About 48% of Americans have a steak on a weekly basis. You don't need to crunch the numbers to know that that works out to be a lot of beef. It likewise shouldn't be a surprise that Americans tend to take beef very seriously.
Hence why there's an entire industry devoted to steak gifts for the carnivores in our lives. Shoppers are so spoiled for choice that it can be hard to know where to start looking.
So to help narrow the scope, here are the seven best gift ideas for your favorite steak fan.
- Grilling Attire
On some level, every steak lover considers themselves to be something of a grill master. Whether it's true or not, you can always let the aficionado in your life play the role. And one of the best ways to help them get into character is with the right grilling attire.
Protective wear light heat-resistant grilling gloves and aprons are great options, being both thoughtful and practical. But even stocking stuffers like the collectible pins found in the Golden Steer gift shop are sure to delight the amateur chef.
- A Meat-Specific Cookbook
As we noted above, a lot of steak fans seem to think that they can intuit how to prepare the perfect steak every time. And it could be that some do have that gift. But for most, a little instruction never hurt.
If you want to help a loved one up their grill game, pick them up a copy of the Golden Steer Steakhouse Cookbook from the Golden Steer gift shop.
- An Artisan Knife
Learning how to carve a steak is an art form unto itself. But even a seasoned master can't work without the right tools.
That's why every steak aficionado needs a set of fine knives. Everyone has their favorite brand that they swear by. But for a truly personal gift, why stop at the retail options?
A personalized, hand-forged chef's knife from a local or online artisan is a gift that will remind them of you every time they use it.
- An Organic Cutting Board
If you go to the extent of gifting someone a hand-forged knife, why not go the extra mile by including a hand-crafted cutting board with it?
These beautiful pieces of art can be found in all shapes and sizes. Or for a personal touch, you can have one custom-made.
If you use your imagination, you can surely think of some additional decoration or accouterment that your loved one would appreciate. If you put your request in with the person, they'll always be happy to accommodate you.
- Cast-Iron Cookware
When you think of steak, you tend to imagine firing up the grill. However, not all steaks are created equal.
For less marbled cuts, grilling is a good way to dry them out into shoe leather. Not to mention that can often only grill when the weather permits it. What are you supposed to do if you're craving steak in the rainy season or in the dead of winter?
The answer is pan-searing. Cast iron cookware has a long history of use, and if well cared for, pieces can become heirlooms that will be passed down for generations to come.
- A Blend of Fine Herbs and Spices
There's a healthy debate over how exactly one should season a steak.
Some take their steak exactly as-is, with only the natural juices for flavor. On the extreme opposite end, you have those who pride themselves on custom marinades, hand-mixed and left to simmer for hours. And somewhere in the middle, you have your olive oil, garlic, and rosemary traditionalists.
An alternative view is that steak is meant to be enjoyed, not treated as a science experiment. And with one of these signature seasoning blends, the meat lovers in your life can take the guesswork out enjoying the perfect cut.
There's something for everyone's taste. Sergio’s Seasoning is a classic blend, inspired by Chef Sergio's years of experience. It's the perfect choice for anyone who wants a taste of a steakhouse from Las Vegas' golden age.
For something with a little more kick, try the Bowtie blend. This lemon pepper-based seasoning is balanced with onion and garlic notes, with an underscore of spicy cayenne pepper to give it a little bite.
And for those palates that favor something a little fresher, there's the Table 40 blend. This whole-herb Italian blend has warm notes of tomato to add a savory touch to any dish, steak or otherwise.
Or you need not choose at all when you can order all three as a set and give your loved ones the full spectrum of these expertly assembled flavors.
- A Golden Steer Subscription
At the end of the day, what would a steak lover appreciate most of all? Steak, of course! And while you don't need a subscription to order steaks online, the perks that come with a Golden Steer subscription make all the difference.
For starters, of course, your loved one will get all of the quality steaks they could ever ask for. You can either select a pre-assembled bundle or create your own with all the ribeye, filets, and even tomahawk steaks that you know they'll love.
But it's not just about the steaks.
You also have the option to include a selection of Golden Steer's signature seasonings in each bundle, effectively making a subscription two gifts in one.
Subscription holders will also get the option to buy all other Golden Steer Steak Company products at discounted rates. They also receive VIP access to limited-edition product drops and the first opportunity to try new offerings.
As far as steak gifts go, one of these subscriptions will give you the most bang for your buck.
Find the Best Steak Gifts for the Carnivore in Your Life
We took a look at a lot of great options today. But for any meat lover, no gift can compare to quality steaks delivered directly to their door.
That's why our Golden Steer subscription packages are the best steak gifts that money can buy. To see why the meat lovers in your life will cherish this gift above all others, learn more about how it works and what sets our subscription boxes apart from the rest.