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 wonderful 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 in 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 a nice 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 flavours of baked apple and pear 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.
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 specialty cheeses. Order customized gift boxes (minimum $250) or buy prepackaged – prices vary upon items included. Shipping across Canada is available.
Surprise the chocoholic on your list with 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 season.
Courage Foods offers affordable Hostess gifts for the foodies in your life. Order ahead of time and just 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 products that are “Must Trys” for the festive season. Featuring over 70 innovative products created specially for the holiday season. Order online and build your own 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 the pc.ca/insiders for the complete list and ordering details.
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 www.hamiltonbeach.ca for purchasing details.
These inspiring cookbooks make wonderful 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 separate equipment for your workouts then 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.