Finding the best Christmas gift or holiday present for the foodies in your life can be tricky, and it brings up a lot of questions. Will they actually use and enjoy your gift? Will it make them feel loved for longer than the two minutes it takes to unwrap it on Christmas morning? What about the problem of sending presents to someone you love, but who doesn’t love close to you? Enter: foodie subscription gifts.
From gift subscriptions featuring fun mixes of candy to monthly cocktail boxes featuring all the tools they need to elevate their fave spirits and everything in between, read on for our top picks for the best Canadian foodie subscriptions boxes to gift this year.
Crafty Cocktails Curated Cocktail Box Gift Subscription
Shopping for someone who loves to sip on a special cocktail, and always wanted to learn how to make cool cocktails for themself? Crafty Cocktails takes the guesswork out of creating a delicious, beautifully crafted cocktail from the comfort of your own home. You can gift someone a pre-paid featured cocktail box subscription for your choice of three, six or 12 months. Each featured box includes three easy-to-follow, step-by-step recipes plus all the ingredients (note: minus the booze – alcohol is not included) to make 12 cocktails total.
Candy Experience Candy Gift Box
Candy lovers, get ready: this just might be the sweetest gift you’ll ever receive. The Candy Experience brings the candy store to anyone’s doorstep with a curated box filled with 6-10 types of candy – think classic and gourmet sweet, sour, and (sometimes) spicy candies and chocolates. The candy comes in a heat-sealed, reusable ziplock pouch, so it arrives fresh. Gifting candy boxes is easy, and you can choose from one-time, three-month or six-month options – making them a fun, delightful and (of course) totally sweet present.
The Craft and Tea Box Gift Box
Think about the best gifts you’ve received: chances are that they’re personal, thoughtful and useful. Well, if you want to surprise someone who loves a good DIY project or craft — and who loves to try a new tea — then the Craft and Tea box makes the perfect gift. Each monthly box delivers a fun craft project (which could be anything from a paper craft to a sewing project or even soap making) along with organic loose-leaf tea, ready to brew. You can subscribe for a monthly box (maybe one for you, and one for them?) or you can give a friend or family member a one-time box. It’s a win-win.
Shopping for someone who is just really, really into a hot and delicious cup of tea? A gift subscription (you can choose from a one-time gift purchase of a one-box, three-box, six-box or 12-box subscription) from myteabox.ca is a yummy and comforting gift. In addition to choosing the length of time you’d like to give, you can further customize your gift by choosing whether you’d like each box to have two or three pouches and choosing the type of tea preferred (you can go with any variety, green tea, black tea or herbal tea). Worried you might not know your giftee’s perfect tea? Gift recipients can switch their tea types anytime.
Parachute Coffee Gift Subscription
Is your loved one more of a java lover? What could be a better gift than a monthly delivery of fresh, sustainably sourced, high-quality coffee? Parachute Coffee is based in Toronto but ships to anywhere in Canada. You can purchase a pre-paid gift subscription for either three months, six months (their most popular choice) or 12 months (the best value).
Wine Club Canada Gift Subscription
Do you have a friend or family member who loves to learn about, sip and savour wine? Why not give them the gift of delicious Canadian wine to enjoy every month? With a Wine Enthusiast monthly gift, your recipient gets two bottles of premier VQA Canadian wine shipped to their home or office each month. More than just basic, the wine selections feature exclusive and limited release wines and are curated by Wine Club Canada’s Wine Experts. Each package also comes with product information and bonus details that wine lovers will appreciate – like tasting notes, reviews, ratings and even suggested food pairings.
Coast to Coast Coffee Gift Subscription
Want to give the gift of fresh-roasted coffee (and maybe an extra treat, too)? Coast to Coast Coffee offers multiple gift subscription options so it’s easy to find the best mix for your budget and your giftee’s preferences (you can choose for your gift to be delivered once, weekly, bi-weekly or monthly – and you can choose from many options when it comes to the type of coffee and grind type). We especially love the combo of coffee and chocolate, so we’re drawn to the Coffee and Chocolate-Covered Beans package. With this gift, the first package includes a surprise in addition to 300g of coffee – the first package also comes with 100 g of chocolate-covered coffee beans made from handcrafted dark chocolate. (Note: all subsequent packages (if applicable) are $22 and only contain 400 g of coffee).