Sure, tis the season to think about others, to do a little shopping for the ones you love, to give back and blah blah blah. But screw that. All we can think about are the sweet local food and bev products we wish we’d find under our tree.

From a sick mixer package to a tktktk, Santa, baby, hurry down the chimney tonight.

The Jack Pack
In one convenient box, Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. has crafted a three-in-one bar must-have. There’s Jack Rudy’s Small Batch Tonic, the Small Batch Grenadine, and Aromatic Bitters, plus a jigger. Forget calling it the Jack Pack, this should be dubbed the holiday first-aid kit. Just when you run out of Schweppes and discover weird Uncle Bob’s has only left two fingers of gin to get through Thanksgiving table, voila. You grab the Jack Pack and first yourself up an emergency dram.

Red Clay Hot Sauce Gift Pack
Featuring a bottle of Original, Verde, and Carolina Hot sauces in addition to a Red Mash Sea Salt by Bulls Bay Saltworks, this little box would add the necessary kick to our holiday season. I can already imagine how much better a mess of Christmas morning eggs would taste drenched in Red Clay’s sweet sauce.

Callie’s Pimento Cheese
Now we know everyone has their own philosophy when it comes to pimento cheese, but for our money, we’ve yet to find one we like better than Callie’s fiery variety. And we’d certainly love to tuck into the orange spread on Christmas Eve. Cue up Home Alone, break out the nice crackers (you know the ones, the box that hides behind the Triskets), work on our night cheese. Yes, sir. That sounds like a good time.

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