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Alberta Holiday Gift Guide 2023

Alberta Food Tours’ Holiday Gift Guide

We are so happy to bring you our Alberta Holiday Gift Guide for 2023. From cookbooks to experiences and stellar designs, we’ve got a sleigh load of ideas for you.

1. Jump on this! Start the season early on Friday, December 15 from 3 to 6pm.. Take friends, your sweetheart, or family on our Eat the Castle experience while the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is still fully decorated for the holiday season. It’s resplendent. And, there’s still tickets. Click here to score some now. Can’t make that date? Give a gift certificate for this award-winning experience for any date on our schedule in 2024. Bonus!!! Make it a double treat, from December 7 to 31 you can book Carter-Ryan’s A Christmas Carol at the Fairmont Banff Springs.


2.  Give the baker on your list Alberta author Karlynn Johnson’s new A Very Prairie Christmas Bakebook: Cookies, Candies, Cakes & More: Vintage Baking to Celebrate the Festive Season. We love Karlynn’s vintage recipes, ornaments and pyrex styling. Buy it from an Alberta bookseller like Audrey’s in Edmonton or the Cookbook Co Cooks in Calgary. Or order it online here


3. In a jam for shopping time, why not give some jam? Lol. Check out the artisan-made jams from our friend chef Deb Poulin of Twisted Fork in St. Paul, Alberta. In 2023, Twisted Fork became a PRESERVE ECONOMUSEE – certified ARTISAN AT WORK. We love her preserves so much we featured them in our now sold out, 2023 Eat Alberta First Luxury edition Alberta Cares Package. You can buy them here.


4.Edmonton designer Geoff Lilge’s On Our Table is back. Check out their gorgeous charcuterie boards and cutting blocks. 


5. Tour the cheeses of the world with Peasant Cheese’s “tour the case experience.” Two hours, $55 per person. 6 minimum & 12 maximum to book.


6.Be #PrairieProud and give Dan Clapson and Twyla Campbell’s new collection of recipes from across Manitoba, Saskatchewan (where both authors are from) and Alberta (where both now live). Click Prairie: Seasonal, Farm-Fresh Recipes Celebrating the Canadian Prairies  to buy.


7. Get the whole family involved in a fun and delicious activity with Crave Cookies and Cupcakes’ Holiday Cookie Decorating Kit.


8. Fulfill every chocolate lovers’ secret desires with the Alberta Chocolate Artisans Alberta Cares Package from Alberta Food Tours. (PSA: These will sell out soon).


9. Make a reservation for you and your bestie for High Tea at The Noble TeaHouse in Okotoks. The Noble Teahouse offers women in recovery a place to work, somewhere to belong, an opportunity to learn new skills, a way to contribute to their community, and a chance to earn a living. 


10. Give someone a chance to Curl Up with a Good Book. As they leaf through Eat Alberta First, they can sip Sheep River Tea Blend from Tender Living Farm and nibble on Vanilla Cream Scones from Lannie Rae Gourmet. 


There you have it. Incredible Alberta food experiences, Alberta cookbooks to be #PrairieProud of, delicious artisan-made foods, and artisan quality designs. That’s our Alberta Food Tours’ Holiday Gift Guide for 2023. Happy Holidays to all.