8 Southern-Made Stocking Stuffers

When it comes to stocking stuffers, the sky is the limit. But rather than rely on average candy and trinkets, why not personalize your loved ones’ stocking stuffers with treats from small Southern businesses? Whether you have a barbecue-loving son on your list or a granddaughter who can’t shake her sweet tooth, these thoughtful gifts are the perfect surprise for any stocking. 


Every Southerner knows that there’s almost nothing as sacred as passing on treasured seasonal recipes. If you’re trying to surprise the fellow foodies in your life, then a few of these festive recipe cards ought to do the trick. The Alabama company puts thought and care into every card they print, and we love filling them up with our favorite holiday recipes to share with loved ones this time of the year. $14; everbloompaper.com



Snacks like this bagful of milk chocolate toffee make our world go ‘round. That’s why we love gifting and receiving them for those long winter days when a quick dose of salty sweetness is much needed. A delicious stocking stuffer or easy hostess gift, this South Carolina-made toffee is the indulgent treat that you can have shipped right to your front door. Just be sure to buy multiple bags. One taste and you’ll know why. $7.75; dottiestoffee.com



Have a barbecue fan in mind for this year’s gift giving? There’s nothing better than the sweet heat from a rich and tangy barbecue sauce, and this Mississippi Delta-made brand is our go-to these days. Each bite into the vinegar-based goodness gives you a taste of barbecue bliss. Grab a bottle and pour a generous helping on your favorite beef, pork, or chicken. It’s sure to up the ante on any cookout. $5.95–$9.95; deltapigsauce.com 



Everyone has their go-to utensils, and the recipient of these gorgeous Georgia-crafted spatulas is about to have a few more. Each one is handmade to order, so rest assured that each piece is one of a kind. There are also several types of woods available to choose from—walnut, cherry, and maple. Take your pick, but don’t fret because they’re all durable enough to last. $30; dustmade.com



The holidays are incomplete without a box of this North Carolina-made peppermint bark. All-natural and handcrafted with premium dark and white chocolate, this delicious treat makes for a great stocking stuffer your friends and family will appreciate. But there’s nothing wrong with saving a box or two for yourself to snack on all season long—we know we would. $12.50–$25; shop.theapothecaryskitchen.com



Condiments may not be the first thing that comes to mind when choosing stocking stuffers, but rest assured, any food lover will go gaga over these jars of deliciousness. With all-natural ingredients, these flavorful spreads can bring fresh, bold flavors to a variety of your favorite dishes this season. In the mustard, rosemary and a special blend of chiles create a buzz that your taste buds will not be able to ignore, while the tomato jam is a tangy topping perfect for grilled meats and veggies. There’s no limit when it comes to using these versatile spreads. $8.99 for each; chefalyssaskitchen.com



Our love for these Virginia-made cookies may have something to do with the colossal chocolate chips packed in every single bite. Celli’s has been creating these sweet delicacies for more than 20 years, and now you can get a batch delivered straight from their kitchen to your doorstep just in time for the holiday season. Their menu rotates daily and includes other classics like White Chocolate Chip and Cinnamon Sugar. Check out their website for more details. $12–$27; cellischocolatechips.com



With numerous flavors to choose from, this St. Petersburg-based company can help you
make sure every meal is salted to absolute perfection every time. Made in small batches with the cleanest, hand-harvested water, these quality sea salts ensure you won’t go back to those ordinary varieties because you know there’s nothing better than a well-seasoned dish. floridapureseasalt.com




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