Are you headed to a small fancy Thanksgiving dinner with family? Maybe an informal Friendsgiving feast of a few people? Stopping by more than one house in order to keep the gatherings minimal? In any of these instances you never want to show up empty-handed especially when you know the host has been cooking and preparing all day. Scout has scouted a few local options for the perfect host/hostess gift.

All things Cheese & Charcuterie

Smoke & Spirits |
Sarandipity Fare | 912-441-0163
Chatham Charcuterie | chathamcharcuterie@gmail

Create your charcuterie board to be the talk of the party with Smoke & Spirits handmade boards, crafted from reclaimed whiskey barrels, featuring the original distillery stamps and cast iron handles. For cheese & charcuterie and we just happen to have a couple of very talented companies in Savannah that would be happy to make your board spectacular. Sarandipity Fare offers small, medium and large boxes each comes with an assortment of hand picked cheese and meat with perfectly paired accompaniments like berries, house made candies, pumpkin seeds, jam and honey plus more and the hand assembled box makes travel and storage a breeze. Also, look to Chatham Charcuterie for their fall-inspired charcuterie board with all the fixings. Pair it with a dessert board and you’ve got the perfect Thanksgiving hostess gift.

Give some Greenery

Simply Potted |
Cast & Grey Botanical |
New Roots Co |

A living plant can bring beauty to a person’s home for years and both Simply Potted and Cast & Grey Botanical have a wide selection of options that are perfect for Thanksgiving gift giving. Not sure, what plant would be suitable? Luckily, both of these local businesses are very hands on and will help you find the perfect, suitable plant to make a lasting impression. If you are out and about and would like to pick up your greenery at one of Savannah’s local establishments then New Roots Co. has you covered. They currently have plants placed in Morgan Rae, Copper Penny and The Printed Peach.

Appeal to Their Sweet Tooth

Flour Child Cookie |
The Little House Bakery |

Your host will appreciate a sweet treat they can gobble up!  Freshly baked, handcrafted cookies delivered right to your door from Flour Child Cookie. Delivery makes everything easy. Flour Child creates new flavors every month like chewy pecan pie and caramel stuffed apple cider cookies that make perfect gifts for friends and neighbors. If you want to bring a treat and a project for the kiddos then order a Thanksgiving Cookie Box from The Little House Bakery and let the kids decorate their own dessert.

Dog Treats for your Furry Friend

Hipster Hound |

Going to a party this holiday season where the hostess is a dog lover? Why not bring a gift that lets her know you understand and share her passion. Stop by Hipster Hound and grab some locally made, all natural bites, that are free of wheat, corn and soy. The treats are also handmade in small batches and dehydrated for freshness with human-grade ingredients. If that doesn’t secure you a drumstick, we don’t know what will.


Self Care Gifts

Laughing Tansy|

Help your host unwind after a busy holiday with this elegant self care package from Laughing Tansy for $72 that can be delivered right to your hosts’ door. What could be better after a day of cooking and cleaning than looking forward to a cup of Hale tea/Laughing Tansy Happiness Tea while applying a CBD Royal Tansy face mask and the next morning starting the day off with a skin tight coffee chai balm. This gift will have them fighting over who is hosting next year.

Share Local Specialties

Thrive Catering |
Hostess Provisions |
Hale Tea Co.|

Catering by Thrive has created 5 curated boxes of goodies made by Thrive and some of local gourmet producers. Here is an example of some of the great ideas that will make you the hit of Thanksgiving. Lowcountry Sampler Box: includes small batch heat boiled peanuts, local whitefish dip, Thrive’s signature pimento cheese, pickled okra, local honey, blue grits, candied local farm bacon, cheese straws, gourmet crackers and pecan diamonds.  Get any one of these mouthwatering boxes for your T-Day celebration or to send to family and friends you might not be seeing this year. If you are looking to give something unique from the area then Hostess Provisions has you covered with their very own set of signature spice blends inspired by classic recipes of the Hostess City. Lucky for you they make it easy and sell a set that includes pimento cheese seasoning, tomato sandwich seasoning and pickled shrimp seasoning. What a fun way to say thank you and to give your host/hostess a taste of the South.  A good cup of tea always brings a smile and lucky for you Hale Tea Co. is not only local but in Scout’s opinion one of the best. Bring your host a World of Tea Collection in a collectible tin for the win.