If you have barbecue-loving friend or loved one, you'll have no problem choosing a gift that reflects his favorite type of food. Whether you choose just one or two items, or design an entire gift basket around his passion, don't forget to include a barbecue rub. Rubs can greatly enhance the flavor of the grilled meat.
Barbecue-inspired items will make the ideal gifts for a wide range of special occasions and events, including birthday parties, holiday get-togethers, anniversaries, weddings and bachelor parties. Grill-themed products are also perfect presents for housewarming parties.
No matter what your gift-giving budget is, you can create a thoughtful present using either big or small barbecue items. If you have more than one grill-lover in your life, you may even be able to save money by purchasing the products, such as barbecue rubs, in bulk via a food supplier.
Choose a varied selection of items and use them as personalized presents throughout the year. Having the items on hand may be convenient for last-minute gifts, and you can put a few in your pantry as well.
Here are some barbecue-inspired gift ideas to consider for a special person in your life:
1. Barbecue Rub Set
Barbecue rubs, such as from Butcher BBQ, will add a bold flavor to any type of grilled meat, such as grilled chicken, steak, and even seafood, including shrimp and scallop kabobs. You can also sprinkle rubs on grilled vegetable skewers and portobello caps.
Rub flavors include everything from sweet to smoky to savory, and feature ingredients such as brown sugar, black or red pepper, dried garlic and onion, salt, chili power, smoked paprika, rosemary, thyme, parsley and sea salt.
You can purchase a pre-packaged set of rubs, or design the gift yourself by individually selecting them. Be sure to include a few different flavor profiles for a well-rounded selection. Round out the gift with either a gift card to the recipient's favorite barbecue restaurant, or a gourmet meat retailer or local butcher.
2. Barbecue-Inspired Gift Basket
If you need a more substantial gift for an important event or occasion, you can't go wrong with a hand-packed gift basket. Start with the basics, such as meat rubs and sauces, and include items such as cookbooks filled with grilling tips and ideas, grilling essentials such as tongs and gloves, and event wood planks or skewers.
As a personalized touch, have an apron customized with the recipient's named and a whimsical title, such s "grill king."