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2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Meat Lovers


The holiday season is right around the corner, which means it’s time to start looking for gifts for your friends and family. There are plenty of holiday gift guides out there to help generate some ideas, but if you want some help finding the best gifts for meat lovers, we’ve got you covered.

Everyone at Augustus Ranch is obsessed with meat—it’s what makes us so good at what we do!—so we’re no strangers to the unique challenge of finding gifts for meat lovers that will genuinely surprise and wow them. To help you get started, we’ve listed a few of our favorite ideas. 

1) Gift Card for a Meat Delivery Service

Arguably the best gifts for meat lovers is, you guessed it, meat! But not just any meat will do, of course. Meat lovers won’t settle for a gift card for a chain restaurant that probably doesn’t know how to cook a steak properly. If you really want to make their holiday, go for a gift card for a meat delivery service like Augustus Ranch!

Our catalog of delicious, pasture-raised meats has everything the meat lover in your life could ever ask for. Do they love grilling up professional-level burgers? We have ground beef with an 80/20 lean-to-fat ratio that you can get as pre-formed patties or as a beef-organ blend that ups the nutritional value! 

If you need gifts for meat lovers that go outside the standard beef cuts, we have you covered there, too! We have everything from beef tongue, heart, and liver to bone marrow and pork trotters. These are not only rich in nutrients and flavor, but we even have a collection of recipes to help spark ideas on how to use these often overlooked meat products.

And lucky for you, every Augustus Ranch gift card is 10% off through the remainder of 2020, making this an easy contender for one of the best gifts for meat lovers.

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2) A Collection of the Best Spices for Meat

Okay, so you’ve picked up one of the best gifts for meat lovers, but if you want to take it to another level, why not add some spices and seasoning? Pasture-raised beef is rich in flavor as it is (a little salt and pepper are all you need to enjoy a delicious steak, for example), but there are so many spices for meat that experimenting with different flavors and seasonings can be a lot of fun.

We recommend The Bearded Butchers, personally, as they offer some of the best spices for meat lovers you’re likely to find. Their 6-pack spice blend is a favorite and will give the meat lover in your life plenty of opportunities to try out some exciting new flavors. 

3) Unique Grilling Tools and Accessories

Even the most experienced grill masters can use some updated or upgraded meat cooking accessories and tools. Don’t settle for just anything, though. The best gifts for meat lovers will likely take the form of unique grilling tools you wouldn’t find on shelves at your average supermarket. 

For example, you could pick up a charcoal kettle rotisserie that works with just about every 22-inch charcoal kettle grill out there. This is one of those unique grilling tools that meat lovers dream of having yet rarely think of getting for themselves. There are so many inventive meat grilling accessories out there that anything from a grill gun to a state of the art grill cleaning brush is just a click away.

If you have any questions about the catalog of products Augustus Ranch offers or need some recommendations for which meat packages will work best for the meat lover on your shopping list, get in touch with us! We would love to hear from you and help you track down the best gifts for meat lovers!

4) An Instant Read Thermometer

The Classic Super-Fast Thermapen combines a convenient folding probe and a huge display with a sophisticated Type K thermocouple sensor for extraordinarily quick, precise readings. 

Originally designed for professional use in commercial kitchens, manufacturing plants, and labs, the Thermapen is faster and more accurate than any other home cooking thermometer. Put it next to it’s true competitors—commercial-grade thermocouple thermometers—and the Thermapen still outperforms them at a fraction of the price. 

We love it for getting instant reads on red meats, where rapid shifts of only several degrees can mean the difference between your preferred level of doneness and a dry, overcooked steak.  Thermapen is great for anything else you’re cooking, too—fish, baked goods, casseroles, fried foods, or even homemade candy. A number of celebrity chefs and food writers are already big fans. You will be too as soon as you give one a try!

5) The Perfect Meat Cutlery Collection

Victorinox (legendary maker of the Swiss Army Knife) offers a fantastic 7-piece set of all-purpose knives for grill masters who want to maximize their outdoor grill game. The Natural Competition BBQ Set isn’t just for grilling any cut, size, and texture of meat, though. This collection of high carbon, stainless steel blades—including paring, boning, carving, and butcher knives—will lend laser-tested precision to virtually any cutlery task in the kitchen. 

You’re sure to love the nonslip grip of the ergonomic Fibrox Pro handles, and the set comes with everything you need for general purposes plus a knife roll and 9” steel sharpening rod!  If you’re as passionate about meat as we are at Augustus Ranch, these knives are sure to treat you well.

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