Father's Day will be here before you know it. Do you know what you're getting the dad or dads in your life?

We've rounded up some of my favorite items that I use when cooking outdoors to give you some last minute gift-giving ideas. 

I personally own all of the items listed below and can vouch for their quality!

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Father's Day Gifts Under $25

Perfect Pan Pizza cookbook

Perfect Pan Pizza Cookbook

If you pick this book up, be sure to look for the recipe for Detroit Style pizza. It's one of our family's favorites!

Cool Smoke by Tuffy Stone book cover

Cool Smoke: The Art of Great Barbecue

Tuffy Stone is a Grand Champion many times over in the competition circuit, and he knows a thing or 2 about barbecue. He shares a lot of great wisdom and recipes in this book.

The Elements of Pizza cookbook

The Elements of Pizza Cookbook

If you have an outdoor pizza oven (or wish you had an outdoor pizza oven), this is a great resource to have!

barbecue sauces rubs and marinades book cover

Barbecue Sauces, Rubs, and Marinades Cookbook

In this cookbook, Steven Raichlen, author of The Barbecue Bible shares a wealth of knowledge when it comes to making your own sauces, rubs, marinades, bastes, butters, and glazes.

Cook Time Safe Grill Brush

Bristle Free Grill Brush

I think by now we've all heard that grill brushes with bristles are dangerous. We've found this to be a great alternative to what we all used to use.

wood grill scraper

Wood Grill Scraper

Wood grill scrapers are another new grill cleaning option that hit the market in the last few years. You customize this scraper for your own grill grates for the most effective cleaning.

Blacksmith Hawg Lifter

Hawg Lifter Spatula

This spatula is large and in charge. I use this to lift whole pork butts, whole chicken, brisket... you name it.

pork racks

Pork Racks

Any time I'm smoking something on the small side (candy bacon chicken bites, jalapeno poppers, wings, etc.), these pork racks are an absolute necessity! They come in multiple sizes, too!

Thermoworks silicone trivets

Silicone Trivet

When cooking with fire, it's usually a good idea to have a place to set your hot food down without burning the surface below. We love these silicone trivets by Thermoworks!

NoCry cut resistant gloves

No Cut Gloves

These gloves have saved me several trips to the ER for stitches. For anyone who does a lot of cutting and prep work with sharp knives, this is a necessity!

Father's Day Gifts Under $50

leather utility apron

Leather Apron

I am constantly ruining my clothes with ash and grease.  This leather apron has been great for protecting my clothes when I'm too lazy to change into my "barbecue clothes".

GrillGrate Set of Two 13.75"

Grill Grates

If your dad appreciates good grill marks, he will LOVE a set of Grill Grates for his grill. They come in all shapes and sizes depending on what grill you use.

Father's Day Gifts Under $100

17" cast iron pan

17" Cast Iron Pan

We use a lot of cast iron pans around here but my favorite is this huge one! Especially if you like to entertain a lot, this one is fun to have around.

thermapen MK4 instant read thermometer

Thermoworks Thermapen Mk4

In my opinion, a great instant-read thermometer is an absolute necessity for anyone who likes to barbecue!



Does your dad cook with charcoal? You will climb the ranks to "favorite child" if you pick this up for him, for sure!

Father's Day Gifts Under $200

shun premier chef knife

Shun Premier Chef Knife

Every kitchen needs to be equipped with a quality 8" chef knife. Not the cheap dull one that came with the knife block you got as a wedding present 18 years ago.

dalstrong omega santoku knife

Dalstrong Omega Santoku Knife

Besides a chef knife, the santoku style knife has become my go-to when prepping food in the kitchen. And this one from the Dalstrong Omega series is really sharp! (Sharp looking and sharp cutting)

dalstrong nakiri knife

Dalstrong Shogun Nakiri Knife

This is a beautiful knife that is the ultimate tool for cutting and preparing vegetables.

Epicurean big block cutting board

Epicurean Big Block Cutting Board

If you're looking for the ultimate cutting board, there's no need to look any further. Made from a wood and fiber composite material, knives don't dull as fast and the board lasts many times longer than the competition.

Fireboard 2

Fireboard 2

This is one of my favorite thermometers I reviewed this past year. You can track up to 6 different probes in one cook and it sends real-time temperature updates to your smart phone. Dad is going to love it!

Father's Day Gifts Over $200

ooni koda 16 pizza oven

Ooni Koda 16

Take pizza night to a whole new level by giving Dad a gas-powered pizza oven. If Dad prefers cooking with wood or charcoal and has patience to wait for the good stuff, you could instead pre-order the Ooni Karu 16 which was just announced today!

solo stove

Solo Stove

Treat Dad to a smokeless firepit this summer. These come in 3 different sizes, depending on your preferred place to enjoy a campfire. We have the Yukon on our back patio and absolutely love it!

traeger ironwood 885

Traeger Ironwood 885

The Traeger Ironwood 885 is an incredibly easy-to-use and well-thought-out pellet grill and smoker. It has the potential to change the way you cook, and I believe if you put one of these in the backyard that you’ll find yourself out there much more often.