Christmas Gift Guides 2016: For Foodies

This section of our East Coast Christmas Gift Guide has the potential to be exceptionally popular because well, we all have stomachs. And right about now, we’re gearing up for treats galore over the next few weeks. So get ready to feel the temptation with this collection of yummy treats.

The Brews…

‘Tis the season to drink and be merry. That’s why we’ve picked out some of our favourite brews from the area for you to take a peek at. Don’t forget to browse your local liquor stores for other options from Atlantic Canadian brewers. There are WAY too many for us to feature everyone in this guide but there are so many great options for you to choose from when shopping for the craft beer junkies in your life. Some of our favourites include Upstreet Craft Brewing, Boxing Rock Brewing Company, Les Brasseurs du Petit Sault, and Quidi Vidi Brewing — just some of the great Atlantic Canadian breweries.

(Courtesy of Boxing Rock Brewing Company, Upstreet Craft Brewing, Les Brasseurs du Petit Sault, Quidi Vidi Brewing)

…And The Booze

For those who aren’t into the craft beer game we’ve picked out a selection of boozy treats. From cider to vodka and even some moonshine, Atlantic Canadians are a talented bunch or producers! We’re just itching to get our hands on some of these drinks this holiday season. Just like with the brews above, there are loads of bottles to look over at the liquor store. Show some of these local entrepreneurs support this holiday season. A few of our favourites include Ironworks Distillery, Still Fired Distilleries, and Verger Belliveau Orchards.

(Courtesy of Ironworks Distillery, Still Fired Distilleries, Verger Belliveau Orchards)

Bay of Fungi

This might be one of the most original items on our list. The ultimate in DIY gift. DIY mushrooms! Farmed in Sackville, New Brunswick, Bay of Fungi offers starter kits that give you a chance to grow tasty mushrooms in your very own home. The perfect gift for chefs who like to be involved with not only the cooking but the growing of their food.

(Courtesy of Bay of Fungi)

Maritime Madness

Maritime Madness from Montague, Prince Edward Island, can help add some spicy to your Christmas gift giving this year. With a wide variety of product that include hot sauces, dry spice rubs, grilling sauces, and more, Maritime Madness is the perfect gift for the spicy food lovers in your life. It’s even the perfect size for stocking stuffers that pack a punch.

(Courtesy of Maritime Madness)

Ocean View Woodworking

For your chef friends that are kitchen tool junkies we’ve also include Ocean View Woodworking to give you an option that will excite them on Christmas morning. They offer a wide variety of beautiful cutting boards, trays, and wooden kitchen accessories. These tools aren’t just functional, they’re also visually appealing — perfect for kitchen décor. You’re culinary friends will swoon over these lovely gifts.

(Courtesy of Ocean View Woodworking)

Sugar Moon Farm

This is definitely a great gift for those folks on your list that aren’t from Atlantic Canada and especially those south of the border. We all know that the world recognizes Canada as a great producer of maple syrup and Sugar Moon Farm is definitely proving them right. Their sweet treats would be perfect paired with some homemade pancake mix or as a stocking stuff to be poured on a post present opening family Christmas breakfast.

(Courtesy of Sugar Moon Farm)

Don’t forget to check back tomorrow! This week is gift guide week for The East and we’re excited to bring you the next part of our guide with some ruggedly adventurous gift options!

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