As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about gifts for your loved ones (or yourself!). Kelowna has a wealth of options, from sweet to savoury and everything in between, that will delight any food enthusiast. If you have friends or family who are foodies, keep reading and discover some of the best gift ideas they’ll surely love and appreciate!


Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate

Step into Sandrine French Pastry & Chocolate and experience the essence of France. With a passion for both traditional and modern French flavours, Sandrine delights tastebuds with flaky croissants, gourmet chocolates, delicate macarons, and more! Every item is crafted with care and a commitment to using top ingredients, local and organic where possible.

Gift Idea: A box of macarons in a variety of flavours is sure to please the pastry lover in your life!


Parlour Ice Cream

While ice cream is typically considered a summer treat, it can make a great gift during the colder months. Parlour Ice Cream offers pints of hand-crafted premium ice cream, with flavours ranging from white chocolate macadamia to lavender. Moreover, ice cream is the perfect topping for holiday desserts!

Gift idea: An optimal sweet treat is a pint of ice cream, which can be enjoyed in the comfort and warmth of one’s own home. Plus there are so many flavours to choose from!


Hillcrest Farm Market

Hillcrest Farm Market offers a delightful shopping experience, complete with a stunning city view and an extensive assortment of locally sourced and homemade artisanal products. You can even grab a bite from their cafe after shopping to recharge and appreciate the unique and delicious flavours of their dishes and pastries.

Gift idea: A house-made delicacy, such as jelly, salsa, or chutney (or all three!)


Wards Cidery


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Experience true Okanagan cider at Wards Cidery. They offer crisp, fresh, and balanced cider that’s crafted using premium traditional cider apples. Pressed fresh, all-natural, and gluten-free- these ciders are easy to love! Partake in a cider-tasting experience and pick out a gift for that special someone while you’re there.

Gift idea: Wards Cider Gift Basket - includes six Ginger ciders, one Winter Spice cider, a toque, three jellies, a bottle stopper, a package of Saltwest salts, and wine soup.


The Okanagan Table - kitchen | events | catering

The Okanagan Table - kitchen | events | catering is a special space that provides an area for private events, wine education seminars, cooking classes, and a kitchen market shop. The shop has endless kitchen creations, from homemade soups to braised lamb shanks to ready-to-go charcuterie!

Gift idea: Give the gift of experience with a cooking class with Chef Kelsey. She offers a variety of themes and cuisines for people of all skill levels.


Meadow Vista Honey Wines

Meadow Vista Honey Wines' mission is simple- produce the best meads while supporting the local honey bees. With a tasting room, gift shop, and self-guided bee tours (in warmer months), you’ll acquire a newfound appreciation for bees. They use the honey to create everything from drinks to candles to spa products. You might even want to pick something out for yourself!

Gift idea: Give a bit of everything with Meadow Vista’s Holiday Treat Box- it includes three canned meads, plus a bunch of homemade scrumptious sweets!


If you plan on visiting any of these locations to do some holiday shopping, don’t forget to download the  #exploreKelowna Local Flavours Pass and earn points when you visit each location!