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Unique BBQ Gifts: 34 Ideas That Aren’t Gloves!

Top 3 Unique BBQ Gifts

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MEATER 2 Plus
BBQ Delivered From Gold Belly
Ooni Pizza Oven

So, your bbq grilling, smoking enthusiast already has the heat resistant gloves, the meat claws, a thermometer, some fancy dancy spatula, and, multiple rib racks. Is there really anything left they need, want or could even use on the bbq?

Absolutely!

In this list you’ll find 34 of the more unusual and unique bbq gifts that’ll actually surprise the ‘I’ve got everything’ barbecue guy or gal in your life.

We’ve tried to cover a range of price points to fit your budget. Our stocking stuffer list gives you dedicated under $25 bbq gifts though.

The items on this list aren’t your standard essential accessories. Yes, they’re still useful. In fact, there’s a lot of new technology here that the pitmaster in your life might not have even heard of.

So, whether you’re looking for something you can wrap, a gift they can eat, or a subscription to last the year, you’re sure to find something they’ll love here.

Happy shopping!

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Unique BBQ Tools

For the person who likes having something to open on Christmas day, these unique bbq gifts are either newly released products or less commonly owned tools that are both functional and surprising.

There’s none of the basics like bbq gloves, tongs, or basting mops here. Although if they’re what you’re after, you can find our recommendations in our best smoker accessory review.

Instead, these tools go beyond the usual suspects and will surprise them with a thoughtful and distinctive item that really will get used.

MEATER 2 Plus

Introducing this year’s hottest 2023 gift, the MEATER 2 Plus.

This latest release from the original and best in wireless meat thermometers, MEATER, is a groundbreaking addition to their lineup, making it an exceptional and our favorite of the unique BBQ gifts.

Unlike its predecessors, the MEATER 2 Plus boasts not just two but five sensors in each probe, ensuring the most accurate reading of the lowest temperature at four different points in your meat. The enhanced accuracy of 0.5°F and the inclusion of a calibration certificate for each probe underscore MEATER’s commitment to precision.

But, our favorite improvement to this technology is it’s increased maximum ambient temperature. The MEATER 2 Plus can now reach a remarkable 932°F, making it safe for grilling over open flames. You can even use this wireless meat thermometer in an Ooni pizza oven.

Currently there’s no other continuous monitoring wireless meat thermometer that can do this.

But, MEATER have also upgraded and expanded the Bluetooth range, giving an extensive 2,500-foot line-of-sight range. While it may not be Wi-Fi, it wireless connects across a huge distance for seamless connectivity, even in spacious settings.

Charging efficiency has been amped up, with the dock requiring only 15 minutes to provide enough charge for a 12-hour cooking session. One AAA battery can give you up to 2 years of regular charging and use. And, the battery is included.

For those who demand the best in wireless meat thermometers for smoking, grilling, deep frying, rotisserie or sous vide, the MEATER 2 Plus is the ultimate choice.

There is no competition with this cutting-edge technology and performance. And, it’s a really great price if you ask us. But, you can only buy this on the MEATER website at this stage. It’s that new.

Looft Air Lighter 2

The Looft Air Lighter 2 is not your typical barbecue tool – it’s a revolutionary device that takes the hassle completely out of lighting charcoal or wood for your grill.

By blowing air heated up to an impressive 1400°F, the electric powered Air Lighter ignites charcoal faster, safer and cleaner than any other way.

There’s absolutely no harmful chemicals from lighter fluid or charcoal starters, leeching into their barbecue, leaving residue on the food. It’s as simple as plugging it in to a regular power outlet, pressing the button and watching the coals start glowing.

But, the Looft Air Lighter 2 can be used for starting Ooni pizza ovens, fireplaces and campfires too.

As a unique bbq gift, the Looft Air Lighter 2 is perfect for the barbecue enthusiast who likes having the latest gadgets (it’s a 2023 new product), needs a faster way to light their grill, and/or likes to keep things as natural as possible.

It’s suitable for anyone with a charcoal or wood fired barbecue or pizza oven.

Whether it’s a birthday, Father’s Day, or a holiday gift, the Looft Air Lighter 2 is sure to impress and become an essential tool in any grill master’s arsenal.

Easy Function Wood Grill Scraper

For your grill enthusiast still relying on older wire-style brushes, consider upgrading their barbecue toolkit with this safer and oh so good Easy Function Wood Grill Scraper.

While traditional wire cleaners pose the risk of damaging the grate and leaving unwanted metal flecks behind, this all-natural, timber grill scraper has a scalloped blade that naturally wears into the hot grates to perfectly fit and clean absolutely any grill or smoker grate.

This one’s our favorite and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

Hardcore Carnivore Pitmaster Logbook

The photos of this Hardcore Carnivore Pitmaster Log Book are very average. But, the book itself is not.

And, because it’s simply not a very thought about product, it makes a great unique bbq gift for the pitmaster who’s always trying to perfect their art.

With 50 blank but guided templates to write down every detail of their cook, this log book will serve as a record of their bbq journey. By next Christmas, it should contain all the secrets to their best cooks so that they can more easily smoke that perfect brisket and remember exactly what made those ribs mouthwateringly delicious.

Crafted from stone paper, every page is tear resistant, blood proof, grease proof and sweat proof so it can sit by the bbq or handle being thrown in their bbq apron.

For the dedicated pitmaster in your life, this log book is not just a gift; it’s an investment in their barbecue journey, a companion that enhances their skills, and could even become an heirloom to hand down countless barbecue secrets.

Cuisinart Propane Tank Gauge

Running out of propane mid-cook is a definite killjoy. But, this handy Propane Tank Gauge from Cuisinart can save you from eating half-done sausages or having to run to the store part way through the party.

Cheap, small and lightweight, it’s a good one to throw in a stocking, or do for Secret Santa.

It works on any 20 pound propane tank and doesn’t require any batteries.

Simply hook it on, lift it up and get an accurate measure of when it’s time to fill up.

Pink Butchers Paper

If your significant other is still wrapping in foil, a roll of butchers paper might not seem like the most exciting gift. But, when they taste the improvement in their cooks after using it, they’re sure to be delighted!

This technique was made popular by Aaron Franklin who discovered that food-grade butchers paper lets the moisture out to prevent bark-ruining steaming while keeping the temperature more steady for a better cook.

We love this one by BBQ Butler because not only does it look great, it’s durable and a nice wide size to suit whatever you’re cooking.

LIZZQ Premium Pellet Tube Smoker

Know someone who wants a smoker but don’t have the budget for it?

Well, the LIZZQ Pellet Smoker Tube is the easiest and cheapest way to convert a gas grill to a smoker. Simply fill it with all-natural wood pellets, light at one end, set it down on the lower grate and close the lid.

They’re also ideal for cold smoking, or, are great to pop in any type of smoker to boost the overall smoke levels and create more flavor.

This 12 inch version will smoke for up to 5 hours, is made from decent quality stainless steel, and is hexagonal so it won’t roll around.

Cheap enough to be a unique bbq Secret Santa gift, stocking stuffer, or wrapped on it’s own, it’s a versatile tool that can be used with any type of smoker.

Kitchen Accessories

Good barbecue starts in the kitchen after all. And, kitchen accessories are often an overlooked gift that’s actually perfect for the bbq enthusiast.

In this section of our unique BBQ gift review, we give you kitchen tools and accessories that add to the barbecuing experience.

From precision thermometers to innovative marinade injectors, these items not only streamline the cooking process but also add a touch of flair to your smoking or grilling enthusiasts’ experience.

Dalstrong Slicing Knife

Specifically designed for the difficult with a regular knife job of slicing brisket and other large cuts of meat, the Dalstrong Slicing Knife is the best out there.

Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, the Dalstrong Slicing Knife features a razor-sharp, high-carbon stainless steel blade that effortlessly glides through meat, ensuring clean and uniform slices.

The extra long 12 or 14 inch, narrow blade is purpose-built to cut through a wide brisket in one slice. And, because it’s so sharp, it’s easy to get paper-thin slices without squashing carefully smoked meats.

With a comfortable but very good looking handle, the Dalstrong feels really nice to use, and makes for an impressive, out of the ordinary bbq gift.

Packaged up nicely, wrap some paper around it or just slide on a bow and call it a day. This masterpiece of a knife will give your pitmaster a tool they can cherish forever but might not have bought themselves.

Victorinox Fibrox Pro 12" Slicing Knife with Granton Blade

This Victorinox Professional Quality 12 inch Slicing Knife is a cheaper version of the Dalstrong recommended above.

At less than half the price of the Dalstrong, it doesn’t look quite so impressive, but made by the leading knife manufacturer, Victorinox, it still does a mighty fine job of the pretty specific task of slicing a hefty brisket.

The straight blade gives a neat cut without tearing the meat apart while the grooves prevent the meat from sticking to the metal.

It’s 12 inch length is long enough to slice through a whole brisket effortlessly. But, the Victorinox Fibrox Slicing Knife is equally as good to use on other meats. You can even use it to slice watermelon and it’s perfect for splitting cakes too.

With a lifetime warranty at such a great price, this unique bbq gift is sure to become a treasured tool.

Victorinox Fibrox Pro 6" Boning Knife

Another knife that, in my opinion, should be in every bbq enthusiasts kitchen is a quality boning knife.

These shorter, finer 6″ knives are ideal for trimming and prepping meat or fish before barbecuing. It’ll get a lot of for regular kitchen stuff too.

This one, the Victorinox Fibrox Pro 6″ Boning Knife, is one of the best around. Made from high carbon stainless steel, it’ll last years and years. And, for it’s quality, it’s surprisingly affordable.

Gift it by itself, or paired with a brisket slicing knife like above.

Greener Chef XXXL Bamboo Cutting Board

For anyone who cooks large cuts of meat like brisket, ribs, or pork butt, a high-quality, extra huge butchers block makes light work of trimming, prepping, cutting, and finishing cooked meat.

We love this one, the Greener Chef XXXL Bamboo Cutting Board.

Beware, this thing isn’t your standard cutting board. It’s huge!

You can easily fit the biggest turkey on here, a whole brisket, a huge watermelon… There’s plenty of real estate.

And, with a generous drip groove running all the way around, you can slice up even the juiciest brisket without making a mess all over the bench.

Perfect for every stage of barbecuing, it’s not your average grill-related gift. It’s super practical and shows you really thought about a useful but unique present.

Plus, the Greener Chef XXXL Cutting Board also makes a great Charcuterie board or pizza serving platter, and fits over most stovetops to make extra bench space.

Dry Rub Shakers

Whether they make their own rubs or buy them in bulk, having a set of these XL stainless steel dry rub shakers makes it easy to get the flavor on the meat without accidentally pouring on too much.

Simple and cheap, they’re ideal as a standalone unique bbq gift, or could be put with a few other items to make up a surprising gift basket. Either way, they’re an item that’s really useful but isn’t found in most barbecue enthusiasts kitchens.

CHEFFANO Meat Grinder and Sausage Stuffer

In the realm of unique bbq gifts, the CHEFFANO Meat Grinder stands is a versatile and indispensable tool for barbecue enthusiasts who like to be involved in all parts of the cooking process.

Whether it’s to avoid additives, keep the cost low, or process hunted meat, the CHEFFANO Meat Grinder’s powerful motor handles it all, very easily.

From traditional beef and pork to more exotic meats like venison, lamb, or bison, your special someone can experiment with different flavors and combinations to truly make their food their own.

The included cutting blades and sausage kit neatly slots into the built-in storage box so there’s not a whole heap of parts floating around the kitchen.

It’s also ideal for mincing vegetables like carrots, garlic and peppers as well.

Potane Precision Vacuum Sealer Machine

When you barbecue, there’s almost always leftovers. It’s one of the best things about it, as long as you can keep it fresh and keep freezer burn away.

Vacuum sealin leftovers is the best way to preserve the flavor of their carefully smoked creations. It’s also a great save money on expensive bbq meats because you can buy whole ribeye, sirloin, etc, slice it, and vacuum pack it so you can whip out an individual steak later.

Which to get? We like the Potane Precision Vacuum Sealer Machine.

It’s professional quality with high suction power, there’s built-in bag storage, and, it’s 5 year warranty is one of the longest on the market.

There’s a choice of 2 different widths 8″ and 11″ which will suit later cuts for the barbecue. And, you can even use it for sous vide so your bbq-loving giftee can give that a go too.

Raw Meat to Grill or Smoke

There’s some unique BBQ gift ideas on this list. But, if the person you’re shopping for really has it all or is very particular with what they want (we get it!), there’s always meat.

Here’s some of the really good quality stuff…

But, for a deeper dive, check out our top selection of meat subscription boxes for smoking and our best mail order steaks.

Snake River Farms Wagyu Beef

If the person you’re shopping for has pretty much every gadget, there’s no way you can go wrong with a slab of meat they can cook up.

And, anyone who’s into meat will appreciate the Michelin Starred quality of Snake River Farms Wagyu beef. Here, you can get pretty much any cut from steaks and roasts to burgers, dogs and whole briskets.

Snake River Farms is a family-owned business that aims to produce the highest quality meats in the whole of the United States. Impeccable detail is paid to every part of their sustainable farming and the result is meat that exceeds the USDA Prime standards.

Pick your own cuts to be delivered fresh, choose from their popular gift packs, or really get in their good books with a Snake River Farms subscription box.

Whatever you choose, it’s sure to be quite a treat!

Porter Road Fresh Meat

If you like the idea of gifting meat for smoking or grilling, Porter Road is another incredible option.

You can get practically any cut of meat here. Sourced from farms in Kentucky, Tennessee and Pennsylvania, dry-aged and hand-cut at the Porter Road facility, all their meat is pasture-raised with no hormones and no antibiotics.

After all, you can’t make great barbecue if you start with average meat.

Available in single cuts you can mix and match, curated boxes and subscriptions, there’s a Porter Road option to suit any and every budget.

Meat Ready to Eat

For a very unique, experience related bbq gift, you can give top-notch memories from renowned restaurants across the country without having to buy a plane ticket.

Yes, you can get some of the world’s best already cooked barbecued meat delivered to their doorstep to transform their backyard into a top bbq joint for the night.

It’s a gift that feeds but will also inspire them to try new flavors, smoking techniques, or even new cuts of meat. Either way, it’s one they’ll remember for a long time.

Southside Market Smoked Meats

Thinking you like the meat idea but want to give your special someone a break from cooking? You can do that too…

Southside Market, one of the most historic barbecue restaurants in the country let you send the taste of Texas anywhere in the United States.

Start with their famed Sausage Slammers, add a whole smoked brisket and a side of ribs. Or, grab a gift set for even better value.

All of their cooked meats are shipped frozen on dry ice. They’ll keep for about 6 months in the freezer and taste like you’re sitting in one of their Texas joints by simply following their detailed reheating instructions that vary depending on the cut of meat.

Southside Market also sell their seasoning and sauces that are perfect for the person who wants to recreate restaurant quality bbq right at home.

BBQ Delivered From Gold Belly

Can’t actually fly your someone special to Franklin BBQ, Joe’s KC or Big Bob Gibson Bar-B-Q for a night they won’t forget?

Well you can fly the barbecue to them with Gold Belly.

Choose from a huge number of dream bbq joints and get their most popular meats sent direct to US doors as these top-rated barbecue restaurants package up the goods and send it chilled and ready to enjoy.

Most packages come with free shipping and everything you need to serve it as it comes.

And, if you can’t choose, there’s Gold Belly gift cards so your giftee can choose the time and the place. Just make sure you’re invited!

Carnivore Club Subscription

For something that compliments their love of barbecue and everything meat without stepping on their pitmaster toes, there’s Carnivore Club.

Well priced for gifts, at Carnivore Club you can get one-off or regular subscription boxes filled with quality artesian meats you simply won’t find at the grocery store.

Every box is unique. In the past they’ve been filled with things like French Charcuterie, South African Biltong and Italian Salami. It’s friggin’ delicious and quite a treat to open!

Ideal for meat-loving snackers or for entertaining, check out the options below.

Rubs and Sauces

A bottle of sauce of jar of spices usually isn’t what you’d think of when you’re looking for a bbq gift that’s different. But, the items we’ve included here are different from the norm and will bring a touch of excitment to any bbq lovers life.

One great thing about gifting rubs and sauces to the griller who has everything is their consumable nature.

Unlike tools or gadgets that are only bought or gifted once, consumables are always in demand and appreciated, making them a reliable choice for gifts. What’s more is that they encourage the recipient to try new things and create unique flavors that might become their new favorite go-to dish.

Wrap one by itself, grab a beautifully packaged gift pack, or bulk out a bigger surprise with these unique rubs and sauces.

Hardcore Carnivore

Here at Burning Brisket, Hardcore Carnivore is our go-to dry spice for almost every single one of our cooks.

This is my number one gifted bbq item. I literally put one of these in every barbecue lovers gift, even if they’ve had it before. It’s just so good! There’s other flavors to try. And, because it’s consumable, it’s a gift that needs refreshing.

With Hardcore Carnivore there’s a flavor for everyone. From the not too sweet, not too spicy, I simply can’t get enough of Red, to the bold, medium spiced flavor of Tex Mex, and the dramatic look of the activated charcoal Black beef seasoning.

Choose one based on the type of meat they like to cook the most, or throw in a few.

All Hardcore Carnivore rubs are made in Texas and don’t contain any MSG or gluten. They’re keto-friendly, and they’re good not just for bbq, you can literally throw them on anything else in the kitchen (minus the bench! Don’t waste the good stuff on the bench).

One 11 ounce jar goes a long way too. We get 20+ smokes with big cuts of meat from it.

But, there’s the 3 pound mega-packs that are so huge they’ll definitely impress the keenest of pitmasters.

Derek Wolf Beer Infused BBQ Rubs by Spiceology

For a unique BBQ gift that combines both barbecue and beer, the Spiceology Derek Wolf Beer Infused BBQ Rubs is a flavorful and innovative choice.

Crafted in collaboration with Derek Wolf, a renowned pitmaster, these rubs bring a creative twist to the art of grilling, infusing the essence of beer into every bite.

They’re essentially the fusion of high-quality spices with the robust flavors of beer and they make any smoked or grilled meat taste great!

This 6-pack is of course stylishly packed just like a 6 pack of beer. The gift presentation is spot on.

And, each rub in this collection is a carefully curated blend of ingredients, designed to complement a variety of meats. From brisket to ribs, the versatility of these rubs makes them a go-to seasoning for the barbecue lover who appreciates the fusion of creativity and gastronomy in barbecue.

Grill Masters Club

For a little bit of everything that’s already proven itself good, head to the Grill Masters Club.

Here you can buy a one-off or subscription boxes that include one bbq sauce, bbq rub, wood chips and recipe alongside a Chef’s Select surprise item. It doesn’t have to be a recurring, monthly membership.

They mix up what’s in the boxes nicely so you get to try a whole range of flavors from different regions boasting different types of barbecue. And, most are award-winning.

It’s a great way buy for someone when you’re not quite sure what their taste in bbq is like. And, it’s sure to spark their cooking creativity, letting them try a whole heap of new products without them having to do the research and go out and grab them all individually.

And, if you or your recipient does like what’s in the box, they usually offer a discount to buy more of your favorite brands making it a win-win.

Barbecue Books

Books always make a great gift for grillers or smokers who like to learn new methods of cooking, experiment with new recipes, or just enjoy a good read. But, your grill master who seemingly has everything will probably have the staple titles.

So, instead of the well-trodden classics, these newer releases and hidden gems might not yet be part of their collection.

These barbecue books offer a fresh perspective, featuring innovative techniques, unique recipes, and insights from not your typical pitmasters.

Or, for our full list of recommended barbecue cookbooks, read our best smoker cookbooks review.

Rodney Scott's World of BBQ

Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ is one of the most sizzling recent additions to the world of smoker cookbooks. Released in 2021, this book is growing in popularity as it scoops up awards from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Time Out, Epicurious, Vice, and Southern Living, to name a few.

Crafted by the James Beard Award-winning chef, Rodney Scott, and the seasoned bbq writer, Lolis Eric Elie, this cookbook is a comprehensive journey into the heart of barbecue culture.

It seamlessly blends foundational knowledge, historical insights, and user-friendly core recipes into an inspirational story of Rodney’s life. He’s even included cherished family recipes that have been passed down through generations and is worth it for this alone, in my opinion.

Completed with outstanding photography, reading Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ is like having a down-to-earth conversation about the art with a good friend.

Whether you’re giving to a smoking novice or someone will quite a bit of experience under their grilling apron, this book will teach and inspire and what gift can get much better than that.

Diva Q's Barbecue

Diva Q’s Barbecue Cookbook may not enjoy the same level of recognition as some other more well-known titles. But, make no mistake — this hidden gem deserves a prominent spot among the best smoker cookbooks.

The renowned Diva Q, made famous by the hit TV show BBQ Crawl, imparts her extensive expertise in this self-titled guide. Delving into essential techniques, flavor profiles, and pro tips, she empowers readers to wield tongs and master the flames with newfound confidence.

While some smoker cookbooks tend to prioritize technique over recipes, Diva Q’s Barbecue stands out with a whopping 195 recipes that cover the spectrum from barbecue basics to championship-level dishes.

However, what truly distinguishes this book from the rest is the emphasis it places on the joy of cooking with loved ones.

Diva Q encourages readers to turn barbecue and mealtime into experiences filled with laughter and shared moments. It’s why we love it so much. It serves as a good reminder to put the phones away and connect.

Suitable for both beginners and seasoned grill masters, Diva Q seamlessly covers grilling and smoking techniques while focusing on casual, family-friendly food.

This cookbook isn’t just a guide; it’s an invitation to transform every barbecue session into a celebration of good food, laughter, and shared moments which is after all, the essence of what barbecue truly is.

Smokestack Lightning: Adventures in the Heart of Barbecue Country

Smokestack Lightning isn’t your typical recipe book. In fact, it’s more of a non-fiction story that covers a 1993 road trip across the USA, where the authors, journalist Lolis Eric Elie and photographer Frank Stewart, indulged in an abundance of barbecue delights.

But, it’s not just some guys sharing how good their food was to eat.

This book takes such a fundamental look at American barbecue that they made it into a documentary.

During their journey, Elie and Stewart explored renowned barbecue joints as well as hidden gems in local spots, engaging in conversations with chefs, pitmasters, and restaurant owners. They share the rich history, varied perspectives, and invaluable lessons gleaned from their experiences.

It’s eloquently written, infused with humor, and offers a profound history and insightful comparison of barbecue across different regions, transporting readers back to the essence of what makes barbecue special – the interplay of meat, smoke, and spice.

As such, many think of this book as an anthropological bible, offering a deep dive into the history and soul of barbecue. There are recipes too. But, it’s truly a unique and memorable choice of a book that transcends the boundaries of traditional cookbooks.

Outdoor Entertaining

While your barbecue enthusiast friend may have an impressive array of BBQ tools and accessories, memorable outdoor experiences extend beyond the grill and these gifts help them create just that.

From an outdoor speaker to pump some tunes out, cooler cups, and the worlds most awsome pizza oven, there’s always room to enhance the outdoor hosting experience.

Ooni Pizza Oven

If you’ve got a pizza lover on your hands, Ooni is incredible!

Not only have they brought affordable, high-heat, restaurant-quality pizza cooking to the backyard. But, they’ve also one-upped it by making pizza night easy, fast and mess-free with their wood pellet or gas fired models.

No more splitting wood and stoking the fire. No more huge, purpose-built pizza ovens.

A pizza from one of these ovens is absolutely delicious. I will go as far as saying it’s some of the very best pizza I’ve ever eaten and I really love pizza. They’re that good.

Here’s a quick run-down of the different Ooni models:

  • Frya – a gravity-fed 100% hardwood pellet-fired oven. These are the same pellets as run a pellet smoker. But, no electricity is required. Available in a 12″ model only.
  • Koda – A natural or propane gas fired pizza oven. Available in both 12″ and 16″ models.
  • Karu – Ooni’s multi-fuel pizza oven that requires real hardwood pieces for pizza, also runs on charcoal, and can be turned into a propane gas oven with the attachment that’s sold separately. This is available in the 12″ model, 12G with glass door and temperature gauge, and what’s sitting on our deck, the very best 16″ oven.
  • Volt – Electric pizza oven that’s suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Available in the 12″ model only.

As a gift, I’d match the Ooni fuel type to the same type of barbecue they have. So, if they already have a pellet smoker, the pellet-fired Fyra. If they like charcoal, the Karu. And, if they’re into gas-grilling, the Koda.

For a high-quality pizza oven, Ooni’s are such great value for money. But, if they’re a little out of your gifting budget, it could be worth splitting it with the rest of the family. Just make sure you’re invited to the next pizza night.

Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 Smokeless Fire Pit

If they don’t already have a firepit, the Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 Smokeless Fire Pit is one of the hottest unique gifts for 2023 that’ll add to the ambiance and enjoyment of having and hosting a barbecue.

This sleek and innovative fire pit has a smokeless design, ensuring that the focus remains on spending time with friends and family instead instead of trying to evade plumes of smoke.

It’s exceptionally well made with a high-quality stainless steel drum that makes it both durable and good-looking in any outdoor setting.

Perfect for backyard barbecues, camping trips (it’s portable too), or cozy evenings on the patio, the Solo Stove Bonfire 2.0 will become a centerpiece of the gathering, giving unforgettable moments around the fire.

Rotating Marshmallow Roasting Sticks

Great with a Solo Smokeless Fire Pit, or on their own, these Jolly Green Products Rotating Marshmallow Roasting Sticks are a top-quality set of telescopic forks that are durable enough to last more than one sesaon.

With a free bag, they make a great gift for the smoker or griller who has it all.

Nothing beats roasted mashmallows by the fire or over the barbecue coals and with this set, they’ll never have to find or risk it with dirty sticks again.

JBL Charge 5 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Ideal for parties, sitting alone by the smoker and everything in between, a portable Bluetooth speaker might not have been your first idea when you thought barbecue, but, it’s a darn good one!

The sound quality that can pump from the JBL Charge 5 is seriously impressive and surprisingly affordable.

It’s strong enough to handle some rough and tough with a IP67 waterproof rating that means the bbq grease will wipe right off it.

The long battery life can give up to 20 hours of play time, plenty for even the longest smokes and tailgates. But, you can even charge a smartphone by plugging it into the speaker so your phone that’s streaming the music won’t die mid cook either.

Available in a whole heap of colors to suit every personality, a quality outdoor speaker is a must-have unique bbq gift for everybody.

YETI Tundra 45

A good-sized cooler from the leading brand, YETI, is a must-have for summer grill and smoke-outs. And, the Tundra 45 is a great balance between size and price.

In it you’ll fit 28 cans of beer and enough ice to keep it cold.

The insulation is top-notch 3 inch permafrost and the patented T-Rex lid latches make broken latches a thing of the past. They’re even certified bear-resistant, they’re that good.

And, because the Tundra 45 is virtually indestructible and not overly large, it’s also suitable for taking hunting, fishing and/or camping. It’s a gift that’s going to last a long time and gets to come on all the great adventures!

Hydro Flask Cooler Cup

If a YETI isn’t in your gift budget, grab them a cold one with an insulated cooler cup from the great brand, Hyrdo Flask.

This might not be the first thing you think of when you think unique bbq gifts. But, because it’s not directly related, and having another isn’t a bad thing, it’s a great, not too expensive gift that goes well with barbecue.

This versatile cup functions as both a cooler and an insulated beverage holder, making it an indispensable companion for extended barbecue sessions in the sun.

Crafted from durable stainless steel, it can withstand the rigors of outdoor use, ensuring it’ll make it through even the most lively gatherings with a sweat-free design so that hands remain dry and comfortable at all times.

A perfect fusion of style and practicality, it’s available in a whole heap of colors to suit any personality. And, having a set of different colors is a good way to remember who’s beer is who’s anyway.

Things to Wear

When they’ve got a lot of the common bbq gadgets, you can’t go wrong with some grill related fashion.

In this curated collection, we’ve gathered a range of unique BBQ gifts that go beyond the apron, ensuring your barbecue enthusiast looks as good as the food they’re cooking.

They’re stylish and high-quality but still affordable unique bbq gifts that don’t just have to be worn in the backyard.

HAKA State City BBQ Trucker Hat

Ideal for both men and women, this understated hat adds a touch of barbecue flair in a stylish and practical manner.

It’s excellent quality and very comfortable to wear with an adjustable snapback so you’ll know that this cap can fit just right.

HAKA boxes all of their hats up very carefully, ensuring that your gift arrives in perfect condition without any Santa-induced squashing. You don’t even need to open it. Simply throw some paper around it or even just tie a bow and you’re good to go.

Burger Socks Box by Rainbow Socks

Absolutely not your average bbq-related, average quality sock, these burger socks make the perfect, good quality and unique gift for the griller in your life who has it all.

Packaged exceptionally well in their burger-themed box, each pack contains 2 pairs of unisex socks that together form a burger.

The great quality Oeko-Tex certified yarn feels really nice on. And, because the ingredients are embroided, not printed on, there’s no fading or cracking over time.

So, while these socks serve as a unique and playful gift, they also solve the perennial problem of needing new socks while paying homage to their love of the grill.

Mens Chillin and Grillin Tee

Last but not least in this unique bbq gifts line up is this Chillin’ and Grillin’ Tee from Crazy Dog T-Shirts.

And, yes, they might already have a barbecue related shirt, but they probably won’t have this exact one making it a safe bet for anyone who likes graphic tees.

Crafted with a focus on quality and comfort, this tee combines a laid-back charm with it’s cool slogan. Perfect for those leisurely moments spent tending to the grill, casual summer evenings, or wearing anywhere really, it’s a statement piece that brings a touch of personality to their outfit.

Give them a one-of-a-kind tee that resonates with their passion and style, ensuring that every grilling session becomes a memorable and fashionable affair.

Kate Brown, the founder and voice behind Burning Brisket, is not your typical pitmaster or restaurateur. Her expertise in barbecue grew from a humble desire to cook exceptional meals for her family. From overcoming burnt brisket mishaps to establishing her boutique cattle ranch, Kate shares her passion to help 'ordinary' individuals cook extraordinary barbecue, believing that simplicity often yields the best flavors. Kate is commited to making great barbecue accessible to all with the right resources and some tasty practice.

About Burning Brisket

Burning Brisket is one of the leading, independent authorities on all things barbecue. Family-owned and run, it's our mission uncomplicate the art of smoking to help you enjoy making incredible food at home for your family and friends to create memories over.

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