Father’s Day Gift Idea: Grill Essentials Kit

Dads can be hard to shop for, so we’ve come up with a Father’s Day gift that will be useful for your family all summer long – a grill essentials kit.

The kit includes some standard grill essentials (tongs, meat thermometer, etc.) along with a few thoughtful ones that will save Dad some time, like newspaper to start the fire, resealable bags to marinate meat, and some aluminum foil.

Once you have everything together, pack them into a gift basket or reusable shopping bag. Keep reading for our list of grilling essentials!

  • Grill apron
  • Reusable plastic bags or gallon-size ziploc bags to marinate meat or soak skewers
  • Skewers (metal or bamboo, which must soak 30 minutes before grilling)
  • Newspaper to start the fire
  • Clean rags for oiling the grill with vegetable oil
  • Culinary torch (best way to light a fire)
  • Water filled spray bottle
  • Kitchen shears
  • Grill brush with scraper
  • Silicon basting brush (easy to clean and melt-proof)
  • Butcher’s twine
  • Paper towels
  • Nonstick spray
  • Plank
  • Salt and pepper
  • All-purpose meat rubs
  • Mis en place bowls
  • A Mollie Stone’s gift card to pick up favorite ingredients
  • Meat thermometer (for optimal food safety)
  • Long tongs
  • Long handle spatula
  • A large serving platter
  • Foil pans
  • Aluminum foil