There is no secret that I love food. And getting food as a gift is something many of us love. I mean, chocolate is always a great idea, right?
This holiday season, if you are looking for an edible gift to give someone you love, here’s a list of a few items I would love to see under the tree. Instead of filling our homes with more stuff, I love the idea of giving something that can be consumed, shared and enjoyed by many.
Take a bite out of your holiday shopping list with these food gift giving ideas!
Based in Ottawa, this is a subscription service that will mail the lucky gift recipient a selection of three spices each month that can be used in your their own kitchen creations or to experiment with the recipes provided. For $9 or less a month, this is a spectacular gift.
I bought a selection of Top Shelf Preserves for my hard-to-buy for dad last year and they were a hit. I love the variety of pickled options (I will eat anything if it’s pickled I think!) and their chutneys will be a welcome addition to any holiday spread.
Every year when we are on the Island we eat here and shop at the Preserve Company. It’s amazing and delicious. Their jams are heavenly, the lemon curd almost sinful and the tea is a staple in this house.
I want the salted caramel chocolates, let’s just put that out there. I got a couple boxes last year and I can never have too much. There is a huge selection online and a flat rate for shipping. You can get a lot of shopping done with just a few clicks. But I recommend wrapping everything right away so you don’t tempt yourself!
Wine Club Subscriptions
I’m counting wine as food. We are currently in a Wine Club with Ravine Winery and it’s amazing. It’s absolutely an indulgence for us but each month, two bottles of amazing wine shows up to our door along with an item from their pantry. Every so often their smoky Almonds are in the box and we have to fight over who eats the last one.
There are two subscriptions with Ravine (one has limited membership) but both offer discounts at the winery and delivery of wine to your door.
Another local Niagara winery to check out for their club is Chateau des Charmes. Their Adventurer Level wine club delivers two bottles of wine each month as well, one from the LCBO and one that you can only get at the winery. We love the grounds at Chateau des Charmes and this is a great way to introduce the wine lover on your list to more delicious Ontario wine.
Since writing about Chocolat Favoris this summer, our love for it has not waned. I recently bought the Advent Calendar to enjoy! They have a lot of gift giving options online or in the store, but gifting their fondues would be a fun, unique gift. They have some packaged up in festive boxes, or paired with their chocolates in gift baskets to make your gift giving even easier!
I will never turn away coffee as a gift, especially this time of year when we are entertaining so often. I love the festive Winter Harvest Blend from Ten Thousand Villages each year. It’s available ground or as beans.
No matter what gifts you decide to get, it’s always the thought that counts (as long as you don’t think about eating the gift ahead of time, you’ll be fine! 😉