20 unique foodie gifts under $20

From a cannoli-shaped candle to the world's prettiest dish scrubber, these are our favourite low-budget gifts for gourmands.

A great gift doesn’t need to break the bank. Whether you’re on the hunt for stocking stuffers or a full-size present, we’ve found 20 affordable and foodie-friendly options to consider.

Two glass mugs with Christmas figurines over a sparkly black circle
Borosilicate Glass Peekaboo Mug,
Indigo

These cute festive mugs from Indigo are made of a durable, heat-resistant borosilicate glass and have a wide easy-grip handle. They come with four different figurines: a gingerbread man, Christmas tree, wrapped gift and snowman.

$17
A pink desk calendar with different food trucks on the cover inside a gold-brown circle
2024 Food Trucks Mini Calendar,
Slightly Stationery

From a tamale truck to an ice cream stand to a “Tapas & Vino” van, this beautiful mini calendar features an illustrated food truck for every month of 2024. This gift will be appreciated by gourmands and stationary lovers alike.

$16

Chloe Chardonnay,
Chloe Wines

Chardonnay presents subtle notes of vanilla and melon, accompanied by floral accents. The palate is extra-dry and medium-bodied, featuring flavours of vanilla, melon, honey and pear, all enveloped in a creamy texture. A perfect gift for chardonnay lovers!

$19.95
A blue bag over a cream-coloured circle
Holiday Blend Coffee,
Starbucks

Starbucks’ medium-roast 2023 Holiday Blend coffee is a mix of rich Latin American and Sumatran coffee beans, and has festive notes of sweet maple and herbs. There are also limited-edition regular and decaf Christmas blends, as well as a beautiful Starbucks Reserve Christmas bag.

$16
Two metallic silver beer koozies, one with a can in it, over a red circle
Disco Slim Beverage Holder (Set Of 2),
Urban Outfitters

These woven disco-ball-inspired beer koozies sport a groovy metallic design, and comfortably hold 12 oz cans. They come in a set, so you can gift them with a couple seasonal drink cans and say cheers.

$16
A Christmas tree ornament shaped like a gold bottle of Prosecco in a sparkly black circle
Canvas Gold Collection Prosecco Bottle Christmas Ornament,
Canvas

Cin cin! This sparkly golden Christmas tree ornament is shaped like a tiny bottle of (extra-dry) Prosecco. Mix and match with other fun foodie ornaments from Canadian Tire, like a sushi tray or cookie sheet.

$9
A bottle of olive oil with a green label inside a gold-brown circle
Infused Olive Oil,
Farm & Florist

This THC-infused extra-virgin olive oil was created by Vancouver’s Farm & Florist (a “culinary cannabis infusions” brand from West Blvd. Cannabis) and makes a delicious – and potent – drizzle for salads, breads or even cooking with.

$15
A pair of light green socks with illustrations of charcuterie and cheese boards over a sparkly black circle
Charcuterie Board Socks,
Socksmith

For the loved one whose grazing boards are always on point. These cute socks are a holiday-friendly green and adorned with miniature cheese and charcuterie boards. Socks for Christmas? Yes, please.

$10 U.S.
A neon yellow pad with the words "Grocery List" written in dark green cursive and a fruit-vegetable pattern in a cream-coloured circle
Fruits & Veggies Grocery List Notepad,
New Heights Studio

Forgetful foodies (or any cute stationary fan) will appreciate this bright grocery list pad from California’s New Heights Studio. It has a cheerful fruit and vegetable design, created by owner Tracy Thanh Tran.

$12 U.S.
A candle shaped like a cannoli in a sparkly black circle
Cannoli Candle,
Old Faithful Shop

This unique candle is inspired by the classic Italian pastry and impressively detailed, with a chocolate filling on one side and a vanilla filling on the other. It’s made of an unscented paraffin wax, so it’s perfect for dining table use.

$19
A bottle of red wine with a red label over a cream-coloured circle
Spice Road,
Silk & Spice

The new release from Portuguese winemaker Silk & Spice is an intensely aromatic wine with a deep ruby colour and notes of ripe black fruit, chocolate and spices. A great pairing for meat dishes and strong cheeses.

$16
The back view of a postcard and front view of a chocolate bar decorated with gingerbread cookies over a red circle
Gingerbread Postcard Chocolate Bar,
Alicja Confections

The beautiful (and delicious) chocolate bars from Ottawa-based Alicja Confections weigh under 100 grams, so they can be mailed in Canada with a single $1.94 stamp. The Gingerbread bar is 33.6% milk chocolate with gingerbread pieces, warm spices and brown sugar.

$12
A box with a small bowl of ramen in a gold-brown circle
Ramen Doodles Pencil Sharpener and Eraser Set,
Fred

This unique gift will come in handy for foodies who like to write in their recipe margins. The soup in this little black “ramen bowl” is an eraser, while the bowl itself is a pencil sharpener.

$13
A black-handled wine bottle opener in a red circle
Brentwood Air Pump Wine Bottle Opener,
Brentwood Appliances

Popping bottles is a breeze with Brentwood’s air pump wine bottle opener. The simple-looking tool has a foil cutter, vacuum stopper, aerator pourer and seconds-long cork-removal time. Gift solo or with a bottle and live demonstration.

$18
A sheet of Pyrex dishware stickers in a sparkly black circle
Vintage Pyrex PipStickers,
PipSticks

Say this five times fast: stickers are a stellar stocking stuffer. This adorable sheet has an assortment of clear-backed stickers inspired by vintage Pyrex glassware. You can grab other food-inspired stickers too, like a bagel pack or bent0-box-inspired sheet.

$3
A red patterned hat with a purple pom-pom and matching soda can in front of a cream-coloured circle
Holiday Knit Toque,
Bubly

Michael Bublé, Canadian Christmas icon, teamed up with Bubly this holiday season to release a limited-edition flavour (called “merryberrybublé”) and accompanying line of bright knitwear, including this cozy toque.

$16
A pink towel decorated with fried eggs in a sparkly black circle
Spa Day Quick-Dry Microfibre Hair Towel,
Urban Outfitters

Foodie beauty lovers will appreciate this ultra-soft microfibre hair towel adorned with a sunny-side-up egg print. The super-absorbent material quickly and gently dries hair, and the towel is adjustable to fit any head shape.

$18
A black oven mitt with a white cat illustration over a brown-gold circle
Purr Party Oven Mitt,
Now Designs

Show your favourite cat person how much you care with this cotton oven mitt that features an illustrated kitty on the front. It’s durable, machine-washable and guaranteed to keep fingers safe and unburned for future scritches.

$12
An enamel pin shaped like a wooden steaming basket filled with shumai in a red circle
Shumai Dim Sum Enamel Pin,
Julia Wang

This handmade, high-quality pin is made of hard enamel and plated in polished brass. It features a dim-sum-inspired design with a little bamboo steamer filled with fresh shumai.

$14
Three dish sponges (one green, one black and one pink) over a cream-coloured circle
Super Scrubber,
Dotti

The newly-launched Dotti is a cleaning brand that aims to create highly effective products that look as good as living spaces do after using them. Its all-star Super Scrubber is made from antibacterial food-grade, non-scratch silicone and is perfect for doing dishes.

$11.50
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