Hot Grilling Gadgets for Father’s Day

Father's Day is approaching -- time for Dad to transform into grill master. Help arm him for the task with this brand-new giftable gear.

By Sarah Newell for TheNest.com

Battery-Powered BBQ Light
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Even if the sun goes down, Dad can still heat up the grill with this magnetic light. Outset magnetic light for BBQ tools, $10, Amazon.com

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Deluxe Apron and Grill Set
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This multi-pocketed apron keeps the essential grilling tools at arm's reach so Dad can focus on the food. BergHOFF Orion 9-piece barbecue set in apron, $150, Kohls.com

Personalized Grilling Accessories
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You'll know you're eating the finest barbecue when it's stamped with Dad's initials. Monogrammed steak brand & carving board, $56, Williams-Sonoma.com

Alternative Grilling Gadget
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What's better than grilled meat? Cheese! Dad can wow guests with a yummy grilled-cheese appetizer. Cheese BBQ utensil, $12, UncommonGoods.com

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Modern Skewer
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For the design-loving dad, this skewer is the perfect grilling companion. BBQ branch skewer, $12, Cooking.com

Salt and Pepper Shakers
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These extended salt and pepper shakers make sure Dad can season his meat without burning his hands. BBQ salt and pepper shakers, $20, UncommonGoods.com

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Meat Thermometer
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Take the guesswork out of making sure meat is fully cooked. These specialized meat thermometers are designated for each type of meat Dad's grilling: lamb, pork, poultry and beef. Steak buttons, $20 for set of 4, BlueRibbonGeneralStore.com

Fish Grill Basket
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For a health-conscious family, get Dad a fish basket. This modern one will help him grill the whole fish easily without having to worry about it breaking or slipping between the grill grates. Fishtail BBQ basket, $18, ShopTerrain.com

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