December is filled with holidays — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, but just before the year is over, Americans will gather to celebrate something just as beloved: bacon. On Dec. 30, Bacon Day is the perfect time to scope out some of the best bacon-themed products on the market — and a great opportunity to enjoy the deliciously crispy breakfast meat before ringing in the new year.
Whether you’re looking for unique but affordable gift ideas or something fun for yourself, here are the craziest bacon-themed products you can buy to celebrate Bacon Day on the cheap.
Bacon Wallet: $8.99
This wallet gives the saying “bringing home the bacon” a whole new — and literal — meaning. If you fancy carrying your cash around in what looks like a wad of bacon, this item’s for you. And because it’s made of faux leather, you can feel free to give this bacon wallet to your favorite vegetarian as a gift.
Bacon Tie: $25
A bacon necktie is a perfect way to add a touch of class to your wardrobe. Because: bacon.
Bacon Salt: $3.99
Now you can add bacon flavor to all your favorite foods with J&D’s Original Bacon Salt. You can make your pancakes bacon, make your salad bacon, make your veggies bacon — even make your bacon more bacon. Surprisingly, this bacon salt is kosher and vegetarian.
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Bacon Soda: $4.29
No, not baking soda. Wash down that bacon candy with another sugary bacon treat: Lester’s Fixins Bacon Soda. So, if you won’t settle for only your food and candy tasting like bacon, here’s another way to get the sizzling snack in liquid form.
Chocolate-Covered Bacon: $20.98
Any bacon connoisseur would be delighted to indulge in this specialty by Marini’s Candies: chocolate-covered bacon. Marini’s even offers an ice cream that includes pieces of its delectable chocolate-covered bacon. Now, if only someone would work on making bacon-covered chocolate.
Bacon Donuts: Various
Although the most well-known bacon donut is the maple bacon variety, let’s face it: You can put bacon on any sweet, fried treat. The result will be something special.
Bacon Cocktails: Various
Even if you don’t use bacon vodka, you can still enjoy a delicious bacon cocktail. Try this bacon-and-egg martini on for size by shaking all the ingredients together, then adding ice and garnishing with a piece of bacon:
1 1/2 ounces Jack Daniels infused with bacon
1 egg white
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 ounce lemon juice
Dash of bitters
Bacon Roses: From $6.50
What better way to say “I love you” than with a bouquet of bacon? You can buy a single bacon rose or roses by the dozen from Bacon Bouquets. And, yes, they are edible. Plus, you can eat them for breakfast before they wilt and die.
Bacon Hot Sauce: $5.99
For the spicy bacon lover, bacon hot sauce is a must-have. Just add this to your food along with the bacon salt, and your meals will never be bacon-less again.
Original Bacon Spread: $15.38
Skillet’s Original Bacon Spread is a mixture of balsamic, brown sugar and, yes, real bacon. Spread this bacon-y goodness on your burgers, French toast or even a grilled cheese sandwich.
Squeezable Bacon: $7.99
ThinkGeek masters all sorts of zany merchandise, but the company’s designers have outdone themselves with Squeez Bacon. If you can’t buy real bacon, or are all out, just whip this stuff out of the pantry and you’re good to go. That’s right — it doesn’t even need to be refrigerated, according to the website.
Bacon Socks: $15
Display your love for bacon right on your feet with some sizzling bacon socks. These trendy knee-highs will keep you warm, too — just like bacon on the stove top.
Books on Bacon: $9.99
If you’ve already read “101 Things to Do With Bacon,” Eliza Cross’ follow-up “101 More Things to Do with Bacon” is here to help you enjoy more crispy, meaty goodness. This gift is also ideal for the bacon-loving bookworms on your shopping list.