Shopaholic: Unique gifts to delight the host this holiday season

Toast for two

Gift this unique set comprised of two stackable glasses and one bottle made of ultraclear lead-free crystal glass by Luxion®, $129.99.

Chocolate birch

This chocolate birch branch by Soma Chocolatemaker was created using a mould carved from a branch found in the forests of Lindsay, Ontario. Chocolate Hazelnut butter with a crunch (inspired by the texture of perfect toast) and a lip-smacking ribbon of sour cherry jelly in the middle makes it perfect for sharing, $38.


Festive cookies

Who doesn’t love a delicious and vibrantly coloured macaron? Select your favourite flavours (up to four maximum) to fill this pretty gift box of 12, $40. Available at The Food District, Square One, Mississauga.

Dish it out

Pick the perfectly phrased kitchen towel for a personal, fun gift. Each cotton towel is printed by hand, one at a time, and gets softer with each wash. Wrapped around a loaf of fresh banana bread,  it is the perfect hostess gift, $15. Available at Farmhouse Artisan Cheese, Kerr Village


Charcuterie charm

Gift a delicious block of artisanal cheese atop a one-of-a-kind charcuterie board handmade by Ottercreek Woodworks. Crafted with locally sourced hard woods, in various sizes, $30-$180. Available at Farmhouse Artisan Cheese, Kerr Village.

Intoxicating scent

Inspired by nature, this Christian Tortu luxury scented candle is perfect for the holidays with a fragrance of pine, cistus labdanum and Virginian cedar, $92.

Family fave

A delectable selection of chocolates in a Christmas tree shaped box makes for perfect gift giving. No spirits or liqueurs in here! This holiday set by Purdys is filled with favourites such as Peanut Butter Daisy, Pecan Caramel and much more, $30.