We all love our foodie friends, don’t we? They’ve always got the best restaurant recos, they make fabulous company at the dinner table, and they’ll eat almost anything. This makes them super easy to shop for—you just have to know a gift-worthy treat when you see one.
Below, we break down the best picks from 22 food & drink categories to help your holiday hoarding along. We’ve got everything from indulgent salted egg chips and matcha jam to gourmet tuyo. Not only is everything a fun feast for the palate, they’re also squarely within budget. Good for them, good for you. Now, dig in!
CHIPS & CRISPS
Healthier alternatives for the deep-fried grease bombs we all know and love. SHOP IT: Crackle Chips Salted Egg Chips Tub (170g), P220, Oh So Healthy Kimchi Crisps (50g), P110, Stip’s Chips Salted Egg Fish Skin (Original), P295, Cornitos Nacho Crisps Nacho Cheese & Herbs (150g), P120, Banana Chief’s Ripe Giant Banana Chips, P195
COOKIES, BISCUITS, & TRAIL MIXES
Sweet enough to satiate sugar cravings without going overboard. SHOP IT: Honest Junk Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, P110, Pili & Pino Chocolate Cacao Nib Cookies (180g), P180, Sejoyia Salted Caramel Coco-Thins Cashew Cookies, P299, The Green Tummy Nutty & Nice Trail Mix, P199, The Archipelago Food Beverage & Co. Superfood Trail Mix, P95
CHOCOLATE & CACAO
Perfect for the chocoholic who’s a total sucker for the finer points of cacao. SHOP IT: Coco Dolce 65% Dark Chocolate (100g), P220, Eating Evolved Almond Sea Salt Chocolate Bar, P280, Natural Health Cacao Nibs (Coated), P195, Cacao Culture Farms Pure Tablea, P150, Katshappyfood Mocha Chocolate Mix, P280
NUTS & NUT BUTTERS
Sweet and savory must-tries for the lover of all things nutty. SHOP IT: 7Grains Company The Good Peanut Butter (400g), P240, Theo & Philo Peanut Chocolate Spread, P220, Nutwalker Butter Toffee Pecan, P198, Blue Diamond Natural Toasted Almonds, P218, Manila Superfoods Hazelnut (50g), P125
DRIED FRUIT & JAMS
All the perks of fruit without the shelf life. SHOP IT: Buko Foods Buko Organic Coconut Spreads Gift Pack, P250, Pili & Pino Matcha Tea Jam, P175, Fynbo Raspberry Preserves, P197, Healthy Munch Dried Apricots (80g), P125, The Green Tummy Organic Dried Goji Berries (50g), P120
GRAINS & SEEDS
COFFEE, TEA & COCOA
Top-tier starter picks for the barista-to-be. SHOP IT: Kaffea Kaffea Coffee With Coco Sugar (12 Sachets), P220, Manila Superfoods Flower Tea (10g), P115, Cacao Culture Farms Cacao Tea in Tea Bags (15 Bags), P180, Dipbrew Coffee Co. Hazelnut Vanilla Coffee Bag, P260, By the Hour Kapeng Barako Coffee Beans from Lipa, Batangas, P290
NOODLES, WRAPS & BAKING ESSENTIALS
Ideal, easy-to-use bases that work for every single meal. SHOP IT: 7Grains Company Edamame Protein Pasta, P160, Nuco Original Organic Coconut Wraps, P149, Sift Cacao Pancake Mix, P280, Pili & Pino Chocolate Pancake Mix, P195, Greenola Organic Coconut Flour (500g), P120
Ready-to-eat, homemade viands and dips that taste freshly cooked. SHOP IT: Gustazo Sundried Tomato Sardines (225g), P135, Gustazo Pomodoro Tinapa (225g), P187, Native Gourmet Crab Paste Hot & Spicy Taba ng Talangka (8oz), P295, Native Gourmet Gourmet Laing Hot & Spicy 8oz, P245, Chili Chili Bang Bang Bite the Bullet (300g), P225
SUGARS & SWEETENERS
Options for the sweets-obsessed looking to wean themselves off of white sugar. SHOP IT: Bzzz PH Honey (350ml), P280, Nature’s Kick Honeystix/True Lemon Pack, P275, Farm to Folk Organic Coconut Nectar Syrup (250ml), P225, Il Cane Organics Muscovado Rocks (500g), P151, Natvia Organic Stevia Stevia 40 Stick Pack (2g), P207
Now, eat, drink, and be merry!
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