10+ holiday gifts perfect for the foodie in your life

Nov 25 2022, 11:00 pm

Giving loved ones gifts during the holidays is always a blast, especially when they are food and beverage related.

If you’re close with someone who receives these gifts, chances are you’ll be able to get in on the deliciousness at some point down the road, which is a true win-win for everyone involved, if you ask us.

Whether it’s a bottle of Canadian maple syrup or a game-changing kitchen appliance, the holidays are a great time to give a gift to that special foodie in your life.

Here are nearly a dozen top-notch gift ideas for every budget that are sure to delight anyone with an interest in food and beverage.

Nugu Home – Dinnerware *

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Edge Dinner Set in Nilgiri Glaze

Nugu Home’s dinnerware is a gorgeous gift this year for the foodie in your life. Whether you’re buying a few signature mugs, a platter or a full set, rest assured your giftee will be delighted.

Founded in India and new to Canada, Nugu emphasizes Indigenous skill development, ethical and sustainable production and conscious consumption.

As an early Christmas gift, Nugu is offering Daily Hive readers a Black Friday discount. Just use code NUGUDHB25 when shopping online!

Wabanaki – Maple Syrup


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Wabanaki Maple is a 100% Indigenous female-owned business. Products are made on Neqotkuk (Tobique First Nation) and the company continues a syrup-making tradition shared by many Peoples of the Wabanaki Confederacy; Wolastoqiyik, Mi’kmaq, Penobscot, Abenaki, and Passamaquoddy.

Neqotkuk is one of six Wolastoqiyik or Maliseet Nation reserves in New Brunswick, Canada. Wabanaki Maple offers individual bottles and gift boxes of their syrups. Varieties include Traditional and three barrel-aged versions (Oak, Whiskey, and Bourbon).

Fairmont Store – Tea & China

Fairmont Store

If you can’t make it to one of the Fairmont properties ahead of this holiday season, don’t stress, as you can purchase some food and drink-related products from the iconic brand online.

Aside from bedding, bath, and spa products, Fairmont’s online store offers the brand’s exclusive range of Lot 35 Teas, which are sourced from the world’s finest tea estates.

There are loose-leaf, pyramid tea bags, and oversized bags for iced tea up for order, as well as all the tea accessories. Think tea mugs, milk frothers, and even an Empress Tea for One Gift Set, which includes souvenir china designed to mimic Fairmont’s traditional Royal China.

Fable – Flatware Set


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Fable makes all of its products with quality materials and conscious processes to preserve our earth, so you can bet that you’ll feel good about giving and getting products from this much-loved brand this holiday season.

Aside from its dinnerware and serveware, we’d recommend Fable’s high-quality stainless-steel flatware sets as a great gift for this year. The flatware comes in four different finishes and includes 20 pieces, four place settings in total. That means each set offers four dinner forks, salad forks, large spoons, small spoons, and knives.

Our Place – Mini Always Pan + Mini Perfect Pot

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Mini Always Pan in Steam

Most of us are already huge fans of the Always Pan, but Our Place has a lot more to offer than just its staple product that’s been sweeping the nation.

Our Place has extended its offerings with items such as trendy, stackable, hand-blown drinking glasses, side bowls, knives, and even a walnut cutting board. But we’re pretty taken with the Mini versions of the Always Pan and Perfect Pot.

Perfect for those who are short on space or don’t have a huge clan to feed, these smaller versions of the popular products are still available in six gorgeous colours.

Moxie’s – Gift Card *


Give the gift of Moxies this holiday season! For a limited time, when you purchase a $50 gift card, you get a $10 bonus card.

Available now through December 31, you can get a physical gift card or an e-gift card for someone to enjoy some delicious appetizers, decadent desserts, and handcrafted cocktails.

KitchenAid -Picture-Perfect Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer

KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer

Whether you’re whipping up a batch of cookies or trying your hand at baking bread, the KitchenAid Classic Stand Mixer ($279) is the perfect gift for every home cook on your list. Built to last, it has 10 speeds that can take you from gentle kneading to whipping cream in no time. Bonus: It also looks stunning on the kitchen counter.

Canadian-Authored Cookbooks

St. Lawrence Cookbook

We’ve compiled a short and sweet list of some top-notch culinary reads that we think are worth gifting to your loved ones (or yourself) to keep the good vibes and deliciousness baking, frying, and boiling well into the future.

Beast – Blender + Hydration System

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Buzz-worthy blender and hydration system Beast is now officially available in Canada, just in time for the holiday season.

This creation is the brainchild of former Nutribullet founder Colin Sapire, and its one-minute smart blending cycle creates the smoothest and most nutrient-packed smoothies, dips, margaritas, or anything else you need to be whipped up.

The best part? This best-in-class personal blender comes in three neutral colourways and looks stylish on any kitchen shelf or countertop.

Lee Valley – Kitchen Gadgets

Lee Valley

There are few things we love receiving around the holidays more than kitchen gadgets, and Lee Valley is a great place to find those.

From simple pleasures such as an epicurean pizza rocker and a stackable cooling rack to staples such as knife sharpeners and gourmet cutting boards – you can find everything and more here when it comes to gift ideas for the holidays.

Hy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar – Gift Card *

Hy’s Steakhouse and Cocktail Bar

One of Canada’s best and most iconic steakhouses has the perfect gift for the foodies in your life this year.

Hy’s Gift Cards can be picked up in-restaurant or purchased online. The promise of drool-worthy steaks, sides, and sips is certainly worth celebrating if you ask us.

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