’Tis the season to great gifts while sticking to you budget.
This Christmas, give the gift of something spicy, best for two, a little educational and more. The price tag may be small — they are all under $30 — but the gifts are big on taste and style.
Hot sauce: For those who like their food spicy, give the gift of three hot sauces — habanero, jalapeño and roja — from Bartaco. $20.
3802 Roswell Road N.E., Atlanta. 678-871-8226.
969 Marietta St. N.W., Atlanta. 404-607-8226.
299 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 470-400-8226. bartaco.com.
Mugs for two: Even though the Emily & Meritt pair of mugs are part of this stocking stuffer list, they are perfect for you and your favorite person any time of year. Available at Pottery Barn. $12.
Various locations, potterybarn.com.
Gingerbread kit: Have family fun with a gingerbread kit from The Fresh Market. The kit makes eight gingerbread men and includes frosting and candies for decorating. $9.99.
Various locations, thefreshmarket.com.
Set of glasses: History buffs who like to drink will be entertained by a pair of 11-ounce cocktail glasses with printed constitutional amendments — one memorializing the passage of the 18th Amendment, which banned booze sales, and the other touting the 21st Amendment, which repealed Prohibition. These glasses by Uncommon Green are available at Southern Kitchen. $28.
Southern Kitchen, southernkitchen.com.
Cocktail syrups: Locally made with the expertise of award-winning Atlanta mixologist Julian Goglia of The Mercury and The Pinewood, Proof Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrups are perfect for the bartender friend or family member who likes the just-add-bourbon approach to a good drink. Flavors are available in traditional, pecan and maple bacon and retail for $25 each.
Proof Old Fashioned Cocktail Syrup, proofsyrup.com.
Beef jerky: Crafted in Georgia, Stripling’s artisanal jerky is nitrate-free and straight from the family’s original 1964 recipe. It’s available in original, mild and hot. $4.29 – $26.99.