Great Gifts from Southern States
Worth every single, mouthwatering calorie, gourmet pecan tarts from Lady Lynn's tarts are divine.
Buy It: LadyLynns.com or (205) 601-9357
Betsy's Cheese Straws are easy to order, stay fresh for almost forever, and taste like homemade.
Buy It: BetsysCheeseStraws.com or (334) 285-1354
If you wear the hand-painted domino jewelry and carry a record purse by The 3 Sisters, you'll be the talk of the party.
Buy It: The3Sisters.com or (941) 400-4439
After 10 washings, these oh-so-stylish baby blankets and burp cloths by One Lucky Baby still held together.
Buy It: OneLuckyBaby.com or (321) 217-5906
Framable art from American Postcard Art made from vintage postcards looks especially good in a grouping on a wall.
Buy It: AmericanPostcardArt.com or (941) 954-3124
Reading The Elf on the Shelf will quickly become a family tradition.
Buy It: ElfontheShelf.com or 1-877-919-4105
Snazzy patterns make these dishwasher-safe melamine plates by Working Class Studio a must.
Buy It: ShopSCADOnline.com or (912) 525-5180
Colorful, quirky, and affordable, this handmade ceramic art by Karen Fincannon is perfect for pals.
Buy It: KarenFincannon.com or (770) 557-0666
Adoptable "babies" come with birth certificates from Cabbage Patch Kids.
Buy It: CabbagePatchKids.com or (706) 865-2171
Personalize a legendary baseball bat by Louisville Slugger for a keepsake to pass down to the next generation.
Buy It: SluggerGifts.com or 1-877-775-8443
The VIP bottle from Woodford Reserve makes a special customized gift a bourbon lover will treasure.
Buy It: WoodfordReserve.com or (859) 879-1812
The unique necklaces by Sennod Jewelry Design are conversation pieces as well as lovely jewelry.
Buy It: Sennod.com or (504) 232-1490
A name that's been around since the 1930s, Aunt Sally's pralines melt in your mouth.
Buy It: AuntSallys.com or 1-800-642-7257
Handmade ceramic angels and state-shaped Santa Claus Christmas ornaments: No two are alike, and artist Keith Carpenter of Beans Ferry Pottery makes each treasure himself.
Buy It: BeansFerryPottery.net or (662) 862-5696
The Living Room fragrance from Aspen Bay Candles can take even the pet smell out of a house.
Buy It: AspenBayCandles.com or (662) 324-2231 or 1-800-748-9249
Choose colors and patterns for your own handbag as if you were the designer at 1154 LILL Studio.
Buy It: 1154Lill.com or (816) 753-1154
For room fragrances and candles that smell like perfume, try Trapp and Company.
Buy It: TrappandCompany.com or (816) 931-6940
From shampoo to diaper ointment to lip balm, the all-natural products from Burt's Bees make the best stocking stuffers.
Buy It: BurtsBees.com or 1-866-422-8787
Frankoma Pottery is dishwasher-safe, microwavable, and ovenproof, plus it comes in awesome colors. What more could you want?
Buy It: Frankoma.com or (918) 224-5511 or 1-800-331-3650
Around for 90 years, MoonPies marshmallow treats bring back memories. Find themed gifts on their web site.
Buy It: MoonPie.com or (423) 267-3351
So soft and almost too beautiful for their intended purposes, Col. Littleton's buttery leather flyswatter and journal are simply extravagant.
Buy It: ColonelLittleton.com or 1-800-842-4075
For unforgettable style for your feet or your mantel, choose custom boots and leather Christmas stockings from Rocketbuster Boots.
Buy It: RocketBuster.com or (915) 541-1300
They're packaged so beautifully, you almost won't want to open these luxury bath products from Lady Primrose.
Buy It: LadyPrimrose.com or 1-888-382-7673
Collect Master Craftsmen angel ornaments each year, and give engraved silver bracelets.
Buy It: MasterCraftsmenshop.com or (757) 253-2993 or 1-800-866-7458
Bloody Mary mix and tins of snacks from Blue Crab Bay Co. put all the others to shame.
Buy It: BlueCrabBay.com or 1-800-221-2722
Okay, we confess. Catstudio's products aren't made in the South. Before you stop reading, though, these California-made items make great gifts for Southerners. You can order dish towels, hand-embroidered pillows, aprons, and glassware featuring most U.S. states and some major cities.
Buy It: www.catstudio.com or 1-800-819-3367