Hong Kong's best... Christmas hampers


It's that time of year to wrack your brains for the perfect gift for that someone special. Jenny Wong scours the city to bring you a special selection of hampers

126 Grammes
The city’s connoisseur of choux à la crème – crème puffs – is launching a special collection of Parisian chic hampers for Chrimbo. Besides a special Yuletide collection of choux, you’ll discover petites gourmandises like almonds with nougat rolled in cocoa and buttery madeleines nestled inside festively coloured hampers of yellow, red or gold. As the French say, mangez bien! $1,015-$2,425. 42 Aberdeen St, Central, 2886 1885; 126grammes.com

Country-themed goodies are being offered up in the hampers at Classified cafés. Handpicked by the venue’s experts, there are five baskets up for grabs which are brimming with spoils, including boutique wines, teas and light bites. Choose from themes like British treats, Spanish-centric delights or, if you can’t choose, there’s the ultimate package
with a selection from all over. $580-$2,500. Various locations inc Shop 1, 108 Hollywood Rd, Sheung Wan, 2525 3454; classifiedfood.com

Crabtree & Evelyn 
The classic English brand, famous for its natural, luxurious home and body products, but once a year draws inspiration from a lush English winter garden for food in its Christmas hampers. Only available for the festive season,the  exclusive all-food Kensington Classic Hamper includes biscuits, teas and hot cocoa, wrapped up in bags and boxes adorned in the brand’s signature rich, jewel-toned illustrations. Christmas food has never smelled so good. $1,335.Various locations inc Shop 138, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2523 8668; crabtree-evelyn.com.hk

All your hamper wishes are answered on this convenient website, where you can just click and order. More than 30 traditional offerings, ranging from wine to more extravagant packages, are available along with some distinctive creels. Plump for the South Korea Spam ham hamper, the Aussie Christmas barbecue (above) or the ‘American favourites’, which is teeming with luscious selections from Dean and Deluca. There’s something for every gourmand and for every budget. Free delivery to most areas in Hong Kong. $329-$3,499. 2730 0885; gifthampers.com.hk.

Pierre Hermé 
Exclusive to Hong Kong, Pierre Hermé introduces its first-ever gift hamper with a twist – literally. The contemporary packaging of the ‘Sépale’ hamper is created in collaboration with French graphic designer Patrick Jouin and graphic artist Philippe David, mirroring the weaving of the outer petals of a flower. With assorted confectionary, these blooming hampers taste as gorgeous as they look. $1,520-$3,500. 1019C, L1, IFC, 8 Finance St, Central, 2833 5700; pierreherme.com/hk.

The Mustard Seed Workshop
Christian social enterprise The Mustard Seed Workshop presents three ‘socially responsible’ Christmas gourmet hampers, which include chocolate, homemade cookies, organic teas, wine and other familiar favourites in small, deluxe or premium editions. Every product is made by people in need – including the disadvantaged, impoverished and disabled, or the organisations that empower them here in Hong Kong and globally. It’s a gift that keeps giving. Free delivery to most areas in Hong Kong. $320-$1,380. Unit D, 17/F, Hollywood Ctr, 77-91 Queen’s Rd W, Sheung Wan, 3489 3001; themustardseedworkshop.com.


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