Best BBQ Gifts Under $50

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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 below to read our reviews and check prices.

 
ThermoWorks ThermoPop (TX-3100-XX) Review
The ThermoPop is an inexpensive, high-performance, rapid-read handheld thermometer for food usage. It has a rotating display that makes it easy to read from any angle. It gives precise readings in under four seconds. We tested it thoroughly and gave it a top rating for its performance and build quality. read more
double spatula
These double spatulas, or oversize tongs if you prefer, made from sturdy stainless steel, are the best thing to happen to burgers since buns and fish filets since tartar sauce. Slip it under the burger or filet, clamp down, flip and gently slide back onto the grates. No more broken burgers or filets. read more
Rapala Fillet knife
This cheapo knife has a thin flexible blade with a dangerously sharp edge and a wicked sharp tip. It's good for just about everything except cutting through bone. And it costs less than $15. read more
Pitmaker High Heat Meat Handling Gloves
The synthetic Pitmaker High Heat Meat Handling Gloves come in one large size and are said to be safe to 450 degrees F. While intended for handling food, we have also seen them used to move charcoal and burning logs (briefly). The cotton lining on these gloves feels very comfortable and they are slip resistant. read more
Small round black grill with a metal disc on the bottom and silver disc on the lid. The lid has a large handle..
Nothing fancy, just a compact version of one of the greatest inventions in history: the iconic charcoal kettle grill that made Weber famous. We give this popular little tailgater our AmazingRibs.com Best Value Platinum Medal. It weighs 18 pounds and has a "Tuck and Carry Lid Holder" for easy transport. read more
GrillGrates Cast Aluminum Grate
GrillGrates are an amazing invention featuring reversible interlocking panels that increase the grill surface temperature, reduce flare-ups, and deliver perfect sears. GrillGrates also come in a variety of shapes and sizes so that you can customize them according to the size of your gas, charcoal, or pellet grill. read more
Meathead BBQ Book
With 400 pages and more than 400 of my photographs plus color illustrations, there is new material and new recipes not on this website, and the whole thing is organized so that you can sit down in an easy chair and flow from start to finish. read more
Yeti Rambler
A quality thermos is key to keeping sauces warm longer. Whether you are serving it at a backyard cookout or are a competitor wanting to keep sauce piping hot for turn-in boxes, a thermos like my favorite, the 64-ounce Yeti Rambler, is the perfect solution. It's also great for traveling with homemade Thanksgiving gravy! read more
ThermoPro TP-19 Review
The ThermoPro TP-19 is a well-made instant-read food thermometer at an attractive price. We give it a Gold Medal for overall excellence. read more
ThermoWorks RT600C Super-Fast Digital Thermometer
Read the complete review of the ThermoWorks RT600C Digital Thermometer that has a temperature range wide enough for most food usages and very rapid response times. Gold Medal for performance and low price. read more

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