Beef Jerky is a meal for the trail; something you can eat to get you by without the hassle of a pot, pan, or drive-thru line. Which explains why a jerky company might choose The Duke as its namesake. John Wayne Beef Jerky ($6.50) comes in natural and organic varieties, and is made from cattle raised without added hormones or antibiotics. Choose from original, teriaki, bar-b-que, or black pepper flavors.
Sure, gadgets, clothes, and even cash make great gifts, but nothing beats the sharing of a fine meal. Ordering up some meat from Robinson's Prime Reserve ($15 and up) is a good way to start. Offering gourmet-quality beef, bison, poultry, pork, lamb, and veal, there are more than enough options available to find the right steak, chop, or roast to fit your favorite recipe — and your budget. Remember: friends don't let friends eat at the local Sizzler.
It's not quite the Bacon of the Month Club, but it's getting there. Savenor's Bacon Society ($10 and up) lets you hand-pick what months and what meats you'll get — including peppered, neuskies, canadian, duck, and applewood bacon, smoked wild boar, and smoked pork chops — delivered straight to your door from Boston's legendary meat shop.
Peanut butter and bacon, inside a milk chocolate cup? Exactly. Peanut Butter Bacon Cups best Reese's sweet snack by using all natural peanut butter and adding in the secret ingredient of applewood smoken bacon pieces, then making the whole thing supersized at four-inches across to feed even the hungriest of pork aficionados.
Beer? With cookies? You betcha. Developed to go down smooth with a finely crafted brew, the Beer's Best Friend Cookie ($7) mixes chocolate chips, pecans, and pretzels to arrive at a nearly perfect blend of sweet and savory that'll have you drinking — or at least wanting to drink — way more than you should just so you can have another bite.