“Just in time for the holidays,” as the saying goes, a locally owned restaurant/ pub is selling holiday gift boxes entirely made up of items from Spring Branch merchants.

Now residents and shoppers in Spring Branch can support local businesses during the economic strain brought on by the pandemic and make friends and loved ones happy with boxes full of crafty, tempting products.

The new concept, called “With Love From Spring Branch,” shines outward from The Branch Craft Beer and Foodery at 7710 Long Point.

“The pandemic has been hard on everyone and small businesses throughout Spring Branch have been hit especially hard,” owner Kyle Pierson said. “We are advocating purchasing from small mom-and-pop shops this holiday season be- cause every dollar you spend in the community helps — more than you know.”

Each gift box includes a gift certificate for a Spring Branch restaurant and/or bar. But there’s more than great-tasting food and drink.

The $65 “Branchacho Numero Uno” box also contains a mask, salsa, beef jerky and a a seasoning package called Marty’s Jackpot, all from The Branch. Also included are a bottle of hand sanitizer from Spring Branch Medical Supply, a voucher for an introductory consultation and workout at Houston Strength and a 15%-off coupon from baker Sweet Marie’s.

A gift box with the mid-range price of $75 to $80 is “in the works.”

A $125 box, appropriately called “El Jefe,” (meaning the boss) supports 12 local Spring Branch businesses, starring Tasty Polish Pickles from Polonia’s Polish Store, green tea from Two Brothers Halal Market, honey from Nourish Market that’s produced by Davies Apiary in Spring Branch, meat rub from Feges BBQ, a hand-poured soy candle from Aspire Accessories & Social Moon, and a gift certificate to 4J Brewing Company— on top of the most of the items in the $65 box.

To buy a box (or several!), call The Branch at 832-623-6725 or go to www.thebranchhtx.com