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Cooking with fire can be intimidating but buying a gift for your favourite grill master shouldn’t be. The perfect gift ideas for BBQ lovers come in all shapes, sizes and (affordable) prices—we’re talking under $100 at time of publish. To make it easy to choose, we’ve rounded up 24 of the best BBQ gifts to accompany your loved one’s charcoal or gas grill—from basic sauces and spices to pro cookware, functional covers and fancy grilling accessories they never knew they needed.

Grilling Accessories

Expert Grill Wireless Digital BBQ Grilling Thermometer

Anyone serious about grilling needs a good meat thermometer, so give them the gift of never having to worry about serving undercooked meat again. This wireless thermometer features a backlit LCD display, built-in timer and programmable settings to make sure whatever they’re grilling is cooked to perfection.

Grilling Accessories

Lodge 12-Inch Cast-Iron Skillet

This American-made cast-iron skillet is a classic for good reason—it’s incredibly versatile for everything from pan-frying to baking to grilling. It’s also super durable. You can use it right over a campfire! If your grilling enthusiast doesn’t already have one, it really does make the perfect BBQ gift.

Grilling Accessories

Expert Grill Flip Basket

Grill baskets are ideal for containing smaller vegetables like tomatoes and mushrooms or cut-up pieces of pepper and onion. (You can also get grill baskets specially designed for fish and even hamburgers over an open fire.) This one is made with non-stick material and has a removable handle so your loved one can close the lid when grilling.

Grilling Accessories

Dyna-Glo Universal Deluxe Rotisserie Kit for Grills

This kit is for those who love a perfectly crispy-yet-juicy rotisserie chicken—and are up for the task of assembling it on their grill. It comes with an extendable spit rod with heavy-duty four-prong forks to keep the chicken or roast securely in place.

BBQ Sauces and Spices

Our Finest Artisan Style Bold Espresso BBQ Sauce

Tangy, sweet, spicy BBQ sauces make everything more lip-smacking delicious. They’re also a great BBQ gift to add to any griller’s collection. This one starts with a traditional umami-inspired blend of tomato paste, sugar and vinegar and gives it a special twist—espresso. If coffee isn’t their favourite flavour, try Polynesian-style pineapple, bourbon or honey wood smoked.

BBQ Sauces and Spices

Shan Tikka Seekh Kabab Recipe and Seasoning Mix

Give them the gift of authentic Pakistani BBQ spices with this tikka masala mix. With the addition of garlic paste, yogurt and butter, they’ll be ready to marinate their cubes of meat for skewering. Pair this BBQ gift with fruity and refreshing flavours such as mango or plum chutney.

BBQ Sauces and Spices

The Keg Steak Spice Grinder

Spice grinders make excellent BBQ gifts. If they enjoy a night at The Keg Steakhouse, they’ll love this signature mix of Mediterranean-style spices.  For a beefier present, choose two or three different spices or sauces and wrap them up in a basket or gift bag.

BBQ Sauces and Spices

The Keg New York Peppercorn Steak Grinder

If your BBQ lover is into the original Keg steak spice, they’ll probably like the peppercorn classic, too. Grinders make great gift ideas for BBQ people—they can never have enough. You or your BBQ lover may also enjoy these 9 family-friendly BBQ recipes to try at home.

Grilling Tool Sets

Pit Boss 3-Piece BBQ Grill Tool Set

If they’re new to grilling and don’t yet have a basic set of quality grilling tools, they need one. This heavy-duty Pit Boss set is made with stainless steel and rosewood handles and includes an oversized spatula, fork and tongs. It also comes with wire hooks for easy hanging and storage.

Grilling Tool Sets

Blackstone Griddle Kit

If your grilling guy or gal is into big breakfasts and griddle-style burgers, they’ll love this quality set of commercial-grade spatulas (including one that’s perforated to let fat drip away), a chopper and scraper (to dice foods or scrape the grill clean), a cookbook and two squeeze bottles for sauces and oils.

Chef’s Classic 10 Piece Stainless Steel Grill Set

Grilling Tool Sets

Chef’s Classic 10-Piece Stainless Steel Grill Set

Perfect for the social BBQ-er, this Cuisinart BBQ tool set offers major bang for your buck with 10 useful pieces. It includes a grilling spatula, tongs, carving fork, butcher knife, skewers and multi-purpose shears that do everything from cutting food to scaling fish and opening bottles. The carrying case makes it especially worthy of gift status.

BergHoff Cubo 9-Piece BBQ Set

Grilling Tool Sets

BergHoff Cubo 9-Piece BBQ Set

If your BBQ lover is a discerning foodie, this stainless steel nine-piece set is the winner. It has a steak knife, meat fork and knife, BBQ mitt, pepper pot, salt cellar, slotted turner, tongs, plus a lovely cotton apron and travel wrap so they can take the tools anywhere.

BBQ Covers

Blackstone 28-Inch Griddle/Grill Cover

If you’re looking for a super practical gift idea for a BBQ cook, stop here. Protecting a grill from the elements is a must (especially with all the wet weather we get in Canada). This quality BBQ cover is made for small grills (28 inches) and is heavy-duty and weather-resistant. Its biggest selling feature? It’s perfect for windy regions. The griddle cover has durable poly-resin buckles that clip underneath so it will stay put—even in high winds.

BBQ Covers

Classic Accessories Veranda Cart Grill BBQ Cover

Ideal for extra-large BBQs that stay outside throughout the winter, this water-repellent PVC cover comes with a three-year warranty to guarantee its durability. It’s specially treated to ensure the fabric won’t crack in cold weather and has air vents to reduce inside condensation and wind lofting.

BBQ Covers

Expert Grill 68-Inch Deluxe Grill Cover

If your loved one has a cottage BBQ that they keep covered through parts of the summer, a UV-protected cover is the way to go. This heavy-duty, waterproof model for large grills has sun protection to prevent fading, plus adjustable straps and buckle closures also keep it securely in place. It’s still a cinch to pull on and off as needed, though, and the material is easy to clean.

BBQ Covers

Classic Accessories Veranda Big Green Egg Grill Cover

For the griller who enjoys the finer things like Kamado grills, this extra-large, heavy-duty cover comes with a three-year warranty, guaranteed to protect that fancy ceramic egg from harsh weather.

Apparel

Outset Professional High Temperature Grill Glove

They can’t be an authentic pitmaster without a proper grill glove that can take the heat. This one has a silicone grip and anti-slip protection on both sides (for a rightie or leftie), while the extra-long cuff will protect them up to the forearm.

Apparel

Outset Black Leather Grill Gloves

For the BBQ lover who prefers leather over silicone, these black grill gloves are perfect for removing grill grates and handling hot cookware like cast-iron skillets.

Apparel

Pit Boss BBQ Canvas and Leather Grilling Apron

If your grilling pro has nice clothes that they’d like to keep tidy, this stylish and durable canvas apron with embossed leather pockets is the way to go. It even comes with an attachable bottle opener for sipping and flipping.

Apparel

Grillin’ Like a Villain T-Shirt

For the grilling enthusiast who takes pride in their work, look no further than this adorable statement T-shirt. It’s made in the USA with super-soft cotton and is available in a wide range of sizes.

BergHoff Cubo 9-Piece BBQ Set

Cookbooks

The Essential New York Times Grilling Cookbook

For the New York Times fan and grill chef who wants to expand their repertoire, this cookbook includes more than 100 years of the newspaper’s most popular summertime recipes, curated by veteran food writer and former columnist Peter Kaminsky.

Master the Wood Pellet Grill: A Cookbook to Smoke Meats Like a Pro

Cookbooks

Master the Wood Pellet Grill Cookbook

This cookbook goes beyond basic wood-pellet grilling with special methods for heightening flavours of smoked and barbecued meats, like using mustard as a binder for ribs, reverse searing tri-tip cuts of meat and rubbing seasoning under the skin of turkey and chicken.

25 Essentials: Techniques for Smoking: Every Technique Paired with a Recipe

Cookbooks

25 Essentials: Techniques for Smoking Cookbook

For the grill master who’s learning the finer points of smoking, this cookbook gets into the nitty-gritty techniques for delicious smoke-infused dishes, from fish and pizza to BBQ brisket and pulled pork.

Thank You for Smoking Cookbook

Cookbooks

Thank You for Smoking Cookbook

Award-winning author and grilling expert Paula Disbrowe shares easy, everyday BBQ meals with elevated flavours in this collection of 100 recipes for smoking everything from meat and veggies to pantry staples and cocktails on a smoker or grill in as little as 30 minutes. You may also like to check out our other gift guides for hundreds of additional gift ideas.

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