Gifts for Food Lovers
Wow, where did the time go? Hard to believe that we are back around to the holiday season again and will be ringing in 2013 before we know it. I have been having a lot of fun with Christmas shopping this year. I have taken the opportunity to visit many of my favourite local shops and have been rewarded with lots of great finds. I want to share some of my discoveries with you so you can share them with the food lovers on your gift list.
Anything from Harriot Grace.
A few lovely pantry items are always nice. Sea salt from Vancouver Island Salt Company, honey from Vancouver beekeeper Melissa of Mellifera Bees, or seasonal ice cream from Earnest Ice Cream? Earnest Ice Cream also has gift cards that might work better for sticking in a stocking to avoid a melted ice cream disaster on Christmas morning!
Abeego creative and natural food storage items for packing lunches or storing food.
Fine linens, napkins, and aprons from Ratatouille Designs.
Market money for your local farmers market fits perfectly in a stocking.
An enamel cast iron French oven is perfect for all kinds of soups and stews to keep warm over the winter.
The gorgeous and seasonally based cookbook Small Plates and Sweet Treats from Aran the creator of Canelle et Vanille, it also happen to be all gluten-free or take a trip to Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks (or your local cookbook store) and you are bound the find the perfect food related book.
Of course home made gifts are often the best. How about a batch of your favourite holiday cookies or jam, chutney or some other tasty preserve from your pantry along with some great cheese.
I could go on but I need to keep some of my ideas a sercret for the foodies on my shopping list, for which there are many. You can visit my post from last year for more ideas.
Enjoy supporting your favourite local shops, farmers, cheese makers, coffee roasters, bakers, butchers, and candlestick makers.
Wishing you a delicious holiday season with many meals shared around the table with friends and loved ones.