Father’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s never too early (or late!) to snag that perfect gift. No two Dads are alike, and every guy has his area of expertise. If the Dad in your life doubles as a pitmaster, consider yourself lucky! This is a hobby everyone in the family benefits from in the most delicious ways.
Choosing a gift for your guy can be challenging, so I’ve compiled a list of my top 5 Father’s Day Gifts Your Pitmaster Will Love. There are endless options when it comes to BBQ-themed presents, but this roundup takes the cake! Choose one special item or spoil Dad with everything he needs to smoke tasty meat all year.
This compilation has everything from coolers to the best BBQ rubs you’ll ever taste. If the Dad you’re celebrating loves outdoor cooking, he’ll feel like a champ with these picks. These expert recommendations are sure to put a smile on any dude’s face!
If your guy appreciates a good rack of ribs, he’ll adore Heath Riles BBQ Competition Rib Bundle. It features everything you need to make the tastiest ribs on this planet including: Heath Riles BBQ Sweet BBQ Rub: This flavorful rub is the first product I ever perfected. It features paprika, brown sugar, salt, garlic, and pepper. Dad will have extra rub to season chicken, pork, steak, or garnish bloody marys! Heath Riles BBQ Tangy Vinegar BBQ Sauce: I created this sauce because I wanted a tangy condiment without bitterness. Many vinegar-based sauces on the market lack the sweet factor, which is crucial to creating a balanced rib. This sauce is excellent on its own, but it shines when paired with Heath Riles BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce.
Heath Riles BBQ Honey Rub: My honey rub gives you all the flavors of honey without the char you get from the real deal. This rub also adds brilliant color to steaks, ribs, roasts, and fish. With a little heat on the backend, you’re always left wanting more.
Heath Riles BBQ Butter Bath & Wrap: This simple butter bath makes wrapping ribs a breeze. All you have to do is mix it with some apple juice or water, and voila! A flavorful wrap that keeps moisture where it belongs. This product was a big part of our 2022 Memphis in May Rib Championship win. You can’t beat the combination of brown sugar, butter, and spices!
Heath Riles BBQ Pecan Rub: The Dads in your life will go “nuts” for this savory rub. It features a sweet base and a nutty finish that pairs well with fish, seafood, ribs, and chicken. Bonus: Those with nut allergies can enjoy this seasoning blend as it doesn’t contain real pecans!
Heath Riles BBQ Sweet BBQ Sauce: This best-selling sauce took 10 years to perfect. It’s the perfect combination of tangy and sweet. Ketchup-based sauces tack up to perfection on the grill, giving your ribs the ideal glaze. This sauce creates gorgeous ribs that look great on your plate!
Heath Riles BBQ Garlic Jalapeño Rub: This spicy rub is filled with multiple notes of garlic, salt, and pepper. It may include jalapeños, but it’s mild enough that anyone can enjoy it. This rub is my #1 best-seller, and it’s easy to see why! It’s one of the best AP rubs out there. One taste, and you’ll be hooked.
I curated the package to include the products I use on the circuit. These items have won me a lot of money, and I’m confident they’ll make Dad feel like a million bucks. This bundle is perfect for pitmasters or those just learning. With this foolproof 3-step method, your guy will have great results every time.
If you’re looking for tasty ways to use this bundle, try any of my rib recipes! From savory to sweet, we’ve got it all.
A good thermometer is key to cooking great food. Most thermometers on the market take forever to get a reading, increasing your chances of burning your food. The ThermoWorks ThermaPen ONE gives you an accurate reading within one second. A fast, precise reading means you spend more time on what matters. I trust this meat thermometer to provide me with perfect results every time!
This thermometer is speedy but also contains a backlight that allows your pitmaster to cook day or night. The ThermoWorks ThermaPen ONE comes in 10 colors so Dad can represent his favorite sports team. With a 5-year warranty, you can’t go wrong! This is the only meat thermometer you’ll ever need.
#3. YETI Products
Any YETI product is always well-received, but the man of the hour will be cutting-edge with these new additions.
The YETI Rambler Beverage Bucket is the perfect accessory for any cook-out, boating trip, or guys' night. This durable bucket holds a six-pack of beer OR 3 wine bottles, ideal for the Dad who’s here for a good time. Like the YETI Rambler, the beverage bucket keeps drinks cold for hours. You can also use the YETI Rambler Beverage Bucket to hold ice! With a heavy-duty handle, you have a durable setup fit for a king. Customize the beverage bucket with your favorite design for a one-of-a-kind gift.
Dads with a knack for adventure will adore the YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler, a compact cooler that can fit 33 cans or 26 pounds of ice. You can also use it to keep your meat and other ingredients fresh while on the road. This cooler has non-slip feet keeping drinks stable on the rockiest boating trips. The YETI Roadie 24 Hard Cooler will be the best travel buddy a man’s ever had!
The hero of the hour will love showing his YETI pride with the YETI Camino 35 Carryall Tote Bag. This durable bag is made for adventures but is classy enough to show off at work or the gym. Deployable dividers remind your guy to stay hydrated and can fit up to a 46-ounce YETI Rambler Bottle and all YETI Yonder Bottles. You can also transform the YETI Camino 35 Carryall Tote Bag into one large pocket, perfect for storing muddy clothes or boots. Brighten up Dad’s world with a limited edition color, or keep things traditional with one of two core colors.
Go big or go home kind of guys will lose their minds over the YETI Roadie 60 Wheeled Cooler. It fits 98 cans OR 68 pounds of ice. This hard cooler is perfect for toting wine, ice, beer, meat, or even wild game after a successful hunting trip. Plus, it has a retractable handle and wheels that make toting heavy loads simple. Tie-down slots allow you to attach the YETI Roadie 60 Wheeled Cooler to your boat or truck, perfect for hitting the road. Bonus: The YETI Roadie 60 Wheeled Cooler also keeps food hot, making it the ideal complement to any scenic picnic.
Nothing beats sitting by a fragrant, smoky bonfire. Unless, of course, you’re sitting in a YETI Trailhead Camp Chair. Whether you’re on the go or hanging in your backyard, this chair will be the envy of all. Many folding chairs lack the comfort factor, but the YETI Trailhead Camp Chair is equipped with a flexibility that can support up to 500 pounds.
The YETI Trailhead Camp Chair features a large drink dock that will support most YETI cups. Guys who can’t sit still will adore the carrying bag, which you can wear as a backpack! R&R has never looked cooler.
The Traeger Ironwood XL Pellet Grill is the gift that keeps giving..to everyone! This pit boasts 924 inches of cooking space and is an excellent pick for the Dad who cooks for a crowd. It also has a full-color screen and Wi-Fi capabilities for the man who loves high-tech products.
Wired meat probes ensure that steaks, brisket, and ribs reach the right temp, while the grilling light allows Dad to cook day or night. The Traeger Ironwood XL Pellet Grill also has a Super Smoke Mode that infuses your meat with down-home flavor and a Keep Warm Mode that makes cooking multiple dishes a breeze.
I love Traeger’s grills and have found that they are easy to clean and don’t fluctuate in temp. This pit is a great option for beginners and experts alike! It’s sure to impress even the toughest critic.
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly Father’s Day gift, I’ve got you covered! Royal Oak Tumbleweeds are a must for any backyard or professional pitmaster. These tumbleweeds allow you to ditch the lighter fluid for a natural option. Royal Oak specializes in creating great products without fillers, including these fire starters. They’re made with wax and wood, no toxins allowed!
I use Royal Oaks products on the circuit and at home. They burn hot and fast. A little goes a long way! You won’t believe how amazing your ribs, pork, and burgers taste when you eliminate fillers.
Because Royal Oak Tumbleweeds are all-natural, they don’t affect the taste of the meat. You can use this product with a Vortex chimney or on its own. Add a bag of Royal Oak Charcoal Hardwood Pellets or Royal Oak Super Size Charcoal Briquets for an award-winning combo!