For your food obsessed friends, this is the best time of year. We’ve tracked down a few local favourites for all kinds of taste buds.
The Coffee Lover
Phil & Seb Starter Pack
$51 for Glass KeepCup and 1kg of coffee beans
For the person that’s on the go, Phil & Sebastian’s Glass KeepCup filled with its freshly-roasted whole bean coffee is the perfect remedy. Made of durable tempered glass, this reusable cup keeps your coffee warm long after leaving home.
Twelve month coffee subscriptions are the gift that keep on giving – your special someone will receive two 340 gram bags each month for a year, so he or she will always have the good stuff on hand.
Kalita Kantan Filter/Dripper
The smallest, lightest one-cup brewer you can find. The Kalita Kantan is a folded paper filter that fits over your mug – giving you a portable one cup brew that makes you a clean tasty brew.
Hario Pour-Over Kit
This ultimate coffee starter kit includes a dripper, diner server, and filters made for the coffee lover looking to get started with manual brewing.
The Cheese Lover
Janice Beaton Fine Cheese
$45- $75 gift bags
Janice Beaton burlap bags come with a thoughtful collection of fantastic cheese and accompaniments – how gouda is that?
$120 – $150 boxes
These beautiful crafted boxes make an elegant and impressive gift for your foodie friend including up to nine cheeses and all the fixings for the perfect charcuterie board.
This is ultimate gift for any cheese lover! Every month your lucky gift recipient will receive three artisan cheeses. Each box will include 200g of each cheese along with descriptions, beverage pairing advice and recipe suggestions. This truly is the gift the keeps on giving!
Membership Prices from $330
The Happy Hour Lover
Bin 905 Wine and Beer Advent Calendars
$143 – $238
Make this year’s holiday countdown extra merry with Bin 905’s wine or beer advent calendars. For those with a penchant for boutique wines or craft ales, the advent calendars are the perfect way to celebrate the festive season – one sip at a time.
Wine Collective Holiday Packages
Starting at $80
The ultimate wine experience gift. WineCollective Holiday Packages are the perfect fit for any budget. Choose to send one month of wine, all the way to a full year of shipments for your favourite wine lover. Plus, you can select red or mixed wines to send to your recipient.
The Dessert Lover
$35 Winter Four Pack
Let’s get real, who doesn’t love gelato? Fiasco Gelato’s holiday collection is sure to please any foodie on your list. Made with love, this gift is serving up happiness one tiny spoonful at a time.
$126 Gelato Academy
For the Fiasco super fan, give the gift of experience with a gelato academy – guests get to hand craft their own custom flavour to stock their freezers with.
Is one kilogram of candy enough to satisfy your sweet tooth? The gigantic candy gram is available as a subscription as well, each month with new candies to try. Candy cubes also available.
Discover Ollia’s incredible holiday macaron collection this winter including flavours like Champagne, Eggnog, Gingerbread, Whiskey Chocolate, Turtles, Baileys Hot Chocolate and Candy Cane. Paired with Kusmi’s famous Russian Earl Grey blend and Salted Butter Caramels, this is one gift that will have your bae singing your praises. Vanilla Sugar is also available to make for the perfect addition to your tea or coffee.
Delicious Holiday Gift Baskets
$25 – $60
The perfect gift for everyone on your list. Sweet Relief Pastries’ holiday gift boxes are available in small and large sizes, full of handmade holiday cookies, bars, and chocolate delights.
Handmade Holiday Candies
You’ve never had candy until you’ve tried it fresh from the kitchen. All Sweet Relief candies are made in house including Pecan Brittle, Buttercrunch (Skor Bar), and Cinnamon Marshmallows. The perfect hostess gift or stocking stuffer!
The Health Nut
Keep it real and raw and surprise your healthy pal with a three-day cleanse, perfect to jump start a new year. May we suggest a few extra C2s as stocking stuffers as well – the activated charcoal is a perfect detox post Xmas feasts.
YYC Local Gift Basket
We live in a beautiful city surrounded by talented people. The YYC Local Gift Basket highlights Calgary talent, filled with delicious treats from Going Nuts, Canada Sweet Shop, Monplaisir Delicacies, A Taste of Home, Master Chocolat, Via Foods & more. All products are available for individual purchase from SPUD.ca as well.
Farm Fresh Preserves Basket
Perfect for that friend or family member that loves to host. A selection of delicious preserves, jams and pickled items by Cochrane based Twisted Basil.
$5 – $6 per bottle
Looking for the perfect gift for your health conscious homie? We recommend stocking up on True Buch. All its flavours are hand crafted and made with ingredients that are packed with flavour and guaranteed to please.
The Spice Lover
Have a friend who needs to spice it up? Pick your essentials; for the baker, for the adventurer, the popcorn connoisseur or the barbecue master. Any way you want to do it, a set of Silk Road spices are always a good gift choice.
The Gourmet Cook
The Forest Feast: Gatherings
The cookbook that looks just as good on the counter as the food in it.