Since 2010, the Saturday after Thanksgiving has been deemed Small Business Saturday to help steer people towards locally owned shops. It’s my personal belief that we should be supporting small businesses year round because they make and sell high-quality products and help support the local economy. Since the holiday season is upon us, I’ve compiled a list of amazing, small food businesses that can help you get through your holiday shopping list!
Tru Bee Honey
I highly recommend the Spring varietal honey or the Barrel-Aged Honey. They also have the best lip balm which makes for a great stocking stuffer!
Boyden Valley Winery
During my trip to Vermont in September, I had the chance to visit this beautiful winery and sample several of their wines. There are so many unique blends but some of their best sellers and my personal favorites include: Big Barn Red, Glogg, Vermont Ice Cider, and the Vermont Ice Maple Creme Liqueur.
Noble Springs Dairy
So maybe wrapping up cheese and putting it under the Christmas tree isn’t the best idea, but Noble Springs cheese makes for the perfect host/hostess gift! Or you can wow people with your cheese board arrangement skills at holiday parties by adding a few of their delicious goat cheese varieties.
Soberdough has made it impossibly easy for anyone to bake beer bread at home. Just add a 12-ounce bottle of beer to the mix, bake it, then eat it! The bread can also be baked with club soda if preferred.
For the coffee lover in your life…or maybe for yourself. A coffee subscription is the gift that keeps on giving month after month, or as often as you choose. There are a lot of great coffee roasters out there, but this year I’m eyeing Stumptown Coffee for gift-giving.
Meal Subscription Service
There are a wide array of meal services out there now, from companies that provide just a meal plan and ingredient list, to those who send meals already prepared and just need reheating, and everything in between. If you know someone who wants assistance with meal planning and cooking tips, Cook Smarts offers a great platform. For those living in Nashville, My Veggie Chef delivers vegan meal kits to your door!
For more Nashville-crafted food-centric gift ideas, read my post from last year. A couple items are making an appearance again this year so you know I must love them! Happy Holiday shopping :)