The temperatures are higher, the days are longer and Dad’s out by the grill. This Father’s Day, gift your old man some tools (and toys) to make his grilling experience more enjoyable. From steak knives to gift-worthy grills, here’s your cheat sheet for gifting your grill-inclined Dad.
G&F Welder’s Gloves
A fact: oven mits are often not protective at temperatures beyond 400 to 500 degrees. Grills — both gas and charcoal — operate in excess of this threshold regularly. Designed for welders, these gloves will do the trick.
Weber Rapidfire Chimney Starter
The Rapidfire is a better grilling sidekick than an ice-cold pilsner. This thing is a must-have for preparing charcoal, it’s designed to safely light and pour coals into the grill.
Lodge Cast-Iron Griddle
Leave it Lodge to make an affordable and great griddle for a grill. Throw it over burners or coals and you’ve made an outdoor diner.
The thermometers built into the hoods of a grill, no matter how expensive the grill, are likely garbage. Thermoworks is the most trusted name in temperature tracking, and this is their most affordable probe.
Tramontina Porterhouse Steak Knives
Believe it or not, these are the knives used at quality steakhouses. The blades are made of high-carbon steel with a full-tang build and the handles are crafted from a polywood so you can throw these in the dishwasher without issue.
ALPS Mountaineering King Kong Chair
ALPS Mountaineering made a foldable chair fit for the king (or queen) of the grill with a cup holder and side pocket to hold a motivational beer and other dad knick knacks.
Screw lighter fluid — it adds a nasty taste and can be dangerous. The Looftlighter will set a fire faster than fluid and it can be used on briquettes, charcoal, pellets, wood and more.
Cohiba Black Robusto Crystal
Smoke while you smoke. Cohiba’s Robusto Crystal gives a smooth pull with flavors of rich dark chocolate, and isn’t nearly as pricey as the iconic brand’s full-sized sticks.
Ultimate Ears Boom 3
Despite being a couple years old, the UE Boom 3 is still one of the best Bluetooth speakers on the market. Ideal for blasting Journey for hours on end.
Grass Roots Farmer’s Collective Father’s Day Box
Grass Roots’ meat comes from a collection of farms across the southern and central US. All the meat is pasture-raised on regenerative farms, sans-hormones and antibiotics. Having cooked with it, it’s a significant taste upgrade from what’s available at grocery stores and doesn’t leave one with lingering moral dread.
Yeti Hopper Flip 8 Soft Cooler
Put all your cold beverages in the Yeti Hopper so you don’t need to go in and out of the house to grab them from the fridge. ColdCell will keep everything chilled for a long time, and the DryHide shell is built for tough environments — even if it’s just your patio.
Weber Performer Premium Charcoal Grill
Like the OG Weber kettle grills of old, but upgraded. Weber’s Performer is half charcoal grill, half prep table and 100 percent a solid charcoal grill for dad.
Char-Broil Signature TRU-Infrared Gas Grill
With a generous 420 square inches of grilling real estate, Char-Broil’s mid-sized, mid-priced gas grill offers up some of the highest temperatures in its class, thanks to an infrared burner not often found on gas grills outside the luxury class.