by Info Guru Oliver Vandervoort

There is nothing better than getting a great piece of meat from your local butcher shop, going home and cooking it up on your stove, or outside on your grill during this time of year.

What’s even better than taking that trip to your local butcher? How about if you receive the meat through the mail as a gift from that special someone. Before you decide this would make a really good idea for a gift, it’s probably a good idea to figure out which are meats are the best for this purpose. Thankfully, we’ve come up with the top ten best mail order meat gifts so you don’t have to.

10. Steaks


While some people are going to claim that steaks are only really good when they are nice and fresh, the reality is that shipping techniques have come along that make mail order steaks one of the best meats around.

9. Veal

Anyone who has had a piece of Veal knows that it is one of the tastiest pieces of meat you could possibly want. Thanks to the glory of overnight shipping and dry ice, you can send or receive a piece of veal through the mail without worry that it will lose its flavor or freshness.

8. Hot Dogs

Hot Dogs

You might not think of hot dogs as being some sort of meat you need to send through the mail. That just means you’ve never tasted a really good, gourmet hot dog. These kinds of dogs aren’t that easy to find and whoever you send one of these through the mail will be forever grateful to you.

7. Hamburgers


Hamburgers are another meat product that people don’t think about needing to send through the mail. The fact of the matter is that there are plenty of burgers that will make your mouth water and lots of those are available online, ready for the grill. What a treat to send to someone who loves cooking outdoors.

6. Lobster


Lobster can be sent to that special someone for a variety of reasons. There are certainly some people who aren’t going to be able to get them as easily as others and getting these in the mail can be a nice touch for a special holiday, celebration or just to say “you’re special.”

5. Shrimp


Like lobster, shrimp is one of those meaty foods that are going to be easier to get for some people than others. There are also going to be varying degrees of quality when it comes to shrimp. That’s why sending someone the best you can find online can be a nice gift for someone you care about.

4. Ham


Who doesn’t love themselves some ham from time to time. Like a lot of the other meats on this list, there are going to be some brands of ham that are really top of the line. Other hams are going to be the bottom of the barrel and people can taste the difference. If you have a meat lover in your life, sending them a really good spiral sliced ham is a nice thing to do.

3. Jerky


Jerky might not be a meat you think of as something to send as a gift. The fact of the matter is that people are liking jerky more every day because of the numerous flavors and meats that can be used. If you really want your online ordered meat to stand out, go with something like peppered pork jerky.

2. Ribs


BBQ Ribs are some of the most beloved meats to send and receive in the United States. Ribs are somewhat synonymous with summer which makes them perfect for this time of year.

1. Crab


Crab is another seafood that any meat lover is going to be excited to receive, especially if it’s through the mail, which means no hunting, driving or paying. This is also one that can be sent as a whole crab, to be cracked or in the form of a dish that is ready-to-cook, like crab cakes.