Buy Local Season: The Local Palate Holiday Gift Guide

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The Local Palate (TLP) is a Southern food culture magazine that tells the stories behind the people, places, and foodways that make up this diverse and dynamic culinary region. Through their stories, recipes, events, and online shop, the Local Palate Marketplace, they connect us to the people and products they cover, giving us the opportunity to experience these stories first-hand.

The team at TLP supports the mission of Lowcountry Local First every day, and we're proud to also call them our coworking neighbors at Local Works Coworking Space. We asked their team to shout-out their favorite local products offered in their online marketplace — and we have to agree these are great items to consider for the foodie-lover on your gift list. Cheers!

P.S. - Members of Lowcountry Local First receive a special discount from The Local Palate over in the Member to Member Offerings portal. Don't miss out!

Brian Leporte (Advertising Sales Executive)

Tommy’s Bloody Mary Mix

“If you’re looking to gift something a bit different this year, look no further than Tommy’s
bloody mary mix. It is a great addition to any bar cart, and it will not disappoint. Tommy’s is a
delicious, light mix that is perfect for a great cocktail to start off any day with. Get yours today
on or the Local Palate Marketplace.”

Joe Spector (Publisher & CEO)

Middleton Made Knives

“A chef knife is the most important ingredient in your kitchen. Middleton Made knives are
locally made in Charleston, are superior in quality, and last forever. I own one and have been
using it for many years. It is my go-to knife for all culinary tasks. This holiday season I’m sending
one to my son in New York and my brother in Minnesota, who both love to cook. If you really
want to make the ‘cut’ this holiday season with friends and family, these knives are the perfect

Amanda Fitzgerald (Director of Sales & Marketing)

Jack Rudy Cocktail Co. | Old Fashioned Kit

“I’m striving to think outside the box a little in gifting this year. My brother-in-law recently
moved in a new place and is building up his bar cart, so I’m excited to order Jack Rudy Cocktail
Co. Old Fashioned Kit (his favorite drink) and Weighted Cocktail Shaker Tin (no bar is complete

Angelique DeClerc (Art Director)

Oliver Pluff & Co. | S’mores Coffee Tin

“My best friend and I are always on the lookout for our new favorites in coffee. It’s our thing. I
can’t wait to gift her Oliver Pluff’s s’mores coffee this year. It’s like experiencing a cozy camping
trip in a mug!”

Olivia Cooper (Digital Marketing Manager)

Edisto Gold Honey | Pumpkin Spice Infused Raw Honey

"This year, I’m sneaking jars of Edisto Gold Honey into my family’s stockings. Their “Lowcountry
liquid gold” is sustainably produced on the shores of the Edisto River. There’s a flavor for
everyone with their original raw honey and infused honeys. I like to mix their Pumpkin Spice
Infused Raw Honey with butter to spread on warm baked goods all season long."

Chris Dugas (E-Commerce Engagement Manager)

Lowcountry Kettle Chips | Spicy Pimento Cheese

"I love gifting unique food items during the holidays, and Lowcountry Kettle Chips are one of my
go-to’s every year. Their distinctive collection of flavors makes it easy to suit all of your
recipients’ tastes, and the snack-size bags are perfect for stuffing stockings. My personal
favorite: Spicy Pimento Cheese.”

Emily Havener (Managing Editor)

Food for the Southern Soul | Charleston Cocktail Party Gift Set

“I'm gifting Food for the Southern Soul's Charleston Cocktail Party Gift Set to whichever of my
friends is throwing a holiday party this year, so I can be sure to get a taste of their pickled okra
and pralined pecans (my favorite treats) along with their benne wafers, pepper jelly, and
Jerusalem artichoke relish.”