4 local Calgary gift boxes perfect for foodies this Christmas

Nov 19 2020, 10:50 am

Despite 2020’s enduring uncertainties, one thing is for sure: the holidays are fast approaching.

While this year’s festivities and gift exchanges might look a little different than usual, food remains an ever-reliable way to collectively enjoy the season’s celebrations — whether together or apart.

From gourmet gift baskets for the foodies in your life to individualized catering plates that take the pressure off holiday cooking for your inner circle, Urban Fare has got you covered. Their handcrafted holiday baskets — filled with the finest foods from their stores — make for a special delivery for every kind of foodie on your list.

For sugar fiends: The Holiday Sweet Tooth Basket

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An ideal gift for that friend or family member that has an insatiable appetite for sweets (aka all of us during the holidays), The Sweet Tooth Basket is packed with a sampling of imported and local holiday treats. It’s a great way to show your holiday host some love and can be personalized with an Urban Fare gift card add-on for an extra-special touch.

For history-lovers: The Traditional European Christmas Basket

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Looking for a gift that instantly transforms an evening into a memorable theme night? This is it. This basket is brimming with old fashioned Christmas delights, from Italian panettone, to Belgian chocolates, German marzipan, Dutch cookies, and much more. Your giftee can experience a new culture with every bite!

If you’re looking for a thoughtful add-on, a stunning floral arrangement — like a bouquet, tropical plant, or potted orchid — will do the trick.

For the person who celebrates everything: The Holiday Homecoming Basket

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Peeking inside this basket, you’ll find a little bit of everything, including a selection of sweet and savoury gourmet treats that even the most particular of foodies will love.

Add on a bottle of wine or bubbly from Urban Fare’s selection of reds and whites and you officially have yourself a reason to celebrate — no matter whether you’re together or apart while you’re sipping.

For travellers: The Christmas Around the World Basket

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A stellar option for the traveller in your crew, this basket was made for those with an international palate. Since global travel remains off the table for the foreseeable future, gourmet goodies like holiday cookies from Israel, chocolates from Italy, and Christmas cakes from Germany (to name just a few), will make for a nice substitute — no plane ticket required.


Just because the holidays look a little different this year doesn’t mean they need to taste any different. When it comes to food, there’s always options for everyone to appreciate and bond over.

Urban Fare aims to make the holidays stress-free with their selection of delicious catering platters and gift baskets. Tired of cooking? Opt for one of their gourmet sandwich platters and Christmas lunch is covered. Didn’t get on top of all your holiday baking? The signature pastry board platter has your back.

Everything can be tailored to your unique requests, too. And from local wine, to personalized greeting cards, and floral arrangements, you can include add-ons to make your gift basket feel even more special.

For more details on the supermarket’s extensive holiday offerings, head to urbanfare.com or reach out to their friendly guest services team.

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