2017 Forest City Cookbook Holiday Gift Guide

The Forest City Cookbook Team has great holiday gift ideas for every personality. Look through our collection of gifts for the artisanal types, cocktail enthusiasts, party hosts, coffee lovers, super chefs and more.

Chef’s Knife

A perfect foddies Christmas present - Wüsthof Classic Ikon 8″ Chef’s Knife. The perfectly balanced knife is forged from a single piece of high-carbon-steel. This knife slices, dices, minces and juliennes with great precision and ease. www.jillstable.ca


The Pristine Oil Travel Pack

Now you can take delicious and fresh olive oil & vinegar with you wherever you go ($14.95). This charming, padded travel pouch, two bottles and a stainless steel funnel is great for those who want to take fresh with them where ever they go! www.pristineolive.ca


Handground Grinder available at Locomotive Espresso

Handground is an extremely satisfying way to start the morning routine and we're sure it will be a hit with the coffee enthusiast on your list!

Locomotive Espresso have a few still in-stock in black $117 and nickel $132 finish! www.locomotiveespresso.com


Urban Street Plates

This black plate set with white lettering is perfect for someone that enjoys hosting dinner or casual lunches. ($45) www.lailasloft.ca


zenZa Pizzeria Gift Card

Got some tough people to buy for this Holiday season? Look no more! If they are pizza lovers (who isn’t) a ZenZa Gift Card - the easiest way and best place to give the gift of pizza!  www.zenZaPizzeria.ca


Organic Meat Box

For the carnivore in your life, have local, organic and non-GMO sources of meat delivered direct from the farm right to thier door. Program runs mid-June to Thanksgivin. ($536.50) www.clearcreek.ca


"Matcha-To-Go" Travel Matcha Shaker

Know someone who loves Matcha but doesn't want to carry around that whisk and bowl? Well, this is the perfect solution, MatchaGo Shaker Glass! The fine stainless steel filter prepares a frothy, smooth matcha tea anywhere - hot or cold! ($22.96) www.beteas.com


Period Period Period Crew

From periods, to breastfeeding to women’s rights, Here for Her is trying to break the stigma around all the things that women may feel embarrassed about and create open conversations around women’s health!  This cozy sweater makes a statement and is a fun and stylish way to support women’s health.  ($59.99 ). www.shophereforher.ca


DeerField CSP (Community Supported Pottery)

Need a gift for a potter in your life but the best you've come up with is a T-shirt that says "Keep Calm and Throw Stuff? Well, why not give the gift of CSP. It works just like a CSA, you pay up front at the start of a year-long subscription, for four mugs (or pairs of mugs) to be received over the course of a year, with each season bringing a new mug design your way. From $110 www.deerfieldpottery.com


Forked River Brewing Company Gift Pack

If you haven’t got that special beer lover in your life a gift yet, don’t fret –  we suggest a pre made gift basket from Forked River. It includes, two cans of Capital Blonde, two cans of Riptide Pale Ale, and two branded glasses for only $20 (available in store only). If you’re looking for something more tailored, they do that too! www.forkedriverbrewingcompany.com


Four Local Boxes For the Price of Three - On The Move Organics

Give someone very special this year a gift you can't find in storesNourishing, No-Fuss Food! Although it is not the same as giving someone a puppy for Christmas without asking first, it is pretty big life changing gift. Holiday Gift Package $90.



Our Forest City Cookbook Gift Card & T-Shirt

Do you have a hardcore Forest City Cookbook fan you need to buy for? Why not let them wear their pride with one of our NEW Tees - they're Canadian made and fit nicely in a stocking. Limited quantity available for $35. www.forestcitycookbook.com

Or, maybe your looking to ensure that the foodie in your life gets the gift they truly crave. Why not give the gift of community, by pre-ordering them a copy of London's first-ever community cookbook accompanied by a handmade gift card. The're seriously cute! $50 for book and FREE for the gift card.  



Makin' A List: Festive Treats of the Season

Whether you're looking to warm you up or need a little something to satisfy you after all that shopping, we've assembled a list of holiday treats available in the Forest City this season.

Our picks for holiday treats to sip and snack on this holiday season:

We hope our Holiday Gift Guide provides you with the inspiration you need to find that perfect gift. The Forest City has many wonderful businesses and making a list like this (which could have gone on much longer) was extremely difficult - wish we could included everyone!

Ultimately, this guide is to show you that spending during the holidays can be done locally! And when you choose to shift those dollars, even a portion of them, to locally owned, independent businesses - it creates more jobs, a more vibrant community and greater overall all prosperity for our city!

Did we miss something you think should be included, we'd love to hear from you!

Brian Blatnicki