Have a secret Santa that is a big foodie? Or maybe your roomie is a talented home chef? Check out our guide for some food inspired Christmas gifts that won’t break your bank and will earn you major holiday points.
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The smell of freshly baked cookies might just be one of the most heart warming and welcoming scents in the world for all foodies. Now you can have that every day with no added effort of actually baking. Cookie DPT has curated its chocolate chip cookie scented candle ($200) in a hand-poured coconut wax candle that will transform every home into a gorgeous Christmas bakery with just one light.
Cookie DPT , available only at Landmark Christmas market
The Nutter Company
Peanut butter and chocolate spreads are a definite winner for Christmas morning. Why not treat a foodie to The Nutter Company’s innovative and exciting flavours? In its Christmas gift set ($338) you get three delicious flavours: classic almond butter, pecan butter and the Christmas special: berry nut chocolate. A blend of roasted almonds, chocolate and freeze-dried strawberries sounds like the perfect thing.
Available online at The Nutter Company and at multiple stockists across Hong Kong
Fortnum & Mason Cookbook
With a dual purpose of a gorgeous coffee table book and a cookbook to help with the festive season, the Fortnum & Mason Christmas & Other Winter Feasts ($330) is a great option. Written by Tom Parker Bowles, the cookbook includes seasonal dishes perfect for any party. If you’re feeling generous, why not add one of its iconic tea infusion sets too?
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IKEA Gingerbread House
A classic but incredibly easy gift that you can make into a fun afternoon. Pick up IKEA’s gingerbread house ($29) and a few extra packs of sweets and chocolates to decorate with. Plug your Christmas tunes on and prepare for the holidays with your loved ones.
IKEA, multiple locations across Hong Kong
Young Master Brewery
Everyone loves a good Christmas pun and Young Master’s has the punniest of them all. Treat your friend to its seasonal special release, the naughty or nice pack ($100). A four-pack with two nice cans of pale ale and two naughts cans of chocolate stout, this pack is a perfect Christmas gift for beer lovers.
Available online at Young Master Brewery and at multiple stockists across Hong Kong
Shodai Bio Nature
For your friends with a sweet and creative tooth, treat them to the Span de Noel ($570), a chocolate spectacle that you build yourself. They will receive layers of dark chocolate rings dotted with various toppings and a chocolate tree bark. Help them assemble their own Christmas tree this year as a Christmas gift and save a trip down to the flower market.
Available online at Shodai Bio Nature
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Create a cheeseboard at city’super with its wide range of cheeses, hams and special festive starters. Discuss what sort of flavours and items you might like with the counter staff to get their recommendations. From Antica Ardenga Coppa ham ($70) to Bertinelli Parmigiano Reggiano PDO cheese ($118), there is an abundance of choices for your personalised cheese and meat platter.
City’super, multiple locations across Hong Kong
Treat your friend to luxurious chocolates from Venchi. Filled with assorted chocolates depending on the packaging, these adorable presents will bring cheer to anyone’s day. Pick between the mini Christmas book, tree or round pendant designs, prices range depending on the sizes.
Venchi, multiple locations across Hong Kong
For your funny foodie friend, buy them their favourite Hong Kong snack… in sock version ($108). Exclusive to LOG-ON is a range of food favourites designed as socks. From Hong Kong milk tea and egg tarts, burger and fries and even jam jars, these will make your friends chuckle with joy with this Christmas gift.
Available online at LOG-ON and at multiple locations across Hong Kong