There’s nothing like summer cookouts. The beautifully seared well-marbled steaks, those loaded burgers.

And for the person who loves to grill, they look forward to this time of the year all year long. If that person who loves to grill is the father figure in your life, getting him the gear and proteins he needs to bring his cookout to the next level may be the ideal gift this Father’s Day.

Even better: He might just be inviting you to his next backyard cookout!

Happy To Meat You Chicago Steakhouse Sampler

There’s nothing more fitting for a griller than some fantastic steaks to sear to perfection. This box of wet-aged and hand-cut steaks and burgers ($275) offers a bounty of crowd favorites like T-bones, ribeyes, filet mignon and more, all prime for grilling up and serving to hungry guests at the next cookout.

Charcoal Companion Non-Stick Kabob Grill Baskets

If they love to grill, they probably also love the fun exercise of making kabobs. These are always crowd pleasers because there’s just so many ways to go with them. There’s veggie spins with peppers and onions or meat varieties, be it chicken, lamb, or beef. They can also go with seafood and make shrimp or lobster kabobs. These Charcoal Companion Non-Stick Kabob Grill Baskets ($30) make it even easier to make kabobs, because they get to skip the skewers altogether. All they need to do is fire up the grill and pack the baskets with their favorite ingredients.

Typhur InstaProbe Thermometer

No one wants to serve undercooked poultry or overcooked steak. That can ruin a dinner party instantly. This thermometer ($109) offers readings in seconds, and will keep those proteins tasting and looking their best on and off the grill.

Berkley Jensen Deluxe Spiral Skewers

If skewers are on the menu this package of spiral skewers ($10) are easy to grip and flip thanks to cool touch handles. This will help keep all the food evenly cooked and in place, and since they come in a set of 8, it’s perfectly sized to feed the whole extended family.

Viking Slate & Acacia Charcuterie Board

Grilling is all about presentation, and whether slicing that perfectly cut ribeye or offering some cheese and charcuterie to keep everyone noshing as the grill is fired up, this board ($180) is a beautiful gift idea. This set includes not only the beautiful wood board with slate inlay, but also two cheese knives and three pinch bowls.

House of Mana Up Backyard Barbecue Gift Set

Spicing up their backyard barbecue is all about adding a bit of flavor and heat to the equation, and this gift set of Hawaii-grown ingredients ($78) includes everything from local vanilla to smoked habanero hot sauce and smoke salt. This and more is sure to bring any cookout to the next level.

ButcherBox Ultimate Grill Box

If he’s going to be spending the summer months grilling, he’s going to need a great freezer arsenal of proteins for the grill. This ultimate grill box ($185) has everything from chicken wings to ribeyes to sausages, hot dogs, and baby back ribs, and so much more – perfect for an epic backyard barbecue.


Freshly ground pepper is important for just about any cookout, no matter what is on the menu. The Pepper Cannon ($200) can get a large steak from pepperless to fully seasoned in 7 cranks instead of 70. While ordinary mills can only grind in the 12-28 mesh size, the Pepper Cannon boasts an 8-60+ mesh range for complete control of spice levels.

Ignik FireCan Deluxe Fire Pit + Grill

If he loves to grill and smoke, he’ll probably be blown away by this awesome deluxe fire pit ($225). It has a two-burner, stainless steel design with fuel options appropriate for both grilling and a warming campfire, so whether he’s grilling or going camping, he’s all set.

Tramontina Churrasco Spatula and Barbecue Tongs

Grilling isn’t only about the grill and the meat, it’s also about the right tools to get the job done. This spatula and tongs set ($40), These tongs have long, wooden handles, which means you can handle those proteins and veggies without getting burned. The stainless steel grill brush it comes with is also a godsend that will make cleanup at the end of the dinner an absolute breeze – talk about the gift that keeps on giving!

Emile Henry Oval Grill Pan

Grilling isn’t just about those steaks and ribs. This oval ceramic grill pan ($50) is a simple way to seamlessly cook fish or seafood easily on the barbecue. When grilling fish, you don’t want it to stick to the grill or fall apart. A dedicated pan helps with this, and keeps the delicate fish tender and delicious. It also avoids a mess or a fire if you are cooking that fish in a marinade - another very important consideration!

Shun Classic Hollow Ground Brisket Knife

Is there a greater showstopper than a beautiful smoked brisket? The Shun Classic Hollow Ground Brisket Knife ($300) is the perfect tool whether trimming and slicing that aforementioned brisket or preparing a ham or turkey for a holiday dinner. Part of the secret of this amazing knife is its long, narrow blade. This brilliant blade helps it to cut perfectly even and thin slices in a single pass. That keeps that juicy tenderness at its peak.

Blue Circle Foods Norwegian Cookout Box

This Cookout Box ($141) is sure to lead to a cookout that will have everyone talking. It includes upcycled certified salmon burgers and salmon sausages in original and apple thyme. These can all be cooked from frozen and is a way to enjoy a lighter, summery spin on the traditional burgers and hot dogs. .

Proctor Silex 5-in-1 Electric Indoor Grill, Griddle & Panini Press

A rainy day doesn’t have to ruin his big grilling plans, thanks to this 5-in-1 indoor grill ($90). Not only does it offer beautifully grilled steaks and burgers, but it’s easy to clean thanks to nonstick plates and removable drip trays that are dishwasher safe. The reversible plates include a griddle on one side and grill on the other, so there’s tons of tasty cooking options.

Yondu Vegetable Umami

Grilling is partially about the tools and the proteins, but it’s also about that flavor you inject into the meat or veggies – and that’s all in the seasoning. This savory seasoning (starts at $7) is made using a slow fermenting process to create a delicate umami flavor that will complement but not overpower anything you are cooking.

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