There’s no stopping the most wonderful time of the year from fast approaching. The cool breeze wafts into the night, as you wrap yourself snugly in thick blankets. A soft flicker of colorful lights glow from the distance. Downstairs, you hear a faint sound of carols being sung—or was it a yuletide record spun on repeat? For some grand reason, you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But then you check your gift list, which puts a bit of a damper on your cheery mood. Your mind comes up blank when you think of what to give your loved ones this season.
But don’t you worry, because we’ve got your back! Here, we give you the ultimate holiday foodie gift guide for the most important people in your life—be it family, friends, colleagues or your special someone. And for our first edition, there’s no need to burn a hole in your wallets or your pockets. There’s plenty of delicious gift ideas that won’t cost you over Php550, we promise!
1Adam’s Ice Cream
Make any ice cream lover jump for joy when you give them a pint of Adam’s Ice Cream. Made by hand daily with the best natural ingredients, their take on this comfort food favorite lives up to its promise—seriously good down to the last spoonful. Take your pick from their Cocktail Sorbets or their Dairy Free options or even their quirky flavors for Php350 at most.
For orders and inquiries, you may contact them at 0956-524-0390 or visit their Facebook page @AdamsIceCream.
2Chili Chili Bang Bang
Spice up your holiday presents with some chili lovin’. Your friends and family will surely have a newfound love for all things spicy with Chili Chili Bang Bang’s noteworthy offerings. You’ll never run out of flavors to choose from in all levels and forms of spiciness for all the special people in your life, and at a super affordable cost too (Php225 for each 300g bottle)
For orders and inquiries, you may contact them at 0927-658-4717 or check them out at online stores like HonestBee and Shopinas.
During the Christmas season, the power of the sweet tooth knows no bounds. Don’t think twice and give in to your tastebuds. After all, the holidays are the perfect excuse for it. This said, it’s the best time to check out Scout’s Honor’s Christmas Camp Boxes to fulfill your loved ones’ cookie cravings. At Php 330, you can get a gift set that features 5 Cub Scout cookies, and a set of their 1 Bite, 2 Bite. Count us in!
Grab their Christmas Camp Boxes in their Ayala Vertis North and Century City Mall branches.
Never underestimate the power of caffeine as your weapon of choice this Christmas. Brews Co.’ single-use drip brews, coffee grounds, and whole beans is indeed a wonder to behold for the coffee lover in your family. It comes in seven Filipino-inspired variants like Don, Donya, Moreno, and Mt. Apo and even timeless flavors like Hazelnut, Macadamia, and Cinnamon. You can get an assorted gift set with five pieces each (solo sachets come at Php26 to Php31) or a French Press + Ground Coffee gift set at Php470 to Php495.
You can place your orders through Shopee or Lazada.
5Mom Made PH
From Chef Happy Ongpauco-Tiu’s table to yours, you can get a hold of her pre-packaged healthy meals. The ideal gift for all the mommies in your life, Chef Happy adheres to her belief of no preservatives, no MSG, and no MDM to each flavorful box containing delightful meals of premium quality. It’s even conveniently made to look like a book so your fridge would look like a mini-library of eats—literally. Take your pick from their Restaurant Line to their All-Time Favorites. You’re surely bound to find a meal that won’t cost you over Php550.
For orders and more information, you can send them a message through Viber at +639178990536/+639178990374.
The allure of Stanford Shaw starts with its gorgeously designed minimalist packaging, which all the more diverts your attention to the brewed concoction inside. The classy name also holds a hilarious story in that the owners actually considered naming it ‘HalleLuya’ once upon a time. Their ginger ale is formulated to a science to get its addictively superb zesty flavor. Plus, their line-up now consists of indulgent non-alcoholic butterbeer (talk about living out your Harry Potter dreams). Each 290mL bottle is only at Php120.
For orders and inquiries, contact 0977-821-7429 or shoot them an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s about time your mom or your BFF who loves to cook spice up the dishes they whip up in style. How, you ask? With Zin Manila’s offerings, of course. Their artisanal salts are the perfect accompaniment to just about any culinary masterpiece and they’ll love you for the variety of signature and basic flavors they come in from Cajun Salt to their Triple Pepper Blend to just about anything in between. Prices come at a range of Php200 to Php260 per bottle or a gift set save pack of two at Php350 to Php380.
For orders and inquiries, contact 0917-653-2636 or visit their Instagram page @zinmanila
8Goodies N’ Sweets
The tin can cake craze rose to epic proportions this year and the trend is not about to die down anytime soon. If you want to gift your special someone something memorable that won’t break the bank, then Goodies N’ Sweets take on this dessert is a must. Get their Tiramisu-flavored tin can cake for just Php550!
For more information, orders, and inquiries, you can check out their page at goodies-n-sweets.com
9The Good Seed
Influenced by a plethora of cuisines around the world, The Good Seed promises only real food from real ingredients—all natural wholesome goodies that do the body good. Not to mention, they’re really scrumptious too. This vegan/vegetarian café housed in Kapitolyo can cater to your gifting needs be it in terms of high energy snacks to their bottled goods and healthy sweets that all fall within a reasonable range of Php80 to Php360.
For orders and inquiries, you can contact them at 584-9080 or 0917-847-4831. You can also visit their physical grocery at 3 Brixton St., Kapitolyo Pasig.
There’s something oddly comforting that a bag of chips can offer. Sure, it’s not one you can classify as a healthy snack, but a bag or two never hurt anybody. Crackle Snacks offers a solid line-up in this arena—one that’s so addicting you’ll be back for seconds or thirds. Their much raved about Salted Egg Chicharon also comes in Potato Chips form and then there’s their ever-promising Bicol Express variant. Their products range from Php100 to Php280 depending on the size of the packet.
For orders and their outlet directories, click on this link: tinyurl.com/whereiscrackle.
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