Tins of cookies. Breakfast breads. Fruitcakes. Food makes a fabulous gift for the holidays, but sometimes the pressure is on to enjoy perishables before they stale. Spice mixes, rubs, hot sauces make wonderful gifts that can be enjoyed long after the decorations are packed back up into the attic. We asked the folks at River City Gourmet Shoppe to share with us some foodie gifts made by local artisans to delight the palette. Enjoy!

In this gift basket:

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River City Gourmet Products

·  1 bottle of Greek olive oil, $14.00

·  1 bottle of 12 year aged balsamic vinegar, $20.00

·  Cajun Blackening Spice Rub, $7.00 or 3 for $20.00

·  Kansas City Rub, $7.00 or 3 for $20.00

·  Two Pigs and a Rub, $7.00 or 3 for $20.00

·  Hand Blended Ginger Flavored Black Tea, $6.00

·  Flavor Infused Himalayan Salts: Pecan Smoked,
Chili De Arbol, and Chipotle, $8.00

Dips 2 Go mixes

·  Boursin Cheese Spread, $4.00 / 3 for $10.00 / 7 for $20.00

·  Green Onion & Shallot Dip, $4.00 / 3 for $10.00 / 7 for $20.00

·  Chipotle Ranch Dip, $4.00 / 3 for $10.00 / 7 for $20.00

Tressa’s Treasure Gourmet Concoctions

·  Heavenly Peanut Butter Bars, $5.00

·  Honey Roasted Pecans, $6.00

·  Mini Reeses chocolate covered pretzel rods, $2.00

Minorcan Datil Pepper Products

·  Datil BBQ Suace, $8.00

·  Datil Pepper Jelly, $7.00

Hot Sauces

·  Dr. Bill’s Great on Almost Anything Hot Sauce, $6.00

·  Half Moon Bay, $3.00

·  Iguana Red Habanero Pepper Sauce, $3.00