10 for $10: Get Grilling Edition
With Father’s Day just around the corner, I thought it’d be fun to hone in on one of dad’s favourite pastimes – mastering the grill. Today I’m highlighting 10 gift ideas valued at $10 or less (Before taxes and shipping), all of which would make your next BBQ extra finger lickin’ good.
Vacu Vin Quick Skewer – $6.99 @ Best Buy
I love me a good veggie skewer in the summer, and this nifty gadget makes it a snap to prepare. Insert your food to be skewered, close the lid, poke through a skewer, and presto – a perfectly prepped skewer of food! Also works in reverse when you want to remove your food.
Char-Broil Wood Chips – $4.99 – $7.99 each @ Bed, Bath and Beyond
Get an authentic BBQ taste by using different varieties of wood chips in your smoker box or in a foil packet in your BBQ. Char-Broil makes several varieties, from exotic cherry wood and alder wood to classics like hickory.
Butter Boy Corn Butterer – $9.99 @ Gifts & Gadgets
Nothing rounds out a BBQ like a nicely grilled cob of corn. Butter yours up by popping half a stick of butter into the bottom of this gadget and rubbing it along your corn – no more kernel marks in your butter stick!
Newman’s Own Most Wanted BBQ Sauces – $2.99 each @ London Drugs
What’s not to love about Newman’s Own? You’re supporting charity and getting a great-tasting product with wholesome ingredients. Newman’s Own BBQ Sauces is available in a few varieties, including Hot! and Honey BBQ.
Spong – $9.96 @ Walmart
Part spatula, part tongs, totally genius. This handy chrome-plated device is ideal for lifting and rotating your BBQ favourites so they’re grilled to perfection.
BBQ Grilling Smoke by Flavorwood – From $6.96 @ Golda’s Kitchen
Technically these handy little cans are another type of wood chips – but their no muss, no fuss approach is appealing. Simply pop a hole in the top of the can and it’ll release up to an hour of flavored smoke when heated – including distinctive tastes like peach or pecan. Best of all, it’s reusable! Available in various 3-packs.
Kingsford Beer Can Chicken Roaster with Drip Pan – $9.99 @ Well.ca
If you’ve never tried roasting a chicken with a can of beer stuffed inside – you’re missing out. Rest assured, your chicken won’t come out tasting all yeasty. Instead, it’ll be nice and crispy on the outside and moist and juicy on the inside. Use this handy device to roast your next bird to perfection.
Barbecue Stuffed Burger Press – $5.99 @ Home Hardware
Give your burgers a flavour boost by stuffing them with an exotic cheese or sauteed veggies. This handy press makes it a snap to make regular or stuffed burgers in no time.
Outset Food Umbrella – $7.99 @ Amazon.ca
Keep bugs and other pests at bay by throwing a food umbrella on top of your meal while your chowing down. This stylish mesh design comes in multiple colours, including pretty purple and springy green.
BBQ Tools with Light Up Flashlight Set – $9.99 @ XL100store.ca
Cooking by twilight? Want a clear view as to whether your meat’s done cooking? Try out this set of BBQ tools with a built-in flashlight in the handle to keep tabs on your food, no matter the time of day or amount of light.
BONUS ENTRY into yesterday’s Father’s Day giveaway. Tell me in the comments below – what is your favourite grilling gift idea under $10 on this list?