13 Great Gifts For A Home Chef (All Made In Nova Scotia!)

Have a local chef on your holiday shopping list? These 13 gifts are made in Nova Scotia and perfect for prepping, cooking and serving local!

This is a curated selection of items from the  Annual Local Wishlist, where you’ll find hundreds of great gift ideas made in Nova Scotia!

Small Bowl Cover in Trees Print: $9.00
Made in Halifax by Teebags, this is a great substitute for plastic wrap in covering leftovers, meal prep or potluck offerings. Reusable, washable, waterproof, food-safe bowl cover. Designer cotton outer, waterproof fabric lined. Lining is certified to be free from phthalates and is tested and certified to be free of lead, latex, heavy metals, and BPA.

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Jello Bowls: $10.00
These charming mini pinch bowls are made in  Shubenacadie by Rachael De Conde. They’re perfect for condiments, spices, and even individual servings of desert! Available in a variety of colours.

Buy In Store:
Designer Craft Shop
116-1099 Marginal Rd.
Halifax, NS

Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Sunnyside Mall
1595 Bedford Hwy
Bedford, NS

Ship Faced Coasters: $10.00
Made in St. Margaret’s Bay by Design Corner. These coasters have been so popular this year on the Local Wishlist. Perfect for a host gift, secret Santa, or a stocking stuffer.

Buy Online

Buy In Store:
Argyle Fine Art
1559 Barrington St,
Halifax, NS

Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio Inc.
2011 Brunswick St,
Halifax, NS

Cherrywood Bowl: $125.00
This beautiful cherry bowl is hand-turned by Stephen Zwerling in Boutlier’s Point. It combines easy functionality with thoughtful design that seeks to blend beauty, ergonomics, and intent for use with long life and enduring pleasure.

Buy In-Store:
Designer Craft Shop
116-1099 Marginal Rd.
Halifax, NS

Kimchi mignonette: $7.00
This Kimchi mignonette adds the perfect zing to your oysters this holiday season. Bring it as a gift for your host or gift it to the local chef or food lover in your life.

Buy In-Store:
Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market
1209 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS

Halifax Forum Farmers’ Market
2901 Windsor St.

Hooked
5783 Charles St
Halifax, NS

Coming soon to Pete’s!

Round Wave Cutting Board: $65.00
Meticulously crafted from North American FSC-certified maple with wood specifically chosen for colour and wood grain pattern. Featuring a laser-etched wave design and conditioned with hand blended Rosemary Lemon Cutting Board Oil, and a top coat of Beeswax Polish for added protection. Made in Fall River by Swain Street Wood.

Buy In Store:
Inkwell Boutique
2011 Brunswick St,
Halifax, NS

Harvest Gallery
462 Main St,
Wolfville, NS

My Home Bay
525 Main Street
Mahone Bay, NS

Magnetic Knife/Key Holder: $17.50 – $75.00 (customized)
These Magnetic Knife Holders feature rare earth magnets, strong enough to show off your kitchen tools in a stylish way. They’re treated with mineral oil and hand-rubbed with beeswax, and come with a hanging kit. Made in Lower Sackville by Ashwurks.

Buy In-Store:
The Halifax Seaport Farmers Market
1209 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS

Kept
75 King Street
Dartmouth, NS

 

Gourmet Spices

Rub That RUBS Gourmet Spices: $9.00
These locally hand blended gourmet spices make great stocking stuffers and hostess gifts for the home cook on your list. Made in Bedford, Nova Scotia, all blends are gluten free with no artificial flavours or fillers.

Buy Online Here

Buy In-Store:
Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Hydrostone Market
5527 Young St
Halifax NS

Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Sunnyside Mall
1595 Bedford Hwy
Bedford, NS

The Local Source
2530 Agricola Street,
Halifax, NS

The Halifax Seaport Farmers Market
1209 Marginal Rd
Halifax, NS

Grape Escapes Wine Tour/Beer Bus Gift Certificates: 
This is a great way to treat the home chef in your life, and let them learn about the many great beer and wine options here in Nova Scotia! These gift certificates can be purchased for any denomination, or for a particular tour. Recipients can simply call/email when they pick a date and wish to redeem the certificate. They never expire.

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Tidal Salt Sampler Gift Box: $20.00
Tidal Salt harvests sea salt straight from our historic coastline. This gift box comes with one handmade fleur de sel and an assortment of four unique flavours!

Buy online here

Buy In-Store:
Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market (Sundays)
1209 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS

The Shelf Signature Holiday Gift Box: $50.00
Give the gift of local this holiday season from The Shelf at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market. Their Signature Holiday Gift Box includes:

  • Chef Jason Lynch’s Bacon Jam
  • Big Cove Foods Salted Caramels
  • Terra Beata Cranberry Maple Sauce
  • Elmridge Farm Popcorn Cob
  • Big Spruce Beer Syrup
  • Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market Wine Tote Bag.

Buy Online Here

Where to Buy
The Shelf at the Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market
1209 Marginal Road
Halifax, NS
B3H 4P8
(902) 492-4043

Cooking School Class: $45.00+
Flying Apron combines expert instruction, amazing local ingredients and delicious menus to create a fun and informative Cookery School Classes. Classes are taught by Chef Chris Velden in their fabulous Cookery School kitchen and include a full meal. This gift is available by email until Dec 24th!

Where to Buy
The Flying Apron Inn & Cookery
3 Summerville Wharf Road
Summerville, NS

You can also order by phone: 902-633-2300  or by email: [email protected]

Keephouse 2018 Calendar Tea Towel: $28.00
Celebrate 2018 with this lovely calendar tea towel. In this 6th instalment of the calendar tea towel series, Keephouse drew inspiration from the fishing industry in her Maritime community. A unique calendar option for the chef in your life, this tea towel is pretty to look at and useful too! Designed by Alissa of Keephouse Studio and sewn in Seaforth, Nova Scotia. 55% Linen 45% Cotton Approximate Size: 17″x26″

Buy Online Here

Buy In Store:
Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Hydrostone Market
5527 Young St
Halifax NS

Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
Sunnyside Mall
1595 Bedford Hwy
Bedford, NS

Inkwell Boutique
1658 Market St
Halifax, NS

Independent Mercantile
2901 Gottingen Street
Halifax, NS

Kitchen Party Cookbook:
Jenny Osburn is back with another volume of delectable dishes called The Kitchen Party Cookbook: Recipes for Potlucks, Shindigs, and Good Times in the Maritimes! Joel Plaskett said that The Kitchen Party Cookbook is “the proof in the pudding” that Nova Scotia is “a great place to live and eat.” I’m going to go ahead and assume Joel’s taste in food is as epic as his music and add this to my WANT list.

Order it online HERE or do some double support local duty by picking it up at Made in the Maritimes (5527 Young St, Halifax or Sunnyside Mall, Bedford)

These selections were taken from the Annual Local Wishlist. Discover hundreds of gifts made in Nova Scotia or available from independently owned businesses in your community HERE

 

The Local Wishlist is made possible by our Presenting Sponsor:

 

Select Nova Scotia

And a fantastic group of local partners:

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And our Friends of the Wishlist:

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About the author

Gillian Wesley

Since getting together six years ago, we have given away our television, begun weekly DIY nights, experimented with urban homesteading, challenged ourselves to drive less (100 days car-free in 2013), and have learned more about food security. We have experimented with a range of budgeting strategies, all of which involve consuming less stuff. We buy food with reducing packaging in mind. We got a dog. We have been doing these things for a variety of reasons: financial, social, environmental, to achieve a better work-life balance. It has resulted in us enjoying an increasingly simple and satisfying lifestyle. We’ve been influenced by a lot of people we’ve encountered and things we’ve read about along the way, notably the Transition Movement, the Antigonish Movement, and, more recently, traditional Acadien living. And we’ve learned that we are by no means alone. There are many, many people who are taking steps to downshift their lives. Sign up for our eNewsletter, and we’ll send you a round-up of our new and upcoming projects once a month.

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