Five for Friday: Five Christmas Gifts for the Griller in Your Family


Happy Friday!! It’s the middle of the holiday Christmas season, and you may not have any gifts picked out for the griller or BBQ aficionado in your family. But fear not!! Here are five gifts you can put under the tree that are guaranteed to get you a “thank you” and a Christmas hug.



Yep, meat. Buy your favorite person some high quality meat, and they’ll be overjoyed and happy to prepare you a mouthwatering feast! Whether it’s steaks from Meyer Natural Angus Beef, a brisket from Snake River Farms, heritage breed pork from Heritage Cheshire Pork, or real authentic Canadian bacon imported from across the border, you can’t go wrong with this!



Grillers and BBQers may be the only people on the face of the earth who would be thrilled to have coal in their stocking. Especially if it’s high quality charcoal such as Kingsford competition briquettes or Wicked Good lump charcoal.


Grill grates

Sometimes the stock grill grates just won’t do to get you those perfect diamond marks when grilling your steaks, chicken, or chops. Luckily there are a wide variety of options available. The most popular option currently on the market are GrillGrates, with single grates and kits available to fit most mainstream cookers on the market today. If you prefer options of the cast iron variety, ManGrate and Craycort have offerings available to fit your needs.


BBQ classes

Your BBQ aficionado may be looking to take his or her skills to the next level on the competition circuit. Lucky for you there are numerous championship BBQ teams throughout the country who offer classes geared towards competition BBQ. And even if your cooker is strictly that of the backyard variety, there are classes available. There are too many to list here — a Google search for “BBQ class” will show many options.


Instant read thermometer

A high quality instant-read thermometer is probably the single most important tool in a cooker’s arsenal. Without it, you run the risk of overcooking your food or (even worse) undercooking it. I’m very partial to the Thermapen with its 3-second readings and 0.7 degree accuracy.

What is on your Christmas wish list this year?

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Big Wayner is the mad brains behind Big Wayner's BBQ Blog. A full-time RVer, he enjoys sharing his passion for all things BBQ with anyone and everyone he meets.