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Food gifts?

PseudoNerd | Sep 19, 2006 08:06 AM

I'm supposed to accompany the SO to Oklahoma for his sister's wedding. Can anyone think of good food-and-sundry gifts that are locally-produced (or, at the very least, more difficult to find in OKC)?

I actually have to come up with two separate presents-- a host gift for the SO's parents (they maintain a ranch with various livestock and a wedding present for the newlyweds. My budget is about $100 (max $150, otherwise I might as well start buying Johm Pomp vases, you know?) for the two parties. Keep in mind that I have to take it on a plane and would probably prefer to have close at hand so as to keep it from getting wrecked...

I like grouping things together based on a particular element (I don't like the world "theme," but I suppose it'd be apt)-- for instance, I visited a friend's family a few years ago and took as a host gift a basket with natural honeycomb candles, a jar of French lavender honey, another of Ialian acacia honey, and a box of French honey soaps (with bees embossed on the front). The entire family was very much into gourmet foods (the parents ran an upscale food distribution company that supplied some of the best restaurants in the city and were amazing cooks, the younger brother went to culinary school, etc.), so I wanted to avoid stuff that was too food-related, lest I make a "mistake" and get them things that they had/sold/didn't like in comparison to something else.

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