Want to get a head start on your holiday shopping? Check out our Select 6 choices for best subscription services for tailgaters. We focus on food and drink here – 3 food choices, and 3 beverage – but keep an eye out for a broader selection in our holiday gift guide coming in December. Meanwhile, these subscriptions are the kind of gift you secretly wish somebody would get for you!
1. Carnivore Club
If you’re a foodie who loves meat, and you don’t always want or have time to cook it, this is the subscription box for you! It’s much more than cold cuts and sliced cheese from the grocery store. Individually packaged artisanal premium cured meats deliver a unique culinary experience each time it arrives on your doorstep. You can join the club for just the Classic Box for $39.99 (+ shipping) or the Snack Box for $24.99 (+ shipping) or order gift subscriptions in 3, 6 and 12 month increments. Each box contains 4-6 different types of handcrafted cured meats.
What’s Included in November Boxes:
Classic Box: Tempesta Artisan Salumi
- Sliced Finocchiona
- Sliced Soppressata
- PepperoniHot Snack Sticks
Snack Box: Stryve Biltong and Pork Barrel BBQ
- Original Biltong
- Teriyaki Biltong
- Spicy Peri Peri Biltong Stick
- Original BBQ Bacon Jerky
- Old Fashioned Maple Bacon Jerky
*Hot Bonus Tip: they also have a Tailgate Meat & Cheese Sampler set that comes with a beer bag cooler if you don’t want a subscription.
2. Crowd Cow
Crowd Cow offers high quality beef and meat that delivers farm (or ranch) to table right to your door, with the bonus of full transparency of where the meat came from. The company got its name after co-founder Ethan Lowry suggested to a friend that they crowdfund a cow from a local ranch so they would know where their beef was coming from. Crowd Cow delivers high quality beef, meats and seafood in a fairly new subscription service, that includes Ashton Kutcher and Joe Montana as two of its investors. Five subscription choices, whether it’s Japanese Wagyu (21 ozs) at $249/box Ground Beef (12 lbs) at $89/box, and you can schedule delivery in increments from two weeks to three months. The Farmer’s Market Subscription ($129/box) is the ideal choice for variety.
What’s typically included in the Farmer’s Market Box:
- 12oz New York Strip Steaks (qty 2)
- 3lb Chuck Roast
- 1lb Ground Beef (qty 2)
- 12oz Thick-Cut Bacon
- 12oz Sweet Italian Sausage
- 3lb Whole Chicken
3. Grill Masters Club
Items picked by a certified BBQ judge for Grill Masters Club will appeal to the aspiring pit master in your life. With a different theme for each box, you’ll never see the same thing twice. Boxes include a range of items from rubs and sauces to grilling supplies and recipes. Sign up for a single box or subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months of monthly deliveries.
What’s Included per box:
- BBQ Sauce
- BBQ Rub
- Chef’s Choice (a surprise item of the month which could be an accessory or favorite tasty treat)
- Wood Chips
- Product Info and Recipes
*Hot Bonus Tip: they also have a tailgate food section if you don’t want a subscription.
4. The Original Craft Beer Club
Do you like impressing your friends with new beers you’ve discovered from small batch craft brewers around the U.S.? The Original Craft Beer off the Month Club will deliver expert-selected microbrews directly to your (or your gift recipient’s) door monthly, every other month or quarterly up to 12 months. You can choose 12 or 24 beers per shipment for $42 and $80 respectively. These American craft beer sommeliers make their selections after tasting hundreds of microbrews each year, so all you have to do is chill, open and enjoy.
What’s Included per box:
- 12 12oz craft beers
- or 24 12oz craft beers
- 4 different styles
- or 6 different styles
- 3 beers of each style
- 2 different craft breweries featured
- Monhly Beer Club Newsletter
Aspiring mixologists can expand their repertoire with SaloonBox, the monthly craft cocktail DIY kit. Without having to buy full size bottles of alcohol or ingredients to try something new, this subscription gives you only what you need to make two different cocktails for two people. It’s an easy way to serve up craft cocktails created by experienced mixologists both at home or at a tailgate. Choose from month to month, 3, 6 or 12 month prepay options starting at $58.99/box (shipping included).
What’s included per box:
- Ingredient checklist
- 2 recipes
- Information on the mixologist and ingredients
- Small batch mixers and garnishes
- Top shelf spirits (which may be shipped separately) in smaller quantities often not available to the public
*Hot Bonus Tip: party sized kits have arrived just in time for the holidays.
Ladies, this one is especially for you! Described as “a new lifestyle subscription box company for today’s woman to relax, recharge and unwind,” each quarterly box is seasonal and comes with two full-sized bottles of premium custom wine and “fun surprises.” Box prices start at $59.99 (shipping included) and contain crowd-pleasing wines to either share at a tailgate – or savor at home in your own little self-care celebration featuring items like a fragrant candle, cookies, terry cloth hair turban towel, cucumber eye gel patches and a cute necklace.
What’s included per box:
- 2 full sized bottles of premium wine
- 5-6 full sized fun, rejuvenating or tasty surprises
- An overview card listing all included items and wines
- Individual item description cards
P.S. Hello family members, this is a good option if looking for a gift for me ;).
Vote on which makes the top of your list below, and let us know if you think we missed something great. Plus, subscribe NOW so you don’t miss our upcoming holiday gift guide in the next issue of Inside Tailgating Magazine.
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