Top 5 Holiday Hostess Gifts under $50 from Givopoly

One of our favourite local businesses is Givopoly. This Ottawa-based service has curated over 1000 gifts from over 70 local businesses and artisans into an efficient online marketplace. The best thing about Givopoly? They deliver! Not only can you shop for holiday and hostess gifts in your pyjamas, you can even have them delivered right to the recipient’s door, 7 days a week!

Here are some of our favourite host(ess) gifts under $50 from Givopoly!

1. Unrefined Olive Gift Package, $16.00


From The Unrefined Olive, Ottawa’s first Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Tasting Bar, comes this great host or hostess gift […] These lovely gift packages contain four 60ml bottles and give an overview of the olive oils and balsamic vinegars available from the stores most popular offerings. 

The four offerings include:

  • The Classic: Blood Orange Olive Oil, Eureka Lemon Olive Oil, Fig Balsamic, 18 Year Old Balsamic
  • The Savoury: Organic Mushroom and Sage Olive Oil, Tuscan Herb Olive Oil, Sicilian Lemon Balsamic, Jalapeño White Balsamic
  • The Citrus and Bright: Persian Lime Olive Oil, Eureka Lemon Olive Oil, Cranberry Pear White Balsamic, Honey Ginger White Balsamic
  • The Sweet and the Heat:  Chipotle Olive Oil, Baklouti Green Chilli Olive Oil, Pomegranate Balsamic, Dark Chocolate Balsamic.

2. Purple Urchin “Staycation” gift basket, $49.99


Purple Urchin produces natural bath and body products, all made from scratch in their shop, located at Somerset and Preston.

This adorable suitcase is packed with body treats from Purple Urchin.   A cooling foot soak suitably named “Chill Out” will relax tired feet. Heel Healin’ Balm will lavishly moisturize.  Wild Ginger Root Soap will make ordinary hand washing a pleasure and Lemon Meringue Hand Balm will nourish overworked hands and make them feel as though you’ve just had a pedicure.

3. Happy Goat Coffee’s “Coffee Connoisseur” pack, $35.00


Happy Goat Coffee is one of Ottawa’s best-kept secrets. Roaster Pierre Richard starts with beans from small-scale farmers of Africa, Asia, Central and South America and roasts in small batches for the ultimate brew.

This gift from Happy Goat Coffee Company includes four 1/2 lb (228 g) each bags of 2 roasts: Ugandan Bugisu and Guatemalan Antigua, and two blends:  Black Goat and the “G”.

4. Set of 4 Marble Drink Coasters, $32.00


HALF FULL Glassware & Accessories carries many witty drink coasters, including this set of 4 marble coasters, each featuring a humorous wine related quote that has been transferred to the tile.  The coasters are made of tumbled marble tiles imported from Turkey, and designed by Versatile in Almonte, Ontario.

5. DrinkPucks, $12.00


Perfect for the hockey and whiskey lover in your life!

DrinkPucks are the newest creation from Really Horrible Enterprises.  If you’ve heard of whisky stones or scotch rocks, then you already know what these are.   DrinkPucks are hand-crafted pucks of soapstone that fit perfectly at the bottom of a typical drinking glass.  Taken directly from the freezer and put into your glass before the pour, it will chill a nice amount of scotch, whisky, bourbon or whatever you fancy without diluting it.

Each DrinkPuck comes nestled within the hollowed out cavity of a hockey puck.  The puck is not simply decorative.  It makes the DrinkPuck easier to find in the freezer as well as protecting it from rough treatment.  The playoff season is upon us.  Treat your friends, or yourself, to these unique additions to your bar.

All photos and product descriptions © Givopoly

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