Great Gifts for Grillers

December 7, 2011

The holidays are coming fast and that means it’s time to get thinking about the perfect gifts for yourself and for the fellow grill enthusiasts on your shopping list.  In an effort to ease the decision-making process, here’s my holiday wish list with some great products from just a few friends in the grilling community.  We’ve also provided holiday deals from both and Snake River Farms, available exclusively to readers.  Hopefully you’ll find it to be both inspirational and rewarding!

gift for grillers beef book

Books. As a kid, receiving a book as a gift was about on par with a box of new clothes.  Today, however, it’s much different as the shelves in my kitchen overflow with countless amazing barbecue and grilling related titles.  Among them is a relatively new entry, The Art of Beef Cutting* by Kari Underly, one that isn’t about adding more recipes to the “to do” list but instead teaching the fundamentals of the various beef cuts we know and love.  And if you’re still hungry a new cookbook, be sure to check out some favorite titles from our VIP bloggers here.

assorted seasonings and salts

Seasonings. There are way too many great barbecue seasonings out there to settle for just one.  Instead, the BBQ smoked salts collection at The Spice Lab* offer countless flavor possibilities, whether it’s the tropic inspired taste of Bali Coconut and Lime Smoked Sea Salt, the Southwest flair of the Smoked Chipotle Sea Salt or countless possibilities in between, you can’t go wrong with a collection like this. BBQ trailer gift

Cookers. The possibilities are endless when it comes to outdoor cookers but if you really want something that’ll not only turn heads but will also turn out amazing food, look no further than our friends at  With countless design options and even more finishing styles, these folks are certain to make your holiday wishes come true.  And to get you started, is offering members $200 off on 3 different models of BBQ safes through December 31, 2011. When purchasing a grill via phone or email, consumers can mention “ Holiday Special” to receive the discount.



yellow thermapen temperature gauge


If you’re going to be cooking for friends and family this holiday season, you want to make sure every dish is done to perfection.  The splash proof Thermapen from ThermaWorks ensures a spot on read of internal temperatures in only three seconds, meaning less time standing with the grill wide open as precious heat escapes from the cooker.  The countless color options (including a limited edition desert tan with US flag model) are pretty sweet too!

wagyu beef with asparagus

Meat. There’s been a lot of talk recently about Wagyu beef and Kurobuta pork among competition cooks and rightfully so.  Rich in texture, marbling and taste, these premium cuts are hard to beat as evidenced by their ability to deliver consistent top 10 results.  Among the various sources for Wagyu and Kurobuta products are our partners at Snake River Farms who have offered up a 10% discount to any reader who uses the promotion code KINGSFORD upon checkout (valid through January 1, 2012). And for more on Wagyu beef, be sure to check out our interview with Alan Turner of Snake River Farms here.


* Obligatory Disclaimer: Both the cookbook and a sample of Spicelab smoked salts were provided to the author free of charge for editorial review purposes.  I was not compensated for the review, and I have no affiliation with the book’s author, its publisher or the Spicelab organization.


- Clint Cantwell, Editor

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