It’s almost the end of the year, which also means it’s Christmas time! It’s no doubt one of our favourite seasons of the year with the annual traditions, festive feasting, gifting presents, and of course gathering with family and friends. Whether you’re staying at home or heading out for Christmas, check out our 2021 Christmas Guide featuring the best things to gift, takeaway feasts to indulge in, or food deliveries to enjoy with the entire family!
Besides getting into the festive mood, Christmas is also about giving! If you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for that special someone, here are some ideas to gift your loved ones! We’ve also broken down in various sections to make your selection a little easier!
1. Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Do you want to build a snowman?~~ Now you can, with these adorable Disney-themed merchandise from Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® this Christmas! Christmas is a lot more fun when Disney is around, and this year they’ve partnered with The Walt Disney to bring a whole ton of surprises.
For Mickey fans, don’t miss this Mickey Mouse Holiday Gift Set ($39.90), which includes a collectible Mickey Mouse tin containing Dark Chocolate Powder, mini Mickey Mouse whisk and a Set of 4 Latte Art Stencil. Also available is this Singapore-exclusive Mickey Mouse Elemental Bottle ($24.90) – a functional 500ml bottle that’s double-wall insulated and perfect for easy carrying.
Frozen fans, this adorable Frozen Collection: Frozen Tea for One Set ($34.90) and Frozen Silicone Cup Cover ($16.90) will literally make your heart melt! We love the 3D Olaf figurine and it is a must-get for any Frozen and Olaf fans. We paired our bunch spread with a coffee art latte using Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Mickey Mouse Latte Art Stencils and dark chocolate powder!
2. EC Proof
It’s never too early to indulge in some drinks and EC.Proof has a variety which are perfect as gifts! The Christmas Bauble Bulleit Whiskey ($15) is the perfect stocking stuffer or gift tag for this holiday, filled with a dram of Bulliet Whiskey. It also makes for a really cute ornament to hang on your Christmas tree!
EC Proof also carry a few Holiday Gift Sets for different kinds of drinkers such as Whisky, Rum and Gin. A highlight is their Drinks By The Dram: 12 Dram Premium Rum Collection ($110) which is such a wonderful gift for any Rum Lover! Behind each of the 12 windows of this zazzy box sits a different 30ml wax-sealed dram of rum, made by some of the best producers around the globe, covering a variety of lip-smacking styles. Marvellous as a gift for that rum enthusiast in your life, or perfect for enjoying some delicious rums with a few friends!
3. Lady M Singapore
If you are looking for an exquisite gift for your loved ones, The Lady M Merry and Bright Advent Calendar ($99) is definitely a great gift to showcase a celebration of the 2021 holiday season. This limited edition Merry and Bright Advent Calendar features a red and green holiday wreath with gold foil details, LED lights, a velvet red bow and a gold chain for hanging.
We also had so much fun revealing the little drawers on the wreath! Each drawer contained a little surprise, filled with candies and confectioneries from Lady M bon Bon. One of the chocolates we tried was the Matcha Crunch – a matcha cereal ball rolled in matcha white chocolate – it was such a delight!
Fancy a little boozy drink, without the actual booze? Then Lyre’s collection of non-alcoholic spirits might come in handy! Lyre’s exquisite range of lovingly crafted non-alcoholic spirits was borne from a quest to make the impossible possible – giving the freedom for consumers to drink their drink, their way. They now have a premium range of 13 alcohol-free spirits and now three ready-to-drink non-alcoholic cocktails using a unique understanding of food science and flavour architecture.
Lyre’s Dark ‘N Spicy Premix Drinks – Pack of 12 ($78) is a rather tasty tipple ready to sip, simply chill & cin-cin! This impeccably paired combination of Lyre’s Spiced Cane, Lyre’s Dark Cane, ginger and lime zest is a non-alcoholic homage to the iconic mix. A crafted blend of classic flavours, evoking notes of ginger, lime, toffee & spice. Lyre’s American Malt & Cola Premix Drinks – Pack of 12 ($78) is a non-alcoholic version of the classic Whiskey and Cola and delivers on flavour. A crafted blend of classic flavours, evoking notes of oak, vanilla, rye & spice making it quite a delicious can!
Singapore’s favourite gelato brand Momolato is ready to spread joy this Christmas season with a host of trending collections, cakes and bundles designed to ignite your taste buds – and those of your family and friends. Biodegradable gift boxes and party packs reflect Momolato’s innovative approach to healthy gelato production with a range of exciting flavours using only the absolute finest natural ingredients with no additives or artificial flavouring.
Their Christmas Bundles include gelato and popsicles in a unique flavour fusion to match your desire for guilt-free gourmandise and delicious disruption. Or go gelato crazy with the Christmas Collections that include gelato going solo. Top off the festive season with a Keto Cake – yum!
Christmas Signature Gelato Collection $35.90
Also worth checking out is their Christmas Signature Gelato Collection ($35.90) which consists of an assortment of three 280ml pints of gelato – Korean Strawberry Cheesecake, Triple Couverture Chocolate (dairy-free) and Cookies & Cream. All their bundles include their own card which is great for writing a message to your loved ones!
Address: 34 Haji Lane, Singapore 189227 (map)
6. Smoke and Mirrors
Wunderbar Festive Cocktail Gift Set Regular ($128)
Can’t head to the club to party? Then it’s time to bring the party in! If you enjoy a little bit of fun, cocktail mixing and DIY with your loved ones this Christmas, then this festive cocktail gift set from Smoke & Mirrors might come in handy.
Included in this gift set are 4 exclusive cocktails by Smoke & Mirrors. These ready-to-drink cocktails (100ml) include MULLED WINE (Havana Club Rum, Cabernet Sauvignon, Ginger & Spices) HOLIDAY NEGRONI (Monkey 47 Gin, Sweet Vermouth, Bitters, Cranberries), CHRISTMAS SLING (Chivas Mizunara Blended Scotch, Cointreau, Spiced Syrup, Pineapple, Pomegranate Syrup) and PEAR GIMLET (Altos Reposado Tequila, Homemade Pear Cordial, Oolong Tea ). Also comes with a DIY fruit ornament kit with all the materials needed to add spice and aromatics to the room!
7. The Plattering Co
Ethereal Grazing Box – serves 2 pax (from $78)
Planning a date-night for two this Christmas? This Ethereal Grazing Box from The Plattering Co will definitely kickstart the merry celebrations! Brilliantly showcased in this gift box is a new ensemble of delectables including a Gouda with flakes of chilli that is not over-the-stop spicy yet still packs a punch, an extra mature Cheddar with slivers of luxurious Italian black truffle giving it a distinctly divine earthy aroma and taste, wholesome artisanal crackers, pure golden honey from France and a choice of Casalingo or heavenly chocolate. Also comes with an accompaniment of fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, artisanal crackers, honey.
The box is also perfect as a gift, as it’s delivered in a disposable carton box and comes with a customised card to pen your heartfelt message. This Festive Christmas Cheese Platter that is sold through Smoke & Mirrors in collaboration with The Plattering Co.
With #WFH in place, many of us have been relying on food deliveries to fill our bellies and fuel our day. If you’re bored with your current selections, here are some food deliveries you can rely on this December to welcome that holiday cheer!
From seasonal treats to interactive indulgences, every meal is designed to be an experience at CaterCo. This year Caterco brings in their Yuletide Feasting Sets with 3 options to choose from: Chiron ($26.75 w/GST, min 15 sets), Lovejoy ($29.96 w/GST, min 10 sets) and Machholz ($32.10 w/GST, min 10 sets). Each set is individually packed in a thoughtfully curated box and will surely amaze your guests during your festive celebrations.
Our pick is the Fusion menu from the Machholz Category – which comes with their Signature Kampong Dry Laksa and Chilli Crab Prawn with Egg Beancurd. The latter was delicious with the Chilli Carb sauce being so thick, sweet, and slightly spicy.
The Cosmopolitan menu from the Chiron category was a delight too – highlight from this box was the Grilled Hawaiian BBQ Chicken with Pineapple, love the tenderness and flavour of the chicken!
9. Chilli Manis
Christmas is in full-swing mode with Chilli Manis’ spread of mouth-watering festive treats curated by Chef Madam Serene Hoh. Chilli Manis offers buffets perfect for the festive season where there is a min 10 pax for ordering. We love their mix of traditional dishes for the festive season, and you can mix and match from hearty roasts, turkeys and festive favourites. The spread at Chilli Manis never fails to wow us, and we love their Peranakan dishes very much. Something a little different, and will surely satisfy the entire family.
On the table we had the Manis Christmas Peranakan Mini Buffet ($24.61 w/GST per pax) which includes 8 dishes – we ordered for 10 pax. Here’s featuring their Signature Kampong Fried Mee Siam, Nonya Sayur Lodeh, Steamed Assam Sambal Fish, Udang Masak Nana (Pineapple Curry Prawns), Itek Sio (Signature Nonya Braised Duck), Assorted Nonya Kueh and Green Tea Jelly With Fruit Cocktail.
Signature Kampong Fried Mee Siam – a favourite among the family, this was truly tasty!
We enjoyed the Nonya Sayur Lodeh which is a curry dish prepared from vegetables in coconut milk. It was so fragrant and the vegetables were softly cooked too!
10. Island Kitchen Collective
Island Kitchen Collective is here to ring doorbells and deliver the Christmas cheer everyone deserves after a long year. Focused on quality dishes prepared in a commercial kitchen, the online multi-cuisine kitchen is delighted to elevate year end get-togethers with a lineup of festive specials.
The multi-cuisine concept features two mainstay brands – Wabi Sabi (Japanese flavours made simple) and Mercato Gatto (Mediterranean specialities). Incorporating influences from both the East and the West, enjoy a true melting-pot dining experience with limited seasonal offerings from the team at Island Kitchen Collective. Some of the highlights from their menu include the Duo Nori Temaki – Avocado Unagi, Spicy Crab Meat ($38), Christmas Meat Platter ($118) and Herb-Crusted Baked Salmon ($58). For our sides, we have their Gobi Manchurian ($9) and Macaroni and Cheese ($8).
Christmas Meat Platter ($118) – serves 4 to 6 pax
Our favourites are their Christmas Meat Platter which is so shiok and they’re generous with the portions of Presa de Iberico & Pork Belly, with 2 types of sauces (chimichurri and peri peri).
The Herb-Crusted Baked Salmon ($58) – serves 3 to 4 pax
One of the family favourites was also the Herb-Crusted Baked Salmon which paired perfectly with their house-made lemon garlic butter. Good for sharing between 3-4 pax.
11. Orange Clove Catering
Time to amp up your festive gifting and feasting this holiday season with Orange Clove Catering! This is their Lumière Prestige menu, which is a seasonal 6-course feast with an Asian twist designed by Chef William Kong and team. Each is packed in a newly-designed lighted gift box that is crafted with the aurora lights in mind.
This wholesome feast starts with a selection of cheese and accompaniments, and festive mains such as Cinnamon Roasted Turkey Breast with Hazelnut Chocolate Sauce, Baked Salmon with Furikake Crumbs and Goma-dare; and Wok-fried Udon Noodle with Thai Chilli Basil Vegan “Meat”. For sides, they have a salad mix (Kale, Snow Pea Sprouts Salad with Roasted Plums and Smoked Duck), and Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Mushroom, Garlic, Chilli and Kale Chips.
If you haven’t gotten your Christmas plans sorted, here’s one from Thank-Goodness-It’s! They’re back with a Christmas menu inspired by Peranakan and local flavours, with a few feasts, ala carte items and desserts to choose from.
Suitable for 2 pax at $58, try their Christmas Grazing Box which features Short Rib Sando, 22-Spice Duck Rillette, Battered Red Snapper Mini Taco, Chicken Chicharrones and Rojak Slaw. Available from now till 17th December 2021.
For desserts, the Christmas Dessert Box ($58 for 2 pax) offers a specially curated treat with Lemon Pound Cake, Dacquoise cookie, Chocolate Bricks, Levain Cookies, Chocolate Glazed Strawberries, Hot Chocolate Powder, and Pretzels Chocolate Snowman.
13. The Marmalade Pantry
In time for the festivities this year, homegrown brand The Marmalade Pantry presents its Marmalade Afternoon Tea Set ($68++ for 2 pax), refreshed with a trove of new sweet and savoury treats. We love the convenient and elegant foldable two-tiered packaging – so you can still enjoy the full high tea experience from the comforts of your home.
The high tea set comes with new savoury items such as Char Siew Kurobuta Pork Belly Tacos, Chilli Crab Vol Au Vent, Mini Spicy Sriracha Chicken Burger, Triple Chocolate Shooters and Taro Swiss Rolls. There’s also the mainstay items like Mini Marmalade Cupcakes, Plain and Raisin Buttermilk Scones.
For takeaway and delivery, the afternoon tea set receives a makeover with an elegant foldable two-tiered packaging. Specially designed by the homegrown bistro, the plaid-patterned box comes in The Marmalade Pantry’s signature colours of teal and baby pink. They even provide a QR code to scan on the box for simple instructions on how to fold it into a two-tiered stand!
The New Marmalade Afternoon Tea Set is available from 1 November for takeaway and delivery, as well as dine-in at The Marmalade Pantry Downtown and Novena outlets, 3pm to 6pm daily; and available from 17 November 2021 at the ION outlet, 3pm to 6pm from Mon to Thurs. The afternoon tea set comes with two sachets of Monogram tea for delivery.
Home for Christmas? Whether you’re hosting a meal for your significant other or planning a party, these wonderful takeaway menus will definitely make your celebrations all that more special.
Thinking of indulging in Christmas goodies but don’t want to feel guilty? Here is a spread of thoughtfully wholesome, nostalgic, and flavour-filled festive feast from Cedele where they always ensure each handcrafted goody is sustainably made with organic unrefined sugar, containing no trans-fat or artificially processed ingredients.
Crackling Fennel Roast Pork Belly – approx 1.1kg ($128)
For the savoury selections, the Crackling Fennel Roast Pork Belly is a great centrepiece to have on the table. Looks good and tastes even better – the crackling skin is fragrant, succulent and tender. It comes with a savoury mustard gravy, this pork dish will be a perfect holiday main to treat your guests this Christmas.
Christmas Tree Brioche ($35)
This Christmas Tree Brioche is the perfect appetizer to spruce up your festivities with its 22 buttery and soft Christmas brioche rolls. It’s shaped like a Christmas tree, and served with a creamy spinach onion cheese dip and beetroot hummus.
Salted Caramel Macchiato Tiramisu Logcake – serves 8 ($69)
What’s Christmas without a logcake?Get an explosive burst of fireworks in your tastebuds with each bite from Cedele’s Salted Caramel Macchiato Tiramisu Logcake. This year’s masterpiece is a tender espresso cake rolled with caramel tiramisu cream, encased with salted butterscotch and crunchy hazelnut paillete feuilletine filling, finished with vanilla mascarpone cream.
Jamaican Meyer’s Dark Rum Tiramisu – serves 8 ($89)
Our favourite from their sweet selections have to be The Jamaican Meyer’s Dark Rum Tiramisu – which is so beautiful and perfect for a little boozy-indulgence. Layers of delicately homemade ladyfingers steeped in coffee, layered with light vanilla dark rum-infused mascarpone cream, generously topped with chocolate shavings and fresh fruits.
15. Cold Storage Singapore
This festive season, Cold Storage has once again curated their annual Christmas Food & Gift Guide with the merriest trimmings so you can create a sumptuous feast with their bountiful choices of classic favourites, comforting sides and inclusive plant-based, vegan and halal dishes.
What is Christmas without a turkey? Be spoiled for choices with a variety of juicy and tender options such as the Butterball Roasted Turkey – serves 6 to 8 ($65), a quintessential American turkey that has graced holiday feasts since the 1950s with each bird individually pre-brined based on size. Check out their roast meat selections too, with the Ribeye Roast Beef With Rosemary & Garlic serves 6 to 8 ($50), a succulent classic with herbs hand-rubbed into the crust for a robust evergreen- meets-intriguing spice flavour that comes with black pepper sauce.
For gift ideas this Christmas, Cold Storage has a selection of festive options available – some of the highlights include the Amaretti Virginia Panettone ($14.95), Meadows Belgian Chocolate Seashells ($5.95), Nestle After Eight Gift Tin ($4.95) and their adorable Lindt Teddy Advent Calendar ($15.95)!
Cold Storage will also be launching their Celebrating Togetherness initiative, inviting individuals to nominate frontline heroes who have made an impact on their lives to receive a Christmas feast! To find out more: https://coldstorage.com.sg/christmas-wish
This Christmas, let Umisushi to liven up your celebrations with a host of delectable homemade delights! This is their Christmas platter called The Ultimate Love ($58.80) – which comes with their signature items such as tobiko gunkan, tuna mayo gunkan, mini california roll, kanifumi salad maki, ebi sushi, Norwegian salmon ribbon maki, aonoriko lobster maki, maguro santa sushi, Norwegian salmon sushi and homemade mentaiko mayo tamago block.
Another item to try on their menu is The Affectionate Love ($29.90) – a traditional casserole flavoured with a choice of umisushi’s signature Japanese curry chicken or beef; topped with buttery mashed potatoes and mixed vegetables in a golden brown pastry crust.
Wings for Christmas? Why not! A limited-time flavour remix menu is now available at Wingstop Singapore and here are some of their newly launched flavours – Cajun BBQ, Buffalo Lemon and Lemon Parmesan. We find that the way Wingstop packages their wings are convenient to bring as party packs for Christmas gatherings with your loved ones.
We love that each piece is thoroughly coated so you get a really consistent taste and texture throughout. The Cajun BBQ flavour combines the earthy and deep flavours of Hickory Smoked BBQ along with the Cajun seasoning found in their top-selling flavour Louisiana Rub.
The Lemon Parmesan flavour features garlic parmesan wings with Lemon Pepper and a kiss of buttery goodness – so delicious! Wingstop Singapore’s Flavour Remixes menu is available from 15 November 2021 to 15 February 2022. The Flavour Remixes Box Bundle at $40.95 includes all three flavours, or you can choose two flavours out of three with the Flavour Remixes combo at $12.95 (U.P. $14.95).
18. Stamford Catering
Planning and celebrating Christmas with your loved ones over a scrumptious epicurean meal has never been easier and more stress-free with Stamford Catering. Specially curated by a team of experienced chefs, their festive menu this year has a selection of celebratory sets that fit various gathering sizes and celebrations. There are also 4 bundles and 23 side dishes for organisers to build their dream Christmas table of festive dishes. If you are looking for a brilliant centrepiece for your Christmas feast, then check out this Mediterranean Mojo Turkey with Tzatziki Sauce. This decadent oven-baked turkey is juicy, tender and marinated with a well-balanced assortment of Mediterranean herbs, spices and garlic. Another unique one is the Cocoa-Crusted Rack of Lamb with Chocolate and Chilli Sauce. This premium cut of lamb features a cocoa crust that is rich in flavour and roasted perfectly for a melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Other mains and sides that are worth trying include their Herb Salmon Wellington with Fennel Cream Sauce, Salt Crusted Seabass Fillet with Balsamic Butter Reduction, Chicken Shepherd’s Pie, Matcha Bread & Butter Pudding with Marshmallow & Red Bean and many more.
Stamford Catering’s 2021 Christmas menu is available for online order at www.stamfordcs.com.sg, or you may contact their sales consultants at 6852 3338 or email@example.com. From now till 2 January 2022, enjoy 10% off the food bill when you place an order using the promo code “MERRYXMAS”. Not valid in conjunction with other discounts or promotions.
And that’s it folks! We hope you find our 2021 Christmas Guide helpful for your upcoming celebrations.
From all of us at team An Affair With Food, we wish you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year!
With lots of love,
An Affair With Food
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