Monks Fudge & Biscotti at Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia

5 Festive & Delicious Georgia-made Stocking Stuffers

Say "Happy Holidays" with these unique Georgia-made gifts that are perfect for the foodies in your life.

Monk making fudge at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia

Treats from the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers

Choose from homemade chocolate, peach and pecan, or maple walnut fudge from the Monastery of the Holy Spirit. If candy isn't your thing, you should taste their biscotti! Each one is delicate and loaded with cherries, blueberries, cranberries, almonds, pecans and pistachio nuts. If you're looking for a more traditional holiday gift, you've come to the right place. Their peach brandy soaked Southern-style fruitcake has generous portions of pecans, peaches, pineapple, raisins, dates and cherries.

Selection of meat from Pine Street Market in Avondale Estates, Georgia

Meat from Pine Street Market in Atlanta

Send the gift of meat with Pine Street Market’s Meat of the Month Club! Each month, you'll come home to an insulated box from Pine Street Market packed with a featured item, like cider-brined pork chops, pasture-raised ground beef or shoulder roast. Each box also includes one pound of applewood smoked bacon and a specialty item, like slow-roasted pulled pork, bacon jam, pot pies or Cajun-style andouille. Shippable anywhere in the country, choose from three, six or 12 months. Place your order before December 1 to receive your box by Christmas.

 Turnip Greens Country Market in Darien, Georgia

Georgia products from Turnip Greens Country Market in Darien

Step back to yesteryear in this old-time country store! Located in beautiful historic, downtown Darien, this specialty food market gives a sense of nostalgia with its country store style. At Turnip Greens Country Market, you'll find seasonal Georgia produce like peaches, apples, pecans and greens. They also stock packaged made-in-Georgia food items from across southeast Georgia. Stop in for some Tupelo honey from the Savannah Bee Company, a jar of Blackberry Patch Salsa and some pecans from Guess & Sons Pecan Company.

Spirits from Dalton Distillery in Dalton, Georgia

Sunflower Spirits from Dalton Distillery in Dalton

Who says you can't drink sunflower seeds? Master Distiller Raymond Butler knows a thing or two about making moonshine and whiskey. Following the moonshining tradition of his North Georgia mountain family, Butler knew that sunflower seeds would add a distinctive taste to his company's spirits. The result? The first commercially distilled spirits from sunflower seeds and two new additions to Dalton Distillery family of spirits: the TazaRay Original and TazaRay Red. TazaRay Original is aged in used bourbon barrels, giving it a smooth, mellow taste, and TazaRay Red is aged in used red wine barrels, resulting in a ruby color. Visit the distillery for a tasting and pick up a bottle (or both) for the holidays.

Pie from Southern Baked Pie Company in Gainesville

Pie from Southern Baked Pie Company in Gainesville

Locally sourced ingredients and an all-butter crust (also available gluten-free) are only two reasons to indulge in treats from Southern Baked Pie Company in Gainesville, Georgia. Need more reasons? How about caramel pecan, cranberry apple crumble, chocolate chess, blueberry, cherry and even tomato? Order in time for the holidays; pies arrive ready to eat.

Published: October 2019