At Farm Boy, we’re all about the food, which is why we’ve created this handy holiday host gift guide packed with delicious items you can bring to all your upcoming seasonal get-togethers! Dig into seasonal faves, brand new products, and shelf-stable staples that let your party hosts know you appreciate them. From the Sweet Tooth to the Charcuterie Savant, we have a DIY gift basket that’ll please every palate!

Host Type: The Caf-Fiend

Who doesn’t need a little pep in their step during the whirlwind that is the holiday season? If your BFF is always on the go, perhaps this DIY host gift is just what they need! Coffee, tea, and chocolate – oh my!

coffee host gift
Items Included:
  • Fair Trade Organic French Roast Coffee: Our organic coffee is roasted right here in Ontario! Available in K-cup or whole bean formats,
  • Spiced Chai Tea: Naturally flavoured with real cinnamon and sweetened with cane sugar, this low-maintenance chai tea latte mix just needs water.
  • Chocolate Truffle Hot Cocoa: What’s the holiday season without a warm mug of cocoa? Ours is vegan, lactose-free, and made with rich Dutch cocoa for maximum chocolate flavour.
  • Café Latte Almonds: An easy way to enjoy your caffeine fix on the go sans thermos! Layered with creamy milk and white chocolates and ground coffee, these almonds will perk you right up!
  • Fleur de Sel Dark Chocolate Caramel Bar: Made with 70% cocoa and just a sprinkle of sea salt, this rich bar is for the grown-up chocolate lover. (We won’t blame you if you grab a couple extra for yourself!)
  • Dark Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans: Munch on that java with these dark chocolate coffee beans! This snack-sized bag is perfect for gifting.

Host Type: The Film Buff

Is your holiday host the type with all the latest movie trivia and a ton of knowledge about previous Oscar winners? Then the Film Buff host gift might be for them! Packed with classic movie-snacking treats, it’s a delicious way to weather those upcoming January evenings.

movie snacks

Items Included:
  • Mini & Jumbo Gummy Bears: For kids and kids-at-heart alike! These sweet and juicy bears are a movie-viewing staple and made without high-fructose corn syrup.
  • Sour Jelly Beans: You can have your classically sweet jelly beans or you can have this sour variety for something a little different.
  • Soda Flavoured Caramel Corn: A movie-watching classic, this caramel corn is sure to take your host back to childhood! Drizzled with soda-flavoured chocolate, pick them up in any of our four flavours: Cream Soda, Grape Soda, Orange Soda, or Root Beer.
  • Popcorn: Is it even a movie night without a giant bowl of popcorn to snack on? Kettle-popped in coconut oil, choose from Himalayan Pink Salt, Real Butter, White Cheddar, or White Cheddar & Jalapeño.
  • House Blend Party Mix: You don’t need to have a party to enjoy our party mix! Crunchy, salty, and cheesy, there’s something for everyone in this bag.

Host Type: The Charcuterie Savant

This type of holiday host is always up on the latest foodie trends and hot restaurants. They may list the Food Network as their favourite channel and are always up for trying new flavours. This host gift uses some of our favourite shelf-stable items that offer a deliciously international assortment to please their discerning palate. (Gifting right away? Feel free to add some of our British Isles cheeses to the mix!)

charcuterie items for host gift
Items Included:
  • Pepperoni Stick: Our pepperoni sticks are handcrafted using traditional methods. Locally made on a family farm using Ontario pork, pick up a few packs in flavours like Fennel, Hot, Mild, Olive, or Truffle!
  • Taralli Breadsticks: A classic Italian snack, these twisted oven-baked breadsticks are a impressively delicious must-have for the Charcuterie Savant. Try them in Black Olive & Rosemary, Fennel, Hot Chili Pepper, or Original!
  • Smoked Cajun Roasted Peanuts: We’re nuts for these roasted peanuts! While we opted for a spicy version, you know your friends best. Perhaps they’d prefer any of our other snack-friendly varieties, like Honey Roasted, Sea Salt & Pepper, or Sriracha Honey.
  • Basil Pesto: One of the newest items to hit the Farm Boy shelves, our jarred pesto is made with simple, classic ingredients. Imported from Italy, we’ve got classic Basil as well as Artichoke & Walnut or Sundried Tomato.
  • Pepperoncini: Spicy, salty, sour, and crunchy, these pickled veggies have your tastebuds covered!
  • Red Pepper Stuffed Olives: Another item that adds international flair to your host gift is our grade-A olives! Grown on a family farm in the Macedonian region of Greece, they’re delicious on their own (or perhaps in a holiday cocktail!).
  • Baguette Crisps: Serve up all the deliciousness in your basket with these baguette crisps! Extra-crispy and double-baked for major crunch.
  • Cranberry Port and Pecan Compote: Spread that holiday cheer with this festive compote!

Host Type: The Sweet Tooth

Is your host really just a big kid at heart? If they’re still indulging their inner child with all things sugary, play a sweet Santa with this host gift! Satisfy their sweet tooth with goodies from our Bake Shop and treats from our shelves!

cookies and candies for host gift
Items Included:
  • Florentine Cookies: These delicate Italian-style cookies are handcrafted in small batches with a chocolatey centre and come in Coconut or Hazelnut.
  • Mini Stroopwafles: Crunchy, chewy, and sweet, these are a classic Dutch treat! Tiny waffles are filled with an ooey-gooey syrup in Caramel, Maple, or Vanilla flavours.
  • Fudge: A holiday classic! Made the old-fashioned way with copper pots, real butter, and a smooth marble table, this stocking stuffer comes in festive flavours like Candy Cane or Eggnog!
  • Crispy Cookies: The holidays are cookie season, and our crispy cookies shouldn’t miss out on the fun! Baked in-store daily, pick up a pack in any of our classic flavours!
  • Chocolate Pizza: Pizza, but make it sweet! Your host gift needs a slice of this delectable Belgian chocolate confection decorated with toffee and mini candy pieces.
  • Milk Chocolate Double Roasted Almonds: One of our favourites year-round! Premium almonds are double-roasted to bring out their flavour and coated in a rich layer of creamy, dreamy milk chocolate.
  • Milk Chocolate Dessert Sauce: Use this indulgent sauce to top a cheesecake, a bowl of ice cream, or enjoy straight out of the jar with a spoon! (Don’t worry, we won’t tell!)
  • Candy Stix: The newest member of our classic candy lineup is imported from England! With a creamy fruity filling and three different flavours per pack, pick up Sour or Sweet!

Host Type: The Breakfast Lover

This host doesn’t have to be a morning person, but breakfast is definitely their favourite meal of the day! We’ve filled this host gift to the brim with items that are perfect to enjoy for holiday brunches and beyond.

breakfast items
Items Included:
  • Premium Buttermilk Pancake Mix: Perfectly measured for delicious pancakes every time, this mix will make those a.m. waffles and pancakes an instant baking success!
  • Amber Maple Syrup: Made in Woodstock, Ontario on a fifth-generation family farm, our local maple syrup is the real deal (and real good!).
  • Banana Bread Caramel Sauce: Try topping those pancakes with something a little different! Our banana bread caramel sauce is made with banana puree, butter, and brown sugar for a truly magical taste.
  • Organic Peanut Butter: Made without any added salt or sugar, it’s just the pure, delicious taste of organic roasted peanuts.
  • Sesame Chocolate Spread: Be warned: you’ll want to put this spread on everything! Smooth, creamy, and chocolatey, this sesame spread also comes in Keto and Vegan varieties depending on your host’s preference.
  • Pure Maple Sugar: A Canadian classic and a must-have in the Farm Boy pantry! Use this pure maple sugar to top oatmeal, apple slices, lattes, and more!

What DIY host gift are you putting on your shopping list? Discover everything you need at a store near you, find some delicious deals in our flyer, and share your seasonal faves with us on social!

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