Hudson and Oak is a women-owned company based in Vancouver known for designing chic, minimalistic and functional home goods.
If you’re looking to refresh your tabletop, check out the company’s bestselling pieces: the Everyday Latte Mug, Large Plate and Ridged Glassware.
All Hudson & Oak tableware items are made from 100 per cent porcelain, with non-toxic glaze, free from lead and any heavy metals. They’re available in four attractive colours: cloud, lilac, nude and salted caramel.
And we love that the sets are stackable, helping save you space in the kitchen! Available online or at shops across Canada. (hudsonandoak.com)
Cold-brew coffee maker
Looking for the perfect gift for java junkies? Hamilton Beach’s new Convenient Craft Rapid Cold Brew & Hot Coffee Maker is just the ticket.
Enjoy smooth, cold-brew coffee in less than six minutes instead of the usual 12- to 24-hour wait, and brew a piping-hot cup in three.
Bonus: The slim design takes up minimal counter space.
Ina Garten Go-To Dinners
The beloved Barefoot Contessa is back with a new cookbook of easy, go-to recipes she knows will turn out perfectly every time. Cooking night after night during the pandemic inspired her, she says, to rethink the way she approached dinner, and the result is this collection of delicious recipes, including freeze-ahead, make-ahead, prep-ahead and simply assembled. Overnight Mac & Cheese, Tuscan White Bean Soup and Scrambled Egg Cacio e Pepe are mouth-watering marvellous! Available at chapters.indigo.ca.
Chapman’s winter ice cream treats
Chapman’s, Canada’s award-winning ice cream company, is launching two new frozen treats this holiday season: Gingerbread Mint Ice Cream Bars and Winter Cocoa Ice Cream Cones. The cutlery-free sweets are the perfect end to a festive family dinner or — heck — just when you want a treat. Available at grocery stores across Canada.
Tre Stelle CHEEZMADE
Canada’s iconic dairy brand Tre Stelle recently made waves at the Restaurants Canada show with the launch of its innovative CHEEZMADE Chicken-less Burger and Chicken-less Nuggets.
Made from real cheese blended with spices to create the same taste and texture as chicken, they’re vegetarian and halal, high in protein and calcium, and made without any artificial flavours or colours. Available at grocery stores across Canada.