It’s that time of year again. Bangkok’s weather is finally starting to cool down, and the Christmas lights are starting to go up — for us, this means it’s time to begin our holiday shopping. This varies in difficulty, depending on who’s on the receiving end. When it comes to clients — what do they actually like? — business partners, and pickier in-laws, it can be tough to find the best gift that expresses your appreciation. Which is why we’ve rounded up the best holiday hampers in Bangkok to gift this festive season.
A perfect blend of goodies that encourages the season’s spirit of share and care, there’s enough variety in these baskets to impress even the hardest-to-please Filled with seasonal treats, many even come complete with bubbly, which is always a welcome addition to the festivities. As you never want to show up at a party empty-handed, here’s our verdict of where you’ll find the best gift baskets in town, so you’ll know which are the right ones to splurge on.
Perfect for those hopping on the bandwagon of health and organic produce, Kunna’s ‘Kunna Filling Love Basket’ offers an enticing assortment of delicious snacks and locally-sourced, handcrafted gifts from OTOP. Expect the likes of sugar-free dried fruits, chocolate waffles inspired by classic crispy Thai coconut rolls, and more. The decorations are not to be overlooked either, ranging from a tal-wood mug adorned with unique patterns, to a natural woven basket in multiple sizes. As a bonus, you can even opt to decorate your own gift basket to suit your preferences.
Prices start at THB898. To find out more, call 0 2292 1188, or visit kunnamarket.com.
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
Adding a little sugar and spice into the festivities, Anantara Bangkok Siam Hotel is offering three hamper options that are sure to impress, courtesy of their new brand Mocha & Muffins. Fittingly dubbed the ‘Holiday Hamper’, ‘Make it Festive Hamper’, and ‘Exclusive Celebration Hamper’, the charming gift baskets come with a fun and festive selection of homemade German stollen, Italian panettone, cookies, and fruit cake. There’s also a fair share of decadent sweet treats, ranging from chocolate pralines to tins of soft nougat. You can also customise your very own holiday hamper from their hamper menu, and opt for a warming tea or a bottle of wine or champagne.
Starting from THB2,900++. Available until January 5, 2019. To find out more, call 0 2126 8866, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Filled with signature goodies, traditional treats and festive sweets, Siam Kempinski is offering two hamper options — one for savoury delights, and the other for the sweet-toothed among us. In the ‘Savoury Delights’ hamper, expect a range of premium additions to your kitchen, including eight year old balsamic vinegar, homemade BBQ and smoked chili sauces, parmesan cheese shortbread and more. On the other hand, the ‘Sweet Indulgence’ gives you full-on sugary goodness, from chocolate-coated nuts, to adorable christmas cookies, the unmissable Christmas fruit cake, dresdner stollen, strawberry vanilla jam, a gingerbread santa, and even a Kimpinski Teddy Bear to top things off. A la carte selections and personalised hampers are also available.
THB4,500++ per set. Available until December 31, 2019. To find out more, call 0 2162 9000, or email email@example.com.
Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
Also taking the sustainability route this year is Grand Hyatt Erawan, whose ‘Erawan Hamper’ is filled with top-quality products, all of which are locally-sourced. Packaged in a beautifully handcrafted Krajood basket from the small village of Phatthalung — adding a little bit of do-good into your festive celebrations, as the hamper goes towards supporting the local community — expect a selection of the best homemade selections from Erawan Bakery. The dark chocolate chilli tablet makes an appearance, alongside the must-have English fruit cake and Christmas cookies. Continuing the hotel’s streak of supporting local Thai produce, you’ll also see the likes of Lanna tea, Chiang Mai strawberry jam, and Namwah Banana Chips, along with Jim Thompson dried mixed fruits. Delivery, and personalised hampers are also available.
THB3,900++ per set. Available until December 31, 2019. To find out more, call 0 2254 6250, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Okura Prestige Bangkok
For something a little different, The Okura Prestige’s La Pâtisserie is offering a set of beautiful, Japanese-inspired hampers, wrapped in stunning Japanese fabrics. Called the ‘Furoshiki Christmas Hampers’, you get to choose between the Okura Okurimono — filled with a selection of homemade treats including wild honey, stollen cake, Christmas fruit cake, cookies, chocolate pralines and Okura Yukata — or the Erabu Okurimono. The latter comes with a do-it-yourself concept, where you can select your favourite items from a list to create a fully personalised hamper.
Erabu Okurimono hampers start at THB2,900, while the Okura Okurimono is priced at THB4,500. Available until January 15. To find out more, call 0 2687 9000, or email email@example.com.