It’s Christmas Gift shopping time again and also the time of the year to eat, drink, and be merry (although we think every day is time to indulge ourselves)! Whether you’re shopping for your foodie friends or your foodie self, this Christmas gift guide has it all covered for you. From premium artisanal tea to local art depicting delicious food scenes, here is our curation of Hong Kong’s best food-related gifts. What’s more? This year’s Foodie Christmas Gift Guide only features local shops and entrepreneurs. We firmly believe supporting small- and medium local businesses!

1. Healthy Artisanal Tea by Pekoe&Petals

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If you are shopping for healthy Christmas gifts for foodies, we recommend amazing artisanal teas by our sister company, Pekoe&Petals. Launched earlier this year by our Chief Foodie Officer, Cecilia Leung, who aims to elevate tea culture in Hong Kong and around the world through exceptional teas, one sip at a time. For their inaugural holiday season, Pekoe&Petals has curated three tea gift sets, starting from just HK$128. Choose from Black Tea Royals featuring two rosy and honey-sweet black teas best served during afternoon tea, or Yin & Yang Tea Gift Set which includes both a cooling green tea and a warming premium aged pu’er (especially helpful to aid digestion after feasting during this holiday season), or sweet and moistening White Peony tea. 

Pekoe&Petals has something for your Foodie friends and family in Hong Kong and around the world. Orders can be placed on their website or visit their pop up shop at Handmade Hong Kong’s Discovery Bay Market on December 11, 2022. Our Foodie Fans also get a 15% discount with promo code “Foodie”.

2. New Tea Tasting Experience by Hong Kong Foodie

In addition to our award-winning food tours, Hong Kong Foodie just launched a new Tea Tasting Experience. This is a unique experience in Hong Kong for those who are curious about tea but intimated by the vast array of choices and unsure how to brew, or tea connoisseurs wishing to share their passions with like-minded enthusiasts. This experience is available Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays with morning session from 10:30 am to 12 noon and afternoon session from 2:30 pm to 4 pm.

3. Hong Kong Foodie Gift Card

As Hong Kong relaxes COVID-related restrictions, allowing those entering Hong Kong to eat in restaurants as soon as they arrive, book your tickets to Hong Kong and to our Hong Kong Foodie Tour now! If you know someone visiting our amazing city or even living here, our Hong Kong Foodie Gift Cards would make the perfect Christmas gift to help them explore our hometown. Currently two of our Foodie Tours are operating. Choose between Central & Sheung Wan Foodie Tour Gift Card or Sham Shui Po Foodie Tour Gift Card. Your gift recipients wouldn’t be the only ones ecstatic about being on this experience, you will also help support a local travel business as well as many eateries that have suffered so much in the last three years. One gift, many happy recipients.

4. Taboocha’s Christmas-special kombucha

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Speaking of healthy gifts, we have another kind of tea on our annual Christmas Gift Guide. We are bringing back amazing Christmas specials from our friends at Taboocha, Hong Kong’s first kombucha brewery, founded by two Hong Kong sisters — Lisa and Patricia.

We love Taboocha for their commitment to supporting local farms and businesses by using mostly local ingredients. They also make their kombucha in Hong Kong, and choose organic, non-GMO, fair trade ingredients whenever possible. What’s more – Taboocha is raw, vegan, and made with no preservatives.

This year, Taboocha created 750ml bottles of locally-brewed kombucha, perfect for lunch and dinner parties during this holiday season! To kick off, two flavors are made exclusive for this Christmas season. Choose from “I Made You Banana Bread (for breakfast)”, featuring local organic banana with cinnamon and black tea, and “Kiss-a-Mutt”, Chocolate mint with infused cacao husk and fresh mint in rice pu’er tea. Both kombucha are brewed from darker tea base to cater for a warm, wholesome feel. They received exceptional interest during a recent popup market at K11 Musea. Try it and you and your friends are bound to fall in love with either of them.

Once again, Taboocha has teamed up with local animal charity, Sai Kung Stray Friends Foundation. For every bottle purchased, Taboocha will even donate HK$10 to Sai Kung Stray Friends Foundation!

Get early-bird pricing at HK$350 for a two-bottle set (can be of the same flavor or get both) from now till x. They come in a beautifully designed box and you also get two loving postcards designed by co-Founder Lisa Lam. Delivery is included to most destinations in the city. Single bottles are also available at HK$180 each; delivery surcharge may apply Get your loved ones this two-bottle special on their website. For more details on the pop-up, please visit their Facebook page.

5. Hong Kong Foodie Postcards

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If you’ve been looking for beautiful Hong Kong postcards to send your foodie friends over the holiday season, look no further. We’ve just launched our series of Hong Kong Foodie Postcards (HK$88*), created in collaboration with renowned Hong Kong illustrator Vansketcher!

These postcards showcase Hong Kong’s unique food and living culture. Each set contains four hand-drawn postcards, featuring the foods and heritage attractions you’ll come across on our Foodie Tours.

Starring Hong Kong must-eats from fluffy pineapple buns to stinky tofu, and destinations from Central to Sham Shui Po, these postcards are the perfect way to introduce your family and friends to Hong Kong.

*Each set is priced at HK$100. However, with our special launch discount, you can get one set for HK$88, or four sets for HK$328! We’re offering FREE SHIPPING to all addresses within Hong Kong, with no minimum purchase! When you buy all four different sets, we ship worldwide for free. Discounts end on January 30th, 2023 23:59 HKT.

6. Alvin C.K. Lam Art

Photo Credit: Alvin C.K. Lam Art

If you have been to our Foodie Tours, you’d know that Dai Pai Dongs have become a rare specie here in Hong Kong. If you’d like to capture the fiery energy, the quintessential local culinary experience, as well as the spirit of Hong Kong, go for  a limited print entitled “The Dai Pai Dong” by Alvin C.K. Lam Art. Alvin was a member of our Hong Kong Foodie team who followed his passion in sketching and embarked on a new journey a few years ago to uncover and capture unspoken stories and unsung heroes as he “rediscover” his hometown. The Dai Pai Dong comes in three different sizes and starts at HK$2,980.

In addition to the Dai Pai Dong, Alvin also has a dozen other limited prints (many of them with a foodie theme), all professionally printed on 310 gsm museum-grade Hahnemühle German Etching paper with archival quality ink, individually hand-signed and numbered. In addition, he has numerous greeting and holiday cards for sale as well. 

Place an order on Alvin’s website. Free shipping (or sometimes personal delivery by Alvin himself) for local purchase or international shipping is also available for an additional cost.

7. Po Sang Yuen Honey and Bee Pollen

Po Sang Yuen Honey
Po Sang Yuen Honey

Treat your foodie friends to the sweetest gift in our Christmas gift guide – local honey from Po Sang Yuen Bee Farm in Fanling. Hong Kong’s oldest apiary, Po Sang Yuen has been serving Hong Kong’s community for over 90 years.

We love their lychee honey for its fragrance, and their ivy tree honey for its high nutritional value. Besides honey, Po Sang Yuen also sells fresh royal jelly and bee pollen. Visit their stall at the Hong Kong Brands & Product Expo at Victoria Park from December 9, 2022 to January 1, 2023 for special expo deals.

Po Sang Yuen offers free delivery to Hong Kong addresses on orders over HK$600! (excluding remote areas) For more information, please visit their Facebook page. As their Facebook page is mostly written in Chinese, you can always email us and we’ll be more than happy to help.

8. Macarons with Just the Right Sweetness

Photo credit: Alabella Patisserie

If you are shopping for a loved one with a sweet tooth, indulge them in Alabella Patisserie’s delicious tea-flavored macarons. Since its inception just a short 18 months ago, it has captured the hearts of many macaron lovers in Hong Kong who prefer less intense sweetness. According to its founder, Alice Lau, Alabella Patisserie is “committed to creating the best edible art piece to complement your precious moments in life.”

This Christmas, try their Alabella RichTea Collection Boxset featuring five signature items including Puerh-, Hojicha-, Earl Grey-, Iron Buddha- and Matcha-flavored macarons for HK$300. Orders can be placed online here. You can also follow them on Instagram.

To wrap this up, Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones from all of us at Hong Kong Foodie!