Top 5 BBQ Accessories for the Dad Who Loves to Grill

Whether it’s for your dad’s birthday, a special occasion like Father’s Day or Christmas, or maybe just a random gift to show you care, there’s plenty of barbecue accessories that you can get for the special man in your life who loves to grill. With a variety of choices, it can quickly become overwhelming. So we’ve decided to make it easier.

In this comprehensive guide, we’ll showcase our top picks for barbecue accessories that never fail to be exciting birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, Father’s Day gifts, or just because. So let’s get started on zeroing in on the perfect gift.


What you Need to Know

Bring out your detective hat and magnifying glass because it’s time to be a super sleuth. Of course, you would know your ol’ man the best and can probably think of probing questions to get some vital grill info.

Subtle questions like “when was the last time you were able to grill, dad?” or maybe even “I’m looking to buy a grill someday - what model do you have?” can give you plenty of needed information that you can use to get your dad the perfect Father’s Day gift. To help you even more, here’s a checklist of useful information.


The Type of Grill your Dad Uses

Some accessories out there are compatible with certain grill models or grills that belong to a specific series. This is usually true for any kind of accessory that attaches to the grill. But even for accessories that do not attach to the grill and instead just rest on top of the grill, you’d still need to know at least the dimensions of the grill that your dad uses.


The Accessories that your Dad Already has or had

Though it’s really the thought that counts when it comes to buying gifts and your dad will probably appreciate whatever you get him, knowing you’ve gotten a gift that the person already has can be quite a bummer.

So, make sure to know what accessories your dad already has - or ever had. If they have a barbecue accessory that they’ve loved and lost, it can be a really thoughtful gesture to buy them a newer (and maybe even upgraded) version of that lost or broken barbecue accessory.


The Kinds of Dishes your Dad Loves or Would Like to Try

The first thought that people have when they hear about grilling is burgers, chicken, steaks, and maybe vegetables. This may seem like a limited variety but within that scope, there are hundreds of recipes to be tried.

You can also cook pancakes, pizza, salads, and even pie on a grill. All one really needs to embark on this grilling recipe adventure is the right inspiration and the right accessories. See if you can find out what recipes your dad is inclined to try.


What Problems with Grilling your Dad Has

Whether you are recalling from memories of past grilling sessions or if you intend to ask your dad directly, knowing what your dad struggles with while grilling can help. As we all may have experienced once or twice before, there is something incredibly thoughtful about a gift that solves a problem that we have. So though your dad loves to grill, he may be encountering problems - maybe the wire brush is giving him a hard time as he needs to pick up all the bristles that fall off, or maybe the kitchen gloves can't handle the heat - information like this can help you zero in on the perfect gift.



Top 5 BBQ Accessory Gift Ideas

After getting all or some of the information from above, you may already have an idea of the best possible gift for your dad. In case you are still stuck, here is the list of our top 5 selections to inspire you!


1. Tool Sets

This is a diverse category to explore and the good news is, you won’t need to know the grill model that your dad uses or what series it belongs to.

These types of grill accessories do not need to attach to the grill and may sometimes be part of the pre-grilling cooking preparations or the post-grilling serving aspect. Some of these accessories are highly versatile and can be used as a kitchen accessory too. A few examples include:



2. Cooking Products & Baking Stones

Most of these products go on top of the grill and don’t really need to be attached to the grill, making them suitable for a wide array of grill types. Basically, as long as there is a grill that is big enough to fit them and give a source of heat, these are good to go. With that said, knowing the dimensions of your dad’s grill will still help.

These kinds of barbecue accessories allow a griller to maximize the use of their grills by being able to cook more types of dishes. A few examples include:



3. Grilling Apparel

One of the best ways to make your grill master feel more legit - while also making sure they’re safe during grilling sessions - is to get them the right grilling apparel. It’s a type of present that may even remind someone, who hasn’t grilled in a while, just how awesome it feels to have a barbecue session. Here are a few products you can check out:



4. Cookbooks

Many would say that cookbooks are no longer needed in today’s times because any smartphone that accesses the right websites can become a cookbook. But try telling this to someone who is using the grill. It can get frustrating to need to keep a phone or tablet open while preparing food. (Although using Multi-Use Touchscreen Gloves can definitely make this easier). Still, the experience of having a book that you can easily look at while cooking and peruse through during spare time is different - and is often preferred by more traditional cooks.

With our cookbooks, you get expert-curated recipes that you won’t easily find just anywhere. These are perfect gifts for someone who wants to take their grilling skills to the next level. Here are some titles you can check out:


5. Grill Mats

Grill mats can be placed under the grill so as to protect the flooring underneath from oil and grease. We all know how difficult it is to clean these from any type of flooring. Grill mats, in comparison, are a lot easier to clean.

The surfaces of good grill mats should be non-slip so as to help keep the grill in place and flame resistant. And if your dad uses a charcoal grill, this latter characteristic offers an added benefit of protecting the flooring from sparks and coals that are accidentally dropped.

Here are some awesome grill mats that you can check out:

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And there you have it! Our top 5 picks for barbecue accessories that make the perfect father’s day gift.

How did your dad like his new barbecue accessory? Was it a birthday gift, Christmas gift, Father’s Day gift, or just because? How did it go? We’d love to hear from you! Follow Napoleon on Instagram or Facebook, share your journey on finding the perfect gift, and how it made a special day (or maybe even an ordinary day) far more special for dad.