6 local products from the LCBO to help you give ‘the gift of good cheers’


After a hiatus, it looks like the holidays will be back in full swing this year, with Ontarians starting to plan small and safe gatherings with their family, friends and loved ones. And given the year we’ve just had, it’s about time! But now more than ever, shopping for gifts this season can feel like a daunting task. There’s one gift, however, that’s guaranteed to feel extra special: time together.

This holiday season, the LCBO is your go-to destination for finding meaningful and inspired gifts, with products created in the spirit of enjoying time with others. Whether you’re looking for the perfect bottle of wine to pair with a festive dinner, a locally made spirit to get you and your friends in the spirit, or a seasonal beer to toast at festivities, the LCBO has got you covered. 

Don’t know where to start? Here’s a list of Ontario-made products that will help you give ‘the gift of good cheerswhile supporting local products and producers.


Spirit of York Gin
Located in the heart of Toronto’s Distillery District, Spirit of York Distillery is known for its smooth, crystal clear gin. A blend of botanicals result in a delicate, easy-to-drink spirit with citrus and floral notes, and a distinct juniper finish. Perfect for the cocktail lover on your holiday shopping list, or for bringing along to any holiday occasion – you’re sure to wow everyone with this local gem! 

Trius VQA Holiday Gift Pack
Give the gift of great Ontario wine with this winning gift that has something for everyone. The set from the Niagara-based vineyard, Trius features a classic Chardonnay with notes of citrus, oak and toasted nuts and a rich Merlot with a flavour profile of plum, chocolate and cedar. Both wines are fit for any special occasion, but pair beautifully with a classic holiday meal.


Wayne Gretzky Red Cask Whisky Gift Pack 

Whether you’re picking up a gift for the avid sports fan in your life, or just a fan of great whisky, this limited-edition gift pack is a great one, featuring a 375 mL bottle of Wayne Gretzky Red Cask Whisky, along with a collectible glass and hockey puck cooling rocks to match.


Collective Arts Barrel Aged Imperial Porter + Glass

A seasonal favourite, Collective Arts has created a festive set featuring their Barrel Aged Imperial Porter. With decadent flavours of caramel, chocolate and vanilla, this beer was created with cozy winter evenings in mind and is perfect for sharing with friends on a snowy night in. It’s the ultimate winter warmer!

Ernest Cider Holiday Pack

Made with 100% locally sourced and pressed Ontario apples, Ernest Cider has a crisp, slightly sweet flavour that tastes like it’s been freshly squeezed and fermented in front of you. The Holiday Cider 4-pack features Ernest’s award-winning Rubee Cider, made with local cranberries and honey, as well as their Wild Blueberry cider, featuring a summer harvest of juicy wild blueberries. Family and friends alike will appreciate this ultra local gift that’s perfect for sharing.

The Foreign Affair The Conspiracy

If you’re looking for a bottle of wine suited for any palate, The Conspiracy should be your new go-to. This rich red features decadent notes of dark fruit, licorice and smoke that make it a great option for sipping on its own or pairing with something a bit more luscious. The local Ontario wine makes for a great host gift, and is sure to make any occasion a memorable one.

For more holiday gift inspiration, visit LCBO.com/GiftOfGoodCheers. The best part? The LCBO offers a variety of festive holiday packaging in each of its stores, ensuring your gift stays pour-perfect.


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