With the countdown to Christmas on, here are 9 last minute gift ideas for every food lover in your life and every budget.


Brown Butter Caramel Sauce

A jar of this Brown Butter Caramel Sauce makes for the perfect hostess gift. It is dreamy served with homemade apple pie or ice cream. $7 at CRMR at Home, crmr.com/athome (17th Avenue)



Coffee Subscription

Keep the coffee lovers in your life well stocked with monthly deliveries of freshly roasted beans. Coffee Subscriptions can be purchased for 3 months, 6 months, and 12 months. Costs range from $114 to $228 at Caffe Rosso, cafferosso.ca (Three Calgary locations: Ramsay, Stephen Avenue, and Victoria Park)


The Snack Box

Send a loved one a box of delicious and healthy snacks made in Canada. You can even order a gluten free snack box for any friends staying away from gluten. $40 for a Snack Box with 12 Healthy Snacks or opt for 10 Gluten Free Snacks at $35 from Foodie Pages, foodiepages.ca



Recipe Subscription Boxes

Shopping for an adventurous home cook? ChefButler subscription boxes are themed around different cuisines. Each box includes recipes, spices, and non-perishable ingredients needed for a three course meal. Costs start at $35.00 for a one month subscription with ChefButler, chefbutler.com


Wine Club

Send friends one bottle of wine each month, or two bottles, or four. Costs start at $25 for one bottle each month plus delivery. Kensington Wine Market kensingtonwinemarket.com/gifts/gift_club_form.php (Kensington)


Charitable Donation

Brown Bagging for Calgary’s Kids has an admirable goal: no hungry kids in Calgary. They make 2000 lunches every day for kids in this city. Give the gift of nourishment to those who need it. Any denomination at Brown Bagging For Calgary’s Kids, bb4ck.org





Uncorked! The definitive guide to Alberta’s Best Wines under $25

Local wine experts, Darren Oleksyn and Shelley Boettcher join forces to bring you the new addition of this popular wine guide. With tips and a great array of wine bottles you can easily find at a wine shop near you, this handy little publication is perfect for any wine lover in your life! $19.95, available at all book retailers.





Vine and Dine Gift Certificate

Give the gift of a night out at a great Calgary restaurant where you’ll learn how to pair wines with food. A wine expert will lead you through the event talking about how wines pair with different cuisines. Sample six wines with six dishes. $77.50 per person (including gratuity), email linda@vineanddine.ca, vineanddine.ca


Culinaire Magazine Subscription

Keep the foodie in your family up to date on Calgary’s food and beverage scene with a subscription to Culinaire magazine. Filled with recipes, restaurant features and local success stories, our magazine can be shipped across Canada. $31.50 (including GST) for 10 issues, culinairemagazine.ca/subscribe



With additional reporting by Laura Lushington

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