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 SkewerVacu 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 ChipsChar-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 ButtererButter 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 BBQ SauceNewman’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.

SpongSpong – $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 SmokeBBQ 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 PanKingsford 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 PressBarbecue 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

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 Light Up Tools with Flashlight Set

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?

32 Responses to “10 for $10: Get Grilling Edition”
  1. Elena says:

    I love the Kingsford beer can chicken roaster. We sometimes do beer chicken or even add a can of cola instead

  2. CLC says:

    I like the spong and think we’d use it a lot.

  3. Jason Quarrie says:

    Can’t see anyone else giving someone the BBQ Grilling Smoke by Flavorwood – but I’d want to try them out for myself first, see if they’re more than a gimmick!

  4. Aimee says:


  5. Heather Swanson says:

    food umbrella

  6. Karen MacKenzie says:

    Would like to try Newmans BBQ sauces.

  7. katydidit21 says:

    My favourite idea is the Spong.

  8. Anne Derkat says:

    I like the BBQ tools with the light up flashlight.

  9. Suzanne G says:

    I like the Vacu Vin Quick Skewer.

  10. tammy ta says:

    I think the outside food umbrella is a great idea-like it best

  11. Rachel C. says:

    I love the Butter Boy corn butterer! So cute and functional.

  12. Debra says:

    The spong is very interesting. Like the food umbrella too!

  13. SandyS says:

    Butter boy corn buttered is my pick

  14. Mary warner says:

    Char boiled wood chips. It’s nice to have the subtle flavour change.

  15. I like the spong, great idea for burgers.

  16. Alison K says:

    Know Father Best Bonus Entry: my favourite grilling gift idea under $10 on this list is the Vacu Vin Quick Skewer (from Best Buy?)

  17. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the Beer Can Roaster.

  18. kiraali says:

    The spong is cool.

  19. Joan G. says:

    I like the BBQ Tool Set with flashlight – often my hubby can’t get enough light to check the meat for doneness.

  20. nicolthepickle says:

    The Char Broil Wood Chips are neat. Pretty cool for someone striving to be the perfect BBQ master.

  21. Susan Patterson says:

    I like the Butter Boy Corn Butterer – thank you!

  22. I love the Butter Boy Corn Butterer!!

  23. Jessica e says:

    BBQ Grilling Smoke by Flavorwood is my pick!

  24. Victoria Ess says:

    I would love to try the BBQ Grilling Smoke by Flavorwood.

  25. andrea amy says:

    Vacu Vin Quick Skewer is my favourite
    andrea_hockeygirl at hotmail dot com

  26. Donnah P says:

    The BBQ grilling smoke would be my choice

  27. Shelley N says:

    Love the Kingsford Beer Can Chicken Roaster with Drip Pan -have never tried the beer can chicken but I hear it is amazing and that roaster is very inexpensive.

  28. Susan says:

    I think I would use the Butter Boy Corn Butterer the most, although my son would probably love the Sprong!

  29. cookie3 says:

    the Butter Boy Corn Butterer is a great idea

  30. I like the spong 🙂

  31. diane says:

    I like the Quick Skewer.

  32. Harmony A. says:

    I Like the Flavorwood Grilling Smoke.

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