The South is a region full of larger than life characters, multi-generational traditions, and a love of gatherings centered on tasty eats. It is a area of the United States that is both perplexing at times and, yet, so easy to fall in love with.
We Southern born and breed folks are known for being big on hospitality and we love giving presents that make other people smile. Check out these 15 Southern Gifts Under $20 that will charm your friends and family. They make for great gifts on their own or in a gift basket.
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Cajun Seasoning-The Walker & Sons Slap Ya Mama Cajun Seasoning is a staple on many Deep South tables. And, no offense is meant to Southern mamas with this seasoning’s name. Just a colorful way of saying something is fantastic.
Grits– This traditional Southern breakfast side is made of ground corn meal. It has also become a lunch and dinner favorite in dishes such as shrimp and grits. Check out the Palmetto Farms White Stone Ground Grits from this South Carolina maker
Honey-You can find lots of different types of honey in the South. The Savannah Bee Company with its high quality products such as Whipped Honey Chocolate 12 oz, Kosher offers distinctive treats.
Moon Pies-Since 1917, the Chattanooga Bakery has been cranking out the Moon Pie Sandwiches. Did you know that this sweet treat is an official throw by Mardi Gras parade participants in Mobile, Alabama (Wikipedia)?
Pralines-A Southern culinary delight for sure! Give Aunt Sally’s products based out of New Orleans a whirl.
Specialty Coffee-Give your friends and family a taste a sip of Louisiana, as well, with this French Roast by Cafe du Monde.
Spicy Flavoring– This Tabasco Original Flavor Pepper Sauce, 2 Pack will get taste buds in a frenzy.
Cola-An iconic cola beverage in the South is RC Cola (Bonus Chocolate Moonpie) .
Lots of Other Great Goodies
Serve ya some cocktail sweet tea in this The Original RedNek Wine Glass.
3dRose Mason Jar on Burlap Print Blue -Soft Coasters provide the perfect place to set a chilled glass of sweet tea or other Southern-inspired beverage.
Cocktail Napkins-Nothing screams the South like these Ideal Home Range Cocktail Napkins for college football Saturdays.
Duct Tape-Speaking of football, show your allegiance in even your home improvement projects with this Duck Brand Logo Duct Tape . A variety of schools can be found.
Room Spray or Candle-How about picking a Southern scent such as Carolina Jasmine, Gardenia, Honeysuckle, Magnolia, or Sweet Olive.
Scarf-Southern girls know a scarf like the Tartan Fashion Women’s Scarf can really jazz up an outfit.
Southern Novel-In the South, we love a good, juicy tale with lots of twists and turns. We also greatly enjoy pointing out our own eccentricities and truly unique traditions. Southern authors that I recommend include in addition to Dorothea Benton Frank are Greg Iles, John Grisham, Pat Conroy, Lisa Patton, and Shellie Rushing Tomlinson.