Best BBQ gifts
Find the best barbecue gifts for the grilling fanatic – from barbecue gadgets and accessories to top-notch ingredients and cookbooks full of inspiration
Do you know someone who thinks a summer weekend isn’t complete without firing up the barbecue? Got a friend or relative who will grill up a feast come rain or shine? If so, we’ve gathered the best BBQ gifts to keep any barbecue enthusiast happy.
From the ultimate ingredients to new gadgets, kit and cookbooks packed full of barbecue inspiration, we’ve got the perfect gift for every barbecue lover you know.
Hot Smoked wood chip selection and smoker box
- Available from olive shop (£34.50)
Get experimental with this wood chip selection box and stainless steel smoker (compatible with gas BBQs). This collection of different wood chips (including sweet cherry, rich hickory, or subtle beech) will infuse your grilled food with different flavours.
olive shop (£34.50)
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John Lewis stainless steel BBQ fish grill
- Available from John Lewis (£10.99)
Branch out from sausages and burgers and make cooking fish on the barbecue easy with this sleek piece. Fish is put inside the grill, making it simple to flip and cook evenly with the extended bamboo handle. Our grilled red snapper recipe with spicy mango salad would be the perfect recipe to start with.
John Lewis (£10.99)
The DIY BBQ cookbook by James Whetlor
Go one step further than just grilling on the barbecue by building the barbecue yourself! This is the perfect cookbook for the true barbecue aficionado, with a detailed first section on how to build different styles of barbecue from scratch, inspired by barbecues from around the world. With some requiring equipment such as paving slabs or safety goggles, it's not every day tasks but sure to get you daydreaming. Even if you don't fancy building your own, the remainder of the book is packed with inspiring barbecue recipes from Thai fishcake skewers to fiery coconut hot wings.
Takamura VG10 Gyuto 210mm
- Available from Kin Knives (£175)
Glide through steaks with ease with our top pick for the best chef's knife to buy. Rated 5/5 by out expert testers, this attractive knife makes nimble work of chopping and has a comfortable handle, making barbecue prep or slicing up perfectly grilled centrepieces a breeze.
Kin Knives (£175)
Thermapen Professional meat thermometer
Ensure your barbecue feast is cooked perfectly every time with a meat thermometer. No more burnt sausages or overcooked steaks with the Thermapen Professional, which is simple to use and easy to read. It instantly turns on when the probe is opened and reads the temperature in seconds once inserted into the meat.
BBQ stainless steel pulled pork forks
- Available from Borough Kitchen (£27)
These stainless steel forks are the perfect tool for shredding apart joints of pork in seconds. Plus, the long claws can also be used for lifting large joints of meat around the barbecue. Cook our BBQ pulled pork recipe to put them to the test.
Borough Kitchen (£27)
DeliVita leather apron
- Available from John Lewis (£139.50)
Look the part with this smart apron made from Italian buffalo leather. The sturdy yet flexible leather will protect from the heat of the grill, with practical tan straps and a handy loop for holding a tea towel or tongs.
John Lewis (£139.50)
Pitt Cue Co. The Cookbook
Never run out of grilling inspiration again with this cookbook from the acclaimed London restaurant. Famous for their Southern American barbecue and grilling style, this is a masterclass in meat, fire and smoke. From their ultimate pulled pork shoulder to a chipotle and confit garlic slaw, smoked ox cheek toasts and sticky bourbon pudding, there are enough recipes in here to make you want to keep the barbecue going all year round.
The Green Barbecue: Vegan and Vegetarian by Rukmini Iyer
A barbecue doesn’t always have to be a meat feast. The Green Barbecue has 75 veggie and vegan recipes designed for grilling, from side dishes to veggie centrepieces. Think five spice grilled aubergine, mozzarella-stuffed mushrooms and crispy barbecue tofu. Plus, there’s a chapter on barbecue desserts too.
The Ginger Pig BBQ box
- Available from The Ginger Pig (£96)
Give the gift of a top-notch barbecue feast with this BBQ box for six to eight people from premium butcher The Ginger Pig. Classic chuck steak burgers and 12 Lincolnshire sausages are accompanied by pork chops, rump steaks and a statement 660g T-Bone steak – a great weekend treat.
The Ginger Pig (£96)