16 Southern Gifts for the 2020 Holiday Season

  • , by Daniela Johnson
  • 5 min reading time

Seeking some holiday shopping inspiration? Look to our Marketplace holiday gift guide, which features handcrafted artisan goods from local Southern brands. By shopping on the Local Palate Marketplace, you’ll be supporting some of the South’s best makers while giving your friends, family, and colleagues authentic Southern gifts that are made with intention. From cocktail mixers to finishing salt to hand-painted chocolates, we have a thoughtful present for everyone on your list.

ACE Basin Cocktail Co.

ACE Basin Cocktail Co.: Langdon’s Original Tonic (16 oz.)

Langdon’s Original Tonic is a one-of-a-kind cocktail mixer infused with all-natural herbs, spices, citrus juices, and oils—including natural quinine—through an extended steeping process. Mix this tonic syrup with your favorite spirits to elevate classic and contemporary cocktails.
AR's Hot Southern Honey - Southern Gifts

AR’s Hot Southern Honey: The Hot Southern Honey Sampler 3-Pack

Produced in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, these hot honeys are all-natural and non-ultrafiltrated. AR’s raw, 100% pure honey is sourced from Appalachian hives, and the hot honeys in this pack contain real red chili and habanero peppers. Drizzle it over fresh fruit for a spicy-sweet snack, or serve it on the side of your holiday charcuterie plate.
Bourbon Barrel Foods

Bourbon Barrel Foods: Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup

Certified organic and handcrafted, Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup is a Kentucky twist on a Vermont classic. It’s delicious on pancakes, french toast, sweet potatoes, or as a glaze for meat. Mix it in a cocktail, drizzle it over ice cream, or simply enjoy it straight off the spoon.
Southern Gifts - Georgia Grinders

Georgia Grinders: Georgia-Grown Trio

Handcrafted in small batches, these delicious nut butters from Georgia Grinders contain just two simple ingredients: Georgia-grown nuts and sea salt. This trio features one 12 oz. jar of creamy peanut butter, crunchy peanut butter, and pecan butter.
Southern Gifts - Hubs Peanuts

Hubs Peanuts: Peanut Duo

This duo of Hubs signature salted peanuts and their wildly popular chocolate-covered peanuts is the perfect gift for peanut lovers. Featured in a festive gift box, these two 20 oz. tins combine the best of Hubs’ offerings.
J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works

J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works Mushroom Herb Salt

Made from mushrooms grown in West Virginia, this delicious and complex seasoning includes locally grown thyme, rosemary, and black pepper. It makes a delicious rub for steaks, pork chops, and vegetables.

Southern Gifts

JARDÍ Chocolates: Gift Box

Inside this beautiful gift box, you'll find two layers of chocolates, featuring 36 delicious and uniquely JARDÍ flavors. Each piece of chocolate is hand-painted with love in Atlanta, Georgia.

Manchester Farms
Manchester Farms: Quail Love Gift Pack

The Quail Love Gift Pack from Manchester Farms is the perfect sampler for the season. It includes eight semi-boneless quails, eight boneless quail breast medallions, and a bag of bacon-wrapped quail breasts and legs. Plus, it comes with a bottle of their delicious gourmet white sauce.

RIGWA: 1.5 Bowl

Holding 1.5 quarts, the RIGWA 1.5 is vacuum-insulated with a double wall of stainless steel. Thanks to the BPA-free lid, this air-tight bowl will keep food hot for four hours or cold for up to eight hours.

RIGWA: Divide & Conquer

RIGWA’s custom insert set will fit seamlessly into your RIGWA 1.5. These BPA-free inserts feature silicone lids and are perfect for leftovers, meal planning, or food storage. Simply drop the inserts into your RIGWA 1.5 and keep food fresh for hours.

Cajun Caviar
Cajun Caviar

Cajun Caviar is harvested from native, wild-caught bowfin from the waters of the Atchafalaya basin in Louisiana. Known regionally as the choupique, the bowfin produce caviar with a mild, delicate flavor and firm, black pearls. Try the traditional or spicy flavor options.

Goo Goo Cluster - Southern Gifts
Goo Goo Cluster: Gift Tin

Inside this seasonal red tin, you’ll find an assortment of 18 Goo Goo Clusters: six originals, six pecan, and six peanut butter. These sweet treats make an ideal gift for everyone from close friends to colleagues.

Southern Gifts - Southern Straws
Southern Straws: Holiday Gift Box

Filled with 9 oz. of savory, handmade cheese straws, this custom-designed box makes a memorable gift for family, friends, or corporate gatherings. The variety pack includes original, spicy, and mild flavors.

Ogre Sauce
Ogre Sauce

Created in Charlotte, North Carolina, Ogre Sauce is an all-purpose barbecue sauce that’s great on much more than traditional barbecue. Try it on everything from wings, salmon, pizza, or chicken to burgers, tofu, oysters, and grilled vegetables.

Looking for more Southern gifts? Check out the Gifts section of our Marketplace for a curated selection of gift packs and Southern handmade goods.


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