It doesn’t get much better than Father’s Day BBQ gifts that are easy to make. This Father’s Day gift in a jar is perfect for those dads who love to grill! Plus, our DIY BBQ rub gift is easy to make and Dad will love the flavor it gives to all the meat he grills this summer. Grab your ingredients and get started on a batch or two of this BBQ rub today!
Father’s Day BBQ Gifts
This really is the best gift for both the giver and receiver — delicious BBQ rub does mean delicious dinners ahead, after all. Made with simple ingredients and items you probably already have in your craft room or kitchen, this quick and easy Father’s Day gift in a jar can be ready in 15 minutes or less.
Supplies and Ingredients Needed:
For the gift in a jar:
- Mini Mason Jars
- BBQ Rub (recipe below)
- 2.5 inch diameter labels that are 12 per sheet (I like the kraft paper version.)
- Printable file (you can get it below!)
For the BBQ rub:
- Brown sugar
- Ground black pepper
- Sea salt
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Ground mustard
Free Printable Labels
You will need to grab the free printable labels to add to your jars. To do that, sign up for the newsletter in the box below and the file will be sent to your email address. Look for a box below with a picture of the labels that you want then add in your information. If you already get our newsletter, just add your information again as you will not be signed up for anything further. Then just head to your email to get the file and print as many labels as you would like for gifts.
Please note that this file is for personal use only. You can also contact me if you have any issues with the file or receiving the email.
How to Make a DIY BBQ Rub Gift
This DIY gift doesn’t get much easier! Simply make the BBQ rub, add to your jars, and customize with your own personal labels. Cute, quick, and practical.
Step 1: Make BBQ Rub
First you will need to make a batch of the BBQ rub recipe. Simply combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well. Then, add portions of the BBQ rub to jars for storage or store in the freezer. You can use this rub on all types of meats before grilling for added flavor.
NOTE: Get the full BBQ rub recipe with a detailed ingredient list on the recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Step 2: Add to Mini Mason Jars
We added the BBQ rub to mini mason jars for a great gift idea for Dad, but it would also do well in one pint jar. Any container works with this gift idea!
Step 3: Create Father’s Day Gift in a Jar Labels
Want custom labels? Of course you do! Grab the free printable file from the box above then print onto some labels. Then just peel and stick the labels onto the jars. Your Father’s Day gift in a jar is complete and ready for gift giving!
The Perfect Anytime Gift
You can make this same BBQ rub for weddings, hostess gifts, or even yourself. Really it is great for any summer occasion. Make up a large batch and keep it on hand in your pantry at all times. You will love the flavor that it gives your grilling this season. Make this Father’s Day gift in a jar with the kids as well. They will love mixing up the spices while you print the labels. A simple gift idea that Dad will actually use!
Now all that is left is for you to grab your supplies and start making some Father’s Day BBQ gifts for yourself. I know dad will love this gift and I know you can make this one yourself no matter what your skill level!
Love this idea for DIY gifts in a jar and want more? Try the links below as well!
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Want to print the instructions for making your own Father’s Day BBQ gifts? Try the card below!
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup paprika
- 1 tbsp ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp onion powder
- 1 tbsp ground mustard
- Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and mix well.
- Add to jars for storage or store in the freezer.
- Rub on all types of meats before grilling for added flavor.
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