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Toronto's Best Food and Drink Gifts 2021

Toronto's Best Food and Drink Gifts 2021

Toronto's Best Food and Drink Gifts 2021

Ranging from lavish subscriptions to special treats, the best food and drink gifts to buy this season cover every mood and occasion in style. The holidays mean different things to everyone, but no matter what or who you're celebrating, we'll bet there's room for tasty bites, singular sips and breathtaking goodies at your holiday table.

Let this be the year you reclaim your spot on the family sofa, hug people (or not, you do you) and finally spend cherished moments with everyone who makes your life complete. Treat them, and yourself, to some of the city's most treasured edible delights and remember what it feels like to spend the holidays in each other's company. Laugh together, cry together, get on each other's nerves but, beyond all else, enjoy the season with the ones you love and savour every moment. The holidays are unique in their ability to bring people together. The best food and drink gifts are simply the fuel we all need to keep the party going.

Somm Cru or Grand Cru Membership

Somm Cru or Grand Cru Membership

Give the gift of taste with a Somm Cru or Grand Cru Membership! From VIP lifestyle perks to monthly wine deliveries, sommelier led tastings and private events, either membership level is the perfect gift for the food & wine lover on your list. 

Croissant Cheeseboard from The Tempered Room

Croissant Cheeseboard from The Tempered Room

Those who know, know that TTR's edible, croissant-based cheese boards are a magical feat of pastry engineering. Built on the city's best croissant, this year's holiday edition is a Raclette platter featuring a symphony of flavours -- from Grey Owl goat cheese to Riesling gelée, confit hasselback potatoes, Raclette cheese, and more -- and is the type of extravagant, refined gift that defines the best kind of holidays.

Holiday Entremet from Pretty Little Layers

Holiday Entremet from Pretty Little Layers

Edible art, each of Pretty Little Layers' multi-textured entremets is built from mousse, cremeux, a crunchy layer and a cake base coated in an exhilarating mirror glaze. Choose from an assortment of shapes and flavours, then pick the colours that best capture your recipient's holiday mood. With options from pistachio raspberry to Baileys and dark chocolate Irish whiskey, there are no wrong choices.

NOËL Collection from Nugateau

NOËL Collection from Nugateau

It's true that money can't buy happiness. What it can secure is a box of Nugateau's showstopping eclairs, displayed in a gift-worthy box designed by local talent Jason Zante. With flavours ranging from Mont Blanc Cassis to Coconut Chantilly with Apricot Ganache, this impressive selection will inspire gasps, a paparazzi-like flourish of photos and sighs of bliss as each special-edition flavour is sampled.

Guatemalan Holiday Tamales from Mamey

Guatemalan Holiday Tamales from Mamey

Mamey's tamales make spirits bright all year round, but especially during the holidays. Available frozen, the limited-edition holiday tamal finds seasoned masa topped with a complex sauce made from chile peppers, spices, seeds and more. Stock up while you can because, like the holidays, these beauties only come around once a year.

Cake of the Month Club from Le Dolci

Cake of the Month Club from Le Dolci

Surprise your sweet-toothed sweetheart with a cake of the month subscription from Le Dolci. Imagine the excitement of finding a joyously colourful, seasonal buttercream creation at your door for the next six or 12 months. If ever there was a way to keep that happy holiday spirit rolling, this is it.

Tea Samplers from Firebelly Tea

Tea Samplers from Firebelly Tea

Firebelly's recently launched line of premium, 100% natural teas will warm hands and hearts this holiday season. Choose the sampler that best suits your recipient, from Uppers to Downers or Cold War teas created to help ease cold symptoms, and know that you've delivered the coziest gift they'll receive all year.

Gingerbread Mans Bon Bons from Chocolat De Kat

Gingerbread Mans Bon Bons from Chocolat De Kat

Gift a creative spin on the season's generic gingerbread with Chocolat De Kat's achingly cute Gingerbread Mans bon bons, made with Original Favourite's savoury gingerbread cake. A smooth and spicy combination of gingerbread ganache, ginger cake with candied ginger, icing and a dark chocolate shell, you'll have to catch this limited-edition flavour before it runs out.

Toronto's Best Food and Drink Gifts 2021

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Toronto's Best Food and Drink Gifts 2021

Christine Peddie

Christine Peddie

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Ranging from lavish subscriptions to special treats, the best food and drink gifts to buy this season cover every mood and occasion in style. The holidays mean different things to everyone, but no matter what or who you're celebrating, we'll bet there's room for tasty bites, singular sips and breathtaking goodies at your holiday table.

Let this be the year you reclaim your spot on the family sofa, hug people (or not, you do you) and finally spend cherished moments with everyone who makes your life complete. Treat them, and yourself, to some of the city's most treasured edible delights and remember what it feels like to spend the holidays in each other's company. Laugh together, cry together, get on each other's nerves but, beyond all else, enjoy the season with the ones you love and savour every moment. The holidays are unique in their ability to bring people together. The best food and drink gifts are simply the fuel we all need to keep the party going.

Somm Cru or Grand Cru Membership

Somm Cru or Grand Cru Membership

Give the gift of taste with a Somm Cru or Grand Cru Membership! From VIP lifestyle perks to monthly wine deliveries, sommelier led tastings and private events, either membership level is the perfect gift for the food & wine lover on your list. 

Croissant Cheeseboard from The Tempered Room

Croissant Cheeseboard from The Tempered Room

Those who know, know that TTR's edible, croissant-based cheese boards are a magical feat of pastry engineering. Built on the city's best croissant, this year's holiday edition is a Raclette platter featuring a symphony of flavours -- from Grey Owl goat cheese to Riesling gelée, confit hasselback potatoes, Raclette cheese, and more -- and is the type of extravagant, refined gift that defines the best kind of holidays.

Holiday Entremet from Pretty Little Layers

Holiday Entremet from Pretty Little Layers

Edible art, each of Pretty Little Layers' multi-textured entremets is built from mousse, cremeux, a crunchy layer and a cake base coated in an exhilarating mirror glaze. Choose from an assortment of shapes and flavours, then pick the colours that best capture your recipient's holiday mood. With options from pistachio raspberry to Baileys and dark chocolate Irish whiskey, there are no wrong choices.

NOËL Collection from Nugateau

NOËL Collection from Nugateau

It's true that money can't buy happiness. What it can secure is a box of Nugateau's showstopping eclairs, displayed in a gift-worthy box designed by local talent Jason Zante. With flavours ranging from Mont Blanc Cassis to Coconut Chantilly with Apricot Ganache, this impressive selection will inspire gasps, a paparazzi-like flourish of photos and sighs of bliss as each special-edition flavour is sampled.

Guatemalan Holiday Tamales from Mamey

Guatemalan Holiday Tamales from Mamey

Mamey's tamales make spirits bright all year round, but especially during the holidays. Available frozen, the limited-edition holiday tamal finds seasoned masa topped with a complex sauce made from chile peppers, spices, seeds and more. Stock up while you can because, like the holidays, these beauties only come around once a year.

Cake of the Month Club from Le Dolci

Cake of the Month Club from Le Dolci

Surprise your sweet-toothed sweetheart with a cake of the month subscription from Le Dolci. Imagine the excitement of finding a joyously colourful, seasonal buttercream creation at your door for the next six or 12 months. If ever there was a way to keep that happy holiday spirit rolling, this is it.

Tea Samplers from Firebelly Tea

Tea Samplers from Firebelly Tea

Firebelly's recently launched line of premium, 100% natural teas will warm hands and hearts this holiday season. Choose the sampler that best suits your recipient, from Uppers to Downers or Cold War teas created to help ease cold symptoms, and know that you've delivered the coziest gift they'll receive all year.

Gingerbread Mans Bon Bons from Chocolat De Kat

Gingerbread Mans Bon Bons from Chocolat De Kat

Gift a creative spin on the season's generic gingerbread with Chocolat De Kat's achingly cute Gingerbread Mans bon bons, made with Original Favourite's savoury gingerbread cake. A smooth and spicy combination of gingerbread ganache, ginger cake with candied ginger, icing and a dark chocolate shell, you'll have to catch this limited-edition flavour before it runs out.