Christmas is certainly still a season for giving despite everything. Christmas is only a few weeks away and for those of you who are still looking for last-minute gift ideas for friends and family or Christmas spreads for your celebrations, these delicious treats are definitely good options. These are my top picks that surely will delight the friend or family you are giving it to.
Send love and Christmas cheers to your loved ones’ this season with these sweet and savory presents that will for sure be appreciated:
1. Artisanal Chocolate by the OG Chocolate Man, Christian Valdes
For customized, artisanal chocolate bars, pralines with a unique take on homegrown flavors, check out CMV Txokolat by Christian Valdes. Aside from pralines infused with various flavors like gin pomelo, gumamela, santol, CMV Txokolat also offers bars in Mango and Cashew, Pomelo, and Salt and Pepper Caramel that will excite adventurous foodies!
You can check out the full list of options at www.cmvtsokolat.com.
2. Naked Patisserie Cakes and Gift Boxes
If you’re looking for heavenly choices your loved ones will surely enjoy, Naked Patisserie’s Holiday collection is a must-try! A passion project of Christian Mark Jacobs, Naked Patisserie is more than your ordinary pastry shop. It specializes in making premium bespoke cakes, gift sets, spreads, wines, and other delectable food using naked and quality ingredients.
This Holiday, you can spread the cheer by giving Naked Patisserie’s signature Strawberries N’ Cream Cheesecake and Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake Truffles, or choose from its new offerings: The King’s Crown, Luxe Chocolate Ganache Christmas Cake, Choco Berry Drip Cake, Luxe Wine, and Whiskey sets and Sweet and Savory Holiday Snackers.
3. Baklava by Ana Asis
Traveling might have been limited this year, but thankfully, we can still enjoy having a taste of international cuisine. Treat your friends and family to a Mediterranean delight by gifting a box of Ana Asis’ Baklava. Ana is the home cook behind Spoons of Magic and Test Kitchen by Spoons of Magic. Her Turkish baklava is filled with ground pistachios in a buttery and flaky crust with just the right amount of sweetness perfect for your Holiday snacking.
Visit https://spoonsofmagic.com to check out Ana’s best-selling Baklava and other delicious options.
4. Wildflour’s Salted Chocolate Cake
For a classic yet premium option, you can never go wrong with Wild Flour’s selection of baked goods. Have a taste of Manila’s finest with Wild Flour’s Salted chocolate cake. Its genuine chocolate flavor and welcome hint of sea salt will surely make your loved ones craving for more! Check out http://www.wildflour.com.ph to order.
5. Sweet Life by Ange’s Cheesy Brioche Donuts
If you’re a fan of donuts then you’ll certainly love the decadent, cheesy twist of the Cheesy Brioche Donuts made by Sweet Life of Ange. Promising luxury in every box, the Cheesy Brioche donuts will bring back sweet childhood memories with its creamy, cheesy custard-like concoction inside a pillow-soft, buttery brioche.
6. Flour Pot Manila’s Strawberry Shortcake
Elevate all your holiday gatherings with Flour Pot Manila’s perfectly-made strawberry shortcake. Using Shoga strawberries, sponge cake, inipit icing, and fresh whipped cream for a feather-light treat, everyone will surely have seconds or even thirds.
7. Food for the Gods by Czarina’s Kitchen
For Food for the Gods fans, you can try the ones made by Czarina’s Kitchen. Nothing completes Christmas mornings more than the fruity nutty goodness of this finger food paired with coffee and conversations with people you love most. Czarina’s version is definitely made with love (and a lot of walnuts and dates!)
Visit @czarina_skitchen on Instagram to order.
8. Taste by Grace Home’s Christmas Ham
Every spread will not be complete without the Christmas Ham. Make sure yours is a hit by trying Taste by Grace Home’s Organic Pork Belly Ham. This freshly-made ham is marinated for a few days, smoked and cured with figs, almonds, and truffle honey, and will definitely standout entrée in all your family gatherings.
Check out Gracehomemanila.com, [email protected], or 0906.361.8374 for orders.
9. Roast Porchetta by NawwTy’s Kitchen Roast Porchetta
Share a taste of comfort and luxury this holiday with a Roast Porchetta from nawwTy’s Kitchen. Owned by Trish Panlilio of Gourmand Market and Mulberry Door, nawwTy’s Kitchen offers catering services and dishes-to-go for every occasion. The Roast Porchetta with homemade salsa is a must-try with its signature crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside goodness.
Visit nawwTy’s Kitchen for more details on how to order.
10. Strawberry Tres Leches by The Cloude Concept
Send your loved ones a taste of heaven with The Cloude Concept’s take on the Tres Leches made even better with luscious strawberries on a bed of remarkably moist, light, and fluffy sponge cake soaked in three kinds of milk. For those looking for that extra oomph for gifts, the Strawberry Tres Leches can be dressed in sparkle with edible gold leaf, pearls, or silver lust to go with its silk furoshiki packaging.
To order, check out The Cloude Concept’s Instagram page.