Best BBQ Gifts for Meat Smokers & Grillers


Buying gifts is one of the most challenging jobs to do. To make a good impression, you need to be well aware of a person’s likes and dislikes.

However, if you know someone who loves meat smoking, grilling, or BBQ fan in general, then you’re rather lucky! Nothing better than gifting a person the best accessories for their meat smokers.

Everything we recommend is worth your purchase since it will make your smoking experience much better.

What Does Every Meat Smoker Need?

To buy gifts for someone with a meat smoker, you need to know enough about smoking and grilling to know what they need.

Lucky for you, you landed at the right pitmaster! We know of all the necessary accessories that best compliment meat smokers, as well as grills.

Therefore, we compiled a list of our favorite must-haves for grilling and smoking.

1. Ultimate Chef’s Knife

A good knife is one of the most essential parts of good smoking or grilling experience. If you can’t slide through your meat easily, you will become frustrated even before the smoking process begins for itself!

This is why we like to keep the Ultimate Chef’s Knife by Pit Barrel always on kitchen counters.

We’ve been using Pit Barrel for quite a long time now, and we’re telling you that the brand does not compromise on the quality of its knives. 

Made of sharp and strong Damascus blades, this knife is a must-have if you don’t want to spend a lot of time trying to smoothly cut your meat.

This knife has great quality sharp blades but what makes it our preference is that it is also easy to grip as it has a real-wood, easy-to-hold handle.

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2. Finaltouch IR Infrared Thermometer with Thermocouple Probe

When it comes to meat thermometers, our favorite choice is the Finaltouch IR by ChefTemp. 

The best thing about this infrared thermometer is that it features advanced and precise infrared circuitry, as well as thermocouple technology. 

These together make the thermometer capable of reading the meat temperature within 1 to 3 seconds! It not only has a fast readout time but is also accurate up to ±1°F.

This is a highly user-friendly device and is suitable for you even if you have never used a meat thermometer before.

Our favorite feature of this device is that it’s easy to hold for both right and left-handers since it has a 270 degrees rotation probe. Even the display rotates automatically in the direction of the reader by detecting the motion. 

Another great feature is that whenever we are using this thermometer, we stick it to any nearby metal surface since it is magnetic. So you won’t be losing it that easily. 

If you’re concerned about spilling over the thermometer or making a mess, worry no more! We’ve made a few spills too, and know that it can take one or two and still work perfectly fine and accurately.

3. Steak Lovers Flavors Variety Pack – 6 Mini Rub Jars

One of the hardest things to do, even for us, is to list all of our favorite flavors for meat in preference.

When everything is so good, it becomes a difficult choice to make a decision and pick the perfect meat rubs for yourself. But do you have to do that? No!

Spiceology allows you to purchase 6 mini rub jars, 1 oz each, in one box. The Steak Lovers Flavors Variety Pack gives you the perfect opportunity to try out 6 different rub flavors on your meat and decide your favorites from among them.

If you ask us, we’d go for all 6 if we had the opportunity, even after trying them out several times.

This could even be your ultimate saviour if you’re unaware of a person’s flavor preferences! When you gift them this box, you won’t have to worry about which rub you should be giving them. 

This is a chef-owned brand that makes sure they freshly grind your spices for each batch, so they’re always flavorful and aromatic.

4. Basic BBQ Tool Set With Apron

If you’ve recently started smoking and grilling, or know someone who has, then gifting yourself or them the Basic BBQ Tool Set With Apron by ZGrills is the best way to get started!

This Basic BBQ Tool Set includes 2 basting brush packs, 2 stainless steel kitchen tongs, an aluminum foil pack, and even an adjustable bib kitchen apron.

If you ask us, these are the necessities that you should always have while you smoke or grill meat.

This bundle comes at an extremely budget-friendly price for the quality that is delivered in each product.

One of the biggest qualities of ZGrills that we’ve observed over time is that it always ships your items to you intact.

5. Keep it Clean BBQ Tools 

ZGrills also has another similar set of BBQ Tools that one should own if they like to keep their smokers and grills clean – which they should!

This set includes a set of 10 BBQ grill mats and also a stainless steel BBQ cleaning brush.

The grill mats are all made of Teflon Fiber with a coating of PTFE Fiberglass. their dimensions are 15.75 x 13 inches each.

We’ve used this set and can assure you that like all other products delivered by ZGrills, these products are also high in quality and worth the money spent on them.

6. Bamboo Cutting Board

One of our top favorite accessories to own for all meat-related recipes is a cutting board, and ZGrills gives us the quality that we love.

Not just meat, we even use it to cut fruits and bread when we need to just because this cutting board prevents us from creating a mess!

It has drip trenches on one of its sides to help collect all the juices of meat that you’re slicing. While the other side is smooth and can be used to serve turkeys, etc.

This cutting board is a combination of durability and lightweight.

The nature of these Bamboo Cutting Boards makes it hard to leave any scratches on. And you don’t even have to worry about the knives themselves, they’ll never go blunt from use on it.

As far as cleaning is concerned, all you have to do is wash it with your hands and dish soap.

7. Hexagon Tube Smoker

Whether you’re using a grill or a smoker, Hexagon Tube Smoker provides additional smoke to it.

We use this tube for both hot and cold smoking. All you have to do is add the wood of your choice to it and let that burn for about 3 to 5 minutes. After that, you can simply place the tube on the grill for use, and burn it for up to a whole 5 hours!

This 12-inch tube is made of highly durable, stainless steel, anti-rust, and heat-resistant materials. 

It’s one of our favorite ways to smoke our meat better than before.

8. Heat Resistant BBQ Gloves

As it should go unsaid, your priority while smoking or grilling should always be your safety. 

To keep ourselves safe from all the heat and smoke we tend to interact with, we use ZGrill’s Heat Resistant BBQ Gloves. 

These gloves are rated to resist up to 1472 degrees Fahrenheit. This is because they’re made of a food-grade silicone outer layer, with a high heat-resistant deyan aramid fiber in the middle, and polyester cotton lining on the inside for maximum heat resistance and protection.

What makes this our favorite pair of grilling gloves is the fact that they’re extended. So they not only protect your hands from contacting something burning hot but also your forearms!

With these Heat Resistant BBQ Gloves by ZGrills, we’ve noticed that our hands don’t sweat during smoking and grilling no matter which weather we do it in! This is because it has an air-permeable structure design that ensures internal air circulation.

9. Pit Boss Leather Apron

Pit Boss definitely delivers our top preferred aprons for smoking and grilling. 

This is because the Pit Boss Leather Apron is not just a regular apron, but also features embossed leather tool pockets, as well as an attached bottle opener. 

Having your tools and bottle openers on you all the time during the smoking process will make your chores much easier for you.

The apron has leather straps with brass clasp on it, so that you can wear it with ease.

10. Traeger Meat Injector

Meat injectors are used to distribute your chosen marinade inside the tissues of the meat you’re about to smoke or grill for maximum flavor.

Our top choice in meat injectors is the Traeger Meat Injector. This is a 3-inch long meat injector with stainless steel construction and an easy-to-clean design. 

With the use of this meat injector and our marinades, we always make our meat much more juicy and flavorful – and so can you!

Wrapping it Up

If you love smoking meat to feast on, you must know that smoking accessories tend to make the experience much more fun.

The right smoking accessories can even be the ultimate gift to send to your grill-loving friends.

As for yourself, we highly recommend that you subscribe to the Grill Masters Club and let them decide your new experiences!

Grill Masters Club Subscription Box

Grill Masters Club will send you monthly packages with new sauces, marinades, rubs, wood chips, and even recipes, other than a wide variety of smoking accessories.

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Tyler Lachance is a cookout professional. His expertise on cooking grilled food, creating marinades, formulating sauces and matching his food with the perfect drink is unrivaled.

Born and raised in a family that has a long history of cookout, he has treated this activity as a part of his culture and who he is.