Published on 12/11/19

Something for everyone: Flavor of Georgia holiday gift ideas 2019

By Madison Thornhill

Shop Flavor of Georgia products to find something for everyone on your shopping list or for your holiday party. Good taste never goes out of style, and there’s something that will appeal to all your friends and family.

Gift ideas for a host, teacher or anyone that needs a treat:

Mama Geraldine’s Pimento Cheese Straws, Bodacious Food Company, Jasper, Georgia

2019 Snack Foods Finalist

These irresistible cheese straws make for a tasty snack. Pair a couple of boxes with some fresh fruit in a nice basket.

Luscious Lemon PoundCake, FarmHouse PoundCakes, Cornelia, Georgia

2019 Confections Finalist

Pound cake is the perfect dessert to pair with fruit or ice-cream. Give this delicious tart pound cake to your friends and family with a sweet tooth.

Pecan Shortbread, Watanut, Augusta, Georgia

2018 Confections Finalist

These light and crisp cookies melt in your mouth and are packaged in cute holiday tins!

Gourmet Vanilla Infused Honey Pot, Built By Bees, Atlanta, Georgia

2018 Honey and Related Products Finalist

This vanilla-infused honey has a smooth texture and rich flavor. Vanilla is also an immunity booster, so give this to all your friends to keep them well during the holiday season. 

Stocking stuffers for the home chef:

Campfire Salt, Beautiful Briny Sea, Atlanta, Georgia

2017 Sauces and Seasonings Winner

This versatile salt is great on any dish that needs a little extra heat. It’s made of hickory-smoked sea salt, sumac, chili and cumin.

Blueberry Barbecue Sauce, Byne Blueberry Farms Inc., Waynesboro, Georgia

2019 Barbecue Sauces Winner

This barbecue sauce is a tasty blend of blueberries and spices that will definitely cure the winter blues.

AubSauce, Aubs Company, Decatur, Georgia

2019 Barbecue Sauces Finalist

A great gift for the grill masters in your life. Buy them a holiday gift box to make them feel really special.

Lane’s BBQ Sorta White BBQ Sauce, Lane’s BBQ, Bethlehem, Georgia

2018 Barbecue Sauces Winner

We can only dream of a white Christmas living in Georgia, but we can still pretend. Give this barbecue sauce to all your friends dreaming of a white Christmas this year.

For your holiday parties:

Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese, Suga’s Enterprises, Powder Springs, Georgia

2019 Dairy Products Finalist

Pimento cheese is a Southern staple at any time of the year. This twist on the classic will leave your guests asking for more. 

Delicious Dill Pickle Party Peanuts, Hardy’s Peanuts Inc., Hawkinsville, Georgia

2019 Snack Foods Winner

These roasted dill pickle peanuts will add some pizzaz to any table at a party.

Grapefruit Peach, Montane Sparkling Spring Water, Hamilton, Georgia

2019 Beverages Winner

This fruity sparkling water is quite refreshing by itself, or it can be added to a fun holiday mixed drink.

For your holiday self-care:

Hibiscus Kombucha, FreshKiss Tea, Palmetto, Georgia

2019 Beverages Finalist

Kombucha tea is popular right now, so give this latest health trend a try to energize your body. Your tase buds and immune system will thank you. 

Nectar Ready to Blend Smoothies, Nectar Foods Two Inc., Decatur, Georgia

2019 Beverages Finalist

These smoothies can serve as a meal replacement during this busy season, and they might give you a healthy head start on your new year’s resolutions.


For more ideas on Georgia-grown food and beverages for the holidays, visit or look for many Flavor of Georgia products at Stripling’s General Store locations, Buford Highway Farmers Market, Farmview Market in Madison, Georgia, and at farmers markets and grocery stores near you.

Remember to shop local and shop small this holiday season to support Georgia’s small businesses. Information on the 2020 University of Georgia Flavor of Georgia food product contest will be available in December, and registration will open to the public in January.

Madison Thornhill is a student assistant in the CAES Office of Communications and Creative Services.

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