Need stocking stuffer ideas for the foodies on your list? We’ve rounded up our favourite delicious treats from Canadian brands that are all available at your local Whole Foods Market store.
Grown-ups & big kids on our lists often get “sensible” gifts in their stockings like deodorant, toothbrushes, and socks. And while those are much appreciated, getting something yummy in your stocking can be quite the treat! So we’ve rounded up some delicious & thoughtful stocking stuffer ideas that will bring a smile to your loved ones’ faces. Big kids, tweens, parents, grandparents – we have stocking stuffer suggestions for everyone on your list.
It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is almost here! We’re counting down the days until our annual online Holiday Facebook Party on November 18th! At this year’s Holiday Facebook Party (open only to BC residents), we’re giving away over $3,000 in prizes from the businesses featured in this Stocking Stuffer Guide guide, our Holiday Gift Guide, and our Holiday Events Guide, and family passes to a number of Metro Vancouver holiday attractions that are open this year! To RSVP for the party (it’s free to join), just visit our HOLIDAY FACEBOOK PARTY event page and click “GOING”. Then join us online on that Facebook Event page on November 18th at 8:00 pm PST for your chance to win over $3,000 in prizes. Happy Holidays Everyone!
STOCKING STUFFER IDEAS FOR
BIG KIDS & GROWN-UPS
This is no ordinary jam! Crofter’s Organic has upgraded traditional jam with more fruit and less sugar. Fruit is the most important ingredient and Crofter’s takes care to choose the best tasting, nutritious fruit varieties from growers in the best agricultural regions around the world. Sustainably made in Parry Sound, Ontario for over 32 years, every jar is packed with high-quality varietal fruit and 33% less sugar than jam. Perfectly Sweetened with Fair Trade cane sugar, certified organic, and Non-GMO Project Verified, Crofters Fruit Spreads are made with clean organic ingredients, fewer calories, and great taste. Now available exclusively in a 383 mL jar – the perfect stocking stuffer size for fruit lovers!
from Healthy Crunch
Just like your favorite childhood treat, with less sugar, more fibre, and protein, all while tasting super delicious! We love that Healthy Crunch Rice Crispy Squares have only 5 grams of sugar and contain 1 serving of fruits and vegetables. Healthy Crunch is a Woman-Owned and operated business based in Canada that’s on a mission to innovate your favorite everyday foods, making them better for you, while still being super tasty. Their Rice Crispy Squares are allergen-friendly, School Approved®, gluten-free, tree nut-free, peanut-free, and contain no palm oil. And their Double Chocolate, Vanilla, Chocolate Strawberry & S’mores flavours are the perfect healthy stocking stuffer treat!
Once you’ve got your stockings hung by the chimney with care, it’s time to lay out cookies and milk for Santa. And this year you can put out something brand new. Drum roll please…introducing Canada’s first OAT NOG! Blended with decadent seasonal spices and Earth’s Own best tasting Oat M*lk, this creamy, indulgent, and perfectly spiced Oat Nog will get everyone in the holiday spirit. Earth’s Own is putting their stake in the ground to be plant pioneers with the most oat-tastically delicious plant-based nog around, and we love it. Can’t wait for your family to give it a try too!
Think all honey tastes alike? Think again! Different blossoms produce wildly different tasting honeys in a range of colours from light gold to amber and dark brown. This holiday season, try something new! All Elias Honey products are 100% pure, locally-sourced Canadian honey. Try their liquid squeeze honey in your favourite recipe, pair one of their unique Gourmet honeys with a holiday charcuterie board or try a dollop of their innovative raw, vitamin-packed Cold Pressed honeys in your hot beverage. It might be the best honey in Canada & the perfect stocking stuffer for the honey lover on your list!
Perk up the coffee lover on your list with a can of Two Bears frothed oat-based latte or flash-brewed coffee! They use the best craft roasted beans, flash-brewed plant-based frothed lattes, and delicious unsweetened oat milks so you can savour every moment. Their Frothed Vanilla Oat Latte’s aromatic qualities elevate the rich, full-bodied flavours while adding a soothing sweetness and delicious complexity. Frothed with nitrogen to make it extra creamy, this is a great on-the-go flash brew coffee. Two Bears coffees are created in Canada and inspired by nature, and make the perfect stocking stuffer for family & friends!
Have a veggie-lover on your list? Make their next salad one to remember with a Little Creek Dressing stocking stuffer! Each of their blends has its own unique artisan flavour from the perfectly paired vinegar, fruit and spice combinations, making them perfect on salads, hot or cold pastas, rice and vegetables, or as a dip or marinade. From their Original & Caesar varieties to their Cherry Balsamic, Asian Apricot, Summer Strawberry, and new Lemon Turmeric flavours, we love that all Little Creek Dressing flavours are dairy-free, animal-free and GMO-free, Gluten Free and proudly hand-crafted in small batches in British Columbia.
Surprise the athlete or health-conscious person on your list with Black Water in their stocking! Trace Wellness natural Canadian Alkaline Spring Water is a functional beverage with the goodness of earth’s original plant-based foods in every sip. It’s enhanced with fulvic and humic minerals which give the water its distinctive black colour – as opposed to mineral spring water, which is clear. Trace Wellness water is recommended by nutritionists, fitness coaches, and pro-athletes, it’s no wonder other waters get a little self-conscious in its presence!
Everyone loves a crunchy & delicious snack in their stocking! There’s nothing better than settling down after the excitement of Christmas morning with a good snack & a good book. Instead of adding to the sugar overload, try these beauties. A Good Portion tempts nut lovers with the exotic flavours in careful pairings such as Chili-Lime Roasted Cashews & Pepper-Saffron pistachios, and their raw mixed nuts are amazing (and healthy!). A Good Portion‘s nuts are all gluten-free, non-GMO, with no cholesterol or trans fat & proudly roasted and packaged in Canada.
We have cracker-lovers covered with great options like Hippie Snacks Cauliflower Crisps. These crunchy bites bring real, straight-from-the source cauliflower to you in a convenient, crispy, and delicious snack. Seasoned with sea salt, seeds, and herbs, these crisps are plant-based, gluten-free and they pack 5 grams of protein into each serving! We also can’t get enough of their Guacamole Avocado Crisps & Cheezy Chive Almond Crisps. Made right here in beautiful British Columbia, we love that Hippie Snacks is committed to serving the planet, the community, and its customers.
Wise Bites delicious small treats were originally designed for the holiday season, but their customers couldn’t stand to see them go! So now you can enjoy these small indulgences year round along with the many benefits of oats and quinoa. We love that they’re low sugar, high in protein, free from the top 11 allergens, certified Non-GMO, and gluten-free. With five yummy varieties to choose from – Snowy Lemon, Fudgy Mint Crinkle, Cranberry Chocolate, Ginger Chocolate, and Chocolate Orange – Wise Bites‘ small treats are the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday season!
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