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16 Local Gifts for Beer-Guzzling, Coffee-Drinking, Bike-Riding Food-Lovers on Your Christmas List

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Shopping for foodie-types isn't easy. Chances are, if there's a curious dish in this city, they've tried it — twice. Their kitchen is stocked with homemade chicken stock and a sous vide machine, and you've never been able to recommend a hot restaurant that they haven't already checked out.

Even still, there are plenty of great gifts that will indulge their interests while also supporting Dallas companies. This gift guide is stocked only with items from locally owned retailers — and in some cases, they're also produced right here in Dallas.

Here are a few suggestions for how to keep it local and delicious this holiday season:

Ellum Bag Works pizza bike hat, $25
Local Hub Bicycle Company, 2633 Main St.
There are so many reasons to love this cycling cap: First of all, pizza. Secondly, it's made locally by Ellum Bag Works, creators of fine bicycling gear and accessories. And third, it's sold at one of the city's best locally owned bike shops, Local Hub Bicycle Company in Deep Ellum. Snag this hat for the cyclist on your list and they'll forever thank you for helping beat the sunny glare while espousing all things pizza.

Love Me Back by Merritt Tierce, $15.95
The Wild Detectives, 314 W. Eighth St.
Anyone who's ever worked in the Dallas restaurant industry can find something to relate with in Merritt Tierce's acclaimed novel Love Me Back, which follows Marie, a single mother and waitress at an upscale Dallas steakhouse. Written by a Dallasite, you can pick this up at Dallas' best independent bookstore, The Wild Detectives. As an added bonus, starting now through Dec. 24, you'll get a free drink when you tell the staff that your book purchase is a Christmas gift.

Bento box, $32
We Are 1976, 313 N. Bishop Ave.
The perfect gift for that friend who's got their shit together enough to pack lunch for work every day, this Japanese bento box from We Are 1976 is durable, microwavable and adorable, which is the lunch box trifecta. Inside are two compartments to keep your dishes separated. While you're at We Are 1976, stock up on locally made gift cards and cute gifts for the most adorable on your list.

Scardello gift box, $50 to $100
Scardello Artisan Cheese, 3511 Oak Lawn Ave.
If you've got a cheese connoisseur on your list, let the cheese experts at Scardello help you put together the perfect gift box filled with goodies. Choose a size and cheese preference (U.S., French, Spanish, Italian or cheesemonger’s choice) and a box of crackers. You can even add extras like dried fruit, local honey and more.

Zakti, $5 to $12
Oak Cliff Coffee Goods, 817 W. Davis St.
If you've got a friend who's more of a tea-drinker than a coffee addict, this is the perfect gift. This Dallas company specializes in high-quality teas sourced from small family farms from around the world. Each batch is marked with the harvest date and origin so drinkers can take note of how teas change from season to season.

Cooler Saddlebag Pannier, $80
Local Hub Bicycle Company, 2633 Main St.
Got a friend who loves cycling as much as they love beer? This saddlebag also doubles as an insulated cooler, which fastens quickly and easily to their back rack. (If they don't have a rack, you can grab one for about $40 at Local Hub and they'll install it for free.) This is also the perfect gift for the car-less friend who bikes to the grocery store — or for anyone who knows the value of a cold beer after a long ride.

White Rock Granola, $7
Market Provisions Co., Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S Harwood St.
The word "granola" may not mean what it used to, but it can still be a tasty and healthy treat to sprinkle on yogurt, add crunch to a salad or just to pack for a long hike. Give the gift of local granola with one of six flavors from White Rock Granola, an East Dallas company that makes granola that's actually crave-worthy. Pop into Market Provisions at the Dallas Farmers Market to grab a bag, with flavors like orange maple, Oh Snap (ginger, molasses, nutmeg, cloves and pumpkin seeds) or Peanut Butter Love (peanuts, chocolate chips and coconut flakes).

Brass pineapple tumblers, $35 and up
Jade & Clover, 2633 Main St.
Have a friend whose home bar is stocked with paper umbrellas and who drags you to every Tiki Night at Small Brewpub? Head over to new Deep Ellum boutique Jade & Clover, which has tons of cute gift options like these brass pineapple tumblers and shot glasses. These vessels are so gorgeous, they're as fun to display as they are to drink out of.

Glamping pans, $84 to $165
Set & Co., 841 W. Davis St.
Anyone who's cooked on cast iron knows that it's damn near magic, but for the most part, cast iron can be big, bulky and look out-dated. Enter Netherton Foundry Shropshire, a U.K. company that gives cast iron a sleek, sexy revamp. These gorgeous spun iron pots and pans don't come cheap, but they would look mighty fine over the fire during your next glamping trip. Set & Co. is the place to go for gorgeous, well designed high-end housewares for that hard-to-shop-for kitchen maven on your list.

Homemade hot sauce kit, $45
DLM Supply, 837 W. Davis St.
DLM Supply, a new men's store a few doors from Davis Street Espresso, has tons of great gifts for the modern fella in your life. If your guy or gal loves all things spicy, treat them to a homemade hot sauce kit, which comes with two spice blends, four glass hot sauce bottles with corks, a funnel with strainer and instructions for how to make your own hot sauce.

Literally anything from Rocket Fizz, prices vary
Rocket Fizz, 2701 Main St.
No Christmas shopping spree is complete without a stop at Rocket Fizz, where you'll find a massive selection of edible stocking stuffers. Vintage candy, gag candy, international candy, gourmet candy, even candy we thought was outlawed years ago — this candy and soda pop store has literal mountains of every sweet treat imaginable. Edible cigarettes and cigars? Check. Candy made with ants? Check. They even sell gag gifts like an inflatable unicorn horn for your cat. Pop by this spot to stock up on gifts for anyone with a sweet tooth.

Kinto Slow Coffee Style pour-over set-up, $54
Oak Cliff Coffee Goods, 817 W. Davis St.
If you're shopping for a coffee connoisseur — or someone who's looking to become one — Oak Cliff Coffee Goods is the place to go. From $4,000 espresso machines down to $30 pour-over setups, this store has a beautiful collection of highly curated coffee gear like this cheeky Japanese pour-over set-up. Emblazoned with helpful levels marked by cutesie expressions — "Make it over a chat and have a little break with your special someone" — this pour-over jug is so gorgeous, it'll never get put up in the coffee cupboard. Don't leave without snagging a bag of Oak Cliff Coffee's holiday blend.

Everett and Elaine candied pecans, $7.50
Market Provisions Co., Dallas Farmers Market, 920 S Harwood St.
Everett and Elaine's booth at Dallas Farmers Market fills up every weekend with some of the most gorgeous desserts we've ever seen — or tasted. This year, stuff some stockings with local pecans candied with flavors like orange, cinnamon sugar and lavender and cream. Once you taste these goodies, you'll see why we named this company the best dessert-maker of 2016. If you can't hit up E&E's booth on the weekend, pop inside The Market and visit Market Provisions Co., where you'll find delicious treats like handmade pasta, honey, chocolate and sweets, all made from Dallas companies.

Honey flight, $42
Jade & Clover, 2633 Main St.
Give the gift of learnin' with the Bee Raw honey flight, which comes with four high-quality varieties: Maine blueberry, North Carolina sourwood, Washington buckwheat and Colorado sweet yellow clover. By tasting each variety simultaneously, the recipient will learn a lot about the differing flavor profiles in these regional American honeys.

Fleur de Sel, $10 to $16
Set & Co., 841 W. Davis St.
A good gift is one of those sweet little indulgences a person isn't likely to buy for themselves — and for home cooks, Fleur de Sel definitely falls in that category. This high-quality salt isn't meant to be used as seasoning during the cooking process; rather, it's considered a finishing salt, which means it's sprinkled on a dish just before serving. After trying it just once, this high-end salt will become a staple in anyone's kitchen.

Leather six-pack caddy, $65
Local Hub Bicycle Company, 2633 Main St.
The worst part about biking to a party is figuring out where to stash the beer. Solve this problem forever by gifting this gorgeous leather six-pack caddy, made from full-grain leather and easily secured to just about any frame.

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