Anytime a spice product comes with a disclaimer that you have to approve, you know it's serious — and Blair's 16 Million Reserve Crystals ($545 and up) are indeed serious. Limited to a run of 999, the gold and white wax-sealed bottle holds inside a 1ml pharmaceutical grade vial packed with pure capsaicin crystal, the main active component of chili peppers. To put it another way, this is absolutely the hottest hot sauce product known to man. Handle (and eat) with care.
With this Joe's Stone Crab Dinner ($235-$330), you can feast on Miami's most famous seafood at home. Included with the frozen package are 10 (serves two) or 20 (serves four) claws, a 9" key lime pie, cocktail forks and bibs, a bamboo cutting board, and a wooden cracking mallet.
The Timex brand goes back more than 160 years to Waterbury, CT, and the original headquarters is part of the inspiration behind the Waterbury World Time watch. Powered by Intelligent Quartz technology, which allows it to tell more than just time on an analog dial, the Waterbury is a natural choice for travelers with its ability to display time zones for 24 major cities around the world. It also boasts a stainless steel case, INDIGLO night-light, and water resistance up to 100 meters. Available in cream or black and green, it's a fresh take on an enduring classic.
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Even the most impossible person on your list can't refuse better health. Just for the holidays, you can get Elysium Basis in a two-bottle set. It's made from a mix of nicotinamide riboside and pterostilbene, proven in a peer-reviewed journal to raise levels of NAD+ — a coenzyme essential to the health of your cells, which aids in numerous other biological processes. The package includes a 60-day supply, offering an introduction to the benefits of the supplement without any long-term commitments.
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Because everything should taste like bacon, there's Bacon Salt ($5). Available in three tasty flavors — Original, Hickory and Peppered — Bacon Salt is a zero calorie, zero fat, vegetarian and kosher seasoning salt that tastes just like real bacon. It's pretty wonderful on just about anything you can think of — we honestly didn't have one bad experience of bacon overload. (OK, so the Hickory no-bake cookies could have been better.) For extra healthiness, there's Natural flavor, which is also gluten free and has low sodium. Bacon in a bottle. It doesn't get much better than that.
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If you love trying new hot sauces, take the guesswork out of your tests with the Hot Sauce of the Month Club ($17/mo.; $205/yr.). Great for yourself or as a gift, each month's sauce is hand-selected from a group of award-winning hot sauces by a panel of taste-testing pros. In addition, club members receive special discounts when re-ordering any of the monthly selections, letting you grab an extra bottle (or five) of your favorites.