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9. Sticky Fingers Barbecue Gifts
For the grilling enthusiast, Sticky Fingers is an ultra-casual barbecue smokehouse, based in Charleston, S.C., specializing in Memphis-style barbecue and offering five signature barbecue sauces: Memphis Original, Carolina Classic, Tennessee Whiskey, Carolina Sweet and Habañero Hot. A bevy of gift packs means you don’t have to choose just one:
Sticky Fingers Gift Basket ($65.99) features a six-compartment black metal grilling caddy, a Sticky Fingers burlap sack filled with one pound of hickory wood chips, a 16-inch grilling mitt, a Sticky Fingers barbecue apron, a sauce mop, 18-ounce bottles of both the Memphis Original and Carolina Sweet barbecue sauces, and one 2.5-ounce bottle of Sticky Fingers Dry Rub.
The Essential Smokehouse Kit ($25.99) includes a Sticky Fingers burlap sack filled with one pound of hickory wood chips, a sauce mop, one 2.5-ounce bottle of dry rub, and one 18-ounce bottle of each of the following barbecue sauces: Memphis Original, Carolina Classic, Carolina Sweet and Tennessee Whiskey.
The Deluxe Sauce Pack ($19.99) includes one 18-ounce bottle of each the following: Memphis Original, Tennessee Whiskey, Carolina Classic, Carolina Sweet and Habañero Hot.
The Barbecue Gift Set ($17.99) includes Sticky Fingers burlap sack filled with one pound of hickory wood chips, one 18-ounce bottle of Memphis Original Sauce, one 2.5-ounce bottle of Dry Rub and one 5-ounce bottle of Habañero Pepper Sauce.
10. Norman Love Confections 2010 Limited Edition Hanukkah Collection
Based in southwest Florida, Norman Love Confections was founded in 2001 by Norman and Mary Love, who create premium, handcrafted artisanal chocolates. As one of America’s top 10 chocolatiers, the company has unveiled its first limited-edition Hanukkah 2010 collection of white, milk or dark chocolates (4-piece box, $9; 16-piece box, $34). These chocolates, while not kosher, are inspired by familiar baked goods and sweets:
Cinnamon Rugelach: These cinnamon-swirled cookies are blended with a rich white chocolate ganache and covered in a milk chocolate shell.
Cherry Cheese Blintz: Creamy smooth white chocolate and cheese ganache, fresh vanilla and cherry jam are layered within a white chocolate shell.
Baked Spiced Apple: Tart granny smith apples caramelized with cinnamon, vanilla, and sugar are pureed with sweet cream butter and then enrobed in a Swiss white chocolate shell.
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroon: This rich dark chocolate confection contains buttery coconut cream and sweet toasted coconut flakes.
For the season, the company is offering eight limited-edition holiday flavors including Champagne, Candy Cane, Gingerbread, Eggnog, S’mores, Hot Toddy, Rum Raisin and White Christmas, with boxes ranging from $13 to $95.
11. Partners Tea Toddy Kit and Individual Teas
This Tea Toddy Kit from the Nashville, Tenn.-based Partner’s Tea Co. will inspire its recipient to throw her own holiday cocktail party. As an added bonus, this gift supports a good cause: Using only Fair Trade teas and donating a percentage of sales to support girls’ education and micro-lending, the Tea Toddy Kit puts an inventive and ethical spin on throwing back a few cocktails. Packaged in a beautiful gift box, the kit includes two varieties of teas, a jar of Hives for Lives Honey (benefiting cancer research) and a recipe card with five unique tea toddy cocktails. The kit costs $34; individual teas, $10.
12. Schermer Pecan Company Fancy Mammoth Pecans
Pecans are prolific in holiday cooking, from savory stuffing to the classic dessert pie. These Fancy Mammoth Pecans (starting at $25 for two bags) hail from the Schermer Pecan Company, a family of fifth-generation growers and third-generation owners in the tiny town of Glennville, Ga. They are harvested and shelled fresh in the fall for optimal flavor. Available in small batches or bulk, these specialty nuts are ideal to have on hand for gift giving or for your own entertaining.