If there is anything is more exciting that the traditional Christmas meals, the cheery decor and the scrumptious pies and cakes, it is the gifts that brighten our mood.
With social distancing being the norm this year, send some delicious food hampers to your loved ones or treat yourself for Christmas.
We’ve rounded up some Christmas gourmet hampers that are sure to spread some warmth, love and joy.
Perch’s Christmas hamper consists of a bottle of Jacob’s Creek Merlot, Perch’s in-house DIY mulled wine made with cinnamon, cloves, star anise, ginger and bay leaves, which comes with another spice pouch to garnish your drink. Add to that, a steamed Christmas pudding glazed with cream cheese and finally topped with strawberries, blueberries and mulberries.
The delicious and sweet hamper also includes a bag of Perch’s signature mini butter cookies drizzled with chocolate and dry fruits. Priced at Rs.2,750 (all inclusive), this hamper is the perfect way to spread some joy!
BOMBAY SWEET SHOP
Bombay Sweet Shop’s first-ever Christmas offering is an ode to unforgettable childhood treats. Bundled together in this hamper are chocolate rum balls made of eggless chocolate cake with rich, dark chocolate ganache, cherry jam, rum and crunchy cookie bits, Kaju Marzipan Bon Bon, Honey-Nut Shortbread Square and a recreation of the coconut Christmas candy in the form of Nana’s Coconut Ice laced with zingy lemon zest and pure vegetarian silver warq.
The Box of Joy is priced at Rs.650 for an assortment of 9 sweets and Rs.1,200 for 18 sweets.
Order online here or on Swiggy, Zomato or pick it up from their shop at Byculla, anytime from 11 am to 7 pm (strictly for pick-up and deliveries only). Available till 3 Janurary, 2021.
BOMBAY BAKING COMPANY, JW MARRIOTT JUHU
The exquisite patisserie-deli located at the JW Marriott, Juhu is offering indulgent, customisable Christmas hampers with an assortment of handcrafted signature Christmas cakes, desserts and savory goodies.
The hamper allows customers to select from decadent delicacies such as Christmas Plum Cake, Chocolate Walnut Fudge, Dundee Cake, Christmas Pudding, Stollen, Chocolate Santa, Handcrafted Bonbons, Christmas Cookies, Chocolate Yule Log, Gingerbread House and more. The hampers are priced at Rs. 4,000 onward, plus taxes.
Available from 7:00am to 10.00pm at the Bombay Baking Company, JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu.
Looking for some wholesome treats? Brownsalt Bakery’s got you covered with their Special Christmas Granola made with decadent Belgium white chocolate, zesty cranberries, fresh cinnamon, nutmeg, oats, almonds, hazelnuts, and a touch of honey and sea salt. They also have Secret Santa Almond Biscotti and Secret Santa Mini Cookies (Chocolate Oatmeal and Cranberry Oatmeal) hampers.
Their other gifts include a Secret Santa Small Delights Gift containing Almond Cranberry and Honey Hazelnut granola varieties and a limited edition Christmas Hamper brimming with Christmas Granola, Assorted Mini Cookies, Honey-infused Nuts, Almond Biscotti and a lovely scented candle.
GATEWAY BREWING COMPANY
Gateway Brewing Company is offering a Ginger-infused Bombay Porter called Santa’s Flight and their Original Bombay Porter infused with caramel and toffee notes embellished with real ginger. Pair it with a plum cake or the traditional Christmas roast for a wholesome holiday meal.1 litre bottles of this brew can be ordered online and home-delivered via their Instagram handle.
They have also launched 5-litre party kegs that serve 15 glasses of beer. The kegs can also be filled with fresh brews on demand. The kegs are priced between Rs.2.825 and Rs.2.950 depending on the choice of beer.
What’s a holiday meal without some fun beverage accompaniments? Svami’s non-alcoholic range of beverages includes Rum & Cola, Gin & Tonic and Pink Gin & Tonic, apt for all the teetotallers out there!
Priced at Rs.1,140, it comes as a mix case of 12 bottles of 200ml each.
You can order from their website. They ship pan India.
Hurrem’s has introduced special chocolate coated confectionery for the holiday season: milk chocolate coated pistachio, hazelnut lokums and dark chocolate coated rose and pomegranate lokums.
The brand is also offering holiday-themed season-special chocolate coated dates with nuts and fruits, and their signature chocolate baklava.
For a large scale celebration, pick the three-tiered holiday hamper that includes a box each of the holiday-themed Turkish delights, baklava, dates and nuts. You can also curate your own gift boxes.
The Christmas special offerings are priced at Rs.1,000 to Rs. 3,000. Available at their store in Fort and at their kiosk at Foodhall, Linking Road.
Éntisi’s Christmas hamper basket is loaded with hazelnut and chocolate cookies, chocolate bars, spreads, dragees and bonbons.
They also have bonbon flavored plum cake, peppermint candy, orange cinnamon and apple tartine. For the hot chocolate lovers, they have a 70% Dark Hot Chocolate & Mocha Hot Chocolate.
The festive delights are available till January 3,2021 and are priced at Rs.300 onwards. You can also buy them at their stores at Linking Road, Santacruz and Oberoi Mall, Goregaon in Mumbai & ITC Fortune Hotel, Thane
THE ST. REGIS MUMBAI
The St. Regis Mumbai hamper has Christmas cake, extra virgin olive oil, Blue Tokai – easy pour coffee – 5 sachets, Les Confitures fruit spread, The Fine Cheese Co. – chili & extra virgin olive oil crackers, blossom honey fitted in a luxury leather box
Customers can also choose from a range of other Christmas delicacies like Plum Pudding, Christmas Cake, Nutty Orange Loaf, Liqueur Chocolates, Stollen Bread, GingerBread Cookies, Dundee Cake, Panettone, Sea Salt & Hazelnut Cookies and many more.
The gifts can be ordered online as part of Marriott on Wheels or on a call the hotel on +91 8657522956/ 022 6162 8422 / 022 6162 8000.
SHEETAL’S BAKED WITH LOVE
Put your Christmas blues to bed with their scrupulously curated wreath cake or the good old carrot cake. Their signature cupcake bouquets in Poinsettia and Pine Cones get a festive twist with the combination of fresh strawberries.
They can be contacted at +91 97695 59966. Prices available on request.
ASA by TAJSATS
TajSATS known for its in-flight catering under the Tata Group has ventured into non-aviation services. They have introduced ASA a new brand of handmade artisanal chocolates. Apart from delicious flavours that are sure to make chocoholics swoon, they have a limited edition collection that is inspired by Indian flavours.
They also have a brand of Indian sweets called Ishri. Both are available at the Qmin shop at President, Mumbai – IHCL – SeleQtions.
THE BAKER’S DOZEN
The Christmas range from The Baker’s Dozen (TBD) is just the sparkle you need to make your Christmas magical. The five new bakes of the Christmas collection serve you festive sweetness on a platter – eggless Gingerbread Man Cookie (Rs.200), Signature Plum Cake (Rs.450), Christmas Fruit Bread (Rs.200) and Christmas shortbread cookies made with real butter (Rs.300).
The Christmas range can be bought from their stores at Prabhadevi, Kemps Corner and Bandra or ordered online.
What’s better than a steaming cup of tea in the cold winters? This Christmas, Teabox offers a fine selection of premium wholesome teas made with the goodness of exquisite blends and flavours such as the Assam Black Tea, English Breakfast Tea and the cherished Caramel Spice Chai (Rs.999). They also have alcohol flavoured ( though, completely non- alcholic) drinks like Mulled Wine Tea (INR 899) made using all-natural red wine flavoring and tipped with the personality of a good port, Rum & Raisin Tea (Rs. 899) brimming with luscious notes of dark rum, black raisins, and dry dates and Champer’s Holiday tea (Rs.899) which blends Darjeeling White Tea with a white apple flavour.
More information available here.