Hostess Gifts We Love

1: Country Spoon Cherry Salsa
Santaquin is America’s second largest producer of tart cherries, and there’s no better place to find everything tart cherry than Rowley’s Red Barn. Besides dried fruit and cherry concentrate, Rowley’s sells a distinctive tart cherry salsa (containing no tomatoes) developed by the family matriarchs. It’s a tangy topper for roasted meats and a colorful cracker spread at holiday events. $4.98 Rowley’s Red Barn, 901 S. 300 West, Santaquin, 801-754-5511,

2: Blue Cattle Truck Mexican Vanilla-Bean Honey
Blue Cattle Truck has been importing Mexican vanilla to Utah County, bottling and packaging their products for two decades. Their newest item is Mexican vanilla-bean honey—a mix of raw Utah honey blended with Mexican vanilla beans. Spread it on toast and croissants or dip a spoonful in hot coffee or tea for a delicious treat. $19.95 Order online at or get it at Spoons ’n Spice, The Store or Gygi.

3: Millcreek Coffee
Roasters Coffee
One of Salt Lake’s original and best-loved coffee roasters, Millcreek fresh roasts their sustainably grown beans downtown for a wide variety of single-origin and custom blends. Pick up a bag of whole bean or ground coffee to bring gorgeous aromas and caffeinated smiles to your home each day. Millcreek also offers a coffee subscription program beginning at $19.95 (including shipping) for 1 or 2 pound bags shipped weekly, semi-monthly or monthly. 657 S. Main, SLC, 801-595-8646,

4: Fresh Flowers from Native Flower Co.
While guests might be tempted to show up with a beautiful floral arrangement for the holiday table, a safe bet would be that your hosts already have an orchestrated theme in mind. Instead, gift them with three months of fresh arrangements from Native Flower delivered to their door. Delivery times and dates can be coordinated and prices range from $45, $75 and $125 per month. 1448 E. 2700 South, SLC, 801-364-4606, 

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