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10 holiday gift ideas for the food lover in Toronto

Holiday gift ideas for food lovers abound in Toronto, so you have to keep it fresh by impressing them with the latest and greatest items on the scene. Whether your budget is large or small and your giftee loves food, coffee, wine or booze, there's something perfect out there for them in this city.

Here are holiday gift ideas for the food lover in Toronto.

A retro rice cooker

Every food lover needs some good kitchen appliances and there's not much more fun and colourful than this retro Tatung rice cooker available at Maeli Market that does everything from steaming to boiling.

Chocolate-tahini spread

Local cinnamon bun maven and food genius Amy Rosen of Rosen's Buns has already come out with cinnamon bun and babka spreads, but now she's leveling up with a brand new chocolate tahini spread that's sure to impress.

Holiday cocktail kit

Bar From Afar has holiday-themed cocktail kits that centre around certain spirits like whisky or vodka. Each one comes with the ingredients and instructions to make several cocktails with cheerful ingredients like gingerbread, brown butter brandy and peppermint.

Wild mustard iceberg water soap

What to get for the food aficionado that truly has everything? Well, if they're into sandwiches, why not mustard soap? Zane Caplansky of Caplansky's Deli collaborated with several others to create this savoury soap that's available in limited quantities.

Wine tote

Paradise Grapevine has come out with brand new totes for the holidays that would make a great stocking stuffer or reasonably priced gift that will still score you major cool points with its fun design. Fits lots of wine, beer, food or whatever they fancy.

Bottled cocktail

What's better than opening a gift that turns out to be a cocktail that's ready to drink right that second? Rodie, a project new this year from restaurant Marben, is selling all kinds of conveniently bottled-up cocktails for a liquid surprise in a stocking or under the tree. 

Holiday Italian food gift box

Eataly has added many new gift boxes to their roster of offerings this year, including boxes themed around happy hour, antipasto, coffee, pesto and Tuscany.

Spice Girl Eats chai concentrate

Auntie's Supply has all kinds of awesome gifts for food lovers, especially those who love Asian snacks, but they've just recently started offering this concentrate by a local food maker to their stock.

Cannoli candles

If you know a cannoli fanatic, this is a perfect cute and quirky small gift for them. Buy one as a stocking stuffer or a whole bunch for a fun way to add to their decor or baking. They're newly available at Tre Mari Bakery, custom made by an employee.

Chocolate nut mix jar

Toronto store Nuthouse is offering these new house-assembled jars this year, the perfect crowd-pleaser for when you're just not sure what to get for the person you know who loves to snack. Options include combinations like Medjool dates, roasted almonds and coconut curry cashews.

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