The holidays are the best time of year to indulge in all things sweet and savoury, so we’re dedicating the final post in our Friday Five Holiday Gift Guide series to food! Downtown Oakville’s specialty food shops have something for every foodie on your Christmas list including:

Traditional Christmas Desserts
Wow your Christmas dinner host with a freshly baked Yule log from Black Forest Pastry Shop, or a gluten-free gingerbread house from Sugar Suite Cakes.

Fresh-Pressed Juice
For the health enthusiast in your life, help them detox from their holiday indulgences with freshly-pressed juice from Green Press. Pictured above are the Mean Green and Beet it Orange flavours.

Lavender Wine Jellies
For the gourmand who loves experimenting with new and exotic flavours, pick up this set of Chardonnay and Merlot lavender wine jellies from Neob Lavender. These can be used to marinate meat, spread on toast or serve with cheese.

Olive Oil and Vinegar Gift Set
Anyone who loves to cook will appreciate a gift set containing extra virgin olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar from Olives en folie. Select from one of their pre-packaged gift boxes or create your own!

British Chocolates
Nothing says “traditional British Christmas” like a strong cup of tea and a tin of Quality Street chocolates. Grab these and other treats imported from across the pond at The British Grocer.

Need more last-minute gift ideas? Click here to download our Holiday Guide, or view our full store directory here.