Heading into the festive season, there’s no better time to shower your colleagues, close friends and loved ones with gifts of appreciation, but some people aren’t the easiest to shop for. Unsure of what’s best to gift your boss and pickier in-laws, or still mulling over what your clients actually like? Fret no further—these gift baskets are your go-to choice, and we’ve gathered our pick of the best holiday hampers in Bangkok.
Full of seasonal treats and festive goodies, there’s enough variety in these baskets to impress even the hardest-to-please. A symbol of the season’s spirit of sharing and giving, a well-chosen gift hamper can go a long way in brightening up the holidays. Many also come complete with bubbly—a welcome addition to any party if you don’t want to arrive empty-handed. Here’s a list of the best in town, so you’ll know which are the right ones to splurge on.
The ‘Connoisseur Hamper’ at Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok
Taking Christmas goodies to the next level, Siam Kempinski’s Connoisseur Hamper gives you the best of this season’s savoury and sweet. Expect sugar, spice and everything festive-related from cookies, Dresdner stollen and macaroons to traditional minced pie and even a chocolate tuk-tuk. The hotel’s award-winning restaurants have also pitched in this year, spicing up the already impressive hamper with signatures such as curry paste from Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin, Niche’s renowned BBQ sauce, tasty bites from Hanuman Bar and duck rillettes from Brassserie Europa.
An a la carte menu is available, giving you the chance to create your own personalised hamper. Choose from items including Christmas fruitcake, English Christmas pudding, a chocolate snowman and Christmas fruit bread.
THB7,000++. Hampers are available until January 15, 2019. To buy a hamper or find out more, call 0 2162 9000. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ‘Grand Hamper’ at Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok
Perfect for the sweet-toothed foodie in your life, Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok’s Grand Hamper gives you all the classic festive treats. From Christmas Stollen to classic pudding with sweet caramel sauce, there’s everything you need to get a taste of the holidays. There’s also Christmas shortbread, an adorable assortment of homemade Christmas cookies, linzer tarts, a homemade white chocolate and cranberry cookie mix, jam and chocolate-coated macadamia nuts.
If you’d prefer to custom-make your own gift set, you can opt to order a signature hamper. Hamper delivery is available to selected destinations within central Bangkok.
THB5,299+. To buy a hamper, call 0 2254 6250, or order online here.
The ‘Spectacular Siam Hamper’ at Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel’s Spectacular Siam Hamper gives you luxury at its finest, with a leather basket filled with decadent goodies ranging from chocolate cornets and cookies to a bottle of Billecart-Salmon champagne. Keep an eye out for the wild honey and soft nougats, as well as the customary chocolate snowman—super cute! There’s also a homemade fruitcake, sweet jam and tea. Interested in splurging on this for your loved ones? Order before December 15 to get 15% off the total cost.
‘Seasonal Gift Bags’ at The St. Regis Bangkok
A modern twist on the traditional holiday hamper, The St. Regis Seasonal Gift Bags make the perfect festive gift. Expect a selection of divine goodies, ranging from homemade to premium imported treats. There are the Christmas season staples—cue chocolate santa, Christmas cookies and a bottle Prosecco—paired with next-level gifts such as a Christmas Movie, a St. Regis mulled wine gift box and an adorable signature St. Regis teddy bear. What’s more is the treats all come packaged in a chic eco-friendly tote bag, to help you kickstart 2019 sans unnecessary plastic bags.
THB7,000++. To buy a hamper, call 0 2207 7777, or click here.stregisbangkok.com.
The ‘Men are from Mars’ and ‘Women are from Venus’ Hampers at SO Sofitel Bangkok Hotel
Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you! SO Sofitel Bangkok Hotel’s new Chocolab Festive Hampers are packed full of enticing treats and goodies—and they’re all chocolate-based! From bon bons to chocolate jam, classic chocolate bars and even a chocolate-scented candle, there’s a lot in here to please your coco-loving recipients. Get the ‘Men are from Mars’ set for the spiked version of the hamper—cue rum flavoured chocolate and a bottle of bubbly from Möet & Chandon. Note that hampers have to be pre-ordered three days in advance, so you may have to plan ahead who you’re gifting!
THB4,500++ for the Men are from Mars Hamper. THB3,500++ for the Women are from Venus Hamper. To buy a hamper or find out more, call 0 2624 0000.
The ‘Happiness’, ‘Prosperity’ and ‘Luk Chup’ Hampers at Eatthai
You have the modern twist, and then you have full-on traditional. Eatthai’s hampers get you into the spirit of giving and sharing with a series of baskets filled with the best Thai traditional desserts. The treats in each basket were carefully chosen to reflect different positive meanings and blessings, adding an extra touch to the gift. The Happiness Hamper comes complete with our favourite Thai sweets such as na nuan and sam pan nee. The Prosperity Hamper is completely gold, with classic Egg-based Thai desserts from thong ake to cha mong khood. For a cuter, playful option, take The Luk Chup hamper—filled with sweet and chewy fruit-shaped treats.
THB1,995++ for The Happiness Hamper. THB1,790++ for The Prosperity Hamper. THB1,590++ for The Luk Chup Hamper. Hampers are available until January 31, 2019. To buy a hamper, visit Eatthai at Central Embassy or call 0 2160 5995. centralembassy.com.
Alternative: Holiday Treats from Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok
Feel like expressing your appreciation through a gift, but don’t want to go too overboard with a hamper? Why not opt for one of the holiday takeaways from Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok’s chocolate boutique. Take the classic Christmas route with an English fruitcake or espresso flavoured Christmas Log. Or go with some cute soft cinnamon star cookies. On the cakes front, choices include a chocolate santa claus, chocolate snowman and even a chocolate-flavoured Rudolf. From treats shaped like santa and family on a sleigh to edible Christmas trees, there’s plenty here for you to choose from—and all of them work perfectly well as an ideal festive gift!
THB299++ — THB1,199++. Chocolate Boutique’s holiday takeaways mostly consist of handcrafted masterpieces and are available until January 5, 2019. For more information, call 0 2236 7777 or email email@example.com.