It’s always hard to find a good gift idea for men: dads, husbands, friends, brothers. But BBQ and grilling are excellent themes for gifts — and something nearly every guy loves! (Even pescetarians and vegetarians love grilled fish and veggies!) I’ve found ten great BBQ gift ideas from the many out there to help you get inspired for just the right handmade gift. Here are 9 sure-fire grillin’ gifts for BBQing boys on your gift list.
1. Handmade BBQ Sauce Gift Pack & Printables
Make some homemade BBQ sauce — and pack it up right with this great printable pack. Recipes included!
Learn more at Design Mom
2. Homemade BBQ Rub & Printable Labels
BBQ Rubs are a great way to bring out the flavor in meat and fish. And homemade is always better than store-bought. Check out Kim’s easy and tasty recipe – and cute printable labels!
Learn more at Today’s Creative Blog
3. Handmade BBQ Gift Basket (In a Lunchbox!)
Not only do I love the handmade elements in the gift basket, but I love that the basket itself is a vintage lunchbox. The post includes how-to for a custom apron, newspaper card, rub, and sauce. Homebrew optional!
Learn more at Revamp Homegoods
4. Handmade BBQ Grill Mitt and Towel
Make this manly moustache-themed set with the simple sewing instructions included. What guy can resist actually useful craft projects?
Learn more at A Spoonful of Sugar Designs.
5. BBQ Bucket Gift Basket & Printables
The printable labels are definitely a plus, but the step-by-step how-to plus recommended bucket ingredients make this tutorial stand out. You’ll find out exactly what kind of bucket to buy and how to decorate it! Perfectly collected.
Learn more at CherylStyle.
6. Handmade Argyle Grilling Towel
If your guy’s not into moustaches (see other towel idea), this great argyle pattern might be a good choice. You’ll learn exactly what fabrics to use and how to make it!
Learn more at Craft Whatever.
7. BBQ Party Invite Printable
I love the classic woodcut/printed look of this free printable — and the patriotic palette too! Download and print these 4×6 invites for your BBQ bash.
Learn more at Parkside Prints.
8. Grill-Themed Cupcakes
Who could resist these adorable, grill-themed cupcakes? They’re easier to make than they look — and they’re super tasty. Those are not actual meat products :). The shishkabobs are my favorites!
Learn more at Cookin’ for my Captain.
9. Trio of Handmade BBQ Sauces
Ready to try sauces from each region – or let your guy sample them all? Make this trio of yummy BBQ sauces – traditional, Alabama-style and southern-style — and wrap them all up with these printable labels.
Learn more at eMeals