11 holiday gifts perfect for the foodie in your life

Nov 16 2020, 4:34 pm

Giving loved ones gifts during the holidays is always a blast, especially when they have to do with food and beverage.

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 whisky or a high-end, 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.

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).

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YYY ă€°ïž Mérida Anderson Pour-Over Set

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Based out of Montreal, Mérida Anderson is a multidisciplinary queer artist that makes incredible ceramic pieces such as bowls, mugs, vases, and teapots, to name a few. The Pour-Over Set in “clear spray” finish is a show-stopper and would make an ideal gift for someone who loves coffee and has amazing taste in kitchenware.

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Bearface Whisky

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There’s a reason this bottle is on our list, and it’s because it’s the perfect thing for this whisky fan in your circle. This award-winning Canadian whisky from Mark Anthony Brands was named Best New Whisky at the 2019 Canadian Whisky Awards, and it received gold medals at the 2019 International Wine & Spirit Competition and the 2019 World Whiskies Awards. Bearface is matured for seven years in ex-bourbon American oak barrels, then aged in French oak red wine casks and air-dried virgin Hungarian oak.

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Food and Beverage Subscriptions

 

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A food and beverage subscription is the gift that keeps on giving all year long. These days you can find a subscription for a lot, like Canada Craft Club’s craft beer variety or Carnivore Club’s charcuterie subscription.

Moët & Chandon

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Moët & Chandon

Ball out, because why not? If you’re looking to be a bit bougie for someone special, MoĂ«t & Chandon is always an easy bottle to pick up to impress whoever you’re gifting it to. This year, the luxury label is offering personalization of 750 ml bottles of RosĂ© and ImpĂ©rial in certain provinces including Ontario and Alberta.

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Main and Local Canadian-Themed Food Clothing

 

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Quebec-based Main and Local has a ton of food-themed clothing that is available to ship across the country. Whether it’s Cheezie, Poutine, or Bagel socks, or a Ketchup Chip mask you’re after this year, this Canadian company has a plethora of goodies that are sure to make anyone that receives them smile.

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The Always Pan

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Always Pan with steamer

If you haven’t seen the Always Pan at some point on your Instagram feed, we’d be surprised. Not only is this product aesthetically on point, but it’s also a “do-it-all wonder” designed to replace eight traditional pieces of cookware including a frying pan, sautĂ© pan, steamer, and skillet, to name a few. Always Pans are made using ethical labour and responsible materials, and they come in six gorgeous colours.

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Empress 1908 Premium Gin

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Empress 1908 Gin

Empress 1908’s all-natural gin is a collaboration between Victoria Distillers and the legendary Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, BC. If the name doesn’t ring a bell, the colour likely will, because this famous indigo gin transforms depending on what cocktail you pour it into, often ending up as a gorgeous lavender colour. Their gin also pays homage to the hotel’s signature afternoon tea service, as the recipe incorporates the Empress’ black tea blend with botanicals. This spirit has quickly become a must-have on bar carts across the country, so it’s an ideal gift for any gin lovers in your life.

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Canadian-Authored Cookbooks

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We’ve compiled a list of some top-notch culinary reads that we think are worth gifting to your loved ones (or yourself) in order to keep the good vibes and deliciousness baking, frying, and boiling well into the future. Check out our list of six cookbooks perfect for holiday gift-giving this year.

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Thermomix TM6

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Thermomix TM6

The Thermomix TM6 isn’t called the world’s smallest, smartest kitchen appliance for nothing. This would definitely fall on the higher end of your budget, but if you invest in this baby as a gift to yourself or that chef in your life, there’s a good chance you’ll be thankful you did once you’re eating the creations that are made in it. Thermomix’s recipe platform Cookidoo contains over 50,000 guided cooking recipes that can be seen on the appliance’s touchscreen display — aka it has a built-in digital recipe system. In addition to that, a special at-home service with an expert Thermomix Independent Consultant is available for folks who buy/gift this wonder.

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Restaurant Gift Cards

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We are big fans of gifts, especially the ones on this list. That being said, we’d also urge you to consider a restaurant gift card as an important present as well, one you can use for good times and deliciousness down the road.

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