Festive edible treats make wonderful last-minute gifts. But how to find the ideal present in such a short time? We’re here to help with this curated list of 12 finds guaranteed to please the foodie-at-heart. Browse through our gallery below. Then scroll down so you can browse through the complete Presents Perfect 2020: our curated gift guide for foodies, with 93 carefully selected items you can choose from. Happy shopping!
By Metro.StyleDecember 03 2023, 6:17 PM
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Holiday Cakes by Naked Patisserie
For the person who has everything, give a fabulous cake like The King’s Crown: a moist chocolate ganache covered in decadent edible gold paper topped with edible sugar roses. Naked Patisserie’s holiday cakes and cheesecakes are stunning. If you need more gift ideas, check out their French macarons, chocolate truffles and limited edition chocolate and whiskey gift boxes. Follow @nakedpatisserie on Instagram. (Photo: @nakedpatisserie).
This carefully curated, limited edition gift box holds eight unique chocolate discs, a journal prompt guide, and a QR code to direct you to exclusive guided meditations. In short, this box represents a little 8-day retreat that only requires ten minutes out of each day. #MindfulIndulgence is a collab between @kimilulifecoach, @missreenaph and @bizuph. Order asap as stocks are limited! Available at Bizu branches in Promenade Greenhills, Powerplant Mall, and Alabang Town Center. Email email@example.com for same day delivery. (Photo: @kimilulifecoach)
Who wouldn’t love bacon for Christmas? All-natural and cured without nitrates then masterfully smoked to perfection, Smoked MNL bacon comes in two flavors: Original Herb Crusted Bacon and Honey Sriracha. Order it in standard or regular cuts, slabs, chunks, or custom cuts. Then it’s carefully packed in an insulated bag and wrapped in kraft paper tied with red and green string. Order from @smokedmnl on Instagram.
This charmingly rustic carrot cake is moist, deliciously rich in cream cheese, and the perfect size for a personal cake. See the walnuts on top? Randztisserie Sweets also makes delicious Country Banana Muffins with dark chocolate, and a Country Dark Chocolate Cake with salted caramel filling and fresh cacao nibs. Order from @randztisserie_sweets on Instagram.
You never go wrong with a classic like these mini cinnamon rolls. Sticky sweet, redolent of cinnamon and sugar, covered in icing, they are irresistible. Browse through the classic cakes, pies, ensaymada and other specialties at @frombetinaskitchen on Instagram.
Not your ordinary siopao, M Pantry makes these specialty wheat siopaos in asado and bola bola variants, then steams them till they are just the right blend of soft yet dense. A lovely savory treat. To order, Viber (0945) 620-0266. (Photo: @mpantry_ph on Instagram)
Once, you had to take a trip to Capiz to get your hands on these treasures. The best pastelitos de mangga we’ve ever tasted, they are now available from @graceparkdining. The perfect gift when you want to share your pride in Filipino heirloom food. (Photo by @margaritafores)
For the person with Kfever, here’s a couple of bottles of Fruity Mix, a light, fruit-forward soju-like spirit in Pink Grapefruit and Green Grape variants. Easy to mix in a cocktail or drink chilled. Follow @fruitymixbythebar on Instagram.
What is Christmas without a decadent, inexpressibly delicious cake? Whether you prefer decadence or simplicity, you'll find a cake you'll love on this list, baked by some of the best bakers in the city. For the gallery, click here.