A box of Ferrero Rocher will delight just about anyone – except your foodie friends. After all, they’ve gone for some of the best gastronomic experiences in town and now have a discerning palate that can be quite hard to please.
A gift box filled with Spanish treats or a boozy afternoon tea set delivered right to their doorstep? That sounds more like it.
Keep reading as AVENUE ONE has sussed out the best gifts that look so gorgeous and luxe, we guarantee they will please even the pickiest gourmands on your list.
Amazing Graze Festive Snack Box
For the health nut buddy on your list, treat them to this guilt-free selection of snacks by Amazing Graze.
For Christmas, the brand has put together all its well-loved products into a whimsical festive packaging.
Inside each box, you’ll find goodies of blueberry coconut granola bites, anti-oxidant berry trail mix, dark chocolate brownie chips, tea towel, and more.
Amazing Graze Festive Snack Box retails for S$19.90 online.
Bettr The Easy Brew Set
Looking for a gift that a coffee lover will appreciate? Help them get their everyday dose of caffeine with The Easy Brew Set by Bettr!
It consists of 10 assorted drip bags that are easy and convenient to use anywhere, anytime and on top of that, it also comes with Bettr’s Bold & Wild anniversary chocolate coffee made with Bold Heart beans!
Made in collaboration with Wildness Asia, this sweet treat is one that can be easily paired with the cup of joe for a burst of different flavours.
Bettr The Easy Brew Set retails for S$38.90 online.
Chilli Tan Original & Fragrant Sesame Set
If your gourmet buddy is always up for a hot ‘n’ spicy food adventure, then you definitely won’t go wrong with this local indie business by founder Dione Tan who established Chilli Tan out of a family-favourite chilli paste made by her dad.
The paste currently comes in two flavours – Original and Fragrant Sesame – and it can be used as a marinade, dip or sauce. We highly recommend you grab the set, and have it with everything you eat – bak chor mee, fried rice, fish soup, and even fried chicken and fries.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Christmas Party Pack
Why give a whole cake when you can give the gift of variety with mini slices?
Enjoy Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s holiday fan-favourites as bite-size delights in this nine-piece party pack.
In the box are three cake flavours – Classic Log Cake, Red Velvet, and Peppermint Chocolate, that will surely bring on a jolly good mood to whoever you gift this to.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf Christmas Party Pack retails for S$24.90. Pre-order it online.
Da Paolo Gastronomia Panettone
Always relied on the usual store-bought variety? This year, go for these gourmet panettones from Da Paolo Gastronomia instead – we guarantee they’re worth savouring (and gifting).
At Da Paolo, artisanal bakers in Italy use only natural ingredients and a sourdough starter, as well as time-honoured recipes, to create this version of the classic Italian dessert that remains a must-have for all traditional Christmas feasts.
Over 50 hours go into making the sweet bread, which can come stuffed with dates, honey, and almonds (S$70); studded with candied orange and chocolate chips (S$70); or filled with Prosecco DOCG cream (S$65) – it’s a beautiful labour of love that any foodie will appreciate if you ask us.
Da Paolo Gastronomia Panettone is priced from S$65 onwards. Pre-order it online.
Hendrick’s Gin Martini
This holiday season, the all-new Hendrick’s Gin Martini is what you’ll need to have for delightful dinners at home where no bartending skills are required to whip up a world-class cocktail.
All you need is your impressive martini-ware and pouring skills along with the new creation from William Grant & Sons’ ready-to-pour Batch & Bottle range!
The cocktail, which is the first to be launched from the Batch & Bottle ready-to-pour series, is created by Master Distiller Lesley Gracie in collaboration with five world-class bars: Brujas (Mexico), Yaldy (Germany), Maybe Sammy (Australia), Nauticus (Scotland), and Singapore’s very own Nutmeg & Clove.
Psst… While you’re at it, you may also want to consider checking out the lunar-inspired menu over at Smoke & Mirrors if you’re planning your next date night. Featuring the also-new Hendrick’s Lunar Gin, the menu comprises three cosmic cocktails and scrumptious themed bar bites that will surely mesmerise any gastronome.
Hendrick’s Gin Martini is priced at S$88 and is available exclusively at Nutmeg & Clove. Limited quantities available.
Janice Wong Assorted Christmas Cookie Tin
Who says you have to ring in the holiday season with just chocolates? Do it with this box of delectable cookies by Singapore’s favourite pastry chef, Janice Wong.
Apart from the usual almond thins and butter cookies, you can also dig into different flavours such as popcorn caramel, S’mores, and cinnamon pecan.
Janice Wong Assorted Christmas Cookie Tin retails for S$50. Pre-order it online.
Lyre’s Classico Grande
You might have come across Lyre’s and its range of non-alcoholic spirits and canned cocktails that look, taste, and sashay around the palate just like the original spirits and cocktails that inspired them.
This Christmas, you can indulge in the brand’s Classico Grande, which was originally crafted as a single-serve can to capture the essence of sparkling wine as an aperitif with flavours that are distinct and contemporary.
Now in a larger format, the new bottle of bubbly will fit right into any sort of celebratory gathering you’d be doing with friends and loved ones this festive season with its classic, dry finish that features notes of granny smith apples and fresh peaches.
The Classico Grande is best served on its own, freshly popped and poured into a chilled flute, but cocktail aficionados can also create their own exceptional tipples with the guidance of Lyre’s collection of cocktail recipes.
Lyre’s Classico Grande (750ml) retails for S$36 and is available exclusively on Lyre’s official e-store.
Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky
Have a whisky aficionado on your list? Leave a special touch to your holiday gifts with a label customisation service by premium whisky brand Maker’s Mark this year!
Available for a limited time only, you can get a bottle of Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky personalised with a name or message (up to 15 characters), along with the special Christmas greeting printed on the label to “make your mark” with a thoughtful gift.
The best part? The personalised label can be printed on the spot within 20 minutes!
Maker’s Mark Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whisky retails between S$65 and S$80. You can enjoy the label customisation service from 6 – 26 December 2021 at select Cold Storage Outlets in Great World City and Jelita Shopping Centre. It’s also available online from 6 – 22 December 2021 with a doorstep delivery option on Lazada as well as Wine & Spirits.
No white Christmas on our sunny island, but Nommish’s seasonal specials this year sure put us in the holiday mood with its festive colours.
Snack on the Maple Nut Brittle where crunchy, toasty, and aromatic nuts are enrobed in a crisp coating of maple syrup and sprinkled with flaky Maldon salt – it’s the perfect sweet-salty beginnings of an extremely addictive snack that’s best enjoyed with a cup of coffee if you ask us!
You can also munch on Macadamia & White Chocolate Granola, which features a fragrant blend of sweet white chocolate, tangy red cranberries, and buttery macadamia nuts.
PAUL Box of Festive Macarons
Does your giftee have a sweet tooth? Indulge him or her with PAUL’s signature mini macarons that are all air-flown from France.
Choose from six flavours – chocolate, raspberry, lime, coffee, pistachio, and vanilla – or mix them all for a beautiful assorted gift box.
PAUL Box of Festive Macarons retails for S$21.90 (12 pieces) at all PAUL outlets across Singapore. You can also pre-order it online.
Restaurant Gaig Christmas Gourmet Box
Bring the cheerful warmth of festivities to your loved ones with Restaurant Gaig’s Christmas Gourmet Box, a takeaway-exclusive that highlights a bundle of Spanish favourites.
Expect everything from Spanish ham (jamón) and chorizo, cheese and duck pate, to olive oil from Mallorca. You’ll also find a Chocolate and Cointreau Nougat amongst the treats to satiate any sweet cravings.
Restaurant Gaig’s Christmas Gourmet Box retails for S$118 (excluding GST) and will be available from 1 until 31 December 2021. Pre-order it online.
Tablescape Festive Afternoon Tea Set and Apelles Bath Collection
Remind your giftee to set aside time for some much-deserved TLC with this indulgent little gift bundle.
Unwind and relax with the premium collection from Appelles, which includes wheat protein shampoo infused with eucalyptus oil, vitamin B3 body buff, and more.
Then, once you’re all cleaned up, settle down and treat the belly to dainty bites from the high tea set – some highlights include truffle praline creme brûlée, mini chocolate caramel log cake, as well as bigne with turkey and chestnut.
Tablescape Festive Afternoon Tea Set and Apelles Bath Collection retails for S$99. Pre-order it online.
The Marmalade Pantry Yuletide Afternoon Tea and Prosecco Set
You hardly need to wait until the sun is down to start the merry feasting when you have The Marmalade Pantry’s festive afternoon tea bundle.
It comes filled with plenty of petite treats for two, with highlights such as mini spicy sriracha chicken burgers, kurobuta pork tacos, taro Swiss roll, triple chocolate shooters, and mini signature cupcakes.
Best of all, everything comes packed in a nifty packaging that can be folded and transformed into an elegant two-tiered stand, so that you can easily indulge even in the comforts of your home.
Oh, and did we mention that it comes complete with a bottle of Gancia Romina lychee sparkling Prosecco too?
The Marmalade Pantry Yuletide Afternoon Tea and Prosecco Set retails for S$128. Pre-order it online.
TWG Tea Christmas Tour Tea Set
Sip in style with this aromatic bundle from TWG Tea that features the most beloved blends inspired by Christmas celebrations around the globe.
Unwind and soak in the cosy charm of the Noel in Singapore Tea, a blend of white tea and green tea contrasted by spices, delicate floral notes and gentle notes of mandarin orange.
Or, brew up the green tea-based Noel in Vienna Tea with gentle wafts of grapefruit and lemon.
You’ll also find Noel in Rome Tea, another aromatic white tea and green tea blend accented with notes of spices, wild blossoms and sweet lemon, and Noel in Paris Tea, a green tea blended with notes reminiscent of candied strawberry and raspberry accented by sweet French spices.
TWG Tea Christmas Tour Tea Set retails for S$80 at all TWG Tea outlets and online.
WMF Baric Sommelier 5-piece Set
For the oenophile on your gift list, impress them with this timeless set that consists of a corkscrew, foil cutter, bottle opener, pouring stopper, and bottle stopper.
The foil cutter and corkscrew are designed to let you have a firm grip whenever you use them so that you can open a wine bottle clean like a professional to preserve the quality of the wine. Cheers!