A Gift Guide for the Gourmand

From the everyday to the unconventional, these gifts are sure to please even the most discerning gastronomes.

Gourmand Gift guide

Nothing brings people together over the holidays like a delicious meal. Between workplace parties, family reunions, and dinners with friends, the giving season feels like it’s as much about good food as about goodwill. This year, honour the real meaning of the holiday season and give the gourmand in your life any one of the eight fantastic foodie gifts NUVO has rounded up below.

1. Detour Coffee Club 3 Month Gift Subscription


Detour coffee gourmand


It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it’s also the most tiring. Treat your loved ones to the gift of wakefulness with a three-month coffee subscription from Detour Coffee Roasters in Hamilton, Ontario. Each month, giftees will receive two bags of seasonal, single-origin coffee beans and a zine on their doorstep. Members also gain early access to new coffees, subscription-only special releases, experiences with the roastery, and more.


2. Gohar World Spaghetti Candle


spaghetti candle gourmand

spaghetti candle gourmand closeup


Any discerning host will appreciate this whimsical candle from Gohar World, the tableware line from sisters Nadia and Laila Gohar. Made by Cereria Introna, a sixth-generation family-owned Pugliese candlemaker, this spaghetti candle smells as good as it looks. Other gustatory candles include salami, persimmon, baguette, and more.


3. Le Creuset Oblong Casserole


le creuset cookware gourmand side view

le creuset cookware gourmand


The holidays mean entertaining, and entertaining means cooking, lots and lots of cooking. Help your favourite person fill your belly with heirloom-quality cookware from Le Creuset. Made of the French brand’s legendary enamelled cast iron, this Oblong Casserole dish is not only ideal for making casseroles, but it can also be put to good use roasting meats and baking desserts. Gift this oblong casserole dish, available in eight stunning shades, to the Le Creuset lover in your life, and they’ll look for reasons to cook for you year-round.



4. Louis Vuitton Tableware


Louis Vuitton tableware


The first tableware collection from the French maison is an ideal gift for the epicurean who has everything. The simple white plates, bowls, cups, and teapots are emblazoned with royal-blue designs, including the star and flower motifs from Louis Vuitton’s iconic monogram pattern. As with everything Louis Vuitton makes, these dishes are produced by skilled artisans using traditional techniques. The porcelain comes from Limoges, France, a city that has been revered for the quality of its tableware for centuries.


5. Nibbl Cheese Boxes


Nibbl cheese box gourmand


While turkey may take centre stage, any holiday meal worth its salt will begin with a hearty appetizer, the best of which is a big cheese board. The problem is that between soft and hard, sheep and cow, smooth and stinky, assembling a cheese board out of the almost innumerable options can be a daunting prospect. This year, take the pressure off your hosts with a convenient cheese box from Nibbl. Whether you opt for a curated box or choose to mix-and-match your own, Nibbl has just what you need to knock turkey down a peg.


6. Rosewood Estates Winery and Meadery Mulling Kit


DIY home Mead kit


After-dinner drinks are solved thanks to this mulling kit from Niagara’s Rosewood Winery and Meadery. The kit features a bottle of spiced mead, red wine, mulling spices, honey, a lavender sachet, and a branded corkscrew—everything needed to make a good mug of mulled wine. By following the simple recipe that’s also included, holiday revellers will be warming up with a warm drink in no time.


7. Veuve Clicquot Brut Fridge x Smeg


Wine fridge Veuve Clicquot


Veuve Clicquot’s iconic brut champagne gets a chic culinary twist thanks to this limited-edition packaging designed in collaboration with Italian appliances manufacturer Smeg. In celebration of Veuve Clicquot’s 250th anniversary, Smeg created isothermal packaging inspired by the brand’s refrigerators from the 1950s. For the person with champagne taste in both champagne and kitchens, there’s no better gift than a Smeg-wrapped bottle of Veuve.