The art of the grocery list

Last minute gift ideas for foodies

The holidays are fast approaching. And that means the eternal question is looming: what do we get for our nearest and dearest? If you've got a foodie on your list, read on! We've got tons of great gift ideas for everyone who loves to cook and loves to eat-even if you're squeezing in some last minute shopping.


Kitchen gadgets

Christmas is the perfect time to get that kitchen gadget you know they've been wanting, but they keep saying maybe next time. Wouldn't your sister love a compact coffee maker or a rotating waffle iron to brighten up her mornings? In the same vein, a digital food scale would be great for a dad with dreams of bake-off stardom. A pair of beautiful serving platters, an artisanal wooden pepper grinder, a cruet set, a spiralizer or a pretty tajine are all great choices for a budding chef.

Cookbooks never go out of style

Food lovers are always happy to get a new cookbook! There's a vast range of options-just hit the bookstores and start browsing, and you'll be sure to find the perfect choice for your best friend, whether she's a vegetarian, a mom cooking for little picky eaters or a slow cooker addict. There are cookbooks for all tastes and for every type of meal, from everyday quick dinners to regional cuisines from around the world to decadent weekend extravaganzas. Play your cards right and you might just get invited over to taste the results sometime!

Homemade treats

If you're not afraid to put in a bit of work, your loved ones will be sure to adore anything you make just for them. Maple nuts, little jars of homemade caramel, packages of kettle corn, chocolate "salami," biscotti, maple fudge, granola, seasoned salt... Think about what your family members like, and let your imagination run free! Want to give Grandma a delicious holiday surprise? She'll love this date jam , especially in a cute Mason jar with a bow on it. If you've got some more time to spare, a delicious homemade Italian panettone is a guaranteed holiday hit.

Gourmet products

Markets and fine groceries are overflowing with great gifts for foodies! High end olive oils and balsamic vinegars, savoury olives, and more-just roam the aisles at your nearest Adonis and you'll find a treasure trove of exclusive fine products, local and imported. It'll be a snap to put together the perfect assortment for your brother in law or cousin, no matter their tastes. Or you could grab a gift card (perfect for tucking into Christmas stockings)!