Made By Southern Hands: Hostess Gifts
Whether you’re a dinner guest or a weekend visitor, you know not to ever show up empty-handed. Show your appreciation for good ol’ Southern hospitality with our roundup of stylish hostess gifts, both edible and decorative, all made right here in our region.
Charlottesville, Virginia, chocolatier Tim Gearhart uses fresh ingredients, including Venezuelan chocolate, local sweet cream, and pure butter, to create his exquisite confections.
An Italian favorite with a Southern twist: These hearty cookies, in delicious fall flavors like pumpkin pecan and apple walnut, are made by hand in Jacksonville, Florida.
uncannybiscotti.com; $22 per dozen
New Orleans-based artist Alexa Pulitzer works one-on-one with clients to customize a two-letter monogram for these printed paper cocktail napkins, suitable for special occasions.
alexapulitzer.com; contact for pricing