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Sweet treats for Secret Santas

Food gifts for every budget to celebrate the joy of giving during Christmas

Braided Christmas fruit bread from The Baker's Dozen
Braided Christmas fruit bread from The Baker's Dozen

Utterly delicious, pocket-friendly and last-minute food gift ideas to spread some Christmas cheer.

Travelling breads

Braided Christmas fruit bread with blueberry compote, eggless plum cakes and OTT gingerbread man cookie—a hamper by The Baker’s Dozen is a warm hug for bread lovers.

Where to buy:

Price: 200 onwards

Availability: Pan India

From Rome, with love

Diva Casa Pantry Italian cooking essentials
Diva Casa Pantry Italian cooking essentials

There’s some good news for those who like to cook Italian at home. Delhi’s premium dining restaurant Diva has launched Diva Casa Pantry to retail their signature sauces, hand-rolled pastas, meat seasonings, salad dressings and Italian biscottis. They created gift hampers with these ingredients for those who mark festivities by cooking up a storm.

Where to buy: Call/ Whatsapp on +91 7290043704, +91 7291996198 

Price: Starts at 3500

Availability: Delhi only

Kerala-special plum cake

Traditional plum cake from Kerala by Postcard.
Traditional plum cake from Kerala by Postcard.

A traditional Christmas cake from Kerala, flavoured with cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, brings home the flavours of Malabar coast. Food historians claim that the first plum cake in India was made in Thalassery in Kerala more than hundred years ago. Postcard, a food e-tailer that specialises in local sweets and snacks of India such as Meerut gud revdi, Jaipuri Daalmel and Mysuru Murukku, has introduced the traditional plum cake from Kerala for Christmas. It will pair well with the banana chips from Koch,i available on their website.

Where to buy: the

Price: 500 for 450gm

Availability: Delivery across India

A house made of chocolate

Honey & Dough's chocolate house
Honey & Dough's chocolate house

Christmas is synonymous with gingerbread cookies. Delhi-based cafe Honey & Dough has a whole host of specialities with cookies, red velvet cupcakes with a dreamy green swirl of frosting and rich plum cakes. For some drama, opt for the chocolate houses, which weigh barely 300 gms, and are decked up with gems and icing that spell Christmas.

Where to buy: Honey & Dough outlets in Delhi (Contact: 8527966844, 9911993123)

Price: The Chocolate House is priced at 561

Availability: Delhi and Gurugram only

Gift boxes from Marriott

Gift hamper from JW Sahar, Mumbai.
Gift hamper from JW Sahar, Mumbai.

Whether it is JW Sahar in Mumbai, Kolkata or Pune, the luxury hotel chain has introduced hampers with assorted Christmas cookies, chocolate bricks, fruit preserves, granola bars and mince pies. These are budget-friendly as well; at JW Sahar in Mumbai, a gift box starts at 650. There’s a massive Christmas hamper to be won too. It contains breads, wines and roasted dry fruits. To participate, check out the Instagram handle @marriottonwheels.

Where to buy: Visit the Instagram pages of JW Marriott properties in India

Price: Starts at 650 at JW Marriott Sahar, Mumbai. (Prices vary across cities).

Tastes like Christmas

Strawberry and Peruvian chocolate bar by Ether.
Strawberry and Peruvian chocolate bar by Ether.

Strawberry and chocolate reflect the essence of Christmas. Mumbai-based luxury chocolatier Ether have combined the two for a capsule Christmas collection, Santa Baby. Their chocolate bar with strawberries, single origin Peruvian chocolate and Himalayan pink salt can be sent to friends and family all over India. Mumbai folks, dig into the tart flavoured with sweet strawberries, sour rhubarb and hibiscus.

Where to buy:

Price: Chocolate bar (Individual INR 575 & Box of 3 INR 1770) and tart (Individual INR 380 & Serves 4 INR 1550)

Availability: Chocolates can be delivered pan India. The tart is available in Mumbai only.

Old is new

The Bombay Sweet Shop's Christmas collection.
The Bombay Sweet Shop's Christmas collection.

Rich with nostalgia with a hat-tip to contemporary flair, The Bombay Sweet Shop’s 'Box of Joy' for Christmas contains a candy named Nana's Coconut Ice, buttery cookies topped with pista and kaju marzipan bon bon. Each sweet treat is reminiscent of a Christmas when Mumbai was Bombay.

Where to buy: at // Swiggy // Zomato

Pick Up Option: Bombay Sweet Shop, JAK Compound, Dadoji Konddeo Cross Ln, Byculla East, Byculla, Mumbai, 400027 . Contact Number: +91 77770 11097

Price: An assorted box of 9 or 18 sweets priced at 650 and Rs. 1200. 

Availability: Mumbai only

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