10 No-Fuss Christmas Hampers for Everyone on Your Gift List
Perfect holiday baskets for everyone from the health nut to the sweet tooth
(SPOT.ph) Christmas is always a promise of cozy nights, good company and, well, a few extra pounds you probably don’t want but happily embrace. One can’t celebrate Christmas without gorging on all the delectable holiday treats available for the season, so when it comes to giving gifts, Christmas hampers are almost always a no-fail option to give to your titos, titas, or ninangs. After all, no one can resist good food. We round up 10 Christmas baskets that are perfect for every kind of foodie on your nice list!
For breakfast lovers
This collection of simple but classic treats from Wildflour’s Christmas Basket (P2,500) might just be too tempting to give away. The panettone is a treat on its own but you can also enjoy it with a jam of your choice, whether it's strawberry, guava, pineapple, or mango. A jar of butter biscuits and Wildflour’s famous polvoron are also included in the basket. Plus, you’ll get one of their chocolate chip cookies, which made it to our list of favorites!
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Marks and Spencer
If you have friends who can't function properly without their morning cup of joe, Marks and Spencer's Coffee Lovers' Surprise (P2,250) may be the perfect gift for them. Three different kinds of coffee are included in the set: a canister of their Rich Roast Instant Coffee, a few sachets of instant latte, and 10 One Cup Filters, all of which pair well with the milk biscuits and shortbread. You can also go for the Sweet Nostalgia (P1,750), which has old-time favorites like the Apple & Cinnamon Crunch and a pack of those addictive Dark Chocolate Digestives.
For the health nut
You won’t feel guilty about eating a lot if you know you’re eating the good stuff. Healthy Options’ Gourmet Gift Hamper (P7,495) has everything you need for a healthful meal, from beverages like Healthy Options’ Sparkling Grape Juice to grains like Gluten-free Buckwheat Groats and more. With 24 items in the basket, it'll take a long time before you run out of guilt-free snacks to munch on. They also have a Gluten-Free Gift Box (P2,995) and the Low-Sodium set (P2,995) among other curated collections.
Mindful eating is the key to staying healthy, but that doesn’t mean snacks should be cut completely from anyone’s diet. Take Root’s Gluten-Free Collection (P740) includes six mostly guilt-free treats you’d want to keep hoarding like their famous Kale Chips and the Cocoroons. They also carry a Vegan Collection (P520) with plant-based goodies like Banana Chewies and Champorado Granola, but if you really want to go all out, the Take Root Collection (P1,500) has an assortment of pretty much every addicting healthy treat from the shop!
For orders, log on to the Take Root website.
For the kids (or kids at heart)
It’s not always easy to please children, but Hilton Manila’s Kiddie Hamper (P1,500) might just do the trick. With treats such as crayons and teaspoons made of chocolate, a colorful set of macarons, and even a white chocolate Santa, this hamper looks too good to resist. The fun part? It comes in a treasure chest!
Hilton Manila is at 1 Newport Boulevard, Pasay City. For orders, contact 239-7788 loc. 7375. For more information, log on to the Hilton Manila website.
Cookies are irresistible during the holidays, especially to kids. Bizu’s Festive Bundle collection (P4,510) has so many options to choose from that you can have cookies after every meal and still not get tired of them. With five variants of cookies, five tubes of sugar-free mendiants and some roasted mixed nuts, the collection is simply perfect for the festive season.
For the friend with a sweet tooth
The Manila Hotel
Know someone who's always craving sweets? Manila Hotel's Christmas hampers are filled with every delectable Christmas treat they could ask for. The small hamper (P1,950) has offerings to make a classic holiday spread: Fruitcake, Christmas cookies, chocolate pralines and cinnamon nut slices. The medium hamper (P4,500) will give you even more with the addition of cashew pralines, macarons, and white-chocolate cashew spread. The largest (P7,500) offers more hard-to-resist treats like the German Christmas stollen and a jar of hazelnut spread along with a bottle of Manille Liqueur de Calamansi to complete the collection.
The Manila Hotel is at 1 Rizal Park, Manila City. For orders, contact 527-0011 loc. 1261 to 1264.
For those with a taste for the unique, Makati Shangri-La’s hampers are the ones to turn to. With items like the mango calamansi jam and salabat cookies, Rudolf’s Christmas Treats (P3,180) would satisfy any curious foodie. The collection also includes classics like gingerbread loaf, marzipan stollen, white chocolate sticks, and burnt honey granola with cranberries. The Elf’s Holiday Favorites (P4,230) offers more with the addition of Christmas pudding, fruit cake, and a Davao chocolate bar, while Santa Claus’ Bucket of Goodies (P6,580) goes all out with cupcakes, coconut spread, and panettone.
Makati Shangri-La is at Ayala Avenue corner Makati Avenue, Makati City. For orders, call 814-2580.
For the certified tita
If you’re really looking to please someone, why not treat them with The Peninsula Manila’s luxurious Santa Hamper (P6,500)? It includes a bottle of Terrazas Chardonnay, Rose Green Tea, gingerbread cookies, and even a homemade chocolate Santa, among other indulgent goodies. If you’re feeling generous, go for the Sweet Indulgence Hamper (P10,500), which includes a bottle of Terrazas Cabernet Sauvignon, Rocher Chocolate, and Jamon Gran Reserva, or the Peninsula Gourmet Hamper (P20,000), in case you’re planning to give it to someone extra special.
The Peninsula Manila is at the corner of Ayala and Makati Avenues, Makati City. For more information, contact 887-2888 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
When it comes to pleasing that tita, there's no way you can go wrong with any of Rustan's Christmas baskets (and they have quite a lot). The Royal Holiday (P5,499) has everything from wine to pasta to well-loved snacks like Pringles and pistachio nuts. With both coffee, tea, and hot chocolate in the mix, there's a little something for everyone to enjoy in this holiday hamper.