It’s time to eat, drink, and be merry! Whether you’re shopping for your foodie friends or yourself, we’ve got you covered with this Christmas gift guide. From postcards for foodies to sustainable cutlery sets, here is our curation of the best food-related gifts you’ll find in Hong Kong. You can trust us for recommendations – as our name suggests, we’re massive foodies ourselves!

1. Taboocha KISS-A-MUTT kombucha

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Know somebody who’s been scarfing down one too many Christmas feasts? Help them improve their digestion and gut health with kombucha from Taboocha! The first kombucha brewery in Hong Kong, Taboocha was founded with love by two Hong Kong locals – 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 Christmas, Taboocha has teamed up with local animal charity, Sai Kung Stray Friends Foundation, to launch an exclusive flavor – KISS-A-MUTT. An apple cider black tea kombucha, KISS-A-MUTT is packed with festive ingredients like cinnamon, warm spices, apples and oranges. For every bottle of KISS-A-MUTT sold, Taboocha will even donate HK$5 to Sai Kung Stray Friends Foundation! Each adorable doggie featured on the bottle is looking for their forever home.

For the holiday season, Taboocha has launched a Merry KISS-A-MUTT 6-pack-special for only HK$200! (originally HK$228) Get your loved ones a 6-pack on Taboocha’s website, or in smaller quantities at their Christmas pop-up at K11 Musea until 27 December, 2020. For more details on the pop-up, please visit their Facebook page.

2. 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 June 30th, 2021 23:59 HKT.

3. Healthy Gourmet Snack Gift Set from Eat Better Kitchen

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Photo credit: Eat Better Kitchen

Nourish your loved ones with healthy snacks this Christmas! Eat Better Kitchen has launched a special gift set for the holiday season, consisting of their best-selling snacks. You’ll be treated to crumbly almond biscuits, crunchy gourmet nuts, and crisp coconut flakes, all of which are vegan or vegetarian, made without MSG or preservatives.

Instead of the usual mung bean powder, Eat Better Kitchen’s almond biscuits are made with almond flour and sliced almonds for maximum nuttiness. To make these biscuits vegan, Eat Better Kitchen has used camellia oil in place of butter and lard, adding a touch of the oil’s cancer-fighting and antioxidant properties.

Know somebody who loves roasted, seasoned nuts? Eat Better Kitchen’s nuts come in five flavors, four of which are vegan! From maple cinnamon pecans to black truffle macadamias, you’re bound to delight even the pickiest of nut lovers. All nuts are refined sugar free and gluten free, made using coconut sugar, maple syrup, and pink Himalayan salt.

The coconut chips come in three flavors: maple cinnamon, Sichuan spicy, and black truffle. Baked, not fried, these delectable chips are all vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free.

The gift set contains 1 pack of almond biscuits, and your choice of any 6 packs of gourmet nuts and coconut chips. Priced at HK$430 (originally HK$466!), the set is only available at their Christmas pop-up at K11 Musea until 27 December, 2020. For more details on the pop-up, please click here. Can’t make it to K11 Musea? You can also purchase the snacks separately on their website!

4. Bakbamboo x Liz Fry Design Bamboo Cutlery Sets

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Photo credit: Bakbamboo

As we’re trying to live more sustainably, we couldn’t resist including our favorite eco-friendly finds in this Christmas gift guide. Created by Bakbamboo and Liz Fry Design, these adorable Hong Kong-themed bamboo cutlery sets are the perfect gift for friends and family hoping to become more sustainable.

Each consists of six unique bamboo utensils, encased in a beautiful organic cotton wrap, printed in three iconic Hong Kong-themed designs. Both Bakbamboo and Liz Fry Design are based in Hong Kong, so you’ll be supporting local businesses as well! Each set is priced at HK$260, and can be purchased on Liz Fry Design’s website.

5. Yardley Brothers Gift Vouchers

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Photo credit: Yardley Brothers

Give your favorite beer geek what they really want this Christmas – Yardley Brothers gift vouchers! Available in HK$100s and HK$500s, these gift vouchers can be redeemed for beer, merchandise, and tours of the brewery. Vouchers can also be used for food, drinks, and merchandise at The Beer Shack – Yardley Brothers’ Lamma Island gathering place for craft beer lovers.

Place an order by emailing beer@yardleybrothers.hk, or to ask any questions you might have. Yardley Brothers takes payment through PayPal, bank transfer, or cash and credit card at The Beer Shack. Free worldwide shipping included, or you can also pick up your vouchers at The Beer Shack.

6. Po Sang Yuen Honey and Bee Pollen

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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. In fact, they’re offering discounts on both from now until 31 December, 2020! Get three jars of royal jelly for the price of two, priced at HK$180 for a 100g jar, and HK$650 for a 400g jar. As for bee pollen (originally HK$120 per box), get 10% off on orders of one box, and 20% off on orders of two boxes or above.

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.

7. By mamalaterre Hong Kong Snacks Pouch

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Photo credit: By mamalaterre

We simply cannot get over how adorable this Hong Kong snacks pouch is! Featuring By mamalaterre’s watercolor paintings of iconic Hong Kong snacks, this cotton pouch is perfect for cosmetics or stationary. If you know a lover of pineapple buns, Hong Kong-style french toast or curry fish balls, you must get them this pouch (HK$140).

8. Har Gao Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Photo credit: Thorn and Burrow

Thorn and Burrow never fails to impress with their selection of the cutest homewares. We discovered this set of Har Gao salt and pepper shakers among their collection and simply had to add them to this Christmas gift guide. These ceramic shakers are made by hand, shaped to resemble “har gao”, the popular dim sum shrimp dumpling. Your dim sum-loving friends are guaranteed to adore them. Get them online here (HK$265).

9. Ceramics course at Two Parts Studio

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Food always tastes better when served on pretty dishware. Let your foodie friends create their own beautiful ceramic dishes at Two Parts Studio. Participants of their Basic Course can make three pieces of ceramic work over five lessons, with each lesson being two hours long. Material, bisque fire, glaze, and fire are all included in the course fee of HK$1,350 per person. Students can even get 10% off with a valid student ID! With two locations, one in Tai Koo and another in San Po Kong, Two Parts Studio is easily accessible to both Hong Kong Island and Kowloon dwellers.

10. The Butchers Club Christmas Hampers 

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No Christmas gift guide is complete without mentioning Christmas hampers! The Butchers Club is offering a range of gourmet Christmas hampers, each packed with goodies your carnivorous friends will drool over. From dry-aged steaks to holiday turkeys, champagne to bitters, these hampers are the ultimate gift that will steal the show this Christmas. What’s more, you’ll get free direct delivery upon purchase of any hamper!

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