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December 06, 2022 3 min read

The holidays are fast approaching. Do you know what you’re getting everyone on your shopping list?

For a lot of us, there’s nothing better when the weather outside is chilly than the taste ofchili peppers. Bell peppers! Cayenne peppers! Jalapeno peppers! A little chili heat is a good way to keep warm during the Christmas season.

Are you stumped about what to get that person in your life wholoooves spicy food? If so, Grandma Jones is here to help. Sweet ‘n’ spicy homemade Pepper Jelly makes for a great stocking stuffer. Even better, why not put together a spicy gift basket full of Pepper Jelly, Mexican chocolate, hot sauce, and other tasty treats?

5 Great Spicy Gift Ideas for Friends and Family

Need some suggestions about what to get for someone who likes spicy food? No one loves spicy food quite like the Jones family does, so we’ve got plenty of recommendations of great stuff to include in a spicy gift basket. Here are five of our favorites:

1. Mexican-Style Chocolate Bars

Close-up of a bar of chocolate with a chili pepper sitting on top

Mexican chocolate is renowned for its unique flavor, being higher in sugar content than American chocolate, while also integrating ingredients that are considered unusual north of the border. Chocolate bars made with guajillo or chipotle chilis offer an addictive balance of candy sweetness, rich cacao complexity, and sizzling heat.

2. ‘On the Go’ Hot Sauce Keychains

Every spice-lover knows what it’s like to end up in a restaurant that doesn’t have hot sauce on the table. Help your friends and family members avoid this horrific fate by making sure they’re never without the flavor they crave. Some of the most popular brands, including Jones family favorites like Cholula and Huy Fong Sriracha, are available in pocket-size keychain bottles. They’re convenient, durable, fun, and (best of all) refillable.

3. Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly

When we said that our Pepper Jelly was ideal for those seeking spicy gift ideas, we weren’t kidding. Whether you prefer the smokiness of Southwestern Chipotle Pepper Jelly or the tropical heat of Caribbean Mango Pepper Jelly, a single jar can completely revolutionize breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack time. It can be used as a condiment, dip, marinade, spread, or cooking ingredient. The possibilities are endless!

4. Novelty Christmas Ornaments

Your Christmas tree ornaments say a lot about you. From sports-themed ornaments to superhero-themed ornaments to something else entirely, our holiday traditions leave a lot of room for self-expression. Give your loved ones a chance to share their love of all things spicy with a novelty ornament shaped like a cluster of bell peppers or a bottle of hot sauce.

5. ‘Grow Your Own’ Pepper Seed Pods

Close-up of a pepper, cut open to reveal its seeds

Take it from us here at Grandma Jones’, nothing tastes better than the food you’ve nurtured, grown, harvested, and cooked yourself. No spicy gift basket is truly complete with a few seed packets. ‘Grow your own pepper’ kits are an easy-to-use introduction to gardening. It’s a great way of experimenting with new flavors, from sweet and hotto super-spicy varieties like Ghost Pepper and Carolina Reaper.

Need Gift Ideas for Spicy Food Lovers? Try Pepper Jelly

The holidays are the perfect time to show our friends and family how much we care. For those who like treats with heat, a spicy gift basket is sure to please.

If you really want to impress your loved ones (and their taste buds), you can also order one of Grandma Jones’ Pepper Jelly variety packs, offering a diverse selection of flavors and heat levels; it’s a gift that everyone can enjoy.

Whether you’re hosting Christmas at home or participating in an office Secret Santa, there’s no shortage of sweet ‘n’ spicy seasonal goodies you can use to stuff your stockings. So curl up in front of the tree, split a jar of Pepper Jelly with someone special, and enjoy a very Merry Christmas from the Jones family!