Last Minute Local-Foodie Gift Guide

I put together this mini Richmond gift guide for those, who like me, still have a few things to pick up. This year my gift-giving approach has been to buy local. These handcrafted products are made with a lot of love - and isn't that what the holidays are all about? Here’s a short list of (mostly) local products that are bound to please. 

804ork Cookbook ($45) - This stunning cookbook features 68 recipes from 24 of Richmond's most loved restaurants. The book is filled with gorgeous pictures and wonderful stories about the featured local chefs. You can purchase the book at these retailers.

804ork Cookbook ($45) - This stunning cookbook features 68 recipes from 24 of Richmond's most loved restaurants. The book is filled with gorgeous pictures and wonderful stories about the featured local chefs. You can purchase the book at these retailers.

Gearharts, Miso Caramels ($8) & Wildflower Honey Almond Caramels ($8) - I didn't even know I liked caramel so much until I tried these candies. Now I'm obsessed. Stop by their retail location or pick up a bag at Union Market.

Gearharts, Miso Caramels ($8) & Wildflower Honey Almond Caramels ($8) - I didn't even know I liked caramel so much until I tried these candies. Now I'm obsessed. Stop by their retail location or pick up a bag at Union Market.

Georgia Olive Farms, Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($25.95) - It's not from Richmond, VA but it's a Southern, premium olive oil from the east coast! It's peppery, super fresh, and makes a beautiful finishing oil! You can buy it at Southern Season or Little House Green Grocery.

Georgia Olive Farms, Extra Virgin Olive Oil ($25.95) - It's not from Richmond, VA but it's a Southern, premium olive oil from the east coast! It's peppery, super fresh, and makes a beautiful finishing oil! You can buy it at Southern Season or Little House Green Grocery.

Southern Season, Cheddar Cheese Straws ($12.95) - I was sold on this ultra-cheesy-super-addictive snack the moment I sampled it! I immediateIy bought a few tins as gifts... and a few for myself. Sold at Southern Season. 

Southern Season, Cheddar Cheese Straws ($12.95) - I was sold on this ultra-cheesy-super-addictive snack the moment I sampled it! I immediateIy bought a few tins as gifts... and a few for myself. Sold at Southern Season. 

Blue Bee Cider, Fanfare ($10.95) - This unique rosé cider is infused with wild mulberries. It's semi-sweet and balanced with mineral notes and a hint of black currant. It's absolutely delicious! You can find it at the cidery or in local grocery stores all over the city.

Blue Bee Cider, Fanfare ($10.95) - This unique rosé cider is infused with wild mulberries. It's semi-sweet and balanced with mineral notes and a hint of black currant. It's absolutely delicious! You can find it at the cidery or in local grocery stores all over the city.

{WRAPPING}: Whole Foods, Reusable Mini Tote Bag ($0.75) - Whole Foods and Etsy joined forces to design this adorable bag, which is a great eco-friendly wrapping option. It's cute enough to use all year long and cheaper than most disposal gift bags. Sold at Whole Foods in Short Pump. 

{WRAPPING}: Whole Foods, Reusable Mini Tote Bag ($0.75) - Whole Foods and Etsy joined forces to design this adorable bag, which is a great eco-friendly wrapping option. It's cute enough to use all year long and cheaper than most disposal gift bags. Sold at Whole Foods in Short Pump