Gift Giving Guide: Selecting a Gift of Meat

So you’ve decided you want to “wow” all the foodies and gourmet food-lovers on your wish list this year with the gift of some amazing steaks. Now it’s time to decide exactly which meats to give.

There’s no need to be overwhelmed by the many delicious options. We’re here to help you narrow down your choices and select the perfect gift for each person on your list.

Gifts for Any Budget

Whether you need to buy one gift or many, Lobel’s Gift Shop is the best place to start when looking for the most delectable gift options for every holiday, birthday, anniversary, or special occasion.

If you’re only shopping for one special person on your list and you’re looking for a more luxurious package, you may want to consider The New Yorker—or our most indulgent package, The Ultimate.

Gift certificates are also a great option. Simply choose the value of the certificate and have it emailed to your recipient. (Placing a business gift order for multiple recipients? Ask us about mailed gift certificates as well!)

Know Your Recipients

If you’d rather send a custom selection than one of our packages or gift boxes, you can always send an assortment of your choosing to each person on your list. Here are some suggestions for whomever you might be shopping:

For the Classic Foodie

Bone-In Strip Steak Bone-In Rib Steak

The foodie on your list is sure to enjoy one of our classic steaks, like USDA Prime Dry-Aged Bone-In Strip Steak or USDA Prime Dry-Aged Bone-In Rib Steak. Strip Steaks are one of our customers’ favorites.  With fine, silky marbling and firm texture, they’re full of flavor and succulent tenderness.

Our rib steaks are also incredibly tender and offer the full-bodied flavor and old-world character that distinguishes Lobel’s USDA Prime dry-aged beef. Hand cut from the center of the rib section, these steaks offer the enhanced richness and a brawny presentation that comes from leaving the bone intact.

For the Person Who Loves to Entertain

Shell Roast 

For the person who always likes to feed a crowd, you might consider one of our impressive roasts. Lobel’s Boneless Shell Roast is easy to prepare, carve, and serve, making it an ideal selection for serving at dinner parties and buffets.

You also can’t go wrong with Lobel’s signature roast, the USDA Prime Dry-Aged Rib Roast. Available boneless, bone-in, or boned & tied, Lobel’s rib roasts are a traditional choice for festive occasions.

For the Adventurous Friend


The adventurous friend on your list might be interested in trying something other than beef. Lobel’s Veal Long-Bone Rib Chop makes a dramatic impression. Cut from the rib with a fully extended bone, each chop is the same milk-fed Midwestern-raised veal as our other chops. Its mild, beefy flavor is enhanced with the bone left intact.

Or perhaps they might enjoy a selection of Lobel’s All-Natural Lamb, such as the sophisticated Frenched Rack of Lamb.

For Someone Who Likes to Try New Things

For those who love discovering new favorites, Lobel’s USDA Prime Hanger Steak is full of surprises. It may not be the prettiest steak on the butcher block, but it’s got flavor and juiciness for days. Hangers are sometimes also called the “butcher’s tenderloin” because butchers would put it away for themselves rather than sell it at retail because many consider it an unattractive cut. But looks aside, this little-known cut offers an abundance of flavor, tenderness, and juiciness if cooked no more than medium rare and sliced across the grain for serving.

For the Couple Who Has Everything

The couple who has everything is sure to enjoy an indulgent dinner for two. Surf & Turf is a grand meal. It’s synonymous with celebration, special occasions, and pulling out all the stops. It’s not one of those meals you have just any day of the week. And with a Lobel’s steak accompanied by one of our Wild-Caught Maine Lobster Tails, you’ve got the very best that land and sea have to offer.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Give the gift of the finest and freshest meats from Lobel’s of New York year-round with our Meat of the Month packages. Your thoughtful, delicious gift will deliver the first Friday of each month–FedEx Standard Overnight delivery service is included in the price! Our Meat of the Month packages are flexible–choose a 3-month, 6-month, or 12-month package–to fit your gift-giving needs.


Are you planning to give meat as a gift? What meat gift do you wish someone would give you? What’s your favorite steak to gift?




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