No one says no to food. (Except sometimes mom… who we know is secretly watching her weight.) We’ve trawled through the ever-crowded sea of food gift ideas to bring you our curated recommendations — some expected, some not so expected — for your shopping convenience. We know what you’re thinking: Sushi and fashion? Yes, sushi! Justification: Comes in delectable pouches and adorable packaging.
1. YORK HOTEL YULETIDE’S DELIGHT SET, $160 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at White Rose Café, York Hotel.
Do you know what EVERYBODY would like to receive for Christmas? A traditional festive Christmas feast from a reputable hotel. White Rose Café at York Hotel will be taking orders from December 1 to January 1, 2020, for their annual seasonal roasts and traditional Christmas classics, including Whole Roasted Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Honey Baked Ham, and Roasted Beef Sirloin. Mom doesn’t have to cook, and the food will be delicious. Win-win.
2. ATLAS GIFT BOX SETS, $158
Available at ATLAS.
Fancy a tipple or two after a hearty meal? Who doesn’t? For the ultimate boozy shindig this Christmas, set your sights on this thoughtful gift set by ATLAS, consisting of one crystal Waterford Coupe engraved with the ATLAS logo, and a 200ml bottle of St. George ATLAS Orange Gin. Forget about hunting for that watering hole when you can have your own cosy night in with your gal pals while you sip on these classy tipples at the comfort of your home.
3. DREAMFARM ORTWO – ONE OR TWO-HANDED PEPPER MILL, $69.90 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at mrphy.sg.
You can’t go wrong with a practical, kitchenware item that is convenient yet sleek. This ceramic grinder even has six settings from super fine to coarse, perfect for all spices. Convenience comes through with being dishwasher safe and being super easy to fill up. All we see are wins.
4. NESPRESSO LIMITED EDITION PIXIE CUPS, $45
Available at nespresso.com/sg.
For the hostess with the mostest, they deserve these festive espresso cups. Suitable for Christmas parties, small gatherings and an intimate evening with coffee, this collection is also a great display piece on their bare white counters.
5. SUSHI SOCKS BOX 10 PAIRS, €49.99
Available at sushisocksbox.com.
A lot of people love sushi, and everyone needs socks. It’s the best of both worlds. Coming in a bento-like set, feast your eyes on these adorably printed socks that were clearly made to stand out. There’s bound to be a sushi platter at at least one of the holiday gatherings you’re scheduled to attend… maybe put them side-by-side and see what happens?
6. NOM NOM PLUSH CURRY PUFF CUSHION, $29.90
Available at naiise.com.
Here’s a great Christmas gifting hack: select a gift theme and stick to it. With food, we recommend curry puff cushions for the friend who always craves the savoury pastry, so that their decor can finally match their favourite Old Chang Kee order.
7. KLAY KOPITIAM CUP DRINKS EARRINGS, $16.80
Available at sg.carousell.com.
There’s always a time and place for maximalist jewellery. At Klay, they serve up handmade food and drink accessories! From Bandung, kueh lapis to steamed bau earrings, these will definitely make you want to step up your accessories game.
8. MOSCHINO TV DINNERS CLUTCH, USD$895
Available at Moschino boutiques and online.
The classic American TV dinner: do you need it? No. But did you ever want to try it? Probably. Now you can take one along with you, tray and all! This bold clutch will definitely have heads turning. Personally, we’d bring it along to every holiday party — if this doesn’t start a conversation, what will?
9. KĀI SUSHI COLLECTION POUCHES, $58 EACH [GIVEAWAY]
Available at iamkai.co.
Can someone say oiishi? For any fan of sushi — which means, a lot of us — these delectable pouches from homegrown label kāi, by content creator Christabel Chua, cue tasteful class and functionality, all wrapped in one adorable package. Time to tuck in! Chopsticks not included.
10. FOOD AIRPODS CASES, $6.70 EACH
Available at lazada.sg.
True blue foodies love all things food, even if it’s just a feast for your eyes. One of the perks of having AirPods is having a cute case for it and one with a food design is absolutely to-die-for! While we picked out designs of everyone’s favourite fast-food staples, you can look for alternative designs of your loved ones’ favourite food for a personal touch to your gift.
11. BOXGREEN HOLIDAY SNACK SET, $28 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at boxgreen.co.
We definitely have to admit — when it comes to the holidays, we’re all about feasting to our hearts content. Ah, dish after dish of glorious food to binge on, (and don’t even get us started about desserts!) But for those who still try to maintain their diets in between meals, we’ve got your fix. We’re not talking about any sort of nuts BTW, we’re talking about deez nuts by Boxgreen. Surprise that fit-conscious friend of yours (who’s been counting his macros) with a wide assortment of snacks that’s both healthy and thoughtful, he’d definitely appreciate your help with his calorie count.
12. LITTLE MISS BENTO KAWAII BENTO BOOK, $26.40
Available at amazon.sg.
You’ve probably seen her cute character bentos around on Instagram and foodie or not, they would’ve captured your heart! While those bentos are incredibly pleasing to the eye, we know it would be quite the challenge to recreate them. Who better to learn how to make adorable bentos from than Little Miss Bento herself? Your foodie friend would appreciate this gift and probably make you a cute bento too!
13. HEINEKEN FESTIVE PACK (48 X 320ML CANS), $46.70 TO $124.90 [GIVEAWAY]
Available at shopee.sg.
Every party needs good beer; and Heineken is good beer — even when it’s 0% alcohol. This year, there are three festive packs available on Shopee (Yes! Shopee!) : 24 cans of Lager at $63.90, 24 cans of Zero Alcohol (if that’s what you’re in to) at $46.70, and our favourite — 48 cans of Lager at $124.90. Each pack includes a limited edition Heineken Christmas card with a $10 promo code inside, and delivery is free. By the time you read this, our office set is probably finished. Because good beer.
14. LIMITED EDITION COINTREAU FIZZ GLAZZ PACK, $60 [GIVEAWAY]
Available online only.
Festive cheer looks like this: a margarita, sidecar, or cosmopolitan. Who cares if they’re only for one! The one thing these classic cocktails may have in common? Cointreau, a made-in-France orange liqueur, with a bright, crisp and light flavour that’s great for even daytime drinking. We approve.
More of NYLON’s Holiday Gift Guides, coming soon — stay tuned! Click here to see our full list of gift guides.