6 Last-Minute Gifts for Foodies
There's still time to get a great gift for the food lover in your life — and you don't even have to leave your house to get it. Here are subscription gifts you can purchase online that any foodie in your life will get to enjoy for months following Christmas day.
A beer subscription is ideal for the craft-beer lover in your life.
Photo courtesy Canada Craft Club
This Calgary-based craft beer subscription company aims to give beer fans a diverse look at the craft beer scene. Monthly packages range from two to six large-format beers and can include craft brews from Canada, the United States and beyond. Canada Craft Club sends out more unique beers that aren’t easily found at the local liquor store, so if you know someone who loves trying new and unusual brews, this is definitely for them.
Starts at $43.95 plus taxes/month (includes shipping)
Coffee geeks will love receiving 400-gram bags of small-batch roasted and fair trade coffee in the mail each month. The beans promise to be extra fresh, being roasted the same day they are shipped. Coast to Coast subscription options offer weekly, biweekly and monthly frequencies.
$16.95/weekly, $17.95/biweekly, $18.95/monthly plus taxes (includes shipping)
Canada’s premier gourmet food subscription service, based out of Toronto, offers an array of interesting boxes full of artisanal ingredients like small-batch olive oils, Ontario honey, boutique syrups, preserves and more. The Chef Box invites a chef or food personality to curate a box of edibles each month. For example, December’s was assembled by acclaimed restaurateur and Food Network Canada chef Chuck Hughes.
$55/month plus taxes (includes shipping)
Any chocolate lover will appreciate the beauty and flavour found in Jacek’s truffle collections. The Edmonton-based chocolatier recently opened a shop in Canmore, but treating someone to this chocolate subscription means they'll receive five shipments of seasonal chocolate treats shipped straight to their door.
$250 plus taxes (includes shipping)
Always looking to minimize environmental impact, River Café has been offering paperless gift certificates for quite some time. Now available for the Deane House as well, you can purchase a gift certificate of $50 or higher for either restaurant in a matter of seconds. Minimum purchase $50
With options for a one-time shipment or multiple deliveries throughout the year, Vine Arts’ wine club hand-picks six bottles of dynamic wines from regions around the world and delivers them to a person’s home or office. Each of the bottles comes with its own information sheet of tasting notes and suggested pairings.
$150/month plus taxes (save $10 if you pick up in-store)