The Ultimate Gift Guide For BBQ And Grilling Enthusiasts

Best Gifts for BBQ and Grilling

By:

Meathead

Welcome to the AmazingRibs.com Gift Guide. Here are the tools and toys that avid grillers and pitmasters want most this year. Our reviewers have kicked the tires on hundreds of products from the most expensive grills to the least expensive tongs, and we’ve whittled it down to the following items. This is the stuff our expert staff loves most.

AmazingRibs.com Platinum Medal Award seal AmazingRibs.com Gold Medal Award seal All are Best Value Gold Medal winners, and some have earned a Platinum Medal, our highest annual award given to the most outstanding products. Click here to read the criteria for our Best Value Awards. Remember our reviews and ratings are unbiased because we don’t sell anything (other than memberships in our Pitmaster Club), and our advertising is sold by third parties, so we are free to be brutally honest. 

All of these items make fantastic gifts for the food-obsessed people in your life, and we’ve organized them in price categories from under $50 to over $2,000. You’ll find plenty of grills, smokers, and BBQ tools, as well as a few surprise items like a reliable, user-friendly knife sharpener. Click the links below to read our full reviews and find the latest pricing with online retailers.

Best BBQ Gifts Under $50

By:

Dave Joachim

The Secret Santa. The stocking stuffer. The wayward uncle. Sometimes you just need an inexpensive gift. Here are our favorite grilling gifts under $50. All are Platinum or Gold Medal winners and make thoughtful gifts for the BBQ lovers in your life. Just click the links to read our reviews and check prices.

Best BBQ Gifts $51 to $200

By:

Dave Joachim

Here are plenty of gifts for BBQ lovers ranging in price from $51 to $200. These are all Platinum or Gold Medal winners, including everything from inexpensive charcoal grill accessories to a full-size gas grill at an incredible price. Just click the links to read our full reviews and check prices.

Best BBQ Gifts $201 to $500

By:

Dave Joachim

Need a great gift for the outdoor cook in your life? Here are lots of options ranging in price from $201 to $500. These are all Platinum or Gold Medal winners, including some great choices like a reliable propane smoker and superhot pizza oven. Click the links to read our full reviews and check prices.

Best BBQ Gifts $500+

By:

Dave Joachim

Looking for a very special gift for your favorite BBQer and griller? Here is a guide to our favorite smokers, grills, and accessories over $500. Each reviewed product has received either an AmazingRibs.com gold and platinum medal review and we have provided links as to where to buy them.

Published On: 5/15/2019 Last Modified: 4/29/2021


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Griddle And Deep Fryer In One


The flat top does the burgers and the fryer does the fries. Use the griddle for bacon, eggs, and home fries. Or pancakes, fajitas, grilled cheese, you name it. Why stink up the house deep frying and spatter all over? Do your fried chicken and calamari outside. Blackstone’s Rangetop Combo With Deep Fryer does it all!

Click here to read our detailed review and to order

If you have a Weber Kettle, you need the Slow ‘N’ Sear


The Slow ‘N’ Sear turns your grill into a first class smoker and also creates an extremely hot sear zone you can use to create steakhouse steaks.
Click here for our article on this breakthrough tool

The Undisputed Champion!


 
The Thermoworks Thermapen MK4 is considered by the pros, and our team, to be the single best instant read thermometer. The MK4 includes features that are common on high-end instruments: automatic backlight and rotating display. Don’t accept cheap substitutes.
Click here to read our comprehensive Platinum Medal review

Grilla Pellet Smoker proves good things come in small packages

We always liked Grilla. The small 31.5″ x 29.5″ footprint makes it ideal for use where BBQ space is limited, as on a condo patio.
Click here for our review on this unique smoker


Surely you know somebody who loves outdoor cooking who deserves a gift for the holidays, birthday, anniversary, or just for being wonderful. There he is, right in the mirror! Here are our selections of best ideas, all Platinum or Gold Medalists, listed by price.

Click here to see our list of Gold Medal Gifts

Is This Superb Charcoal Grill A Kamado Killer?


The PK-360, with 360 square inches of cooking space, this rust free, cast aluminum charcoal grill is durable and easy to use. Four-way venting means it’s easy to set up for two zone cooking with more control than single vent Kamado grills. It is beautifully designed, completely portable, and much easier to set up for 2-zone cooking than any round kamado.

Click here to read our detailed review of the PK 360

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GrillGrates Take Gas Grills To The Infrared Zone


GrillGrates(TM) amplify heat, prevent flareups, make flipping foods easier, kill hotspots, flip over to make a fine griddle, and can be easily rmoved from one grill to another. You can even throw wood chips, pellets, or sawdust between the rails and deliver a quick burst of smoke.

Click here for more about what makes these grates so special