Gift Guide, Day 19

December 19, 2012


The first time I encountered a magazine called Garden and Gun I thought it was a joke.  Then I looked inside. Terrific writing. Beautifully designed. Surprising. A heartfelt ode to the south – and lots of fun for those of us who don’t live there. 

The magazine’s got a store – well most magazines do – selling totes and caps and useless items that nobody needs. But they also sell a strange range of exotic items like hand-crafted bow ties and tweed hunting vests (for women), which tells you something about who they’d like to be.

Now they’ve started something called the Sideboard which would make a rather opulent gift for a good friend. It promise that various sweet and savory Southern foods will be delivered eight times over the year. Who doesn't dream of biscuits, pecans, and pimento cheese? This little surprise package would certainly be welcome at my house. 

Even if you’re not inclined to spend a lot of money, go take a look at the website.  From the cold northeast, where I’m now sitting, it looks like a very sweet life.



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