The 2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Fitness, Foodies & Travelers

The 2015 Holiday Gift Guide For Fitness, Foodies & Travelers

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Stumped for gift ideas this year? The 2015 Holiday Gift Guide has come to the rescue.


All you need are good friends and good whisky for a beautiful evening.  Macallan Gold, single malt Scottish whisky, fills the bill.  Enjoy this liquid gold straight-up on the rocks with a bit of water or a cocktail. Available at the LCBO for $75 (or your local liquor store). Warm Up Your Holidays with these Macallan Whisky Cocktails Recipes.


A bottle of wine is always an excellent choice for a wine lover, but deciding what to buy is always a challenge.  Try Enigma Wines from a Chardonnay to a Cabernet Sauvignon.

Tasting notes:  Their Chardonnay has rich baked apple and pear flavours with intriguing hints of toasted oak, caramel and brown spice.  Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep ruby colour, black cherry and blackberry aromas, with notes of spice and mint. Available at LCBO ($13.95 )or a liquor store near you.

Gift Baskets 

Gourmet Gift baskets are always a pleasure to receive, especially from All The Best Fine Foods located in mid-town Toronto. Each gift box is carefully curated with handmade signature products, gourmet delicacies and speciality cheeses.  Order customized gift boxes (minimum $250) or buy prepackaged – prices vary on items included.  Shipping across Canada is available.

All The Best Fine Foods

Swiss Chocolate

Surprise the chocoholic on your list with a Swiss-style gourmet chocolate truffle box.   Imported directly from Switzerland, these premium chocolates from Swissmaster Chocolatier are the perfect gift for special friends and family. Individual Swiss Truffles start at  $1.79, and a 6-piece Gift box retails for $14.50. Shipping across Canada is available in the fall and winter seasons.

Swiss Master Chocolatier

Hostess Gifts 

Courage Foods offers affordable Hostess gifts for the foodies in your life.  Order ahead and pick up at this popular Toronto Beaches location.  Prepackaged gift baskets are also available filled with in-store baked loaves and cookies, plus premium items.  Prices vary from $20-$100+—no delivery service.

President’s Choice Insider’s Collection

Each year President Choice Insider’s collection features “Must Trys” products for the festive season. Featuring over  70 innovative products created especially for the holiday season. Order online and build your gift basket or pick up your entertaining menu.  Items include PC Caramel Popcorn, PC Cookie Butter, PC Thai Chicken Curries Mini Hors D’Oeuvre Collection to everyone’s favourite PC Smoky Bacon Flavoured Maple Syrup.  Visit for the complete list and ordering details.

Kitchen Gifts

Give the chef in your life one of these thoughtful gifts for their kitchen.   Hamilton Beach® Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Makers  ($79.99) are perfect for anyone who needs to feed the troops with tasty sandwiches.  Need inspiration check out Martha Stewart’s Panini Recipes.

Hamilton Beach Flip Belgian Waffle Baker with Removable Grids ($64.99) is sure to please the home chef.  With the rise of southern cuisine, waffles and chicken are all the rage, so make your own with these recipes from the Food Network Canada.   Visit for purchasing details.

Hamilton Beach Waffle MakerHamilton beach Panini maker


These inspiring cookbooks make lovely presents for those who want to give back and aspiring chefs.

Goodness: Recipes & Stories, Peter & Chris Neal,  celebrate 37 good food fighters from across Canada—chefs, entrepreneurs, growers, and food activists who believe that good healthy food should be accessible to all. 50% of the profits from the sale of Goodness: Recipes & Stories will be donated to Community Food Centres Canada to bring people in low-income communities together to grow, cook, share, and advocate for healthy food for all. This is one gift will feel good about buying.

SPRI Ignite Resistance Tube Combo Kit If you’re tired of buying different equipment for your workouts, this Gym in a Bag Kit is your perfect solution.   This is one gift fitness lovers will definitely appreciate receiving this holiday season.  Available exclusively at Canadian Tire for $29.99


Mini Emergency Kits are a must have on the road.  This unique kit from Flight001 not only makes a fashion statement it’s also packed with emergency essentials.  Available in ($16.00 US) US and Canada.

Organize your tech with this GRID-IT MED RED.  With its slim design and conveniently sized for your current laptop bag or travel case.  Available via Flight001  ($24.00 US) US and Canada.

NOTE:  All prices are stated in Canadian Dollars unless indicated otherwise.

About The Author

Parm Parmar

From a very young age, I’ve had an insatiable desire to see the world. Meeting people from different cultures, seeing historical places and exploring new countries gives me perspective on life. I love to eat and discover new dishes. Photography and Videography plays a huge role in my storytelling. As a freelance Travel and Food writer & Blogger, my articles can be found across the web on my blog, Planet Blue Adventure,,, Experience Air Transat, Huffington Post Travel, Toronto Star, Vancouver Sun, Flightnetwork, Trivago, Skyscanner, Dine Magazine and, and Food Network Canada.

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