Written By Guest Writer Edibles / Food Shops Dec 12, 2011 Food and Drink Inspired Stocking Stuffers SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestPhoto by Ellie Shortt“Scratching your head over gift ideas this holiday season? The answer is simple: think food. Whether your list includes professional or amateur chefs, enthusiasts of all-things edible, or even people who simply enjoy the finer things in life, gastronomically themed gifts are delightful, satisfying, and can even be inexpensive. Here are some suggestions of food and drink inspired stocking stuffers that will even make Santa drool… Saltspring Island Soapworks: The bath and body products of this organically minded company sound so delicious, it’s hard not to try a taste. And with ingredients such as vegetable oil, herbs, and extracts from honey and fruit, it might not even be that bad for you, although we’re not recommending it. What we do recommend is their Body Gelato in festive cranberry for that loved one that may need a little rejuvenation.575 Johnson St Victoria, BC (250) 386-7627 saltspringsoapworks.com Silk Road : With Chai massage oil and exfoliating green tea masks, Silk Road Tea also has some wonderful rejuvenating products made from edible ingredients. But if you’re looking for something that is compact, leak-free and a hit with almost anyone on your list, go for one of their signature teas. Their tins, containing loose leaves, fit nicely in a stocking and come in such festive flavours as Westcoast Peppermint and Candy Cane.1624 Government St Victoria, BC (250) 704-2688 silkroadtea.com Dreamfarm: While this imaginative Australian company has a wide array of inventions to choose from, the Teafu Squeeze Tea Fast Infuser is a stocking sized tool that goes nicely with some loose leaf Silk Road tea. With a variety of colours, this fun gadget will please any tea-lover on your list – especially those who are a little short on time.*Dreamfarm products (including the Teafu) can be found at the following Victoria locations:Muffet and Louisa: 1437 Store St, Victoria BC.250-382-3201 www.muffetandlouisa.comPenna and Co: 130-777 Royal Oak Dr, Victoria BC. 250-727 www.pennakitchen.comHaute Cuisine: 1210 Broad St, Victoria BC. 250-388-9906 Artisan Edibles: Another pocket sized present that will please the party hosts on your list is one of Artisan Edibles jellies, chutneys, antipastos or dessert sauces. These beautifully packaged jars contain innovative combinations made by all-natural ingredients. For a warming wintry spread try their Apple Fig Ginger Chutney – a perfect topping for a holiday ham.895 Dickinson Way Parksville, BC (250) 248-0670 www.artisanedibles.com(Check out their website for a list of vendors in your area) Hot Chocolates: For a truly decadent treat that will be popular with the chocoholics on your list, grab a small box of Hot Chocolates’ chocolate truffles. These handmade delights come in a wide variety of flavours including black raspberry, Grand Marnier and Chai. For something truly special, and perhaps a tad romantic, go with a couple of their champagne truffles, made with decadent Belgian chocolate.368 5th Street Courtenay, BC (250) 338-8211 hotchocolates.ca(Check out their website for a list of vendors in your area) ChristmasEdiblesHolidays SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Bar / Recipes February 27, 2020 Kuma Bitters For those who can’t be bothered to finesse and monitor the blending process of the three-jar method written about in March| April’s Bar 101, here ... Read More Food News October 1, 2019 Rancho Vignola – Vancouver Island Harvest Sale Rancho Vignola – New Crop Nuts & Dried Fruit is hosting its annual Vancouver Island Harvest Sale on November 29th and 30th at ... Read More Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Causes / Chefs / Events / Food Heroes / Sustainability August 30, 2019 An Evening with Chef Ned Bell and Ocean Wise On August 20, 2019, Ocean Wise and Eagle Wing Whale and Wildlife Watching Tours teamed up to present the first in a series of speaker events in ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Dessert / Recipes / Sponsored February 26, 2018 DIY Blueberry & Lemon Curd Shortcakes in a Jar Are you in need of some inspiration? Foods in a jar just seem to taste better, after all we do eat with our eyes first. A Do-It-Yourself Blueberry ... Read More Comments are closed.