Top 5 Gifts for BBQ Lovers

We all have that family member or friend. You know who we are talking about. They love to grill, smoke, and cook just about any cut of meat they can find. They also have all the toys to go with their nice big grill or smoker. So, it can be hard to find gifts for BBQ lovers when they have just about everything already. It’s important to know what they already have first, and then expand upon it. Trust us, you can never have too many tools for BBQ. It might also be worth considering a watch for your BBQ enthusiast, a friend told me WatchShopping ( have a great range of watches. But I disgress. Check out our top five gifts for BBQ lovers in your life.

Top 5 Gifts for BBQ Lovers

Fill holiday cheer with these gift for BBQ lovers in your life. (Besides the obvious, grills.

5. BBQ Tools

Okay, this may seem obvious but honestly,  you can never have enough! Plus, we use these tools every day, so eventually, some things need to be replaced. Maybe they have a favorite set with wooden handles? Consider having the handles refinished. It’s not just about having the right tools, but nice ones too. Consider replacing old, worn knives or prongs. There might be tools they don’t have! For example, Bear Paws are a great tool for shredding BBQ. Best part? They are made in the USA and are pretty inexpensive. Other cool accessories? Grill lights for when it starts getting dark earlier in the fall/winter. Also, they might have a thermostat, but with technology getting better daily, maybe it’s time to update.

4. BBQ Books

So maybe this is something you think is reserved for Grandma’s gifts, but books help. Since there are a lot of books you can choose from, let us help narrow them down. Try Ribs, Chops, Steaks, & Wings by Ray “DR. BBQ” Lampe. This gives you ideas for all seasons and different types of meat. Another great book is the Pitt Cue Co. The Cookbook by Tom Adams and Jamie Berger. This had amazing pictures and recipes to match. You can’t go wrong with either (or both). These aren’t the only two great books. And while magazines might be a dying art, there are still some great subscriptions for BBQ fans. It also is a gift that keeps giving, monthly.

3. Bluetooth Speakers

Wait, what do speakers have to do with BBQ? Um. Everything. BBQ isn’t just food, it’s a celebration. You have backyard BBQs, not tofu gatherings. BBQ lovers also tend to entertain, a lot. Part of that party is having the right music. Make their next event even better with an outdoor Bluetooth speaker. Here is a great list of rugged Bluetooth speakers. If the best place to find the person you are trying to buy for, is the back deck, this might be the gift for them.

4. Sauces & Spices

People think this is up to the chef, but really it’s great to have new flavors. If you have a favorite or have tried something you love, share it! Try rubs, herbs, gourmet grilling salts (if you want to get fancy), or even Chad’s homemade sauces. From our buffalo style sauce to our fan favorite Honey Jalapeno Everything Sauce, they are sure to be a hit. The best part is you can now order online!

5. Chad’s

At the end of the day, they might love to cook but they just love BBQ. Give them a night off and get them the great taste of Chad’s BBQ. You can dine in, order a family meal for pick up, or have us cater your holiday party. We are happy to take the reigns. Chad’s is open Tuesdays to Thursday 11 am to 8 pm, Friday and Saturday 11 am to 9 pm, Sunday 11 am to 4 pm and closed Mondays. Come visits us and make their holidays full of BBQ!