Holiday Gifts for Foodies

Bitters, booze and bacon jam: Thank the holiday host with these easy-to-snag, locally crafted goods.
| Updated: November 27, 2018

Cyprus Pyramid Salt
Capitol Hill’s modern-day apothecary, Karyn Schwartz’s SugarPill is filled top to bottom with scent-sational herbs, cocktail bitters, and smoked, herbal, infused and classic salts. Thank your holiday hostess with a beautiful jar of salt; the scented crystals add an intoxicating flavor to grilled meats or crostini. $13 per 3-ounce jar, available at SugarPill (Capitol Hill, 900 E Pine St.; 206.322.7455;


Theo Classic Library
This “library,” with chocolate bars shelved like books in a sweet box, is a chocolate lover’s dream, containing 10 of the Fremont chocolate company’s most popular bars, including toasted coconut dark chocolate, salted almond milk chocolate and spicy chile dark chocolate. $40, available at Theo Factory Store (3400 Phinney Ave. N; 206.632.5100;


Vinmaps’ Washington Wine Region Map
Wine nerds are geeking out over Tacoma company Vinmaps extremely detailed maps of Washington wine regions, such as Red Mountain. The color-coded map outlines the different red and white varietals available at wineries and the grapes growing in area vineyards, and is pretty enough for prominent placement on a wall. $70, available at


Skillet Bacon Jam and Pumpkin Sauces
Forget ketchup, here’s your favorite new dipping sauce. From the Skillet Street team that also brought us luscious bacon jam comes three new pumpkin sauces, from smoky chipotle pumpkin to a sweet and rich coconut variety. $22.50 for variety pumpkin pack, $41.99 for bacon spread variety pack; both available at


Marination Mobile Nunya Sauce and Pickled Jalapeño Peppers
There’s a reason those Marination sliders are so finger-lickin’ good: the rich, sublime Nunya sauce—made from mayo, garlic, green onion, gochujang, and the rest is “nunya” business—and spicy pickled jalapeño peppers. Snag a bottle of each to spice up the party. $8 each, available at Big Blue (roaming), Marination Station (Capitol Hill, 1412 Harvard Ave.) and Marination Ma Kai (West Seattle, 1660 Harbor Ave. SW);



Scrappy’s Bitters
Help your pals expand their cocktailing and highballing prowess with this handy set of handmade, all-natural, local Scrappy’s Bitters, which includes four flavors: lime, lavender, celery and orange. $25, available at Picnic (Phinney Ridge, 6801 Greenwood Ave. N; 206.453.5867;



I’m Dreaming of a White Chocolate Bar
Ballard’s George Paul Chocolates White Chocolate Bar with Peppermint ($6.99) is a cool and creamy treat, and perfect stocking size. Pick one up at their new Ballard shop (409 NE 70th St) where you’re likely to be tempted by their hand-crafted bars: Milk Chocolate Coconut Curry, Dark Chocolate with Mango and Bittersweet with Habanero.


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