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Gift guide: 6 gifts for healthy eating

Here are this year’s best gifts for the healthy gourmet in your life, from kitchen wares to cookbooks and a few unusual gadgets

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Joseph Joseph hands on salad bowl

1. Joseph Joseph Hands On salad bowl with integrated servers

The Joseph Joseph Hands On salad bowl is a practical piece of everyday kitchenware with one handy feature: a pair of salad servers that sit on the sides of the bowl. The winner of multiple design awards, the Hands On salad bowl is bound to look great with any holiday spread and on the kitchen table year-round. Made from 100 percent melamine, it is dishwasher safe for easy clean up. ($55, available at Sears and Vitalwares.ca. For other retail locations contact [email protected] or call 1-800-383-0122.)

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David's Tea martini kit

2. David’s Tea Martini Kit

Tea lovers can shake things up with this handsome martini set. The kit contains all the equipment you need to make truly unique cocktails, including sweet agave sticks and delicious premium teas. For first-time tea mixologists, there’s also a recipe book to get the party started. ($50, davidstea.com)

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Traditional Kitchen Wisdom

3. Traditional Kitchen Wisdom

Traditional Kitchen Wisdom is a welcome return to the basics, This book has expert advice to on how to buy in bulk, what’s in season, and how to make your own preserves, jams, wine, beer and cheese. There’s no doubt the chef in your life will reach for it again and again.Give this this tome and you might get a few healthy, home-made basics in your kitchen and pantry in return. ($40, available at the Reader’s Digest store)

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sodastream starter kit

4. SodaStream Genesis Titan Starter Kit

Give the gift of bubbly. Champagne is lovely, but so is homemade soda. This SodaStream home soda maker allows anyone to make fresh, fizzy seltzer and soda out of tap water. Each starter kit can make 60 litres of carbonated drinks and SodaStream makes flavour mixes so beverages can be customized. Plus, the SodaStream carbonator is an Earth-friendly gift-just think of all the bottles saved. ($130, sodastream.ca)

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NBC cookie tins

5. Breakfast Clubs of Canada in partnership with National Bank Financial Group cookie tins

The proceeds from this adorable tin of almond and cranberry shortbread cookies go directly to support breakfast programs for children across the country. A perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift, these cookies have even been baked with health in mind-the recipe was created by chef Anne Desjardins, in consultation with a nutritionist. The cookies are packaged in a reusable, metal box designed by Montreal design boutique, Kettö, and have been baked a family-owned bakery. ($5, available at all National Bank locations until December 31)

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PC loaf pans

6. PC Baker’s Gift loaf pans

The ideal gift for coworkers: Bake up this fruity Black Currant Tea Bread and give it away in one of these reusable loaf pans. They’re made of silicone-coated paper and look festive wrapped in a bright red ribbon. ($10 for set of six, ribbins included, available where PC products are sold)

 

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