If you have a friend or family member who loves grilling out, surprise him with a gift inspired by one of his favorite pastimes. If your gift-giving budget allows, you can treat the recipient to a brand new grill, which you can purchase either in-store or online depending on your preference. However, there are plenty of less-expensive grill-themed presents to choose from as well.
Grill-inspired items make thoughtful gifts for a wide range of special events and occasions, such as birthdays and holidays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings and housewarming parties. You can choose just one or two items, or customize a gift basket full of essential or gourmet items.
Here are some grill-inspired present ideas to consider for the BBQ lover in your life:
1. Personalized Apron
For a friend or loved one that already has all of the grilling basics, have an apron customized as a whimsical and useful gift. You can have the apron printed with the recipient's name, a special design, or even a fun saying such as "grill master," "kiss the cook," or "king or queen of the grill." Monogramming is another customized idea.
Take the gift up a notch by choosing an apron with a variety of handy pockets and slots for holding grilling tools, and bottles such as ketchup, mustard, BBQ sauce or marinade to and from the kitchen.
2. Grilling Essentials
Treat a novice griller to a basket filled with all of the essential BBQ tools. Give him everything he needs to perfect his grilling technique and make his job easier.
Fill a reusable sturdy wicker basket, tool box, wood crate or even a small charcoal grill with utensils such as tongs, a spatula, grill brush and a fork. Choose high-quality stainless steel pieces featuring heavy-duty burn-resistant rubber or plastic handles for durability.
3. Gourmet Food Basket
A basket filled with gourmet, grill-inspired food items will please grill aficionados of every level, from novice to professional. Start with a variety of tasty grilling accompaniments, such as Kansas City dry rubs, savory herbal glazes, tangy, sweet, hot or mild BBQ sauces, balsamic vinegar marinades or hearty steak sauces. The recipient can use these items to create his own customized flavors.
Round out the tasteful basket with complementing treats, such as roasted nuts, honey mustard and onion-flavored pretzels, a few bottles of craft beer, and gourmet sauces and spreads for topping hamburgers and hot dogs. You can also include pickles, relish and other BBQ-inspired toppings. For more information, contact companies like Fireplace and Grill Depot.