In this 10-part Holiday Gift Guide series, we’ve scoured the city and curated this list of unique and memorable Christmas gifts. From Sugar Divas to Little Loves, you’ll find gift ideas for foodies and non-foodies in your lives!
Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodies
From foodie to foodie, this Christmas list hits close to home. Though gift-givers may be intimidated to explore edible gift ideas for foodie, I’ll tell you this: we love what we love and aren’t shy about it! This holiday season, go gourmet or go home!
EDIBLE | Sweet Tree Birch Syrup
Available at Edible Canada’s Retail Store on Granville Island
Did you know that the average birch tree produces 3 to 5 gallons of sap per day? Though sweet like maple syrup, birch syrup has notes of caramel and citrus. Sweet Tree is based in Quesnel, BC and produces small-batch birch syrup from a beautiful 2000 acre ranch.
*A Perk for our Readers: Use promo code SERIOUSFOODIES on Edible Canada’s online store to receive 15% off Sweet Tree Birch Syrup!
STATIONARY | Tasting Notebook
Paper-Ya on Granville Island
Take it from our Foodie Tours Guides – tasting notebooks are a real thing. Like a wedding planner’s “little black book,” a pocket-sized pad to jot down favourite dishes, gourmet finds, and recipe ideas, is a great gift idea for a foodie!
KITCHEN | French Press
JJ Bean Coffee Roasters
There are lots of gizmos and gadgets to brew a perfect cup of joe, but the folks at JJ Bean have convinced us that the classic French Press makes the ultimate coffee. As opposed to pour-over coffee (where the hot water has one chance to pass through the coffee grounds), a French Press holds coffee grounds at its base and allows the hot water to continuously percolate through the chamber. The result is a full-bodied flavour, no matter the roast!
GIFT CERTIFICATE | For their go-to café
Serious foodies love what they love. As simple as it may seem, a gift certificate to their favourite cafe or coffee shop will be a holiday gift to treasure!
EXPERIENCE | Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour
Gift Certificates by Vancouver Foodie Tours
The name of this tour says it all! From the city’s finest Chinese tapas to world-class seafood, our Guilty Pleasures Gourmet Tour is a global culinary adventure. Paired with award-winning wines and signature cocktails, serious foodies may not be so serious once we’re through!
EDIBLE | Peppermint Patties
Beta 5 Chocolates, Vancouver
If you haven’t experienced Beta5 Chocolates in Vancouver, oh my, you have not truly lived! Their holiday collection is a show-stopper for chocolate lovers, dazzling in both taste and presentation. Gourmet Peppermint Patties feature creamy house made peppermint fondant, coated in 66% dark chocolate.
EDIBLE | Free-Range, All-Canadian Charcuterie
Oyama Sausage Company at the Granville Island Public Market
Charcuterie (cured meat) came about as a way of preserving meat before refrigeration was available. Although cool storage is recommended, truffled salami and duck proscuitto would do just fine under a Christmas tree!
Hint: We taste seven of Oyama’s signature creations on our Granville Island Market Tour!
KITCHEN | Mortar & Pestle
South China Seas at the Granville Island Public Market
You know those ground spices you get at the store? A pinch of this, a dash of that? Serious foodies will know true flavour is derived by hand. A mortar and pestle is a traditional tool used to pound spices, onions, ginger and garlic to extract incredible flavour from fresh ingredients.
Are you a serious foodie with a long Christmas list? We’d love to hear the gifts you’re eyeing for the holidays in the comments below! Happy feasting!