It's officially grill and chill season, people! Nothing commemorates the start of summer quite like firing up the grill and dining al fresco beside your nearest and dearest, beverages and bug spray included. If you’re a couple who loves to entertain and enjoy the fresh air, it’s especially important to create a registry that reflects this sentiment (and that will solidify your status as the BBQ MVP of your friend group).
Whether you’re a grilling guru or a hostess with the mostest, your outdoor cooking collection has to start somewhere, and we have just what the grilling gods ordered, especially if you're blessed with an expansive backyard. From the basics (i.e. the obvious—a grill) to more specific necessities, like a personalized tool set or a high-tech Bluetooth thermometer, check out 10 of the best registry items for your many, many outdoor summer BBQs. We supply the picks, now all you have to do is provide the meats and veggies. Happy grilling, y'all.
PK Grill Charcoal Grill Smoker Combo
The most essential item for any BBQ? A grill, of course! For smaller outdoor spaces (at, say, an apartment or condo), the PK Grill and Smoker packs a quality punch at only 35 by 35.5 inches. With PK standing for “portable kitchen,” this charcoal grill is rust-proof, versatile, and durable.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $369.99
Weber Summit 7370001 S-670 Stainless-Steel Liquid-Propane Gas Grill
For larger spaces and a more serious BBQ game, the highly rated stainless-steel Weber Summit 7370001 S-670 boasts six burners within 769 square inches of grilling power. Unique features such as side burners, a sear station, rotisserie and smoker burners, and even illuminated handles for night grilling make this high-tech piece of machinery perfect for grill masters everywhere.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $2,499
The food festivities don't have to stop once the sun goes down. Grill to your heart's desire, day or night, using this 3-piece set, equipped with mini built-in LED lights to illuminate all your finest, restaurant-worthy creations.
SHOP NOW: Food52, $50
Supermechanical Range Bluetooth iPhone / iPad Cooking Thermometer
No more guessing when your burgers have finally hit that just-right, medium-well status. Using Bluetooth connectivity, this thermometer set syncs with your iPhone or iPad and notifies you when your food is grilled just to your liking. Simply preset the desired temperature within the app and let the grill do the rest.
SHOP NOW: Food52, $120
Cathy's Concepts Monogram BBQ Grill Tools
A cook is only as good as his or her tools. And if those tools just happen to be personalized, your flipping, skewering, and charring skills are bound to be more impressive. This eleven-piece grill set comes in a customized zip-up case, perfect for your new married monogram!
SHOP NOW: Nordstrom, $48
What's a backyard barbecue without plenty of cold beverages on hand? Whether it's just you and your S.O. or your whole posse, cool cocktails will always be within reach thanks to this rolling icebox. A bottle opener and cap catcher are the cherries on top, taking the heavy lifting out of your bottled drink consumption.
SHOP NOW: CB2, was $269, now $189
Wildwood Grilling Cedar & Alder Grilling Wraps
Grilled cuisine alone is hard to beat, but take it one step further with an extra kick of flavor. Bundle your meats, veggies, and any other grill-able treats within these wooden wraps, decked out in either cedar or alder seasoning.
SHOP NOW: Food52, $21
Jim Beam Cedar Plank Grill Topper Set
With the right tools, a grill can do a lot more than cook burgers or hot dogs. Convert your grill into a multipurpose machine that delivers a cedar-infused undertone to all your grillin' goodies. From smoky Scottish salmon to aromatic chicken kebobs, this grill topper set adds extra versatility to your outdoor grill, enabling you to kick your BBQ menu up a notch with ease.
SHOP NOW: Amazon, $24
Staub Cast Iron Covered Fish Pan
There's nothing fishy about this handy grill contraption. Spacious enough to fit any seafood of your choosing and equipped with a textured interior for better, browner results, the pan gives one-dish dinner a whole new meaning.
SHOP NOW: Food52, $159