If you're still hunting for that thoughtful, out-of-the-ordinary Father's Day gift for a Dad who enjoys barbecue, grilling, cooking outdoors and/or using a smoker, here are five great BBQ gifts for Father's Day:
1. The North Carolina BBQ Sauce Gift Set: Whether Dad is a Tarheel ex-pat longing for a taste of home, a pulled pork purist in search of that quintessentially Carolina tang, or a barbecue aficionado who understands the nuances of genuine eastern, western and low-country NC BBQ sauce, he'll be thrilled with this unique NC barbecue gift set from the Carolina Sauces online store. You can choose between traditional Mild -- which comes with full-size bottles of Wells Hog Heaven (eastern style), Bone Suckin' Sauce (western style), JohnBoy & Billy's Grillin' Sauce (low country) and Bone Suckin' Rib Rub -- or the Hot NC BBQ Sauce Gift Set -- which comes with the HOT versions of Bone Suckin' Sauce & Bone Suckin' Rib Rub, JohnBoy & Billy's Hot Grillin' Sauce, and the original Wells Hog Heaven BBQ Sauce. Better yet, get both of them for Dad if he enjoys a wide range of flavors and heat!
Jim Beam BBQ Gift Box, which comes with full-size bottles of thick and rich Jim Beam Barbecue Sauce, sophisticated Jim Beam Steak Sauce, and savory Jim Beam Gourmet Marinade, plus a handy basting brush, all in an attractive Jim Beam gift box. All three sauces are enhanced with a healthy splash of real Jim Beam Kentucky Bourbon, which adds layers of depth and sophistication plus rich smoky-caramel notes. This barbecue gift box is currently on sale, too!
3. Bone Suckin' Sauce is probably the most famous North Carolina BBQ Sauce, but they make a lot more than "just" great-tasting, all-natural, gluten-free barbecue sauces. In fact, they also make dry rubs, hot sauce, and beef jerky, all boasting that finger-lickin', tongue-slappin' and bone suckin' good flavor that has made this award-winning barbeque sauce an international success. The Carolina Sauces online store has two different Bone Suckin' Sauce Gift Sets: The Mild comes with full-size jars of the original Bone Suckin' Sauce, the thicker Bone Suckin' Sauce, the original Bone Suckin' Rib Rub seasoning rub, and a package of all-natural, all-American Bone Suckin' Beef Jerky; and the Hot Gift Set comes with a jar of Hot Bone Suckin' Sauce, the hot version of Bone Suckin' Rib Rub, a bottle of Bone Suckin' Hiccuppin' Hot Habanero Sauce, and a package of Beef Jerky.
Steak branding irons let Dad stamp his unique mark on steaks and other meats as they cook on the grill, so there's no doubt as to which slab of meat is his. For a unique gift, give him the Personalized Steak Branding Iron with his initials (or other meaningful combination of characters), which comes in an attention-grabbing wood gift box stamped with his brand. If Dad is a political pundit, give him a Political Party Branding Iron, in your choice of the Democratic party's donkey or the Republican party's elephant (sorry Libertarians, Greens, etc., we haven't found any party-specific branding irons for you -- if you know of any, please tell us about them in a comment below).
5. If you really want to show Dad how much he means to you, send him cooked-to-order ribs, pulled pork, sausage and more from Pig of the Month! Choose from Texas ribs, Memphis ribs, bacon, Carolina style slow-smoked pulled pork, and more, all cooked the old-fashioned way and flash-frozen for express shipping (and each order comes with reheating instructions to ensure superior, just-cooked flavor and texture). They even offer a "BBQ of the Month Club" (just hover your cursor over their "shop" link towards the top of their page, and you'll find the link on their drop-down menu). Treat Dad to his favorite barbecue grill or smoker feast, and neither of you will have to slave over smoker or grill, or barely lift a finger.
Father's Day barbecue gift ideas, check out our BBQ Tools & Accessories page, and also our Gift Baskets page where we offer several different BBQ sauce gift baskets including some from Jim's Own BBQ Sauce (another North Carolina favorite).
PS: If Dad is more into hot sauces than barbecue, you'll be glad to know that my next post will feature hot sauce gifts for Father's Day.