How to make your own BBQ Gift Baskets and what to include in you collection.

Barbecue gift baskets are becoming the rage for do-it-yourself gift giving. Whether you are a guy or gal, you probably enjoy an entertaining backyard barbecue. As a result these specialty BBQ themed gift baskets have become popular choices for birthdays, anniversaries, family vacations, and holidays for the hard to buy for person on your gift shopping list.

BBQ Lovers Gift Pail

What to include when making a BBQ gift basket is a matter of taste. There are many options that you can include. No matter what you choose to add it’s really a fail-proof gift. There are a few guidelines you can follow to help get you started, depending on the type of basket you want to make.

Start with a useful container... add items, decorate and create!

Every basket needs a useful container of some sort, the items you are including in your gift collection, and the materials to decorate the basket. Beyond that, let your creativity take over! Here are some ideas to help you make your own Barbeque Gift Baskets.

1. The Beginner’s BBQ Kit

For everyone who enjoys a good barbecue but does not have the materials to master the skill, here is your opportunity to throw together a kit for them.
Personalized BBQ Tool Set and Case

Start with a useful container such as a galvanized bucket, a tub or an insulated cooler (they can later use this to cool their beverages), or picnic basket and then add the basic tools needed to cook.

These utensils can include things like long handled spatulas, brushes, and wood handled tongs. Throw in a personalized apron and some kitchen towels with a sports team they like or a design that you know they will appreciate. Be sure to remember the potholder! Even better to top off your gift, add an outdoor cooking recipe book. And don't forget a corkscrew or bottle opener.

Now seal the basket with decorative cellophane wrap. You might even add a bow or tie your gift closed with red and white checkered napkins!

What is so great about a BBQ gift basket is that it makes a handy way of having all the grilling needs in one place so they are ready to go outside when you are ready to light the grill.

2. Personalize A Barbecue Basket Just For Them

Personalize a gift basket specifically to include what they need and are sure to enjoy.

Grill Master Apron
There are many ways to make this gift just for your loved one by adding personalized items such as any of the following:
  • Grill Master Apron designed with their family last name embroidered on it
  • Kitchen towels featuring their monogram
  • Cooler bag with their first name and BBQ reference
  • Engraved bottle opener
  • Family name cutting board
  • Personalized wall mounted bottle opener and catcher in style of choice
  • Custom wood BBQ themed sign
  • Beer or soda can koosie with name
  • Including barbecue sauce selections to their tastes
If you would like to make a great bbq sauce to include in your gift basket, you can find some of the best barbecue sauces in this list of 5 BBQ sauces from BroBBQ.

Anyone on your gift list who prefers to cook in their own backyard will truly appreciate a BBQ gift basket that has everything required to quickly make a scrumptious meal while enjoying family and friends and the great outdoors.

3. BBQ Gizmos and Gadgets Basket

For the beginner or pro barbecuers, this vacation style picnic basket is the way to go. Everyone loves getting new grilling gear and tools, so this gift is always a hit. Grab a picnic basket for your base, put a table cloth in the bottom and then start adding in the basic tools needed for barbecuing.

Beginners’ tools can be simple, or you can tweak them for the experts by adding personalization or finding one geared towards their interests. Be sure to include items such as a BBQ knife, stainless steel spatula and tongs, and a heavy duty grill brush. Or you can add a tool set such as monogrammed case featuring BBQ grilling utensils.

An NFL spatula with bottle opener also makes another handy addition to your BBQ Gadget Basket. Include a handy automatic instant read digital meat thermometer probe to make sure they cook the meat to the perfect temperature. Barbecue kabob skewers also make a useful addition to any gift basket. Use matching napkins as part of the packing to protect the contents if you need to ship your gift. And don't forget a stick lighter required to get the party started.

If you are not sure which BBQ grilling tools to get see these products are reviewed by BroBBQ.

4. Barbecuing Spice and Sauce Basket

The person who loves to entertain a crowd in the back yard while showing off their grill skills is sure to enjoy a gift basket featuring a variety of spices and sauces. A BBQ Basket with a collection of spices and sauces works great for Father's Day or as a housewarming gift. Start with a tin bucket or wide mouth flexible cooler. Pack in dry rubs and powdered seasonings. Marinade mixes also work well. Include barbecue sauces in different flavors to top off a food-based gift. Sauce aficionados will be delighted by a BBQ sauce gift basket that offer an assortment of tasty flavors, from spicy and sweet to tangy and savory.

The Perfect Gift for Barbeque Lover... A BBQ Gift Basket

Making a gift yourself always adds extra pleasure to the giver and the receiver, and that is true with BBQ gift baskets as well. Even though Labor Day officially marks the end of the summer grilling season it turns out that almost half of us barbecue year round. Some even do so during freezing temperatures, so consider giving a BBQ gift basket to friends and family members this holiday season.

Short On Time ... Or your Barbecue Basket Online!

Short on time, don't fret! You can order a variety of prepared BBQ gift baskets online and have them shipped and delivered direct to the recipient.

No matter the skill level of the recipient, these gift baskets are always appreciated and used often! After all every cook wants to spice up their BBQ game. So thrill the griller in your life with tasty BBQ gifts they’re sure to love. You may even get the added bonus of being invited over to enjoy the meal that is cooked using your excellent gifts!

About The Author
Jack Thompson

Jack Thompson is a self-appointed barbecue aficionado and lover of all vegan foods. He lives with his wife, Sara, their two children, and the three dogs that he did not pick out but now loves, in New Jersey. He is an ex-office workaholic who now uses his entrepreneur side to practice his culinary skills and relax with his family.
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