Frequent sightings of red cups clutched by people wearing mittens confirm any suspicions: the holiday season is here. The Eater Seattle team has hand-picked food and drink-centric gifts perfect for the discerning home cooks and food-slash-booze enthusiasts in your life. From online barbecue lessons to rye whiskey caramel sauce, stuff those stockings with these local picks. Want more? Check out Eater.com's guide too.
Rachel's Ginger Beer Variety 4-Pack
Mix and match four 32 oz. "growlettes" of what might be the most addictive ginger beer on the planet, including flavors like blood orange and hibiscus.
Where to purchase: Rachel's Ginger Beer
Starvation Alley Farms Cranberry for Concoctions
Perk up cocktails with unsweetened, raw cranberry juice from Washington State's first organic cranberry farm in Long Beach.
Price: $8 for an 8 oz. bottle
Where to purchase: Buy at farmers markets and Marx Foods
Learn Everything About Barbecue from ChefSteps
An all-online "class" on all-thing-barbecue, give the gift of unlimited access to 21 videos including recipes for Apartment Ribs, Carolina Gold barbecue sauce, and Rich as F*¢k Biscuits.
Where to purchase: ChefSteps
A Boat, A Whale, and A Walrus by Renee Erickson
This narrative cookbook from the Walrus and the Carpenter, Whale Wins, and Boat Street Cafe chef/owner belongs in the kitchen or on a nightstand.
Where to purchase: Book Larder
Bean Box Coffee Subscription
Four coffee samples arrives at your door monthly courtesy of the new, Seattle-based delivery service Bean Box. Single origin coffee from an all-local roster of roasters, including Herkimer and Kuma, are featured.
Where to purchase: Bean Box
Washington State Candy Dish
Hipsters who already have necklaces and pillows shaped like Washington State will go batty for this porcelain plate. Bonus: it's microwave safe.
Where to purchase: Corbé
Skillet Thai Coconut Pumpkin Ketchup
For year-round pumpkin lovers, Skillet's Thai coconut pumpkin ketchup is the best thing on earth to eat with fries. Order a couple of 10.5 ounce jars, they go fast.
Where to purchase: Skillet Street Food
Limited Edition Rye Whiskey Caramel Sauce from Hot Cakes
Drop $20 bucks on a jar of caramel? This sauce from dessert queen Autumn Martin is worth the splurge. Housemade with Old Overholt Rye Whiskey, the extra fancy caramel makes warm bread pudding a thing of greatness.
Where to purchase: Get Your Hot Cakes