Still Christmas shopping? We are! Local food and entertaining blogger Cara Greenstein has a few suggestions for the people on your list who like things fresh, tasty and … local. Welcome back, Cara!
I’m willing to bet that you have at least one foodie on your holiday shopping list. And since Memphis is such a food-centric city, there are plenty of locally found gift options that will bring a smile to your loved one’s face. Where to start? No worries, we have you covered! Here are five great ideas to get you started:
A Batch Subscription
This would be ideal for the food lovers on your list who have moved away from Memphis. They will receive a monthly, tasty reminder of home … choose from their 3-, 6- and 12-month options. Each Batch is organized around a common theme and arrives the first week of the month. If you purchase a Batch gift subscription by December 12, they’ll send you a complimentary greeting card that you can give to your recipient to let them know what to expect on their doorstep in 2015. Then they’ll get a Batch, including a new box of Memphis-made goods and foods, each month to enjoy. Prices vary depending on subscription length. Learn more at batch.is.
Shotwell Candy Co. Old-Fashioned Cocktail Caramels
The old-fashioned approach is evident in the authentic design and incomparable taste of this Memphis-based candy company. The salted caramels are divine, each holding a flake of Maldon sea salt right in the center for the perfect amount of spice. Plus, how timeless and wonderful is this packaging? $9.75 at Social
Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Cards
Though online recipe boxes and cooking sites are increasingly becoming the norm, it’s still refreshing to write down a few memorable, standout dishes on an old-fashioned recipe card. These Rifle Paper Co. cards available at Muddy’s Grind House are precious! $12 for a package of 12
Gift certificate to a StyleBlueprint Memphis Guide restaurant
We launched the SB Guide to Memphis this fall, and the complimentary SB Guide App is on the way! The guide is a fantastic resource for dining that is growing daily. It’s always a nice gesture to gift a hostess with a restaurant experience so she can, for once, sit back and relax! Prices vary.
Arrowhead Farms bellini, bloody mary and margarita mixes
The Stovall Collection just received Bronson Van Wyck’s newest drink mix line, which has never before been offered in Memphis. While Bronson is currently a New York City event planner, he grew up in Arkansas and holds Memphis dear to his heart. These bar stockers are classically beautiful and add an essential punch to a cocktail (or two). $25 for individual bottles
Cara Greenstein is the creator of Caramelized, a food and entertaining blog ranked fifth top food blog by the Austin Chronicle. A native Memphian who just returned to her roots from Austin, Greenstein practices public relations at doug carpenter & associates by day and writes recipes and restaurant critiques by night. Follow Cara’s adventures on Facebook and Instagram.