Last-Minute Food Gifts That Your Friends Will Love!

Most of these can be found in groceries!

IMAGE collage by Trixie Zabal-Mendoza

The holidays can be a stressful time and it's inevitable that you will forget to buy gifts for people on your list. What to do? Hit the grocery or the specialty stores: there are overlooked items that actually make for great gifts.

 

 

1 Krispy Kreme Coffee Thins

What to give your favorite friend in the office who can't live without coffee? These coffee thins promise to deliver on caffeine, and they taste pretty great, too!

 

P150 per box at S&R

 

 

2 White Peppermint M&Ms

Peppermint-flavored candies always makes the holidays more festive. These chocolate nibbles are anything but generic and your chocolate-loving friend will thank you for it.

 

P339 at Rustan's Supermarket

 

 

3 Reese's-dipped Pretzels

Salty, crunchy pretzels coated in peanut butter-flavored chocolate? You'd want to grab a pack for yourself, too.

 

P279 at Landers Superstore

 

 

 

4 Theo and Philo chocolates

Always a no-fail gift: these chocolate bars made of local cacao from Davao and sugar from Bacolod never fail to impress. Newer flavors include turon, ginger mint, and black sesame. Plus, they have beautiful packaging, too.  

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P120 each at several retail outlets

 

 

5 Huer Wine Gums

Wine-flavored gummies take candy-gifting to the next level.

 

P189 at Landers Superstore

 

 

 

6 Van Houten instant chocolate powdered drink

Have a hot chocolate-obsessed friend? This will do the job. Add a bag of marshmallows, too?

 

P249.75 at Landers

 

 

7 Chuao chocolates  

Chocolates made more fun? We're in! Forget about fruit and nut-they have sea salt, chipotle and popping candy, bacon, waffle bits, and more as mix-ins!

 

If you're ready to splurge, Healthy Options also has holiday gift boxes which are carefully curated with products made with all-natural options. Choose from their Sparkle, Shimmer, Glow, and Twinkle boxes and give the gift of good health.

 

 

Chuao chocolates are priced at P345 at Healthy Options, Shangri-la Plaza Mall; holiday gift boxes start at P2,995

 

 

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