Gold Medal Gift Guide for BBQ and Grilling

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Welcome to the AmazingRibs.com 2018 Gold Medal 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. All are Best Value Gold Medal winners, and some have earned a Pitmaster Award, our highest annual award given to outstanding Gold Medal winners. 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. 

Wolf claws
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 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. read more
Work Sharp Ken Onion Knife Sharpener
Here are plenty of gifts for BBQ lovers ranging in price from $50 to $200. These are all 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. read more
ooni gas pizza oven
Need a great gift for the outdoor cook in your life? Here are lots of options ranging in price from $200 to $500. These are all 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. read more
Broil King Baron 420 gas grill
Most grills fall into the price range of $500 to $1000. So we have plenty of excellent choices for you here. These are all Gold Medal winners, including everything from a 4-burner gas grill to a mid-size pellet smoker. Click the links to read our full reviews and check prices. read more
Kamado Joe Big Joe
Now we're getting to the pricey items. If you're ready to spend a little more, here are some amazing gifts for the dedicated griller and BBQ pitmaster. Prices range from $1000 to $2000, including everything from a high-tech pellet smoker to a ceramic kamado. Click the links to read our full reviews and check prices. read more
Hestan 36 inch propane gas grill
Here are some of the most coveted grills and smokers in the "Luxury" category. All are Gold Medal winners and prices range from $2000 on up. These are some of the best cookers in the business, from gas grills and pellet smokers to a very special water smoker. Click the links to read our full reviews and check prices. read more

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Pitmaster Award Winners

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Gold Medal Gift Guide

Each year we sift through out Gold Medal award winners and select the best gifts in several different price categories. There's something for every outdoor cook from inexpensive pork pullers through amazing grills.


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