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Grills, Chills & Thrills


Grilling Gift Ideas

Is there a better time of year for cooking than grilling season? Everyone loves firing up the BBQ for hassle-free, tasty, generally pretty healthy meals ranging from roasted corn to fresh burgers to more exotic fare like rotisserie chicken or crab legs. Today’s gift guide is all about awesome grilling gift ideas under $50 to get you psyched for your next BBQ meal.

Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab

Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab – $39.99 @ Bed, Bath & Beyond Canada
Enhance the flavour of your next BBQ meal with this hot and cold-proof salt plate. If you’re BBQing, you can actually place the block on the grill itself, which offers perfect heat distribution. Placing food on top of the hot plate transfers the salt – but it can actually be used again and again. Ingenious!

Outset Flex Grill Basket

Outset Flex Grill Basket – $19.60 @ Indigo
Indigo actually stocks a huge range of Outset products that are ideal for those with specialized BBQ tastes – from a quesadilla pan to a drumstick rack. I gravitated toward something a little more versatile when perusing their selection, in the form of this flexible basket that keeps your food from slipping between the grates, while contouring to whatever you’re grilling for even heating. Bonus for the long handle that keeps your mitts well away from open flames.

Maille Dijon Mustard and Honey

Maille Dijon Mustard & Honey – $3.99 @ Select Gourmet + Grocery Stores
Add a little sweet tang to your burgers, steaks and sides with Maille’s latest offering – honey mustard! While Maille is available on grocery store shelves, it serves up yummy gourmet flavour, with nearly 270 years of history behind them and fun tasting notes / ideas on their site. While their honey mustard – punctuated with the taste of honey and nuts – is their newest offering, they’ve got plenty of others for all your grilling and marinade needs, including the classics and more eccentric fare, like Horseradish Mustard and Mustard Provencale. Yum!

BBQ Dragon Grill Starter
BBQ Dragon Fire Supercharger Grill Starter – $47.99 @ Amazon.ca
If you prefer the smoky taste of a charcoal grill but hate how long it takes to heat up, this gadget is for you. Simply clip onto the edge of your grill and it will blow air at the coals, getting them to an optimal hot temperature in just 10 minutes. Hands-free and rechargeable, the best part of this awesome device is you can get busy in the kitchen instead of keeping an eye on your briquettes, getting you closer to BBQ glory in no time.

Chef'n Barbeque Branch Skewer

Chef’n Barbecue Branch Skewer – $14.95 @ Kitchen Virtue
Double your grilling capacity with this clever branch-shaped skewer from the kitchen gadget wizards at Chef’n. Crafted from stainless steel and wood, this sleek skewer is ideal if you’re stacking on veggies or sausages for the whole family in one fell swoop (also – minimal cleanup!)

Clamp LED Grill Light

Clamp LED Grill Light – $31.50 @ Williams Sonoma
If you want a perfect meal, then keeping a close eye on it is key. Whether you’re cooking late at night, dealing with a shady spot, or just want a little more light in your life, this clamp-on grill light is a key backyard essential. The rotating heads make sure you can get light exactly where you want it, while the LED lights will practically last forever!Bristle-Free Barbecue Grill Brush

Double-Helix Bristle-Free Barbecue Grill Brush – $22.99 @ Bed, Bath and Beyond
The secret to great BBQ food is a clean grill – no seriously! Keep your grates clear to ensure each meal is given a fresh, fair chance to get evenly cooked. One shortcut solution? This bristle-free galvanized steel brush, which features two springs that clear away food build-up without scratching your grill.

KitchenGrips BBQ Mitt with 16in Tongs

KitchenGrips BBQ Mitt with 16in Tongs – $24.99 @ Kitchen Virtue
Safety is just as critical as cleanliness when working with the grill. Don’t get your regular kitchen mitts mixed up with your outdoor ones. Instead, invest in this two-for-one set, featuring an ultra-durable BBQ mitt to keep your hands safe, plus a long set of tongs with an easy-to-operate one-handed locking mechanism.

Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Gift Set

Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Gift Set – $37.82 @ Williams Sonoma
Beer has long been used by chefs and grill enthusiasts to give their marinades an earthy, tangy smack of flavour. Williams Sonoma has grabbed three regional craft beers and infused them into this trio of BBQ sauces, including a smoky-sweet Kansas style sauce, a tangy mustard-infused Carolina style, and a dark lager-enriched Texas-style sauce. Bring the homes of BBQ to your home with this cool set.

But wait, there’s more! Want a yummy recipe to kick off this BBQ season? Try this potato salad featuring Maille Honey Mustard:

Healthy Summer Potato Salad

Ingredients

350g fingerling potatoes

1 tablespoon olive oil

1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon Maille Honey mustard

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/3 cup chopped arugula

2 tablespoons sliced kalamata olives

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives

Preparation

Place a saucepan filled two-thirds with water over high heat. Cut potatoes into 1-inch pieces and bring to a boil covered. Reduce heat to medium-high and cook 5 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Whisk together olive oil, lemon rind, lemon juice, honey mustard, and pepper in a bowl. Stir in arugula, kalamata olives, parsley, basil, and chives. Add drained potatoes; toss gently to coat.

Maille Group

Got your mouth watering? I’m also giving away $100 in Maille products (they’ve also got yummy vinegars, pickles and more!) to one lucky reader. Want to have the ultimate grilling pantry this summer? Here’s how to enter:

1) First up: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then, tell me in the comments below by June 22, 2016, what are your favourite gift ideas from this post?

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around June 23, 2016 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Follow Maille Canada on Twitter, tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet about which of their products you want to try out this grilling season! Post a link to your Tweet below in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Follow Maille Canada on Instagram and either Regram one of their photos and take a photo from their site and share it on your own feed, tagging them in it. Leave a link back to your photo in the comments below in a separate comment.

6) Bonus Entry #3: Like Maille Canada on Facebook and leave a wall post about which of their products you’re most interested in tasting this summer. Link back to your FB post in a separate comment below.

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143 Responses to “Grills, Chills & Thrills”
  1. Joan G. says:

    I think the Chef’N Barbecue Branch Skewer is great. Makes the guesswork and turning of individual skewers obsolete.

  2. janinevan09 says:

    I like the bbq sauce variety

  3. aketch says:

    I like the grill brush. We could use one. Thanks for the recipe for potato salad. I’m always looking for healthy summer recipes.

  4. katydidit21 says:

    My favourites are the Clamp LED Grill Light, the Himilayan Salt Cooking and Serving Slab and the BBQ Sauce Gift Set.

  5. kevin snyder says:

    Hard to choose from that BBQ bounty. The brush looks cool.

  6. CLC says:

    I like the LED clamp grill light.

  7. Charlotte/chalbe says:

    Love the Clamp LED Grill Light from Williams Sonoma

  8. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the mustard & the BBQ sauces

  9. Rhonda B. says:

    I like the grill brush and the BBQ sauce.

  10. Deanna Barkley says:

    I like the Himalayan salt cooking and serving slab. Himalayan salt has lots of beneficial minerals. It sounds intriguing. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

  11. Deanna Barkley says:

    Deanna Barkley I haven’t seen Maille’s Dijonnaise, but it sounds interesting. I like both mustard and mayo, so it would be a good combo for me.

  12. Aimee says:

    I’d like to try cooking on a salt block. I am a subscriber.

  13. Sherry K says:

    I would like the Outset Flex Grill Basket and the LED Grill Light. They would be perfect gifts for my friend.

  14. Sherry K says:

  15. Josie says:

    Love the Himalayan salt and the slab

  16. Susanne C says:

    I think the Kitchen Grips BBQ Mit with Tongs would be an ideal gift.

  17. Erin W says:

    I love the KitchenGrips glove and tongs. It is the perfect gift for my hubs for Fathers Day!

  18. Donnas says:

    I like the BBQ branch skewer, perfect for sausages or hot dogs.

  19. Kathleen says:

    The Craft Beer BBQ Sauce is my favourite gift idea

  20. edmontonjb says:

    I love the grill basket and the bristle-free grill brush

    ~Jonnie

  21. debbie f says:

    I like the Clamp LED Grill Light – such a great idea.

  22. Giselle says:

    I really like the clamp LED light from William Sonoma.

  23. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the BBQ brush and the tree skewer.

  24. Kim K says:

    I would love to try the Maille Mango vinegar and the Maille Horseradish Mustard

  25. M. Archambeau says:

    The craft beer BBQ sauce gift set is perfect for my BIL.

  26. Lucretia Flemming says:

    Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab – how different my meals would taste if cooked on this slab would be awesome!!!

  27. Shelley N says:

    I like the Chef n BBQ Branch skewer -anything to help simplify cooking. I always love food products for BBQing such as the Maille items (honey mustard is perfect for so many meats) and the BBQ sauces with the craft beer would appeal to my nephew.

  28. louise says:

    I’m already a subscriber 🙂 Double-Helix Bristle-Free Barbecue Grill Brush is a great idea. We need one of those

  29. mcmc says:

    Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab is one thing I would love to try.

  30. Rosanne Robinson says:

    My favourite gift idea from your list is the Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab. My daughter & son-in-law have one and everything they bbq is PERFECTION when they use it!

  31. michelle halliday says:

    It’s a tossup between the grill brush and grill light.

  32. Jessica says:

    craft beer bbq sauce kit

  33. doreen lamoureux says:

    I subscribe by email. I love the Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Gift Set the best.
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  34. Vivian Dionne says:

    The Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab seems like a great gift idea; something that not everybody has!

  35. Valerie Caldicott says:

    Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab – $39.99 @ Bed, Bath & Beyond Canada is very unique

  36. Chantelle says:

    Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab, I’ve always wanted one

  37. Craft beer BBQ sauce set from William Sonoma

  38. otta love the salt slab,, what a great idea,, wow

  39. Mary Warner says:

    BBq Mitt with 16″ tongs. Basics are best.

  40. Donnah P says:

    I’d have to say that the Clamp LED Grill Light is exactly what we need for those late night BBQs

  41. dabrowne says:

    The Craft beer BBQ sauce sound good, also the LED clamp light would be handy.

  42. intensev5 says:

    I would really like the Outset Flex Grill Basket – $19.60 @ Indigo for my husband – a great dad!

  43. binabug says:

    I’m a subscriber and I’m seriously interested in learning more about that
    Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab. So you put it on the BBQ and you leave it there while it cools off? or do you try to take it off and lay it somewhere while everything cools off? I’m really curious to know more (web site didnt have a whole lot of reviews )

  44. binabug says:

    https://twitter.com/jackalJarrod/status/740349479539216388 I’m of the age of majority (well way older actually) and I’m as Canadian as a MOOSE lol

  45. dawn walsh says:

    this looked pretty cool
    BBQ Dragon Grill Starter
    BBQ Dragon Fire Supercharger Grill Starter – $47.99 @ Amazon.ca

  46. SandyS says:

    The himalayan salt cooking and serving slab is the latest culinary cooking must have. Would love to try it.

  47. Susan says:

    I like thebLED grill light.

  48. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide. My favourite gift ideas from this post are the BBQ Dragon Fire Supercharger Grill Starter (saw this the tv show I Want That) and the Chef’n Barbecue Branch Skewer. Thanks.

  49. Alison K says:

    Bonus Twitter Entry: Followed Maille Canada on Twitter & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/740393312562122753

  50. Alison K says:

    Bonus Instagram Entry (#2): Followed Maille Canada on Instagram and shared their photo https://www.instagram.com/p/BGYSeZIB07x/

  51. Gemma says:

    My favourite gift idea is the branch skewer.

  52. Julia Herperger says:

    I’m already a subscriber. My favourite one is the Himilayan Salt Cooking and Serving Slab. That is such neat idea! When I first saw the picture, I didn’t realize it was pink himilayan salt…I thought it was a piece of pink salmon! 😉 Geesh! Anyway, it’s a great idea, and I like that it has that healthy salt in it.

  53. KellyPC says:

    I really like the Chef’n Barbecue Branch Skewer, it’s a great idea!

  54. erin mcsweeney says:

    I love the Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Gift Set – $37.82 @ Williams Sonoma…

  55. The branch skewer is a great idea.

  56. Debra says:

    The bbq light would be super. I have the double helix brush for cleaning and they are great.

  57. Silvia D says:

    one of the items I like is the Clamp LED Grill Light

  58. kim says:

    I like the BBQ sauces.

  59. Joy D says:

    I like the Clamp LED Grill Light

  60. eric says:

    I would like the Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Gift Set – $37.82 @ Williams Sonoma, yummy

  61. messyjessi26 says:

    That wine vinegar looks awesome! It would be perfect for my granny who is a big wine lover and is always creating something new in the kitchen!

  62. sarahj says:

    The Himalayan salt cooking and serving slab would make a great gift.

  63. Jules A. says:

    I think the Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Set would be an awesome gift!

  64. Erin Lewis says:

    The Craft Beer BBQ sauces. Perfect gift for any BBQ master.

  65. Theresa Jones says:

    Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab for me please

  66. I really like the Himalayan Salt plate, and the Maille mustards.

  67. Sean M says:

    I like the BBQ light

  68. janine willingham says:

    the barbecue gift set but I want it all….

  69. darlene boyle says:

    grill basket

  70. lynn Lilje says:

    Love the clamp on extra light and love the honey mustard!!

  71. Deb Philippon says:

    My choice would be the Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab.

  72. S. Hirano says:

    I like the Kitchen Grips BBQ Mitt and Tongs set. These would be great for bbqing!

  73. K Yee says:

    My favourite gift idea in this post is the Outset Flex Grill Basket.

  74. lucy says:

    I like the BBQ sauces.

  75. Lorraine says:

    Williams Sonoma BBQ sauces

  76. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite is the Outset Flex Grill Basket.

  77. cookie3 says:

    the LED clamp light & the Himalayan salt slab are swoon worthy.

  78. I would love the Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Gift Set

  79. Cairine says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab.

  80. corkrose says:

    My boys all fight and debate hot and Bbq sauces so would love to try that.

  81. Nicole says:

    My husband would love the LED clamp grill light.

  82. Burcu says:

    I love Double-Helix Bristle-Free Barbecue Grill Brush

  83. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I think the Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab is what I am most interested in.

  84. Margaret Huitema says:

    I love the grill basket and the bristle-free grill brush

  85. aarone mawdsley says:

    i would like the himalayan salt slab

  86. Edith Rennes says:

    I’d like the Bbq sauces

  87. Luminous Angel says:

    Love the Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab! What a healthy way to enhance the flavour of your food 🙂

  88. darci paice says:

    I love the Double-Helix Bristle-Free Barbecue Grill Brush

  89. Lynn M says:

    I really like the Kitchen Grips BBQ mitts and tongs.

  90. diane says:

    I like the grill basket and branch skewer.

  91. kevin snyder says:

    these would be great to try this summer

  92. janicour says:

    Love the Double-Helix Bristle-Free Barbecue Grill Brush , mustard and the BBQ sauce

  93. Charmaine says:

    I love the craft beer bbq sauce giftset

  94. Charmaine says:

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  95. Jennifer Kelsie says:

    I like the BBQ Sauces. I am Queen of Condiments!

  96. Kelly E says:

    I like the Clamp LED Grill Light and the Craft Beer BBQ Sauce

  97. Lindsey says:

    The Bristle less brush would make a great gift!

  98. joyce s. says:

    I like the bbq mitt – it can get hot when you are bbqing

  99. Linda Ryan says:

    The Craft beer BBQ Sauce and the bristleless BBQ brush are great ideas for gifts.

  100. Lara says:

    I love the idea of giving a package of vinegars, pickles and condiments/sauces. You can put them in a pretty basket with a couple nice tea towels… What a lovely gift.

  101. Nicole B says:

    I love the bbq mitts!

  102. Anne Derkat says:

    Hubby would really like the grill light.

  103. Victoria Ess says:

    I love the KitchenGrips BBQ Mitt with 16in Tongs and BBQ skewer!!

  104. Karen petrychko says:

    The BBQ sauce sound great

  105. Alyssa Regnier says:

    mustard!

  106. AliKira says:

    The branch skewer looks awesome!

  107. pat says:

    I like the grill basket

  108. linnett says:

    The Grill Basket would be nice to have, thanks

  109. laura says:

    The Himalayan salt cooking and serving slab for me.

  110. Laurie W. says:

    The Craft Beer sauce set and the Himalayan Salt cooking and serving slab are my favourites from the article.

  111. I love the idea of the Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab

  112. Sunshine G says:

    The Himalayan salt would be really good on summer bbq meats – that’s my choice!

  113. K L McLean says:

    I am a sucker for trying BBQ sauces…and the dark lager sauce in the Williams-Sonoma Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Set looks particularly tantalizing. I’d give it as a gift…the suggest that we try them out at my place for a BBQ. It’s a win-win!

  114. K L McLean says:

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  115. marla says:

    love the barbecue sauces -great idea :O)

  116. Holly says:

    The Himalayan salt cooking and serving slab would be great!

  117. Linda says:

    The best gift idea for father’s day from this post is the Himalayan Salt Cooking & Serving Slab.

  118. Anita says:

    Salt cooking and salt slab would be a great unexpected gift!

  119. Brenda Penton says:

    My favourite gift idea is the Clamp LED Grill Light

  120. bon says:

    Would love the bbq sauces..,variety available

  121. Mike Gillis says:

    LED grill light would be great!.

  122. I subscribe and my favourite is actually the Maille Dijon Mustard & Honey. I know it would be the perfect gift for my dad when he BBQ’s.

  123. carrie l says:

    Craft Beer BBQ Sauce Gift Set – $37.82 @ Williams Sonoma – favourite!

  124. Lori Sexton says:

    My favourite gift idea is Double-Helix Bristle-Free Barbecue Grill Brush – $22.99 @ Bed, Bath and Beyond

  125. love to win this really want a salt block

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