Need a few last-minute gifts or something to do with the in-laws over the holidays? Here are a few Mississippi-centric ideas, all close to Splinter Creek.
Delta Grind Grits, Coffee Stout fig jelly, and Dixieland biscuit mix, all made in Mississippi and offered by the Mississippi Gift Company, make a delicious and thoughtful gift.
1. The Mississippi Gift Company
Whether Mississippi is home or just where the heart is, the state makes a great gift. The Greenwood-based Mississippi Gift Company offers more than 750 products made in Mississippi, handcrafted by more than 150 Mississippi gourmet food companies, entrepreneurs, and artists.
The Campertini Caravan Bar is ready to roll into your next party.
2. Happy Camper Vintage Rentals
Planning a big holiday bash or New Year's celebration? The folks at Tupelo, Mississippi-based Happy Camper Vintage Rentals will bring their mobile Campertini Caravan Bar to your event. How easy -- and cute -- is that?
Christmas in Cotton Plant is a free, family friendly display of more than 700 holiday inflatables.
3. Christmas in Cotton Plant
Turn the Christmas-kitsch level up -- way up -- with a visit to Christmas in Cotton Plant, a 12-acre display at a private home of more than 700 holiday inflatables and 700,000 lights synchronized to Christmas music and organized in a walking path. Featured on TLC's "My Crazy Obsession," the attraction proves your whacky neighbor's got nothing on this family. Located north of New Albany, Mississippi, on Hwy. 15 at theUnion/Tippah County line.
Oxford, Mississippi-based Beth Hunt offers calligraphy workshops for those who desire pretty penmanship.
4. Beth Hunt Calligraphy Classes
Address those holiday thank you notes in style or get a jump on next year's Christmas cards by learning calligraphy from Oxford-based Beth Hunt. She offers workshops covering basic calligraphy strokes and how to form letters and flourishes, as well as more advanced classes.
Drink for the arts at Bitters & Bites on January 22 in Oxford. Photo by Erin Austen Abbott.
5. Bitters & Bites
Ready for a post-holiday drink? Aren't we all. From 6-8 p.m. on January 22, learn the roots of classic speakeasy cocktails with some of Oxford's best bartenders from Snackbar and Saint Leo at Bitters & Bites. Drinks will be paired with hors d'oeuvres from Saint Leo and the City Grocery Restaurant Group. Proceeds benefit the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council.