Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Your BBQ Enthusiast
Christmas is fast approaching and maybe you need some help finding just the right Christmas stocking stuffers for your backyard BBQ enthusiast. The possibilities are only limited by your imagination and how large the stocking is. Don’t worry though, there are plenty of great BBQ related items to fill your loved one’s stocking with things they will enjoy. Now let’s get to filling those Christmas Stockings.
One of the things that I enjoy about getting BBQ related gifts is receiving something I haven’t tried yet. Sometimes that new rub you have never heard of turns out to be a new go to rub. It is also a great time to get something you just don’t want to buy for yourself like another thermometer or knife. There are several categories to include in a BBQ themed Christmas Stocking including, Rubs, Sauces, Tools, Gadgets and Apparel.
With those categories in mind we will explore some great BBQ gift ideas to put in your BBQ Fan’s Stocking. Let’s get started
BBQ Rubs and Sauces
I get excited when I reach in my stocking on Christmas morning and feel that new shaker or bottle. I bet your loved one will get excited too with any of these popular BBQ rubs and sauces. It is impossible to include all of the best rubs or rank them in any meaningful order so we will go with a few of my favorites in alphabetical order.
- BBQ Guys Kansas City Rub
- Hardcore Carnivore Red and Black
- HEB Sweet TX Heat BBQ Rub
- Killer Hogs the BBQ Rub
- Meat Church Holy Cow
- Meat Mitch Whomp
- Plowboys Yardbird Rub
- Blues Hog Original
- Head Country BBQ Sauce
- Stubb’s Original BBQ Sauce
- Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ Sauce
As I mentioned the choices are endless. You can’t try them all but you can really enjoy the journey. The list above is just some of my favorites to get you thinking about what you can put in your stocking. Also, if your BBQ fan has a favorite local place to eat good barbecue, check to see it they offer their rubs and sauces for sale.
When it comes to BBQ tools a new spatula, tongs, knife, gloves, lighter, butcher paper or skewers will fit really nicely in the stocking. If you have a really large stocking a new cutting board would be a great choice. You can find quality tools and accessories at a great price perfect for dropping in a Christmas Stocking. If your backyard pitmaster is a sports fan you can find all kinds of grilling tools with their favorite team emblazoned on them.
A must have accessory for any Pitmaster is a good thermometer. There are two basic kinds of thermometers that are a must have. One is the instant read thermometer that gives an instant temperature of your meat. This type will give you an instant reading of the temperature of your meat when you insert the probe. The other style is a leave in temperature probe. This type of thermometer allows you to monitor the current temperature of your meat throughout the cooking process.
The leave in temperature probe allows you to monitor a long cook like a Brisket or Pork Butt without constantly opening the smoker. Leave in probes can be simple temperature gauges that just displays the temperature and maybe has an audible alarm. They can also be high tech gadgets with Wifi or Bluetooth connectivity. With these you can monitor and adjust settings from the comfort of your living room. These also come with other features like monitoring multiple meats, displaying high and low temperature ranges etc.
When shopping for any kind of thermometer or meat probe ThermoWorks is one of the most trusted names in BBQ. They have a fantastic selection of all kinds of temperature devices to meet anyone’s needs. Yes, if you click on any of the ThermoWorks links or banners on this site and make a purchase I will make a small commission. I was a ThermoWorks user before joining their affiliate program and I still use my Thermapen and Dot today.
You can get creative here with choosing BBQ apparel stocking stuffers. Socks, T-shirts, Ties, Caps, Aprons and Towels. Now when I say towels we are not talking bath towels, every good pitmaster needs plenty of towels. It gets hot tending the fire and wiping down the surfaces while cooking. Grab some hand towels and have them embroidered with their nickname or a cool BBQ Design.
T-shirts are a staple for any backyard barbecue and BBQ T-shirts are way cooler than those free promotional T-shirts stuffed in our drawers. There are tons of funny sayings and designs you can get on a T-shirt. You can also find great looking shirts for sale at many of your local BBQ restaurants. The big BBQ brands also offer great shirts for sale. Just search online for BBQ Tshirts and pick out a couple of great looking shirts.
Basically anything with a BBQ theme is a great Christmas Stocking Stuffer. Refrigerator magnets, ornaments, books, sticky notes if its about BBQ they will love it.
For many, BBQ is more than just a type of food they like to eat. For the BBQ enthusiast it is a lifestyle. Whether cooking it themselves or cooking for others the Pitmaster enjoys great food shared with friends and family. Show the BBQ lover in your life how much you appreciate their craft and passion by filling their stocking with the things they will love. You both will have a Very Merry Christmas!