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The perfect gifts for the foodie in your life

From edible gifts to essential kitchen equipment, food expert Andrea Buckett highlights great products they’ll love.
November 24, 2021 10:00 a.m. EST

If you know someone who loves the kitchen (or what comes out of it), we've got you covered for your holiday shopping this year! Food expert Andrea Buckett hand-picked the absolute best gift ideas they'll adore to unwrap over the holidays. From edible gifts to essential kitchenware, there's something for every kind of foodie here.

Check out these incredible products below, and click the video above to hear more about each one!

1. Boreal Heartland Herbal Products

This Indigenous owned and operated company is based in Air Ronge Saskatchewan! They provide premium quality items, made from plants, sustainably harvested from northern Canadian Boreal forest by Indigenous people. Their teas are absolutely incredible - try the Restoration, Relaxation, Energization or Labrador blend. They also sell dried chanterelle mushrooms and wild rice!

SHOP: Boreal Heartland Teas; $9 at Boreal Heartland.

 

2. Wabanaki Maple Syrup

This Indigenous and female-owned New Brunswick business sells the Canadian staple, aged in spirit barrels. There are so many great maple syrup flavours, like rum, whisky, toasted oak and bourbon. Want to go the extra mile? They also sell beautiful maple sugar gift sets in wooden boxes, with recipe cards!

SHOP: Wabanaki Maple Syrup; Prices vary at Wabanaki Maple.

 

3. Wendell Estate Honey

For all the honey lovers out there, this is the gold standard. The naturally soft set prairie blossom honey has a smooth texture and delicate fresh floral flavours. Pure, unheated raw honey!

SHOP: Wendell Estate Honey; Prices vary at Wendell Estate.

 

4. Eatable Popcorn

It's time to elevate everyone's favourite movie snack. Eatable Popcorn makes small batch, high quality gourmet popcorn, with infused flavours like Caesar, Sangria, Champagne and Rosé, to name a few.

SHOP: Gourmet Popcorn; From $9 at Eatable Popcorn.

 

5. Kilne Knives

Canadian cookware company Kilne sells products worthy of top chefs - but made for your home kitchen! Crafted from high-grade chromium German steel, the blades are made to stay sharp for precision cutting. Thoughtfully designed with a full-tang blade — one piece of steel through the blade and handle — for strength and balance, and an ergonomic grip for a secure hold, even when wet. A guaranteed hit for the home chef, if you ask us.

SHOP: Kilne Knife Set; $190 at Kilne.

 

6. The Balanced Box

Women-owned company The Balanced Company sells a variety of snack, pantry and lifestyle boxes! They're inclusive for vegan, gluten-free and keto diets as well.

SHOP: Balanced Boxes; Starting at $29 at The Balanced Company.

 

7. Spirit Wares

Initially developed for restaurants, these chic, chef-driven designs are now available for home use! They're super durable and can withstand use. They sell everything from serving platters and bowls to tableware, mugs and pinch pots.

SHOP: Spirit Wares Bowls, Mugs, Plates and More; Prices vary at Spirit Wares.

 

8. Pastry Beater for KitchenAid Tilt Head Stand Mixer

Perfect for the home baker., this beater replaces a hand-held pastry cutter or blender.  It helps to easily cut butter into flour for a flakier pastry, and is also great for shredding (pulled chicken and pork) or mashing (potatoes or squash).

SHOP: Pastry Beater; $100 at KitchenAid.

 

9. 5 Cup Cordless Food Chopper

Time is precious in the kitchen, and that's where this food chopper comes into play! Charge it up and go - this is a great idea for small spaces or taking with you camping or to the trailer/cottage. It chops up to 40 onions on a full charge, with a multi-purpose stainless steel blade that can mix, chop and puree. 

SHOP: Cordless Food Chopper; One sale for $110 at KitchenAid.