BBQ Joint Holiday Gift Guide - Kevin's BBQ Joints Style

I wanted to put together a uniquely curated gift guide with ideas for the BBQ joint enthusiast in your life. I tried to find things that you may not know were for sale online and hopefully get you interested in checking out the rest of their online shop for other goodies. I chose 20 items that were from a BBQ joint or were BBQ joint 'adjacent' so to speak. I hope you find something for that special someone (which of course could be yourself).

Buxton Hall Lard Soap - Elliott Moss and his team have created something special at Buxton Hall and it just makes sense they would offer one-of-a-kind gifts to purchase. These soaps are made with love by their friends at Bella & Oliver Soap Co. using lard from their pasture raised pigs. The charcoal option uses not only the lard from their hogs, but the charcoal from their pits, making it moisturizing as well as exfoliating & purifying.  $6.95

Buxton Hall Barbecue Soap

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint - "World Peace" Hat - Light Blue. This is basically the hat the world needs right now and is one of my own person favorites. It's also available in Navy. - $26.99

Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint Hat

ZZQ Texas Craft Barbecue - Bottle Opener - When I did my huge BBQ giveaway earlier this year this was one of the things I really didn't want to part with. This custom built Fosterweld bottle opener is solid and worn in all the right ways. Inquire at with subject line "bottle opener" to purchase. $16.00

ZZQ Texas Craft Barbeque Bottle Opener

Sam Jones Hog Knit Beanie - Knit Beanie/Brown with Yellow cuff and pom. I pretty much want everything in the Sam Jones online store, but this beanie is just too cool to pass up. - $20.00

Sam Jones BBQ Knit Beanie

LeRoy and Lewis Barbecue Cutting Block Scraper - Sawyer, Evan, and Brad are some of the hardest working, scrappiest, and passionate folks in barbecue today. I want to support everything they do and it'll be soul soothing to see their logo as you scrape your cutting board daily. - $24.00

LeRoy & Lewis Barbecue Scraper

Lillies Q Kettle Chips Variety Pack - Charlie McKenna is good people, a barbecue, and branding savant. He also makes a mean bag of chips. Can’t decide which flavor has your number? Try their variety pack of all six Lillie’s Q Southern-inspired kettle chips: Carolina Dirt, Hot Pepper Vinegar, Original, Pimento Cheese, Sea Salt & Black Pepper, and Buttermilk Sweet Onion. $39.99

Lillie's Q - Kettle Chips

Jack's BBQ - Seattle - Virtual BBQ Class - I love Jack Timmons. He is the embodiment of the goodness in the barbecue world. Give the gift of BBQ knowledge directly from Jack Timmons himself from anywhere in the country(or world really) because these are done solely online. Classes include an overview of basic BBQ principle where he talks about all the meats he cooks(brisket, pork ribs, sausage, chicken, pulled pork) , an overview of the technology of smoking, as well as demonstrations and a question and answer session. Upcoming virtual classes on January 17th, February 7th, and March 21st. $39.00

Jack's BBQ Virtual BBQ Classes

Taylor Cafe by Kelly Yandell - Kelly Yandell Photography. There are few places in the world like Taylor Cafe in Taylor, Texas and very few photographs that truly depict what it was like to sit at a bar stool there and gaze around, soaking in true barbecue history. This photograph does all that and more and would enrich any wall or setting. It's printed on fine paper and at 12" x 18" and would enrich any wall. $400.00

Also, be sure to inquire via DM or email on any of her other BBQ shots as she is open to enhance your home or BBQ spot with any of these killer photos.

Taylor Cafe by Kelly Yandell - Kelly Yandell Photography

Banger's Red and White Socks - Now this is a pair of socks that won't make the recipient give you the side-eye AND they have the word 'sausage' on it! These thick and well-constructed socks are also available in white and blue with the word 'beer' on it. $12.00

Additional unique items in the Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden online store are Cassiopeia Farms Zinnia Blend Flower Seeds, Dog Gone Good Dog Wax, and Sarah's Mom's Wool Dryer Balls.

Banger's Sausage House & Beer Garden Socks

Texas BBQ, Small Town to Downtown by Wyatt McSpadden - If you want to blow away and mystify a true fan of barbecue, get them this book. It is gorgeous. Wyatt is a master of capturing a BBQ joint as a living breathing entity. I find myself going through this often for inspiration and to just marvel at how beautiful an old pit can look or the beauty of a BBQ joint at 4:30AM appears before the sun rises. There's also a great essay by Daniel Vaughn and foreword by Aaron Franklin. $39.95

Rodney Scott's BBQ EVERY DAY IS A GOOD DAY t-shirt - In sticking with the take a deep breath and stay positive vibe I am trying to adopt, I wanted to include this one, hoping that every day is a good day for you once you purchase (and even if you don't). $24.99

Rodney Scott's BBQ - Shirt

Flores Smoked Beef Fat Flour Tortillas - I'd be remiss to not include my favorite tortillas on this list even though Daniel Vaughn did include them on the Texas Monthly Gift Guide. They are just THAT good that they should be on all the guides. Buy some for your friends and ALSO get some for yourself. Really. $10.00

Flores Beef Fat Flour Tortillas

Pitmaster Log Book - This immensely practical journal created by Jess Pryles and designed by M. Brady Clark is made from stone paper which is tear resistant, blood proof, grease proof and sweat proof. This 8x5" logbook includes 50 blank templates, and a generous section for general notes with lined pages, perfect for all other meat-related records and musings. Additional features include: page marker ribbon, elastic closure, pen holder and luxury faux leather finish. $26.99 (note even though it says 'out of stock' Jess advised that they are due in Late December so you can sign up to order one to reserve your place in line).

Pitmaster Log Book - Hardcore Carnivore

Mill Scale Metalworks Welding Cap - This is the cap you didn't know you needed(or needed to gift) and comes from one of the coolest metal fabricators in the country. An offshoot of the George Kromer’s railroad caps, this is 100% cotton and handmade in Texas by Flintlock Cap Co. Sizing available from small to extra large $18.00

Mill Scale Metalworks Welding Cap

Rosenthal Meat Beef Jerky - The Rosenthal Meat Science & Technology Center in the Department of Animal Science at Texas A&M University has been producing beef jerky since the 1980’s. Per the New York Times, “The curled husks looked like the bark harvested from a magical meat tree. There was an outdoorsy smokiness on the nose and a slowly unfolding flavor with a fierce black pepper finish.” They still do things the old-fashioned way, so they do not take orders online. If you would like to order please give their store a call at 979-845-5651. $14.00

Rosenthal Meat Beef Jerky

Snow's Queen of BBQ Shirt - This is unquestionably one of THE BEST shirts you can own in the barbecue world. Tootsie is a national treasure and wearing this shirt lets the rest of the world know that you 'get it'. Available in sizes small to 3XL. - $ 25.00

Snow's Queen of BBQ Shirt

Large Franklin Barbecue Cafeteria Tray - This authentic Franklin Barbecue tray has the heft and hardiness to serve up all the barbecue(or other food items) you can handle or display it proudly on a wall or shelf. Super cool, functional, and made with reinforced fiberglass. Size 14" x 18"  $ 24.00

Franklin Barbecue Large Cafeteria Tray

Stanley's Famous Sweet Hot Pickles - As you know, or should know, I am a sucker for good pickles. These have a perfect balance of heat and sweet and they are great with barbecue, on a sandwich or just straight out of the jar. Also, Stanley's Famous Pit Bar-B-Q is sort of a secret gem of a BBQ spot so you'd seem extra 'in the know' if you sent them these. $ 5.00

Stanley's Famous Sweet Hot Pickles

Sugarfire Smoke House - 'Smoking is Fun' Long Tee - Mike Johnson is one of the most creative, industrious, and kind people you'd ever know. He also has a great sense of humor that permeates through a lot of his retail products. I love the tongue-in-cheek nature of this tee and look forward to having my own soon. Currently this is only available at their stores (they just opened a location in Dallas), but email or DM them for additional info. $ 25.00

Sugarfire Smoke House Smoking is Fun Long Tee

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q Bandana - A good friend taught me the true value and versatility of a bandana and I've been on the quest to continually add to my collection. Like all of the Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q products, this one is rad and full of their consistent sense of whimsy. You need this (I mean your friend and/or family member). $15.00

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q Bandana