Gift Guide: A Holiday Feast

The way to your loved ones hearts really is through their stomachs, and we've got the gourmet gifts to prove it.
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Gift Guide: A Holiday Feast

The way to your loved ones hearts really is through their stomachs, and we've got the gourmet gifts to prove it.
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Season’s Eatings

The clock is ticking down fast on your window of time for gift getting, so we hope you’ve got your lists made and checked them twice.  If so, congrats — Santa would be proud. For the rest of us, luckily the old adage holds true: The way to your loved ones hearts really is through their stomachs, and we’ve got the gourmet gifts to prove it.

Also, with lest than three days till Christmas, now’s probably about the time you’re going to have to stop relying on online deliveries and face the music at the mall. Luckily, all of our delicious suggestions can be found on shelves at your local shopping centre, and Cadillac Fairview’s Gift Wrap Valet will even put a bow on top of your purchases on the way out. How’s that for speed shopping?

See the rest of our Bullet-approved gift suggestions in our other three gift guide roundups here.

 


In partnership with Cadillac Fairview

• Novices may tell you peppermint bark is a pretty standard holiday treat, but true connoisseurs know there’s only one worth eating entirely in a single sitting (err, or so we’ve heard…). Not only is Williams Sonoma’s bark the very best, it comes in a gorgeous holiday tin, wrapped and ready as a perfect hostess present.

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Williams Sonoma The Original Peppermint Bark, $42

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Truffles seem to make everything better: risotto, french fries, meats and veggies, even Christmas stockings! Tuck this white truffle infused extra virgin olive oil into the toe of a stocking and Christmas morning will be set.

PC Black Label White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil, $15 at Shoppers Drug Mart

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• A rose-coloured gin-and-tonic is sure to be the way to many millennials’ hearts. This potato-based gin is crafted in small batches in Ontario’s Niagara region with a unique mix of 34 botanicals, including some unusual notes like lavender, coriander, chamomile and rosemary.

Levenswater Spring 34 Gin, $50

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• A pail of your pal’s favourite flavour of Kernels popcorn is gift enough on its own, but this irresistible snack is made all the better thanks to a partnership with WE. The Kernels Optimism Project contributes $1 from every can sold to Me to We, to help provide education to youth across Canada.

Kernels WE Fa La La Llama can, from $11

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• Champagne? Rosé? Bourbon? These are our kinds of gummy candies. (And they fit perfectly in a stocking…hint, hint…)

Sugarfina Large Candy Cube, $28 at Nordstrom

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• Prefer to gift the (almost) real deal? A bubbly bottle of Prosecco — a.k.a. the Champagne of Italy — will go right to your giftee’s head.

FIOL Prosecco DOC, $16

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• How many times have you been tempted by those perfect chocolate-covered strawberries in the window of Godiva? Well, you’re not alone, which is why they’re the ultimate guilty pleasure this holiday season.

Godiva Chocolate Covered Strawberries, starting at $42

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Cinnamon and spice and everything nice makes this Canadian made honey the ultimate indulgence for the foodie in your life. Drizzled on yogurt, baked brie or a salty pizza (trust), honey will be a major flavour story in 2019.

Drizzle Cinnamon Spiced Raw Honey, $15 at Hudson’s Bay

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The kids are sure to have you up bright and early on Christmas morning, so what better gift for the adults in the house to wake up to than a fresh bag of coffee? Keep it festive with one of Starbucks’ Holiday Blends.

Starbucks Holiday Blends Whole Beans, $19

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• Speaking of Christmas morning, we’ve got two words for you: gingerbread waffles. Gift this mix with a recipe for eggnog whipped cream and you’ll be more popular than Santa.

Williams Sonoma Gingerbread Pancake and Waffle Mix, $22

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• 2018, what a year; Meghan Markle married Prince Harry, Crazy Rich Asians became a movie, and DavidsTea launched some seriously delicious and creative blends. Gifting a tiara may be out of the budget, but these 12 delicious tea blends, the best of 2018, are right on point.

DavidsTea Best of 2018 Set, $26

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• By the time your friends are sick of (and from) champagne, a round of of tasty juices will help ease their hangover and inspire a healthy new year.

Freshii Cold Pressed Juices, $7 each

 


WHERE TO BUY
Look for these and other great gifts at your local Cadillac Fairview shopping centre. (Plus, leave the wrapping to the pros with their Gift Wrap Valet from December 1st to 24th.)
1. Williams Sonoma The Original Peppermint Bark
2. PC Black Label White Truffle Extra Virgin Olive Oil, at Shoppers Drug Mart
3. Kernels Popcorn
4. Levenswater Spring 34 Gin
5. Sugarfina Champagne Bears Large Candy Cube, at Nordstrom
6. Fiol Prosecco
7. Godiva Chocolate Covered Strawberries
8. Drizzle Cinnamon Spiced Raw Honey
9. Starbucks Holiday Blends
10. Williams Sonoma Gingerbread Pancake and Waffle Mix
11. DavidsTea Best of 2018 Set
12. Freshii Cold Pressed Juices

 


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