Treat the father figure in your life to the best barbecue tools.

By Megan Soll
Updated May 27, 2020
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This summer, we can all plan to be grilling at home more than ever. Does your grilling gear stand up to all the meals you’ll need it for in the next few months? For Father’s Day, order the dad (or dads) in your life some smart tools, game-changing kits, and spices and marinades that’ll make all the difference.

Even if he already has the right bottle opener to catch bottle caps and grill light to help out once the sun goes down, there are still plenty of ideas for every grill master. Read on for some of our favorite grilling accessories and tools to gift this year.

Spice House Barbecue Kits

The Spice House

Spice House has hundreds of spices and blends for every purpose, including baking, dips and dressings, and, of course, marinades and barbecue. Their gift boxes are as eye-catching as elaborate wedding invitations, and you can opt for whatever set fits your needs (even salts, if your spice cabinet is all set). For the summertime, opt for one of the barbecue collections.

Spice House Barbecue Collection, $30 at thespicehouse.com

Spice House Deluxe Barbecue Collection, $62 at thespicehouse.com

BBQ Tool Set

Williams Sonoma

Wüsthof makes some of the best knives and cutlery in the world, and its grill set is on sale right now. A turner, fork, basting brushes, and tongs are all you need for a quality grill setup. All handles are heat-resistant and have hooks make them easy to store, and the stainless steel makes cleanup seamless.

Wüsthof BBQ Tools Set, $80 (was $160) at williams-sonoma.com

Pizza Stone

Crate and Barrel

If you’ve ever considered grilling a pizza, make it a solid plan for this summer with a pizza stone you can set right on the grill. This one from Emile Henry can go straight from the freezer or fridge to the grill, making it easy to prep ahead. Use it for bread, fish, or even to bake cookies, then place it in the dishwasher for cleanup.

Emile Henry Glazed Pizza Stone, $50 at crateandbarrel.com

Emile Henry Pizza Gift Set with Stone, Peel and Wheel, $100 at williams-sonoma.com

Grill Frying Pan

Made In Cookware

Made In’s newest carbon steel pan, the 11, is the perfect tool for an open flame. It’s lightweight and easy to maneuver, and gives hard-to-handle produce and meats the perfect char without sticking to the charcoal grill grate. For dads that love a heavy duty grilling gadget, this is a great gift.

Made In Grill Frying Pan, $75 at madeincookware.com

Grilling Gift Box

Harry & David

Amp up the flavor in the family cookout with a little help from Harry & David. The summer grilling box is a treat everyone can enjoy. Add the charred pineapple sauce to chicken, the bacon chipotle to ribs, and the sweet chili sauce to shrimp or kebabs of any kind. If you want to upgrade to gifting meat as well, send their sausage sampler for a 2 pound box of 4 gourmet flavors including Cajun-style andouille and cheddar brats.

Summer Grilling Gift Box, $50 at harryanddavid.com

Sausage Sampler, $60 at harryanddavid.com

Meater Meat Thermometer

BBQ Guys

A wifi-connected meat thermometer will make sure everything is at the perfect temperature while Dad can take it easy and spend time with the group. One probe measures the internal temperature of the meat while the other keeps a tab of the grill or cooker itself. The app will estimate exactly how much time is remaining, so you can know exactly how many games of cornhole you can squeeze in before it’s done.

MEATER+ Extended Range Wireless Bluetooth Smart Meat Thermometer, $99 at bbqguys.com 

Grilling Apron 

Williams Sonoma

Grilling can be a messy business, and it’s a lifesaver to have a few extra pockets when your hands are full. The acrylic coating on the heavy cotton will resist splashes and stains, and it’s easy to wash and tumble dry as needed. Even grab a mini-size one, so the kids can help out.

Grilling Adult & Kid Aprons, $24-$64 at williams-sonoma.com

Grilling Gloves

Williams Sonoma

If Dad’s gloves are looking worse for wear, or he’s been relying on the kitchen oven mitts, it’s probably time for an upgrade. The Pit Mitt is heat resistant up to 475 degrees and works for righties or lefties. The leather set from Outset is slightly longer to protect the forearms, and can hang outside from the loops on the cuffs.

Pit Grilling Mitt, $20 at williams-sonoma.com

Outset Leather Grilling Gloves, $22 at bbqguys.com 

Weber Smoker

Crate and Barrel

This Weber is the perfect starter smoker for dads who want to get serious about ribs and brisket. The interior has two levels of cooking grates fit for four racks of ribs, or a chicken in the bottle and wings on top. The mounted thermometer makes it easy to keep things in the slow cooking sweet spot of 200-275 degrees. The adjustable vents make it simple to get airflow and manage the temperature. Get it in either 18-inch or 22-inch diameters depending on your grilling needs. 

Weber Smokey Mountain 18" Black Cooker Smoker, $329 at crateandbarrel.com, homedepot.com or bbqguys.com

Weber Smokey Mountain 22" Black Cooker Smoker, $439 at crateandbarrel.com or bbqguys.com

Kamado Grill

BBQ Guys

This is the ultimate tool for smoking and grilling meats to perfection, and a splurge that’ll have any griller over the moon. The Kamado Joe is a smoker, a grill, and an oven all in one. The ceramic interior holds temperature and keeps moisture in for wood-fired flavor.

Kamado Joe Classic II 18-Inch Ceramic Grill, $1,199 at bbqguys.com