Add These Gifts to Your Wedding Registry to Make Your Newlywed Home the Ultimate BBQ Spot
If you're the type of couple who loves a good cookout, these are the best presents to add to your pre-nuptial gift list.
If you're the type of couple that loves nothing more than getting outside at the end of a long day, then packing your wedding registry with barbecue essentials is an absolute must. Summer is almost here, and that means you'll have plenty of opportunities for cooking and dining outdoors. After all, the days are longer, everyone's moods are a little lighter, and the weather is perfect for lounging. If you're lucky enough to have your own outdoor space, then you already know what a beautiful thing dining in the open air is.
Whether you plan to have a cookout for just the two of you or invite family and friends for an evening of dinner and drinks, it's important to know that barbecuing is something of an art—that means you need to have all the proper tools to get the job done. Luckily, now is the perfect time for you upgrade all of your grilling accessories. Add everything from platters perfect for transporting your expertly-cooked steaks and shatterproof melamine plates to a high-quality set of tools and a grilling basket to your wedding registry.
But it's not just the basics that you should make room for on your gift list. Innovative, unexpected options, like a pizza stone for making ultra-crisp grilled pizzas or a salt block for infusing fish and meat with extra flavor, are just some of the other BBQ must-haves to add to your registry. Ready to get outside and start grilling? Prepare for the season of barbecuing that's just ahead of you by adding these products to your gift list right now.
Sure, you know how to toss a few burgers or a steak on the grill, but there are so many more inventive ways to cook over an open flame. This cookbook will get you started.
Shop Now: Martha Stewart's Grilling: 125+ Recipes for Gatherings Large and Small, $26, barnesandnoble.com.
Add a subtle, but complex flavor to anything you're making with this Himalayan salt block. You can stick it right on the grill—it works especially well with fish and shrimp.
Shop Now: Crate & Barrel Himalayan Salt Block and Holder Set, $49.90, crateandbarrel.com.
Remember the grilling tools your dad had when you were growing up? Well, these aren't those. These matte black beauties add a new level of chicness to grilling, and we're all for it.
Shop Now: Williams-Sonoma Black-Handled Four-Piece BBQ Tool Set with Storage Case, $129.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Outdoor entertaining is a lot less stressful when you take breakable dinnerware out of the equation. These floral plates look so high-end that your guests won't even realize they're melamine.
Shop Now: Juliska "Lalana" Floral Melamine Dinner Plates, $19, belk.com.
For those after-the-sun-goes-down BBQs, use these handy tools with built-in LED lights so you can keep grilling (and keep your guests well-fed).
Shop Now: Grillight Tools, starting at $25, food52.com.
Keep all your beverages chilled in style with this copper tub—just fill it with ice, put in your favorite rosé and a sparkling waters and you're party-ready.
Shop Now: Williams-Sonoma Copper Party Tub, $199.95, williams-sonoma.com.
Use these handy baskets to make kebabs without the mess—no skewers necessary Just pop in your favorite combination of veggies and protein, snap the latch closed, and get to grilling.
Shop Now: Uncommon Goods Kabob Grilling Baskets, $17 for set of four, uncommongoods.com.
This beautiful terra-cotta splatterware platter is just begging to be on the table at your next BBQ. Pile it high with grilled vegetables or salmon filets garnished with lots of dill and lemon—anything you put on it will instantly look a little fancier, we promise.
Shop Now: March San Francisco White on Terracotta Splatterware Platter, $240, marchsf.com.
Don't be fooled by its name: This pizza stone isn't just for pizza. Use it on the grill or in the oven for anything from fish to steak to even bread—it's that versatile. And as an added bonus, it's dishwasher safe so you can spend less time cleaning up and more time relaxing.
Shop Now: Emile Henry Glazed Pizza Stone, $49.95, crateandbarrel.com.
Want your next barbecue to be pro-level? This curated gift set of eleven rubs, sauces, spices, and other grill-perfect condiments has you covered. Making sausages? Give them a kick with sweet and hot mustard. Need a little something extra to spice up your side dishes? Add the smoky tamarind hot sauce to your favorite sides like rice and beans or corn salad.
Shop Now: Mouth Grill Sergeant Gift Set, $147.50, mouth.com.
Dress up your outdoor dining space with this Moroccan-inspired tablecloth in rich shades of blues and greens. Add a wildflower bouquet and some tea lights for an effortless but beautiful BBQ-ready tablescape.
Shop Now: Saffron Marigold Moroccan Blue Tablecloth, $69.99, saffronmarigold.com.
Ditch the mismatched plastic cups you've had since college and serve your favorite batched summer cocktail or freshly-squeezed lemonade in these modern fluted acrylic glasses.
Shop Now: West Elm Fluted Acrylic Glassware, $5, westelm.com.
Perfect for everything from grilled corn to slices of tomatoes and other burger garnishes, these vintage quilt print trays will add personality and charm to your BBQ.
Shop Now: Siren Song "Prairie" Melamine Trays, $55 for a set of three, food52.com.
Bluetooth Grill Thermometer
Perfectly-cooked meat is easy to make when you have this bluetooth-enabled thermometer, which you control via an app on your phone. Once your target temperature is reached, the app will alert you to take the meat off the grill—meaning you can host your guests or multitask without having to constantly monitor your steaks and burgers.
Shop Now: Weber iGrill3 Thermometer, $109.95, crateandbarrel.com.
This stainless-steel basket is the perfect solution for making those side dishes with ease—just chop and season your favorite vegetables, put them in this basket, and throw it on the grill.
Shop Now: Grillaholics Large Grill Basket, $23.39, overstock.com.