Stumped on what to get that special food lover in your life? Here’s +30 totally delicious, seriously exciting, all locally-made and sourced ideas to get you started. Happy hunting friends!
THINGS WE LOVE TO GIVE (AND GET!)
THAT SUPER COOL
$250 per person
Oxford County, Ontario
Enjoy a guided walk inside a Carolinian Forest with woodworker Dave Schonberger before entering his workshop to create your own live-edge charcuterie board – using a piece of locally harvested lumber you select yourself. When you’re done, enjoy a handpicked selection of savoury, local charcuterie while socializing near the vegetable garden under the mighty spruces.
This experience is magic.
A DAIRY, DAIRY
GOUDA GIFT BOX
Starting at $20 per box
With combos like the curd heavy ‘Guys Night’ or the maple laced collection called ‘Canadian Eh?’, there’s something for every cheese lover in the Thornloe Cheese Gift Boxes. They ship to almost every province and are completely customizable.
EDIBLE ADVENTURE KIT
Know someone whose appetite for the open road is insatiable? Make them an edible road trip kit!
- Apple Pie Trail Map
Step it up: Self-guided snowshoe tours in the vineyard, $15.00
- Butter Tart Tour Map
Step it up: A box of butter tarts from South Pond Farms, $18.00 (pictured)
- Wine Country Ontario Guide or App
Step it up: A bottle of Redstone Winery Rose Sparkling, $29.95
- The latest edition of The Growler
Step it up: A bottle (or two) or Great Lakes Brewery Winter Ale, $6.00
- Saints & Sinners Trail Map
Step it up: A six-pack of Thornbury Craft Cranberry Cider, $20.00
- Windsor-Essex Pelee Official Visitors Guide
Step it up: A night at The Iron Kettle Bed & Breakfast, $145.00
Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers
Top Shelf Distillers
Lanark County, Ontario
Oak Aged Icewine
Starting at $35.00
Prince Edward County, Ontario
HANDMADE STONEWARE PIPE
The Otter Potter
JINGLE JARS, JINGLE JAMS, JINGLE ALL THE WAY
Jewels Under The Kilt
No. 7 Hot Sauce
Ontario Honey Creations
Available at Sanagan’s Meat Locker
Forbes Wild Foods
THAT PERFECT CUP OF TEAThe Wall Teacup
Available in right and left – handed versions, The Wall Teacup is a beautiful, modern glass mug with integrated filter. It’s designed in Canada, easy to clean and wonderful to steep in. It’s a favorite of tea afficionado Jennifer Commins of PLUCK TEA and is the perfect vessel for any of her signature, locally sourced blends.
Bundle it with…
GIVE THE GIFT
OF GOOD MEAT
15lb Mixed Meat Box
5 Chicks and a Farmer (pictured)
Farm-To-City Steak Club
Northern Beef Share
Penokean Hills Farms
Westside Beef Giftcard
Smoked sturgeon and caviar
Petit Brule Products
Starting at $30 per box
Matchbox Garden & Seed Co
Winter just got here, but you’re friends already thinking about spring? Give them a kitchen seed starter from Matchbox Garden & Seed Co. Seed varietals are grouped into fun packets like “Salsa Garden”, The “Italian Kitchen” and the “Canning Garden”. There’s also edible flower mixes and container specific packages for those living in condo country!
TRULY TASTY TOURSThis season, consider giving the gift of a delicious experience! These food tours are all top notch and would each make for a memorable gift.
MAKE IT A
Toronto Life Wine Club
$79.00 per month
Toronto Life has launched its first-ever wine club — a monthly subscription program to help you discover fantastic, hard-to-get bottles from the best Ontario wineries. They select a discovery pack of rare small-batch wines every month and deliver the box to your home or office — or better yet, directly to your giftee.
- OWL Rafting Adventure (and BBQ lunch!)
$99.00 per person
- Underground Dining at Bonnechere Caves
$89.00 per person
- Tasting in the Elmhirst Cellar
$15.00 per person
- Under Water Dining at Lock 21 (pictured)
$650 per couple
- Cooking Class at From The Farm Cooking School
Starting at $100.00 per person
- Fire & Ice: A Winter Retreat at Northern Edge Algonquin
Starting at $130.00 per person
- Bog to Bottle Wine Experience at Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh
Starting at $15.00 per person