2016 Holiday Gift Guide: 10 perfect presents for Toronto foodies

Nov 8 2016, 4:01 am

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


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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


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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
Price: $50

Sweet Treats

macarons holiday food gifts


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


Labour of Love

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 Love223 Carlton Street, Toronto
Price: $35

Jelly of the Month Club

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Retro Festive

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
Price: $39.99

Ontario Black Walnuts & Honey

ontario honey stasis

Stasis Preserves

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
Price: $17.95

Kitchen Aprons


Blunt Roll

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
Price: $30

Canadian Gourmet Gift Box

foodie pages

Foodie Pages

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
Price: $150

Hot Holiday Gift Set

Drake General Store holiday toronto

Drake General Store

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
Price: $49.95

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