Rily's 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Rily's 2022 Holiday Gift Guide

Stocking stuffers and kitchen must-haves, these 21 products are our top picks for Santa's gifts.

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From spices and sustainable kitchen products to cookware and culinary tools, our 2022 Holiday Gift Guide features our favourite products from Canadian vendors that we know will be a hit with your loved ones.

Curated by our team with every level of kitchen comfort in mind, this guide has a gift for everyone on your list in prices ranging from $5 to $100.

You can shop this entire guide from the comfort of your couch, so put on something comfy, grab your favourite snacks, and just relax as your enter the shopping phase of the holiday season,


1. Now Designs Stay-Soft 'Maple Leaf' Brown Sugar Saver $5

This cute little terracotta maple leaf helps keep brown sugar soft and ready and is the perfect stocking stuffer for the baker in your life.

2. Luumi Unplastic Silicone Straws $8

Easy to clean and with zero risk of chipping a tooth, these silicone straws are a great alternative to glass or metal straws as we continue to move away from single-use plastics.

3. Juniper Smoked Sea Salt $15

Smoked with juniper bush for a minimum of eight hours, this aromatic Newfoundland salt is an amazing gift for your salt-loving friend.

4. Browne Oyster Knife $15

Featuring a hardwood handle with a three inch carbon steel blade, this beautiful little oyster shucking knife is simple but sweet little gift for your seafood-loving friend.

5. Wilton Perfect Scoop Meatball-Cookie Scoop $18

Beyond portioning out perfect cookies and meatballs, these scoops with squeeze to release handles are fantastic for cake batter, mashed potatoes, ice cream, and so much more.

6. Knotted Nest Recycled Fabric Napkins $25

These napkin sets are created with reclaimed fabrics and vintage materials, so each set is a unique surprise. Each set includes four reversible, 12 inch, sturdy, reusable, fabric napkins.

7. Mid Century Mustard Coasters $25

A great gift for your responsible friend who knows the value of a good coaster, or the friend who definitely should.


1. Organic Tinned PEI Mussels $26

If you're surprised to see this gift here, you're not wrong. It is weird. But for the seafood fanatic in your life, it's just perfect and they will love you almost as much as they'll love these PEI mussels in smoke paprika and fennel tomato sauce.

2. Tawâw: Progressive Indigenous Cuisine Cookbook $32

For your loved one who finds joy in the kitchen, Chef Shane M. Chartrand's debut cookbook hosts more than 75 recipes, personal stories, exploration of ingredients and techniques, and a dive into culinary influences.

3. Organic Vegan Food Wraps $35

Made with beautiful cotton textiles dipped in organic jojoba oil and coniferous tree resin, these vegan kitchen wraps can greatly reduce the need for plastic wrap.

4. NORPRO Mini Cast Iron Panini Pan With Press $49

This mini skillet is pre-seasoned and ready to grill your loved one the most perfect toasted sandwiches they've ever had in their life.

5. Olivewood Classic Mortar & Pestle $45

Made by hand from imported Mediterranean olive wood this mortar and pestle is ideal for crushing herbs and spices, and grinding pastes.

6. Natura Bamboo Bread Box with Window $50

For your friend who loves bread more than anyone else you know, this aesthetically pleasing breadbox will look great on a counter and keep bread fresh for days.

7. Wood & Resin Coaster Set $50

Black walnut and resin are combined to make these gorgeous, silky smooth coaster sets that will catch the eye as they keep tables dry.


1. Chefman Rotating Waffle Maker $70

For the person in your life who loves to brunch, give them the gift of professional, restaurant quality waffles in their own kitchen.

2. Rather Green Farm to Table Bag $52

This large canvas tote hosts four open pockets, extra handles, and enough space to bring home nearly the whole, delicious market.

3. Black Walnut Charcuterie Board $85

A beautiful, quality made charcuterie board is a staple in anyone's home, host or not. (Who doesn't love a personal grazing board when the mood hits).

4. Dutch Oven $80

A Dutch oven of high enough quality to last generations, passing down family recipes and memories, well that's a gift anyone would love to receive.

5. Dalstrong Vegetable Knife $90

An amazing tool for all level of cook, this versatile and uniquely designed knife will slice through any vegetable with ease and precision.

6. Meyer Cast Iron Kadai $90

We are so obsessed with this kadai, also known as a wok or karahi. A great thing to have in any kitchen, this durable cooking dish is ideal for making flavour-full curries and stir fries.

7. The Spice Guru 12-Pack Spice Set $99

Gift someone special with this trip to flavour town. Perfect for your friend who loves to experiment with their tastebuds.


Sometimes the best gift, is a donation to a good cause.

FoodShare is a food justice organization supports community-led initiatives to keep quality food accessible to all.

Donate to FoodShare.

Aurora House provides transitional housing and essential support services to women with children in Canada who have suffered abuse and exploitation.

Visit Aurora House Online.

The Good Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund strives to improve the lives of Indigenous people through awareness, education, and reconciliation.

Learn more About the Downie Wenjack Fund.

Hope Blooms is actively empowering youth to be engaged in creating environments that impact their communities.

Explore Hope Blooms' Projects.

Uplift Kitchen is a grassroots food security initiative created to serve racialized communities in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Support Uplift Kitchen.

Second Harvest is the largest food rescue initiative in Canada, building more equitable food systems to redirect good food into homes instead of landfills.

Donate to Second Harvest Today.

The Christie Ossington Neighbourhood Centre provides a wider range of integral and innovative services for vulnerable community members.

Visit the CONC Website.

Stella's Place makes mental health services accessible for young adults and creates a safe space for them to build and find community.

Learn More About Stella's Place.

World Vision Canada is a global relief and advocacy organization with a focus on helping the world’s most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life.

Support World Vision or Sponsor a Child.

Meals on Wheels Ontario delivers nutritious, delicious and affordable meals to range of vulnerable demographics including seniors, individuals with physical or cognitive impairments, and people in recovery.

Visit Meals on Wheels' Website.

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Erin Horrocks-PopeBorn and raised in Toronto, Erin is a dedicated freelance journalist, accomplished copywriter, and meticulous copyeditor. Beyond her bustling career, she's a devoted mother of four young kids who can't get enough of the mouthwatering recipes curated by Rily's culinary experts.
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