By Natalie Foxwell
By now the tree is up, the decorations are out and a feeling of Christmas is in the air. After downloading the latest festive soundtrack to play over the holidays, you need to think about feeding the family. With so many options out there, here is our list to help you find indulgent hampers and sweet treats for a good cause.
This festive season find your way to Éclair at Andaz Xintiandi, Shanghai to indulge in the Éclair Christmas Hamper. This is the perfect gift of indulgent delights with chocolates, macarons and other holiday-inspired treats delightfully packaged and ready to take away. Prices start from RMB288.
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Christmas hampers filled with charming festive handcraft goodies are available at the Pastry Boutique (first floor). From cookies to assorted holiday favorites, perfect for gatherings at home or as gifts and stocking-fillers for loved ones this holiday season. Prices start from CNY1,588.
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Supporting the Hyatt Thrive corporate responsibility program, Hyatt on the Bund is continuing its commitment to local communities with 'Cookie tins for love.' This festive season, purchase a cookie tin painted by people with special needs from the World of Art Brut Culture (WABC) and five percent of the purchase price will be donated to the organization. Price is RMB68.
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Making your own gingerbread house can be a truly memorable family experience during the festive season. The talented culinary team at InterContinental Shanghai NECC have created a special 'DIY Gingerbread House,' which includes all the ingredients and pre-baked pieces making assembly easy and enjoyable for you and your loved ones. Price is RMB368 net per box.
In the spirit of corporate social responsibility during the season of giving, InterContinental Shanghai NECC has teamed up with Mifan Mama. This non-profit organization focusing on children in need who are based in Shanghai, bring a little cheer and joy to their lives. Guests can purchase the 'Love Me Flying Piggy' and 'Gingerbread Cookies,' with proceeds donated to the Mifan Mama Organization.
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Looking for to-go holiday meals? Reserve a special Christmas hamper all month long from 360 Gourmet to enjoy a festive dinner at home. Available throughout December and priced at RMB2,288 net per Christmas hamper.
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The ultimate hamper for your Christmas celebration can be found at the Festive Hamper Shop within The Langham, Shanghai, Xintiandi. Filled with an elaborate array of gourmet delights and fine wines, it's a first-class choice for spoiling your family, friends or colleagues. From a bottle of Perrier-Jouet NV to Christmas fruit cake and Iberian ham, this impressive hamper has something for everyone to enjoy. Price is RMB4,552.
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Kempi Deli is here to satisfy your festive sweet tooth this season. Be tempted by yummy bites such as Christmas cookies, authentic Stollen and log cakes, mounds of mouth-watering chocolates, and cute gingerbread houses. Prices from RMB38 net to RMB688 net.
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Three specially designed Peninsula hampers are guaranteed to spread some holiday cheer. Hampers consist of The Peninsula homemade chocolates, cookies, stolen, Peninsula Snowpage dolls, fruit cakes, The Peninsula Champagne and festive stockings. Priced from RMB1,888 plus 16.6 percent surcharge.
You will be delighted by The Peninsula Boutique’s artisan Christmas Fruit Cake. Prepared from an heirloom recipe dating back over 100 years from Executive Chef Terrence Crandall's grandmother 'Josephine.' The Peninsula Christmas Fruit Cake is a tantalising blend of the finest fresh and dried fruits soaked for a year in Cognac, premium nuts and fragrant spices. Served with afternoon tea, a slice of Christmas Fruit Cake is a treasured seasonal treat. Priced at RMB320 plus 16.6 percent surcharge.
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