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Food products are perfect holiday gifts that keep both consumers and producers happy.

It is the holiday season, and gift-giving is in a full swing again. However, staying original and choosing perfect gifts can be a daunting task. Luckily, our gourmet food producers can be a great source of inspiration for excellent gifts that bring joy, quality, and unique tastes to every palate. Therefore today, the Hrana Gurmana campaign, implemented by the Sweden/USAID FARMA II project, highlights some holiday gift ideas that are native to BiH, organically made, and neatly packaged.

If a person you are shopping for associates holidays with relaxing, a perfect gift can be a handmade lavender or thyme tea by Alt Med from Visoko. It can be sipped in a warm home while spreading pine needle honey with a deep forest aroma from EcoMedico, a small producer of high-quality food supplements based on honey and bee products from Sarajevo. Be it a tea bag or a honey jar, these products pack a lingering taste of unspoiled forests and meadows and the warmth of eternal spring. 

Adding hazelnut butter from Bonsai Natural, a small business from Donji Vakuf or rosehip jam made by Provita Cooperative from Prozor-Rama to this combo means that a buyer gets to support several producers with a single gift while making close ones happy at the same time.

Cold and sunless days during the winter holidays are not to everyone's taste. Such gift recipients will surely appreciate a touch of sun and warmth in their food. What better gift for them than the one which includes a delicious Herzegovinian bellow cheese made from goat milk and immersed in olive oil, such as Caprina by Llaeth, small cheese production from Široki Brijeg.

And don’t forget to enrich this holiday combination with a perfect cherry juice made on the slopes of Mount Kozara by Domaćinstvo Bošnjak from Banja Luka.

Those are just some ideas, but if you visit one of the specialized stores in your region they will easily spark your creativity in assembling perfect holiday gifts full of quality gourmet products from BiH for your friends, business partners, and family members.

Happy holidays, and remember that by buying local products you support the local economy!