Dave’s Top 20 Holiday Gift Guide!
With the Holidays FAST approaching I wanted to put together a list of all of my MUST HAVE SUPER COOL TOTALLY AWESOME BRAGG-ABLE items to get your special someone (or if you’re like me, maybe you’ll just treat yourself) LOL.
Anyway without further delay here is my must have items I could not live without in particular order.
1. PRIMO Smoker/grill
Okay, I needed to start with beauty! This is MY backyard MUST-HAVE. I use it in the summer, winter, fall, seriously whenever. This model here is the PRIMO oval XL 400 All-In-One (my personal grill) and here’s why I LOVE IT! It grills up to 25 STEAKS AND it’s made in the USA, costs about the same as a green thing, and HAS A FANTASTIC WARRANTY! If you come in this holiday season and ask about a PRIMO I might go into a long drawn out love story between me and mine LOL
2. ORION COOLER
My ORION cooler is my constant side-kick! If I am going to a buddies house to watch football or driving my daughter to another long day at volleyball, this cooler IS FULL, COLD, and always with me! Heck, sometimes I just have it full of beer on my back porch because I don’t want to fill my fridge. The cool padded seat lets me be comfortable while hanging out and the sweet colors let other people know THIS IS MY COOLER! Oh and don’t let me forget the sweet accessories you can add on (like wheels, a cutting board, a side table and more). Come on in and see for yourself all that this “cooler” does!
3. Medium Rare Apron
When I first saw this company in Atlanta I KNEW I had to have it ALL! This apron is OUR favorite (and by our I mean my whole family LOVES Medium Rare gear)! From the water repellent fabric to the towel ring on the front – THIS comfortable, durable, and not to mention uhhh… FREAKING COOL looking! You’ll spot me sporting this thing at all times of the year either around the shop or around the house!
4. Sucklebusters BBQ Sauce
Open up my fridge or the shops fridge and you are going to see at least two bottles of Sucklebusters BBQ sauce (one almost gone and one ready to open). The peach is drinkable…. I mean it is SOOOO good you want to drink it and the honey is just AMAZING! I use the whole entire line of Sucklebusters on everything from ribs to jazzing up my Taco Bell – NOT JOKING I LOVE THIS STUFF! Come on into the shop anytime and taste it with us – we are begging you to try it!
5. BURNER FIRE STARTER
Okay, I know you are thinking “really Dave you have a favorite fire starter?” Uh, well of course I do! LOL! Here’s why…. These little packs are the EASIEST and CLEANEST way to light to fire a fire! There is no chemicals to make your food gross and there is ZERO worries if they get wet or damp! Just light the corner and toss them into the fire (plastic and all). People love this so much they come over to my house and grab a handful and leave (jerks)!
6. Outdoor Edge Cut-n-Que Set
This is the ULTIMATE set of at home or portable BBQ supplies! I love the sharpness of the knives and the super handy cutting mats in different colors allow me to cut fish, meat, and veggies on different surfaces. Oh and don’t let me forget the grill tools! Those babies telescope out to 17″ so I don’t get my hands burned. This is super easy to take with me if I am going to someones house (after all I pretty much am the grill master no matters who’s home I go to).
7. Mantle Mount
Okay, now this thing is COOL AND will save you money (which we all love)! So this is an over the fireplace TV mount. Now I know you’re thinking that basically technically any mount can go over the fireplace… Well, sorry but the handles on this one change from black to red when the TV has gotten too much heat – Basically saving your TV from some serious damage! Plus, the wall covers are paintable so it will blend into your home!
8. OFYR Grill
When I first got this guy into my backyard all the neighbors where curious as to what we had. This is not only a super cool fire pit but it is also a grill! Talk about taking my backyard get together’s to a whole new level! It’s super easy to use and it can stay outside uncovered year round! In Ohio that’s important to me! Plus, it’s SOLID – like seriously, it’s not going anywhere! And don’t forget about the log holder in the base. I am telling you this is a head turner in your yard and the extra accessories make this a gift that you can keep adding onto.
9. Blackwood Charcoal
Who says you have to use those carryout lumps of what not to grill with? Seriously, that’s gross…. That’s why I love using this blackwood charcoal! Not only is it 100% natural but it is also 100% sustainable! It’s burns WAY LONGER than any other charcoal I’ve ever used AND burns way hotter too! That means you can use less and save yourself that
10. Primo Digital Remote Thermometer
No matter what I cook on my Primo or gas grill I MUST have my Primo Digital Remote Thermometer! You wanna know how I get that steak to the PERFECT amount of rare? Uhhh, I use this! I put the probe side into the meat and I use the remote side to carry around the house while I prep other foods and check it to make sure I pull the meat off when the proper temp has been hit! PLUS, I can even set it to alert me (just in case I get to carried away with other stuff) when the meat has hit the temp I programmed in! I got myself one about three years ago and I BBQ almost every night and this baby has really stood the test of time! Letting the meat cook with the top closed is the BEST way to get that perfect cut of meat cooked to perfection!
11. Blues Hog BBQ Sauce
Okay, speaking of ribs…. I have a short story to tell about this SERIOUSLY PERFECT BBQ Sauce (this is a true story). So last summer we set up a tent at a rib off (just to show off our cool BBQ stuff) and my wife wanted ribs so she went up to who won last year and they gave her some ribs. She took the first bite and was saddened by the sauce. The rib meat itself was cooked to perfection but the sauce they used lacked in some way. So she went back to the booth and asked for some ribs but with nothing on them. She came back to the booth and opened a jar of this rib sauce and poured it on them. Long story short, THOSE WHERE THE BEST RIBS I’VE EVER EATEN IN MY LIFE! In fact when people came by we started giving them samples of the ribs with this sauce and WE SOLD OUT of it in less than an hour! This sauce is THICK with the perfect amount of heat (for those who don’t like spicy). If you stop in we are MORE than happy to give you a taste test just because when we love something so much WE HAVE TO SHARE IT with people! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!
12. The 3-in-1 Hibachi BBQ
For those of you that don’t know I am going to let you in on a secret life I have… I have an addiction to tail gating! Heck, sometimes I don’t even need a place to tail gate but my own backyard! BUT this guy took the cake on that! So it all folds down so you can take this hibachi anywhere and when you get to the game just pop it up and BOOM you’ve got yourself a sweet table with four stools and you are ready to be the grill master you’re meant to be! As a bonus you can lift the stainless steel griddle off the top and put on the grill grate, or you can take both off and you’ve got yourself a circular burner to deep fry or boil in! Just imagine showing up to your favorite football teams game to eat some crab legs off this! Great, now I am starving!
13. The Broil King Non-Aerosol Oil Mister
This mister is super cool and handy (indoors and out)! So all you do is put in your favorite olive or cooking oil, pump the cap and spray! Yeah, it’s that easy! I don’t just use this for my grill grates, I use this baby inside as well, like when I make garlic bread and want a fine mist of garlic olive oil on the bread, or even for coating a pan or baking dish really quick before I cook in it! Forget spending TONS of money on that other disposable cooking sprays and grab yourself this! You’ll be super happy you did!
14. Chicago Brick Oven
Now I know you are thinking… “good grief Dave, do you ever go inside”? and the short answer is YES, but my backyard is an extension of my house… So I spend TONS of time out there and what kinda outdoor kitchen would I have if I didn’t HAVE THIS?!?! This isn’t just a pizza oven (I mean it does do that too), this is THE PERFECT AMERICAN MADE Chicago Brick OVEN! Yeah, a backyard OVEN! Wood fire cook anything from S’mores, pasta bread bowls, and even soup! You can even build this guy into your outdoor kitchen setup!
Now this stuff is SUPER COOL! Plus, you can use some for outdoor firepits! Let me tell a little bit about it. So, you know those dusty old gas logs you’ve got? Well, these can do inside your gas logs, or direct vent gas fireplace and add a little bit of… Well, STYLE! The selection you see above is just two of my personal favorites to add when the mood or season strikes me. But they have all sorts of colored glass, rocks, logs, and more! PLUS, you can buy all sorts of sets and have a new look of your fireplace in seconds and change them out whenever you want! You’ll be surprised at the GIANT selection that we have on this!
16. Ventless Natural Gas Wall Heater
Whats nice about these ceramic plaque heaters is that when you install one into your basement, you will actually feel your floors heat up some. I personally installed one into my homes basement and it helped cut down on my furnace running because we kept the basement door open and the heat just traveled up the stairs! It was perfect, cheap, and efficient. Oh, and this guy has an Oxygen Depletion Sensor – so it would auto shut off if case of lack of oxygen. Another nice thing about them is this guy doesn’t need power to run… So heavy winter storm knocks out your power to your furnace? Just turn this guy on and enjoy the super warmth of 30,000 BTUs!
17. The Smokers Dream Grilling & Smoking Pellets
Pellets are the easiest way to get that rich smoky flavor into your food! But here’s a quick tip: Not all pellets are created equal and THIS BY FAR is THE BEST PELLETS WE’VE EVER HAD! Family owned and operated (we LOVE that) buys the finest hardwoods that New York state has to offer AND instead of oil (like the other guys) these guys use water to and compression to hold them together! This gives you a longer, slower, and cleanest burn ever – thus making you food AH-MAZ-ING! It’s so good you can tell the types just by the natural colors – AGAIN, something we never got using the other guys (so much oil and combined wood made for everything to be the same color).
18. Stoll Wall
Have you ever seen a WALL so FREAKING COOL before? We bet you haven’t! Here’s why we CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT THIS! Because it SAVES US TONS of money and labor! NO MORE tile, stone, or finding a person to do it… This is a custom made STEEL wall that literally goes up within hours! And the styles and colors and customization that comes with this is UNBELIEVABLE! When we saw this at the HPBA we knew we need to have one in our shop and at my house! Not only was the measurements easy to take and the panels easy to assemble it saved me LOADS of re-drywall work behind it! Once you see this in real life you will fall in love just as hard as we did!
19. Patio Heater
Give yourself the illusion of the endless summer!!!! These super HOT patio heaters are perfect for those colder nights and yet you still wanna grill! The propane tank sits inside the unit AND it has 4 cup holders around it so your guests can stand around and put there drink down. Now I know you can get these from those big box stores, BUT if you buy one of these, YOU CAN ACTUALLY GET IT REPAIRED! So yeah talk about a huge savings!
20. Plancha Grill
Now lets say you are just getting started in the backyard/hibachi sort of grilling but don’t want to make a huge investment BUT want a really high quality product… Then this Plancha grill is the PERFECT fit for you! Everyone who gets this (including myself) LOVES it! Easy to use, clean, and store this thing has all the bases covered! Want breakfast outside? Just heat this bad boy up and go! PLUS, you don’t need some super fancy cart for this either. Some people have just stacked bricks, and some just have it on there old grill cart.
So, there you have it folks… MY TOP 20 FAVORITE THINGS that maybe you or your family would love as well for this holiday season! And don’t be shy about calling or emailing for prices! We can hook you up for this holiday season! 419-531-6622 or firstname.lastname@example.org