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Last-minute holiday food gifts

There’s still some time between these holidays and the last day of the year for one to get edible treats as gifts for your loved ones, or yourself. And if you want to keep on celebrating after Noche Buena, order a special party platter or two.

Caprichosa Gourmet Provisions

Caprichosa is offering luxury condiments and accoutrements fit to be served on the best table: yours. There’s Black Truffle HoneyBlack Truffle Butter, Crab Fat Butter, Blueberry Raspberry Compote, Orange Strawberry Compote, and Chicken Liver Pâté. The honey jars come with customized wooden honey drizzlers, while the compotes and pâté come with wooden spatulas. They come boxed with silver or gold sleigh bells, adorned with  ribbons and tags. Prices start at P230 for the Black Truffle Honey and P280 for the Black Truffle Butter, and may be combined for sets that come in between P560 to P1,980. The price also comes with free gift-wrapping. Each product comes in 50 mL and 100 mL bottles for the honey and 120 ml or 200 ml bottles for the spreads. Connect with Rochelle Farrales at 0917-501-1372 for their varied sets to suit your taste.

Healthy Options

Healthy Options is putting a lot of favorite holiday treats in one basket. The Christmas Feast Hamper (P7,495) contains about 22 items, including zinc and Vitamin C tablets, St. Amour cookies, Field Day Shampoo and Conditioner, Savoursmiths Potato Chips, Pacific Organic Tomato Bisque, whole chia seeds, Cadia Blueberry preserves, Mount Mayon Premium Pili Nuts, and Pure Harvest Hazel Quench.


The tea salon has come out with Red Christmas tea, a theine-free red tea blend with citrus fruits and spices, packed in a limited-edition matte red gift box embellished with gold imagery of snowy sleigh rides. While this is only available at its physical stores in Greenbelt 5 Mall, Central Square, Alabang Town Center and Ayala Center Cebu, you can find other selections of tea at their just-launched online store at Lazada. Explore a selection of signature teas and gift collections from TWG Tea’s Haute Couture Tea Collection (P2555), 100% Cotton Tea Bag Gift Boxes and tea accessories from the comfort of your own home. Impress your loved ones with the Tea Taster Collection (P1,895), a classic tea bag assortment with the Singapore Breakfast Tea, French Earl Grey, Silver Moon Tea, 1837 Black Tea, Vanilla Bourbon Tea and Chamomile, displayed in a gift box. Celebrate the season of gifting with the Secret Tea Tins (P1,895) in 10 different numerals from one to 10 and vibrant colours. Fill these luxury tea tins with the recipient’s favorite teas — the perfect little something for your stocking stuffers. Shop for tea at

Cucina di Francesco

Cucina di Franceso has a P400 party pack that includes pasta, solo pizza, two flavored palmiers and homebrewed iced tea. A P500 party pack includes a solo pizza, pasta, chicken entree, two flavored palmiers and homebrewed iced tea. Just add P50 to upgrade an iced tea to a red or white sangria, mojito, or mango tango. Call 0997-471-9094 or 8534-9935 to order party packs.

Diamond Hotel

From party platters to cakes and pastries to go, Diamond Hotel Philippines has you covered. It has savory platters for holiday spreads. There are gourmet favorites such as Slow roasted US choice rib eye, Honey glazed leg of ham, Lechon de leche (roast suckling pig), Baked Mediterranean-crusted Norwegian salmon, Christmas turkey, Porchetta (roasted pork belly roulade), or Juicy chicken relleno (stuffed chicken). Make sharing and gifting more special with a selection of delicately crafted pastries and sweets available at the Lobby Lounge. Topping off the list of cakes for the table are the favorites Baked cheesecake, Super Moist cake and Le Royale. Wrap up a meal with Sable Crunch cookies in chocolate almond, salted caramel, and double chocolate. The Lobby Lounge also has a wide variety of loafs — Chocolate pound loaf, Lemon loaf, Choco chips banana bread loaf, Walnut banana cake, and Chocolate Christmas babka loaf — and Christmas muffins like Blueberry, Dark & White choco chips, Double chocolate & hazelnut, Red Velvet, Green tea and raspberry. Take home a box or two of the renowned Diamond ensaymada and give them out as presents. Also perfect for gifting are La Crown Chocolate Viennoiserie, Chocolate Cruffins, Raspberry Brioche Feuilette, Christmas Éclairs, and the Mango & Passion Buche de Noel. To place an order for Christmas Goodies, Party Platters or Gift Certificates, call  8528-3000 ext. 1121 or 1118 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mondays to Fridays; or e-mail You may also visit to purchase. Orders must be placed at least three days before the day of pick-up or delivery. Payment is through cash or credit card. Pick-up venue will be at the Lobby Lounge of Diamond Hotel. The Diamond Hotel Philippines is located at Roxas Boulevard corner Dr. J. Quintos Street, Manila.

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