A Tisket, a Tasket, an Awesome Holiday Basket
A gift basket: the ultimate form of gift-giving for the people who are so hard to pin down. A little of this, a little of that and you're set.
Awesome Oxford County Gift Baskets
In Oxford, we have several food producers, makers and artisans who create lovely gift baskets this time of year. From cheese-filled surprises to single-servings and self-care products, there's a basket for pretty much everyone on your list. So embrace the goodness of gift baskets with this list of Oxford businesses who make them.
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- A DIY mix of artisan goods, foodie treats and more
- A charcuterie basket
- Straight from the cheesemakers
- Self-care basket
- More cheesy goodness
- Craft Beer Basket
- Artisan chocolate basket
- House-roasted nuts and other treats
- All things maple basket
- Craft beer, nuts and in-house treats
- Local goods for a great cause
1. Thames River Melons Charcuterie Baskets & Sweet Tooth Baskets
Mmm mmmm! Round out that charcuterie board this holiday season with some delicious crackers and preserves from Thames River Melons. Their charcuterie baskets come in three sizes and can be ordered online for pick up at the farm store and the same goes for their sweet tooth basket.
In the charcuterie gift basket, you'll find some of their awesome preserves, a few pickled items using the farm's fresh produce and some Barrie's Asparagus chips- perfect for any holiday board.
In the sweet tooth baskets, you'll find a delicious selection of the farm's jams as well as their signature melon blossom honey!
Finally, Thames River Melons is also offering a Dinner Party Holiday Gift Basket this year which comes with their pasta sauce, strawberry BBQ sauce, a jar of tomato salsa, a jar of onion scape jelly (YUM), a jar of garlic scape mustard and a jar of dill pickles!
Want to round it out a bit? Consider adding in some locally-made cheese or pepperettes from a nearby farm all on the website. It's sure to be a hit!
2. A Cheese-Filled Basket from an Oxford County Cheese Maker
Where: Mountainoak Cheese, 3165 Huron Rd. New Hamburg, ON. (View Map); Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese, 445172 Gunn's Hill Rd. Woodstock, ON. (View Map); Bright Cheese and Butter, 816503 County Rd 22, Bright, ON. (View Map)
How to Order: Mountainoak- browse baskets then order by emailing email@example.com for farm store pickup, Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese -order online for pickup in-store or get a box instead and have it delivered to your door
There are so many wheys to celebrate Oxford County's cheesy heritage this holiday season but the way that tops the list is by grabbing a gift basket from one of our many award-winning cheesemakers. All you have to do is pick up the phone or shop online and grab your basket!
3. Wild Comfort Body Care
For the one on your list who is always putting others first- consider pampering them this holiday season with a lovely gift box from Wild Comfort Body Care. You can even order online and have it delivered right to their door! From kits for the travel featuring shampoo and lotion bars and to-go carrying kits to facial care, and refill kits, there are loads of ways to spoil them this season.
4. The Wine Cellar & Cheese Shop
The foodie on your list will LOVE a holiday basket from The Wine Cellar and Cheese Shop. Load it up with international and local cheeses, crackers, maple syrups, jams, mustards and more. Plus don't forget some lovely cured meats to pair it altogether. It's like they're getting the best part of a holiday party in basket form.
5. Upper Thames Brewing Company
Where: Upper Thames Brewing Company, 225 Bysham Park Drive #9, Woodstock, ON. (View Map)
How to Order: Select from baskets in store (coming soon!) or call 519-290-0053 or email to create a custom basket.
The hop head on your list will love the gift baskets from Upper Thames Brewing Company. Filled to the brim with glassware, chocolate and of course, craft beer (duh), what else could you need?
6. Habitual Chocolate
We love the gift baskets from Habitual Chocolate! Coming in every size, including personal (think a mug and a hot chocolate spoon), they're filled with chocolate made from bean to bar in house. Enjoy everything from Habitual's signature bars to dipped fruit, hot chocolate and even a few goods from other local retailers.
7. Coyle's Country Store
The holiday goodie baskets at Coyle's Country Store are pretty epic. Candy, chocolate and snack foods abound alongside Dutch treats like Stroopwaffels, Coyle's preserves, roasted nuts and more. All the person on your list has to do now is dive in!
8. Jakeman's Maple Farm
Maple madness abounds in this basket! Jakeman's Maple Farm curates gift baskets with their mapley products that range everything from their classic maple syrup to maple coffee, maple candies, maple sugar, maple pancake mix and even maple ice wine syrup for an extra Canadian twist.
9. Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm
There are TWO options on this list for the hope head on your list! Not to be missed, Ramblin' Road Brewery Farm in LaSalette packs the punch in their gift baskets which are stuffed with their delicious craft beer (we love the potato beer and purebRED ale), Picard's peanuts, sponge toffee...the works. Call in your order to hear what they have or pop into the brewery.
10. The Alzheimer's Society
This year, The Alzheimer's Society of Oxford has curated some lovely local gift baskets for the holiday season featuring all kinds of goodies. With two sizes of baskets available, there's something local to love for everyone on your list!
Peek inside for some of the county's best gems from a holiday mixed six-pack from Upper Thames Brewing Company to delicious maple syrup from Hayes, Kintore Coffee, Coyles, Habitual Chocolate and more! Plus, the proceeds go to a wonderful cause.
Enjoy Your Basket
Whether you're buying it for somebody you love or admire or just to enjoy at home, we hope you find the perfect basket!
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