Local gifts to savour in Lanark County

This holiday season show your loved ones just how much you care by shopping local to find the perfect gift. Giving someone one the gift of locally produced edibles, treats or products says so much more than a commercial gift.

Find gifts for the chocolate lover, the beer lover, the chef and more on the Sip and Savour Trail.

The Chocolate Lover


Everyone knows a chocolate lover can tell the different between an artisanal well-crafted and a commercially made chocolate. These local chocolatiers produce perfectly made confections that will warm the soul.

Hummingbird Chocolate Maker in Almonte is obsessed with making the best chocolate they possibly can. They make sure they find the best quality cacao to make their chocolate, which creates a delightful complexity of flavours that vary depending on the cacao bean’s country of origin. Hummingbird Chocolate has created a box with all of their award-winning chocolate bars in it that would be perfect for a gift this year.

Dive deeper into the world of chocolate and gift a Perth Chocolate Works box for Christmas, creating your very own artisan chocolate box specialized for your loved one. Order online and personally select each delicious chocolatey flavour to gift to someone special.

If you give some of these chocolates as a gift this holiday season, it is guaranteed to gain the respect and affection of any chocolate lover.

The Beer Lover


If you are shopping for a beer lover these craft breweries offer the perfect gift; from stocking stuffers to fun 12 beers of Christmas packs they’ve got you covered.

Nothing makes the holiday season better than a cold brewed enjoyed in front of the shining lights of a Christmas tree, and Perth Brewery’s 12 Beers of Christmas will give you a variety of seasonal beer flavours to choose from. The Merry and Bright Box from Four Degrees Brewing Co. in Smiths Falls comes with a six pack of beer, a toque, pint glass, Might Valley Coffee, Miss Fortune Rum Runner BBQ Sauce from Valley Custom Cutting and more.

Looking for a stocking stuff? Braumeister Brewing Co. has the craft beer that will do for the job. And if you toss in one of their new toques you will have one happy beer connoisseur.

Other craft breweries offer beer that you might not be able to find at your local LCBO and can be found all over Lanark County concocting delicious brews just for you. Pick up a few from each and create a local sampling pack with a little bit of everything in it.

The Chef


We all have a loved one that you can’t tear away from the kitchen, always concocting delicious new recipes that we just love to taste test. This year, give a gift that you both can enjoy from Pêches et Poivre in Almonte, Ont. Pêches et Poivre offers goody bag subscriptions, gift baskets and a monthly subscription to the Almonte Cheese Club, all of which will make that Chef at heart very happy.

Browse their online store or visit in person and find something for that hard to shop for person on your list – doesn’t everyone love a good charcuterie board, handcrafted wooden spoon, or cute teapot?

Boozy Boxes

Anyone who has the in-laws coming or is working hard to create the perfect Christmas dinner will appreciate a boozy box for Christmas.

Dairy Distillery in Almonte offers several gift ideas for dairy lovers who really shouldn’t be consuming lactose, if you know what I mean.

Dairy Distillery has created Canada’s first lactose free cream liquor and for the Almonte Friendship Series Vodkow Cream Liquor Gift Pack, they have partnered with several local Mississippi Mills’ businesses, such as Hummingbird Chocolate, to create the ultimate local gift. They also offer a Vodkow Vokda and Vodkow Cream Liquor Duo Gift Pack, and a Holiday Gift Basket which will make any liquor lover ecstatic.

Top Shelf Distillers in Perth, are offering a variety of craft spirit creations this holiday season, like their Maker’s Select Holiday Set, Holiday Gingerbread Pack and Holiday Reunion Moonshine Minis 4-Pack that will be a hit with any loved one. And look at the cute gingerbread card that comes with it! The perfect accompaniment to your local holiday gift.

Don’t wait too long to order these fantastic gift ideas. Visit the websites above and plan out the ultimate holiday gift experience for your loved ones.