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23 hot Father's Day gifts for the grill master in your life

From meats to mitts, these gifts are lit.
Image of a Father and daughter grilling on the beach, a grill pizza pan and a close up of a grill thermometer
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Father’s Day typically means teeing off at the golf course and eating steaks with your old man (or your go-to father figure). But if your dad is the token grill master of the family, then you’re definitely going to want to treat him to some gifts that really sizzle — literally and figuratively.

The Shop TODAY editors have rounded up the best in everything grilling, from aprons to meal kits and steak deliveries. Right after Dad opens these cool Father's Day gifts, he’ll want to head outside and light up the grill for a casual weeknight dinner for the whole family or a feast fit for the king of the house.

Grill accessories and utensils to gift for Father's Day

Bear Paws Shredder Claws

If your dad is into Southern-style barbecue, then he needs these bestselling meat shredders. Available in four colors, these dishwasher-safe and heat-resistant (up to 475 degrees!) claws are great for pulled pork or chicken, and even work to bring large pieces of meat inside to the cutting board before slicing and serving.

Nordic Ware 365 Indoor/Outdoor Cheese Melting Dome

Getting cheese to perfectly melt on burgers (or anything else) can be a hassle, so why not make it a little easier for Dad with this ingenious cooking hack? The aluminum dome has a handle that makes it easy to pick up and move over the grill. It's also handy for preventing grease flare-ups and overcooking meat.

Q-Swiper Grill Cleaner Set

Dad may also be on clean-up duty after whipping up a fantastic meal, and an easy tool to help him with the job is this bristle- and wire-free grill cleaner set. All he had to do is dip it into some water and watch the grime and grease melt away off the grill grates.

"Bludso's BBQ Cookbook: A Family Affair in Smoke and Soul"

Help Dad become a grill connoisseur ahead of his next barbecue when you gift him this beefy page-turner from pitmaster Kevin Bludso. The James Beard Award nominee not only dives into the family and community that shaped and inspired him, but also everything you'll ever need to know about BBQ, from how to properly clean your pit to how to nail your seasoning like a pro. He also shares 75 signature recipes (featuring proteins, sides, desserts and drinks) for every kind of eater.

Artisan Griller Insulated Cooking Gloves

These fireproof, oil-resistant gloves are great for dads who like to smoke meats. The gloves can handle high temperatures, which will allow him to handle ribs, brisket and even whole chickens while they are on the grill without the need for flimsy tongs.

Hudson Durable Goods Chef Apron

Avoid having too many cooks in the kitchen when you purchase this chef apron for Dad this Father’s Day. Featuring a long and adjustable strap, this cotton apron is designed to fit men of all sizes. This kitchen apron comes with pockets for storing spatulas, tongs or cell phone so that your pops can easily text you to say thanks for his new awesome gift.

Best Flippin Dad Personalized BBQ Utensil Set

Grab the tissues as Dad will be so touched by this personalized BBQ utensil set that offers custom engraving. This rust-resistant, stainless steel set features sturdy wooden handles and a leather rope hanger for easy storage. This four-piece set includes a spatula, fork, chef tongs and basting brush so dad will be ready to hit the grill immediately!

Oklahoma Joe's Propane Charcoal Lighter/Starter

Let Dad light up the fire in a more fun — but safe — way with this charcoal lighter. This lighter gets coals going faster and more efficiently than a traditional chimney starter, so Dad can get to making meals faster. P.S. While the propane tank is sold separately, they are relatively easy to find.

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Cast-Iron Reversible Grill/Griddle With Handles

A cast-iron griddle is a great — and no-brainer — grilling tool for Dad. This popular Lodge version is reversible with a flat griddle on one side (perfect for burgers!) and a slatted grill on the other, which is great for grilled veggies and chicken thighs. After use, just clean it well and store it in a cool dry space so it’s ready to use again and again.

Air and Anchor Old Pine Round Serving Board with Handle

Give Dad the ultimate serving board for steaks, seafood and more. This round board is made from reclaimed wood, so each one has its own unique, one-of-a-kind touch. Dad will love displaying his perfectly cooked steak on here — after it rests for a few minutes, of course.

ThermoWorks Thermapen ONE

It’s getting hot in here! There’s no doubt dad will love this lighting fast meat thermometer from ThermoWorks. With full temperature readings in one second or less according to the brand, the Thermapen ONE is every man’s dream! This thermometer includes an automatic backlight and comes in an assortment of fun colors.

Traeger Ultimate Smashed Burger Kit

For the dad who loves cooking for a crowd, consider this smashed burger grilling kit from Traeger Grills. The set features everything he'll need to concoct the essential summer bite including a weighted grill press to get the perfect crisp, a steam dome to nail a viral cheese pull and a spatula to bring it all together.

Cuisinart Outdoor Stainless Steel Grill Prep Table

Let's be frank, who wants to prep inside in the beautiful summer months? This rolling outdoor table and storage cabinet is perfect for dads who want to go from cutting board to grill without actually having to carry things outside. The unit has a stainless steel work surface, a paper towel holder and a trash bag holder for a cleaner prepping sesh.

Spices, sauces and meal kits to gift for Father's Day

Peter Luger Steak Sauce Set

Dad will feel like he’s at a five-star steakhouse when you order him this old-fashioned sauce from Peter Luger. This mouthwatering gift set comes with a package of two bottles so your father will be covered all summer long. He’ll be ready to lather the dressings on his favorite ribeye, sirloins and more!

Manly Man Meat Card

“Where’s the beef?” Show your father how much you love him with this personalized meat card from Manly Man. This greeting card-sized sheet of beef jerky comes laser engraved with your favorite message for dad.

American Wagyu Black Grade Tenderloin Pieces

Love me tender…loin. These high-quality slices of American wagyu beef from Snake River Farms are specially cut and packed in one-pound packages. These juicy pieces will make the perfect addition to any summer stir-fry or salad.

Bachan’s Family of Sauces Gift Pack

If Dad’s grilling game has some international flair, consider this gift pack of Japanese-style barbecue sauces. The family recipe of sauces doesn’t have any additives, preservatives or flavorings, so you’re getting all of the authentic flavors without the extra worry. The four-pack comes with the brand's original sauce, a gluten-free version, a hot and spicy take and one that utilizes sweet and tart yuzu.

Meat Church BBQ the Fab Five

This five-pack of rubs and seasonings is the ultimate choice for the grill-loving man in your life. From the holy cow BBQ to the gospel all-purpose rub, these products are sure to spice up Dad’s life. For those with allergies, good news — all the BBQ seasonings are gluten-free.

Here Here Market Gourmet Griller

We did start the fire, but only when it comes to the grill. This stellar set features an assortment of delicious sauces and seasonings, including Korean BBQ sauce and spicy beer mustard, to up his seasoning game this summer. Our mouths are salivating just thinking about it!

Harry & David Premium Meat Collection

Meats, meats, meats, meats, meats, everybody! This premium meat collection includes four fillet of top sirloin steaks, four pork ribeye steaks and four boneless skinless chicken breasts. Every meat product in this gift basket is free of antibiotics, steroids and any added hormones for clean eating.

ButcherBox Dad's Favorite Steaks Box

For the guy who want a steakhouse quality cut of meat on occasion, consider this sampler from ButcherBox, which specializes in delivering grass-fed beef and humanely raised pork to the masses. This curated gift features some quintessential faves like tender filet mignon, "brilliantly marbled" ribeye, rich sirloin and smoky belly bacon, so Dad can pick and choose whatever suits his fancy.

Topsail Steamer Father's Day King Tider Steamer Pot

Take Dad on a trip to the shore without ever having to leave your home with the Topsail Steamer pot. We love cooking this outside on the grill so the seafood smell stays outside. It works best if you have a grill that has a side burner to allow for even heat distribution. The abundant feast from the Carolina Coast includes locally caught shrimp, snow crab, lobster, andouille and kielbasa sausage, corn, red potatoes and secret house-made seasoning.

Balvanera Asado Feast Kit for 8-10

Dad can recreate the flavors of Argentina at home with this meal kit from Balvanera, a popular restaurant in New York City’s Lower East Side. The kit includes three different cuts of steak, two different types of sausage, rich marinated provolone, two sauces (chimichurri and salsa criolla) and the option to add a traditional Argentinian dessert.