Every year we gather up some of our favourite gift ideas from around the web and from our brand partners to bring you our annual Holiday Gift Guide. We've got some great picks for you this year and there's something to fit every budget. (some links are affiliate links) If you missed it, yesterday we published our Holiday Cookbook Guide full of great titles any cookbook lover will be thrilled with! And, you can enter to win a brand new Nespresso VertuoLine coffee and espresso maker too!
The Nespresso VertuoLine Machine makes both freshly single serve brewed coffee and traditional espresso with a rich generous crema. It's also a beautifully sleek machine that will stand out in any kitchen. For more information visit Nespresso.com. And check out the end of our post where you can enter to win your very own Nespresso VertuoLine from FBC and Nespresso.
A new coffee or espresso maker may not be on your Christmas list this year but it's still easy to please the coffee or tea lover in your life with some of these great stocking suffer ideas:
- McCafe Coffee - McDonald’s Canada recently launched its McCafé Premium Roast coffee in grocery stores across the country. You can purchase it in ground, Keurig and Tassimo formats so you can enjoy it in your own home. Available in most Canadian grocery stores.
- Kiss Organics Organic Matcha Powder - this culinary grade matcha powder is perfect for making your own green tea lattes, smoothies or even incorporating into your cooking and baking. The green tea lover on your list will be delighted!
- Adagio Teas 20 ounce Meguro Cast Iron Teapot - a splurge for the true tea aficionado, this beautiful teapot will retain heat for a long time and comes with a stainless steel tea strainer.
- Republic of Tea Strawberry Chocolate tea - one of our all time favourite teas, this rooibos tea almost makes it ok to miss dessert! It's just one of the many delightful flavours made by Republic of Tea.
- Selfie Mug - perfect for the coffee or tea drinking selfie taker on your list. Fill it with a bag of coffee beans or some premium loose tea and you've got a great stocking stuffer or hostess gift
It's the food blogger in us but, when we see items for our kitchens we can't help but think whether or not they'd make a good food photography prop. Here are some beautiful, useful items that would love great in any food photo!
- Balsam Wood Serving Dishes - a beautiful set of three serving dishes that will look good on any table
- Now Designs Flour Sack Tea Towels - great all purpose towels for the kitchen
- Keep On Canning Linen Tea Towel - for the canner and preserver in your life
- Burlap Table Runner - the perfect backdrop for a rustic photoshoot - or party!
- Wooden Cutting Boards - these uniquely designed cutting boards will do double duty for charcuterie or cheese boards at your next party
For the gadget lover on your list we have these great gift ideas from futureshop.ca
- Shun classic santoku knife - WebID: 01298046 - Recommended by Top Chef Canada Winner, Rene Rodriguez , it is an all-purpose knife that works well with veggies and poultry for all your holiday cooking needs
- iDevices kitchen thermometer - WebID: 10300431 - Monitor the temperature of your food when cooking with this iDevice kitchen thermometer, it can monitor two temperatures at once and send an alert to your smart phone when you food is cooked!
- Brabantia digital scale - Web ID:10294316 - The perfect accessory to cooking great food: this Brabantia digital scale offers accurate measurements down to the gram, and features an easy-to-use timer to ensure everything comes out perfectly cooked.
- De Buyer le tube pastry syringe - WebID: 10231579 - Perfect for effortless dosing of cake dough, creams, mousses and more. The Debuyer pressure pastry syringe is every ambitious cook's dream tool.
- The Beer Machine 10L brewing machine - WebID: 10224105 - Perfect for the gastro geek! Allow your foodie friend to make their own perfect beer pairing to any dish they desire
And to keep any party moving, it's all about the beverages
- Luigi Bormioli Allegro Martini Glasses - this set of 4 martini glasses will add an air of elegance to any gathering
- Martini Picks - hold those olives together nicely with these cute sets of martini picks
- Bambu Coasters with Tree Motif - stylish coasters to protect your tabletops - and use in photos!
- Drinkmaster Stemless Wine Glasses
- True Fabrication 4 Bottle Ice Bucket - perfect for chilling wine, champagne, lemonade indoors or on a picnic.
The Pantelligent Pan is a remarkable new pan that actually helps you cook! Pantelligent has a temperature sensor inside it that communicates with the Pantelligent smartphone app. Together, the pan and the app guide you to cook everything perfectly, just the way a professional chef (or your mom!) would cook it. No more overcooked, undercooked, or burned food. You’ll know exactly when the pan is at the right temperature, when it's time to flip or stir, and when your food is perfectly done. You can support their great kickstarted campaign and get yourself your very own Pantelligent pan.
And why not end off with a treat for yourself after all that shopping. Visit your nearest Starbucks to try their new Chestnut Praline Latte.
The Nespresso Contest is only open to residents of Canada.