From a small California-based bakery, these traditional Belgian holiday cookies are packed with cinnamon, cloves, pepper, and cardamom and taste like crisp gingerbread wafers. Each box contains sixteen cookies.
To buy: $10 for one 4.8-ounce container, littlebelgians.com.
J&M Cheese Straws
Great for snackers of all ages, this festive tin is filled with addictive, spicy cheddar Southern-style cheese straws that have the texture of shortbread cookies, but without the sweetness.
To buy: $15 for one 10-ounce container, jm-foods.com.
Askinosie Chocolate Gingerbread Dark Chocolate Bar
Swirled with nutmeg, cinnamon, and ginger, this confection tastes just like Christmas. Kids will love the packaging, which is illustrated and comes with crayons for coloring. Bonus: the chocolate is Direct Trade, meaning the cocoa farmers get a big cut of the profits.
To buy: $13 for one 3-ounce bar, askinosie.com.
ILA Black Lava Salt
This beautiful jet-black salt is from the founders of Sunday Suppers, a Brooklyn-based organization that brings people together over meals. Harvested from the Pacific Ocean near the Hawaiian island Molokai, the slightly smoky tasting crystals are ideal for garnishing eggs, fish, or meat.
To buy: $25 for one 6-ounce container, ila-shop.co.
The Bang Candy Company Sparkle Bark
This fun riff on peppermint bark is pink and actually sparkles. Made from dark Belgium chocolate, each tasty piece is loaded with peppermint pieces and popping rock candy. Caution: it may be hard to contain.
To buy: $25 for one 8.5-ounce container, bangcandycompany.com.