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Shop Local: 10 Gift Ideas for Food Lovers 

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From tools to multicourse dinners, keep the foodies in your life happy with an assortment of gifts for every price level.

1. Food-filled hand soaps

Alice Lim and her daughters are taking a local approach to fresh-smelling products such as the cinnamon coffee bar that helps get rid of garlicky smells. $5.50 or three for $10, select holiday markets, soapgirl0711@gmail.com

2. Tickets to Nutcracker Sweets

Enjoy bites from some of the city’s hottest eateries, jazz, a ballet performance and, of course, loads of sweet desserts with proceeds benefiting the Battered Women and Children’s Shelter of SA. $50 for adults, $25 for teens 13-17, free for kids 12 and younger, nutcrackersweetssa.org

3. Taste Elevated Sweet-n-Tangy mustard seeds

Creator Lori Krieger struck mustardy gold with her locally made spread that helps jazz up pulled pork, hot dogs or whatever else needs a sweet kick. $7.50, 405 Old U.S. 90 W., Castroville, tasteelevatedshop.com

4. Katie’s Jar dog treats

Let your pooch enjoy a delicious Beastly Feast this Hanukkah or Christmas with these small-batch, all-natural snacks. $15 for chicken and turkey, $20 for turducken, katiesjar.squarespace.com

5. A bag of coffee beans

Listen, we can’t pick a favorite. But if you’re gifting beans to a hardcore coffee fan, go with locally roasted and bagged beans from Merit Roasting, Brown Coffee Co., Mildfire, White Elephant or Rosella. Prices vary, locations vary.

6. Barbecue Road Trip with the Food Chick Tours

Led by food writer Julia Celeste, the barbecue version of this tour features seven hours of Texas ‘cue, transportation and hopefully Tums. $250 per person, foodchicktours.com

7. Very That tiles

Use these Chican@-inspired tiles as coasters or hang them up on a perch in your kitchen. $7 each or four for $20, find them at Brick Market Place, 108 Blue Star, verythat.com

8. Besh Big Easy: 101 Home Cooked New Orleans Recipes

For your N’awlins obsessed friend who has a big ol’ crush on Besh, or your foodie pal who makes a mean gumbo. $25, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 106, (210) 826-6411, thetwig.com

9. Enchiladas: Aztec to Tex-Mex

Any real cookbook nut needs this history-rich ode to all things enchiladas. $39.95, The Twig Book Shop, 306 Pearl Pkwy., Suite 106, (210) 826-6411, thetwig.com

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10. La Conquista Dinner

History buffs and food lovers can enjoy this menu that tackles native Mexican ingredients (cacao, chiles, corn, tomatoes, vanilla) along with new flavors brought over to the New World such as livestock and dairy from Spain to Tenochtitlan. $95 per person, Mixtli, 5251 McCullough Ave., restaurantmixtli.com

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From tools to multicourse dinners, keep the foodies in your life happy with an assortment of gifts for every price level.

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