Local gift guide for Canberra foodie friends

The countdown to Christmas is on! Have you got all your Christmas gifts sorted yet? If you’re a last-minute shopper like me, I have some gift ideas for the foodie friends on your Christmas list!

Old bus depot markets

A great one stop shop for all your Christmas needs. As well as handcrafted gifts, you’ll be able to find wreaths, table centre pieces, handmade stockings and even live Christmas trees!

Located at 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston and open every Saturday and Sunday until 18 Dec from 10am – 4pm.


Treat your loved one with a gift card from Canberra’s ice cream magician. Located at 28 Lonsdale St, Braddon and open 12-11pm. Closed Mondays.

Handmade Canberra Christmas Markets

The gourmet food hall is the perfect place to grab some delicious goodies. For a taste of what’s on offer at the markets, check out this sponsored post from HerCanberra.

Located at Exhibition Park Canberra on 11-11 Dec from 10am – 4pm.

Essential Ingredient Canberra

Pick up high quality cookware, international and local cookbooks and quality food products.

Located at 25 Jardine St, Kingston and open Monday – Friday 9:30 – 5:30. Saturdays 9 – 4. Sundays 10 – 3.

Capital Region Farmers Market

Grab some Christmas hampers or a gift card from this fantastic farmers market. For a taste of what’s on offer, check out my 11 Delicious Gift Ideas post.

Located at Exhibition Park Canberra every Saturday 7:30 – 11:30am.

Urban Providore

Unique, artisan-crafted regional gourmet food products, gift hampers and Christmas crates are available at their Christmas Shopping Night on Friday 9 December from 5-9pm.

Located at 2/52 Wollongong St, Fyshwick, ACT and open 9am – 7pm for Christmas trading.

Shingle Inn

The 2016 Christmas range is now available now in all states. Treats include Christmas Fruit Cakes (gluten-free also available) and Christmas Puddings, Traditional iced all over Fruit Cakes and Classic mouth-watering buttery Shortbread.

Find your local Shingle Inn on the website. The Canberra store is located in Belconnen Westfield Shopping Centre.

Shingle Inn treats

Shingle Inn treats

Song of Oya candles

While not technically a foodie gift, these candles sound like they’d be good enough to eat! There are two seasonal candles out at the moment – Christmas pudding and Frankincense & Myrrh. The team behind Song of Oya are local Canberrans who are passionate candle artisans. Grab a delicious scented soy candle from the Song of Oya website

Capital Cookbook 3

A collection of recipes from leading Canberra establishments including Chairman and Yip, Courgette, Sage, Pialligo Estate and EightySix. $39.95 from the Quicksand Food website.

Foodish Cooking classes

Give the gift of learning for your foodie friends. Grab a voucher from the Foodish website so they can choose which class suits them best!

What Christmas gifts are you buying this year for your loved ones? Please let me know in the comments below!

The links in this post were unsponsored. However, I did receive the Shingle Inn products free of charge.