The ultimate in delicious holiday gifts: Five great ideas for your favourite foodie
How to delight a discerning palate? This holiday season, consider a bounty of goods in a ready-to-gift box.
For the cheese lover
With this Nibbl cheese set, foodies will have five varieties to savour, including the Cendré de Lune Brie and roasted red pepper goat cheese, plus a cranberry-raspberry spread. There’s even a slate cheeseboard and a handcrafted dish for serving.
Nibbl ultimate board, $115, nibblcheese.com
For the coffee enthusiast
Keep your giftee’s coffee supply stocked with a 3- to-12-month Dispatch subscription; they can choose their own beans, like the fruity Isabela Marcos Gaspar from Guatemala. If they’re new to coffee, you can add an optional brewing kit.
Dispatch Coffee gift subscription kit, from $117, dispatchcoffee.ca
For the chocolate fan
Each of the 12 unique bars in Soma’s chocolate box tells a story: Starry Night, for example, fuses South American cacao with crunchy Newfoundland sea salt, while Green Tangerine blends the namesake fruit with Madagascar cacao for a citrusy twist.
Soma Chocolatemaker exploration box, $165, somachocolate.com
For the cocktail slinger
Your favourite foodie can mix their own classic gimlet with this kit, which includes Dillon’s signature dry gin, distilled through juniper and other botanicals, plus a herbaceous rosemary and clove syrup made in Niagara.
Dillon’s rosemary and clove gimlet kit, $55, store.dillons.ca
For the avid bruncher
Brimming with made-in-Quebec breakfast goods, this box has everything someone needs for crispy cinnamon sugar pancakes, topped with an organic, single-forest maple syrup, and a cosy hot chocolate or coffee on the side.
Saul Good Gift Co. Bon Matin gift box, $175, itsaulgood.com