Welcome to the 2019 Cornelia Bean Holiday Gift Guide! We have put together a shortlist of personal gift ideas that are the perfect way to wish someone a happy holidays! Whether you’re looking for a hostess gift or something unique for that special someone, we’ve got you covered! See something here you like or are interested in learning more about our other gift ideas? Come down to the shop or peruse our specially curated online boutique to purchase specialty items from wherever you are. You can pick-up in store or we ship worldwide.
Now, here are a few of our favourite things (that people will love and actually use!)
The Wall won Best Innovative Product at the 2016 World Tea Expo and continues to be a favourite for all the tea drinkers out there. Coming in a left- and right-handed option, the Wall is a zero-waste, stylish and convenient option for steeping and drinking tea. This would be a great option for a colleague’s gift as it removes many of the steps in brewing tea. Ask us for help in choosing a loose leaf tea to pair with the Wall.
Need a hostess gift? Something for the tea drinker that has it all? During the holidays, we have a wide assortment of tea flights – all wonderfully boxed and ready for giving and for sharing. These flights include our most loved and classic blends, as well as specialty ones for the holidays. We can also create custom flight boxes for corporate gifts.
The Cornelia Bean holiday tins are back and better than ever! We will have our most beloved seasonal favourites plus new holiday blends that are perfect for the season. Pick up three for the ultimate deal and to ensure you always have a hostess gift handy for an unexpected party invite!
This timeless and elegantly designed coffee maker is a simple, tried and true method to make coffee, without sediments, acid or bitterness. Made of non-porous Borosilicate glass which will not absorb odours or chemical residues, the Chemex pour-over allows coffee to be covered and refrigerated for reheating without losing flavour. We also carry a range of Chemex accessories.
This to-go cup is built with a ceramic interior and is designed to provide a consistent temperature and flavour for 3-6 hours to ensure the first sip is no different from the last. This was the Gold Winner in the product design category of the 2018 Good Design Awards.
From our very own boreal forests, we are proud to carry Boreal Wildcraft’s essential oils in three varieties: Balsam Fir, Pine and Black Spruce. These aromas are ideal for Canadian winters but it is also important to use them properly as they are potent! Try diluting them in a small glass vase with bamboo reeds. This creates a lovely atmosphere in your home and a little something different than the usual essential oils out there.
Ritual Chocolate bars
These luxurious chocolate bars are small batch, bean-to-bar chocolate using classic European methods and premium cacao from select sources. Based out of Park City, Utah, Ritual chocolate bars are made with some of the highest quality cacao in the world with no added flavours. These are perfect for stocking stuffers, hostess gifts or office gifts. *available in-shop only.
Lotus biscuits (Biscoff)
Arguably the best biscuits in the world, Lotus Biscoff biscuits are made from a traditional European recipe and are perfectly sweet, spiced and melt in your mouth. Another excellent stocking stuffer alongside a bag of fresh coffee. Meant for dunking in coffee or perfect on their own! We have yet to meet anyone who hasn’t fallen in love with these biscuits…
The French press is a classic way for brewing delicious and robust coffee. The Frieling French press is a favourite because it brews delicious sediment-free coffee, retains heat four times longer than glass thanks to its double-wall insulation, won’t crack, chip or break, is dishwasher safe and cafe-quality coffee is ready in only takes four minutes! We can also provide recommendations on the best coffee to pair with this gift.
Coffee experts and regular coffee drinkers agree - the AeroPress makes some of the best coffee around for a fraction of the price and time of traditional espresso or coffee machines. The AeroPress produces a remarkably good straight espresso and an excellent Americano-style taller cup. It makes a richer, smoother cup of coffee with almost no mess or accessories. We sell the AeroPress and a selection of accessories.
The Prismo attachment would be a great gift for someone on your list who already has and loves the AeroPress, but wants to make it even more sustainable. The reusable filter stops sludge in its tracks and eliminates the need for paper filters. The valve also fits directly over an espresso shot glass.
Not sure what kind of coffee your recipient likes? Intimidated by our coffee selection and grind options? Don’t worry! We are here to help you find the best coffee for every occasion! We carry beans from small roasters across Canada that are craft roasted, single-origin and prioritize ethical and sustainable partnerships. We have our best sellers that are a hit with everyone and we can also give you tips for the pickiest of coffee drinkers. Plus, you can buy coffee in beans and our gift recipient can come in and have it ground as needed.