Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Foodies
Looking for last minute gifts for the foodies in your life? Here’s a few items to make your Christmas more merry and to provide local happiness for the food lovers, enthusiasts and the hungry people in your life. We’ve combined our favourite local foodie-inspired gifts to help make your shopping a little easier.
UNDER THE TREE:
A LOCAL COOKBOOK
GREAT FOR: Teacher, Co-worker, Secret Santa Gift
Great local cookbooks created by the best chefs in the province and inspired by the freshest ingredients. These range in prince range from $14.95 to $29.95 so they’re the perfect way to say thank you to those with an interest in culinary. Try Mussels by Chef Alain Bosse or Straight from the Line by Chef Jason Lynch.
Looking to ramp it up? Include the ingredients you’d find in one of the dishes. (I.E. A five pound bag of mussels, scallions & root beer for Chef Alain’s root beer mussels.)
A LOCAL TASTING TOUR
GREAT FOR: The whole family: mom, dad, in-laws or your siblings
Parents and in-laws can be hard to shop for. Get them an experience this Christmas that they can share. Spend quality time together over tastings at some of Halifax’s hottest spots including Chives Canadian Bistro, Propeller Brewing Company and Rum Runners Rum on Local Tasting Tours.
Looking to ramp it up? Include a gift certificate and treat the family to dinner at one of your favourite restaurants from the tour.
A FOODIE GETAWAY
GREAT FOR: Significant Other
Spend time together in the kitchen and experience a true feast for the senses. Trout Point Lodge, Desbarres Manor Inn and Inverary on Baddeck Bay offer classes or getaways tailored to your culinary enjoyment.
STOCK YOUR STUFFINGS
SPICE UP YOUR LIFE
For anyone who has dined on the delicious pizza crafted from the wood-fire oven at Morris East, there’s a good chance you’ve sampled the amazing chili infused oil the restaurant serves. Bring home a bottle and add some flavour to homemade dishes. Looking for something sweeter to stock? Gourmandise Avenue Chocolaterie, Sugah! & Sweet Spot Chocolate Shop all offer festive local chocolates.
FOUR EVENINGS OF FEASTING
The fourth Saturday of every month this winter, The Galley Restaurant will host an International Buffet Series. Put a a package under the tree and join the Galley for all four with Caribbean, Mexican, Italian and Asian BBQ. A great night out for you and your special someone. For other gift card ideas across the province, try Rudder’s Seafood Restaurant & Brew Pub, Miller’s Tap & Grill, or Masstown Market.
SHARE THE SPIRIT
Be the office hero this year and spread some Christmas cheer. Something everyone can enjoy? Scanway has an awesome caramel yule log, an exclusive doughnut lovers 12 pack and more sweet packages. Pick yours here.