Let’s be real, finding THE perfect christmas gift for that foodie in your life is hard. How do you start? Where do you go? These are the type of questions that keep us up at night. But lucky for you, we’ve got a few ideas that can either inspire your gifting decisions or set you on the right path. We’ve compiled a gift guide made especially for that foodie in your life, this holiday season.

From gift baskets to cocktail experiences, custom-made kitchenware, and more. Let us take the load off your shoulders this holiday season and take a peek at all the available gifts that can be purchased online.

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Without further ado, here’s our ultimate foodie gift guide for the holiday season:

Starbucks holiday cups


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Coffee lovers… or more so Starbucks fanatics would love nothing more than to receive a gift card to their favourite coffee chain and an exclusive holiday cup. Starbucks has released a handful of new mugs, tumblers and cold cups like its Enchanted Forest Cups, Ion Ombre Tumbler, and Sangria Bling Cup.

Where: Starbucks locations
Price: $20+

Eataly gift basket

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Give the gift of Italy to that inspirational chef in your life. Can’t fly to Italy? Bring Italy home instead! And the perfect way to do so is with one of Eataly’s curated gift baskets. The Trip to Eataly Gift Box features delicious Italian goods like pasta, olive oil, jam, cookies, and more. Big or small, there are a ton of gift boxes to choose from. And to make it even better, they can be ordered online and delivered across the country.

Where: Eataly Toronto or online
Price: $119.00

Holiday snack box


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Here’s the ultimate snack box that anyone would love to receive. Baskits Inc., has a really special Sleigh Gift Basket that’s filled with gourmet goodies perfect for someone with a sweet tooth. This box is in the shape of a wooden sleigh, handcrafted to perfection. You can expect treats like gingerbread chocolate, maple crunch shortbread, almond cookies, salted caramel truffles, a keepsake wooden nutcracker, and much more. Orders for this basket can be placed online.

Where: Online website.
Price: $165+tax

Balzac’s mugs

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For the coffee lover or mug collector in your life, Balzac’s Coffee Roasters has a series of mugs representing each neighbourhood and city they are located in. There are 16 mugs that feature designs from Liberty Village, Niagara-On-The-Lake, Kingston, Guelph, Kitchener and more.

Price: $12.95 plus tax

Chocolat de Kat 


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Whether it is a stocking stuffer, or something for a sweets lover, Toronto’s hand painted chocolates, created by the wildly talented Kata Ambrus are a perfect add on to your foodie gifts this year. Ambrus uses her art background, pastry chef training to create her incredible chocolate. They’re like tiny pieces of edible art!

Where: Online and ships nationally
Price: $12+

Bar From Afar – Tequila experience


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Booze it up for the holiday season with a cocktail experience from Bar From Afar. For the bartender extraordinaire – introducing the Tequila Cocktail experience. The experience is offered in four different options but we recommend the Social Kit which features four cocktails, four portions each. You can expect to receive all the ingredients: Tequila, mixes, garnishes, a mason jar to house garnishes and as a shaker jar, and mini red solo cup to measure the ingredients

Where: Online
Price: $160+tax

David’s Tea Holiday Wheel

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When you can’t pick just one, try them all! David’s Tea has a special holiday wheel that features the best-selling festive teas. Expect Candy Cane Crush, Cinnamon Rooibos Chai, Hazelnut Chocolate, Orange Spice, Peppermint Amour, Pomegrateful, Salted Caramel Oolong, Santa’s Secret, Silent Night, Sleigh Ride, Sugar Pear Fairy, and Winter Earl Grey. The box comes with three sachets each, 36 sachets in total.

One for every day of the month, and then some.

Where: David’s Tea locations or online
Price: $39 but on Black Friday: $31.20

Nibl Cheese giftbox

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Do you have a friend who almost has an unhealthy obsession with charcuterie boards? Only me? Well, if you really want to show someone you care, a massive box of the finest cheeses is the only way to do so. Nibbl Cheese gift boxes, like the Ace Pairings option, offers five carefully selected cheeses, fruity spreads, and artisanal crackers. It apparently serves six to seven people but if you’re on a mission, you and two other friends could probably dominate it.

Where: Nibbl. website
Price: $90+tax

Down East Coffee


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Coffee lovers know that most provinces have local rosters we know and love. Why not try something new this season? Down East Coffee is from a New Brunswick based roaster that is dedicated to “consistent, small-batch roasting and the blending of shade grown, organic, fair trade and other extraordinary coffees.” And they even have coffee lip balms!

Where: Online or at their NB locations
Price: $3.95 +

Raven Rising Chocolates


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More local chocolates! Chocolates at Raven Rising use traditional Indigenous ingredients sourced by Indigenous peoples and businesses. A portion of the proceeds are donated to various societies that support 60s Scoop, MMIWG2S, and Residential School organizations. Raven Rising is located in Sudbury but ships nationally.

Where: Online
Price: $12+

Foodie Fight card game

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Because sometimes you need an after-dinner activity to help the food go down. Foodie Fight card game puts foodies to the test. Play with family or friends and enjoy over 1,000 questions on celebrity chefs, food science, food history, and more.

Where: Amazon
Price: $36.12 + tax

Galerie au Chocolat


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Can you tell we are fans of chocolate? Here’s another local spot to check out! Made in Montreal with ingredients like ultra-premium Belgian chocolate and crafted with satisfying flavour profiles such as Almonds and toasted Marshmallow, Gingerbread spice, and Mint Dark Chocolate, these will be perfect for your stocking stuffers. 

Where: Online
Price: $6+

Wine Club gift


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Now here’s something a little different – a wine membership. Who can go wrong with some fine reds and sparkling whites, every month, on the dot? Wine Club Canada offers wine memberships for the lover of all things fine. The process is pretty customizable with the option to choose two, three, six, or 12 bottles to send a month. And you can decide how long you’d like your special someone to get their subscription. A month, three, or a year – now they’ll know how much you REALLY love them.

Where: Wineclub.ca
Price: Starting at $69 + tax

Engraved cutting board


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Nothing is more personal than an engraved cutting board for that special someone in your life. For whatever you use it – cheese board, dessert board, or for your daily cutting usage, just know this board elevates that snacking experience. Muskoka Woodworking creates works of art that are simply timeless.

Where: Muskoka Woodworking website
Price: $48+

Momofuku noodle gift bundles


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For that special chef in your life. Spice up their cooking game with Momofuku Goods’ Home Essentials Pack. We’re talking grade-A flavours that’ll make any meal taste like a restaurant specialty.

This pack includes Soy & Scallion Noodles, Spicy Soy Noodles, Tingly Chili Wavy Noodles, Savory Seasoned Salt, Spicy Seasoned Salt, Tingly Seasoned Salt, Chili Crunch Hot Honey, and so much more. Really.

It’s only available for a limited time during this holiday season so sign up for notifications to find out when the pack is released.

Where: Momofuku Goods website
Price: N/A

The Treat Bombs


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Remember when Hot Chocolate bombs were a huge thing? Well, they still are! And the idea of dissolvable treats has inspired so many new creations besides the chocolate variety.

The Treat Bombs offers a number of sweet drink meltaways like hot chocolate (of course), bubbly (for alcoholic or nonalcoholic drinks), milk teas, and traditional tea. Place your order and get a free personal message to make this gift even more special.

Where: The Treat Bombs website
Price: Starting at $6.99+