Food Inspired Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on 4 December 2011 | 5 comments | share this

The holiday season is a perfect time to support local artisans, butchers, bakers, farmers, cheese makers, distillers, chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and locally owned shops. Click through for some gift ideas for the food lovers on your shopping list.

Handmade cutting and cheese boards like these ones by Michael Nichols.

Beautiful wooden fruits and vegetables for the little food lover.

Victoria Spirits small batch gin or aromatic bitters.

Camano coffee mill with a pound of coffee from your favourite roaster.

Nigel Slater’s book Tender Vol. 1 or Vol. 2 Cooking inspiration for all those local fruit and veggies.

Blue denim shop apron for the guys.

My favourite kitchen tool, the stainless steel rasp for zesting, grating ginger, garlic, cheese and nutmeg.

A batch of granola or hazelnut cranberry crisps in a vintage jar or tin or a jar of wonderful preserves from your pantry.

Organic Fair Trade chocolate or spices from Organic Fair.

Sea Cider organic apple cider from Vancouver Island.

This beautiful apple tree stamp set.

A basket of goodies from your local farmers market or favourite deli: cheese, honey, dried fruits, preserves, garlic, dried mushrooms, crackers…

A subscription to the Edible Magazine near you.

Get out of the mall and support local businesses, farmers markets, craft fairs or even better make your own gifts for the loved ones on your list.

Happy holidays!


  • Ooh, those wooden cutting boards are gorgeous. Great to see you on Saturday night!

  • Lovely to run into you as well and fitting that it was at a film about food. Happy Holidays!

  • A good reminder to renew my Edible subscription..what a great list!

  • Thanks Desiree. I have been enjoying your suggestions as well.

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