With spring here and summer around the corner, now’s a great time to plan for Easter – the upcoming long weekend is a perfect excuse for getting together with family and seeing friends. If the weather is sunny or even if it isn’t, the barbecue will probably make an appearance at some point over the Easter days. So why not give something other than chocolate eggs for Easter this year? Barbecue fans will certainly be happy!
As with any gift-giving, you can keep your budget in mind thanks to the huge variety of BBQ gifts to choose between, from the silly to the vital. Gifts with a barbecue-theme range in pricing so you should be able to find the right BBQ gift for loved ones this Easter.
Flavoursome BBQ gifts
To help the barbecue chef along, you could opt for a foodie’s gift such as a smoker box. Wood chips come in various flavours including cherry and apple, and when added to a gas or charcoal barbecue, add a wonderful extra richness to the cooked food – and especially add that “smoky barbecue flavour” many of us crave with gas barbecues. Smoker boxes are the little metal boxes the wood chips are placed in before going on the grill. You could also invest in different wood chip sets as a gift to complement the smoker box.
For true wood smoking fans, there are smoke and grill barbecues in one, available. Some even cook in multiple ways including smoking, grilling, steaming and roasting.
And for those who can’t live without their barbecued food, a portable BBQ makes a great present. Particularly over the coming months, portable barbecues will be useful for holidays, day trips, fishing outings and more, so this gift is bound to be well received. Portable charcoal barbecues are available from around £40 and some, such as the Landmann Picolino Portable Charcoal BBQ, come with tongs and warming rack so it is ready to go on the next trip. Others, such as the CADAC Safari Chef gas barbecue for £70, feature interchangeable cooking surfaces including camping stove and griddle as well as barbecue grill, making it versatile.
Fun BBQ gifts
Perhaps a novelty barbecue gift would go down well with someone you know – an apron, T-shirt or mug with a barbecue-theme are always popular and won’t break the bank.
Alternatively, music is always appreciated at barbecue parties so you could buy a CD that you think would be perfect for those spring/summer gatherings. Naturally, keep in mind the type of music your loved one enjoys, as well as the tracks that have a lively, summery feel to them.
Practical BBQ gifts
While practical is not always the main quality you necessarily look for in a gift, when it comes to barbecuing it can be fantastic! For example, cleaning utensils make life so much easier when clearing up the mess post-barbecue; a baking stone lets you cook pizza over the hot coals; and a barbecue cover protects the device when it’s not in use.