Not sure what to gift your best friend or sweetheart for Christmas? Since a big part of Christmas is about sharing joyous tastes, you can never go wrong with these edible holiday gifts. Just because it doesn’t last forever doesn’t mean that it’s not a good gift alright? From a Le Cordon Bleu pastry course to a delectable spread of shimmering macarons, these holiday sweets are sure to impress and delight.
Chic and delicious, these light, fluffy confections make a great addition to any festive occasion. Over at Dean & DeLuca, they go beyond basic flavours and give the classic a modern and whimsical makeover. If you friend enjoys macarons with fruity ganache filling, get them the apricot and olive oil, caramel and yuzu, and raspberry and pistachio. Alternatively, chocolate lovers will be intrigued by their chilli, red wine macaron with rich, luscious chocolate ganache.
Does your friend love breads and pastries? Le Cordon Bleu is now offering a new and comprehensive seven-day boulangerie workshop (THB 58,000), teaching students how to make specialty breads. Dedicated to the art of bread making, the bakery chef instructor Cyril Dubrous will explain the fundamentals of baking delicious breads. From kneading to baking, the hands-on course will teach your friend how to make 26 types of artisan bread and pastries. After this extensive workshop, your friend will thank you in buttery croissants and fruity pastry flans. It’s a win-win.
Le Cordon Bleu, 946 The Dusit Thani Building Rama IV Road, Silom Bangrak, Bangkok, +66 2 237 8877
An experience day makes a much more enjoyable and memorable gift — especially if it involves chocolate. At SO Sofitel Bangkok, Chocolab offer a fun chocolate making class that’ll be fun for both of you to join. Early risers can sign up for the 8am class (THB 800++ per person), which ends just in time for lunch. However, the afternoon class (THB 1,200++ per person) is a sweet deal. Your workshop kickstarts at 2:30pm and ends with a chocolate buffet at 4pm. Why not enjoy the sweeter things in life?
Chocolate has everything to make the holiday perfect. This three-tier, 19-inch chocolate fountain (USD 399.99) from Sephra is a lovely, practical gift for chocolate lovers. Its compact size and low chocolate requirements make it ideal for those who likes to hold regular house parties and small gatherings at home. From chocolate covered popcorn to chocolate covered strawberry trees, the chocolate fountain offers endless treat ideas. Gift them what they crave — it can never go wrong.
From 1 December 2017 to 1 January 2018, The St. Regis Bar & Lounge is serving an exquisite festive afternoon tea set for two (THB 2,000++) from 2pm to 5pm. Each tea set comes with a lush array of sweet treats, including German stollen cake, traditional mince pie, eggnog tart, chocolate yule log cake and brandy scones with Devonshire clotted cream. Aside from sweets, the afternoon tea also offers a selection of savoury bites, as well as two festive cocktails and a selection of tea and coffee. If you’d like to share a bottle of mini Moët with your friend, go for the THB 2,500++ set.