Foodie Christmas Gifts 2020. We’ve got the good present ideas so that you can sit back and take the praise

Foodie Christmas Gifts 2020

We’ve got the good present ideas so that you can sit back and take the praise

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Foodie  Foodie Your Guide to Good Taste  on 1 Dec '20


Got a food-loving family member or friend? Here’s our top list of Christmas gift ideas for all the gourmands in your life:


Black Sheep Restaurants’ experiences

Some of the best gifts are not material objects, so that’s why Black Sheep Restaurants is offering plenty of fun foodie experiences to gift your loved ones. Select from a choice of interactive experiences such as Associazione Chianti’s pasta-making Class ($2,000/2) and Carbone’s classic cocktail class ($2,000/2) or enjoy a decadent dinner for two at Michelin-starred New Punjab Club ($2,500) or a lavish teppanyaki experience at Crown Super Deluxe ($3,500). If the choice is simply too much, you can also purchase dining vouchers (from $500) to be used at any of the Black Sheep Restaurants.

For the full selection of experiences and to book online, click here


Charbonnel et Walker’s chocolate truffles

Said to be the Queen’s favourite truffles, premium British chocolate brand Charbonnel et Walker has arrived in Hong Kong just in time for Christmas! Choose from indulgent flavours like Marc de Champagne, dark sea-salt caramel and strawberries and cream ($95/35g, $228/135g or $408/275g). For the festive season, they have special Christmas peppermint cookie truffles ($228/135g) and gift boxes containing assorted flavours. While these truffles don’t come cheap, these are some of the best chocolates we’ve ever tasted – well worth the splurge!

Visit the LANDMARK Christmas market or order online


Chilli Fagara’s Sichuan hamper

Who needs a fireplace when you’ve got Sichuan favourite Chilli Fagara to warm you up? The restaurant’s two Christmas hampers (from $288) will spice up any festive home-cooked meal with its Sichuan ingredients along with Eight Treasures tea to wash it all down. The premium hamper ($868) comes with traditional XO sauce along with a vegan version, as well as sparkling apple juice, flower tea and a teapot for brewing!

7 Old Bailey Street, SoHo, Central, 2796 6966, order online


city’super’s Christmas hampers

When it comes to festive hampers, it’s hard to beat city’super’s selection, with the upmarket supermarket offering 29 hampers to suit all budgets this year. To help you to choose, we have a few recommendations. Those hankering for a trip to Japan should check out Kura Bar ($1,188), containing sake and umeshu for pairing with traditional Japanese snacks such as dried scallop and smoked firefly squid in oil along with two sake glasses. We also love the Daylesford Afternoon Tea $1,488) option, pictured, a charming picnic basket filled with the organic brand’s signature products including organic Earl Grey tea, Scottish shortbread and strawberry and vanilla jam.

Order online


Cookie Vission’s Christmas cookie box set

You get seven of Cookie Vission’s ooey-gooey cookies in this specially wrapped Christmas box set ($320): gingerbread eggnog, matcha vanilla cranberry, oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip pecan, epic chocolate, Portuguese egg tart, spiced s’mores and Nutella hazelnut. Will there be any left for Santa?

Order online


Dang Wen Li’s edible ornaments

Give your Christmas table decor an adorable spin with these edible ornaments designed carefully by Dang Wen Li. Marvel at the beauty and intricacy of Christmas treats such the religieuse called Red Nose Reindeer ($68), the Mont Blanc turned Christmas tree that is When You Wish upon a Star ($65) and the Candy Cane ($580) of guava-strawberry cake and jelly. For an extra-sweet experience, you can purchase the Sweet Gourmet Experience ($5,000), which includes six exclusive Christmas cronuts, a personalised online greetings video by Chef Dominique Ansel and an exclusive Christmas hamper from Dang Wen Li. In the true spirit of giving, 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to ChickenSoup Foundation, a private charity that assists children and elders under extreme hardship. Find out more about this initiative here. Update: the Dang Wen Li pop-up at ifc mall opens on Friday, 18 December!

Shop OT G63A, G/F, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, TST, 2613 8618, order online


Fortnum & Mason’s Christmas showcase

Those of us who have lived in or travelled to London at Christmastime know that Fortnum & Mason is a Christmas shopper’s paradise. The ultimate pressie this year is The Fortnums Christmas Collection hamper ($2,288) – a Hong Kong exclusive – filled with Fortnum’s most popular biscuits, chocolates, preserves and tea. For festive wining and dining, we highly recommend Fortnum’s sparkling tea ($248) and its new sibling, rosé sparkling tea ($268). These are family-friendly no-alcohol tipples. There’s also the St James Christmas pudding (from $148), mince pies (from $210), an advent calendar for tea lovers ($398), a darling afternoon tea tray ornament ($405), chocolate and biscuit items galore and so much more. View the digital Christmas brochure to get all your ducks in a row before popping by to shop.

Shop 022, G/F, K11 ATELIER, Victoria Dockside, 18 Salisbury Road, TST, 3916 8100


Frantzén’s Kitchen’s gourmet box

Treat your family and friends to a gourmet Christmas at home with a festive gourmet box ($1,200/box, $1,100/box for 2 boxes or $1,000/box for 3 or more boxes) from Frantzén’s Kitchen. The exquisite restaurant has put together a plentiful Nordic feast that is separated into cold, hot, condiments and dessert sections. Each box serves two people and includes delectable eats such as house-smoked Norwegian salmon, a selection of herring, homemade meatballs, roasted pork belly, dill and juniper berries cooked potato and much more. Delivery can be arranged and orders must be placed before 21 December.

11 Upper Station Street, Sheung Wan, 25598508, email info@frantzenskitchen.com for more details


Gifts Less Ordinary’s personalised gifts

Gifts Less Ordinary is a one-stop online shop for some of the most unique products from around the world. This Christmas, they’re offering another stellar selection of gifts with foodies in mind, and we have a few favourites. For the whisky connoisseur, there’s the personalised More Whisky crystal tumbler ($434.93). Cheese fiends will love the personalised Mr & Mrs Christmas cheeseboard set ($392.99) – we love that the four serving tools included fit neatly inside the base of the board – and then there’s the personalised Mr & Mrs metallic champagne flute set ($683.47) if your chosen one loves bubbles. Free shipping to Hong Kong.

Order online


Lady M’s advent calendar

This year, popular cake boutique Lady M has brought out their very first advent calendar ($588)! Count down the days until Christmas while you delight in specially created sweet treats. From strawberry shortcake and coffee-bean gummies to sesame chocolate and colourful rainbow confetti chocolate, this gorgeous snow-globe-style Winter Dreams advent calendar is enough to get anyone in the Christmas spirit.

Visit one of Lady M’s shops around town


Okra’s sake hamper

A quirky hamper ($1,200) full of premium products from Okra is an ideal gift for those seeking something unique. Included in the gift box is a choice bottle of premium Ginjo sake, a whole smoked yuan-yaki duck, Chef Max Levy’s house-smoked bacon (500g) and a jar of Okra’s lip-smacking house-made mala sauce.

G/F & 1/F, 110 Queen’s Road West, Sai Ying Pun, 2806 1038 (WhatsApp), info@okra.bar


Oookie Cookie’s personalised gingerbread

Nothing screams Christmas quite like an extra-large gingerbread man. Oookie Cookie is an online bakery with two pop-ups at Causeway Bay and LANDMARK, making gorgeous, detailed cookies and sweets. This festive season, they’ve got a range of made-to-order cookies and gingerbread men (from $138) that can be personalised with your name of choice. They’ve also got cute Christmas cupcakes (from $380), meringues (from $78) in fun shapes (think egg and hamburger) and shortbread (from $98). We already received a special “Foodie” gingerbread man and we’re obsessed! Special orders should be placed around 3–5 days in advance.

Causeway Bay: Shop 302, 3/F, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yung Ping Road

Central: Shop 109A, 1/F, LANDMARK, 15 Queen’s Road Central

Order online or WhatsApp 9220 9622


Sipfree’s non-alcoholic drinks

The perfect gift for the dry (or not) drinker in your life, local premium low- and non-alcoholic beverage distributor Sipfree has recently introduced gift cards on their website, so recipients can take their pick from the likes of non-alcoholic beer and cider, sparkling wine and sake and Lyre’s spirit range from Australia. We particularly like the snazzy non-alcoholic Aperol spritz set ($480), complete with a bottle of the UK’s Thomson & Scott Noughty sparkling wine (which is also organic and vegan) plus a bottle of Lyre’s Italian spritz. This is also a great way to give a loved one a head start on Dry January.

Order online


Sugarfina’s holiday candy collection

We’re always excited to see what luxury candy boutique Sugarfina comes up with for the holiday season. This year, they’ve released two new candy cubes’ flavours – Polar Snowballs ($88), teeny-tiny sugar cookies dipped in white chocolate, and raspberry- and green-apple-flavoured Santa’s Trees ($88) gummies – to add to their impressive Christmas collection. The Holiday Cravings eight-piece candy bento box ($688) is a nice option for those who want to try a little of everything, filled with Sugarfina’s signature cocktail-inspired sweets such as Champagne Bears, Candy Cane Caramels and Spiked Eggnog Bears.

Harbour City: Shop 3327, 3/F, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, 3–27 Canton Road, TST, 2116 4688

ifc mall: Shop 1023, 1/F, ifc mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, 2868 5578


Toasst’s wine gift boxes

Toasst, a virtual sommelier that also offers a wine subscription service, has put together a range of seasonal gift boxes for wining and dining at home. A fine place to start is with the Classic Toasst Party Pack ($2,100), which is literally packed with six bottles of hand-selected wine (two red, two white, two sparkling) from their diverse portfolio of independent and renowned producers from around the world. Cheers!

Order online


Venchi’s Christmas chocolate collection

For the chocoholic in your life, we recommend Italian chocolatier Venchi’s fabulous Christmas collection, chock-full of gift boxes, tins and hampers. The pricing is affordable, from a Christmas bauble tin ($110) that doubles as a tree ornament, to a Christmas mini book tin box ($245) featuring gorgeous illustrations, to the grand Venchi Experience hamper ($2,550). Early-bird discounts apply before 7 December.

Visit one of Venchi’s shops around town


Vive Cake Boutique’s Christmas cake collection

Vive has unveiled this year’s gorgeous collection of Christmas cakes, sure to uplift anyone’s spirit. Our favourite of the bunch is the turquoise Holly Jolly cake ($780/1.5lb or $1,280/2.2lb) with its pretty pastel wreath of buttercream roses. It comes in a choice of five tempting flavours: banana with chocolate buttercream and crunchies, red velvet with cream cheese, Earl Grey with Earl Grey cream cheese, rich chocolate cake with chocolate ganache and vanilla sponge cake with mango and yuzu mousse. Also up for gifting are two festive mini cakes ($58 each), White Christmas (chestnut mousse sponge cake with chestnut purée on shortbread) and Snowfall (blueberry-vanilla mousse sponge cake with blueberry filling on shortbread). Available until 31 December, with cake orders placed at least four days in advance.

Shop 3, 1/F, H Queen’s, 80 Queen’s Road Central (entrance at 50 Stanley Street), Central, 9602 2869, info@vive.hk, order online


Wanna Jam’s jams & butters

Newly launched in Hong Kong, Wanna Jam produces handmade, preservative-free jams and butters, with most products also low in sugar or even sugar free. Wanna Jam’s delicious products for winter 2020 include peanut butter ($98), berry jam ($168), osmanthus honey ($168) and apple cinnamon butter ($98). Why not include them all in a hamper?

Phone 6011 2694 or email hello@wannajamhk.com to order


Waves Pacific’s caviar & truffles

Waves Pacific is offering five different types of caviar from Germany’s N25 brand, which is unique on the market owing to its longer ageing process. Go for a 30-gram tin of N25 Oscietra caviar ($450) in an insulated gift box ($90) that includes a dainty pearl spoon. We also rate WP at Home’s white truffle and egg package ($800) for the foodies out there who enjoy cooking. It comes with 40 grams of Alba white truffle and 10 Taiyouran eggs for a classic culinary pairing.

Order online


Young Master Brewery’s festive beer gift set

Local brewery Young Master has debuted a Naughty or Nice four-pack gift set ($128) for all those who’ve been good (or bad) this year. It includes two cans each of Nice Pale Ale and brand-new Naughty Chocolate Vanilla Stout. Props to the cool festive packaging.

Order online


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