Toronto foodies are sure to be spoiled this holiday season.
There’s no shortage of sweets and treats, kitchen gadgets and food themed accessories to shop for in this city.
This all-Canadian gift guide features 10 ideas that’ll have a foodie salivating the second they’re unwrapped.
Ontario Cheese Board
Made in Vancouver with love, this handcrafted serving board is made from renewable bamboo and finished with Balmbu. Find the Ontario board for sale online, meanwhile a Toronto-shaped board is available for sale at The Spacing Store.
Where to buy: Love My Local.
Price: From $84
Food Styling R-Evolution
The Montreal-based brand has assembled this kit for serious foodies and photographers. The food styling toolset includes everything from tweezers and scissors, to syringe and scalpel so you can channel your inner @chefjacqueslamerde.
Where to buy: Shop AGO
You can’t really go wrong gifting a foodie something sweet. These festive flavoured macarons in pretty packaging make great stocking stuffers and hostess gifts so long as you can keep yourself from devouring them before they’re wrapped.
Where to buy: Colette Grand Cafe, 550 Wellington Street West, Toronto
Price: From $16
Toronto Skyline Mug
Hand-etched by Alice in Montreal, this chalkboard mug features a the Toronto skyline and is ready to be personalized pre-gifting.
Where to buy: Labour of Love, 223 Carlton Street, Toronto
Jelly of the Month Club
RetroFestive offers this gift set “inspired by the famous Christmas Vacation scene in which Clark goes berserk!” Made in Canada, the Jelly of the Month Club includes a dozen jars of delicious jellies and jams made by NOTL’s Greaves Jams & Marmalades.
Where to buy: RetroFestive
Ontario Black Walnuts & Honey
Made with wild-harvested, hand-cracked, Niagara walnuts in local honey, are among the many locally-made, gift-worthy pantry items perfect for pairing with cheese and charcuterie from this canning shop on Roncesvalles.
Where to buy: Stasis Preserves, 476 Roncesvalles Avenue, Toronto
Toronto-made aprons are functional and fashionable. This 100% cotton Duck Canvas apron, with selvedge denim strap, is made by hand and can be ordered with three to six weeks notice.
Where to buy: Blunt Roll
Price: From $80
Dim Sum Desk Calendar
Toronto illustrator, Lichia Liu has captured a year’s worth of yum cha treats (or er, more like a single sitting’s worth) in this 12-month post card and desk calendar.
Where to buy: GoTomago, 1231 Woodbine Avenue, East York
Canadian Gourmet Gift Box
Tour Canada with your tongue with this collection of small batch goods from across the country. Products from 12 makers includes everything from spice-infused maple syrup and dried morels, to curry tomato chutney, applewood smoked coffee, and more.
Where to buy: FoodiePages
Hot Holiday Gift Set
For those who like it hot. This gift set full of Drake Pantry items includes a chili enamel pin, jalapeno hot sauce, habanero hot sauce, spiced nuts and a hot pepper lollipop.
Where to buy: Drake General Store