7 Christmas Gift Ideas For Gourmands
1/7 Osuda's Matcha White Chocolate Peanut Butter
"As someone with a major sweet tooth and a soft spot for breads, I’m always on the look out for new (healthier) options to elevate average, but no less tasty, toast. While I’m all for a simple slap of unsalted olive butter on warm bread, I’m also a huge fan of Osuda’s Matcha White Chocolate Peanut Butter Spread. Retailing on their website for RM29.90, the spread is made with high-grade green tea powder from Japan, smooth peanut butter, and premium white chocolate. Whether you like to eat it straight out of the jar (no judgement here); with toast, pancakes, waffles and crêpes; or in your morning smoothie, this creamy spread is a must for matcha lovers. Its festive colour also makes it an apt Christmas gift (just tie on a red bow to add festive cheer)."
— Koyyi Chin, Writer
2/7 Local Food Phone Cases From Myfonkase.com
"Few things are more patriotic more these fun phone cases. Featuring local foods and fruits, childhood snacks, and adorable food puns, myfonkase.com has got you covered (literally). Not only do these cases make good gifts for foodies, but they also serve as conversation starters. Plus, they're inexpensive (between RM53 and RM77, excluding shipping)."
— Jolyn Kang, Editorial Assistant
3/7 Food Magazines From Snackfood
"What to gift the gastronome who covets knowledge? Food magazines are a practical and enjoyable means to stay in the know of burgeoning trends. A marked shift in content sees recipe-driven magazines such as Good Housekeeping being sidelined by more specialised titles like Magazine F (Korea), Tapas magazine (Spain), and The Gourmand (UK). Swing by Snackfood in Bangsar to snag such titles; we even spotted back copies of the now-discontinued Lucky Peach (America) last weekend."
— Samantha Lim, T.Dining Project Editor
SHOP IN STORE:
Snackfood, First floor, 17 Jalan Telawi 3, Bangsar, Kuala Lumpur
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4/7 C by Cakenis Lipbait
"With names such as Cinnamon Roll, Cookie Dough, Cherry Sorbet, French Toast and Lotus Butter, the Lipbait collection by Cakenis is irresistibly delicious. These matte lipsticks are made for long-lasting wear and suitable for Asian skin tones. Priced at RM49 each, they effortlessly glide onto your lips, leaving just a hint of sweetness that smells like caramel and cinnamon."
— Aina Izzah, Writer
5/7 A6 Notebooks By Salt X Paper
"This pocket-sized holiday swag keeps your staggering thoughts in order. Jot down your best ideas in these colourful notebooks decorated with popular snacks. Gift all types of foodies space for creativity! At only RM11.90 each, they're easy on the purse strings too."
— Syameen Salehaldin, Writer
6/7 Kebaya Series - Singapore Tea Blend Collection By Ette Tea Company
"I considered gifting Ette Tea's nasi lemak tea to a fellow Malaysian in the UK last year, just to remind her of home. As the one in London now, I sometimes catch myself dreaming of nasi lemak! This tea collection makes a fun care package for Southeast Asians abroad. Decorated with pretty Kebaya prints, the tea tins are collectibles that can be cherished for years, if you don't mind the hefty price tag of SGD $70."
— Jessica Liew, Writer
7/7 Currypuff Cushion
"A pal gave me this for my birthday last year and it is the cutest. If you eat, live and breathe good food, why not cuddle it? Nomnomplush makes the cutest food-inspired plushies in the shape of curry puffs, pineapple tarts, otak-otak and ice-cream sandwiches. This pillow is also available as a keychain if you prefer to express your passion for local snacks more discreetly."
— Lily Ong, Features Editor