The Best Gifts for Grilling Enthusiasts
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The Best Gifts for Grilling Enthusiasts

Show your loved one that you care with these gifts
The Best Gifts for Grilling Enthusiasts
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For that person in your family who waits all year to get the grill ready for summer, there’s no better gift than something related to fire, coal and a hunk of meat. But finding that perfect gift can be hard. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of gift ideas that are perfect for the grillmaster in your life.

Whether you’re looking for the best grilling tools or new cookbooks about grilled chicken, these are the best gifts for your favorite outdoor cook.

For the person starting their grilling journey

For the person starting their grilling journey
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If someone is getting into grilling, make sure they have all of the essential grilling tools. This grilling tool set is perfect for the loved one who is just discovering the hobby or for the seasoned veteran whose spatula is a little too loved.

For the carver

For the carver
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You can’t go wrong with gifting a new knife set and a brand-new cutting board so they can achieve that perfectly cut piece of meat every single time.

For the pyromaniac

For the pyromaniac
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Help the grillmaster of the family cook with ease by surprising them with this electric torch to make it easy to light a charcoal grill without getting burned by a lighter-fluid-induced tower of flames.

For the person who grills every meal, every day

For the person who grills every meal, every day
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Frequent grillers might notice dried residue building up on the grates after a while. But it can be easily removed with this grill scraper and brush.

For the aspiring pitmaster

For the aspiring pitmaster
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Grilling can be a dangerous business if you don’t follow safe protocols. That’s why it's important to make sure your pitmaster is wearing the right attire, including these heat-resistant gloves, which will protect their hands from the heat.

For the grilling fashionista

For the grilling fashionista
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An apron isn’t just for show; it protects the griller from grease splashes and keeps their tools within reach, which is important whenever they need to quickly turn over corn on the cob or a rack of ribs on the grill.

For those who are all about the sauce

For those who are all about the sauce
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Give the ones who love to play with flavors this DIY BBQ sauce kit. They can experiment with making their own signature sauce. And the foodie travelers on your gift list can reminisce about the flavors of Texas, Memphis or other barbecue regions with this distinctive barbecue sauce set.

For the cooks who insist on even coverage of sauce over their chicken and ribs, this basting brush would be a great addition to their collection of handy tools.

For the meat lover in your life

For the meat lover in your life
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There are different meal kit delivery services available for just about any diet. So why not surprise the chef of the family with a meat-delivery subscription box? Butcherbox offers five different boxes — from a mix of all cuts of meat to beef and chicken only.

For the scientific cook

For the scientific cook
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To make sure those grilled steaks come to the perfect temperature, give your grilling enthusiast this meat thermometer, which will help prevent overcooking or undercooking the meat.

For the pulled meat fiend

For the pulled meat fiend
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These bear paw shredders are the perfect gift for the one who can’t get enough pulled pork sandwiches. They make it easier to pull apart meat and replace the double fork shredding technique.

For the plant-based griller

For the plant-based griller
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There are plenty of indulgent vegetarian grilling options, so the right tools are necessary. This vegetable grilling pan will take away the risk—and fear— of pieces of charred eggplant or zucchini falling through the grill grates.

For the person who loves to grill fish

For the person who loves to grill fish
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Have a family member on a pescatarian diet? Give them this grill basket that makes it easier to flip and evenly cook seafood on the grill.

For the person who can’t get enough smoke

For the person who can’t get enough smoke
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One of the best parts of barbecue is that smoky flavor, and a smoker box is the best way to get the job done. Place soaked wood chips into the box and put the box under the grill grates, directly over the heat. The vents of the box direct the smoke to the food so the smoky flavor really comes through. This handy tool also prevents wood from catching on fire.

For the person who loves unique flavors

For the person who loves unique flavors
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While you’re at it, consider giving a variety of wood pellets as gifts — from hickory to cherry — that can enhance the taste of food. They can achieve similar results by grilling on cedar planks to give that wood-smoke flavoring to chicken, salmon or burgers.

For the one who needs a new grill

For the one who needs a new grill
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Do you have that one family member who uses the same equipment for years but refuses to give it up even though it doesn’t work like it once did? Well, it’s time to convince them to retire the old for the new with a brand new charcoal or gas grill. This charcoal grill has nearly 7,000 five-star ratings on Amazon and comes with a built-in lid thermometer and other great features that facilitate an easier grilling experience. If they prefer gas grills, get them this stainless steel gas grill that is big enough to cook for large gatherings. It has an average rating of 4.5 stars and is one of Amazon’s top choices for gas grills.

For the bookworm of the family

For the bookworm of the family
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If your loved one is obsessed with celebrity chefs, let them enter “Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ,” where they can learn grilling techniques, tips and tricks from the legendary pitmaster.

The person who doesn’t know whether to use rubs or sauces can have all of their barbecue questions answered in “BBQ&A with Myron Mixon” — and if they're a Myron fan make sure they watch the video of him making barbecue ribs on The Daily Meal's YouTube Channel. For the grilling enthusiast who hates using store-bought barbecue sauce, get them “Barbecue Sauces: The Art of Making Sauces, Marinades, Rubs, Glazes and Etc. for Real BBQ.

Have a holiday, birthday or anniversary to celebrate? If you’re still looking for the perfect gift for your loved one, we’ve got you covered with our ultimate foodie gift guide.

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