14 drool-worthy holiday gifts perfect for the foodie in your life

Nov 19 2019, 1:53 am

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 when it’s being used. It’s a simple win-win for everyone!

Here are some awesome ones you can get across Canada this season.

Canadian Cookbooks

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You can’t really go wrong with a cookbook, especially when they are penned by Canadian authors, chefs, bloggers, and all-around fantastic foodies. Some new ones that hit the shelves this year include Jillian Harris and Tori Wesszer’s Fraiche Food, Full HeartsDavid Robertson’s Gather: A Dirty Apron Cookbookand Andrea Carlson’s Burdock & Co: Poetic Recipes Inspired By Ocean, Land & Air.

Some Canadian books we are still loving from last year? Cooking in Color by The Food Gays, Oh Sweet Day! by Fanny Lam, French Pastry 101 by Betty Hung, Hot for Food Vegan Comfort Classics by Lauren Toyota, Eat Delicious by Dennis Prescott, and Mindful Vegan Meals by Maria Koutsogiannis.

Kitchen Gadgets

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T-fal’s ActiCook & Stir

While the prices of these smaller kitchen appliances and cooking gadgets might be more on the expensive side of your budget, there’s no denying they are useful, as everyone’s buzzing about them. Self-stirring multicookers like T-fal’s ActiCook & Stir or sparkling water machines like the SodaStream are worth the investment and can be total game changers for at-home chefs.

If you really want to take things up a notch, the Galanz Retro Mini Fridge is definitely a good gift for anyone looking for a stylish and functional addition to a family room or chill space.

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.

Food Themed-Clothing

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Bagel Socks (Courtesy Main and Local)

Quebec-based Main and Local has a ton of food-themed clothing that is available to ship across the country. The Poutine Tee and Bagel Socks are some of our personal favourites.

Cooking Accessories

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Courtesy Search and Rescue Denim Co.

There’s nothing better than a Canadian-made gift for your foodie friend or loved one. Handmade Aprons from Search and Rescue Denim Co. are premium aprons made in Vancouver, but they ship across Canada. Also, since there’s truly never a bad time to break out the charcuterie spread, the Copper & Marble Cheese Knives available at Indigo are the perfect gift too.

Foodie Tree Ornaments

Starbucks ornament

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Who can resist a sweet little tree ornament for a stocking stuffer? Starbucks’ Merry Coffee Cup Ornament and Main and Local’s Smoked Meat or Poutine Ornament is an affordable (and adorable) way to spread some festive cheer to a loved one this year.

Canadian-Made Eats

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If you know someone who loves syrup as much as Buddy the Elf, Sugar Moon’s handcrafted syrup comes from Nova Scotia and is made over a crackling wood fire, making it the perfect gift. Vancouver Island Salt Co ships hand-harvested salt from the ocean around Vancouver Island across the country to customers. With several varieties up for order, foodies can enjoy this unique salt from the waters of British Columbia right at their table.

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