Knock Christmas shopping off your to-do list!

25, November 2022 02:39 PM
Thanksgiving has come and gone in Canada. The leaves are all but gone, and already, Canadians everywhere are gearing up for Santa Parades, Christmas crackers, and more time-honoured traditions. Local events like Vancouver’s VanDusen Festival of Lights are just around the corner. If you’re a savvy Christmas shopper, you know what this means: it’s time to hit the stores and the online shopping carts early to avoid massive rushes later in December.

Thankfully, Meinhardt’s got you covered. Whether you’re stopping by our stores in Pacific Centre or South Granville, or shopping online in your bunny slippers, you can find the perfect gifts and stocking stuffers for your family, friends, and everyone else on your Santa list. Here are some favourite gift boxes of ours and who they’re perfect for.

1. For the coffee lovers

Do you have that friend or relative who always has a cup of Joe in their hands? Our first thought might be to feed their habit with a Tim Hortons or Starbucks gift card. Not so fast! Their caffeine indulgence isn’t lost an anyone else, so unless you want your gift card or tumbler thrown in the pile with the others, get a little more creative this year: think outside the box.

And by outside the box, we mean inside the box, with Meinhardt’s Café Dream gift box. Each box comes with two bags of coffee beans: one from Vancouver’s Agro Roasters and Stumptown coffee roasters. Each bag of coffee beans are ethically sourced from the ground to your cup!  To enhance the coffee-drinking experience, we threw in some more goodies, like Pan Ducale Almond Biscotti, La Mère Poulard Butter Cookies, and two flavours of Meinhardt chocolate bars.

If your special someone is more of a tea drinker, we have a gift box for them too! Meinhardt’s Tea Time Gift Box comes with a Justea Tea Trio with different blends of herbal teas. It also comes with artisanal preserves, honey, and cocoa truffles for a delightful mid-afternoon, morning, or anytime treat.

2. For the party animals

For those who are less about a relaxing tea time and more about getting the party started, we have gift boxes for them, too. Our perennial Party to Go gift box features chips, salsas, crackers, jellies, nuts and sweets galore! It features enough snacks for a small gathering of friends, so even if you can’t be there in person, you can still bring the flavour.

If your party-lover’s more upscale, consider a Wine O’Clock gift box, featuring a bottle of wine or two to indulge in. If the festive person in your life is already counting down for New Year’s, the Season Sparkles Champagne Box will help them ring in 2023!

3. For that special someone who lives outside Vancouver

Speaking of distance, if you know someone who’s homesick and missing Vancouver, or if you’re in Vancouver and want to share some of the town you call home with your friends and loved ones, check out our Meinhardt Collection gift box.

This box is great for people who love adventurous eating and the flavours of Vancouver. Full of exclusive treats from Meinhardt like sour cherry jam and vegetable antipasto, tis box also features more adventurous spreads like our savoury French Onion jam. Sounds weird, right? Don’t knock it before you try it. Spread it on a toasted baguette slice and top with shredded gruyere for an hors d’oeuvres you won’t forget!

4. For that one person who can’t get enough Christmas

Every family, friend group, and office space has that one person. You can probably already picture them. The second Halloween flies away, the tinsel is out, they’ve donned their ugly Christmas sweater, and Christmas carols play within a ten-foot radius of them! Good news: we’ve got two new gift boxes that will make their holly jolly hearts soar.

Holly Jolly Favours packs so much sweetness that the Sugar Plum Fairy would get cavities just thinking about it. Apart from the Quillo Potato Chips, this festive gift box comes with cookies, chocolate, wafers, nougat, and candy. To top it off, this gift box comes with Silly Cow Farms Hot Chocolate Mix in a Meinhardt premium gift box, because what Christmas fan doesn’t love a mug of hot cocoa by an open fire?

Holiday Sweet Treats is noting but sweet goodies, including a Riegelein Chocolate Santa begging to be eaten. This gift box is full of so many sweet stocking stuffers that even the most hardened Scrooge wouldn’t resist!

Want seasonal flavours that you can’t enjoy any other time of year? Meinhardt’s Toast of the Season has festive fun for all ages, from a smiling Riegelein Chocolate Santa to a Loxton de-alcoholised Sparkling Brut Champagne to PLAYinCHOC Chocolate & Surprise Toy, there’s tons of Christmas fun.

Some supplies are limited, so hurry into Meinhardt Fine Foods or peruse to get your hands on some scrumptious holiday gifts that everyone on your Christmas list will enjoy!

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