Christmas is about more than just fairy lights, carols and food. Most importantly, it's about the presents under the Christmas tree.
'Tis the season to spread joy. There's nothing like seeing the faces of the people you care about lighting up with bright smiles because of a thoughtful present. With the holiday season upon us, we have put on our Santa's little helpers hats and put together a list of Christmas gifts that will clarify any gifting doubts in your head. From melt-in-your-mouth cakes to luxurious tea blends, we've got you covered.
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Known for their decadent sweet treats, The Oberoi Patisserie and Delicatessen comes through with a slew of Christmas treats. With four different hampers and a range of assortments to choose from, you can choose from the Yule Logs or a gourmet offering. If you prefer creating your own hamper, The Oberoi also offers customisation where you can choose from a variety of gift boxes.
Cost: ₹ 4,800- ₹17,500 for hampers; ₹ 175- ₹4000 for assortments
Call 022 66324545 to order.
From classics like Gingerbread cookies and Plum cakes to Chocolate cookies with cinnamon & orange, and organic Lavender & Mint oil candles; Sequel's Christmas hamper is literally Christmas in a box. Add a bottle of a biodynamic red or mulled wine to go with their sinful Coconut, Pistachio truffles or their rich Raspberry, Cranberry preserve.
Inspired by the legend of '12 days of Christmas', Tea Trunk's 12 Teas of Christmas join in the festivities with their choice of loose leaf tea blends. Ideal to cozy up in a corner with, the box makes for the perfect gift for chai lovers. It comprises classics like Masala Chai and winter special teas like Apple spice, Saffron Kahwa, Blue Pea flowers and more.
Spread joy and health with this special vegan hamper by Mag St. Bread Co. The specially curated, all-vegan Christmas gift box includes a mini loaf of sourdough, cheese spread, a chocolate bar, peanut butter, coconut ice cream and energy balls. Ve-gan't stop thinking about this!
Call 7506677710 to order.
Ever Since Then
If organic is the way to your heart, then the Christmas hampers from Ever Since Then will make for the perfect addition to your kitchen. Curated by founder Sneha Negandhi, there are five gifting boxes to choose from, each with an array of garden fresh teas like Hibiscus Spice and Rose & Cardamom, and a homeblend chai masala that induces a therapeutic, calming effect.
You can count on Le15 to spread the Christmas cheer with their Elf, Rudolph and Santa gift boxes. Titled XMasInABox, the collection stands true to its name and comprises Toffee Crunch Dipkie, a mug cake mix with chocolate cranberry glaze, and Spiced Hot Chocolate. To make things more special, the box also comes with a mini whisk, Christmas stickers and a limited edition Le15 mug.
Bombay Sweet Shop's Box of Joy really is a box of joy. The hamper is an amalgamation of sugar, spice and all things nice. It reminds you of winter vacations and childhood treats like Cashew Marzipan Bon Bons, Nana's Coconut Ice, Honey-Nut Shortbread and more. This is a gift that is bound to take its receiver on a ride filled with childhood nostalgia
Sassy Teaspoon knows the secret to a very merry Christmas. The ingredients that make their festive hamper comprise delicacies like Peppermint Brownie Chunks, gingerbread cookies, Spiced Apple Chutney, Funfetti Bites, Cranberry brittle and more. Soulful goodness is easy to spot in their two gifting options titled 'Holly Jolly' and 'All I want for Christmas'.
Vegan, gluten free and refined sugar free, this is the Christmas hamper for anyone who is health conscious or trying to be health conscious. Chef Raveena Taurani has curated Yogisattva's limited edition festive box with goodies like the Cranberry, Orange and Walnut Loaf, Apple Crumble Muffins, gingerbread cookies, Amaranth Crackers and Truffle Cashew Cheese Spread. It doesn't get better than this!
A combination of utility and luxury, Green Sense's mantra of Thoughtful Gifting is weaved into their range of organic and sustainably grown care packages. Their Luxury Redefined hamper makes for the perfect holiday present. The bundle consists of tasty goodies like Juniper berries and Saffron to pantry essentials like organic flour and spices.
The walking definition of 10 tabs open in the background, I enjoy multitasking as much as I enjoy sitting in a corner reading my latest crime find with a nimbu soda on standby, which is exactly where you'll find me most days. Headstrong and bubbly don't always go hand in hand, but if there ever was a lovechild of the two, you're looking right at her.