Put the merry in Christmas with these super thoughtful food-centric gifts

Whether you have a friend that loves desserts, or a maasi who loves chai—our list has something for everyone

Put the merry in Christmas with these super thoughtful food-centric gifts

So, the countdown to Christmas has begun. Tis the season to be jolly, make merry, slip-on Xmas baubles rolling on the living room floor and gorge on an unending array of food and desserts. But with its fair share of joy, Christmas also brings a certain amount of anxiousness. What with all the gift-giving that's expected of everyone! And if you know us at all, you may have already guessed it: we think food is the best present you can bestow on anyone.

Thanks to online ordering, getting Christmas gifts for the holidays is easier than ever. So while we fill you in on the what's what of this gifting joyride, you hang up those stockings and set up the tree.

It's a full hamper

Whether you're searching for an elegant corporate gift hamper or wish to spread the Christmas joy by sending someone a swag bag full of sweet and savoury festive treats, this one's got you covered. From DIY gingerbread tree kits to a gourmet cheese tower, it's a wholesome experience from a homegrown brand called I'M Wholesome.

To order: DM on Instagram or place an order through Thrive

A kafi cool gift

Sleepy Owl Coffee's festive gift boxes are thoughtfully curated for every coffee lover. Wrapped in celebratory cheer, the box has a set each of cold brew packs, hot brew bags and the brand's signature enamel mug. For those who like to be their own baristas, this is perfection personified.

To order: Purchase on www.sleepyowl.co.

Call it a date night

Bateel, a luxury dates' brand, is intent on making gifting state-of-the-art with their premium offerings that double up as a perfect gift of health during the festive season.

To order: https://www.approvedclub.com/shop/brands/bateel

Blame it on the alcohol

The nippy weather makes us want to cosy up with a hot favourite tipple. That's why we're zooming into Cocoa Cellar, a patisserie delivering alcohol-infused desserts in Mumbai with options like sacher torte, coffee walnut loaf, Amarula and dark chocolate cupcake, whisky & cashew cookies, and much more. Their recent strawberry collection is worth a try too.

To order: Call on 9004095194

Strawberry fields forever

Tuck into Le15 Patisserie's Everything Strawberry menu that has a range of gorgeous treats, like monster macarons, strawberry tarts, strawberry cheesecake macaron cake, chocolate strawberry cake and mini cakes. It's a berry, berry good present, we swear!

To order: Swiggy, Zomato, Le15.com | Available in Le15 stores

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Is it even Christmas without a decadent dessert? If pretty-looking sweets are what the bestie craves, then turn to White Light Food. Their appealing snow globe desserts come in many variations, such as reindeer, fudgy dark chocolate brownies, Belgian chocolate mousse and a 100% veg classic eggnog cheesecake, sprinkled with nutmeg and cinnamon.

To order: https://wlf.co.in/onlineorder/

Festive drinks with a twist

Breakaway from the regular and go for some home-grown, all-natural, craft ciders made using hand-picked apples sourced from family-owned farms in America by Thirsty Fox. In cute little stubby bottles, they have two, variants Izzy and Reed, that serve as the perfect winter drink for the festive season. Plus, they are vegan and gluten-free!

To order: Visit https://thirstyfox.com/ | Available across retail stores in Pune and Mumbai

Gifting to the tea

For your tea-loving friends and family, turn to Kaashi's gift boxes. From their signature energy drink mix with anti-inflammatory properties to the nourishing Kashmiri kahwa that is brimming with saffron, almonds, pistachios, cardamom and a host of nutritious ingredients, it's all a haven for tea addicts.

To order: https://www.kaashiwellness.com/collections/retail

For a beer-y good time

For you beer-loving friends, this one's a keeper. Brew Whale's gift box features a pack of 6 beers in variants with quirky names like Captain Drunkel, Moby Wit, Killer Ale, Bowhead Stout, Isle of Citra and Blonde by the Beach. Courier a pack to them, and then show up to share (hehe).

To order: https://airmenus.in/brewwhalebeer/order

So, which of these gifts would you be gifting your loved ones this holiday season?

Banner image courtesy of Thirsty Fox, White Light Food, Le15 Patisserie and Cocoa Cellar

Nirupama Chaudhary

Nirupama Chaudhary

Journeying a whimsical tale from being a microbiologist/scientist to being a creative writer, Nirupama loves to scrutinize trends, food and fashion alike. A gardening enthusiast, she is a full-time mom to a toddler. Her passions include tinkering away on a wanderlust, cooking up a storm in the kitchen for her food loving bub and curating street style looks!

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