The Ultimate Holiday Foodie Gift Guide: Splurge Edition

When budget is not an issue

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Christmas is the season of giving and today would be the perfect time to shower your loved ones with gifts. And if you plan on spending a lot, you’ll want to make sure you get your money’s worth. To help you choose the perfect present, we’re sharing our list of 10 gift ideas that cost Php550 and above for the foodie in your life.

1Laduree

Dainty eats for the dainty lady in your life

Experience a Scandinavian Christmas with Laduree’s new exclusive macaron flavors as the hefty lineup consists of recipes that are inspired by Nordic countries (fun fact: the Brown Cheese Macaron was inspired by the Norwegian traditional cheese that is handmade in villages). Meanwhile, the Rice Pudding and Raspberry Macaron originated from their traditional Christmas dessert. These flavors, in addition to their original flavors, can be bought in a gift box of 8 or 14.

For orders or inquiries, contact Laduree at 09175795447

2 Auro

Because who doesn’t love chocolate?

If their love for chocolate can’t be beat, here’s the perfect gift. Auro’s Assorted Box of 16 (Php1375) is the ultimate collection of artisanal chocolates their sweet tooth is bound to love. It contains a wide array of chocolate bars from 32% White Chocolate to 77% Dark Chocolate. That’s more than a dozen chocolates to choose from!

For orders or inquiries, you can contact Auro here: (02) 851 0333

3Perfecto’s x Rachebeli’s

Lechon and wine sounds like a perfect pairing

Two things are always present during a Pinoy Noche Buena: lechon and wine. So for this holiday season, Perfecto’s and Rachebeli join forces to bring us The Perfect Pairing. For only Php1499, you’re all set for to give your loved one the feast of their dreams with 4 bottles of Perfecto’s Gourmet Bottled Viands and 2 bottles of Rachebeli’s signature Philippine wines. Trust us, you won’t regret this package!

For orders and inquiries, you can contact them here: 09954655905 (Globe) or 09197841034 (Smart)

4 Mo Cookies

Mo cookies for you and your buddy

These are no ordinary cookies. It even earned its own hashtag -#BiggerThanYourPalm – due to its enormous size (and rightly so, might we add). They come in different flavors too. You’ll have a hard time choosing your favorite among the South Cotabato Dark Chocolate, the Chocolate Chip, the White Chocolate Walnut, the Dark Chocolate Macadamia, the Triple Chocolate Mallow, and the Nutella Crinkle. Better yet, get a box of all 6 if you’re willing to splurge a little more than your usual!

Mo Cookies can be found at Mess Hall located at 2316 Chino Roces Ext. and Powerplant Mall.

5FLORABEL

This gift box has everything one might need in the food department

These gift sets will surely add color to your loved ones’ lives. With their offerings, you can choose from three different sizes – the small which starts at Php925, the medium which starts at Php1550, and the large which starts at Php2600. These boxes contain a variety of delicacies like Mixed Nuts, Spanish Sardines, and Peanut Butter, only to name a few. Each of the sets is packed in a colorful box and wrapped with a ribbon for a nice touch.

Florabel is located at Estancia Mall, Pasig. You can also opt to contact Florabel here: (02) 638 7527

6Mr. Delicious

Every meat lover’s fancy

A pack of Mr. Delicious’ gift bag is the perfect gift  for the carnivore in your life. The Bacon Gift Bag (Php 1,650) includes two packs of 400g Smoked Bacon while the Meat Slab Gift Bag (Php2,750) includes 500g each of Boneless Smoked Ham, Smoked Bacon Slab, and Corned Beef Brisket. Each set also has Sweet and Sour Bread & Pickles and Fermented Sauerkraut to go with the meats. Count us in!

For orders and inquiries, contact Mr. Delicious at 09479903747

7Whisk

Whisk your healthy living away with these goodies

Whisk away their sad faces and turn them into happy ones with Whisk’s gift sets. These 100% homemade artisan salad dressings, dips, marmalades, and sauces are perfect for the salad lover and the health nut. To go all out, grab their Executive Gift Boxes which start at Php1760.

For orders and inquiries,  contact Whisk at 09178771948.

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9Aperitif

Classy gourmet never looked (and tasted) this good

Aperitif’s well-curated graze boxes are guaranteed to impress your loved ones and keep their jaws on the floor for a long period of time. For instance, the Triple Chocolate Fudge Cake 6” (Php850) is a grand way to satisfy their palate. On the other hand, you can opt to bring them the stars and moon with their original Graze Box (Php3,500 for the mini, Php7,000 for large), the perfect picnic companion with its selection of artisan cheeses, cold cuts, and wine.

Aperitif is located at 4/F SM Aura. You can also contact Aperitif at 09175737171

10Shangri-La at the Fort

These festive hampers will surely light up anyone’s Christmas

Make Santa proud with Shangri-La’s Festive Hampers which comes in three tiers – the Santa’s Classic Hamper (Php2500), the Festive Delights Hamper (Php3500), and the Premium Christmas Hamper (Php4500). These sets contain Christmas cookies, Traditional Fruit Cake, and Gluhwein, among many many others. If this doesn’t make them feel the Christmas spirit, we don’t know what will.

Shangri-La at the Fort is located at 30th Street, cor. 5th Avenue, Taguig. For inquiries, contact them at (02) 820 0888

Which gift are you planning to splurge on? Let us know! If you need more gift ideas, check out this link!