Monica Smith, owner of Raven's Nest holding a jar of jam in her warehouse in South Carolina

Our Story

For over 40 years, Raven’s Nest Gourmet + Gift has been on a mission to gather people together by sharing small-batch jams, salsas, butters, spice blends, and award-winning mulling spices. With just a dash of culinary creativity, our versatile products can be used to add a twist to your favorite baked goods, appetizers, charcuterie boards, cocktails, and more.

  • Open jar of Raven's Original raspberry jalapeno jam with a stack of plates and biscuits and a spoon

    Our "sweet with a little heat" jams are a modern twist on southern pepper jelly. Freshly sourced fruits are blended with a medley of peppers to create a perfect marriage of sweet and spicy. From cocktails and cheese pairings, to marinades and glazes for grilling, our jams are simply too good for just biscuits!

  • Package of Raven's Nest mulling spices surrounded by fresh herbs and spices

    A delicious aromatic blend of cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, orange and lemon, our award-winning Mulling Spices are ideal for adding seasonal flavor to your favorite cocktails and baked goods.

  • From our sweet with a little heat jams, to our savory spice mixes, you'll find only the best quality products to stock your pantry. Raven’s Nest products are always made in small batches with clean ingredients, and are gluten and preservative free

From Our Nest to Yours,


Our History

Born in Alabama and raised in the Carolinas, Raven’s Nest Gourmet + Gift is a second generation, woman-owned and operated family business. Founded in 1980 by an ambitious mother of 3 daughters, Raven’s passion for good food carries on through her oldest daughter Monica who has innovatively expanded the line to include both traditional and modern new flavors, gifts, recipes, and more.

Why Raven's Nest?

  • Icon of woman with Woman Owned Small Business

    We are a 2nd generation, women-owned and operated small business.

  • Icon of house with heart inside with Southern Hospitality

    Here, you are not just a face in the crowd. We strive to make your shopping experience a personal and positive one.

  • Icon of cutting board with knife and Endless Culinary Creativity

    Get inspired with tried and true recipes to elevate the everyday.

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