We love giving gifts, especially ones that are high quality and made with care by local Vancouver purveyors.
This makes spending that extra cash around the holidays hurt a little less.
There are so many amazing products out there, we couldn’t fit them all on this list, but here are some much-loved favourites that will not disappoint – we’re sure of it.
Here are some food gifts from in or around Vancouver that are perfect for the holidays, plus, they won’t break your budget.
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Get into the holiday spirit in more ways than one this season by gifting some locally-distilled booze. There are several local purveyors making quality local spirits, including Resurrection Spirits, Ampersand Distilling, and Odd Society Spirits (especially its new Maple whisky) to name a few.
You can’t really go wrong with a cookbook when it comes to gifts, especially when they are penned by BC 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 Hearts, David Robertson’s Gather: A Dirty Apron Cookbook, and Andrea Carlson’s Burdock & Co: Poetic Recipes Inspired By Ocean, Land & Air.
Food and Beverages from local makers
With some many amazing purveyors in Vancouver, there’s no way you’ll run out of ideas for edible gifts to give. Goods like East Van Jam, Joe Fortes’ lobster oil, Fable Diner’s house hot sauces, and Hives for Humanity honey all make killer presents and stocking stuffers for the foodie in your life.
Another great addition to any stocking? Blume’s superfood latte blends.
Nothing could be sweeter than pulling out a locally-made chocolate bar from a stocking on Christmas morning, lucky for Vancouverites there are a ton of places to grab them around town. Beta5, Chez Christophe, East Van Roasters, Thomas Haas, and North Vancouver’s Temper Pastry are some of our favourites.
Food Boxes and Baskets
The only thing better than having people over for holiday parties, is them showing up with amazing baskets and boxes of local goodies. Caffè La Tana, The Dirty Apron, and Harvest Community Foods will all be offering curated gift baskets for the festive season.
Commissary Connect is also curating another holiday box for 2019 (and a plant-based option, too), this year the $55 boxes are available for delivery within Vancouver for $5 or can be picked up at 417 Industrial Avenue.
Vancouver’s never in short supply of local beer, and for the holidays our craft breweries have created some awesome seasonal sips. Parallel 49 Brewing Company and Vancouver Island Brewing have both created some winter beers worth putting in your own stocking.
In addition to being incredibly chic and oh-so-Instagrammable, sustainable Vancouver-based design company BARTER’s new line of dinnerware is an incredible gift for anyone on your list this season.