By TMoM Team Member Kelly Hines

Every year, my bougie brother and his wife send our family a glorious gift basket. One year, it was my much-coveted Harry & David pears. Another year, it was a box of meat. Yet another year, it was more trail mix than one family could eat in a lifetime. And every year, I send them a card and a heartfelt ‘thank you’. Because what do you get for the couple that has everything and needs nothing? But this year is different because I have a secret weapon that is going to make those pears look like just another piece of fruit. This year, I have gifts from Summerfield Farms.

All Summerfield Farms gift boxes feature North Carolina local products. This is perfect for my out-of-town relatives who don’t have access to things like Guilford Stone Ground Grits or Videri Chocolates (my personal favorite!). For my bougie brother and his family, I ordered the Farmhouse Breakfast Box. For my middle brother, the Carolina Craft Beer Box was an easy choice. Even better, Summerfield Farms will pack and ship the box right to their doorstep, and even include a handwritten note! I will do anything to avoid the post office during the holidays, and this service ensures that I never even have to leave the couch.

When I do feel like putting on real pants, Summerfield Farms also sells beautifully packaged gift trays in The Market. Why get your favorite teacher yet another monogrammed tote bag or insulated tumbler when you can get a beautifully packaged gift that supports local makers? These unique gifts are also perfect for friends, neighbors, and those white elephant gift exchanges everyone has. When you’re not sure who you’re buying for, a beautifully packaged and delicious treat is always appreciated. Looking to buy for a crowd? Summerfield Farms caters to businesses as well. Whether you want to thank customers or show your hard-working staff how much you appreciate them, these gifts are sure to make folks feel special. To make buying big a little easier on your bottom line, Summerfield Farms also offers bulk discounts.

A trip to The Market is also a great opportunity to see some of the fun events Summerfield Farms has in store for the holidays. This Sunday, November 21, is the Holiday Sip & Shop on the Farm. See Summerfield Farms in all its holiday glory, and shop ten different vendors while sipping on a delicious beverage from The Well Truck and noshing on yummy bites from the West Coast Wanderer food truck. There will be live music at this free event and a special promotion in The Market as well. On November 29, Santa Claus himself is flying in from the North Pole for the 6th Annual Santa & S’mores! For nine days, Santa will set up shop at Summerfield Farms for a personal visit and professional photos. Tickets are available HERE. Included in your ticket is a s’mores kit for four and a miniature farm animal meet and greet. What a fun and festive way to kick off the holiday season!

In all my (many, undisclosed) years of adult gifting, I’ve learned that the best presents are the ones made right in your backyard. Summerfield Farms eliminates the stress of getting the perfect gift by curating a collection of local goods that will make you the hit of the holidays. Whether it’s your best friend or your bougie brother, there’s something for everyone at Summerfield Farms!

*Sponsored by Summerfield Farms