This post was last updated on July 22nd, 2020 at 03:55 pm
Summer’s almost here and so is Fathers Day! So what do you get the man of the house to show him how special he really is? Get your dad a bbq related gift that really suits his personality!
Here at Fire Food Chef, we live to grill! Our website is constantly updated with reviews on the latest and best bbq products for pit kings and aspiring grill masters! Whether it’s a premium quality smoker or an economical, hassle-free charcoal grill, our in-depth reviews give you the scoop on everything you need to know as a consumer so you don’t waste your hard-earned dollars!
All men are created equal, but they’re definitely not all the same! Grills and smokers are actually designed for different types of chefs. Just like cars, there are models with luxury, state-of-the-art features, and then there are simpler, more practical units.
Budget and quality are important factors, of course, but consider your dad’s personality as well when you’re bbq shopping. Check out our list of product recommendations to find out which bbq grill or smoker is best suited for your father, based on personality!
Ok so he’s not exactly Mr Exciting, but he works hard, and he’s pretty easy to please, since he’s so low-maintenance. And he deserves a quality bbq like any other hard working, practical dad, right?
So spring a few bucks and check out our 3 highly-rated selections for a no frills kind of bbq.
A no frills bbq grill doesn’t include any additional parts or digital features, but it doesn’t sacrifice quality either. Each of the 3 options is priced to suit a different budget, from modest to highest. Ease of use and cost of maintenance was also a factor in our selection.
The models recommended below are all chosen from leading brands. Their grilling products are made of durable metal, porcelain, ceramic, and rubber parts. Size was also a consideration, so we chose grills that are compact and portable enough to fit in the trunk of your average family van. The drawback is that their size means less cooking area, but your dad will still enjoy quality-tasting grilled food!
Some of you are load and loveable. Others are modest and reserved. But when it comes to family gatherings, Family Guy Dad can always be counted on to get the grill going. He makes sure everyone has a ride to the family cookout location; he’s the one who makes the extra trips for water bottles and ice. And he’s been around long enough to know his way around the grill.
So what kind of grill will your family guy dad really appreciate? Sturdy, durable, design, with a spacious cooking chamber are key factors. But let’s not forget quality of taste as well. Pellet grills and propane grills will give your dad that open-flame feeling while enriching the flavor of smoked or grilled meat.
We’ve narrowed it down from thousands to 2 of the most trusted grills, one of each kind, to make it easier for you to decide. Weber and Rec-Tec are both leading brands, so be sure to read the features and warranty coverage for each before deciding.
Either one will last your ‘family guy’ dad for many barbecues to come!
Bonus Gift: Triple9 Father’s Day Baseball Cap Gift Present, a crown worthy of your Grill King!
He’s a hands-on kind of guy. His garage is lined with power tools and he’s always working away at a new project. Whether it’s building a bird feeder, installing new kitchen cabinets or a new tankless propane water heater, he knows his away around a toolbox and has a knack for fixing things.
Most bbq grills and smokers require some assembly, so your DIY Dad will have fun ignoring the instructions and figuring it out on his own. He may already have built his own smoke pit in his backyard and just needs a few accessories to take his backyard grilling to the next level.
Our Father’s Day gift recommendations are a mix of functional, practical and economical. They’ll make his grilling experience easy, fun both at home or on the road.
Bonus: BBQ Grill Cleaner Spray Concentrate – 100% Plant Based, Non-toxic & Food Safe, Great for Stainless Steel & Cast Iron
Today’s leading brands all offer smokers enhanced with digital features and Wifi for remote control. Their hands-free capability varies in range, but many of the digital features are similar.
Go digital and your dad can set and monitor internal temperature for multiple dishes, switch on and off remotely, or schedule a timer from a distance. Set the alarm on your handy app and watch the game in peace while your brisket burns low and slow, Yep, a digital electric smoker will give your dad plenty of new features to experiment with and a thrilling bbq experience every time!
If your budget is more modest or your dad already has a digital smoker, don’t worry! A Wifi digital bbq thermometer makes a great bbq gift, and is much easier to wrap!
He lives for the SuperBowl. Loves his meat and potatoes, loves his big-screen TV, and plays a little sports himself whenever he can. His glory days on the field may be behind him but his stories never grow old!
If your dad is a sports nut dad who enjoys a tasty grilled burger in his own backyard during SuperBowl Sunday, we’ve got some great Father’s Day bbq gift ideas!
The 3 grills in our selection were chosen based on features your sports dad will appreciate. Read the description to be sure your gift suits your dad’s personality. Then, check out the link for more details on specs, pricing, and warranty coverage.
He doesn’t play professional sports, but no one knows more about their favorite team or league than he does! Sporting events and away-games are a convenient excuse for him to get the old gang out of retirement for some rowdy poker, beer and burgers!
Tailgating Dad needs a grill that’s portable, versatile, and durable. An indoor/outdoor electric grill gives him the option at home of either the kitchen or patio. A portable gas or charcoal grill stores easily in your truck or pick-up and still delivers that great open-flame, char-broiled taste.
Check out our 3 recommendations and choose the Father’s Day gift that’s right for your dad!
Bonus Gift Idea: Camerons Products Tailgating Table
Grocery shopping, cooking, child care – Hipster dad can do it all, and he actually wants to! He doesn’t mind pushing the stroller, changing diapers, or helping with homework. Hipster dad values a work/life balance and puts his money behind brands who value community. He’s concerned about the environment too, and prefers eco-friendly products that are safe, healthy and sustainable.
This Father’s Day, get your Hipster Dad a bbq gift you know he’ll use again and again. We’ve selected
3 grills that are energy efficient, versatile and adaptable.
His personality is as large as his appetite, and he doesn’t care who knows it! Go Big or Go Home Dad always wants the biggest and best for his family. Whether it’s a giant christmas tree or a 50 inch plasma flat screen, he considers the investment worth it for the experience!
Give your Go Big or Go Home Dad a thrilling grill experience this summer with any of the 3 selections listed below. His grill will be the envy of every dad on the block after your next bbq!
Bonus Gift Idea: ROMANTICIST 27pc BBQ Grill Accessories Set (includes thermometer, heavy-duty stainless steel grill utensils and an aluminium case for outdoor camping/backyard barbecue)
Foodie Dad has a knack for cooking. He’s particular about his spices and knows a good cut of meat when he sees it. He gets excited talking about Celebrity Chef and can often be found experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen.
It’s a pretty safe bet that your Foodie Dad already has a grill he’s pleased with. He may even have a favorite brand. Instead of listing bbq smokers and grills, we decided to recommend some grill accessories as well.
For his next backyard bbq, make sure your Foodie Dad has all the best utensils and a great grill!
Bonus Gift Idea: Meathead: The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling
Whether he’s 26 or 56, his active lifestyle is hard to keep up with. When he’s not tinkering with his motorcycle, RV, or sports utility vehicle, you can find him on the internet searching out exotic destinations for his next “Amazing Race’ inspired adventure.
Of course, RV Camp Dad has his hands full these days with little ones always on the go, but he hasn’t lost his zeal for a smoked brisket or a sizzling sausage in the backyard with the family.
Our list of bbq gift ideas for your RV Camp Dad may not get his adrenalin going, but they’re sure to reward his taste buds. This summer, get rid of that old clunker he’s been using and surprise your dad with one of our portable, versatile gift ideas below.
Bonus Gift Idea: AmazonBasics Folding Campfire Grill
Hip Hop Dad may not have a lot of grilling experience, but you gotta give him an ‘A’ for effort! He may own a turntable and a few vintage LP’s. His favorite artists are probably long retired but his Spotify playlists are a carefully curated collection of seminal tracks from the most poignant moments of his youth.
If you’re Hip Hop Dad has been tinkering with an outdated, used grill, this Father’s Day could be your chance to help him raise his grilling game.
Our recommended gifts for Hip Hop Dad are all no fuss, easy to use grills. Versatile and durable, your dad can play his favorite tunes while enjoying savory, charbroiled goodness in his own backyard, balcony, or patio.
It’s not every day that we take time out from our busy routines to show our heartfelt appreciation for the dedicated, hard-working fathers in our lives. Each year, as Father’s Day rolls around, despite our best efforts, we tend to fall back on the traditional, practical gift ideas that have served fathers for decades. But it doesn’t have to be that way!
If you’ve decided to really surprise your grill-loving dad this summer with a gift they’ll really appreciate, a new smoker or grill will really show how well you know him.
Hopefully, this guide will help you find not only a great deal but an amazing BBQ or smoker that your father will enjoy for years to come. Keep visiting Fire Food Chef regularly for more of the best reviews and insights on everything bbq-related!
William Clay is a BBQ enthusiast dedicated to sharing his grilling (and overall cooking) expertise with FireFoodChef's readers.