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The season of giving

From traditional treats to a local twist, Guru By Bangkok Post rounds up the best Christmas hampers to make someone’s day.

137 Pillars Bangkok

The festive hampers are designed to promote wellness, in alignment with exercise, diet, mindfulness, expression, restoration, evolution and social pillars. They are filled with high-quality snacks and sweet delights, including Thai chocolate, coffee, homemade festive treats, and non-edible items aimed at supporting wellness such as mindfulness cards, herbal inhalants, organic soap, pillow mist and special additions like a portable water bottle and eye mask created by Artstory. Four hampers in attractive bags: Harmony; Balance; Well-being and Modest. There are also à la carte options with individually priced items. Visit 137pillarshotels.com/en/bangkok/seasonal/joyful-wellness-treasures. The hotel has partnered with Good Shepherd Thailand, dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable women and children, for the sale of handmade Christmas decorations.


JW Marriott Bangkok

Express your gratitude and share the joy with festive hampers from JW Marriott Bangkok. The hampers feature exquisite designs and are loaded with an extensive array of homemade bakery delights and premium gifts. Available in three sizes, each is filled with homemade culinary treasures, crafted by the Bangkok Baking Company (BBCO). Delight in signature homemade cheese breadsticks, festive fruitcake, oatmeal and raisin cookies, almond long cookies, macadamia nut cookies, 100% natural honey, loose leaf artisan tea and BBCO souvenirs. JW’s hampers and goodies are available at BBCO from 6am to 9pm daily.


Kimpton Maa-Lai Bangkok

The Merry Maa-Lai hamper comes in a chic emerald fabric tote that can double up as a reusable bag once all the 12 thoughtful delicacies inside are consumed. These include Ravishing Collection Chocolate box, Ottavia cranberry panettone, German Christmas stollen bread, parmesan grissini, cashew nut and chocolate chip meringue, edible chocolate Christmas tree as well as assorted homemade Christmas cookies and granola. Craft also whips up its very own quince jam while Bar.Yard presents 2 variations of its famed BBQ sauce, the pineapple and the black pepper as well as the homemade tortilla chips.


Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel

Count down the days until Christmas with exquisitely designed advent calendars filled with 24 handmade pralines, each with a unique flavour and a story to tell. The hotel’s executive pastry chef has created a chocolate wonderland just waiting to be explored, featuring classic favourites and limited-edition surprises — a perfect gift for chocolate lovers. Advent calendars are priced at B1,059 nett. Pre-order and pick up at Mocha & Muffins. A welcome addition to any Christmas or New Year’s Eve table, Anantara Siam’s signature circular boxes include homemade pralines, signature butterfly cookies and other delectable nibbles alongside premium preserves and local cacao tea and hilltribe honey, with options to add a bottle of Laurent Perrier Champagne, Anantara’s Origin Gin or red wine. Prices for the signature hampers vary. Fashion lovers will appreciate the designer leather hamper filled with sweet and savoury treats or a gilded leather hamper. The best-selling Mocha & Muffins signature hamper comes with all the seasonal favourites, including chocolate pralines, nougat, cookies and mixed nuts. Festive hampers are available at Mocha & Muffins until Jan 15.


Mondelēz

Mondelēz International Inc, the global snacks powerhouse behind Oreo, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Toblerone and Ritz, spreads joy and adds excitement this festive season. Cadbury chocolates and Oreo cookies are available in special packaging, embellished with cartoon patterns crafted by the artist and illustrator, Seatapron ‘Bell’ Korwanichakul, also known as “Painterbell”. Customers are offered the opportunity to inscribe their own thoughts or messages of blessings directly onto the box, adding a personal touch to their gifts. Customers are invited to collect the complimentary Painterbell-designed premiums, which include cereal cups featuring four unique patterns, two styles of shopping bags and an exclusive eco-friendly cloth bag with any purchase made through OreoTH and Cadbury Dairy Milk Thailand’s social media platforms. Each box of Cadbury chocolate also comes with complimentary cartoon stickers, enhancing the festive experience. Toblerone chocolate introduces a unique interactive feature, allowing customers to flip the back of the package to reveal fortune-telling elements, catering to those who enjoy testing their luck or wishing to spread happiness to others. Ritz captures the festive spirit of the upcoming Year of the Dragon, showcasing vibrant red packaging filled with an assortment of products such as crackers, cookies and wafer rolls. These treats are available at convenience stores, hypermarkets, supermarkets and leading retailers nationwide.


Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park

This holiday season, treat people with a stylish hamper crafted by Siam Tea Room at Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park. A choice of luxurious bags and boxes are filled with the finest flavours of the season, including beautiful baked goodies, authentic local produce, handmade sweet treats. Two elegant hampers are available: The Queen’s Park Hamper is filled with spice English fruitcake, Chistmas stolen, Christmas cookies, dehydrated premium fruits, gingerbread man, chocolate Santa, candy canes, hilltribe honey, mango jam, tom yum roasted nuts, red chocolate coated cranberries, The Siam Tea Room tea box and Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay. The Siam Tea Room Hamper has spiced English fruitcake, Chistmas stolen, Christmas cookies, dehydrated premium fruits, gingerbread man, chocolate Santa, candy canes, hilltribe honey, mango jam, red chocolate coated cranberries and The Siam Tea Room tea box. Both hampers are available until Jan 15 with pick up at The Siam Tea Room from Dec 6.


Centara Grand at CentralWorld

Immerse yourself in the spirit of joy and giving with the range of exquisite Christmas hampers from Centara Grand at CentralWorld. Each of these unique hampers is a treasure trove of gourmet delights, including our exclusive house-made passion fruit and strawberry and cranberry jams, delectable nougat, Christmas stollen, marinated olives, aromatic gingerbread, and delightful Christmas cookies, plus a variety of other fine treats. Choose from three beautifully presented hampers: Snow Hamper, Poinsettia Hamper, and Grand Mistletoe Hamper. Hampers can be ordered from Dec 1-25. Visit Mill & Co. and Zing on the ground floor of Centara Grand at CentralWorld.


The St. Regis Bangkok

The St. Regis Bangkok’s all-new Luxury Hamper Set, available from Dec 1 to Jan 31 at The Lounge, is handcrafted in dark olive leather chest. It is adorned with silver locks, studs and the iconic St. Regis logo, and filled with handcrafted confections and gourmet treats, including Cinnamon star cookies, Christmas stollen and Plum cake. The festive journey continues with a chocolate Santa, The St. Regis macarons, Traditional mince pies, Mixed fruit jelly and Champagne truffles. The collection is completed with The St. Regis Blend Tea and The St. Regis Bangkok Little JJ Teddy Bear. The Exquisite Classic Hamper comes with an early bird offer. The early-bird promotion also applies to the Exquisite Luxury Hamper, inclusive of a bottle of Follador Prosecco, IGT, valid until Dec 15.


Sindhorn Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

At Berthold Delikatessen, find the holiday hamper, traditional Christmas stollen by piece or in Festive Stollen Box.


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