Having trouble with your gift list for the holidays? Our weekly gift guide series will help you figure out what you can get your loved ones this coming season. From food to fashion and beauty, we’ll be covering all possible areas to make sure you have the best options to choose from. We will be posting gift guides every week till Christmas comes around so keep checking back for more!
Finding the right thing for the right person is a tricky task. Skip the overthinking and go for something anyone and everyone is sure to love: food. Give your friends and family something yummy to munch on this Christmas season—without breaking the bank. With the boom in the food business, you’re sure to find creative options this year.
Frabelle Salted Egg Fish Skin (P195)
For that friend or cousin who got into the Salted Egg Fish Skin craze, gift them with a basket of the more affordable local version from Frabelle. With its sweet and spicy flavor, it’s just like chicharon minus the guilt. Available at 7-Eleven.
Holiday Cookie Set (P575 Box of 12)
Play the enabler to the sweet tooth of your nieces and nephews this season with Scout’s Honor’s Holiday Cookie Set. One box comes with a dozen cookies in different flavors from matcha to the classic chocolate chip. Each piece is as big as your adult-sized palm so you will still have enough to set aside for Santa. Available at Scout’s Honor, Century City Mall
Fluffy Lemon Squares (P350 Box of 16)
For your lolas and titas who enjoy the tangier side of dessert, Becky’s Kitchen’s classic lemon squares are sure to be a hit. Light and rich with just the right amount tartness, it’ll be something they can savor with every bite. We’re already thinking of buying a box for ourselves! Available at Becky’s Kitchen, Manila
Crumbly Buttercrust Hopia (P260 Box of 20)
For that one friend who is always on the go, these crumbly, sweet and savory pastries are the perfect snack. The mongo filling is so good fresh-off-the-oven-hot or just-out-of-the-fridge cold, you’ll keep getting one after the other. Available at Echague Bakery, Fisher Mall.
Chewy Cheese Cupcakes (P550 Box of 12)
If you have a cheese-loving friend or relative, these moist, chewy, cheese cupcakes from Bakerē Café will satisfy all their craving for that gooey goodness. Available at Bakere Cafe. 3 Brixton St., Kapitolyo, Pasig City.
Festive Red Velvet Cake (P350)
With its festive and colorful presentation, Kiss the Tiramisu’s red velvet cake is prime material for your Instagram-obsessed sibling. Its layered with tiramisu cake at the bottom and blueberry sauce in the middle, so it’ll be a great feed for them IRL too. Available at Kiss the Tiramisu, Three Central.
Art by Lara Intong
Photos courtesy of Nolisoli.PH, Facebook.com/ScoutsHonorCraftCookies, MarketManila.com, and burpple.com.