Pressed on time and not sure what to get that overzealous colleague, that tertiary friend, or even just that special someone? Nothing says Happy Holidays like a beautifully-cultivated gift basket… but who has the time to source all the goodies and packaging and the like? Check out these five spots for food-focused gifting that’s ever-so apropos…
Probably one of the most well-known meccas for gift baskets, Pusateri’s online basket shop comprises over a dozen beautifully designed gift baskets, perfect for anyone on your list. The prices range from low to high, naturally, so every budget will find a gift. Best part? These themed baskets are all curated by the Pusateri’s team themselves, and if you know good food, you know that Pusateri’s is best in class.
Not surprisingly, one of the trendiest restos in the city also makes one of the coolest food-fuelled gift baskets. Their holiday gift baskets comprise a clay olive oil bottle, 2 hand-painted macchiato cup sets, and their signature bread bag. Best part? With a basket purchase you’ll also be entered in a draw for a free $10 or $25 Gusto gift card! It’s a gift for the sender and the recipient!
Peter & Paul’s
Year-round gifters, Peter & Paul’s is a Vaughan-based biz that stocks some uber-tasty edibles. A meringue tree? Yeah… they’ve got that. Cheese cake pops? You’ll find those, too. Sets of oils and tools and imported fine foods? All parcelled up and ready to go!
These guys have been around for nearly 30 years. That’s three decades of perfect gifting. Naturally, they’re a tried-and-true choice for the holidays. Nutrcracker Sweet’s assortments of confections are delectably divine, and come in a range of sizes and prices. They also like to veer into the realm of kitsch, so some of these gifts are cute-as-can-be while showcasing a little Christmas camp.
There’s actually a good chance you’ve received a Hickory Farms gift basket before. If not… you need better friends and/or family in your life. These guys take the cake for value: even their impressive Deluxe Centerpiece Basket is under $125 – and it has three different types of sausage, four cheeses, three boxes of gourmet crackers, truffles, tea, nuts, mustards, coffees, mints, and cookies! Matter of fact… think we’ll order one for ourselves now!