The 2022 Food & Drink Gift Guide


Find gift inspiration for home chefs and holiday hosts with this editor–approved selection of Canadian kitchen must–haves, from aesthetic tableware to niche pantry essentials.

Tea, cocktail infusions, chocolate, jams, beer vinegar and spices found in the Air Canada enRoute gift guide
  1. For chefs who know that seasoning is key to success, offer the Kanel Voyager Collection, which includes adventurous spice blends such as Bangkok Night Market and Santa Fe Chipotle Honey. All come packaged in the Montreal brand’s signature sleek, matte jars. $38.

  2. Brew inspiration for future journeys with the Around the World in 24 Teas Advent Calendar by Canadian brand DavidsTea. It includes 24 loose leaf tea–filled tins (two servings for each) in exotic flavours such as Cinnamon Oolong and Silk Dragon Jasmine. $75.

  3. Dressings and marinades are taken up a notch with Wild Mother Provisions Newfoundland beer vinegar, deep and malty with floral and caramel notes. $12.95.

  4. For a sweet reminder of summer, the strawberry rhubarb honey spread by Quebec–based Miels d’Anicet is a foodie gift basket favourite. $11.95.

  5. Meet your new favourite hosting hack: Toronto–based Vesper cocktail infusions make it easy to whip up crowd–approved batch cocktails. Simply add spirits to blends such as Bordeaux Berry, Buttered Rum or Mulled Wine, each one portioned for up to 16 servings. $24.99 each.

  6. Vancouver Island’s RockCoast Confections chocolate bars make for a decadently sweet (and salty, crunchy or fruity) stocking stuffer. The colourful and textural collection includes flavours like Dark Cocoa Nibs with Smoked Sea Salt and Caramelized White (but your best bet is one of each kind). From $5 each.

December 1, 2022
Plates, cookbooks, oyster shuckers, knives and tumbler mugs from the Air Canada enRoute gift guide
  1. Inspired by Vancouver Island’s shoreline and ocean, Eikcam Tidal White plates are as artful as it gets in terms of dinnerware (and a guaranteed upgrade to any tablescape). $52 each.

  2. Find more than 30 mouth–watering recipes from the country’s best restaurants in Canada’s Best New Cookbook. Available on shelves and online at Indigo, this hardcover collector’s item is a collaboration between Air Canada enRoute and Destination Canada. $25.

  3. Oyster shucking can be risky business, but the Quebec–made Arbol Cuisine oyster shucker, handcrafted in beautiful maple by a master woodworker, makes it safe and simple. $40.

  4. Coffee and tea lovers alike will appreciate the Ye11ow Studio 16–ounce ceramic tumbler mug. In seven speckled variations, each one is handmade at the brand’s eponymous pottery atelier in Prince Edward County, Ontario. $45 each.

  5. Adding fresh herbs to recipes is easier than ever with the minimalist–yet–functional herb strippers by North to South Designs, originally founded in Vancouver. Available in solid cherry or walnut wood. $22 each.

  6. Designed as butter spreaders for Newfoundland and Labrador’s renowned Fogo Island Inn, the minimalist and stylish juniper knives are handmade by artisans at Fogo Island Workshops and are sure to add a touch of hygge to any holiday table. $100 (set of 4).