Looking for a Christmas hamper for that special gourmand in your life? These stores are pulling out all the stops with their gourmet food gift hamper selections chock full of Christmas food classics, alcohol (and alcohol-free spirits) and even some surprises like artisanal pasta kits.
Our top picks for Christmas hampers in Singapore!
Baker’s Brew Studio
Packed with gourmet goodies and other treats, the Baker’s Brew’s Christmas hamper will put anyone in a festive mood. Sweet treats include Fossa Yuzu Seasalt Chocolates as well as a honey orchid dancong hongcha selection that features a lingering lychee sweetness and a biscuity undertone. Baker’s Brew also showcases its own cookie gift set with maple pecan, yuzu cranberry pistachio and salted duo chocolate. Healthy snack options include a hazelnut blackforest granola and a maple glazed nut mix by Amazin’ Graze. For drinks, unwind with a bottle of River Red Shiraz Pinotage or get in a Christmassy mood with Cocoa Dimension pink salt caramel drinking chocolate or the T2 Bread & Butter Pudding loose tea.
Pioneering non-alcoholic spirit brand Lyre’s offers a range of fine booze-free spirits. These premium spirits will make great gifts for friends who prefer to abstain from alcohol. Each of the offerings is crafted to closely replicate the complexity of the original without any alcohol. The newly launched Classico Grande, for example, was created to replicate sparkling wine and features distinct and contemporary flavours. This new bottle of bubbly will join Lyre’s range of 13 non-alcoholic spirits and its selection of canned cocktails. Lyre’s Classico Grande is available exclusively on Lyre’s online storefront at $36 (750ml).
This Christmas, Lyre’s will also offer online exclusive non-alcoholic Christmas hamper options like the Espresso Martini set ($134.95), Negroni set ($177) and Pink Gin Fizz set ($134.95). The gift sets include all the spirits needed to craft excellent non-alcoholic replicas of these classic cocktails. They also come with elegant engraved glassware; a worthy addition to any home bartender’s collection! From now till 12 December, enjoy special daily offers on Lyre’s non-alcoholic spirits.
Shopping for a gourmet pasta lover in your life? Or perhaps you want to gift something other than the usual Christmas food? Jupiter 57, an importer of historic and artisan Italian products, has just launched the Pastificio Di Martino brand in Singapore. The brand is known for its high-quality dried pasta crafted in the Gragnano region along the Sorrento Coast. Pasta from this region is made with 100% Italian durum wheat and is also designated a PGI (Protected Geographical Indication).
In partnership with Dolce & Gabbana, Di Martino has put together a series of special edition gift-box tins with a striking design. Each Christmas hamper includes five packs of dry pasta, two tins of Corbarino tomatos from the Lattari Mountains and a pair of exclusive placemats designed by Dolce & Gabbana.
With curated Christmas hamper selections for whisky, rum and gin lovers, EC Proof’s selection is ideal for discerning drinkers. The Drinks by the Dram sets are themed by country of origin. For instance, the 12 Scotch Whisky Drams of Christmas gift set ($128) features 12 wax-sealed drams of single malts, single grain, blended malts and other Scotches. Alternatively, try the Japanese Whisky Set with five drams showcasing the finest Japanese whiskies ($78).
Advent calendars get a boozy twist as well, with offerings from That Boutique-y Gin Company ($135) and That Boutique-y Whisky Company ($265). Each Christmas hamper includes 24 samples (3oml each) of independently bottled whisky or gin to countdown to Christmas. If you prefer to gift an experience, why not book a private couple’s cocktail class for $450?
Baker & Cook
Packed with seasonal sweets and savouries, Baker & Cook’s Ultimate Gift Hamper ($140) will be a treat for loved ones this Christmas. The Christmas hamper showcases classic seasonal food offerings; there’s German stollen, Danish Christmas honningkage, Italian chocolate panforte, macarons and gingerbread cookies. You’ll also find all-butter cranberry shortbread, all-butter chocolate chip bites and savouries like sourdough super seed crackers. There are condiments too, including capsicum and apricot chutney to add zest to any Christmas meal. You’ll also get deluxe mince tarts to end things off on a sweet note. You can purchase hamper items individually, and also order a festive gingerbread house ($48).
Psst… order the Ultimate Gift Hamper before 5 December to enjoy 15% off. A complimentary copy of the Baker & Cook book is also included!