The holidays are here, and whether you’re treating yourself to some new kitchen tools or buying for friends and family, these standout, Southern-made goods should be at the top of your list. From cast-iron pans and jewel-toned glassware to a few of our favorite newly released cookbooks, there is a gift for everyone on your list.
LODGE LEGACY FISH PAN
When it comes to vintage cast iron, hunting down your favorite pieces can prove quite difficult. Now, you can add a piece of history to your collection in brand-new condition thanks to our friends at Lodge. They’ve resurrected and reimagined their classic fish pan. From the oven to the campfire, this new and improved cast-iron pan is ready for anything you can throw its way. lodgemfg.com
OUITA MICHEL’S JUST A FEW MILES SOUTH
Lauded Kentucky Chef Ouita Michel‘s cookbook Just a Few Miles South debuted earlier this year, and it’s time you got your hands on a copy. Including some of the fan-favorite recipes from her collection of restaurants, like the Bluegrass Benedict breakfast sandwich, paired with dishes that celebrate the Bluegrass State, like her spin on the Kentucky hot brown, and plenty of stories told along the way, this book is one you’ll pick up over and over. Get your copy here.
ESTELLE COLORED GLASS
If your glassware could use a kaleidoscopic refresh, check out Estelle Colored Glass, a handblown glass company founded by Stephanie Summerson Hall in South Carolina. Inspired by Stephanie’s grandmother, Estelle, who was known for displaying pound cakes on colored glass cake stands at Sunday meals, the company’s cake stands and glassware are available in brilliant jewel tones, like blue, purple, green, and pink, and are sure to be a bright, welcoming addition to your kitchen. estellecoloredglass.com
KATE WOOD’S HER DAILY BREAD
Kate Wood, the Alabama-based writer, baker, and photographer behind Wood and Spoon blog, is out with her first book, and it’s one you’ll want to gift to everyone you know. Her Daily Bread is a 365-day devotional where inspiring words meet soul-warming recipes. Cozy sweets, family favorite weeknight meals, and encouraging scripture to match—you’ll find yourself picking up this book daily, not just to feed your appetite, but to feed your soul too. Get your copy here.
RED LAND COTTON TICKING STRIPE APRON
Three generations have worked the north Alabama cotton farm where each thread of this beautifully crafted apron is sourced. The red clay soil that their operation calls home inspired the name, but their quality cotton is the star of this show. They’ve put it to good use, giving this durable and stylish apron an adjustable neck strap to customize it for every height. There are two handy pockets to keep all your kitchen necessities within reach. redlandcotton.com
Heirloom grains were not fawned over in 1750 when the Kennedy-Wade Mill began operations, but more than 270 years later, it’s found an incredible niche market. The current owners, Karen and John Siegfried, bought the mill in 2016 and focused its mission to provide stone-ground grains from small producers throughout the region. Their Bloody Butcher Grits are sourced from Virginia farms in Rocky Mount and Dayton, have a beautiful pale burgundy hue, and provide a rich, nutty flavor. Have a cook in your life? Gift them these unique grits. wadesmill.com
SARAH GONZALEZ’S BAKING WITH THE BREAD LADY
When Sarah Gonzalez swapped her West Coast home for Tennessee, she brought with her a love of cooking and baking. Now, she’s lovingly known as “The Bread Lady” and the proud founder and owner of Springhill Bakery hosting online baking classes and offering plenty of scrumptious recipes. Her cookbook launched earlier this year, and it’s the ultimate gift for any cook or baker on your list. Swirled and frosted cinnamon rolls, gorgeous fruit tarts, and festive cakes and cookies galore—you’ll want to dive into this book immediately. Get your copy here.
SMITHEY IRONWARE CO. CARBON STEEL FARMHOUSE SKILLET
When it comes to quality cookware, Smithey is at the top of our list, and their cast-iron pans are always within reach in our kitchens. Now, they’ve done it again with this new carbon-steel skillet. Hand-forged in South Carolina, each piece has a unique appearance, and its lightweight design rivals other traditional cookware. Order yours today and elevate your cooking experience this year. smithey.com
SPICEWALLA CHILLI COLLECTION
Imagine all the ways you could keep your family warm and cozy this winter with the help of this collection. From spicy to smoky, the three different flavor profiles from these peppers promise a variety of delicious uses. Add a dash to your favorite chilis, rubs, and marinades, or spice up those chocolate desserts you’ve been craving. They’re guaranteed to be a hit either way. spicewallabrand.com