From fire pits on the beach to backyard barbecues, summer is high season for grilling. About seven in 10 U.S. adults own a grill or smoker, according to Barbecue News magazine. About 50 percent of grill owners have at least the necessities, like tongs and cleaning brushes. This means the other half is turning T-bones and sizzling skewers without the essentials. Give them logoed items to make their grilling experience more fun and successful.

Brands that want to connect with beginner grillers or BBQ masters can heat up their summer promotions during National Grilling Month. Keep reading this issue of Promotional Consultant Today for some ideas.

Plan For This Promo:
What: National Grilling Month
When: July

Flip Out

The Super BBQ Flipper is a must-have tool for any serious or novice griller. This heavy-duty, stainless-steel flipper features a perforated design that allows grease to drain while grilling. A rounded blade helps protect food from punctures. Get it laser-engraved for a useful employee appreciation gift.

Diversified Quality Kitchenware / PPAI 113710, S4 /

Pack A Few Cold Ones

Brands can be part of any backyard barbecue with this Beer Caddy. Featuring a built-in bottle opener, this insulated carrier fits six bottles and includes top handles and a shoulder strap for convenient carrying.

Picnic At Ascot / PPAI 145818, S4 /

Spice Of Life

Vendors at barbecue competitions or other summer events can bring some flavor with the Four Grilling Spice Set. It includes four shaker bottles of freshly ground spices, including chef’s blend and steak seasoning. Each bottle includes a black or white lid and a customized label.

Calico / PPAI 508405, S1 /

Get Saucy

Each jar of Barbecue Sauce packs some sweet heat and a hickory smoke flavor. This southern-style sauce is made with brown sugar, molasses, Worcestershire sauce and a touch of hot sauce for a mouthwatering addition to a gift basket.

Hot Sauce Harry’s, Inc. / PPAI 229041, S3 /

Now We’re Cookin’

Delight grill masters with the BBQ Kit, which includes a heat-resistant oven mitt, wooden grill cleaner, a digital kitchen thermometer and pizza cutter. Each kit includes a notecard that senders can personalize with their own message.

HPG / PPAI 110772, S11 /

Compiled by Audrey Sellers