Sassy’s Gift Guide 2017: Christmas Gift Ideas for Foodie Fans

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Crafted 852

Crafted 852 is the place to shop for food lovers this Christmas. Sure to make gifting easy this holiday season, the online pantry stocks everything from wine and spirits, to kitchenware and sweet and savoury treats. Your foodie friends will love the Crafted 852 Gift Boxes, filled with a selection of edible treats. Perfect for stocking fillers and secret santa gifts, we can’t resist Cuvee Chocolates and Pinkster Gin, along with the delicious, nutrient dense Pili Nuts! Looking for a special gift that will last the test of time? Crafted 852 offer the best prices in the city on its range of Cuisinart Kitchenware, which are sure to please any home cooks.

Crafted 852,, prices vary between $50 – $650

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Sydney Smash Cakes HK

New to Hong Kong, Sydney Smash Cakes are sure to be a “hit” at any holiday party or festive spread! Far from your average Christmas fruit cake, Smash Cakes are available in a range of seasonal flavours and designs, and come filled with an array of candy and sweets. For a truly smashing celebration, and the ultimate wow-factor, break yours open like a piñata to reveal the hidden treats inside.

Sydney Smash Cakes HK,, prices vary between $700 – $900

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Nespresso Essenza Mini

We know our Hong Kong apartments can be a little tight on space, especially in the kitchen, so the new Nespresso Essenza Mini is the perfect Christmas gift for the coffee lovers out there. The name says it all, as this machine really is “mini.” Small, sleek and stylish, this gift will fit perfectly into your loved one’s lives, and give them a well-deserved morning pick-me-up!

Available online from Nespresso for $988

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Rose Petal Jam

A Hong Kong institution, The Mandarin Cake Shop has been catering to sweet toothed Hong Konger’s for more than 25 years with its selection of decadent chocolate, cakes and pastries. Especially famous with visitors from far and wide, the Rose Petal Jam is sure to make anyone smile.

Available form The Mandarin Cake Shop, 5 Connaught Rd Central, Central, Hong Kong, or online here, prices vary between $218 – $268

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Vintage Measuring Cups

Looking to please a keen baker with an eye for kitsch style? These vintage inspired measuring cups will make baking a breeze (and look cute on the shelf!). A cheap and cheerful Christmas gift, perfect for home cooks.

Available online from Marks & Spencer for GBP15

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Shimmer Bubbles, Fizz And Liqueur Gift Set

We know that Christmas is a time for celebrations and parties, so a bottle of bubbles is always sure to go down well. This set includes a bottle of fizz, a bottle of shimmer bubbles and a liqueur of your choice, to make the ultimate festive cocktail. Ideal for Prosecco lovers!

Available online from Not On The High Street, for GBP26.15

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Cookings Classes

Know a home cook who’s keen to ramp up his or her recipe repertoire? Cooking classes make a fun and different Christmas gift. There are many on offer in the city, so it’s not hard to find one that your loved one will enjoy. Some of our favourites include baking-filled days at The Mixing Bowl or Pantry Magic, or choose to cook up an Italian feast with Casa Rinaldi, and learn the art of dim sum making at Yum Cha!

Available to book online at The Mixing Bowl, Pantry MagicCasa Rinaldi and Yum Cha. Prices vary.

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Marble & Acacia Wood Board

Whether you’re serving up antipasti, cheese, breads or any number of other delicious nibbles, foodies out there will love this gorgeous marble and acacia wood board from Apartment 49. Ideal for those who love to entertain, pair with this Marble Cheese Knife to transform your wine and cheese nights for good.

Available online from Apartment 49 for $450

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Home Brew Beer Kit

Craft beer has taken the city by storm, so why not challenge your booze-loving friends to make their own? One for the adventurous home cooks, brew up a batch of ale or stout and taste the fruits of your labour. HK Brewcraft also has a huge selection of craft beers for sale, just the thing to add to a Christmas foodie hamper for someone special.

Available online from HK Brewcraft, or in store at 4/F, 15 Cochrane Street, Central, Hong Kong for $740 or $750

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Feather & Bone Cheese Tower

Everyone knows a cheese lover, and as Christmas is the ultimate time to indulge, you can’t go wrong giving this drool-worthy cheese tower! Perfect for bringing to festive gatherings, Feather & Bone offer a selection of sizes, with a variety of cheeses, sure to make an unbeatable centrepiece at any festive spread.

Available online from Feather & Bone, prices vary between $316 – $8,000

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Panda Biscuit Mug

A cute stocking filler, or a perfect choice for your office Secret Santa, this little mug is ideal for those who are always raiding the cookie jar. And who could resist the cute panda design!?

Available online from ASOS for $121.83

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Fortnum & Mason The Sweet Indulgence Basket

We all love to indulge over the holidays, so what better foodie gift is there than a quintessentially British hamper from Fortum & Mason? Complete with a bottle of bubbly Blanc de Blanc, teas, biscuits and other sweet treats, it’s sure to make anyone smile. Lane Crawford also has a huge selection of other Fortum’s products for you to mix and match to make your own hamper!

Available online from Lane Crawford for $1,988

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Jamie Oliver 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food

Cooking in our tiny HK kitchens may not always be top of our priorities, but Jamie Oliver’s new book will definitely make things easier. A welcome addition to the kitchen of any cooking fan, the new book is full of recipes for meat dishes, salads, pastas, desserts and more – all with just five ingredients!

Available online from Book Depository for $221.23

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Starlit Night Gift Box Collection

Who doesn’t love getting a sweet treat every now and again? There’s truly nothing more indulgent than a gorgeous box of chocolates, and the special Christmas selection from La Maison Du Chocolat are hard to resist. The Starlit Night Gift Boxes come in a range of sizes (15, 40 or 78 pieces), and we especially love the selection of pralinés and the dark and milk chocolate coated almonds.

Available from, prices vary between $380 – $1,280 

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