holiday table with delicious slow roasted beef in centerpiece

The Best ButcherBox Gifts – Our Favorite Gift Guide

Last Updated on September 7, 2022

For some time, we’ve been trying to figure out ways to get home cooks the cuts of meat that fit best with their unique tastes and, most importantly, allows them to experience the joy of cooking in their own kitchens.

And so, we created a collection of specially curated holiday boxes that let people make their favorite and most comforting meals at home, having the essential cuts of the season delivered right to their doors.

When we got all of the best minds at ButcherBox together, we came up with these special collections geared for certain types of cooks.

Steak Lovers

Who is it for?

Someone who has created a bucket list to make a pilgrimage to the most iconic steakhouses in America. However, these steak fans aren’t content with being served a perfectly seared porterhouse. These steak lovers have likely tried to sneak into the kitchens of their favorite steak joint for steak rub reconnaissance and know the exact time, to the second, it takes to get a ribeye to a perfect medium-rare.

In the box:

Take your pick, there are so many different boxes to choose from, you can’t go wrong.

Steak lovers’ favorite recipes

One-Pan Filet Mignon

Easy New York Strip Steak

One-Pan Ribeye with Sweet Potato Hash

The Holiday Cheer Box – ButcherBox Favorites

Who is it for?

Someone who takes pride in always being pulled aside and thanked for being the “best gift-giver.” Making spirits bright for family and friends is a mission at all times of the year for the ones who make the holiday cheer box this year’s go-to gift.

In the box:

Some ButcherBox favorites: Ground beef, pork chops, chicken breasts, filet mignons, sirloin tips, bacon, and apple gouda sausage.

Recipes to add to the holiday cheer

homemade candied bacon

Bacon Cheeseburger Meatballs

Sirloin Tips with Coffee-Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Candied Bacon

The Home Chef’s Box – The Variety Box

Who is it for?

This home chef has homemade spice rubs and an indoor herb garden within reach of the oven. Apron? Which one—the one for indoors, the one for grilling, or the pastry one? This box is for the discerning home chef who likes to have options and whose prized passion is a cast-iron pan that’s never touched water.

In the box:

100% grass-fed, grass-finished ground beef, top sirloin steaks, boneless pork chops, chicken wings, St. Louis ribs, chicken breasts, and ButcherBox burgers.

Recipes for the home chef

We wouldn’t dare insult you.

The Hosting for the Holidays Box – Holiday Roast Box

Who is it for?

Usually, the host-with-the-most has appetizers made a week in advance and a different holiday theme every year. This year, it’s been a little slow.

That is until the holiday host realizes that there will still be 10 family members for the holiday centerpiece dinner. Holiday roast time!

In the box:

The perfect cut for the holiday: A holiday ribeye roast. The English language hasn’t found the right adjective to properly describe this 100% grass-fed, grass-finished cut of beef that can easily be roasted to juicy, tender perfection. Clean plates all around!

The ribeye roast recipe

How To Make The Perfect Ribeye Roast

The Winter Essentials Box – Chicken and Seafood Mix

Who is it for?

Weekday lunches and dinners are your domain— salads, chicken tacos, salmon burgers, and more. This box of chicken and seafood favorites is ideal for those who like quick recipes with minimal ingredients that end up being amazingly delicious.

In the box:

The staples: Chicken thighs, salmon, chicken breasts, cod, salmon burgers, and more.

Essential chicken and seafood recipes

Baked Chicken Breasts

Blackened Cod Tacos

Salmon Burgers and Toppings

The Most Important Meal of the Holidays Box – The Holiday Brunch Box

Who is it for?

Those who are hosting for the holidays and know that the key to keeping everyone happy is to fill their bellies early in the day.

In the box:

Ham, bacon, sausage, of course. And, because you’re probably getting close to lunch time with your brunch, our popular charcuterie.


The Holiday Catch – ButcherBox Seafood Box

seared salmon with pineapple salsa

Who is it for?

Atlantic or Pacific, this box is for the seafood lover who doesn’t discriminate. This collection of high-quality catches is perfect for any seafood lover.

In the box:

This box includes Alaskan sockeye salmon, salmon burgers, scallops, and lobster—all wild-caught.

Recipes that will make you feel like you’re in Maine or Alaska

Seared Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Sesame-Crusted Salmon

Easy Lobster Rolls

Salmon Croquettes

Pan-Seared Scallops

The Game Day Box

Who is it for?

The super fan who wakes up early to start smoking some ribs and has a “top secret” buffalo wings recipe. Even when it isn’t game day, this tailgate hero pulls their grill up next to the car, pops the trunk, and gets in a very festive food mood.

In the box:

Enjoy wings, pulled pork, ribs, bratwurst, burgers, and more. Go meat!

a pile of buffalo chicken wings

Perfect tailgating recipes

Spicy Chicken Wings

Baked Baby Back Ribs