teams and backyard enthusiasts.

Dalstrong Steak Knives

Dalstrong steak knife set gladiator series

In our efforts to test the best steak knives, we liked the Dalstrong Gladiator series the best for gifting because of the beautiful packaging.

Each knife has its own sheath. The blades are German steel and incredibly sharp. The handle fits nicely in your hand and gives you excellent control.

BearMoo Kabob Skewers

17 inch kabob skewers with ergonomically designed handles for easy use. They are also flat, meaning they won’t roll or spin.

Let’s be honest, a skewer is a skewer, but there are some little differences that make these a lot easier to use.

They are designed so that the handle hangs out of the grill, meaning you can turn them without needing to fully open the lid and lose heat.

The flat design saves a lot of frustration when it comes to keeping the kabobs sitting in place, they come in a handy pouch, and they are priced very reasonably.

Slow ‘N Sear Plus – Version 2.0

Turns kettle grills into smokers. The water reservoir also allows for 2 zone cooking.

The patented tray design means the coals burn up to 50% more efficiently, and hold steady temperatures. With the addition of the slow ‘n sear, a basic kettle grill can smoke for up to 8 hours on one load of charcoal.

An additional advantage is that clean up of unused coals is easy as they all sit in the one spot. Ash production is reduced which is another plus when it comes to clean up.

Ideal for anyone with an old kettle grill who would like to try smoking. Also great for those with a limited budget or little space who would like a versatile barbecue.

FireBoard 2 Drive

If you have a charcoal smoker the FireBoard 2 allows you to monitor up to 6 different temperatures at once on your phone, while also controlling the temp of your smoker via the 12v fan.

As the successor to the super popular original, FireBoard 2 brings a range of enhancements. The fan tech is integrated so you don’t have to buy a separate fan cable

This is a great option for anyone that likes to cook on charcoal but wants to be able to leave the smoker unattended without worrying about crazy temperature fluctuations.

Meat Spritzer

Every pitmaster worth their salt understand the importance of spritzing barbecue.

Our 68 OZ spray bottle holds enough liquid to keep your spritzing all day. The pressurized sprayer can be adjusted to a fine mist to make sure you aren’t washing away all your hard-earned bark.

Meat and Grilling Experiences

Chances are, anyone who takes barbecue seriously will already have all the gear they need. Don’t get people who grill grilling accessories. Get them stuff to grill!

Grill Masters Club Subscription

Our favorite subscription box for meat lovers. Grill Masters Club offers both subscription and one-off boxes containing a collection of BBQ sauces, rubs, binders, condiments and accessories.

It’s a great way to encounter new and exciting BBQ flavors and accessories on a regular basis. The one-time boxes also make great gifts without an ongoing commitment.

They also have a shop where you can buy sauces, fuel, rubs, and more, and best of all Smoked BBQ Source readers get 15% off Sitewide with code “SMOKEDBBQ15“.

Bacon Lovers Gift Box from North Country Smokehouse

North Country Smokehouse is our go-to for mail-order bacon. They smoke all their bacon low and slow and don’t use any nitrites or nitrates.

The Bacon Lovers Gift Box is a 15-pound selection of the best of North Country SmokeHouse. Enough to keep the biggest bacon lover in your life happy for a long time.

Holy Grail Grail Steak Co.Meat Gift Packs from Holy Grail Steak Co

Our favorite purveyor of high-end authentic Japanese Wagyu, Kobe and American Wagyu, Holy Grail Steak Co, have a selection of different packs that make the ultimate gift for any meat lover.

You can’t go wrong with the American Wagyu Steak Flight but if you really want to splash out the is a once in a lifetime experience.

Snake River Farms Brisket

If a well-cooked brisket is the gold standard of barbecue, then it makes sense to use a world-class cut of meat when you are cooking one. 

The Snake River Farms Brisket is taken from a mix of Black Angus and American raised Wagyu, giving it a rich beefy taste and intense marbling that gives it unbeatable tenderness.

Each Wagyu brisket is hand-cut by a master butcher and wet-aged to enhance the flavor. Truly an exceptional piece of beef. Use our code SMOKED15 to get 15% off orders over $99.

Crowd Cow Gift Packs

Crowd Cow offer a range of meat gift packs. There’s plenty of different steak packs obviously, but you can also find some tasty seafood, chicken and pork.

I especially like the look of ‘The Perfect Steak-cation‘ which includes 2x New York Strips, 2x Bone-in Ribeyes and 2x Filet Mignon.

There’s plenty more to choose from though so be sure to checkout the full range.

A Subscription to New Barbecue Streaming Service Embers TV

Dive into a world of open-fire cooking, outdoor grilling, and barbecue mastery. New BBQ streaming service Embers TV offers original series, documentaries, masterclasses, travel shows, and more.

Get 30% off your first year of Embers TV with code with code SMOKEDBBQSOURCE

Franklin Barbecue Physical Gift Cards

While it won’t let anyone skip the line at Aaron Franklin’s famous Texas barbecue joint, one of these cards will at least enable the bearer to sample the incredible food inside. 

Small enough to slip easily into a card, giving a Franklin Barbecue Physical Gift Card means you are opening up a whole new world of meaty goodness for one lucky person. The cards are good for use on food and merchandise both in the restaurant and on the Franklin Barbecue web store.

Smokers, Grills & Griddles

Traeger Pellet Grill

The all new Traeger Timberline XL

If you know someone that’s desperate to start smoking meat, a new Traeger will earn you serious Brownie points.

The Pro Series is a great starting point for anyone. Traeger’s best selling grill, and one I’ve personally been using heavily for the last three years. The smaller 575-inch model is great for smaller families, while the 780 will give you plenty of space to feed a crowd.

If your gift budget can stretch, then the Traeger Ironwood adds larger sizes, super smoke mode for maximum smoke flavor, and a pellet sensor so you never run out of pellets mid-cook.

Finally, the Timberline gives you the best Traeger has to offer, including insulated dual-wall construction and a side induction cooktop for searing and prepping sides and sauces.

Grilla Grills Alpha Connect Wood Pellet Smoker

Grilla Grills Alpha Connect Pellet Grill Review

No grill gets more comments on our social media videos than the OG Alpha Connect from Grilla Grills.

It’s not just the striking design that helps this pellet grill stand out either. You get heavy-duty construction you don’t normally see at this price point, and that gives you nice and consistent temperatures all day long.

You also get really great smoke output, so there’s none of that ‘barely smoked’ flavor you sometimes get with other pellet grills.

Ninja Woodfire Outdoor Grill

ninja outdoor grill review

Ninja are better known for their range of airfryers and other indoor appliances but in 2023 they have got into outdoor cooking in a big way.

The Woodfire is an outdoor grill, smoker and air fryer combo that runs on electricity and burns pellets for wood smoke flavor.

The Air Fryer is a great addition, and allows you to make some really interesting recipes like crispy smoked chicken wings.

This is a great gift for anyone that lives in an apartment or anywhere that doesn’t allow grilling with propane.

Pit Boss Gas Griddle

We love our gas griddles here. There’s a huge range of different types of food you can cook from delicious breakfasts to Teppanyaki style.

You can’t go wrong with the standard four burner gas griddle from Pit Boss, or if you want something a little more compact and portable the Sportsman tabletop griddle is a good option.

Masterbuilt Gravity Series

Masterbuilt 560 Gravity Series Charcoal Smoker on Deck

We’re huge fans of this new charcoal smoker design. Similar to a pellet grill, these grills burn charcoal and wood chunks, so you get more authentic flavor.

The large hopper stores enough charcoal to keep you smoking all day, while the automatic fan keeps your temperature nice and stable.

Rubs & Sauces

Smoke Kitchen Complete Rub & Sauce Kit

We’ve packaged all our Smoke Kitchen rubs and sauces into one convenient bundle so you can get every flavor and save some money.

Includes our Pickmaster’s Pick All-Purpose Rub, Beef Rub, Honey Garlic, and Sweet BBQ and Mustard BBQ Sauces. Everything you need to smoke and grill a huge variety of food.

We also have a complete rub kit you can check out.

Say “I Moo” Married to BBQ – SPG Rub

Breanna Stark of marriedtobbq fame (and also resident Smoked BBQ Source recipe creator extraordinaire) created this SPG rub in collaboration with PS Seasoning.

Goes great on brisket, beef and even chicken and vegetables.

Blazing Star BBQ Barbecue Bundle

I got the chance to meet Mike, the owner of Blazing Star BBQ at a meet up in Texas this year and was blown away by his bbq seasonings.

These are highly versatile rubs that will cover all your bases.

Kitchen & Meat Processing

We like to cook outside but sometimes you need to venture into the kitchen.

Meat Grinder from Meat! Your Maker

Make delicious meat products at home such as sausages and burgers with this .5HP meat grinder.

This is the smallest and most affordable grinder from Meat! Your Maker, but still high quality and capable of grinding a lot of meat quickly and quietly.

Messermeister Oliva Elite Stealth Chef’s Knife

A versatile, German made, high quality chef’s knife.

Of course, you can buy cheaper knives that will do the job just fine, but this knife is so beautiful and stays sharp so well that you’ll actually want to go out of your way to use it.

Seriously, when I bought this knife I kept asking my wife if she needed anything chopped for dinner. It’s that much fun to use.

This knife comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturing faults. No wonder, as these knives are handcrafted.

John Boos Maple Butcher Block

A wooden cutting board that can be flipped.

Use the flat side for regular chopping, and the other side for juicier foods – there is a moat to catch the juice and a removable pan which sits inside the board to save the juice running all over the bench.

The moat saves a whole lot of mess, especially when your working space is limited.

The board is wood, meaning it won’t blunt your knives as quickly as other surfaces. Wood also doesn’t breed bacteria like plastic can.

Cleanup and care is easy, simply hand wash and oil occasionally to keep it in top condition. The recipient can hope to have this cutting board for years if not decades to come.

Meat! Your Maker Pro Vacuum Sealer

meat! your maker vacuum sealer sealing ground beef

Living that BBQ life means there are always leftovers. Good food isn’t something you should let go to waste, and giving the gift of vacuum sealing this Christmas means you’ll never have to throw freezer burnt or spoiled food away again. 

The Meat! Your Maker Pro External Vacuum Sealer is our top pick for best vacuum sealer and makes sealing easy.

Breville Joule Sous Vide

Speaking of sous vide, this handy little gadget turns any pot in your kitchen into exactly that. It’s got 1100 watts of power to get the water up to temp as fast as possible and keeps that water at a temperature that is accurate to 0.2°F.

To make sous vide cooking as easy as possible, the Joule is Bluetooth and WiFi ready and is even compatible with Amazon Alexa. 

So, whether you are cooking a frozen steak right out of the vacuum bag or reheating last night’s ribs, the Joule will let you do it from the comfort of your favorite chair.

Powerful STX Turboforce Classic 3000 Series Electric Meat Grinder

The STX Turboforce is a lean, mean, meat-grinding machine. Its 3000 Watts of motor power and 304 Grade Stainless Steel Cutting Blades means it makes short work of just about anything you need minced.

It also comes with a full meat grinding kit, including a kibbe making attachment, two free meat shredding claws, and a burger maker. The build quality of this beast is backed up by a full 3-year warranty.

Apparel

Hedley & Bennett Crossback Denver Apron

Hedley & Bennett Crossback Denver Apron

A seriously durable apron which is water resistant, plenty of pockets and adjustable cross back straps to suit every frame.

If you are buying for someone who does some serious barbecuing, an apron that actually protects your clothes, withstands the elements, and is designed with pockets where you need them is invaluable.

This apron has a professional design, and is sturdy enough that it could be used in many different settings such as woodworking, brewing or metalworking.

Texas BBQ Polo

Wear your love for Texas barbecue on your sleeve (well, your whole torso). This polo features brisket, sausage, ribs, and fixin’s. The polyester spandex blend ensures you’ll still be comfortable even after indulging in your third helping…

Meat Sweats Polo Shirt

Another way to rock your love for barbecue 24/7. Extra soft and breathable.

Barbecue and Grilling Books

Books that no self-respecting bbq or grilling fanatic would be disappointed to unwrap.

Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ

This best selling book by James Beard Award winning chef Rodney Scott is a must read for anyone with an interest in barbecue.

Rodney is known for his style of whole hog barbecue, but this cook book covers a lot more including turkey, ribs, chicken wings and much more.

Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling

A critically acclaimed book written by Meathead Goldwyn, the founder of AmazingRibs.com (which happens to be the most popular barbecue website out there).

Learn about the science behind barbecue, the methods, and equipment needed to create a great barbecue, and try out the 100 tested recipes included in the book.

Understanding the ‘why’ behind different techniques and tricks when barbecuing is sure to make your cookups a raging success.

Having a reliable reference on hand is a sure way to keep improving on your barbecue skills.

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto

Written by award winning pitmaster and restaurant owner, Aaron Franklin, this book is hailed by many to be the definitive guide to Texas barbecue.

Rather than dictate how you should cook your meat, Aaron Franklin explains the entire barbecuing process from how to set up your smoker down to how to source the best meat.

This book is designed to help those who want to develop their own signature barbecue, not just follow recipes step by step.

Franklin Steak

James Beard Award-winning Texas-barbecue legend Aaron Franklin turns his hand to steak in this must-have book for meat lovers.

Not content with just writing New York Times bestselling bible for BBQ, Aaron is back to break down the science and art of cooking the perfect steak. Rather than just a collection of recipes, this is a full steak education, and by the end, you’ll understand everything there is to know about how to cook the perfect steak.

Michael Symon’s Playing with Fire

The first cookbook from Iron Chef and restaurateur Michael Symon, probably best known as the co-host of The Chew, this meaty tome is packed with over 70 recipes inspired by his newest restaurant, Mabel’s BBQ, that Micheal opened in his hometown of Cleveland.

This book is an excellent gift for anyone looking to expand their BBQ knowledge and really learn their dry ribs from their wet ribs.

Pitmaster: Recipes, Techniques, and Barbecue Wisdom

Written by renowned chefs Andy Husbands and Chris Hart, Pitmaster is full of amazing recipes, from baby back ribs to homemade cornbread. 

As well as being a cookbook, Pitmaster is an homage to the BBQ traditions of America. 

The recipes are broken down by the area of the country in which they originated and are accompanied by excellent photography of the most beautiful places in the USA.

The MeatEater Fish and Game Cookbook: Recipes and Techniques for Every Hunter and Angler

If you are looking for the perfect gift to get someone who is developing an interest in hunting or fishing, then this is an ideal choice. 

Written by the host of the popular podcast MeatEaster, Steven Rinella, this book brings together a host of recipes and cooking tips for all the creatures you might find out in the wild. In its pages, you’ll find the best way to prepare and cook animals from moose to bullfrogs and everything in between.

Cool Smoke: The Art of Great Barbecue

Tuffy Stone is a five-time Barbecue World Champion, so when he talks about barbecue, you can be sure he knows what he’s talking about.

Cool smoke is an excellent primer to the world of barbecue. Not only does it have over 100 recipes in it, but it also contains a wealth of information on subjects like how to choose the right cooker, how to prepare your own brines, rubs, and sauces, and how to best trim a cut of meat.

If you’re going to take BBQ advice from anyone, it may as well be a multiple world-championship winner!

The Official John Wayne Way to Grill

Finding a book that combines a massive stack of excellent grill recipes with a collection of stories told about a true icon of American cinema written by his son, is a little tricky, and that is precisely what makes this book so unique.

Written by Ethan Wayne, The Official John Wayne Way to Grill mixes over 100 of ‘The Duke’s’ favorite meat-based recipes with an equal amount of rare photos, personal anecdotes, and heartwarming stories. 

Ideal for anyone who picked up their love of grilling from old spaghetti westerns.

The Complete Nose to Tail

Written by chef Fergus Henderson, The Complete Nose to Tail brings together two of his well-regarded earlier books, Whole Beast and Beyond Nose to Tail

Henderson’s London-based restaurant, St. John, has been visited by cooking luminaries such as Mario Batali, Anthony Bourdain, Jamie Oliver, and Daniel Boulud, so he must be doing something right.

An excellent work of ‘all parts of the buffalo’ style cooking, The Complete Nose to Tail is a fantastic guide to using otherwise forgotten or discarded ingredients, such as bone marrow and pig’s trotters. 

Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing

The term Charcuterie comes from a French word meaning ‘cooked meat’ and is a branch of cooking devoted cured meat products, which is precisely what you can expect from this book.

If you are looking for a gift for someone who loves smoking and curing meat, then this is it. The book is rammed full of excellent recipes and techniques for curing everything from salami and chorizo to duck confit, sausages, and cold-smoked salmon.

Outdoor and Entertaining

An Ooni Pizza Oven

Ooni Koda 16 outdoor pizza oven

Ooni has taken over as the go-to for affordable backyard pizza ovens.

Thanks to their clever design, which allows them to reach scorching hot temps, you can turn out restaurant-quality pizza.

Ooni has a range of different pizza ovens to choose from depending on what fuel you want to use.

The cheapest option is the Frya which uses wood pellets, and then you have the Koda, which uses gas, or the Karu, which can cook with wood, charcoal, or gas (with an optional accessory).

Both the Karu and Koda are available in 12 and 16″ sizes.

YETI Tundra 45 Cooler

A hard-to-destroy cooler with enough capacity to hold 26 cans (including the ice needed to keep them cool).

These ice chests are “certified bear-resistant”, and thanks to 3 inches of permafrost insulation in the walls, your ice won’t be melting in a hurry.

But it’s not all about keeping your beer ice cold. A cooler makes the perfect device to keep your brisket warm for several hours. Just wrap your brisket in a few layers of foil and a few towles and place it in the cooler.

The lid latches on the Yety are made of super heavy duty rubber. The latch design is so clever it is patented. The manufacturers promise that with this design, broken latches are a thing of the past.

Whether the person you are buying for wants it for their backyard or for their next adventure in the wilderness, this ice chest will last the distance.

Bose SoundLink Revolve Portable Bluetooth 360 Speaker

A wireless Bluetooth speaker with a range up to 30 feet.

When you see this speaker in person there’s no way you could imagine how good it sounds. It doesn’t look like much, and it’s not the largest speaker.

But through some magic Bose have managed to create a bulletproof Bluetooth speaker than pumps sound out in 360°.

The speakers are splash resistant, have up to 12 hours battery life, and can take voice prompts via Siri or Google Now.

This is the perfect speaker to keep the party going and the hungry crowd happy while you fight through a long stall.

Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 Fire Pit

Who doesn’t love sitting around a fire? Yet a fire pit can be a messy proposition. However this well constructed fire pit means you can set it up anywhere and clean it up with ease.

Thanks to its lightweight construction, storage isn’t an issue either if you have limited space.

This pit uses a “smokeless” design to help avoid “post-fire” smell and sore eyes.

This pit is designed for cooking over, too, so you can cook marshmallows over the flames without worry.

All this at a really reasonable price point too.

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