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People who love Sriracha, love Sriracha, to the point that it weirds some folks out, but don't stress about them, they just don't understand the intimate bond between a woman/man and a hot sauce. Adoration for Sriracha seemingly has knows no bounds for true Sriracha lovers, making them incredibly easy to shop for during the holiday season.
All you need to do make a Sriracha lover happy come Christmas is get them something Sriracha-centric, which goes well beyond a simple bottle of the famous red hot sauce (though in truth a big ol' bottle would still be solid gift). Clothes, candies, and cookbooks are but a sample of the long list of Sriracha gifts you can get for any Sriracha lover, and we've curated 15 of the best to help you out with your shopping this Xmas season. Read on and long live Sriracha.
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Price: $7, $15 for 3-pack
When you thought "Sriracha gifts" this was probably the first thing that came to mind, and for good reason, because the Sriracha2Go Keychain basically broke the internet when it first came into being. Revolutionizing the world of Sriracha, the portable keychain is a 1.25 ounce mini bottle of ol' Sri-Sri that can fit in your pocket and last an entire's days worth of meals, or breakfast, if you use as much Sriracha as I do in one sitting.
The Sriracha Tuque
With the winds so cold now that winter is in full swing, why not give the gift of head warmth and keep your Sriracha-lovers ears heated with a hat that reps their fave hot sauce. Montrealers will love this, because everyone in the city needs a hat in the city, and this one is simultaneously hip and functional.
Hot Cock Briefs
Price: $18. 99
If you want to give your man a confidence boost in the package department, or you just want to "spice up" your own undergarment game, Sriracha Boxer Briefs are the ideal gift for your male SO, or just for yourself. Not only are they tight and well-fitting to accentuate your bulge, I can honestly say that if I pulled down a dudes pants to find these briefs, I would be instantly smitten. I'm sure there are many Sriracha lovers who feel the same.
Sriracha Pint Glass & Beer
Two passions nearly everyone (with a soul) has is Sriracha and beer. This Christmas, you can help the Sriracha-lover in your life combine the two by getting them their very own Sriracha branded pint glass, perfect for pouring in any brew and imagining your sipping on some Sriracha, which would be socially acceptable in a perfect world. Go the extra mile and order them some Sriracha Stout Beer too, details here.
Midori Green Chili Sriracha
A true Sriracha lover will never tire of the red stuff, but trying out a different colour-flavour isn't out of the realm of possibilities. Enter Midori Sriracha, a Japanese take on the signature sauce, made with green chilis and "infused with the touches of modern Japanese cuisine." Buy a bottle of Midori and a bottle of the classic red Sriracha and host a holiday taste test, so the true Sriracha king can be named.
Sriracha Shirts & Tanks
No matter the weather or occasion, from a brisk winter day to a workout at the gym, there's a Sriracha-centric shirt to wear. Actually though, you can buy your Sriracha lover a Sriracha wardrobe if you really wanted, pairing up the other clothing items on this list, which sounds excessive yet somehow super desirable. A man sporting Sriracha gear lets the world know he has good taste, while also looking semi-obsessed.
The Sriracha Cookbook
Don't just splash Sriracha onto all of your foods, infuse the hot red sauce to create dishes imbued with the essence of the fiery condiment. With 50 different recipes inside, you will give the gift of amazing eats with the Sriracha Cookbook, perfect for the Sriracha lover who also loves to cook.
Price: $5.99, $14.99 for 3-pack, $53.99 for 12-pack
Screw white cheddar or dill pickle flavoured popcorn, that stuff is for wussies, and anyone your gifting is a Sriracha lover, thus they are far from basic when it comes to flavour and spice. Create the perfect movie-watching experience by getting them bags (or bags on bags) of Sriracha popcorn, flavoured with "a special blend of garlic, vinegar, and peppers to create a fiery explosion for your mouth."
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Sriracha Candy Canes
Spicy candy is in, mint and sweet is out, at least now that Sriracha Candy Canes are a thing. Perfect as a stocking stuffer for the Sriracha lover in your life, these hot saucy candies "were forged in the souls of a collapsed star and each cane is personally blessed by a condiment wizard," so you know they're good.
Sriracha Spice Rub
Price: $5.99, $14.99 for 3-pack
Maybe your Sriracha lover can't cook very well, but still wants the flavour of the red rooster in all things they eat, and not solely via a squirt of Sriracha. The gift answer is the Sriracha Spice Rub, a Thai hot chili flavoured rub augmented to mirror the distint spicy-sweetness of the infamous Huy Fong condiment.
Or maybe your Sriracha-lover is mega lazy, or busy, and doesn't have time to rub Sriracha flavour into their food or make a whole recipe. Fortunately, an even easier answer exists, one that is sure to combine with some Sriracha-spew for an epic (and spicy) one-two combo of flavour. Any care you ever had about your sodium intake will be thrown to the wind once you can start putting this Sriracha-infused Italian sea salt on errthang.
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Sriracha Dusted Milk & White Chocolate Covered Pretzels
A little Sriracha is always a good thing, and a lot is even better, and here's hoping these Sriracha dusted chocolate covered pretzels fall into the latter category, but even if they don't, they're sure to be delicious. Spicy, sweet, and salty all at once, these chocolate covered pretzels are bound to impress any and all Sriracha lovers.
Sriracha Running Socks
Sometimes the ideal stocking stuffer can actually be socks. To be fair, when you get ordinary socks for Xmas, it's the pits, but any Sriracha lover will truly appreciate these fire red pieces of footwear. When running season restarts, they'll be the hottest thing on the sidewalk in these socks.
Sriracha Lip Balm
Price: $3.99, $11.99 for 3-pack
If you never want the spicy taste of Sriracha far from your lips, you need not carry around a little bottle of the hot sauce, just have someone gift you some Sriracha Lip Balm for Christmas. Simultaneously moisturizing and spicy, the lip balm also boasts SPF 15 protection while giving you that burning sensation you've come to love.
In truth, not everyone likes beer. As hard as it is to wrap my brain around that fact, it is the truth. But, one of the world's other most widely loved beverages is coffee, can be similarly consumed in a Sriracha-themed receptacle. Make a Sriracha-lovers morning mug of coffee a bit more magical by buying them a Sriracha-themed mug for Xmas. No doubt this will inspire the urge to squirt Sriracha in their coffee, which seems like a weird food trend that could actually become a thing in 2015.