Finding gifts for meat smokers doesn’t have to be a pain. Those that love meat smoking are truly passionate about meat. They consider smoking an art. It’s different from grilling or barbecuing and as such deserves a gift list dedicated to meat smoking and finding that perfect gift.
There are many different ways to smoke meat and everyone has their own method such as a fire pit, Big Green Egg smoker, pellet smoker or even a custom set-up. Regardless, these smoker gifts are perfect for the Pit Master in your life no matter how they smoke their meat.
These smoking gifts are perfect for the holiday season, Valentine’s Day, Father’s Day, Birthdays, or any other holiday! Meat smoking is a year-around passion! With options from accessories, tools, and out-of-the box gift ideas, this list will give you the best gifts for meat smokers.
1. Beef Jerky
Meat. Charcoal. Fire. Comfy chair. Friends. Cold drinks. All that’s missing are delicious snacks to enjoy during a long day of smoking.
Ask any serious meat smoker and they’ll tell you — having delicious snacks on hand while smoking is key.
Which is why we’re kicking this list off with our #1 recommendation for meat smokers. Beef jerky. But not just any beef jerky. Our beef jerky is handcrafted in a tradition that spans four generations and 90+ years. We guarantee that the meat smoker in your life will love it.
2. Steak Branding Iron
There are few meat smoking gifts that are as unique as a custom, steak branding iron. Your loved one can sear their smoked steak with initials or a logo.
The best part of a personalized miniature steak branding iron is that it’s fully customizable. You can get initials, a name, or even a funny saying. This is a clever and unique meat smoking gift.
3. Instant-Read Thermometer
A serious meat smoker must have a quality meat thermometer. The secret to a quality smoked piece of meat is reaching that perfect internal temperature.
You can take this gift to the next level with a wireless meat thermometer which is perfect for those that like to smoke meat for extended periods of time.
4. Stainless Steel Grill Basket
A stainless steel grill basket is a great tool to prevent veggies from falling through the cooking grates of a smoker. This is an especially great gift for meat smokers that like to cook a variety of meats, vegetables, and all-in-one meals.
5. Cast Iron Corn Pan
Have you ever enjoyed smoked corn? It’s a real game changer and a great thing to make on a smoker.
The clever folks over at Lodge Cast Iron came up with this seasoned cooking tray perfect for corn and perfect for the smoker. It provides excellent heat distribution and retention for consistent, even cooking. Ready to use.
6. Cedar Planks
Cedar planks and smoking are a match made in heaven and there are few things as delicious as smoked fish, cooked on cedar planks.
Because cedar planks can only be used so many times, a regular meat smoker will always need more cedar planks for their rotation and will always appreciate a fresh batch.
7. S’Mores Griller
Did you know you can make s’mores on the smoker? It’s a delicious and unique treat that demonstrates the versatility of smoked foods. The grilling aficionado in your life will love trying this out.
This grilling tool can easily stack 6 s’mores. It securely locks them into place for cooking and keeps the delicious dessert entact.
8. Steak Knives
A real passionate smoker of meat needs a good set of steak knives. There’s nothing like slicing into a delicious, perfectly-smoked steak with a quality knife. The smoker aficionado in your life will truly appreciate this gift.
There’s really only one name in steak knives and that’s Laguiole. Handcrafted in France, these are the top knives in the game. It will elevate any table.
9. BBQ Grill Light
Anyone who is serious about smoking has gone late into the night with a brisket or pork shoulder. There’s only one way to achieve fall-apart meat and that’s long cook times. That’s why a reliable smoker light is a great gift.
Grill anywhere, anytime with the Pit Boss Clamping LED Light. It provides bright, glare-free light on any surface. Plus, the flexible 12” neck makes the light adjustable. Don’t let your loved one smoke meat in the dark.
10. Apron for Smoking
Better be safe than sorry, that’s our motto when it comes to smoking meat.
Give the gift of safety with a smoking aporn that delivers protection without the weight. This option from Oklahoma Joe’s is made of lightweight canvas and leather. It’s both functional and comfortable without sacrificing style or quality.
Plus, it has pockets to store all the essential BBQ tools.
11. Grill Mats
Smoking smaller food items such as fish and veggies can be challenging on the smoker. Not with a grill mat, no more lost food. You can get all the flavor of the smoker without grease pooling or lost food.
The meat smoker in your life will really appreciate this useful BBQ gift.
12. Wood Chips Sampler Pack
The secret to quality smoked meat are smoking chips which add flavor.
A smoked meat fan will love sampling different smoke profiles to find the perfect blend. The smoking chips sampler offers a range of sweet and smoky profiles. The flavors include Wild Cherry, Alder, and Maple. We guarantee they’ll find their new favorite flavor.
Slow cooking is the name of the game when it comes to meat smoking, which means you’ll need to be stocked with refreshments.
Any serious meat smoking fan will appreciate a quality cooler to store refreshments and meats that are waiting to go on the smoker. There’s one name when it comes to coolers and that name is Yeti.
14. 7-in-1 BBQ Multi Tool
Reliable grilling accessories are always a win with a meat smoker.
Made from stainless steel, this 7-in-1 multi-tool is durable and useful. It features a fork and releaser, bottle opener, tongs, and spatula. There’s nothing it can’t do.
15. Grill Brush
A cleaning tool might not be the sexiest meat smoking gift, but it’s one of the most useful. A cleaning brush will help the barbecue enthusiast in your life keep their smoker clean and ready to go!
The Grillart Stainless Steel Grill Brush proves that not all grill brushes are created equal. The bristles are 120% denser than most competitors and the 18” handle is long enough to keep your hands away from the hot grill.
This versatile and useful tool makes for a great grilling gift for dad or any meat smoker in your life.
16. Meat Smoking T-Shirt
Bring a smile to your bbq lover’s face with a clever t-shirt. Let them show their true passion for smoked meats.
The BBQ meat smoker t-shirt can be worn for weekends, outdoor parties, or even casual hangouts. When they’re smoking, they can throw this baby on.
17. Meat Injector
Smoked meats are all about flavor and you can help that smoked meat lover in your life achieve maximum flavor with a premium meat injector syringe.
The meat injector from Traeger Grills is a great option. Made with stainless steel, it has various holes in the needle to increase the amount of marinade that gets into the meat. This is the perfect bbq gadget to get great marination and bold flavor.
18. BBQ Seasoning Set
A top-of-the-line meat rub is essential to bringing out the best in the meat. Rufus Teague is one of the leaders in the meat seasoning space and a must-have for any serious meat smoker.
They make the real deal, no cheap knockoffs. Handcrafted with the finest ingredients, this rub is gluten-free and non-gmo verified. As they say “good sauce makes bad barbecue good and good barbecue gooder.” This is a serious dry rub.
19. Brisket Knife
We’ve all seen the Instagram videos of a meat smoker slicing into a soft, tender hunk of brisket. It’s heaven. Now you can offer your meat smoker the same experience with their very own brisket knife. The perfect idea for a real splurge of a meat smoker gift.
The Phantom Series 12” Slicer & Carving Knife is a true statement piece. It is masterfully elegant, perfectly balanced, razor sharp and with exceptional performance. This knife will easily satisfy professional chefs or backyard smokers.
20. Fresh Meat Supply from Snake River Farms
The American Wagyu brisket from Snake River Farms is one of the best quality options available for competitive BBQ or backyard celebrations. Don’t get us wrong, the Wagyu beef is pricey, but it’s a gift they’ll never forget.
They have a range of cuts, grades, and sizes, but these premium American Wagyu briskets will exceed all expectations.
21. Charcoal Starter
Old-school, charcoal chimney starters can be a real pain. It makes lighting a smoker the least enjoyable part.
Not anymore, with the Looftlighter Charcoal Starter. This is a gift that is both unique and guaranteed to please the meat smoker in your life.
This isn’t just any old fire starter, it’s a flamethrower. It will turn the process of starting a fire from a chore to the best part of smoking. The Loofterlighter hits temperatures of 1100°F and gets the charcoal glowing in mere seconds.
22. Smoker Box
A smoker box is a great gift for someone who is passionate about smoking, but doesn’t have the full smoker set-up. This essential grilling accessory can turn any gas grill or standard charcoal grill into a full-on smoker.
All they have to do is fill it with their favorite wood chips or chunks, place it on the grill grates, and allow the smoke to fill the chamber.
23. BBQ Sauce Sampler
Kosmos BBQ is an award winning barbecue sauce that will make your barbecue lover rejoice!
This sample bundle is great for die-hard competition smokers and backyard grilling kings. From chicken and ribs, to pulled pork and brisket, this sample pack is going to satisfy any BBQ lover, and especially smoked meat lovers.
24. Smoking Gun
If the meat smoker in your life has a true passion for smoking, they’ll love the ability to add smoke to any dish from inside the comfort of their own kitchen. Otherwise known as cold smoking, this is a fun and easy way to add smoky flavor to a variety of dishes.
No longer relegated to outdoor cooking, the handheld smoking gun adds natural smoke flavor to meat, fish, vegetables, desserts, beverages, and cocktails.
25. Meat Claws
Has the barbecue enthusiast in your life ever had to shred 25+ pounds of pulled pork for a family barbeque or event?
Then they definitely need a pair of meat claws. Unlike a knife, fork, or hands, a good meat claw can shred meat faster and more consistently. They’ll love this meat smoker gift!
26. Chicken Roaster Rack
Smoking a whole chicken can be a challenge, but with this nifty tool, it doesn’t have to be. Load up the center part with any liquid ingredient (including beer) and place the chicken right on top.
The meat smoker in your life will love this clever grilling tool. It makes perfect smoked chicken, everytime.
27. Sauce Pot and Basting Brush Set
Meat smoking just isn’t the same without a delicious coating of sauces. This is a great gift to help the meat smoker in your life coat their meat with all kinds of flavor. Butter, BBQ sauce, you name it.
The stainless steel 16 ounce pot has a secure lid and built-in silicone basting brush. It’s great for outdoor smoking during activities such as camping, tailgating, or cooking in the backyard.
28. Grill Gloves
Regular oven mitts just won’t cut the mustard for smoking.
Durable and flexible, these highly-heat resistant gloves are great for the smoker. Having the right tools is critical for a great meat smoking experience and you can help them reach those goals with this gift.
29. Meat Smoking Books
There are a ton of great books that are all about meat smoking. Some of our favorites include The Barbecue Bible by Steven Raichlen and Franklin Barbecue by Aaron Franklin. Both of these are considered meat-smoking manifestos and make for a great gift.
We all have that Pit Boss in our life that loves smoking. They show their love through food and now you can show your love through the best meat smoker gift. There’s no one-size-fits-all bbq smoker gifts which is why we put together this massive list.
Don’t forget, beef jerky is a great gift for a meat smoker. Shop our jerky boxes which are packed to the brim with artisan-quality beef jerky.
I love this beef jerky!
Everyone in my family knows me as the grillmaster. Give me a smoker, some meat, and cold beer and I’m a happy camper. Add in some quality beef jerky to snack on during the smoking experience and I’m in heaven.