For the eleventh year in a row, Garden & Gun’s December/January issue spotlights the incredible talent of the region’s creative makers with its annual Made in the South Awards. This year, the twenty-four recipients spanning six categories—food, drink, home, style, outdoors, and crafts—deliver uniquely Southern products with soul and style just in time for holiday shopping. Fieldshop by Garden & Gun celebrates Made in the South Awards winners past and present, and these editor favorites make checking family and friends off your list even easier this season.
Toast to Talent
With clean, contemporary lines, all of Colin O’Reilly’s rock glasses, whiskey decanters, champagne flutes, brandy snifters (shown), and cocktail pitchers get hand-blown in his Spruce Pine, North Carolina, studio. O’Reilly’s glassware was selected as the 2016 overall winner for its subtle sophistication and simple shapes that belie the skill required to forge each impeccable form. $55 each; ggfieldshop.com
Bloom in a Bottle
Exceptional splashed in chilled champagne, this classic rose cordial from El Guapo—a 2020 Made in the South Awards honoree—is bottled in New Orleans using locally derived rose petals, rose hips, and rose water, resulting in a pleasantly floral and surprisingly versatile addition to any home bar. Bonus: It’s certified organic and eschews hyper-processed sweeteners like high-fructose corn syrup. $20; ggfieldshop.com
Comfort and Joy
After the 2019 Made in the South Awards honorees were announced, these Covered in Cotton throws, last year’s overall winner, sold out in days—with good reason. Baby blanket–soft, the 100-percent cotton throws are ginned, spun, plied, and woven all within 150 miles of the family farm in Darlington, South Carolina, where Ty and Tracy Woodard grow the raw product. For every ten blankets sold, the Woodards donate one to a South Carolina children’s hospital. $90; ggfieldshop.com
Dreamed up in a duck blind by Olive & Sinclair confectioner Scott Witherow, these Nashville, Tennessee–crafted caramels—the 2014 Made in the South Awards food category winner—are made using duck fat, which imparts a richness and subtle savory notes to the old-school sweets. Cleverly packaged to resemble shotgun shell boxes, the caramels make for superior stocking stuffers and holiday hostess gifts. $20; ggfieldshop.com
Moore & Giles, a 2017 Made in the South Awards recipient, has been turning out fine leather goods in Lynchburg, Virginia, since 1933, and these travel pouches are no exception. As practical as they are handsome, the trio comes in a sumptuous tangerine leather and provides a neat, safe place for everything from ear buds to cuff links among your luggage. $210 for the set; ggfieldshop.com
Tie One On
In 2010, Susan Carson began working with a digital designer to turn the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century botanical prints she had long scooped up at flea markets and antique shows into bright, colorful textiles, such as these showstopping silk scarves. $332; ggfieldshop.com
Handcrafted in Charleston, South Carolina, by the knifemaker Ben Spurrier, this multipurpose Burls and Steel blade—a 2020 Made in the South Awards honoree—features a just-right size that allows it to transition from the duck camp to the home kitchen with ease. $400; ggfieldshop.com
Find more award-winning products in our Made in the South collection at ggfieldshop.com.