Make gift giving easy this year with an assortment of delicious local gift ideas carefully selected for the food lover in your life. The Savour Calgary Holiday Gift Guide 2022 features gifts from local businesses offering a range of fun gifts. Spice up your life with spice kits, cookbooks, knives, chocolate, coffee or gourmet popcorn. With the holiday season fast approaching there is no better time to make a list, check it twice, find out who’s naughty and nice!

You can also support local businesses, restaurants, cafes and eateries by purchasing a gift card.

vresh ghee flight

Vresh Ghee Flight

Food gifts are the best gifts. They give people a chance to try something they might not normally try or to indulge in the things they already love.

Calgary-based VreshFoods simmers 100-per-cent Alberta butter for hours until the milk solids separate. The result is clarified and caramelized butter, and a rich, nutty oil that is perfect for searing, frying, baking and roasting.

Vresh’s ghee flight, available in both 125 ml and 250 ml sizes, includes the OG Ghee, Urb’n Garlic Ghee and Masala Chai Ghee. This trio makes the perfect gift for any food lover on your list.

$30 (125 ml flight), $50 (250 ml flight) | local retailers like The Clean Pantry, the Cookbook Co. Cooks, Lukes and others |

Alberta Cares Package: Alberta Chocolate Artisans

Alberta Food Tours has created experiences for foodies and local supporters alike. Over the last few years, Alberta Food Tours has developed packages that showcase a variety of Alberta vendors. This year, we’re going with the Alberta Chocolate Artisans package.

In this Alberta Cares Package, you will find 10 handmade bars in a red jute bag, just waiting to be opened and devoured. The Alberta chocolatiers include Jacek Chocolate Couture, Colleen’s Chocolates, The Violet Chocolate Company, Master Chocolate, The Chocolate Lab, Cochu Chocolatier, Goldie Chocolate, ShawZ Chocolate, Sweet Gypsy and Le Chocolatier. From add-ins like nuts, whisky and classic flavours like chocolate peppermint, this collection will appeal to the masses. The care package can be purchased for $99.

$99 |

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cappuccino king

Stocking Stuffer: Monin Syrups

Flavoured syrups are always a great way to make fun and custom drinks. Monin has a large assortment of syrups to make any drink imaginable and Cappuccino King carries most of them. From fruity flavours like passion fruit or mango to nutty syrups like almond or hazelnut to coffee flavours like espresso and French vanilla, there is something for everyone. Tuck a bottle or a collection into a stocking for utter delight.

$12.50 – $17.75 | Cappuccino King | 410 23 Ave NE |

Stocking Stuffer: Jolie Pop Gourmet Popcorn Kit

Popcorn-lovers know that truffle popcorn is the ultimate in couch-potato luxury. Whether you’re in your jammies or hosting a casual dinner party, Calgary-based Jolie Pop makes a great stocking stuffer! Founder Kelley Abbey developed this super-fun kit after attendees at her wine and food pairing events raved about the truffle popcorn she paired with sparkling wine. At just $21, the gourmet kit comes with everything you need to make this vegan treat including Italian black truffle salt and coconut oil. Choose your own level of salt and oil for a customized experience. We really love this stuff!

$21 | online or at Ollia Macarons & Tea and other local retailers |

The Jolie Pop

Stocking Stuffer: Caramunchies

Every stocking deserves a sweet snack and Alberta-based Caramunchies fits the bill. The ultimate sweet-and-salty snack made with caramel and cornflakes, Caramunchies makes for a delicious and satisfying crunchy and chewy snack. Flavours include Salted Caramel, Chocolate Drizzled and, just in time for Christmas, Gingerbread.

$8.25 | online or at the Italian Centre Shop and other local retailers |

Coffee Subscription from Sought x Found Coffee Roasters

Located in Crescent Heights Village on Centre St. N, Sought x Found is a haven for people who know their coffee… we mean, REALLY know their coffee. Owners Caleb and Kitty Leung scour the globe for pure, fine, ethical coffees to delight the most discerning coffee customer. Subscriptions come in three options: Wayfind featuring only new releases; Storm Chase featuring rare varietals, new and experimental processes and interesting character; and Smooth Sail featuring unique but approachable varieties.

$40-$75/month |

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Best of Bridge

Best of Bridge Everyday Celebrations

A great cookbook makes a thoughtful gift and one can never have too many. Best of Bridge has become a household name and one of Canada’s favourite cookbooks. Since the release of the first cookbook of the brand in 1976, more than four million copies of their cookbooks have been sold. The last few editions have been authored by Calgarian Sylvia Kong along with Emily Richards from Ontario.

Best of Bridge Everyday Celebrations is the newest book in the series which just released in October 2022. The beautifully updated hardcover format includes 124 new recipes to inspire us to find joy and togetherness by bringing delicious food to everyday celebrations. Kong and Richards have created recipes that can be enjoyed for holiday get-togethers, potlucks or cozy meals for two.

$34.99 |

Haruyuki Soba Gyuto Knife

A high-quality chef’s knife is a gift any home cook would be thrilled to receive. Translating to “cow-sword,” the Haruyuki Soba Gyuto knife is made for the Alberta kitchen. The 210mm version is perfect for home cooks and is not only versatile but also very beautiful. The western-style handle made from the durable pakkawood makes the knife feel right at home in your hand. Forged out of ZA18, the stainless steel will keep an incredible edge for a long time.

$245 | Knifewear – 1316-9th Ave. S.E. |

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Seven Continents Spice Kit

This amazing set will take you on a worldwide gastronomic adventure and is the perfect gift for the traveling epicurean. Using natural ingredients native to their regions, these blends highlight the best the world has to offer, including: Jamaican curry powder, Andean chimichuri, Australian chicken salt, Patagonia fish spice, butter chicken spice, West African jollof spice and Svaneti spice.

$87.99 | online or at Crossroads Market | 1235 26th Ave. S.E. |