The Holidays are just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start thinking of gift ideas for the food lovers in your life!
These fifteen gift ideas featuring Candian made products or businesses are perfect for anyone in your life who loves to cook, or simply enjoy good food. Curated from small business owners across Canada, these food products and kitchen wares will keep your gift-giving fun and distinctive!
If you have a green thumb on your holiday shopping list this year, make sure you check out our 2020 Gift Guide for Gardeners as well!
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1. Bourbon Barrel-Aged Organic Maple Syrup – $32.00
This bourbon barrel-aged organic maple syrup is an Organic Canada Grade A Amber syrup that was aged to perfection in a Kentucky Bourbon barrel. This opulent syrup is our premium product for connoisseurs, full of spirited flavour with notes of caramel, toffee and vanilla. It makes a fabulous gift for everyone that appreciates a deluxe taste experience.
2. Kana Lifestyle Parchment Paper – $30.99
Avoid waste and protect your sheet pans from staining with these convenient, pre-cut parchment paper sheets. We use these daily and just love them! They are environmentally friendly, (are completely compostable and biodegradable) and coated with a natural silicone, giving them a high performance non-stick and greaseproof finish that offers a healthier way to bake.
3. Cutting Board Style Cookbook/Tablet Stand – $27.50
For those who still love discovering food through cookbooks, or simply following a recipe you found online, a stand like this will ensure you can easily read and follow the recipe as you go.
4. The Ultimate One-Pan Oven Cookbook by Julia Konovalova – $21.99
Sit back and let the oven do the work for you with this exciting collection of delicious, convenient meals. Just pop all the ingredients on a pan, slide it in the oven, and you’ve got dinner in no time! Plus, the counters stay clean and the sink doesn’t fill up with dishes.
5. Homemade Candied Nuts – $10 – $20
If you are looking for something a little more personable or DIY, making your own food gifts could be the way to go. Homemade candied nuts are a delicious and fun food gift to make at home. Great for those that love to snack, candied or glazed nuts are a great stocking stuffer or party gift
6. Custom made Rustic Charcuterie/ Cutting Boards – $55-$100
Beautifully handcrafted charcuterie or cutting boards are a thing of wonder. No one is the same and they make excellent serving trays for dinner parties. Local artisans are the best source for these, but we love going through Rustic Edge Custom Woodwork located in PEI!
7. Vintage Kitchenware from the West Coast Kitchen Garden Shop – $12 – $64
Add some authenticity and personality to your kitchen with hand-curated vintage kitchen products! High-quality vintage kitchenware can be hard to come by, but its beauty and quality are usually un-surpassed. From glass oyster plates to hand-painted serving dishes and more, you’re bound to find something unique in the West Coast Kitchen Garden Shop!
8. Smoke Show Sauce Starter Pack – $32.00
Made in Canada, this pack of condiments is the perfect gift for those that like a little heat. Each condiment features lightly smoked jalapenos, yet none of these are over the top spicy, making them a great gift for any foodie. The starter pack includes one each of the: jalapeno hot sauce, the smoked jalapeno aioli, jalapeno BBQ sauce, and dry spice blend shipped in a custom eco-friendly box.
9. Handmade Artisan Confections – $3.00 – $20.00
Each of these delicious confections are handcrafted to ensure you receive the most luxurious treats possible. With options of various brittles, chocolates, candies, and even marshmallow, these handmade sweets make great stocking stuffers and are shipped anywhere in North America.
10. Abeego Beeswax Wraps – $18.00
The perfect gift for those looking to reduce their ecological footprint, Abeego beeswax wraps easily wrap around fruits, vegetables, bowls, or other containers to keep your food fresh longer!
11. PEI Honey Wine Company’s Lavender Mead – $24.95
Wine is a classic food lovers gift, but why not switch it up with a bottle of mead this year? Made from a unique blend of honey and lavender this mead has a very unique flavour and nose. Pairs very well with charcuterie, oysters, sharp cheeses, salted nuts and especially with PEI lobster.
12. Forty Six North Spice Mixes – $6 – $18
If you are in the market for unique handcrafted spices, these spice blends by Forty Six North fit the bill. Choose from a variety of spices including Cajun Seasoning, Asian Dry Rub, Seasoning Salt, Hamburger Seasoning and more! They make fantastic stocking stuffers!
13. Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer 6 in 1 – $119.00
Air fryers are becoming more and more popular. The Instant Pot vortex combines 6 functions into one appliance letting you roast, broil, bake, reheat and dehydrate. Perfect for those that simply NEED the latest cooking gadgets!
14. Wüsthof Three Piece Cook’s Knife Set – $249
Perfect for a budding chef or culinary student, this 3 piece knife set, (while not cheap), will literally last a lifetime and handle pretty well any cooking task in the kitchen
15. Silpat Silicone Baking Mat – $22.58
Used by professional bakers around the world, Silpat sheets provide a wonderfully re-useable, non-stick surface to any pan. Perfect for making any sweet or savoury recipe that calls for parchment paper!
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