Christmas is a time to feast and be merry. So we've tracked down the very best Christmas hampers in Singapore that are full to the festive brim with mince pies, log cakes, Christmas pudding 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 Providore
For luxe Christmas hampers and second-to-none delicatessen cold cuts, cheeses and dips, you can’t go past The Providore. The Tea Lover’s Hamper with a teapot, ethical honey, a teacup and The Providore Cookies is perfect for all afternoon tea lovers ($98.50). And do sit down and sample an antipasti platter while you’re there – you’ve earned it after all that Christmas shopping!
2. Jones the Grocer
Jones the Grocer has shipped in moist Christmas cake this year and we can’t wait to try a slice (or two). It also has neatly bundled Christmas hampers with festive treats aplenty, including macaroons, mince pies and a gingerbread house. You’ll also want to pay a little visit to their dedicated cheese room for that post-lunch cheese platter, we reckon.
3. The Fishwives
Order a Fig & Almond Christmas cake (500g, $33.50) from The Fishwives and what you’ll get is more than just a ridiculously rich, moist, plummy dessert. You’ll reap the rewards of years of fine-tuning in the kitchen by a true Aussie-born baker. Pop one of Mandy’s gluten-free Christmas cakes into your cart while you’re at it (750g, $42) and some brandy butter on the side (750g, $42). The traditional Giuseppe Italian Panettone will also be winging its way to our pantry this year (1kg, $52), or take the lot with a Christmas hamper!
4. Baker & Cook
The bastion of all baked goodies, AKA Baker & Cook, has a full range of Christmas desserts including traditional fruit cake ($48), indulgent fruit mince tarts ($25), classic German stollen ($30) and kiddie-fave gingerbread cookies ($6.50). 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. And don’t forget to stock up on its delish ready-sliced bread!
5. Oh Deli
The gourmet Christmas fare at Oh Deli is bound to get you feeling jolly. We know you’ll want to stock up on Aussie brand Phillippa’s to-die-for range of baked goodies. Think Christmas cake with unwaxed candied peel and Australian dried apricots (700g, $54.90), buttery short-crust organic fruit mince pies (six for $26.90) and gingerbread biscuits (from $17.90). For the friend who has everything, gift a wicker basket filled with festive treats and vino (hampers range from $165 – $500), wrapped up with a personalised card too!
6. Harrods in Takashimaya
When only the best will do, head straight to Harrods for their Christmas hampers. In the basement of Takashimaya you will find a golden stack of luxury Christmas puddings consisting of cherries, nuts and other fruits soaked in French cognac, Thatchers cider, and brandy. Fancy!
7. Da Paolo Gastronomia
We must admit, we’re regulars at Da Paolo all year ‘round for its artisanal breads, pre-made meals and sauces. The Christmas sweet offerings are arguably the best on the island – think a merry Gingerbread cookie stacked tree ($69) and Italian praline wreath ($42), Pistachio Tiramisu Party Bowl ($178) and a very good looking flourless chocolate cake ($58). Check out its affordable yet decadent hampers for that last-minute tasteful gift!
8. The Butcher
While clearly the focus here is on fine meats, The Butcher also has a respectable range of premium cakes and Christmas goodies. Load up on the Georgie Porgie round Christmas pudding ($22), dipping crackers ($7.80) and the fruit sauces ($6.60 a jar). Then put on the Michael Bublé carols and have an afternoon baking with the kids!
9. 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. It’s classic Christmas pudding is not only ridiculously delicious, but reasonably priced too ($14.90/454g). We’ll be stocking up on the Belgian Chocolate biscuit pearls ($24.90) for sure, but how cute does a Percy Pig advent calendar sound?! ($19.90). Psst – looking for vegan treats for the big day? M&S have over 10 scrummy delights on offer including Vegan Salted Caramel Truffles. Yum!
10. The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
There’s a reason people flock to the Fullerton Hotel Singapore for Christmas brunch. The quality and range of sinful desserts are mind blowing. Thank your lucky stars that the takeaway range is almost as extensive with crowd-pleasers like the yuletide Christmas log cakes ($69), darling Christmas chocolates, rum cake ($30) and a solid range of Christmas hampers brimming with festive treats and a souvenir Fullerton Merlion plush (from $22).
11. Cold Storage
Cold Storage has a huge selection of Christmas baked goodies, and even has options for those with food allergies. In stock this silly season you’ll find meat platters, puds, Christmas cakes, mince pies, panettone and stollen from English, German and Italian brands including Matthew Walker, Waitrose, Whittings, Walkers and Glenfiddich (whisky cake anyone?). Our kids are also quite taken with the Tom Smith red and white Christmas crackers ($9.90). Keep it in mind for those last-minute purchases…
12. Shophouse by Shangri-La
Shophouse is our go-to for sweet festive treats (see below!), and it’s also got some rather delicious looking hampers on offer. Season’s Treats come filled with assorted Christmas cookies, drunken English fruitcake, and a bottle of Shiraz for good measure. Or, for an extra special treat, try the Santa’s Hamper packed with all sorts of goodies including German Stollen, cranberry fudge, and some Veuve Clicquot bubbles. If it’s got Santa’s name on it, it’s got to be good.
13. Restaurant Gaig
One for Mum and Dad to have on their present wish list this year: the Christmas Gourmet Box from Restaurant Gaig! Filled with our favourite Spanish goodies, there’s everything from Jamón and Chorizo, through to Manchego and Spanish Picos. There’s even a bottle of red wine to toast the festive season. Oh, and chocolate and Cointreau turron. Feliz Navidad!
14. Dean & Deluca Singapore
Bring a little New York SoHo chic to your Christmas with any one of the outstanding hampers on offer at Dean & Deluca Singapore. If you’re anything like us, you’ll probably already be there ordering your ready-to-eat feast for the big day. We’re thinking the Dean & Deluca Taste of Christmas Hamper will see us through the holidays with high-end artisanal goodies like G.Cova Traditional panettone, Tasmanian Leatherwood honey, and TWG Christmas tea ($286.76).
15. Café Noel by Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford
Fairmont Singapore and Swissôtel The Stamford have Christmas covered this year with the launch of their Café Noel online store. There’s a treasure trove of festive goodies on offer including a great selection of Christmas hampers starting from $300. With sweet treats including stollen and nougat, all the way through to craft beers, the whole fam will be very well catered for!
16. Toast Box
Looking for some Singaporean sweet treats and kopi this Christmas? Check out the festive range on offer at Toast Box. We’re fans of their cute gift boxes containing that famous Toast Box peanut butter (if you haven’t tried it then you really should!). There’s also delicious Nanyang Coffee powder, perfect for a much-needed caffeine boost come the big day. After sweet treats? We’ve got our eye on the Choco Cherry Forest Cake, and at $13.50 it would be rude not to!
WHERE TO BUY CHRISTMAS LOG CAKE & 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. Goodwood Park Hotel
Collective ooohs and ahhs were abound at the HoneyKids office when the Goodwood Park Hotel log cake came in! And who’d have guessed that this rich Black Forest-inspired Christmas Holiday Cabin Log Cake tasted even better than it looks?! But that’s not all. They’re pulling out all the stops this year with not one, but two more log cakes on offer! There’s the Ivory Christmas Celebration Log Cake that’s inspired by the Grand Tower wing, and the irresistible Goodwood Black Thorn Durian Christmas Log Cake, made with charcoal vanilla sponge and premium Black Thorn durian purée. Yum!
2. Hilton Singapore
We’ve been eyeing up the treats on offer at Hilton’s D9 Festive Deli, because the Christmas classic yule log has been given some extra special treatment! With a whole host of new flavours to tempt your sweet tooth, our vote is the Matcha Roasted Chestnut! Other delights include the delicious-sounding Blueberry Honey Yogurt Cake, and let’s not forget the Gingerbread Man Tart (complete with gingerbread man silhouette!), and of course the classic Stollen. We’re sure Santa will be impressed with these come Christmas Eve!
3. The Marmalade Pantry
Looking for a log cake you know everyone will love? We suggest popping over to The Marmalade Pantry for their uber classic black forest log cake. After all, who can resist the traditional combo of chocolate sponge, cherries and whipped cream?
4. Sofitel Singapore City Centre
Remember those child-free days when we used to carelessly walk around the snow-covered streets of Champs-Elysées during winter? No? Well, whether you’ve been there or not, the folks over at Sofitel Singapore have used the City of Lights as inspo for its holiday treats. This log cake, in particular, pays homage to the snow-covered streets of Paris with its pillowy ivory chocolate frosting and yuzu-infused mascarpone. On the inside, it is a beautiful, tasty layer of blueberry compote, vanilla creme and coconut dacquoise. So much festive yasss!
5. 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 festive-themed Chocolate Pinatas. Pick between a penguin, polar bear or Santa himself. They look (almost) too cute to eat! Other family faves include the Gingerbread Chalet and super indulgent Buche de Noel (AKA Christmas Log). Want to go all out? Be sure to check out their range of super-duper Christmas 3D cakes to really impress the littlies!
6. Little House of Dreams
The holiday season just got a little bit cuter thanks to all the adorable Christmassy fanfare from the folks of Little House of Dreams. We’re talking Snowy Gingerbread Tree ($64.52), Scottish Ale Log Cake ($34.47) for that perfect Xmas party giveaway and an Instagram-worthy Christmas chocolate salted caramel tart ($25.42) that’ll look amazing on your dessert table. Kind of makes us wish it were Christmas all year round!
7. The Goods Matrix
After some truly delicious chocolates to impress the loved ones? Look no further than The Goods Matrix to deliver the best chocolatey goodies. There are three Christmas hampers to pick from, filled with our fave products from Marou from Vietnam. We went for the “Abundance of Delightfulness” hamper ($80 with free delivery!), filled with cacao spread, cacao powder, and a bundle of single origin chocolates. You can order your hamper here, but good luck getting them to last beyond Christmas Day!
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