Best Christmas Gifts for BBQ Lovers

June 30, 2022 18 min read

Buying a Christmas gift for someone who has a pastime (or obsession, depending on your point of view) appears to be a simple task.

But then you realize how much things are available inside that specific activity and begin to wonder what they would need, what they already have, and what might be enjoyable and amazing to them.

You soon find yourself in absolute option-lock, and you finish up with a gift card. Famvibe has compiled a list of the coolest, strangest, and finest Christmas gifts for bbq lovers to help you avoid a similar dilemma with the griller in your life.

If you're shopping for yourself, you might find some must-have BBQ gift ideas you didn't know you needed until you saw them below. This collection covers unique tools, gadgets, electronics, and equipment that would make excellent Christmas gifts for bbq lovers.

1. Looftlighter

The Looftlighter appears like a shotgun microphone or a curling iron, but it's actually a charcoal and kindling lighter.

It ignites a pile of charcoal in roughly 60 seconds with no mess or the use of lighter fluid. Lighter fluid can spoil the flavor of your meat; it is evil and should never be used to start a fire in the kitchen.

It is well-thought-out and designed, with a built-in stand to protect whatever surface it is placed on.

It burns paper, kindling, and, of course, charcoal by blowing forced air over a heating element. It weighs only two pounds but heats air to almost 1250 degrees Fahrenheit. Watch the video: it's incredible.

2. BBQ Dragon Chimney of Insanity

A chimney starter may significantly speed up the time-consuming process of igniting your charcoal.

In a nutshell, you fill the metal cylinder with briquettes or lumps, then fill the bottom with newspaper and set fire to it.

The chimney motion sucks up the heat and quickly sets the briquettes glowing. Once ignited, simply place them in your grill and begin grilling.

The Chimney of Insanity has an air intake with a 90-degree elbow. It's similar to having a jet engine in that it forces more air into the chimney, which speeds up the ignition.

We also enjoy it because it has a dragon on the outside and the name reminds us of The Princess Bride's Cliffs of Insanity.

That may not have been BBQ Dragon's objective, but it's still cool.

3. BBQ Dragon Blower

This is a small, portable fan that aids in the igniting of charcoal. Simply attach it to the edge of your grill, point it at the embers, and turn it on.

The blast of oxygen, like a set of bellows — we used to use a Frisbee when we camped — fuels the fire and gets it roaring in no time.

The clamp and flexible arm combo makes it extremely adaptable. You may also combine it with the Chimney of Insanity above for even more insanity.

It also works in fire pits, fireplaces, chimeneas, and anywhere else you want to start a fire.

Because it is battery-powered, you are not restricted by the length of your cord. If you utilize rechargeable batteries, a USB connection can be used to recharge them.

Anything that brings us closer to some excellent BBQ is welcome in our book.

4. Handheld Smoke Generator

This is the quickest way to add a mild smoke taste to your meal indoors, often known as The Smoking Gun.

It's similar to one of those steam-blasting fabric de-wrinklers found in some garment stores.

Although there is no alternative for a true smoker running for hours on end, fast and easy is occasionally acceptable.

It's especially useful for someone who doesn't have the space, or even the desire, to possess a full-size smoker.

5. Cave Tools Meat Claws

Meat claws are huge forks that allow you to cut into meat with far more control and far less effort.

Anyone who makes pulled meat on a regular basis should have a pair.

We like anything that makes our lives easier, and these definitely fit the bill.

Pulling the pork (or any other pulled meat) is half the battle! Using a pair of forks can be time-consuming and cause hand cramps.

Each claw is made of a single piece of BPA-free, robust plastic that should withstand regular and rough use. This is probably the simplest approach to acquire consistently pulled meat.

Dressing up as Wolverine while using them is entirely optional.

6. Dual-Probe Wireless Thermometer

The iGrill2 is a dual-probe digital thermometer for monitoring the internal temperature of your meat as it roasts or smokes, and it appears prominently in list of the finest available wireless meat thermometers.

Connect to your smartphone through Bluetooth and use the free app to keep an eye on items from up to 150 feet away.

You can connect up to four probes at once to monitor four pieces of meat from a single unit by purchasing extra probes.

Is there no smartphone? Not to worry! It will still provide an accurate temperature reading on the base unit. The battery life is claimed to be 200 hours. That's a lot of cigarette smoking.

7. Charcoal Companion Garlic Roaster and Squeezer

This garlic roaster is made of cast iron and is designed to contain one or two garlic bulbs.

Place the roaster on the grill and add the garlic for nicely cooked garlic to your dinner. The silicone squeezer makes removing the roasted garlic from the bulb simple.

You have no idea what you're missing if you've never had roasted garlic on your steak or spread over a crostini with some cheese. It's so soft that it can be spread with a knife.

Using a specialized roaster shields the garlic from the grill and makes it simple to set it over indirect heat and leave it while you attend to other matters.

The cast iron looks fantastic, and you should get many years of use out of it.

8. A-Maze-N Pellet Smoker

With this stainless steel pellet or sawdust basket, you may add extra smoke to your food. It's designed to produce smoke for cold smoking, but it also works for hot smoking.

You may use it to impart smokiness to an electric smoker — which doesn't necessarily smoke nicely at low temps — or with most other barbecues.

9. Durable Goods Apron and Toolholder

With a serious, high-quality apron, you can protect your clothes from grease and your dignity from awkward novelty aprons.

This one is heavyweight cotton with metal grommets and rivets. Front pockets keep you organized, and the size is adjustable.

There are several decent aprons on the market, but this one has the best combination of features. It's quite sturdy, yet because it's made entirely of cotton, it still breathes. This is far more comfy than a leather apron.

An apron like this should be on every griller's essential equipment list. It's one of the best grilling gifts you could possibly buy for any messy grillers in your buddy circle.

10. Grill Grates 

The grill grates are the center of the action on any barbecue.

They are constantly exposed to temperature fluctuations, oil and other fluids, as well as scraping and cleaning.

Grill grates are important to superb barbeque, so if you or the intended receiver has subpar (stock grates aren't often that great) or worn out grills, new grates are a wonderful purchase.

11. Grillbot Automatic Grill Cleaner

This is a small robot minion whose sole purpose is to bounce around your BBQ cleaning it.

No, really! Grillbot is similar to a child's bump-and-go toy in that it changes course when it collides with something.

Grillbot, unlike a toy, has three revolving brushes that scrape away at crud deposits on the grill. It just keeps scraping till you switch it off.

12. Star Wars BBQ Tongs With Sound

Is this the coolest yet most nerdy BBQ tool on the market? You make the call!

Simply said, it's a pair of unimpressive tongs that happen to resemble a Star Wars lightsaber. Oh, and it also makes lightsaber sounds.

You're going to need a pair of tongs anyhow, so why not make them cool?

13. Cuisinart Stuffed Burger Press

Make gourmet burgers with cheese, sauce, bacon, peppers, or whatever your heart desires.

It can shape patties like a regular press, but it's also designed to allow you to easily stuff the middle of the patty.

It can also be used to cook sliders, giving it a genuine 3-in-1 grilling tool. It has a nonstick coating, so your burgers will always come out intact, and it's dishwasher safe.

14. Burger Press

If you believe that a burger doesn't require anything inside other than additional meat, this sturdy, beautiful, and useful burger press might be for you.

It's made of cast aluminum and has a rosewood handle, making it a visually appealing piece of equipment.

It feels more durable than plastic units because it is constructed of metal.

15. Charcoal Companion Grill Light and Bluetooth Speaker

This lightweight light clips onto the handle of your BBQ lid so you can see how things are progressing when you peek inside.

Unlike any other item we've seen — and there are plenty in the best grill light purchasing guide — this one features a built-in Bluetooth speaker, so you can listen to music while you grill.

Grilling at night might be difficult if you don't have adequate outdoor lighting. When you raise the lid, being able to see clearly can be the difference between medium-rare and medium-ruined.

When compared to some bar-style lights, its solitary light is low-profile and unlikely to get in your way.

And, since you'll be standing outside alone at night grilling, you'll appreciate the Bluetooth speaker for playing music from your phone, or connecting to your indoor Bluetooth-compatible system to keep connected to the party while you're manning the grill.

16. Bar-B-Q Non-Stick Baskets

For convenient grilling, these metal baskets are intended to handle most standard-size kabobs.

Make your skewers, set them within the holders, and grill them directly. The baskets clamp shut and will not open when turned over.

17. Upcycled Hockey Stick BBQ Tools

These are authentic shattered carbon hockey sticks that have been repurposed as BBQ utensils. Each set includes tongs, a spatula, and a fork.

They were created by two individuals who saw value where others at the rink saw trash.

Upcycling is a terrific way to keep items out of the landfill. Everyone requires BBQ utensils, so why not get ones that are fashionable?

If you've never held a hockey stick before, you'll be impressed by how comfortable it is in your hand.

The carbon is light, but strong, and designed for grasping. They make an excellent and unique christmas gift for bbq lovers or any Canadians you may know.

18. Charcoal Companion Grill Clips

This is a set of four stainless steel clips for holding vegetable sticks on the grill for simple roasting. Man cannot survive solely on flesh, right?

Load them up, then place the clips directly on the grate. You'll also be able to flip them in batches, ensuring consistent cooking and eliminating the need to constantly monitor each individual stick.

They're reasonably priced, so we expect a lot of bang for your cash.

19. Quirky Refuel Propane Gauge

A connected scale that uses the weight of the tank to calculate how much propane is left in a normal 20-gallon tank.

To check the level, you use the free app, which you may use remotely because the scale connects via Wi-Fi rather than Bluetooth.

Sure, it's just a glorified scale, and it'll only fit 20-gallon tanks. These aren't major downsides because they're very common for residential gas barbecues.

It’s much more accurate than lifting the tank and judging for yourself.

20. Silicone BBQ Gloves 

Heat-resistant, waterproof gloves with extended forearm protection and a cotton interior. Designed to keep your hands and arms safe when working near a hot grill.

We only recently discovered these gloves, but they will soon be included in the collection of the best grilling gloves available.

Many BBQ/oven mitts and gloves are excessively short, exposing your forearms to singed hair and unpleasant burns. For ultimate protection, this pair stretches more than halfway to your elbow. We also enjoy that they are gloves rather than mitts, which makes it simpler to get a grip on items.

In terms of grip, silicone is naturally gripping, but the textured exterior makes it even less likely that you'll drop anything you're holding.

21. Cave Tools Jalapeño Grill Rack

A handy stainless steel rack with holes for holding jalapeno poppers upright and steady on a grill.

It includes a coring knife for removing the seeds and other inside components that you don't want to consume.

Jalapeno poppers are a delicious complement to any meal (and a fantastic excuse to drink some cool beer), but they can be difficult to cook.

You'd have a hard time roasting them without pouring the filling all over your grate if you didn't have anything like this.

One large pepper will be placed in each of the 24 holes. It's simple to clean, and we like that it comes with a coring tool.

22. Formats Grill Mat

Wire mesh sheets for grilling delicate dishes directly on the grill.

They come in a variety of sizes; simply choose the one that best fits your barbecue.

Grilling delicate things like fish and pineapple rings, as well as little dishes like shrimp and scallops, is cruel.

Because standard grill bars are too far apart to cook them, you must use foil. This has the unintended consequence of limiting smoke and preventing grill marks and browning.

Frog mats will nicely support your pickiest food while still allowing complete exposure to smoke and flame for optimum flavor.

23. Fish Basket

Cooking basket made of stainless steel for grilling fish, veggies, and other delicate or difficult foods.

This is yet another wonderful method for cooking fish and vegetables directly over the flames.

Open it up, place your meal inside, and grill it. That's all. Nothing clings to the grill, and flipping your food for all-over cooking couldn't be easier. True, this basket has no handle, but that's something we appreciate about it. When the handle is sticking out, it's all too easy to forget that it's hot. When the entire basket is on fire, you'll know you'll need gloves to take it up.

24. Titan Great Outdoors Water Wheel Rotisserie

Set it up over a fire near a moving source of water, and the water wheel will turn your meat for authentic rotisserie cooking without the use of power.

Let's be honest: the chances of you cooking a full chicken or a roast over a fire by a flowing stream are probably close to nil.

But can you imagine setting this bad boy up and harnessing nature's force to cook your steak to perfection?

Wouldn't you go to great lengths to make this work? Perhaps you could even construct a water feature in your yard?

It's not really practical, yet the principle works, as evidenced by several YouTube videos.

25. The BBQ Chef Wine-Infused Cedar Grilling Planks

They are especially useful for fish and provide a smoky flavor without the use of a smoker.

Even a simple cedar plank may work wonders on the grill. Infusing them with wine improves the flavor.

It's similar to using infused wood chips in a smoker, but you can use these on any grill. Planks offer two functions: they protect delicate foods from open flames and unfriendly grates.

At roughly 14" by 9," there's plenty of room for a good-sized fish, as well as a bunch of chicken pieces, veggies, fruit, or whatever you're cooking. For extra possibilities, we'd go for the combo pack.

26. Wood Chips

Smoking wood chips manufactured from used whiskey barrel staves.

Use these for all of your smoking needs to add some authentic taste to your food. Pellets for pellet smokers are also available.

In practice, the chips still retain some whiskey and add a great flavor to your meat.

We also like knowing that we are contributing to the recycling chain when these venerable barrels reach the end of their useful lives. Ashes to ashes, or something like that.

27. Brazilian BBQ Swords

Oversized skewers similar to those found in a Brazilian steakhouse. They're designed to prepare and serve long, narrow pieces of meat.

Simply cut out pieces for each guest and pass the entire cut to the next person at the table. We adore ordering slice after slice of delicious meat, adorningly placed on sword-like skewers that appear to have been used to murder the animal before cooking. We are completely enamored with the prospect of duplicating that experience, even if only in part, in the own backyards.

To make it worthwhile, you must serve numerous large cuts to a large group of people – you don't serve this for a romantic meal for two!

28. ThermoPop 

Every great grill master should have at least one (if not several) dependable meat thermometers on hand to check internal temperatures and avoid overcooking. ThermoPop from ThermoWorks, a favorite of the appliance pros, scored top in Lab tests of the finest meat thermometers for clear readings and spot-on accuracy.

29. Thermapen One

If you really want to boost their game, Thermapen One, ThermoWorks' latest thermometer, provides super-accurate readings in one second or less. That's quicker than they can summon you to dinner.

30. Smart Meat Thermometer

Meater stands out as a connected thermometer that you can leave in place and walk away from while still keeping track of on your phone to assist you achieve the correct doneness.

31. Monogram Walnut BBQ Board

When it's time to carve their recent roast, they'll appreciate this gorgeous walnut barbeque board with a deep juice trough to keep things clean. You can personalize it by having it monogrammed with their initial.

32. Honey For The Grill

Savannah Bee's grill honey combines varieties from Georgia and the South Carolina Low Country for a genuine southern barbecue flavor. It has a rich, smokey maple-caramel flavor that they may use to make sauces and marinades.

33. Original & Extra Hot Honey Combo Pack

If they prefer things hot and spicy, they'll enjoy this two-pack of Mike's Hot Honey. One for marinades and the other for serving with their favorite barbecue chicken.

34. Spicy Sampler Gift Box

Go the extra mile with a gift box of Bushwick Kitchen's hot honey, spicy maple syrup, and gochujang sriracha. Your favorite grill master can use these rich flavors to create their next go-to barbecue standard.

35. Grill Brush and Scraper

A grill brush is not a seductive christmas gift for bbq lovers, but it is necessary. Brush and scraper was named the best barbecue brush in the lab testing. It includes a sturdy, spherical handle that is easy to operate with one hand, as well as three cylindrical columns of wire bristles that cover a large surface area and easily go over grill grates. The bristles' overlapping shape allows them to hug the grates and clean the top and sides with minimal effort.

36. Classic II Charcoal Grill

Is your pitmaster still kamado? These egg-shaped Japanese grills, with their thick ceramic walls for insulation, tall dome-shaped lids for airflow, and a variety of accessories and grate options, can hold both very high and very low temperatures while retaining moisture, making them ideal for everything from grilling to smoking and baking.

37. Good Grips Stainless Steel Locking Tongs

With these no-nonsense tongs, which won the best grill tongs roundup in our Lab tests, they can keep a steady grip.

38. Easy-Entry Turner

A robust and easy-to-use spatula, like a decent grill brush and tongs, is a must-have for every grilling setup. This exquisite Lamson spatula features an offset handle as well as a useful beveled edge. In our testing, we discovered that it can easily fit (and flip!) two burgers or five dogs.

39. Griddler Five

If their environment does not permit year-round grilling, they may choose something to make a quick sandwich or burger in their own kitchen. Because of its straightforward digital controls and quick clean-up, the Cuisinart Griddler Five won the roundup of the finest indoor grills and griddles. Unlike many other versions, it also allows you to adjust particular temperatures for more precise cooking.

40. Indoor Electric Grill

Consider this smokeless Zojirushi barbecue for an indoor experience that is most close to grilling outside. It is ideal for grilling vegetables because, unlike most tabletop electric grills, it does not have a lid that crushes your food or squeezes out any juices.

41. Texas BBQ Sauce Sampler Pack

Stubb's is a household name in barbecue sauce for a reason. Help them fill up on the fundamentals with this assortment of Stubb's Original, Spicy, Smokey Mesquite, and Hickory Bourbon flavors. Then request that they make you some ribs.

42. Honey BBQ Sauce

Hot sauce fans will enjoy Tabasco's new barbeque sauce, which has undertones of vinegary hot sauce flavor balanced with sweetness and a non-overpowering barbeque sauce flavor.

43. Pineapple Ancho & Honeybee Rub

If your grill master enjoys experimenting with different dry rubs, they'll love this assortment of tropical-inspired spices. Both bring distinct sweet-heat flavors to the table, with Honeybee suited to chicken and Pineapple Ancho serving as a general-purpose spice blend suitable for beef, fish, pork, or poultry.

44. Gas-Powered Pizza Oven

Do you want to keep the party outside? Pizza ovens perform admirably, and the product is an excellent Christmas gift for both experienced cooks and those interested in learning how to cook pizza using fire.

45. GrillClaws Meat Shredding Tool

They don't need bear claws to shred barbecue chicken or pork for tasty tacos and sandwiches, but these GrillClaws are a lot of fun — and work faster than a set of forks.

46. Slide & Serve BBQ Skewers

These stainless steel skewers will be the talk of their next grilling party. Their distinct heads and tails make them simpler to handle and flip with tongs, and they're a reusable, dishwasher-safe substitute for traditional wooden skewers.

47. Monogrammed Steak Brand

With this personalized steel brand for steaks and more, he'll feel right at home on the grill.

48. Scimitar Knife

This gorgeous butcher's knife will appeal to meat enthusiasts. It has a long, 10-inch blade that is ideal for butchering meat before grilling or smoking, as well as slicing large chunks.

49. Iron Signature Square Skillet Grill

An enameled cast iron pan, such as this top-rated square skillet from Le Creuset, is ideal for vegetables, kebabs, and other items that are too small or fragile to grill directly. It can also be moved from the grill to the cooktop to the oven, allowing it to be used all year.

50. Enameled Cast Iron Pure Grill

Alternatively, choose a wider (and less expensive) grill pan, such as Staub's round platter-style grill.

51. Professional-Grade Grill Pan

If they desire a dedicated outdoor grill pan, this Weber tray transfers heat swiftly and evenly and easily fits veggies and fish for their next barbeque.

52. Stainless-Steel Outdoor Square Grilling Basket

These grilling baskets are specially designed to handle little and irregular meals like fries, allowing your grill master to prepare their entire dinner on the barbecue.

53. Good Grips Basting Pot and Brush

Combine one of their favorite sauces with this easy-to-use basting pot and brush. The pot holds more than two cups of liquid and stores the brush inside, eliminating the need for them to dirty another vessel or do the traditional bowl and brush balancing performance.

54. Heat Resistant BBQ Gloves

Keep them safe near open flames and hot coals with Artisan Griller's top-rated, long and durable barbecue gloves.

55. Beef Brisket Box

Traeger Provisions includes everything you need to prepare a great brisket for seven to eight people in this Beef Brisket Box. It includes a six-pound brisket and two frozen sides that are ready to thaw and smoke on a pellet grill or whatever smoker your grill enthusiast has. It also includes all of the fixings, such as spice, hot sauce, and barbeque sauce, as well as pickled jalapenos and jerky for serving. Kitchen Appliances tried this kit and was satisfied with the quality of the ingredients and the detailed step-by-step instructions that assist in producing a supper that all guests will remember.

56. Electric Charcoal Fire Starter 

The fan on this charcoal starter and grill lighter attaches into the side of the grill and blasts air on the coals to help them light faster. It saves time when starting the grill and can help them quickly raise the temperature within the grill.

57. Pappy's World Famous Ribs

Even the most serious pitmasters can appreciate eating good barbecue prepared by someone else. Goldbelly delivers BBQ from some of the top restaurants in the country, including St. Louis' famed ribs from Pappy's Smokehouse.

58. Southern Side Dishes

If they're all about the grilling and not so much about the side dishes, consider sending them a Goldbelly delivery of southern side dishes. They'll have Kings BBQ mac and cheese, collard greens, and other sides to complement their ribs or fried chicken.

59. Grill Planks Sampler Pack

Whether they're already aficionados of cooking on planks or are just getting started, this sampler pack includes one plank of each Western red cedar, alder, maple, cherry, and hickory. They can learn about their preferred sort of wood and the smokey or sweet effect it has on their BBQ.

Consider a gift set that includes smoking planks and chips for added variety.

60. Food Hugger Set

These silicone cups will keep your fruits and vegetables fresher for a longer period of time by enclosing cut food.

61. LED Grilling Tool Set

This spatula and tongs combination comes equipped with built-in LED lights, allowing you to continue grilling well into the night.

62. Always Fresh Spice Pods

Your preferred seasonings are packaged in convenient single-use amounts that impart an intense flavor boost to any recipe.

63. Campfire Roasting Forks - Set of 2

The one camping equipment that will absolutely guarantee that your meals will turn out perfectly every time.

64. Spicy BBQ Edible Food Crayon Set

Start thinking outside the box when it comes to cooking and seasoning by using a flavor trio that can be served with only a flick of the wrist.

65. Gourmet Salad Dressing Spice Kit

With these four all-natural flavor combinations, you can whip up a delectable salad dressing in no time.

  1. Corn Butter Knife - Set of 2

Butter your cob right the first time. This corn butterer conforms to the cob’s contour and distributes it evenly—not a kernel left behind. Its curved stainless steel blade has a beveled edge so you can scoop straight from the tub or slice the stick, then spread in a single motion. Plus, there are two knives so you don’t have to wait your turn.

  1. Oval Concave Cutting Board

This oval concave cutting board has a juicy little secret. Its subtle curve directs all the savory juices to the center of the board, so meat can continue to marinate until serving. It also works great to keep sticky fruit juices corralled and off the counter. Non-slip gripper feet hold the board in place while carving. Beautifully made for carving and serving.

66. Genesis II EX-335 Propane Gas Smart Grill

If you and your recipient agree on giving major appliances and it's time to upgrade their gas grill, try the Genesis II by Weber, the best gas barbecue we've tested.

Not only does it have a large stainless steel handle, sturdy side shelves, a side burner, plenty of storage space, a gas tank holder and gauge, four wheels, and other high-end features, but it also has a built-in thermometer with two probes so you can monitor the internal temperature of your food as it cooks.

67. Original Kettle Premium Charcoal Grill

If they like charcoal, you can't go wrong with the legendary Weber kettle grill. The structure is durable, with solid attachments and a retractable top that can be resting on the side of the grill, and it can be simply rolled around for off-season storage.

68. Cube Portable Charcoal Grill

The adorable and portable Everdure Cube Grill, one of the best charcoal grills we've tested, is the perfect size for bringing on the road — and a fantastic Christmas gift for bbq lovers who also enjoy camping and tailgating. It includes two huge carrying handles and a cover that locks onto the body in the front and back. In addition, the lid is constructed of bamboo and serves as a chopping board.

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