Holiday gift giving can be stressful. We’ve all been there; wracking our brains trying to think of “the perfect gift” for our friends and family. And, with more options than ever before, it can be overwhelming to scroll through social media or gift guides searching for the gift that stands out and puts a smile on their faces.

One out-of-the-box option that has grown in popularity over the past few years is the steak gift basket. An indulgent, premium cut of steak is not only a nice surprise over that pair of socks they expected – it’s a unique way to gift them an experience that they can have in their own time and personalize.

If you’re thinking about a steak package this year, Goodstock by Nolan Ryan offers 15 different premium, USDA Choice and higher packs including Filets, Ribeyes, Strips, and more. If you’re not convinced yet, we invite you to read more about the full gifting experience below – and we may have a holiday surprise for you at the end!

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Even if they don’t like gifts, they like a good steak.

Maybe it’s your dad. Or your uncle. Or that neighbor who always has the best Christmas decorations. They’re impossible to shop for, and you want to impress them. From Variety Packs to USDA Prime Filets, there’s a steak pack that is guaranteed to put a smile on their faces.

Support local – no matter where they are.

It’s a conundrum many people face: you want to support your local economy by shopping local, but need to send a gift to someone far away. Goodstock’s steak packages are the best of both worlds. You can buy from a Texas company that works with ranches around the state to source high quality local beef, and still get the convenience of safely shipping directly to your loved ones, wherever they are in the continental United States.

Make a statement.

What is the first type of meal that comes to mind when you think of a special eating experience? Something you really treat yourself to that truly elevates the occasion. For us, it’s a nice steak dinner (followed closely by authentic Texas BBQ!). By sending someone a beef package for the holidays, you’re sending an experience that’s guaranteed to impress.

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Enjoy now – or later.

Meat gift packages are shipped frozen and can be put into the freezer and kept perfectly well for many months to come. This lets your loved one decide whether they want to fire up the grill and start searing them straight away or save them for an occasion down the road. So, although they can’t be stored gift wrapped under the tree, they will still taste amazing in March, unlike those cookies or fruit baskets.

It’s the best accessory for those big culinary gifts.

‘Tis the season for getting a new grill! And what better way to put that new grill to good use than with a box full of premium steaks? From the griller or smoker to the pan cook chef, gifting the best Texas beef from Goodstock is a great way to set them up for culinary success in 2024.

Get a holiday discount!

While we don’t think you need any more reasons to gift Goodstock for the holidays, we’ll give you one more: we’re offering Texas Monthly readers 20% off this month with promo code TXMONTHLY20. Order by 11am Central Time on December 20 to receive your order in time for Christmas.

Head to and enter TXMONTHLY20 at checkout for the month of December to save on all our steak packages!

*Offer valid online only until December 31, 2023. Excludes briskets and all non-meat merchandise including spices and e-gift cards.