Know a foodie who has an upcoming birthday? If you’re stuck on what to get them, you need to check out this foodie gift guide featuring 5 Canadian small businesses!
Hydrated Leaf, Tamara’s Teaspoons, Sweet Bee Beeswax Food Wraps, Pegzie Creation, and Thoughtfully Handmade have you covered. From small food keychains and crochet cozies to CBD-infused products, beeswax wraps and handmade cards, you’ll definitely find a great gift.
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1. CBD Infused Products
Have a foodie friend who could also use some TLC? Gift them some CBD-infused water from Hydrated Leaf! The owner, Ellie, sources the water from the Rocky Mountains and contains no preservatives, artificial colours or flavours.
There’s 3 mg of organic nano-encapsulated help oil extract infused in each bottle. Since it’s hemp, it gives our bodies CBD’s healing benefits, but you won’t get high. I love how all of their products are THC-Free, lab tested and sourced in Canada. Hydrated Leaf products will help reduce stress, pain and inflammation, which means better sleep for us!
If your friend needs more, Ellie also offers 2 oz shots that’s a higher concentration of CBD. Hydrated Leaf’s mission is to make our lives a healthier and happier one by helping us incorporate CBD products in our day-to-day lives. If your foodie ironically doesn’t like orally administered CBD, Hydrated Leaf offers various bath and beauty CBD-infused products too! I also love how their water is packaged in recycled plastic bottles.
2. Food Jewellery
If your friend loves jewellery and food, Tamara’s Teaspoons have you covered! Tamara sculpts miniature food items from polymer clay and turns them into accessories. Every clay and resin piece is handmade, baked and glosses.
Tamara is inspired by the nostalgic treats and dishes we all had as a child and signature items from famous restaurants. I love her fast-food collection- that hamburger is so realistic! Tamara can sculpt almost every food you can imagine, from fruits and fast food to comfort food and even hummus. The sculpted charms are sold either individually as charms, studs, necklaces or cuff links.
Tamara also has a dollhouse collection inspired by items in our childhood dollhouses and a breakfast food collection. My personal favourite is the glazed donut, but the egg on toast is cool too! Tamara also offers a You Complete Me collection, which allows you to customize your own food or beverage charm. Now, you and your foodie bestie can match!
Recently, Tamara started offering small workshops. She teaches you how to sculpt your favourite food into a polymer clay charm. To place your order, visit Tamara’s Teaspoon’s website, or DM her on Instagram for a custom one!
3. Food Wraps
Got a foodie who’s also an environmentalist and/or vegan? Get them some food wraps because a person can never have too many! I’m speaking from personal experience here… LOL
Anyways, I love the cute handcrafted beeswax, and vegan food wraps from Sweet Bee Beeswax Food Wrap. The owner, Kara, takes pride in having a 95% zero-waste process and sourcing their beeswax from a local apiary. Kara combined her Masters of Science in Environmental Chemistry and her dedication to living a zero-waste lifestyle to create these unique food wraps. Her wraps are reusable, compostable and food-safe.
Now, your friend will never have to throw leftovers away again! Sweet Bee’s vegan wraps are made with 100% plant-based waxes and oils, pine resin and organic jojoba oil. I love how Kara’s wraps come in sets of different sizes, so you have a variety to choose from. We love options!
Even better, Kara also sells food bags made from her wraps, so your friend doesn’t need ziplock bags anymore. To get your hands on some, you can buy them from various local shops across Ontario or visit Sweet Bee’s website. Don’t forget to check out their Instagram for fun giveaways!
4. Crochet Goodies
We’re all trying to be more environmentally friendly these days. That’s why I love the hand-crocheted mug and cup cozies, market bags and produce bags made by Meg from Pegzie Creation! Any of these items make for a fantastic birthday gift that your foodie friend will always use!
If they love drinking coffee or tea, Meg’s cup cozies are great for keeping their hands safe and cup stylish. It also means they don’t have to use a single-use paper cozy. All of Pegzie Creation’s cozies fit standard cup sizes, so you don’t have to worry about it falling off!
Help your friend become more eco-friendly by giving them some reusable produce and market bags for when they go grocery shopping. Also, all of Meg’s products are made with 100% cotton. Also, all of her pieces are machine washable since it’s made from yarn!
To place your order, head to Pegzie Creation’s website. If you want something in your friend’s favourite colour, and it’s not currently offered in the shop, you can DM Meg on Instagram to order something custom!
5. Handmade Birthday Cards
Know a foodie, but you don’t know know what to get them? How about a handmade birthday card? I have a few (okay, one) food-themed cards, but you can also get them a card in their favourite colour and pair it with any gift from this gift guide. That way, you can write a thoughtful message inside to make the gift even more special!
Handmade by me, intended for you to give, all of my cards are meant to spread joy to whoever receives it. I started Thoughtfully Handmade with a mission to help others spread positivity. Giving a handmade card is a small gesture that can bring happiness to people’s lives! My products are unique, and I only produce 6-8 cards for each design.
By purchasing something from me, you’re also donating ten cents to Toronto Environmental Alliance. They are a non-profit organization that strives to build a greener Toronto. For a foodie, the birthday cards featured here are perfect!
To purchase a card, you can click on a photo above with the design you like or visit the “Shop” page on my website. Don’t forget to subscribe to my newsletter, Yandy’s Chronicles, for fun behind the scenes content and to DM me on Instagram if you want something custom!
Weren’t all of those gifts so fun and unique? I hope you were inspired by my suggestions in this foodie gift guide and found the perfect gift for them. I know how hard it can be to find a thoughtful gift that supports local businesses and your budget. Well, I did the hard work for you by curating this gift guide, so you have no excuses now! If you weren’t inspired, I have so many other gift guides! Just look at the recommended section to see!