Holiday Gift Guide: 16 Gifts Only a True Meat-Eater Will Appreciate

Chances are, there’s a real carnivore on your holiday shopping list this year. It’s not always easy to think of unique and also useful gifts, but we have you fully covered. Whether you’re shopping for a grillmaster, a whiskey drinker, a meat-eater, or backyard chef who’d rather be in the blind, you’ll find something right here.

These 16 gifts, all under $40, will be sure to put a smile on your favorite carnivore’s face the minute they unwrap this magic.

1. For the adventurous eater,

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What doesn’t this jerky gift set include? For less than $40, you can get your favorite carnivore a variety of jerky sticks, including cajun alligator, kangaroo, and ostrich. Don’t worry, the traditional group of elk, venison, and honey ham are included, as well.

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2. For the hands-on home cook,

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These Cave Tools shredder claws are perfect for the ones in your life who love getting their hands dirty – kinda. In a variety of colors, from black to pink, there’s one for everyone.

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3. For the safety-conscious,

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A meat thermometer is a must-have in every kitchen, but somehow, most kitchens don’t have them. This handy little device not only comes in six different colors, but it also sticks to your refrigerator due to its magnetic backing. Safety is never out of reach.

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4. For the impatient grillmaster,

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Once you own a pair of heat-resistant gloves, you will never need pot holders again. These heat-resistant cooking gloves are designed for the griller, smoker, or oven-master in your family. The non-slip finger grips are their best features.

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5. For the backyard barbecue connoisseur,

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This skimmer and stir paddle is a necessity for anyone who hosts any kind of backyard gathering or anyone who just makes a whole lotta food at once. While most people think these are necessities, you’d be surprised how many kitchens are lacking these two convenient items.

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6. For the new hunter,

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If you know someone who is recently getting into the hunting lifestyle, this book by Steven Rinella (the MeatEater himself) is the most valuable resource they’ll need. The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game: Volume 1: Big Game is a comprehensive look into the world of hunting.

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7. For the Bug Out Bag packer,

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Give the gift that will last forever, seriously, with these freeze-dried meal packs. Whether they’re a survival enthusiast or not, they’ll be entranced by just how cool these meals are. Check out the different varieties to put together an all-star three-day survivalist pack.

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8. For the decent chef with a sense of humor,

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Not everyone is a kitchen whiz right off the bat. This apron will make everyone feel better about their kitchen expertise, no matter their skill level.

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9. For the jokester,

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This hammer bottle opener does double duty as a bottle opener and an ice crusher, which is pretty nifty when you think about it. Also, it’s durable meaning this is a gift your recipient could pass down for years to come.

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10. For the outdoorsman,

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Kershaw is an excellent knife brand, and the Ken Onion Leek design is so sleek and clean, it completely reimagines your typical folding knife. It’s durable, reliable, and safe.

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11. For the one who grills no matter the season,

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Grill tongs, if they aren’t well made, become flimsy over time. These Weber tongs will either be an excellent upgrade or addition to your griller’s arsenal. Tongs are often overlooked for their companion, the spatula, but the best tongs will allow you to flip burgers, too, rendering the spatula essentially useless.

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12. For the whiskey drinker,

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These bullet-shaped whiskey stones and tongs will excite even the most casual whiskey drinker. The best part? Two fit nicely inside of a shot glass, as well.

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13. For the spice of life,

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This DIY 6-sauce hot sauce kit will be the pride and joy of the meat eater in your life because chances are, they put hot sauce on everything already. Can you imagine their face beaming with pride as they offer you a spritz of their own little blend? So can we.

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14. For the cynic,

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This disappearing civil liberties mug will either mimic their real feelings about the state of the country, or it will just make them laugh regardless. This priceless gift is perfect for office coffee runs.

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15. For the patriot,

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This Culpepper Minute Men-inspired flask is an understated classic that’s perfect for anyone who lacks a flask.

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16. For the snacker,

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You know what’s funner than popping popcorn over an open campfire? Very few things, so that’s why this fire popcorn popper is perfect for everyone! Just package this with a jar of kernels and seasoning, and boom, the perfect gift for indoor or outdoor snackers!

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Read More: 10 Reasons Wild Game Has Earned a Spot on Your Table