The holidays are busy. Between shopping for gifts, planning get-togethers with family and friends, and prepping holiday dinners, the to-do list grows by the day. Fortunately, we're here to make things a little easier. With this gift guide, we've put together all of the tastiest treats in store to please any palate.
The Cheese Lover
Any foodie would be proud to display these cheeses on a charcuterie board or plate. Plus, more cheesy goodness to enjoy!
Cheese Advent Calendars
This year, we've got not one but two cheese Advent calendars, which means you get a solid 24 days of delicious cheesiness. These Advent calendars allow you to unwrap a new day of cheese every day until Christmas. We don't think there's a better way to count down to the big day.
Quebec Artisan Cheese Calendar
Explore the local cheese of Quebec with this artisanal cheese calendar. It features 24 days of eight cheeses; your giftee can look forward to discovering the Trappist monk–made Fontina from Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac and or the buttery, nutty Italian-style Gouda, Lys de St-Gérard, made by P'tit Plaisir—and more!
Ilchester Advent Calendar
Let your loved one's tastebuds venture across the pond this holiday season with the Ilchester Advent Calendar that highlights eight kinds of British cheeses ranging from aged Red Leicester to vintage Applewood cheddar to this year's new variety, an apple, sage and onion cheddar.
Holiday-shaped British Cheeses
Exclusive to Safeway, these British cheeses come in fun Christmas-themed shapes in three different varieties: white Stilton, Red Leicester, and cheddar.
Coombe Castle White StiltonⓇ Cheese and Cranberry Santa Mitt
Unwrap a red wax Santa mitt to unveil a soft, white Stilton cheese. Crumbly and subtle with the addition of tart dried cranberries, this cheese will be hard to keep your mitts off of.
Coombe Castle Red Leicester Santa Stocking
Richer and creamier than a traditional cheddar, Red Leicester is a crumbly hard cheese on the softer side. The deep orange-red colour that this cheese is famous for is hidden underneath a white wax-shaped Christmas stocking.
Coombe Castle British Cheddar Santa Hat
Cheddar, but make it Christmas. Nothing beats the sharp bite of a good cheddar—one of the most popular go-to cheeses—except perhaps one in the shape of a cute Santa hat.
The Serious Snacker
Whether you're seeking out a stocking stuffer or building a basket of tasty bites, find excellent options for those on your Christmas list who take snacking seriously.
From our Panache Honey Dijon Flavour Kettle Cooked Potato Chips — slow-kettle cooked for extra crunch — to our Compliments Caramel & Cheddar Popcorn, we have all the sweet and salty snacks to hit everyone's snacking sweet spot.
New Panache Honey Dijon Flavour Kettle Cooked Potato Chips
Sweet and savoury, slow kettle-cooked for extra crunch, the new Panache Honey Dijon Kettle Chips are seasoned using Dijon mustard and honey.
Compliments Caramel & Cheddar Popcorn
The perfect complement to a fave holiday movie, our Compliments Caramel & Cheddar Popcorn combines salty and sweet for a snack that hits the spot.
Cheeseboard gift pack
Looking to impress a cheese lover in your life? Treat them to a DIY gift pack of Panache Walnut Crisps, Compliments Jalapeño Cheddar Cheese Balls (made with cheddar, cream cheese, and mozzarella), Compliments Cranberry & Cinnamon Goat Cheese Logs and a Panache 5-Year-Old Aged Cheddar. Look for these in our Deli & Cheese Dept., and let the Christmas feasting begin!
The Pasta Lover
Have friends or family members who revere ravioli? Give the gift of comfort food this holiday season with fresh pastas that will transport them to the Italian countryside.
Delight them with fresh options, including Giovanni Rana Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli, Giovanni Rana 4 Cheese Ravioli, Giovanni Rana Mushroom Ravioli, or Giovanni Rana Italian Sausage Ravioli. Gift with a Compliments sauce of your choice or opt to build a DIY gift basket and pair with kitchenware like a serving bowl and cheese grater.
Giovanni Rana Fresh Pasta
Foodies worth their fork know that not much beats a bowl of fresh pasta. Delight them with fresh options, including Giovanni Rana Ricotta & Spinach Ravioli, Giovanni Rana 4 Cheese Ravioli, Giovanni Rana Mushroom Ravioli, or Giovanni Rana Italian Sausage Ravioli. Gift with a Compliments sauce of your choice or opt to build a DIY gift basket and pair with kitchenware like a serving bowl and cheese grater.
You can’t go wrong with chocolate for the holidays!
This year, we’re highlighting three rich ways to indulge. Start with a crowd-pleasing tin of imported Belgium biscuits, made with real Belgian chocolate (with no artificial flavours or colours). Or, pick up Compliments Peppermint & Dark Chocolate Almonds for those with a sweet tooth (they're made with real dark chocolate!). Or, if you like luxurious flavour, Compliments Swiss Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts is a chocolate bar perfect for gifting—to others or yourself!
Panache Luxury Belgian Biscuit Collection
Don't arrive at a holiday party empty-handed! Pick up this crowd-pleasing tin of imported Belgium biscuits, made with real Belgian chocolate (with no artificial flavours or colours).
Compliments Peppermint & Dark Chocolate Almonds
For the sweet tooth with an elegant palate, treat them to Compliments Peppermint & Dark Chocolate Almonds. Made with real dark chocolate, this holiday dessert gets an upgrade with the addition of peppermint.
Compliments Swiss Milk Chocolate with Hazelnuts
A luxuriously creamy seasonal chocolate bar that's perfect for gifting-to others or yourself!
For the Host with the Most
Host gifts for holiday parties, Christmas dinners, teachers, neighbours, or the unexpected guest—there are always people on your gift list who require a quick and easy present.
Entertaining trays for the holidays
Whatever the craving, there's a holiday entertaining tray to suit your tastebuds. Be the most in-demand guest at holiday functions by showing up with one of our platters. Choose from fresh seafood, opt for mouthwatering baked goods, or arrive in style with a flavourful charcuterie tray. Call ahead or order online to pre-pay, then pick up in-store.
Christmas Mouse Poinsettia
OK, so it's not edible, but it is a last-minute host gift that scores big points. The Christmas Mouse Poinsettia is named for a European children's story of a Christmas mouse and sports a rich red colour. Available from 2½-inch minis to a 14-inch pot.