Top 8 Holiday Gifts For Foodies

Let’s face it, we all love to eat. The fact that our parents greet us with “have you eaten, yet?” is a good indication of how important food is to our culture. With that in mind, we’ve kept notes on the best gifts for foodies for this holiday season and here are some stand outs we hope to get under our tree.

Lucky PeachLucky Peach Presents 101 Easy Asian Recipes by Peter Meehan. From the editors of Lucky Peach this simple and craveworthy recipe book is filled with dishes to impress family and friends. Available through Indigo.

SKOSHBOX is a monthly subscription to a treasure box full of Japanese sweets and fun stuff. You select a box size (varying prices) and wait for the surprise delivery! Different snacks every month. Some limited edition boxes also available while quantities last.

Skoshbox November 2015 edition

cropped_14741_1447815598Shanghai Tang : We are coming up to the Year of the Monkey in the Chinese Zodiac calendar. Monkeys are known to be clever, curious and fun. This Monkey Mug and Chopsticks are new to the collection.

MIYABI knives by Zwilling J.A. HenckelsMIYABI Knives by Zwilling J.A. Henckels: with a growing interest in knives made in Japan, these are becoming more popular for their sharpness and precision. This German company has taken the finest Japanese craftsmanship in this line. In Japanese kitchens, the cutting of food is very much an art form. Only very sharp knives can preserve the texture and fine taste of the food. With that in mind, all MIYABI knives get the original Japanese Honbazuke honing that only the best master craftsmen can produce.

Our favourite macaron shop Butter Avenue has officially launched their holiday flavours. The selection  includes cranberry hazelnut, candy cane white chocolate, molten chocolate marshmallow, and a few other surprises. Pretty and new limited-edition festive gold packaging created by design team Arc & Co. makes for easy gifting.

Butter Avenue

momofuku beanieWe adore this momofuku beanie to keep us warm and stylish. One size.

David’s Tea Matcha Essentials Tea Set: Don’t be intimidated by how to make a really good Matcha at home. This set is complete with bowl, whisk and measuring spoon is an ideal gift for friends — and we all know how good Matcha is for you! Instructions included. This tea retailer has a great selection of Matcha – sold by weight and where the tea originates. Add on the Matcha Discovery Collection that includes Matcha Matsu, Grand Cru Matcha (my favourite) and Ceremonial Matcha.

David's Matcha Essentials Tea Set -bi-2.449

For the littlest dumplings in your life, has the most adorable plushies and apparel. So popular that graphic artist Jonathan Pong has his designs requested by dim sum fans worldwide. We adore the onesies but there are adult designs too. Stinky Tofu gets it’s fair share of love here as well.

DimSum City





Sonya is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of She is also a well-established contributing lifestyle writer to other sites and magazines sharing her passion for arts & culture, fashion, beauty, travel and food. Sonya is based in Toronto, Canada. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @theculturepearl

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