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Bakehouse’s sweet treats

Bakehouse’s scrumptious pastries would make for great host or hostess gifts to enjoy the morning after a holiday shindig – assemble them in a pretty basket or box and voilà! Patissier extraordinaire Grégoire Michaud’s festive items this year include these adorable Golden Boys (HK$22) – golden, flaky gingerbread-man-shaped pastries made with hand-laminated sourdough croissant dough and spiced sugar – as well as sourdough panettone (HK$98/HK$258), sourdough mince pies (HK$28), banana bundt cake (HK$28) topped with salted caramel sauce and toasted pecans, chestnut sticky buns (HK$42), Black Forest danishes (HK$52) filled with homemade black cherry compote, vanilla mascarpone cream and shaved dark chocolate and apple pie cookies (HK$20).

Where: click here for locations around town

When: until 1 January 2023

To order: pre-order at shop takeaway counters

The Baker & The Bottleman’s picnic baskets & more

Chef Simon Rogan’s sustainable British bakery The Baker & The Bottleman presents an extensive range of holiday-themed gifts. Top of the list for us are these festive picnic baskets (HK$560/HK$580) that come complete with large and small branded bowls/plates plus a jar of homemade granola/three cookies. We also love the idea of gifting nine pieces of the bakery’s addictive Irish soda bread alongside three jars of whipped salted butter in the soda bread and butter party set (HK$250). Additional pressie options include a bountiful Christmas hamper (HK$1,400), a festive wine set (HK$1,700) and mini treat boxes (HK$65/HK$75) of triple Valrhona cookies or Rocky Road that are customisable with the recipient’s name on the wooden box packaging.

Where: Shop G14–15 & F15A, G/F & 1/F, Lee Tung
Avenue, 200 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai

When: until 31 December 2022

To order: order online (pre-order until 16 December)

The Butchers Club Grille’s hampers

If your loved one enjoys cooking, the Butchers Hamper (HK$1,488 + HK$120 for delivery) by The Butchers Club Grille is one to consider. The stars of this gourmet hamper are two cuts of USDA Prime 30 days dry-aged natural Angus bone-in rib-eye, complemented by Cumberland sausage, goose foie gras, white truffle sauce, a bottle of Pierre Chainier sparkling wine and two aprons. A portion of the sales of this hamper will be donated to local charity ChickenSoup Foundation to help single-parent families with special-needs children.

Where: G/F, Westland Gardens, 12 Westlands Road, Quarry Bay

When: while stocks last

To order: WhatsApp 6589 3748 or order online

Caviar King’s gift boxes

For the caviar connoisseur in your life, consider the two luxurious gift boxes offered up by Russian caviar purveyor Caviar King. The Delightful Experience (HK$2,380) features a tin each of Siberian sturgeon caviar and premium Osetra caviar along with a bottle of Dassai Heavensake Junmai Daiginjo sake. The Prestige Experience (HK$$3,680) ups the ante to include a third tin of caviar – premium hybrid. Both gift boxes come elegantly packaged with tasting notes, a caviar tin opener and two mother-of-pearl serving spoons. Free delivery is included.

Where: Kiosk 7, 2/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3–37 Canton Road, TST

When: from 5 December 2022

To order: order online

city’super’s gifts galore

It would be impossible to list all the fabulous gifting possibilities available at city’super this year in one brief paragraph, but we can tell you that there are 29 gourmet hampers up for grabs to suit a wide variety of tastes and budgets as well as gourmet gifts aplenty – from the best of the best white truffles and panettone from Italy to an incredible range of gingerbread house kits and even a chocolate cookie village made in conjunction with GODIVA. We recommend setting aside some time to peruse the selection, either online or in-store, to make your pressie picks.

Where: click here for locations around town

When: ongoing

To order: order online

Date by TATE’s gift sets

Two-Michelin-starred chef Vicky Lau of TATE Dining Room has come up trumps with her covetable Christmas collection this year. We rate the Christmas biscuit and confectionery gift set (HK$688), which includes four boxes of raspberry and crispy rice white chocolate Rocher, lemon and thyme sablés, soy-pulp mixed spice gingerbread cookies and pistachio marshmallow biscuits, and the Ode to Chocolate tea set (HK$548) featuring 10 pieces of chocolate pastries crafted using locally made chocolate. TATE’s ultimate gift is the Ode to Wellness Christmas hamper (HK$2,180), packed with bottles of Saicho Darjeeling sparkling tea and Telmont Réserve Brut champagne, fruit cake, gingerbread cookies, raspberry Rocher, a DIY tofu kit, a handcrafted soy-blend wax candle by BeCandle and a selection of handmade soap by N A A J studio.

Where: 210 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

When: until 31 December 2022

To order: order online

Fortnum & Mason’s festive collection

Fortnum & Mason is always one of our favourite spots for holiday gift browsing, even more so this year with the cosy in-store fireplace installation, festive postbox with complimentary mailing service, light displays and shopfront “snowfall” at the weekend. Fortnum’s Classic Christmas Hamper (HK$2,688) would make someone very, very merry; it’s packed with everything and everything he or she could wish for – Royal Blend tea, Christmas biscuits, Marc de Champagne truffles, a trio of bubbly (Blanc de Blancs, Côtes du Rhône and Bordeaux Blanc), pickles and preserves and – the jewel in the crown – a St James Christmas pudding complemented by a jar of cognac butter. Browse the Christmas 2022 Lookbook for further gifting inspo.

Where: Shop 022, G/F, K11 ATELIER, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST

When: ongoing

To order: order in-store

GIACOMO’s hampers

Contemporary southern Italian restaurant GIACOMO at Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay is offering two Christmas hampers that would surely delight lovers of Italian food and drink. The Basic Tier hamper (HK$2,180) comes with a bottle of Montepulciano Valle Reale d’Abruzzo, Da Vittorio panettone, gingerbread cookies, GIACOMO chocolates, La Prudencia Ibérico ham, Maison Pébeyre truffle gift set and T2 Tea Sip, Sip, Hooray tea-bag selection. The Premium Tier hamper (HK$2,480) is packed with all of the above, along with bottles of Tedeschi Capitel San Rocco Valpolicella Ripasso Superiore and Le Colture Fagher Valdobbiadene Prosecco DOCG for further toasting opportunities.

Where: G/F, Crowne Plaza Hong Kong Causeway Bay, 8 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay

When: while supplies last

To order: WhatsApp 6425 4918 or email giacomo@cphongkong.com

Green Common’s Karena Lam x SangWood Kids Club box set & more

Actress and ceramicist Karina Lam has joined forces with eco-friendly grocer Green Common to launch this Christmas box set (HK$1,000) featuring a bag of organic brown rice alongside two ceramic bowls handmade by Lam. This box set concept all started when Lam and her family participated in a rice-farming workshop during the pandemic organised by SangWood Kids Club in Yuen Long. We agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment behind this gift set – every grain of rice should be cherished.

Two more online-exclusive gift options by Green Common come in the form of the Joyfulness and Kindness hampers (HK$588/HK$988). These hampers are chock-full of plant-based treats, including healthy snacks and vegan wine, and are wrapped in water-soluble #INVISIBLEBAG, which incredibly dissolves without a trace when you put it in water heated to 80°C or above.

When: from 5 December 2022

To order: order online

Heimat’s hampers

The iconic scents, flavours and sensations of a stroll through a German Christmas market have taken over Chef Peter Find’s Heimat, with the German chef also offering two Christmas hampers to give recipients a taste of the most wonderful time of the year in Germany. The Nikolaus and Weihnachtsmarkt hampers (HK$888/HK$1,488) include a bottle of homemade Glühwein (mulled wine) and German sweet treats such as pear compote, Kipferl (crescent-shaped vanilla cookies), gingerbread and Stollen, and both have the option to add on an adorable Steiff teddy bear.

Where: 8/F, LKF Tower, 33 Wyndham Street, Central

When: until 25 December 2022

To order: email info@heimat.hk

NOC’s limited-edition holiday gift box

Spotlighting its newest product – speciality instant coffee – HK-born award-winning coffee chain NOC has launched a fab holiday gift box (HK$256 early bird or HK$285 regular) that comes with 12 cups of instant coffee, showcasing an assortment of four different flavours that are numbered from 0 to 3 based on their flavour profile (decaf light roast with nutty flavour, light roast with fruity flavour, medium roast with nutty flavour and dark roast with nutty flavour). The coffee is adorably packaged in mini NOC takeaway cups, with the design of the packaging a collab with local map illustrator Angryangry, adding to the home-grown appeal.

When: while supplies last

To order: order online or at the Pacific Place retail store

The Nutter Company’s nut butters & more

Specialising in locally handcrafted nut butters, The Nutter Company presents this Christmas Tasting Set (HK$268) in charming festive packaging. It includes a jar of The Christmas Blend nut butter made with the warming flavours of cinnamon, nutmeg, apple, pecan and almond, a pack of Christmas spiced nuts roasted with smoked paprika, cayenne pepper, pink peppercorn and rosemary and two packs of mulled wine spices.

When: ongoing

To order: order online

Paper & Tea’s gift sets

The Winter Daily Brewing Set (HK$460) by German artisanal tea specialist Paper & Tea is perfect for those who can’t start their day without a cuppa. It includes a caddy of Winter’s Light spiced black seasonal tea blend along with a P&T glass brewing mug with its very own nifty built-in infuser.

When: ongoing

To order: order online

A Spark of Madness’ sauces, jams and bark

The newest addition to home-grown A Spark of Madness’ line-up of delicious sauces is this Spark Truffle Chili Crisp (HK$145), an Asian-style chilli oil made with eight types of chillies infused with Italian black truffle oil and concentrate. It packs a mean East-meet–West punch and is definitely a gift that would keep on giving.

Other recommended Spark items include the brand’s range of jams (HK$110); these babies are heavy on the fruits and spices, with a dash of alcohol thrown in for good measure (the pink guava with gin is a personal favourite). We also can’t get enough of the Spark Bark (HK$120), a festive bark like no other made with 53% dark chocolate, Sichuan peppercorns and salted pretzels bits.

When: ongoing

To order: order online

Stazione Novella’s panettone & mulled wine

Gift some Italian-inspired goodies with Stazione Novella’s authentic offerings. The Bonifanti Gran Milanese panettone (HK$318) is made with sourdough, sultanas and candied citrus peel according to the original recipe, while the Bonifanti hazelnut and chocolate panettone (HK$318) is a modernised version of this classic Italian Christmas treat. These Milanese sweet breads are complemented by Stazione Novella’s mulled wine kit (HK$298), which comes complete with two bottles of Italian red plus all the fixings needed to whip up a big batch of vin brulé – cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, cardamom pods, demerara sugar and dried orange slices.

When: while supplies last

To order: order online

Timeless & Tasty’s build-your-own whisky tasting set

The build-your-own whisky tasting set (HK$60–140/taster bottle) by online whisky shop Timeless & Tasty is an affordable and accessible way to allow your whisky-loving recipient to try several new whiskies in one go. The gift box includes five taster bottles of your choice, with Timeless & Tasty offering over 60 whisky and spirit sample bottles from different distilleries with varying flavour profiles.

When: until 21 December 2022

To order: purchase in-store at 99–101 Jervois Street, Sheung Wan (3–6:30pm Monday–Friday; 11am–2pm Saturday)

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