10 Holiday Gift Baskets Brimming With Good-To-Eat Goodies
Who doesn’t love Christmas baskets? We’ve rounded up some of the loveliest ones in the metro. Whether you’re planning to spoil an executive, a chocolate lover, or even a budding mixologist, there’s something for everyone in this list.
1. Dairy Collection by Pinkie’s Farm
Know a dairy lover? This set features kesong puti, Greek yogurt, and artisanal butter delivered fresh, straight from Pinkie’s Farm in Lipa, Batangas. Did we mention it comes in a cute thermal bag?
P575, (0918) 999-9555, www.pinkiesfarm.com, FB: Pinkie’s Farm
2. Christmas Basket by Make Peace Bakery
We love businesses that give back to the community, and Make Peace Bakery empowers marginalized youth by teaching them how to bake and providing them with livelihood. The Christmas Basket is filled a few of their signature goodies: assorted cookies and the bestselling dark cacao biscotso and calamansi-coco sugar biscotso.
Available upon special order, (0956) 378-8109, www.themakepeacebakery.com, FB: The Make Peace Bakery, Bakers of Change Inc.
3. Luscious Beverage Kit by Pili & Pino
A cute gift option for anyone interested in mixology, this Luscious Beverage Kit comes with a cocktail shaker and jigger, Pili & Pino’s signature jams, and a recipe booklet—everything you need to concoct unique and delicious drinks!
P1,000, available at ECHOstore and Kultura branches, FB: Pili & Pino
4. Essenza Mini and Assorted Coffee Capsules by Nespresso
The ultimate gift for any coffee lover, a Nespresso machine is like having your own personal barista! Assemble your own gift set by choosing from Nespresso’s signature coffee machines, special accessories, and don’t forget to include the limited-edition coffee capsule sets like the Lungo coffee and Parisian Gourmandise festive collection.
Nespresso, Essenza Mini, P6,500; Lungo Cups Set, P1,700; 3 Sleeve Parisian Gourmandise Collection, P1,350; 5 Sleeve Festive Selection Lungo, P1,670, available at Nespresso Boutique, Power Plant, Rockwell Center Makati and Rustan’s Makati, www.nespresso.ph
5. Breakfast Basket by Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
Did you know that you can get the Rustic Mornings experience without stepping foot outside your home? This basket comes with everything you need to cook up the perfect breakfast: Rustic Mornings’ special pancake mix and syrup, coffee, and jam.
P950, 11 Isabelo Mendoza Street, Marikina, (02) 425-8610, FB: Rustic Mornings by Isabelo
6. Divine Pleasures Basket by Marks & Spencer
The Divine Pleasures basket comes with 14 premium Marks & Spencer items, making it the perfect gift for executives, families, or anyone who enjoys the finer things in life. It comes with wine, French soda, wildflower honey, palmiers, chocolate rounds, pasta sauces, and more.
P5,000, Alabang Town Center, SM Aura, Central Square Bonifacio, Glorietta 4, SM Mall of Asia, Greenbelt 5, Power Plant Mall, Estancia, Shangri-La Plaza, SM Megamall, SM North Edsa, Trinoma, Gateway, (02) 896-0614, FB: Marks and Spencer PH
7. Customized Gift Basket by The Blue Kitchen
Love homemade gourmet goodies? The Blue Kitchen makes some of the best in town. You can ask them to create custom gift baskets according to your preferences and budget. This one has pastillas de yema, lengua de gato, white chocolate pastillas, and skinny breadsticks—all our favorites from The Blue Kitchen.
P1,005, Power Plant Mall, Shangri-La Plaza, Robinson’s Magnolia, (02) 898-0931, FB: The Blue Kitchen
8. 3 Bar Gift Box by Theo and Philo
This beautifully packaged box set contains two proudly Pinoy, Academy of Chocolate award-winning bars (Milk Chocolate and Adobo, Dark Chocolate with Black Sesame and Nuts) and the classic 60% Dark Chocolate with Ginger and Mint.
P395, available at Bo’s Coffee branches, www.theoandphilo.com, FB: Theo and Philo
9. Joyous Set by Bizu Patisserie
Sure to satisfy any sweet tooth, the Joyous Set has seven delectable treats, including artisanal marshmallows, caramelized mixed nuts, salted caramel chews, and even a sugar-free dessert!
P2,300, Promenade Greenhills, Greenbelt 2, Alabang Town Center, Robinson’s Magnolia, Eastwood Mall, (02) 845-0590, FB: Bizu
10. Medium Crate with Chocolate and Wine Set by Villa del Conte
Know someone who deserves to be spoiled? Gift them with Villa del Conte’s luxurious chocolate and wine gift set. Small, medium and large crates are available.
P3,120+, Century City Mall, Robinson’s Magnolia, Greenbelt 5, Shangri-La Plaza, SM Megamall, (02) 893-2575, FB: Villa del Conte
Styling by Angelique Castro
Photos by Paolo Valenzuela
Make Peace Bakery photo by Pat Buenaobra