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33 BC Holiday Food Gift Ideas

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In this season of giving, let’s see how we can introduce more people to the fabulous local food products offered by you and your fellow BC food producers.  

Local food gifts are a delightful and meaningful way to deliver a personal touch creating a memorable experience for both the giver and the recipient. Whether you’re able to wrap up your own product, or wrap those of your local colleagues, you can take pride in showcasing the best flavours of your community.

Farm Food Drink has pulled together 33 gift and food sharing options to foster ideas for your gift-giving and promotion needs. With so many amazing food companies out there, it was a challenge to select just a sampling from our current clients, past clients, and people who we admire for what they’re doing with their creative food offerings. All good people doing good things.

These gifts could be for loved ones, teachers, neighbours, clients, veterans, your bestie, volunteers, any important people in your life. Beyond gifts they can also be useful for hostess/host appreciation or to show off at your own table. Contribute to or create your own gift combo for a truly delicious impact.

This is just a selection of endless possibilities, so please venture further and visit these companies’ websites or social media sites to discover more. To make things easier, the following list is in alphabetical order by company name.

Amoda Tea & Wellness

Richmond

Specializing in matcha, they offer a variety of beautiful teas with flavour and wellness in mind. This latte variety pack is ideal for the tea lover on your list.

Angkor Harvest

Steveston

Cambodian-inspired flavours in a variety of sweet or savoury options. This mango sauce will boost your taste buds and be well-received by your foodie friends.

Bean Boy Creation

Victoria

Quality ingredients and unique flavours define Bean Boy’s hummus selections. Perfect to serve your guests or for hostess gift.

Continental Sausage

South Surrey

Master sausage makers oversee traditional German recipes for a variety of delicatessen style meats. This tray can be your creation or purchased from various retailers.

Christopher Norman Chocolates

Half Moon Bay

Sophisticated chocolate creations that always impress. Surprise someone with these elegant chocolate Christmas trees.

Corbicula Honey

Surrey

High quality, diversly collected bee pollen – healthy and tasty products. Check someone off your gift list with this great duo of pollen and honey.

Eatmore Sprouts

Courtenay

Elevating Certified Organic sprouts to be a weekly grocery purchase, this company is packed with quality and goodness. Brighten any festive table with a colourful, flavorful, living sprouts.

Edible Acres

Windermere

This family-owned Certified Organic Farm is packed with dozens of healthy fruit and vegetable varieties and a passion for garlic scapes! You’ll be asked back again when you bring these delicious scape dips to the party.

Forest for Dinner

Qualicum Beach

This wildcrafting company harvests from nature and prepares high-quality products to boost your culinary creativity. Show off your bartending skills with this unique garnish. Very festive!

Fume-eh Gourmet

Coquitlam

Find a smokey gourmet flavour in their mix of olive and other tasty products. This beautiful mix will brighten up any charcuterie board and be a welcome gift. Colours of the season.

Gathering Place Trading Co.

Cortes Island

With an ethical approach, this family sources organic, teas, spices, and other products from around the globe. This salt would be a great gift for your favourite foodie.

Gone Crackers

Surrey

These are gourmet crackers with a flare, with creative flavour blends. This is just one popular taste to pair with other selections for your holiday party, or leave in someone’s stocking.

Harmony Hill Basil Farm

Slocan Valley

A passion for basil has sustained this farm for over 12 years supplying local establishments. Their unique pesto creation with hemp hearts will be a welcome gift for dip aficionados.

Honey Bee Zen

Creston

A true bee loving enterprise, this company excels at embracing all you can do along with your bee team. For the holidays, this is just one of their sought-after gift packages.

Jenny Marie's Crackers

Victoria

You’ll find small batch, fresh baked, vegan crackers from this flavour-focused company. Pair with sweet or savory for your party or at the neighbour’s potluck.

Kaslo Sourdough Pasta

Kaslo

This company enables people to fall in love with wheat again with their sourdough fermented pasta creations. A perfect gift for the cook in your family or a treasured employee.

Kettle and Hive Tisanes

Victoria

Perfecting an old favourite – lemon honey tea – these creators use only real ingredients. This Elderberry flavour is just one to select for your tea connoisseur’s favourite cup.

Level Ground Coffee Roasters

Victoria

Everyone along this coffee story is a crafter, from farm to roast to blend to serve. Satisfy the coffee lover on your list with this Tanzania bean.

Locality Brewing

Langley

This fun field-to-glass brewery is excellent at developing unique flavours to push the boundaries of micro-brewing. This is a fun holiday-themed gift for the beer taster in your circle.

Natural Pastures Cheese Company

Courtenay

With over 20 years of creating award winning cheeses, quality and creativity are at their core. Surprise your host or guests with this flavourful Water Buffalo Colby.

North Pacific Kelp Wild Foods

Haida Gwaii

Respectful of tradition and the environment, this company is ethically harvesting and creating tasty and healthy kelp products. These Wakame flakes will be a delight for an adventurous someone on your list.

Okanagan Rawsome

Grindrod

Headed up by a certified Raw Chef, this company creates nutrient-dense crisps made from local farm ingredients.  For your gluten-free and vegan associates, or friends who just love good taste, these will be a delightful treat.

Pets Go Raw

Cranbrook

Evolving from experience with their own dogs, this company created a raw pet food line that changes lives. For your fur baby, or your fellow pet lovers, these tasty meals will be a welcome surprise for any cat or dog owner.

Queen Bee Kettle Corn

Kelowna

Fun food, basically. This woman-led company knows that popcorn makes people happy and is a celebratory food. Yes, there are cheesy and salty, but what about adding this to someone’s stocking, or at your own party.

Rad Jamz

West Kelowna

Jams are the main thing, working with local farmers to use up imperfect fruit they can’t sell. Pickles, sauces, and salsa are also in their product mix. Find the perfect jammy gift for the divine baker on your list.

Steephouse Beverages

Kelowna

Using cold herbal tea mixed with vodka, this company has made a low-calorie alcoholic beverage that actually tastes good. Grab your bestie and gift them their new favourite drink.

The Bog Riverside Cranberries

Langley

A multi-generational family farm, you can find the full gamut of cranberry products. Such a great product to gift someone who loves the sweet and tart flavour of crans.

Truffala

Duncan

Dairy-free, plant-based cheese is the foundation of this responsible and ethical food producer. Anyone on your list would be intrigued by this delicious gift.

Two Brothers Toffee

Vancouver

Creating the world’s best toffee, this family business is ethically responsible and making philanthropic impact. You may need to buy two of these packs. One for a gift, and one for yourself.

Upcycle Juice

Coldstream

Rescuing imperfect fruit from being thrown away, this family is creating delicious and nutritious juices. Wouldn’t this gorgeous juice look festive on your table, or in a cocktail 😉.

Upper Bench Winery & Cheese Shop

Penticton

The perfect match is in Naramata – award winning wines and handcrafted artisanal cheeses all in one place. Excite the people on your gift list with a customized pairing to suit their palate.

Viva Cacao

Slocan

Taste the craft chocolate revolution with ethically-sourced dairy-free delights. This drinking chocolate with mushrooms is a thoughtful hug for anyone on your list.

Yakiniku Sauces

Kamloops

With Tokyo roots, discover these Japanese barbeque sauces from traditional and authentic recipes. Grab  one or all three sauces to give to your culinary friends or family.

Be sure to explore all these fabulous companies and their amazing food products. In the spirit of the season, support your local food producers and processors.

Do you have products or promotions that address the needs of consumers on this and other holidays and special occasions? If not now, what about in the New Year, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or perhaps some local festival. It all takes planning.

We’d love to help you plan for your next sales strategy to maximize opportunities. Just contact us and we’ll start a conversation.

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