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The Great Holiday Wishlist: Best gifts for your gourmand buddies

Got a friend who’s snobbish with food? These gifts will definitely please them.

We all have that person (or persons) we know that live to eat. From amazing street food to decadent fine dining options, our gourmand buddies may or may not be quite the chef at home too. As such, only the best will do for them during the holidays. Don’t rack your head trying to think of gift ideas — we’ll do the researching for you, and all you have to do is pick one of these suggestions below.

Halcyon Days The Parterre Poinsettia

Is your friend the hostess with the mostest? Is their home always the go-to spot for dinners and their kitchens the perfect place to bond with each other? Look no further than this Christmas-themed bone china tableware set from Halcyon Days.

Named ‘The Parterre Poinsettia’, the collection comes in a choice of black or gold and features the symmetrical Parterre design with poinsettias and mistletoes adorning the pieces, making for an extremely festive-looking collection. As with any Halcyon Days English fine bone china, each piece is crafted and finished by the hands of a small team of master craftsmen, potters, and artisans in the brand’s Stoke-on-Trent factory.

‘The Parterre Poinsettia’ collection is available from the Halcyon Days boutique in Pavilion KL.

The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur’s Limited Edition Festive Trunks

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We may not be able to travel for a white Christmas this year, but it’s no reason to not bring the festive cheer to your gourmand friend’s home. The St. Regis KL will be offering a Classic and Luxury Festive Trunk filled with delectable goodies that is sure to sate a gourmand’s taste.

Among the items one can find in the Classic Trunk includes a Dark Chocolate Christmas Tree filled with Homemade Chocolate Pralines, Box of Christmas Sugar Cookies, Gingerbread House, Homemade Christmas Stöllen, Jar of Chicken, Foie Gras & Black Truffle Rillettes, and more. The Luxury Trunk contains the same items as the Classic Trunk, except there’s a bottle of Delamotte Champagne to spice things up.

The Limited Edition Classic Festive Trunk is priced at RM618+ while the Luxury Trunk is priced at RM980+. To order one, do call +6012 280 1303 or drop them an email.

Nespresso Variations Italia Limited Edition coffee range

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If your gourmand buddy ‘can’t even’ before their first cup of coffee in the morning, Nespresso’s Variations Italia Limited Edition coffee range will be their best gift ever. This holiday season’s flavours are inspired by the warmth of Italian hospitality and feature two flavoured coffees and one non-flavoured coffee. The former includes Variations Italia Amaretti Flavour with almond and vanilla notes and Variations Italia Torta di Nocciole Flavour with notes of toasted hazelnut and vanilla. The non-flavoured coffee, on the other hand, is Il Caffè made with Vietnamese and Indonesian Washed Robustas graced with a little Colombian Arabica.

But if you’re feeling a little more generous, the collection also includes some accessories to gift like the Limited Edition Touch and Nomad Travel Mugs or the Limited-edition Essenza Mini Matte Black.

These festive collections are available at Nespresso Boutiques in The Gardens Mall and One Utama, as well as online.

Amazin’ Graze 2020 Holiday Collection

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Snacks, but make it healthy with Amazin’ Graze’s festive collection. In conjunction with the holidays, the brand has designed a collection perfect for gifting with whimsical designs by local artist MayLii Koo. Within the collection are three limited-edition products: Cherry Peppermint Brownie Chips, White Chocolate Cranberry Granola, Chocolate-coated Almonds and Strawberries.

Other than the limited-edition products, the holiday collection also has gift boxes perfect for gifting to your gourmand buddies. Choose from The Merry Gift Box, The Festive Granola Box, and The Festive Nut Butter Variety Box.

The holiday collection is available to purchase online and in selected supermarkets.

Keju by Carmen’s Christmas Town

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We love our cheeses, and we’re certain your foodie friend will too — especially when it’s in the form of such a beautiful box. Keju by Carmen is rolling out these ultra-limited Christmas Town boxes that will certainly be more than just your regular cheese platter. Housed in a beautiful handmade wooden box depicting a mini town during Christmas – it even lights up – the lid opens up to a specially-curated Christmas cheese platter. The selection of items inside includes brie, aged cheddar, gouda, a variety of berries and fruits, nuts, brownies, designer chocolates, and more. There are only limited stocks available, so it’s best to place your orders now.

Find out more here.

For more holiday gift guides, check them out here.

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.
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