Winston-Salem Holiday Gift Basket
November 19, 2023
Our team recently asked our readers what they would include in a holiday gift basket representing Winston-Salem, and they gave us so many great ideas! From baked goods and Krispy Kreme to local beer and candles, we’d love to receive their gift baskets.
Keep reading to find out what our readers thought best represents Winston-Salem.
Not only did the Moravians establish the town of Salem, but they also left a legacy of delicious baked treats! Below are the specific responses we received from readers:
- “Anything from Winkler Bakery”
- “Moravian sugar cookies from Dewey’s”
- “Wilkerson Moravian sugar cake”
- “Mrs. Hanes’ cookies”
The international doughnut chain got its start right here in Winston-Salem in 1937: you can actually find a plaque designating where the original store stood in Old Salem. Even better? There are two locations in Winston-Salem.
- “Krispy Kreme gift card”
- “Krispy Kreme paper hat”
During the holiday season, you’ll find these lantern stars hanging in homes all over the city. Learn more about their history!
- “Moravian star ornament”
- You can find Moravian stars at:
Winston-Salem is home to so many good bakeries! In addition to the ones listed below, check out these other must-try bakeries.
Texas Pete Hot Sauce
Don’t let the name fool you, this is another nationally known brand that originated in Winston-Salem. In 1929, Sam Garner and his three sons created the hot sauce. To this day, the company they formed – T.W. Garner Food Company – still operates out of Winston-Salem.
- “Texas Pete hot sauce”
- Find it at most local grocery stores
- “Seasonal beer from Wise Man Brewing”
- “Old Salem print from @thatblondegirlvikki”
- “Recipe card for gumbo from Forsyth Seafood”
- “Camel City Goods Co. shirt”
- “Candles from Fiddle & Fig”