SPOT.ph Round-up: 25 Gourmet Christmas Gift Baskets for 2014
'Tis the season for Christmas hampers!
(SPOT.ph) On the hunt for that perfect Christmas present? How about a mélange of gourmet goodies? You can never go wrong with some good grub because, of course, who doesn't love food? So whether it's for your best bud who has an insatiable sweet tooth or your wine-lover dad, we've got a little bit of something for everyone.
Marco Polo Ortigas
For P7,300++, you can have some sweets like English fruit cake, traditional Christmas cookies, a Chocolate Santa Claus, assorted macarons, and half dozen mince-meat tarts. Top it all off with some Alexander Fields Merlot. And we're only talking about the highlights. There's a whole lot more inside this basket.
Want a bit of a level up? Why not spend a few more bucks to get marzipans, pistachio biscottis, French Camembert cheese, Serrano ham slices, and an Alexander Fields Semillon Sauvignon Blanc? All these and more for P8,300++.
Marco Polo Ortigas Manila is at Meralco Avenue, Pasig City. For orders, contact 720-7777; www.marcopolohotels.com.
Greet the season with this festive Angel's Gift Hamper for P1,990. It has traditional fruit cake, Christmas cookies, a Mariott teddy bear, and a gingerbread man.
This Classic Hamper for P4,500 contains chocolate Santa in a sleigh, traditional fruit cake, chocolate-coated pretzel sticks, Christmas cookies, almond slivers Christmas tree, and a gingerbread sweet nutcracker. Now, how's that for a treat?
If you want to go all out for that special someone, the Deluxe Hamper is the way to go. Priced at P5,500, it has a bottle of Moët & Chandon champagne, a Marriott teddy bear, traditional fruit cake, Christmas cookies, almond sliver Christmas tree, and a gingerbread sweet nutcracker.
Marriott Hotel is at Newport City, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City. For orders, contact 988-9999; www.marriotthotelmanila.com.
For P4,500, get this cutesy hamper full of delights from Jamais Renouncer Red Wine to Twining’s Four Fruits Tea and a whole lot more.
The ultimate Santi’s Delicatessen offering (P5,000): Barilla Pasta and sauce, Balocco Torte Festa, Cirio products, mixed fruits and nuts, green olives, Piacelli, Woggie Candy, Milfloc, Finn Crisp Cracker, Pizoler Plate, Butter Stollen, Cailler Dessert, Twining’s Tea, and Valpolicella Classico.
Santi's Delicatessen is at 7431 Yakal Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City. For orders, contact 844-1154; www.santis-deli.com.
Have your pick from these luxurious delights: Classic Holiday Selections (P5,000), Signature Holiday Selections (P10,000), and the Ultimate Holiday Selections (P20,000). You can even go further and create your own personalized hamper!
Diamond Hotel is at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street. For orders, contact 528-3000; www.diamondhotel.com.
Marks & Spencer
Chocolate Delights (P1,995): for that one person who can never seem to get enough of the sweet confections.
Classic Favorites (P2,495): a mix of timeless kitchen and fridge staples in one package.
Luxury Collection (P3,495): Appreciate your loved ones by making them feel special with this collection this yuletide season.
Pure Indulgence (P2,995): There's absolutely nothing wrong with indulging on lavish treats such as these.
Supreme Luxury (P4,995): Have yourself a merry little Christmas with a sumptuous feast courtesy of this total package.
Tea Lover's Treat (P1,495): a healthier and equally yummy alternative to beverages served on chilly December nights.
Hearty Breakfast (P1,495): Holiday mornings never tasted better with these diverse breakfast offerings set to kick start your day.
All-Time Favorites (P1,495): our fave M&S classics like organic green tea, chocolate, caramel, biscuits, and orange juice in one bundle.
Yuletide Must-Haves (P1,995): because biscuits, chips, tea, and drinks are obligatory for the season's get togethers with family and friends.
Marks & Spencer has branches in leading malls and supermarkets nationwide.
Raffles and Fairmont Makati
Café Macaron brings you plush confectionery pleasures starting at P6,000.
The Raffles Hamper is a suitcase filled with seasonal delicacies and specialties from around the world. Price starts at P8,000.
Raffles Makati is at Raffles Drive, Makati Avenue, Makati City. For orders, contact 555-9848; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Priced at P2,250 this gift basket contains 100 percent Pinoy products we can all enjoy and be proud of. Some goodies include Felicia's oatmeal, Kusina Klassics' Kalamansi squeeze, Muscovado Lite from Daily Apple, and Urban Pantry staples like bangus in chili oil, chicken inasal spread, and locally grown espresso.
At P1,250, get Urban Pantry's bestselling products: Dried Mango Chewies, Crispy Squid Rings, a choice of smoked bangus in either chili or olive oil, choice of Korean bulgogi or Pinoy tapa marinade, and a fresh jam made from your fave local fruit.
Urban Pantry is at Unit 115C Greenhills Promenade 3, San Juan. For orders, contact 0927-229-7080.
Not only are these goodies as pretty as a picture, you can choose from six flavorful hamper selections too: Christmas Retro (P1,940), Festive Traditions (P2,355), Christmas Tea Party (P2,540), Timeless Holidays (P4,720), Christmas Wonderland (P5,740), and Christmas Dreamland (P8,175).
Makati Shangri-La is at Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. For orders, contact 813-8888; www.shangri-la.com/manila/makatishangrila.
Kiddie Treats (P1,470): macarons, pretzels, and popcorn for the kid and the kid at heart.
Lavish Delights (P2,365): These bountiful delicacies are perfect snacks for family movie marathon nights.
Le Grande Set (P2,230): Live grand on a season's supply of cookies, clusters, pretzel joies, mendicants, and popcorn.
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Century Park Hotel
For P4,800, you and whole family can enjoy an abundant offering of the must-haves of a Noche Buena table.
Century Park Hotel is at Ocampo Street, Malate Manila. For orders, 528-8888; www.centurypark.com.