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For the one on your list who’s life revolves around the next meal… and the one after that. Savoury? Sweet? No matter the vice here are 31 gifts that oughta do the trick.
HelloFresh Pronto Meal Plan, $79.99
For the foodie that loves to try new things but doesn’t have time to grocery shop, get them a week of HelloFresh! Three meals for two people is just $79.99. Perfectly portioned groceries will be delivered straight to your giftee’s door, with recipes and all. Oh, and did we mention that each recipe only takes 30 minutes or less?
Inspire your foodie with a cook book written by Orangeville-based chef, restaurateur, and food stylist Pia Wiesen. Recipes focus on comfort foods for the family, made with sustainable ingredients. The photography is stunning and the dishes inside are sure to please everyone’s taste buds.
Wood board and Copper Cheese Knives, $45.00
Your foodie’s charcuterie will be hard to top once you grab them this set.
Kenmore Pro Heavy Duty Professional Blender, $149.97
This may look like your typical blender but we swear, it’s not! This blender has 11 different speeds, 2 L capacity, a 1-year warranty, and it has a heating function – perfect for soup lovers! Use it for meals, smoothies and more.
Le Creuset 4.2 L Round French Oven, $485.00
Feel like splurging? Then get the gift that keeps on delivering warm and delicious meals. Made in France and dishwasher safe, this french oven will become your giftee’s favourite cooking vessel and will last them a lifetime. It also comes in a variety of colours and sizes.
Carnivore Club Meat Subscription, $55.00 per month
For the foodie that loves their cured meat, a Carnivore Club box is a perfect one-of-a-kind gift. Each box comes with something different, like rare items such as bison and alpaca, and traditional faves like salami, prosciutto, and soppressata. Get them one box delivered straight to their door or if you really like them, one box per month for a few months! Monthly or bi-monthly subscriptions are available and each box comes with 6-8 artisanal meats from local purveyors.
Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron, $29.95
For the host/hostess that likes a little kick in their eggnog during the holidays. With hints of plum, spice, caramel and vanilla, mix 2 parts of this with 3 parts eggnog, 1 part whole milk, 0.5 parts simple syrup, a pinch of cinnamon and a tsp of Vanilla extract and you’re ready for a rockin’ holiday party or a cozy night in by the fire.
Ballarini Torino Three-Piece Fry Pan Set, $239.00
To be a real chef-at-home, you’ve gotta have the right cookware and Ballarini has some of the best non-stick pans around. Equip your foodie friend with the joy of never having to scrape their meal off a pan again. Oh, and did we mention they’re dishwasher safe, too?
The White Collection, $135.00
A starter collection of white vessels that includes Sonoma salt, three garnishing salts and a large olive oil bottle packaged in a gift box.
Spice Tube Racks, $105.00
21 clear test tubes of the best spices the world has to offer, neatly arranged on a stainless steel spice rack.
Handle Tray, $192.00
The adjustable leather handles on this aesthetically pleasing board make carrying chopped food easy. Plus, the folding straps are perfect for storing or presenting on a table.
Grow your own Salsa, $12.00
Offering all the seeds, starter soil, and planters you need to get you started, this grow kit is filled with fixings for a flavorful salsa.
Gingerbread Bar, $11.95
Our mouth is already watering at the thought of this dark chocolate bar studded with golden spicy Gingerbread cookies and crystallized ginger pieces. You should probably buy one for yourself, too.
Maldon Travel Salt, $20.00
Make sure your foodie always has perfectly seasoned eats with a set of 5 travel-sized tins of Maldon salt – one for each of their bags or jacket pockets
Cupcake Tea Towel, $10.00
The ultimate baking inspiration and clean up buddy.
Best of 2016 Teas, $26.00
A collection of Davids Tea 12 most popular teas launched this year.
Travel Bodum, $34.95
Enjoy a single-serving of French Press coffee or loose leaf tea on the go.
Designed to fit women and men comfortably. Crafted with durable and luxurious linen.
Bourbon Infused Maple Syrup, $30.00
Maple syrup and booze come together in harmony to make any morning better.
Organic Christmas Blend Coffee, $15.70
A full-bodied dark roast that brings together the rich earthy depth of an Indonesian Arabica, the warm fruity notes of a natural Ethiopian Sidamo and a hint of the smoky volcanic soils of Guatemala.
Hot Holiday Gift Set, $34.97
Kick up the heat this winter with two hot sauces, spiced nuts to snack on, and a chili pepper lollipop.
Custom Candy Bento Box, $64.00
Customize this 8 piece bento box to satisfy any sweet tooth.
Chef’s Choice Gift Box, $215.00
This gourmet box includes cardamom biscuits, candied ginger, and assorted Guimauves just to name a few.
Foodie Dice, $34.00
A fun new way to shake up your cooking routine, Foodie Dice provides inspiration for creating simple, seasonal meals.
Range Dial, $99.95
A tool for a foodie that’s a techie, too! This precision Bluetooth cooking thermostat can be used with or without your iPhone.
Handheld Spiralizer, $24.99
Turn fresh produce into healthy veggie noodles and spirals with the Twist.
5 Piece Dinnerware Set, $148.00
This set is chic, to say the least. The classic porcelain dinnerware set comes in a generous scale and friendly coupe shape with a surprising splatter of solid gold.
Market Pad, $9.50
Includes an attachable magnet, so you can keep your shopping list in plain sight.
Spicy Popcorn Seasoning, $9.96
Set includes Chipotle Parmesan, Mango Habanero, and Sweet Sriracha flavors.
Smoked Salmon Bentwood Box, $29.99
Two gifts in one! Pacific salmon and the stunning artistic native-designed bentwood box.
Saha International Cuisine Marinades & Curry Bases, $7.99 per jar
Take your foodie friend’s taste buds on a tour of the world with these marinades and curry bases. From Carribean Jerk Marinade to Shish Taouk to Thai Red Curry, each Saha International cooking base is made in small batches locally in Toronto with fresh ingredients. They’re healthy, convenient to use and free of additives, preservatives, gluten, trans-fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, starches, gums, emulsifiers, and fillers. We suggest grabbing a few, making a gift basket and adding in a bottle of wine!
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