Christmas is a time to feast and be merry. So we've tracked down the very best Christmas hampers and goodies in Singapore – we're talking mince pies, log cakes, gingerbread houses and more!
It’s time to haul home your Christmas tree, get your Christmas day champagne brunch booked, and bring the kids to sit on Santa’s knee. We LOVE this time of the year! Except when it comes to food. We’re always too late, too disorganised and too sozzled (silly season style) to source all the necessary gourmet goodies in time. We’re talking Christmas hampers, traditional plum puddings (with the obligatory brandy butter), cakes, stollen, gingerbread people and more. So, to save you from our past fate of circumnavigating the island on the traditional Xmas fare, we’ve done the research to bring you the best places to order your Christmas hampers and festive essentials in Singapore.
Where to buy Christmas hampers in Singapore
1. The Dempsey Project
Looking for a luxe Christmas hamper to gift others? Look no further than The Dempsey Project. Its range of festive food hampers, served up in its signature wicker baskets and bespoke gift boxes, are guaranteed to put a smile on the giftee’s face. The Epicurean Hamper includes various chips, crackers, extra virgin olive oil, and chocolate drinks.
2. Da Paolo Gastronomia
We must admit, we’re regulars at Da Paolo Gastronomia all year ‘round for its artisanal breads, pre-made meals and sauces. The Christmas sweet offerings are arguably the best on the island too. Check out the six specially curated lavish Italian Christmas hampers brimming with products from its retail collection. If you prefer a more personal touch, choose a box or a custom-made picnic basket and select the items for your giftee.
3. The Providore
For Christmas hampers and second-to-none delicatessen cold cuts, cheeses and dips, you can’t go past The Providore. The Prestige Hamper is a whopper filled with a chocolate gift box, pickled fruit, fruit cake, cookies, and more. Psst, do sit down and sample an antipasti platter while you’re there – you’ve earned it after all that Christmas shopping!
4. The Marmalade Pantry
Know any caffeine addicts? The Marmalade Pantry has got your back. Its Coffee Lover Gift Set comes chock with coffee beans, a cute tumbler, a box of coffee filters, and a vanilla sugar stick. If you’re looking for something more extravagant, go for the Grand Truffle and Wine Collection. It comes with cookies, crispbread, truffles and more, all wrapped up in a premium gift box. We suggest going the extra mile and putting your selected gift set in the bistro’s gift bag, which comes with a gift tag. Lush!
Chocolate lovers rejoice! GODIVA is spreading the Christmas joy with its limited edition Holiday Collection flavours and gift boxes. You’ll be able to indulge in festive and nostalgic flavours like ginger, cranberry, caramel, and more. Some of our favourites include Cherry and Almond Dark Chocolate and Honey and Ginger Star Shaped Milk Chocolate; while the kids will definitely love its Gingerbread Man Shaped Milk Chocolates! You can snag these from GODIVA’s online store, or your nearest GODIVA outlet from now till 25 December 2022. And while you’re at the outlet, why not help yourself to a decadent milkshake or Chocolate soft serve (or both!).
6. Janice Wong
One of our fave Holland Village hangouts, Janice Wong welcomes the festive season with its Decadant Delights Hamper. The good folks over there really went all out – signature chocolate bonbons, Christmas cookies, boxes of bean-to-bar chocolates, and a bottles of bubbly. Add its advent calendars into your cart too for an extra chocolatey festive season.
7. The Whole Kitchen
Health brand The Whole Kitchen is dipping its toes into the festive season with specially curated beautiful gift hampers presented in wooden boxes, topped off with a gift card. The Festive Delights Hamper is chockfull of goodness (obvi) that includes an adorable tote bag. Plus, all items are natural and gluten-free. Get festive without the guilt!
8. The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore
If you’re all about indulgence this yuletide, then the festive hampers by The Capitol Kempinski Hotel Singapore are what you should be looking at. The Kempinski Tote Bag Hamper comprises a succulent and juicy selection of roasted meats and handcrafted goodies, all packed up in a lovely tote.
9. Ryan’s Grocery
Ring in the Yuletide season with festive hampers from Ryan’s Grocery! The All I Want for Christmas Hamper contains all the gourmet treats you want this festive season. If you want to go all out, grab the Walking in Wonderland Christmas Hamper – it’s basically a truffle paradise in a hamper. Go on and add the Christmas Loaf Cake and Christmas Iced Gingerbread Cookie Set into your cart too. You’re welcome!
10. Huber’s Butchery
While clearly the focus here is on fine meats, Huber’s Butchery has a range of sauces, gravy, and jus to complement your Christmas meals. Download its Christmas catalogue, which comes with recipes selected by the brand’s management.
11. Baker & Cook
The bastion of all baked goodies, AKA Baker & Cook, has a full range of Christmas desserts including a festive gingerbread house, Italian chocolate panforte, and oh-so-adorable character macarons. And why not have the lovely B&C peeps whip up a personalised Christmas hamper for the foodie in your family? We’re all primed for a festive feast. Don’t forget to stock up on its delish ready-sliced bread!
12. Simply Hamper
From artisanal delights to all-time festive faves, Simply Hamper offers thoughtfully curated Christmas hampers that will make the the holiday season truly special. Prices are affordable too, and very value-for-money so you can gift with ease. Enjoy the convenience of free delivery services throughout Singapore!
13. Marks & Spencer
British household name Marks & Spencer‘s food is always top-notch. When we need a crumpet fix or mince pies, we head here. And with its fab cafe in Wheelock Place, to say you can rely on Marks and Sparks for Christmas would be an understatement. Its classic Christmas pudding is not only ridiculously delicious but reasonably priced too. We’ll be stocking up on the Belgian Chocolate biscuit pearls for sure, but how cute does a Percy Pig advent calendar sound?! Psst – looking for vegan treats for the big day? M&S have over 10 scrummy delights on offer, including Vegan Salted Caramel Truffles. Yum!
Where to buy Christmas log cake and desserts in Singapore
A Christmas party wouldn’t be the same without some good ol’ log cake, and for us, the prettier and yummier, the better! After all, the log cake always takes centre stage during the festive season, so why not go for gold? From chocolate classics to more contemporary, local flavours, we’ve got our faves right here. Plus some staple Christmas desserts too!
1. Les Amis
It’s not truly Christmas without Buche de Noel as your centrepiece. Les Amis‘ Ardeche Chestnut Log Cake is a decadent delight that features Ardeche chestnut mousse over a chestnut sponge and layers of candied chestnuts and hazelnut milk chocolate feuilletine. But don’t just stop there – get the blue mountain coffee ice cream and sourdough bread to accompany the log cake. You can thank us later.
2. The Marmalade Pantry
Looking for a log cake you know everyone will love? We suggest popping over to The Marmalade Pantry for its Classic Chocolate Truffle Log Cake. After all, who can resist the combo of dark chocolate truffle core, chocolate creme, melted chocolate ganache, and chocolate sponge cake? Yums!
3. Cat & the Fiddle
We love Cat & the Fiddle for its gourmet cheesecakes, and we’re so glad that the homegrown brand has come up with two festive creations this year. Back by popular demand (and with a brand new look) is Yule Hee Hoo, which features hazelnut chocolate praline and raspberry. The second cake, The Feline Sensation, is an all-chocolatey goodness that’ll leave choc lovers purring with pleasure after each bite.
4. Da Paolo Gastronomia
Have yourself a merry little sweet-mas with Da Paolo Gastronomia‘s splendid line-up of irresistible sweet treats. First up: three log cake flavours to choose from! Get the dainty Christmas wreaths, which you can use to decorate your table before finishing them off at the end of the meal. The littles will definitely enjoy the various Italian and Christmas-inspired cookies (the Christmas Fruit Crunchies is a team fave). And of course, what is Christmas without panettone? We’re told it’s specially prepared in Italy before being flown here.
Halal-certified artisanal bakery Swissbake is offering two log cakes for your Christmas revelry at home. For those looking to cut down their sugar intake this festive season, go for the Swissbake Nutcracker’s Chocolate Yule Log. Don’t forget to add the stollen to your cart, too.
6. Shophouse by Shangri-La
After something a bit different for dessert this Christmas? Shophouse by Shangri-La has both the kids and us parents super excited with their log cakes. It all looks (almost) too cute to eat! Other family faves include the Once Upon A Time and Santa Sleigh.
7. Goodwood Park Hotel
Collective ooohs and ahhs abound at the HoneyKids office when the Goodwood Park Hotel log cake came in! And who’d have guessed that the cake tasted even better than it looks?! But that’s not all. The hotel’s pulling out all the stops this year with other sweet treats. There’s the Christmas Tree 3-Tier Set, the Christmas Carousel 2-Tier Set, the Pink Party Christmas Tart… or, you can just get all of them!
Sweet teeth (and rum lovers) will love the log cakes from Tablescape. The Rum and Raisin Log Cake contains Valrhona chocolate mousse and rum-soaked raisins – yum-meh! A perfect finish after a sumptuous meal, we say. If you want to keep it alcohol-free, go for the Raspberry Chocolate Log Cake. Essentially the same minus the rum. Want something different for this year? Add the Festive Xmas Bread to your cart. It’ll definitely be a hit with your guests!
9. The Fullerton
Celebrate the joys of Christmas with the finest gourmet delights by The Fullerton! Savour limited edition treats such as the snowdrift wild forest berries crate alongside quintessential festive favourites that include four types of log cakes, rum fruit cake, and stollen. Enjoy!
Your favourite Swedish giant Ikea celebrates Christmas with seasonal products at its food market! Head down and see if you can decide between the the many Christmas desserts and goodies available.
11. Chin Mee Chin
Traditional confectionery Chin Mee Chin put a local twist on its Christmas offering, presenting a festive version of its popular Kaya Swiss Roll in the form of a Kaya Log Cake. Same nostalgic yumminess, but with more pandan buttercream (delish!), shredded coconut, and some Christmas ornaments to complete the festive look! For a more local taste of Christmas, pair this log cake with a hot cup of Hainanese coffee. Ho jiak!
Make this year’s Christmas a memorable one with PrimaDeli’s festive collection. Go for Santa’s Magical Fireplace if you want a centrepiece cake that’ll have everyone talking about it till next Christmas. There are also two log cakes if you’d rather keep it simple. Check back for more details!
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