Lean on local makers to put together a better holiday spread.

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These are all examples of the greatest kind of gift: products that you could just as easily purchase for yourself as for loved ones. Or both! All of these food items, from some of our favorite Western makers (and a few outside of the West), are relatively affordable indulgences, so you can set a gorgeous holiday spread for yourself and still be able to budget for gifting to foodies far and wide. Whether those on your holiday gift list have a sweet tooth, love a savory dim sum snack, or are uber-adventurous eaters (hey, don’t knock the chicatana ants until you’ve tried them—they’re a delicacy in Oaxaca), there’s something for every palate here.

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