9 Uniquely Blue Gift Ideas

9 Uniquely Blue Gift Ideas

Though the traditional gift giving season may be over, that doesn’t mean gift buying is out! Whether you’re an eager beaver and are getting ahead of the crowds for next year’s holiday celebrations, or a special occasion is coming up, a gift guide is never out of style. As the Canadian Wild Blueberry Association, we love that Canadians love to support other Canadians. Did you know that by supporting businesses that use Canadian wild blueberries, you’re supporting your Canadian blueberry farmers? So we thought we would create a list of 9 Wild Blueberry Gift Ideas for you to consider during your next gift giving opportunity! 


Bonne Maman Jams

If you’re looking for some tasty treats to pass around at your next pandemic-approved event, Bonne Maman has created beautiful and artistic gift boxes filled with delicious jams, jellies, and compotes! These are usually quick selling, so you’d better hurry to get your hands on one before they’re gone. 

You can find these online, Costco, IGA, and other specialty shops.

Celestial Seasonings

For the tea-lovers in your life, consider Celestial Seasonings “True Blueberry Herbal Tea” – a fragrant taste of the wild blueberry that you know and love! Give it with a new mug, or the box itself with an ice cube tray, this gift can be used all year ‘round, and is an incredibly versatile product to round out your gift-giving! 

Many supermarkets (such as Walmart Supercenter, Giant Tiger, Sobeys and Superstore) carry Celestial Seasonings tea, though they may not carry the True Blueberry. Talk to your local supermarket today! 



Based in Ontario, Chudleigh’s carries a mouth-watering assortment of goods. From pies to jams, salsa to cider, there is something for everyone! Currently, they are offering a Jam Holiday Gift Box (which is ON SALE right now!) that includes a jar of wild blueberry-wild raspberry jam that we’re dying to try.

As always, these can be ordered online, or you can find them at most local supermarkets including Costco, Giant Tiger, Loblaws, Wholesale Club, and more.


Farmer’s Dairy

Perhaps one of the best in-home date nights involve a blanket, a movie, and a bucket of ice cream. Give the gift of YUM, along with a tub of Farmer’s Oxford Blueberries and Cream Ice Cream! Made with 100% Canadian milk, and 100% Canadian Wild Blueberries, you can feel VERY sure that you’re supporting local, all the while enjoying a spoonful (or more) of delicious dairy.

Found at all major grocery retailers in Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. 



That’s right, Jamieson (the brand known for vitamins and probiotics) also incorporates wild blueberries in their products! Thinking about giving the gift of nutrition this year? Consider some chewable Vitamin B in a health and wellness gift basket (hey, you could throw some Celestial Seasonings tea in there, too!)!

Found at most major retailers and pharmacies in Canada.


Nature’s Path

We love Nature’s Path for a variety of reasons, not the least of which the fact that they are all about whole grains, healthy eating, and healthy living (especially on the go). So for the one who never has time for breakfast in your life, consider slipping a box of these Sunrise Blueberry Chia Breakfast Biscuits in their gift basket this year! They’ll be thanking you as they run out the door, biscuits in hand!

Found at most major grocery stores.

Pepper North

Have a hot-sauce lover on your hands? Awesome. Take a peek at Pepper North’s Blueberry Plague hot sauce. With a heat index of 7/10, this spicy treat has strong notes of wild blueberries, Trinidad scorpion peppers, wild honey, and red habanero peppers. 

Pepper North products can be found at Loblaws, Sobeys, Amazon, Superstore, Highland Farms, and more.



Wanting a French take on a wild blueberry jam? Head over to St. Dalfour! After sending Canadian wild blueberries to France, St. Dalfour creates a delicious jam and sends it right back for all of us to enjoy.

These products can be found at Loblaws, Sobeys, IGA, Foodland, and more. 


Van Dyk’s 

Offering delicious pure wild blueberry juice isn’t the only thing that Van Dyk’s are known for! They produce a number of delicious products, and are now offering gift baskets with a delightful combination of their most popular products! 

These products can be purchased online, at most quality and health food stores across Canada, including Loblaws, Sobeys, Pharmasave, among many, many more. 



There are so many different kinds of gifts you can give; food baskets, health and wellness themed boxes, charcuterie boards (these have been incredibly popular) and so much more. Why not consider adding some Canadian Wild Blueberries to the mix? Not only will you be supporting Canadian wild blueberry farmers, you’ll be putting a smile on your recipient’s face as well! 

3 Ingredient Wild Blueberry N’ice Cream


Wild Blueberry N'ice Cream

3 Ingredient Wild Blueberry N'ice Cream

Full of antioxidants, fiber, and micro-nutrients this will become a family favorite and (dare we say) a wonderful alternative to "regular" ice cream.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Freezing Time 2 hours
Course Dessert
Servings 5


  • Food Processor


  • 2 cups frozen wild blueberries
  • 2 bananas frozen
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream refrigerated overnight
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup optional


  • Refrigerate the coconut cream overnight so that it’s completely firm when ready for use. If there is liquid left in the can, do not use it for this recipe. Add the blueberries, bananas, maple syrup and coconut cream to a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • For soft-serve, serve immediately in bowls or cones
  • If you prefer your ice cream more firm, pour into a tin container, and freeze for 1-2 hours to allow the ice cream to firm up a bit more. Then scoop onto a bowl or cone!
  • Enjoy with your favorite toppings (coconut flakes, nuts or seeds, etc)
  • Store in an airtight container in the freezer
Keyword healthy ice cream, ice cream, wild blueberry ice cream

Health Benefits of Wild Blueberries in Kids

Health Benefits of Wild Blueberries in Kids

Sweet to taste, cute to look at, low in calories, and loaded with nutrients, wild blueberries are widely
famous for their health benefits. Often labeled as a superfood, wild blueberries are highly
recommended for kids by experts as they are a significant source of micronutrients
such as magnesium, zinc and vitamins A, E, K, and B-complex.

Let’s take a look at the amazing health benefits wild blueberries can provide for your children.

Wild Blueberries can regulate blood circulation

Wild blueberries can help prevent the buildup of plaque in the arteries and since children have a developing
circulatory system, consuming blueberries regularly can aid in healthy blood vessel development.

Wild Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants

Wild blueberries are loaded with antioxidant power which can help prevent damage caused by oxidative stress.

Wild Blueberries can support bone growth

Calcium, magnesium and the vitamin K present in the fruit makes it a great fruit for bones as it helps in the synthesis of osteocalcin, a bone protein, which helps in keeping bones strong and healthy.

Wild Blueberries help keep the nervous system healthy

Wild blueberries are loaded with a mix of nutrients that help in keeping the nervous system healthy and keeping brain function high.

Wild Blueberries may improve eyesight

The anthocyanin in the blue pigment of the fruit helps improve and support eyesight and ease eye fatigue.

Wild Blueberries improve brain function

W blueberries also help in improving memory and maintaining brain function by reducing oxidative damage to the brain cells. Regular consumption of wild blueberries can assist in the cognitive development of the brain in children while reducing stress in the body and the mind.

Wild blueberries are a great choice for kids and adults alike and with all the health benefits, we can’t think of a better food to add to your routine.

Frozen Wild Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

Frozen Wild Blueberry Cheesecake Squares

These easy to make, super creamy wild blueberry treats will keep your family coming back for more!
Course Dessert


  • 2 cups wild blueberries
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 strips lemon zest


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar


  • 1 pkg plain cream cheese, softened
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 cups sour cream


  • In small saucepan, mix together blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, lemon zest and juice; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool completely. Remove lemon zest.
  • Crust
    Meanwhile, in bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar until well combined. Spread evenly in bottom of parchment paper-lined 9-inch square pan. Freeze until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • Filling
    In medium bowl, using electric mixer, beat cream cheese with condensed milk until smooth. Mix in sour cream and vanilla; spread over crust.
    Using large spoon, drop mounds of blueberry purée on top of filling. Draw tip of knife through filling to create marbled effect. Cover and freeze until firm, about 6 hours. To serve, move to fridge for 30 minutes. (Make-ahead: Can be wrapped and frozen for up to 2 days.)

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