25 Father's Day Gifts for the Dad Who Loves to Grill

Time to get dad ready for a summer of grilling!

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May 18, 2022

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Is there an image more quintessential than your dad at the grill serving up hot dogs, hamburgers and steaks all summer? If that image fits your dad and you’re just trying to up his grill game this summer, we’ve got everything from propane and charcoal grills to accessories to get summer (and Father’s Day) off to a great start.


This four-pack of Japanese BBQ sauces is the perfect addition for any grill lover. The sauces can be used as a marinade for grilling everything from chicken to ribs, as a dipping sauce or even as a condiment. With flavors ranging from yuzu to spicy (and even a gluten-free version) there is sure to be something dad will love.

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If you live in a town where grilling only happens a few months out of the year, you may want to gift dad a portable electric grill. This version from Pampered Chef does the most — part grill, part griddle, panini maker and more, so he can make his burgers and then some year-round.

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Dad loves to feel like a hero and with this brisket he most definitely will. This fully cooked brisket from pitmaster John Lewis will delight any BBQ lover, and all dad must do is heat up the meat, slice and serve. If he wants to feel extra, he can grill up a few wings and sausages to go with it.

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Grilling isn’t just for meat loving dads, it’s for vegetable lovers, too. This cookbook will teach dad how to cook amazing and interesting vegetable dishes that go beyond your typical corn on the cob. With tips on equipment and plenty of other dishes (think pizza and dessert), this is a must add to any grilling lover’s cookbook library.

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You want to properly salt and pepper your meat before it goes on the grill, so why not get your dad some of the best salt out there. Jacobsen salt is perfect for cooking anything and this grilling pack includes a large regular salt, a steak seasoning and a black pepper salt.

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For the dad who wants to tinker with a smoker but doesn’t want to make too hefty of an investment, this is an awesome gift. This vertical charcoal smoker has four adjustable cooking grates with plenty of room for all your wood smoked favorites.

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There are grilling tools and then there’s a grilling tool set, and this one has it all. From sauce mops to brushes, skewers to gloves, dad will have everything he needs right at his fingertips with this 36-piece set.

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Give the dad that loves to grill all the meats! This stellar collection from Porter Road features steaks, pork chops and ground beef plus bacon, chorizo and country sausage that you can use for your burgers or save for breakfast the next morning.

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This set is filled with rubs, seasonings and blends perfect for just about anything you want to throw on the grill. Amp up chicken wings with the Jamaican jerk rub and cover those baby backs in the Bronzeville Southern rib rub. Dad will have fun experimenting with this fun pack.

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Has dad always wanted to grill a rack of ribs but didn’t know where to start? This kit will turn him from grill novice to master with everything he needs to make a stellar rack. It comes with tools, sauces, smoke cans and even a towel to help with this messy venture.

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$12.99 $8
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For the dad who is always on the go, get him a gadget that works as quickly as he does. In testing, we found that this thermometer reads in just a few seconds just as accurately as its more expensive counterparts. Plus, it has a longer probe other thermometers, making it perfect for grilling.

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Keep dad's hands safe with these heat-resistant gloves that can withstand up to 932 degrees F. These are designed to be more durable and comfortable, so he can still flip burgers with the same precision. After grilling season ends, he can bring them into the kitchen to handle hot pots and pans out of the oven, too.

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Who said grilling can only take place on an actual outdoor grill? This small tool makes grilling perfectly crispy bacon beyond easy in the microwave. The elevated surface keeps the fat away from your slices of bacon, meaning they will have the ideal crunchy texture once cooked.

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his might seem like a hefty price tag for a scrubbing brush, but it’s the water feature, which turns to steam while scrubbing your hot grill, that will have you (and your dad) hooked. With the help of steam, this scrubber promises to melt away any baked-on food and grease.

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$29.99 $26
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This tool is more than just a fancy spatula — the multi-use gadget can be used to flip burgers, scoop up veggies and pick up small foods with the added tongs for piercing. Plus, it also doubles as a bottle opener on the handle. It's the perfect tool for multi-tasking by the grill!

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Transporting meat and veggies between the kitchen and the grill is no longer a nuisance thanks to this handy prep station. The two clearly-marked raw and cooked meat trays allow you to marinate and store meat in one and chill and serve with the other.

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If your dad is missing some grilling essentials, start him off on the right foot with this 17-piece set plus storage case. Inside, he’ll find everything he needs to get grilling this summer — all neatly organized for convenience.

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If you’ve seen the process of applying seasoning or tenderizing meat, you know it can be a bit of a mess. Make your dad’s life a little easier with this tool from Taylor Precision Products — the shaker allows for hands-free application, and the ribbed top helps tenderize the meat as you season.

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For the dad who loves to gold and grill, this set is perfect. He'll feel like it's tee time whenever he steps up to the grill to flip burgers.

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$319.99 $291
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We know Dad’s grilling skills aren’t always confined to the backyard, which makes this portable propane grill ideal for tailgating, picnicking or camping. This model comes with both grill grates and a griddle, so he can switch between making you burgers and pancakes with ease. You know, for when you can’t decide.

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Ensure everything coming off of dad’s grill this summer is flavorful and juicy with a four-piece set including a bristled baster, injector, lid and squeeze bottle. The baster is designed to give your chicken, steak or skewers an even coating, and the no-touch application limits cross contamination.

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$21.99 $20
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There’s an easier way to get a real grill experience on your veggies than sticking them all on skewers. Thanks to this non-stick grill wok, your dad can throw enough peppers and onions on for the whole family to enjoy.

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Upgrade dad's grilling game by getting him into smoking this summer. This one also doubles as a grill, so he can have the best of both worlds in one outdoor cooking device.

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This light-pink slab of Himalayan salt will do more than make your grilled meats look like a work of art. Thanks to its natural ability to retain heat, Himalayan salt blocks make the perfect vessel for cooking anything from shrimp to steak with balanced, earthy salt flavor. Bonus: It also doubles as kitchen decor.

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If your dad loves quality olive oil, vinegar and spices, this BBQ capsule from Brightland is sure to brighten his day. The brand's Awake olive oil is designed to stand up to grilling and the spice mix and balsamic bring the flavor to any dish. Plus, a set of tongs and grilling booklet with recipes from chef Will Coleman will get him inspired for the whole summer.

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