HO~HO~HO~, Christmas is less than a month away! While the holiday is exciting, we have to admit the gifting part is often head-scratching. That’s why we’ve curated a list of Christmas treats that you can find in Mercato that are perfect for gifting. These treats have the cutest holiday packaging that will sure look good on the table.
10 Best Christmas Treats You Can Find in Mercato That Are Perfect for Gifting:
#1 Glenfiddich Alcohol-Infused Pies and Pudding
While it’s pretty uncommon to get Christmas puddings and pies in the Asian context, they’re a staple in the West for the holiday. Typically made with a lot of spices, dried fruits and moistened with liquid like juice or milk, we’ve found these infused with Glenfiddich. Definitely worth trying out, but remember to put a tag, because you don’t want to have drunk kids at your Christmas party.
#2 Traditional Christ-Stollen
Another traditional treat for the Christmas, stollen is a fruit bread made of nuts, spices, and dried fruit coated with powdered sugar or icing sugar. Christstollen gets its name when it is served during Christmas, typically in Germany. There’s something about the icing sugar that makes it magical, and delectable.
#3 Christmas Pandoro
We were so stoked when we found this! The packaging first caught our attention, like it’s the perfect gift for Christmas to anyone that loves sweet treats. Pandoro means “golden bread” and it is a buttery, sweet bright yellow cake shaped like a star.
In Italy, there’s a debate between pannetone and pandoro of which is better, but Italians will often get both during Christmas. Unlike pandoro, pannetone is a dome-shaped sweet, fruity cake and might come in assorted flavors. Like this pistachio pannetone we found. Can we take a moment to appreciate all these Christmas packaging?
#5 Christmas Shortbread
If you don’t fancy traditional and heavy Christmas flavors, shortbreads might be your answer. We found these mini Walkers shortbread shaped like gingerbread men and Christmas trees. The kids will absolutely love these.
#6 Steamed Puddings
There sure is a variety of Christmas puddings in Mercato, from different brands. They’re moist and super indulgent, often comes in a container so minus the hassle of cleaning. The Cole’s Butterscotch pudding caught our eyes, along with other delicious flavors.
#7 Amazin’ Graze Merry Gift Box
Let’s take a break in between indulgent Christmas treat with this Amazin’ Grace Merry Gift Box. They’re healthy snacks with limited Christmas flavors. Snack without guilt and these are great as gifts for your health-conscious buddies.
#8 Oreo Winter Edition Tin
Moving on to sweeter side of things, we stumbled upon this Christmas Edition Oreo Tin and we just had to share with you guys. It comes in this cute blue penguin tin and inside has three different Oreo flavors, grab them before they’re all gone!
#9 KitKat Christmas Advent Calendar
Who doesn’t love advent calender during Christmas? The joy and excitement of opening up a “window” per day as you count down to Christmas, and it’s Kit Kat. Christmas keeps getting better with these treats.
#10 Christmas Edition Chocolates and Sweets
While we would love to list out all the cute chocolates and sweets available in Mercato, there’s just too many. Do yourself a favour and head over to Mercato to explore all these sweet stuff from brands like M&M, Kinder Bueno, Cadbury and more. All comes in limited Christmas packaging, so collect them.
Foodies, we’re so stoked for Christmas! Let’s celebrate the holiday this year at home with beautiful Christmas treats together with your loved ones. Don’t forget to tag your buddies and let them know what they can find in Mercato. That’s all, have a blessed Christmas and buh bye!
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