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Local Gift Ideas for the Food and Drink Lover

Local Gift Ideas for the Food and Drink Lover

Local Gift Ideas for the Food and Drink Lover

This guide is dedicated to all the procrastinators, Christmas Eve mall-goers and last-minute shoppers. You cannot do that this year!

With another lockdown imposed, malls and small retail shops closed and impending delays on deliveries -- it is imperative to get a jump start on that Christmas list. Yes, it may be easier to succumb to Amazon, but we desperately encourage you to support local businesses in whatever way you can. We have compiled a list of food and drink-related gifts for all the gourmands in your life. Whether you're looking for a decadent gift basket, a new and improved cast iron pan or a simple restaurant tee, you'll find it on this list.

Below is a guide to some of our favourite food and drink-related gifts from local restaurants, bars, grocers and artisans.

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Cumbraes Gift Baskets

Cumbraes Gift Baskets

Nothing seems quite as indulgent than receiving a gourmet basket brimming with top-notch products, especially from Cumbraes. Pre-order a curated basket from the Bayview or Queen location of this Toronto butcher by phoning (416) 485-5620. Limited quantities are available.

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The Grape Witches Natural Wine Advent Calendar

The Grape Witches Natural Wine Advent Calendar

Wine duo, The Grape Witches are releasing the World's First Natural Wine Advent Calendar. The perfect gift for the wine fanatic in your life, this box consists of natural wines, one cider and a holiday treat from Robinson Bread -- all stuffed into a 12-pack box decorated by local artist Laura Dawe. Advent calendars go on sale this Friday, November 27 at 10 a.m. and ship from Monday, November 30 across Ontario

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Mother Cocktail Kits

Mother Cocktail Kits

When a gin and tonic will no longer suffice, get your bartending friend a cocktail kit from Queen West watering hole, Mother. Mix and enjoy the cocktail bar's best libations, like Honey+, which comes with a Patron Silver 50 mL bottle, smoked bee pollen, fresh citrus and lavender honey. Order through their online shop and receive complimentary ice cubes for pickup only.

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Spaccio for Connoisseurs

Spaccio for Connoisseurs

The Mecca for gourmands, purchase this over-the-top food basket from grocer Spaccio. For $275, the basket includes Terroni Peperoncini Piccanti, extra-virgin olive oil, dried pasta, sardines, Parmigiano Reggiano, Jamon Iberico, pesto, chicken liver pate, crostini, a fresh black truffle and more! Orders available for pre-order today for delivery and pickup starting December 3.

Local Gift Ideas for the Food and Drink Lover

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11 months ago

Local Gift Ideas for the Food and Drink Lover

Robin Winship

Robin Winship

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This guide is dedicated to all the procrastinators, Christmas Eve mall-goers and last-minute shoppers. You cannot do that this year!

With another lockdown imposed, malls and small retail shops closed and impending delays on deliveries -- it is imperative to get a jump start on that Christmas list. Yes, it may be easier to succumb to Amazon, but we desperately encourage you to support local businesses in whatever way you can. We have compiled a list of food and drink-related gifts for all the gourmands in your life. Whether you're looking for a decadent gift basket, a new and improved cast iron pan or a simple restaurant tee, you'll find it on this list.

Below is a guide to some of our favourite food and drink-related gifts from local restaurants, bars, grocers and artisans.

11

Cumbraes Gift Baskets

Cumbraes Gift Baskets

Nothing seems quite as indulgent than receiving a gourmet basket brimming with top-notch products, especially from Cumbraes. Pre-order a curated basket from the Bayview or Queen location of this Toronto butcher by phoning (416) 485-5620. Limited quantities are available.

5

The Grape Witches Natural Wine Advent Calendar

The Grape Witches Natural Wine Advent Calendar

Wine duo, The Grape Witches are releasing the World's First Natural Wine Advent Calendar. The perfect gift for the wine fanatic in your life, this box consists of natural wines, one cider and a holiday treat from Robinson Bread -- all stuffed into a 12-pack box decorated by local artist Laura Dawe. Advent calendars go on sale this Friday, November 27 at 10 a.m. and ship from Monday, November 30 across Ontario

4

Mother Cocktail Kits

Mother Cocktail Kits

When a gin and tonic will no longer suffice, get your bartending friend a cocktail kit from Queen West watering hole, Mother. Mix and enjoy the cocktail bar's best libations, like Honey+, which comes with a Patron Silver 50 mL bottle, smoked bee pollen, fresh citrus and lavender honey. Order through their online shop and receive complimentary ice cubes for pickup only.

3

Spaccio for Connoisseurs

Spaccio for Connoisseurs

The Mecca for gourmands, purchase this over-the-top food basket from grocer Spaccio. For $275, the basket includes Terroni Peperoncini Piccanti, extra-virgin olive oil, dried pasta, sardines, Parmigiano Reggiano, Jamon Iberico, pesto, chicken liver pate, crostini, a fresh black truffle and more! Orders available for pre-order today for delivery and pickup starting December 3.