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sallys-holiday-gift-ideas3With only about 4 shopping days left before Christmas, many of you may need more Holiday Gift Ideas.  All of these companies have websites and take online orders. Whether you decide to buy candy, bake ware, wine, hot sauces, or pasta sauces, buying from these companies will produce quality products.

Sea Salt Candy Company

Lisa and Gretchen made toffee and caramels in a small town north of San Diego, California. They use Chico almonds, San Francisco Guittard chocolates, Central California dairy and Sonoma sea salt. Just enjoying a crunch of toffee or the soft chew of rich caramel can take you back to your childhood. They like to call it “Old Time Goodness Meets Urban Foodie.” seasaltcandy.com

L’ovenware™ Silicone Baking Kit

This silicone kit includes an 8” x 8” baking pan, a baking pan divider, 12 red cupcake liners, a whip and a cookbook and is made of durable, smooth silicone. Foods tend to cook faster and pop out easily. These pieces are easy to clean; they just need to be rinsed. You can then fold the silicone to store. Dishwasher safe. lovenware.com

Lillie Belle Farms Handmade Chocolates

Jeff Shepherd is a Master Chocolatier who makes over 60 different flavors of caramels, truffles, chocolate bars and bon bons in Central Point, Oregon. His chocolates won the 2012 Good Food Awards and Jeff grows many of the fruits used in his chocolates, such as raspberries, strawberries, and marionberries on his Certified Organic Farm. This award winning company is named after Jeff’s daughter, Lillie, and his wife Belle. I am wild about the Lavender Sea Salt Caramels and for gift giving, try the Chocolate of Month Club for 3, 6 or 9 months. Order online or call to order 541-664-2815. lilliebellefarms.com/.

Clarksburg Wine Company

Clarksburg’s signature wine is Chenin Blanc but their newest offering is Remenance, a wine made from 50% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Merlot. This classic Bordeaux blend is bottled in Clarksburg, nestled along the Sacramento River where the delta breezes provide a microclimate perfect for high quality grapes. clarksburgwineco.com. Photo Source: Clarksburg Wine Company

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Wild Ophelia

Wild Ophelia is the spirited younger sister of Vosges Haut-Chocolate, an upscale line of quality chocolates. Wild Ophelia offers bars that include peanut butter & banana, smokehouse BBQ potato chips, New Orleans chili, Southern Hibiscus Peach Milk Chocolate Bar and Beef Jerky Milk Chocolate Bar, to name a few. This line of chocolates features locally sourced, American, all-natural and often organic ingredients from small farms and food artisans. Other products include chocolate bites gift sets and gnome lollipops.  wildophelia.com

Dave’s Gourmet

Although Dave is known as the granddaddy of ultra hot sauces, Dave makes more than that. He has a wonderful line of Gourmet Pasta Sauces, including the ultra-popular Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce. His Organic Roasted Garlic & Sweet Basil Pasta Sauce and Masala Marinara Pasta Sauce are two other favorites. You’ll also find Spices, Snacks, Condiments, Drink Mixes, and Gift Packs on his website. store.davesgourmet.com. Photo Source: Opplol.com

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Monastery Candy

in Dubuque, Iowa, the funds from annual candy sales supports the nuns. Nearly 50 years ago, the nuns began making caramels and they now have many varieties of caramels (dark chocolate is my favorite), mints, truffles, maple syrup (pure Grade A) and hazelnut meltaways. There is also a Gift of the Month (6, 8, and 10 months). questions@monasterycandy.com; monasterycandy.com

For more on holiday gifts and foods, check out Sally Bernstein!

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