5 must-buy Father’s Day gifts for the grill-obsessed dad

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Father’s Day (June 20) is just around the corner, so now’s your last chance to purchase a thoughtful gift for a father or father figure in your life. This year, Father’s Day falls on the first day of summer, so what better way to commemorate both occasions than with some grilling?

Particularly, if the man you’re shopping for has an affinity for grilling — whether it be throwing a few burgers on a griddle in the kitchen or cranking up the propane grill in the yard — this shopping guide is perfect for you.

Since grilling is no easy task, we’ve listed five essential items that your grill-loving recipient will use for years to come. From a smokeless indoor grill that’s perfect for the guy who has no outdoor space to a 20-piece stainless steel grill tool set that covers all bases, there’s no stone left unturned here.

Check out these five picks in a bit more detail below.

1. Chefman Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill, $49.99

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The Chefman Electric Smokeless Indoor Grill is a best-seller on both Amazon and Target for a reason. It’s perfect for the man who wants to enjoy the taste of grilled food without battling the elements, and better yet, it’s only $50.

It also has an adjustable dial that changes the cooking preference from warm to sear, and it can cook multiple foods at once with three different heat zones. So, you can grill burgers on the far left, grill steaks in the middle and grill vegetables or seafood on the far right, simultaneously.

2. Portagrillo Portable Propane BBQ Grill, $229.95 (Orig. $252.95)

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If you want to gift a grill that’s a bit more robust and substantial, the Portagrillo Portable Propane BBQ Grill is the perfect option. It boasts the grandeur of a large outdoor grill in a portable and foldable package.

This one’s the perfect small gas grill for tailgating, picnicking, camping and backyard barbecues. It’s heavy-duty without the physical strain, and it’s made of black, cold-rolled steel. For added convenience, it also features a built-in igniter and two sliding side tables for food storage and preparation.

3. 20-Piece Stainless Steel Master Grill Tool Set In Aluminum Case, $86.40 (Orig. $110.40)

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You’ve got the grill, but what about the tools? This 20-piece brushed stainless steel BBQ grill tool set has literally everything you need to get the grilling party started. For easy portability and storage, it’s all housed in a sleek aluminum carrying case that’s sure to impress.

This set includes a spatula, basting brush, four skewers, a fork, tongs, a knife, four sets of corn cob holders and a grill cleaner with two replacement heads. Plus, it comes with a lifetime warranty.

If you’d rather a similar option that’s a bit more affordable, Amazon shoppers love this 20-piece set that’s only $46.

4. Hedley & Bennett All Day Crossback Apron, $95

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Grilling can be a bit messy at times, so it’s important to protect your ‘fit with a fashionable and functional apron. Hedley & Bennett has some of the most stylish-yet-practical options, and the All Day Crossback Apron is, by far, the most popular.

Made of 100% cotton canvas fabric, this apron comes with cross-back straps, a stacked chest pocket, a towel loop and double lap pockets. It’s also double-stitched for extra reinforcement and comes in six colors.

5. Rendall Co. Kenwood Bistro Apron, $65

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If you’re looking for something a bit less restricting, the Rendall Co. Kenwood Bistro Apron is the perfect pick. This classic cook’s apron provides coverage from the waist down and features deep patch pockets that hold dishtowels, your phone or even a folded magazine with that classic barbecue chicken recipe.

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