The Perfect Gift: Handmade BBQ Sauce Pack for Father’s Day

Still looking for something awesome you can make Dad for Father’s Day? Well, Jordan of Polkadot Prints — one of my favorite Australian bloggers — has just the thing. And it includes a free printable. Take a look! — kisses, Gabrielle

So your dad has the shiny BBQ, he has the large over-sized BBQ utensils and now you’re scratching your head as to what to get him for Fathers day. Enough of the scratching, as today I have a practical and fun fathers day gift for you that will take his BBQ’ing to a whole new level.

Create a gourmet BBQ sauce pack perfect for summer picnics and get togethers!

First, whip up a batch of your family’s favourite BBQ marinade or meat rub. For this pack, I used a spicy rub recipe:

Spicy BBQ Rub — recipe via

2 tablespoons chilli powder
2 tablespoons sea salt flakes
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon smoky paprika
1 tablespoon dried thyme
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Mix all ingredients in a bowl, adjusting to your individual taste. Pour into a small mason jars.

Next, it’s time to package the jars as a manly gift.

1. Download the free Fathers Day gift tags
2. Print & cut out
3. Hole punch end
4. Thread with leather cord (I found mine at Michaels), and attach around mason jar lids.

You could make a simple, thoughtful gift of one jar. Or make a basket with a BBQ rub, BBQ sauce and a sauce brush too.

Happy Fathers day, to all the amazing dads of the world, and….Happy BBQ’ing!


– A hostess gift at an outdoor party
– A housewarming gift
– Party favors at a BBQ

15 thoughts on “The Perfect Gift: Handmade BBQ Sauce Pack for Father’s Day”

  1. This is a beautiful idea! I love it because it gets the kids involved in the kitchen, AND with 4 kids – consumable gifts and experiences are tops of “pops” in my book! Thanks for the excellent idea!

  2. I love this idea! I’m a big fan of making food from scratch – I think this is great. Just the right mix of something he’ll use and something that shows you care. Perfect!

  3. THIS is a perfect fathers day gift! How long did it take to make the bbq rub does it need to be stored overnight before use?

  4. How fantastic! My Dad has a weber bbq (which if anyone is aware can be a monstrous and dazzling grill) and loves playing chef for the whole family. I think this will be a fantastic gift, especially with Christmas around the corner!

  5. Andréane Lacroix

    I would like to know how you made the sauce….the rub is perfect…but I would like to make the sauce also, so what do you add to make it…thank you….

  6. What a great idea! I made this for my stepdads birthday, and as a gift for one of my friends. I will write about it on my blog later this week, hope that won’t be a problem for you :-)

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