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Christmas, Food, Events

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: 9 perfect presents for Calgary foodies

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Hanna McLean Nov 25, 2016 5:10 am 731

This year give the gift of taste to your loved ones.

You can’t go wrong with a treat or a cooking class, and these presents are probably more memorable than that Fitbit you’ll forget about faster than your New Year’s resolution.

Here are nine amazing gifts to give your foodie friends and loved ones in Calgary.

1. MARKET Bonbons

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MARKET’s handmade bonbons are a great gift to give this season. Whether you opt for the specialty seasonal flavours like the eggnog bonbons, or traditional chocolate ones, these little beauties are sure to impress. But these guys at the Calgary Farmers’ Market or call MARKET for order details.

2. Sidewalk Citizen Sourdough Bread Classes

One of the best bread producers in the city is offering to teach you how to make their signature sourdough loaves – now that’s what we call a gift. There are two classes scheduled for Monday, January 9 and Monday, January 16 – so reserve a spot online and get gifting!

3. Fiasco Gelato Holiday Flavours and Scoop

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It may be cold outside, but we aren’t going to stop eating chilled treats. Fiasco Gelato is offering all four of its holiday flavours in a gift box for gelato connoisseurs, along with a Fiasco wooden-handled scoop. Available in Fiasco’s cafe and store and online.

4. The Cookbook Co. Cooks Classes

The Cookbook Co. doubles as a culinary retail store and a test kitchen that runs classes. These classes vary between instructor demonstrated, hands on, and book-included classes and they cover a wide variety of subjects and dishes. Kids baking, couples classes, and culture-specific classes (A Turkish Table, anyone?) are just a handful of what this venue offers. Reserve your place in upcoming classes here.

5. Sugar Creek Gourmet Popcorn


Great as a stocking stuffer or the main gift – Sugar Creek’s popcorn is next-level delicious. With so many flavours to pick from, you may end up buying an extra bag as a gift to yourself. Get Sugar Creek at the Crossroads Market this season.

6. Bags of Monogram Coffee Beans

A few bags of Monogram coffee for Christmas will really perk you up. This is a great gift for coffee lovers who will be brewing pots of the good stuff all winter long. Buy multiple varieties of Monogram coffee at its two locations.

7. Drizzle Honey and Rosso Coffee Roasters Gift Box

Drizzle and Rosso launched their partnership with this sweet gift box for the holidays. Choose between Rosso’s tea or coffee and pair it with a Drizzle honey and a wooden honey dipper. Purchase this gift on Drizzle’s website and pick up your order at Greater Goods Bridgeland if you’re in the Calgary area.

8. Calgary Food Tours

Choose between six walking and tasting tours that take place in different neighbourhoods in YYC. Eating East Village, Savouring 17th Ave, Palette to Palate, Sunday Morning at the Calgary Farmers’ Market, Inglewood’s Edible Enticements, and Cravings Kensington are all up for grabs for foodie tours this year. Gifters can purchase spots on the tours or grab an e-gift certificate online for the holidays.

9. Ollia Macarons and Macaron-making Classes

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You’ll be the main attraction if you show up to any dinner party or Secret Santa with these in tow. Head to Ollia’s 17th Avenue location to pick up a box, or take the gifting one step further and sign up for the shop’s macaron-making classes for or with a loved one. Ollia does many classes each month, check out the dates and reserve spots here.

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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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