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The best Christmas gifts for gourmands and foodies

We suss out the presents for the foodie in your life

Delfina Utomo
Fabian Loo
Written by
Delfina Utomo
&
Fabian Loo
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Just because someone is a huge foodie doesn't give you the right to get them a box of Ferrero Rocher. Besides, it's been a tough year. Surely your foodie friend or loved one deserves something a little nicer – like pretty plates and a four-course meal while being up in the air. We've rounded up some gifts your food-crazy friend might like.

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From Krusty by Kausmo

The kitchen of Kausmo turns into a festive bakery this Christmas, with gourmet baked treats that will surely delight. Menu A (available for ordering on Dec 5 and 12) features sweet treats and savoury goods: split the butterscotch pull-apart loaf ($18) or lay the table with spiced pistachio pesto wreath ($20). Menu B (available for ordering on Dec 19 and 26) dials up the festivities with heirloom caprese galette ($50), topped with local herbs; as well as pumpkin streusel muffins ($20 for four) studded with cream cheese. Keep a lookout on its Instagram page for ordering details.

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  • River Valley

From The Marmalade Pantry

The merry feasting can start while the sun is till up. The Marmalade Pantry’s festive afternoon tea bundle comes filled with dainty treats for two, with highlights that include mini spicy sriracha chicken burgers, kurobuta pork tacos, taro Swiss roll, triple chocolate shooters, petite signature cupcakes, and more. Everything comes packed in a nifty packaging that can be folded and transformed into an elegant two-tiered stand, complete with a bottle of Gancia Romina lychee sparkling Prosecco. 

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  • Italian
  • River Valley

From Da Paolo Gastronomia 

Forget the usual store-bought variety, these gourmet panettones from Da Paolo Gastronomia are worth savouring (and gifting). This classic Italian dessert remains a must-have for all Christmas feasts. At Da Paolo, artisanal bakers in Italy follow time-honoured recipes, using natural ingredients and a sourdough starter, to create this version of the festive treat. Over 50 hours go into making the sweet bread, which can come studded with dates, honey, and almonds ($70); candied orange and chocolate chips ($70); or filled with Prosecco DOCG cream ($65). And for a full Italian surprise, choose from a line-up of hampers that can come lavished with cheese and wine ($128), truffle-scented goodies ($145), and more. 

Festive Snack Box ($19.90)
Photograph: Amazin Graze

Festive Snack Box ($19.90)

From Amazing Graze

Know a health nut? Treat them to this guilt-free selection of snacks. Amazing Graze has put together all their well-loved products into a festive packaging, adorned with whimsical designs. Inside each box comes with goodies of blueberry coconut granola bites, anti-oxidant berry trail mix, dark chocolate brownie chips, tea towel, and many more.

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From Tablescape

It’s easy to set aside time to pamper yourself with this indulgent little gift bundle. Unwind and relax with the premium collection from Appelles, including wheat protein shampoo infused with eucalyptus oil; vitamin B3 body buff; and more. Then, once you’re all clean, settle down and treat the belly to dainty bites of truffle praline creme brûlée, mini chocolate caramel log cake, bigne with turkey and chestnut, and more.

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  • Marina Bay

From TWG Tea

Sip in style with this aromatic bundle from TWG Tea. Unwind and soak in the cosy charm of the Red Christmas Tea, a theine-free festive rooibos blend; and brew up the green tea-based Polo Club with gentle wafts of sweetness. Also included is the elegant Magic Flute Tea, inspired by libretto, with a harmonious mix of black tea and red berries. 

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Coffee machine ($590)
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Coffee machine ($590)

From Beyond The Vines

Coffee machines can be fun and stylish too? If you have local fashion and lifestyle label collaborating with you. Together with Morning, the collaboration features a seried of limited edition coffee machines in three exclusive colour ways featuring contrast panels in Beyond The Vines' signature colour palette.  

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  • Eating

From Seasonings

You can support local makers and get an ace Christmas gift at the same time with this limited edition bundle by local food quarterly magazine Seasonings. Choose from three seasonings – pun intended – concocted and created by three former contributors of the magazine. There is a satay spice mix, a multipurpose mix for fish and granola seasoning to choose from. Each bundle is priced at $55 and contains a spice mix of your choice, an edition of Seasonings magazine and wrapped in beautiful repurposed fabric by local sustainable label Wray Crafted. 

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