Christmas is the season of gifting, though sometimes it gets hard to think of new and unique gifts for your friends and family.
If they’re foodies like us, I’m sure they’ll appreciate something that’s delicious yet out-of-the-box. You don’t have to travel too far—just check out the Christmas Market at Ang Mo Kio (AMK) Hub! It’s only here for two weeks at B2 of AMK Hub, from 16 – 29 December 2019, so you’ll want to hurry down.
We’ve scoured the rows of shops and compiled a list of six unique snacks perfect for Christmas gifting, at the AMK Hub Christmas Market.
1. Macarons (from Angel Bakers)
Macarons may not be the most original gift, but they’re definitely one of the cutest and prettiest ones out there.
At AMK Hub Christmas Market, you can get your hands on these adorable macarons from Angel Bakers in boxes—six for S$12, and 10 for S$20, with free gifts if you buy more than two boxes.
With cute designs like rabbits, tiger cubs and even Hello Kitty, it’s sure to be a hit with the kids. For the young at heart, you can pick from festive designs like Santa Claus, reindeers and snowflakes.
Sweet but not overly so, it’s a great dessert gift for those close to your heart.
Expected Damage: S$12 – S$20 per box
2. Speciality Coffee Drip Bags (from Oklao Speciality Coffee)
For the coffee lovers in your life, why not offer a gift of speciality coffee drip bags (S$26/10 pieces)?
Oklao Speciality Coffee hails from Taiwan, and you can browse through medium to dark roasts with bean origins from Costa Rica, Panama, Kenya and more. The drip bags offer convenience when brewing, while still retaining the full-bodied coffee flavours.
Consider pairing your freshly-brewed coffee with Crispy Popped Peanut Rice (S$20/two packs), or flavoured popcorn (S$6/pack with three flavours).
Crunchy, light and super addictive, the Crispy Popped Peanut Rice is just one of those snacks you find yourself inadvertently polishing off. You can get it in a Christmas gift set with 10 pieces of coffee drip bags for S$35.
Or go for five packs of assorted popcorn flavours—Chocolate, Brown Sugar and Chilli—in a gift set with 10 pieces of coffee drip bags for S$35.
Expected Damage: S$26 (10 coffee drip bags), S$20 (two Crispy Popped Peanut Rice), S$6 (a pack of flavoured popcorn), S$35 (10 coffee drip bags + one Crispy Popped Peanut Rice OR five flavoured popcorn)
3. Taiwanese Honey (from Taiwan Mei Mei Honey Series 台湾美美蜜蜂系列)
Want to wish someone a sweet Christmas? Send a little Taiwanese honey from Taiwan Mei Mei Honey Series 台湾美美蜜蜂系列 their way!
The Litchi Honey (S$40/bottle, U.P. S$45) tastes great when you dissolve it in water for a honey drink. It’s always great to sip some honey water if your throat is feeling a little scratchy—as it’s bound to be, with all the festive cookies and snacks. I particularly enjoyed the delicate, rose flavour of the honey.
For those who prefer more intense flavours, the premium Honeycomb Honey (S$50) tastes like a thicker, more viscous version of regular honey. Scoop up a little, and let it melt on your tongue.
Expected Damage: S$40 per bottle of Litchi Honey, S$50 per jar of Honeycomb Honey
4. Wild Rattan Tea (Omma Jenny’s & The Wild Rattan Tea)
Here’s something for those of you who are a little more adventurous: wild rattan tea (S$45/tin, S$80/two tins). The only time most of us have heard of rattan is probably in the context of furniture, but did you know that brewing it makes for tea with lots of health benefits?
Drop by Omma Jenny’s & The Wild Rattan Tea for a taste of this unique tea. Pale gold and with a light floral aroma, this tea actually has a lot of health benefits—13, to be exact. It claims to work wonders like lowering blood pressure, improving your sleep quality, regulating digestion and more.
For the health-conscious member of your party, why not gift them this healthful tea blend?
Expected Damage: S$45 per tin, S$80 for two tins
5. Taiwanese Nougats (from Souvenirs Nougat Series 台客誠品 (牛轧糖系列)
If you’re looking for a sweet treat that isn’t overly cloying, these Taiwanese nougats from Souvenirs Nougat Series 台客誠品 (牛轧糖系列) are great for you.
These soft and chewy nougats are available in a wide selection of flavours: Rose, Strawberry, Walnut & Date Cake, Purple Yam, Almond, Osmanthus, Cranberry, Five Grains, Mango, Milk Black Sesame, Sesame & Peanut, and the classic Original.
Priced by weight (S$8.50/100g), you can expect discounts when you purchase in larger quantities. Buy more than 300g, and you get 50g free; if it’s more than 500g, you’ll get 100g for free. And if you’re feeding a large group, buying 1000g gives you 300g for free!
You can cut up the nougat sticks when serving, so that everyone gets to try a little of each flavour.
Expected Damage: S$8.50 for 100g
6. Healthy Fruit Pastilles (from Everything Good Singapore)
I’m sure we’re all familiar with soft, chewy candies—I’ve munched my way through a fair handful while snacking. But these healthy fruit pastilles from Everything Good Singapore are not only little delightful pops, but they’re also good for your health!
Local brand Everything Good Singapore brings us these fruit pastilles (S$20/three tins, S$30/five tins, S$50/nine tins) just in time for Christmas. Available in six different flavours—Orange, Passionfruit, Lime, Grape Seed, Fritillary Loquat and Tea Polyphenols—these chewy candies serve a range of health benefits.
From promoting better sleep, to improving your immunity, to soothing your throat, these fruit pastilles would make a great gift for your friend who’s always falling sick.
Expected Damage: S$20 for three tins, S$30 for five tins, S$50 for nine tins
Still can’t think of what to gift your family and friends? Head over to AMK Hub Christmas Market and browse the stalls yourself.
Psst, if you’re looking for Christmas tree decorations, take a look at the baubles twinkling prettily above the stalls.
Ranging from S$1 – S$9.90, the designs run the gamut from simple glittering snowflakes, to homely signs and lovely plushies. I’m sure there’s something for everyone!
*This post is brought to you in partnership with Ang Mo Kio Hub Christmas Market.
AMK Hub Christmas Market
53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 569933
AMK Hub Christmas Market
53 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3, Singapore 569933