holiday table with delicious slow roasted beef in centerpiece

The Best ButcherBox Gifts of 2020 – Our Favorite Gift Guide

For the past few months, 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.

The Steak Lovers’ Box

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:

Ten of America’s favorite steaks: Two ribeye steaks, two filet mignons, two New York strip steaks, and four top sirloin steaks. As always, these steaks are 100% grass-fed and grass-finished, and pasture-raised.

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, and of course, thick-cut bacon.

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 Mixed 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, NY strip steaks, top sirloin steaks, heritage-breed boneless pork chops, and free-range organic chicken breasts.

Recipes for the home chef

We wouldn’t dare insult you.

The Hosting for the Holidays Box – Whole Beef Tenderloin

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 most glorious of all cuts: A whole beef tenderloin. The English language hasn’t found the right adjective to properly describe this 100% grass-fed, grass-finished cut of beef that is both extremely lean and can easily be cooked to juicy, tender perfection. Clean plates all around!

beef tenderloin roast

The beef tenderloin recipe

Holiday-Spiced Beef Tenderloin

The Winter Essentials Box – Chicken and Beef Mix

Who is it for?

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

In the box:

The staples: Ground beef, chicken thighs, ribeyes, chicken breasts, and flat iron steaks.

Essential chicken and beef recipes

Baked Chicken Breasts

Cast-Iron Skillet Meatloaf

Seared Flat Iron with Roasted Veggies

Salmon Wonderland Box – All Alaskan Salmon

Who is it for?

Salmon-lovers who know dozens of ways to grill, sear, or bake wild-caught sockeye salmon. This is the ideal box for salmon fans who love the fish as a high-quality protein source or those who dream of spending the summer on the salmon run.

In the box:

Ten pounds of sustainably harvested from the pristine waters of Bristol Bay, Alaska. That ends up being about 26 individually packaged skin-on fillets.

seared salmon with pineapple salsa

Our favorite salmon recipes

Seared Salmon with Pineapple Salsa

Sesame-Crusted Salmon

The Holiday Catch – ButcherBox Seafood Mix

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

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, and more. Go meat!

a pile of buffalo chicken wings

Perfect tailgating recipes

Spicy Chicken Wings

Baked Baby Back Ribs