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Holiday Gift Ideas for a Jerky Lover

The Best Gift Ideas for Every Jerky Lover

The Holiday Season is upon us and it’s time to find the perfect gift for your loved ones! If you are on this page, I am gonna go out on a limb and guess your loved one… well, loves JERKY! 

Of course they do, who doesn’t love jerky?! Everyone loves jerky and for good reason, it tastes great! But what is the only thing better than jerky? Homemade Jerky! 

I have put together a list of some of my favorite must have jerky items that every jerky lover should own. These top gift ideas will be a guaranteed hit under the tree this Christmas. So go ahead and get them something so they can start making great tasting jerky, because ultimately you will be there to help eat it….

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Nesco Snackmaster ProNesco Dehydrator


This is one of the two dehydrators I use on a regular basis. I have owned it for years and have put countless pounds of jerky through it and it still runs great. This is a great first dehydrator for someone looking to get into making jerky that will not break the bank. This baby pumps out great tasting jerky.

I have another page on this site that reviews some of the top dehydrators. For more information on this unit, check out my dehydrator review page

Excalibur 3926TB

The Excalibur is the second dehydrator that I use on a regular basis. These are the only two I currently own, I got rid of the rest. The Excalibur is a great gift for someone that is serious about making great jerky. It can handle more jerky and has a timer so you can ‘set it and forget it’. This is more expensive than the Nesco, but is worth every penny. 

I have another page on this site that reviews some of the top dehydrators. For more information on this unit, check out my dehydrator review page

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Masterbuilt Electric Smoker

Masterbuilt Smoker

Using a smoker is a great way to make beef jerky and get that authentic smoke flavor. I use this Masterbuilt Electric smoker because it is easy to use and I can set the temperature where I want it and not have to constantly watch over it. I also have a page on the site that shows how to make beef jerky with this smoker. They will be a jerky making pro in no time!

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STX Meat Marinator

Meat Marinator

When I don’t have time, or don’t want to wait, 6-24 hours to marinate my jerky strips; I grab this guy. I have found that about 45 minutes in this vacuum marinator does the trick. You can use it on so much more than jerky as well. So this isn’t just a jerky marinator, you can throw steaks, chicken, and vegetables in here for some quick great flavor when making dinner!

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Westin Jerky Slicer

Weston Jerky Slicer

If you start making enough jerky, you will start using a jerky slicer. This jerky slicer allows for consistent jerky slices which is critical when making jerky. The more consistent the slices, the better the jerky will be. This way you are not pulling some out and drying others a little longer…. This is a great gift idea for anyone serious about making jerky!

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LEM Jerky CannonLEM Jerky Cannon w seasoning


Don’t like chewing on tough jerky? Make ground meat jerky. I have several recipes on my site specifically for ground meat and many other that can be made with ground meat. This jerky cannon is an easy way to make consistent perfect strips of jerky. You can also use this cannon for making snack sticks, think ‘Slim Jim’. It is very easy to clean and since it’s made by LEM, the quality is top notch. This even comes with two seasoning packets, one for snack sticks and one for jerky.

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I hope that I have given you some great gift ideas for the Jerky Lover in your family. Thanks for checking out my website and I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!