Gift-shopping for the food lovers in your life can be a seriously daunting task. What do they like to savour on? What if it doesn’t suit their palate?, you may end up asking yourself.
Lucky for you, we’ve got you covered with a bevy of gift ideas for people who are serious about their eats. Ahead, there’s something special for every type of food or beverage lover in your life that will surely tickle their taste buds.
From limited-edition ice cream flavours to personalised whisky glass, these unique and creative gifts will surely please the gourmands on your gift list.
Embark on a Whisky Journey by The Whisky Store
Got a whisky lover or maybe someone who’s whisky curious? Why not sign them up for the Whisky Journey, Singapore’s first bar and restaurant whisky trail, that’s happening this 11 to 20 December?
Organised by The Whisky Store, this year’s rendition will be presenting a delectable range of rare bottles from the likes of international whisky distilleries such as Bunnahabhain, Tomatin, and Loch Lomond. In fact, there will be more than 300 selections of whiskies presented across 15 bars and restaurants island-wide, including Wala Wala Café Bar, Quaich Bar South Beach, and Malts.
Participants can also look forward to purchasing limited-edition bottlings in addition to delighting in various unique whisky experiences offered during the event such as innovative whisky pairings, rare whisky tastings, and exclusive access to industry experts and professional connoisseurs.
Tickets are available at an early bird price of S$32 until the end of November, and will be sold at the regular price of S$45 thereafter. For more info, click here.
Zest up the holidays with Tiger’s crowd-favourite Radler flavour
You probably have all the booze sorted for your end-of-year gathering, but don’t forget to add Tiger Radler Pomelo to your stash!
Brewed fresh with Tiger Beer and natural juice, the most popular limited-edition Radler is a refreshing, thirst-quenching blend of the iconic lager with 2% ABV and the citrus flavours of pomelo.
The Tiger Radler Pomelo is now available from $9.90 (for a six-can pack) at all major supermarkets and selected e-retailers, while stocks last.
Personalised Mr and Mrs Christmas cheese board
For the perfect gift for festive entertaining, don’t pass on this handsome and useful cheeseboard set! Fully customisable with any details you provide for each line, this board (which comes with four serving tools) will be engraved and designed individually, making it a truly personal gift for a special recipient.
The personalised Mr and Mrs Christmas cheese board retails for S$68.36 at Gifts Less Ordinary. Free shipping, gift box, and additional engraving options available.
Personalised ‘More Whisky’ crystal tumbler
Yet another bespoke Christmas gift, spoil your whisky-loving buddy this time with a personalised crystal whisky glass that will surely make his or her whisky nights even more memorable.
The personalised ‘More Whisky’ crystal tumbler is priced at S$75.65 at Gifts Less Ordinary. Free shipping and gift wrap options available.
Indulge guilt-free with Melati Classic
Been looking for a sophisticated alternative to alcoholic beverages? You may like Melati Classic of the eponymous homegrown non-alcoholic aperitif brand. Crafted from 26 Asian botanicals, Melati Classic is gloriously complex with refreshingly fruity and floral notes that pave the way for spicy undertones.
Melati Classic retails for S$68 online.
Celebrate with Nyetimbre Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage
Add a touch of elegant with English sparkling wine maker Nyetimber’s flagship wine, the Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage. Toasty and spicy, intense yet delicate, it’s the perfect stocking filler that will make every party host smile this festive season.
Nyetimber Classic Cuvee Multi-Vintage retails for S$98 at Analogue Wine Merchant.
Bring on the festive cheer with Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits
Those who want to tone down the booziness of the season can opt for low- or no-ABV options of classic Christmas tipples like the ones offered by Lyre’s.
With a wide range of 13 different non-alcoholic spirits – including favourites such as the American Malt and White Cane Spirit which can be used to whip up festive mocktails that everyone loves.
Each variant of Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits is priced at S$59 and is available at selected Market Place by Jason, Cold Storage, and CS Fresh outlets.
Amazin’ Graze 2020 Holiday Collection
New superfoods, limited-edition flavours, and collectable merchandise – these are what you can expect from Amazin’ Graze’s holiday collection this year.
Relish in festive flavours such as Chocolate-coated Almond & Strawberries, Cherry Peppermint Brownie Chips, and White Chocolate Cranberry Granola that will surely leave you wanting more – now, who says eating healthy isn’t possible during Christmas?
For a more generous gift, go for the gift boxes which are retailing from S$15.90. Shop the 2020 Holiday Collection by Amazin’ Graze in selected retail stores and supermarkets as well as online.
A personalised bottle of Glenfiddich
A special gift for those who appreciate an exceptional dram, the Glenfiddich personalised bottle labels will allow you to put your unique stamp on a bottle of Glenfiddich Our Original Twelve or Our Solera Fifteen before gifting it to a deserving recipient.
Customise a heartfelt message to your loved one and have it captured on the label, or adorn the bottle with your recipient’s monogram for the ultimate touch of personalisation.
All you have to do is to purchase new bottle of Glenfiddich Our Original Twelve or Our Solera Fifteen in-stores or at any licensed e-commerce platforms, and you’ll be entitled to personalise the bottle with a message of your choice by scanning the QR code imprinted at the back of the bottle.
For more details, visit the Glenfiddich website here.
Janice Wong Larger Than Life collection
Experience the sweetest of Christmases with celebrated chef Janice Wong’s Christmas collection that will transport you to an exciting winter wonderland filled with oversized creativity, colour, and imagination this year.
Inspired by her adventures across Europe, Janice Wong is offering a huge range of delectable gifts in this year’s series of holiday sweet treats, including four handmade Christmas cake specials, her much-loved Strawberry Champagne Cake, XXL Single Origin Dark Chocolate Bar, XXL Cookie Set, four festive hampers, chocolate gems as well as festive cookies and pastries.
Prices range from S$9.50 for classic chocolate bars and handmade Christmas cakes to S$215 for a special hamper that’s designed in partnership with award-winning florist, Fiore Dorato. The Janice Wong Large Than Life collection can be found in-store and online.
Curated Gin Sets by ATLAS
The exquisite ATLAS bar over at Parkview Square is probably a frequent haunt for gin and champagne lovers, which is why its exclusive festive gin sets are a must-buy this Christmas.
For each set, the award-winning ATLAS team has expertly curated a special gin, four tonic pairings, a garnish, and two handcrafted cocktails made with the featured gin, complete with three recipe cards so that drinks can be easily replicated at home.
Depending on the box you choose, you’ll get to experience the lush natural beauty of New Zealand with Curiosity Dry Gin (which is exclusively imported by ATLAS, by the way), head to the sprawling Californian beaches with Amass Gin or take in the Eastern air with Peddler’s Shanghai Gin (pictured), China’s very first craft gin with Szechuan peppercorns and the unique Buddha’s Hand lemon.
With jet-setting for the holidays on hold, you won’t go wrong by gifting an alternate form of travel with any of the ATLAS Curated Gin Sets.
Prices start from S$118 per box at the ATLAS online store.
The Häagen-Dazs x TinyTAN special edition
This season, Häagen-Dazs has joined forces with TinyTAN – a group of loveable characters inspired by BTS – for its festive ice cream line-up.
On top of multipacks (which contain the brand new Dark Chocolate Ganache & Almond flavour) as well as the special-edition Ice Cream Bites that feature all seven characters of TinyTAN on individual handcrafted mini ice cream cakes, fans can also collect special premiums like key chains, cooler bags, and ice cream spoons of TinyTAN.
Prices start from S$19.90 for the multipacks, which is available at all major retailers including Redmart. The special-edition Ice Cream Bites retail for S$98 at all Häagen-DazsTM shops and selected convenience stores.
Islander Brew, a joint collab by Sentosa and Brewerkz
With everything that’s been going on this year, we reckon it’d be a nice change of scenery to #supportlocal this Christmas instead. So why don’t you start by checking out this latest collaboration between Sentosa and Brewerkz?
As part of the Made With Passion initiative, Sentosa Development Corporation (SDC) has teamed up with Brewerkz to launch a series of four beers, aptly named Islander Brew.
Each craft beer features a unique taste inspired by edible plants found in Sentosa – cacao, lime, jasmine, and nutmeg – and are named after the island’s landmarks – Siloso Beach, Tanjong Rimau, Fort Siloso, and Bukit Manis.
The Islander Brew will be available from 1 December 2020 at selected F&B and retail outlets in Sentosa, and will subsequently hit the shelves of participating supermarkets and online retail channels from 7 December 2020.
Visit here for more info on Sentosa x Brewerkz’s Islander Brew.
Lexngo’s new eco-friendly sandwich case
For eco-conscious foodies in your gift list, look no further than the all-new eco-friendly Silicone Sandwich Case by Lexngo.
BPA-free and reusable, the sandwich case provides a practical yet stylish alternative to single-use plastics, reducing the carbon footprints of disposable packaging and non-biodegradable materials that accelerate climate change.
Designed to fit snugly in your bag with a sleek, square shape, the ultra-lightweight and compact Silicone Sandwich Case is made from 100% food-grade silicone and polypropylene (PP) that is non-toxic and long-lasting.
It s flexible cover features an innovative design that stretches over the container easily to keep the contents tightly sealed and completely secure. Available in green, pink and blue.
Find Lexngo’s Silicone Sandwich Case (S$20) at TANGS, The Social Space, and selected ToTT outlets, as well as online.
Curatif canned cocktails
Launched just last year in Melbourne, Australia, Curatif has made its way to Singapore just in time for the holidays and its four-pack of canned cocktails makes the perfect gift for the home imbiber in your life.
Currently, the available flavours you can find in Singapore are Archie Rose Espresso Martini (pictured) and Four Pillars Negroni from the Core Range, as well as Plantation Pineapple Daiquiri and Tequila Tromba Margarita from the Escape Series.
Flavours are limited at the moment, but one thing’s for certain: you can expect to enjoy a consistently perfect drink every time you pop a can open, as you would in a world-class cocktail bar.
Find Curatif canned cocktails (S$48 for a pack of four) at selected Cold Storage outlets, EC Proof, Huber’s Butchery, and Redmart. The cocktails are also available at top bars and restaurants in Singapore, including RVLT, PS Café, and Lucali.
Hook Coffee subscription
Got an adventurous coffee aficionado who enjoys exploring new flavours and blends? Aside from signing him or her up for the upcoming Singapore Tea and Coffee Festival (28 November to 6 December 2020), we’re certain that your giftee will also like a coffee subscription from local brand Hook Coffee.
Not only does Hook Coffee’s subscription let you try unique coffee flavour blends that are freshly roasted with specialty-grade Arabica beans every week (simply choose the ‘Surprise Me’ option if you would like to keep things exciting and receive a different coffee with each delivery), but it also offers contract-free subscription that lets you customise your delivery frequency as well as edit, pause or cancel the service at any time – zero commitment required!
For more information about Hook Coffee’s subscription, visit the website here.
Recipe books with a twist
We hear you: recipe books are a dime a dozen these days but in our honest opinion, true foodies will always have a stash of cookbooks that they trust and rely on. And chances are, they would’ve gone to every nook and cranny of the world to search for these manuscripts.
We’re not saying you have to do that though, but you can definitely surprise them with cookbooks that have a little more personality.
Try Snopp Dogg’s From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen (S$37 from Urban Outfitters; S$39.37 from Amazon) or reach for The Mini Bar: 100 Essential Cocktail Recipes, an eight-notebook set by the editors of PUNCH (S$28.12 from Book Depository; S$30 from Urban Outfitters).
Festive powders from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Baristas-at-home can look forward to whipping up yummy festive delights with The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s assortment of coffee, tea, and powders this year.
We especially have our eyes on the Powder Tins (S$16.90 each) which comes in crowd-favourite flavours like Peppermint Chocolate, French Vanilla, and Hazelnut.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Christmas 2020 collection is available in stores and online.
Ben & Jerry Mint Chocolate Cookie ice cream
Dash through the snow aboard Ben and Jerry’s sleigh this holiday when you indulge in the limited-edition Mint Chocolate Cookie ice cream this Christmas!
The flavour is made for maximum “enjoymint”, as you’ll find chunks of chocolate sandwich cookies cocooned by wickedly cool and smooth peppermint ice cream.
Ben & Jerry’s Mint Chocolate Cookie is now retailing at $13.90 per pint at all neighbourhood supermarkets and online.
Special cuvées from Emperor
Singapore’s first and only Champagne Club, Emperor has not only revamped their subscription services just in time for the holidays (there are now three different tiers of membership that grant you access to rare and exciting cuvées every month), but is also offering a curated selection of gift sets that will surely impress any champagne lover.
We are especially crushing on the Champagne Virginie T Grande Cuvee 6 Ans (S$169), which comes in an origami gift box that can double as an ice bucket – how nifty!
Other bottle bundles are also available, and if you like, you can also take a look at Emperor’s two-hour guided tastings that are available Wednesdays through Saturdays.
For more information, visit the Emperor website here.