By Avneet Takhar
If you’re looking to spread some Christmas cheer, look no further than these foodie holiday baskets which will be a sure hit with folks!
Whether one has been naughty or nice, tis’ the season of giving so we strongly urge you to invest in these gifts, just to see the delighted looks on the faces of those who receive.
And here are our top 5 recommendations:
Coho Market supports local businesses, with a mission to nurture the entrepreneurial pipeline and foster connections through food.
Choose from their 3 different bundles:
Women-Led Local Foodie Box: containing Moorish hot sauces by Kula Kitchen and Sriracha Revolver, Luv The Grub’s cozy chai apple spread and some sweet snacks from Mindfoods, The Friendly Keto and Heritage Baking.
BIPoC-Led Local Foodie Box: an eclectic mix of Van Koji’s seasoning sauce, dark chocolate by Kaaj, True Nosh’s refreshing monk fruit ginger tea and more!
Support Local Food Businesses Box: featuring Panela Lemon’s chubby cookie, Indian Pantry’s cutting chai masala, choco nuts by Flaming Chocolates along with some savoury staples too.
Custom boxes can also be made to order.
Granville Island Delivery
Bundles curated with local artisans from Vancouver’s favourite market are not only easy on the eye with a festive and fun aesthetic, but also a gourmet journey to be appreciated at home!
The Charcuterie Cheese & Wine option is a sophisticated adult gift (the wine can be swapped for sparkling juice), and the child-friendly Sugar & Spice containing Turkish delight from Fraser Valley Gourmet and a variation of nuts, chocolate and chips are great for the whole family to enjoy.
Free shipping in Vancouver for orders over $99.
Co-owners with Indigenous heritage, Sean Harding and Paul Biglin have great gifts for adventure and coffee lovers. It’s all 100% fair trade and organic coffee that with each packet sold, proceeds go to organizations such as Raincoast Conservation Foundation, Bear Clan Control and many more.
The Holiday Bundle for 2 is perfect for a couple or pair of friends to venture outdoors and be prepared! Containing Spirit Bear mugs, a coffee sampler pack of 4 roasted blends and a 400g bag of coffee of your choice with 2 biscotti biscuits.
If out in nature for a few days and in need of some solid supplies, go for the Breakfast Survival Kit, a community-curated selection of Mr Bannock Classic Bannock Mix, smoked bacon by One Arrow and a 400g bag of coffee.
Choose delivery, or a free pick-up from the Port Coquitlam office.
Tourism Langley celebrates the locals with The Langley Fresh Christmas Gift Box and gives back; $5 from every box will be donated to the stɑl̓əw̓ Arts & Cultural Society.
There’s bang for your buck with this beautiful box of goodies, providing a BC Buzz jar of honey, homestyle jam, shortbread cookies, a JD Farms Specialty Turkey $10 gift card, berry syrup and even a wine tasting for two courtesy of Krause Berry Farms & Estate Winery!
Available for pickup until December 22nd.
Truffle Pig Chocolate
Founder Shelley Wallace ethically produces farm to bar chocolate, sourcing the cacao (without the use of fertilizers or pesticides) from farmers in Central America.
We love The Best Gift Ever, a decadent gift box of different kinds of Truffle Pig chocolates including dark and milk chocolate bars, handmade marshmallows, bite sized peanut-butter, hazelnut and peppermint flavoured pieces.
There’s also the Shop Local Hat Box which has other local products from small businesses including a fragrant sanitizer from Lavender Sea Trading Co, a pack of Heights Coffee and of course, a bunch of Truffle Pig chocolates!