it seems there is always at least one foodie on everyone’s gifting list. calgary, as of late has specifically become the centre of all things culinary. new restaurants popping up weekly and there is an audience for them all. personally, i have to say, pizza on the daily is a-ok with me. sometimes i like to slip in a taco tuesday but if you follow my instagram feed you know my taste buds like little adventure. there are things i do love about the kitchen though. ironically cook books are often on top of my wish list. i like to think that if something good happens in my city i like to be able to support it. gwendolyn richards recently published pucker up, which happens to cover a variety of recipes based around citrus fruit, a food group that speaks to me. figure 1 publishing also covered the restaurant scene with what should be on top of every calgarian’s wish list this year, the calgary cooks collection of recipes from the city’s top chefs. chapters also offers a collection of other, non-reading related gift ideas. some of my favourites are the mary macleod’s chocolate crunch shortbread cookies, mainly because it’s not christmas without them.

this year jalu curated a collection of gifts (joy:001) to put you in the holiday spirit. if you are looking for something different and one of a kind they have you covered. from their custom made christmas rap cards (featured in my gift guide from last week) to beautiful japanese tea canisters and plates and finally a tonic maison for those who love themselves adventures in cocktail making. these gifts really take you out of the box. as for the pictured items here is your cheat sheet:

clockwise from the bottom left: calgary cooks by gail norton & karen ralph $34.95, chapters, new years eve countdown dessert plates, set of 4, $24, chapters, pizza 73 takeout 9″ pizza, walkers shortbreads in snowman tin $22, chapters, boozy compote set $19.50, chapters, harney & sons chocolate mint tea $10, chapters, mary macleod’s chocolate crunch shortbread cookies $38, chapters, helen chen’s asian kitchen mortar & pestle $13.99, amazon, karmi tea canister $120, jalu, six depot espresso sea salt $10, jalu, joy cookie set $12, chapters. xoxo

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