‘Tis soon shall be the season to be giving, so we are counting down everyone’s Christmas to-do list. From where to get your Christmas decorations, to the best costume shops in town to get your Santa outfit in, we’ll be pulling out all the stops to making a comprehensive guide to celebrating Christmas in Jakarta.
We’re not really sure how the gift hamper tradition started in Indonesia, but who doesn’t like being greeted by a basket full of yummy treats? Presents are so much better when they’re edible after all! From corporate gifts to delicious gifts for your loved one, here are our picks for the Big Durian’s most delicious Christmas hampers.
Pipiltin Cocoa makes homegrown chocolate goodies suitable for any occasion, and they are certainly not disappointing us this Christmas! Order one of their signature rattan hampers filled to the brim with homemade jam, chocolate bars, and delicious cookies to give away, or pick their collaboration with watercolorist Ayang Cempaka for beautifully wrapped chocolate bars (so pretty you might not want to unwrap them!) You can also get the wonderfully edible Chocolate House that will definitely be a hit with the young ones, and even make a gorgeous centrepiece for the Christmas dinner table!
Pipiltin Cocoa Senopati. Jl. Senopati no. 27 Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. +62 21 3644 6914.
Pipiltin Cocoa Barito. Jl. Barito 2 No. 5 Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. +62 21 7280 0011.
We love popping into this charming patisserie on Senopati, so we were thrilled to find out that they are serving gift hampers featuring some of their best in-house biscuits, truffles and sweets. Christmas hampers start at IDR 350,000 and they are even having a special Early Bird Promo until 20 November 2015, so why not get in that order early?
Cacaote. Jln. Senopati Raya No. 80, Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta. +62 21 2930 6127.
Keraton at the Plaza Jakarta
Gourmands will definitely get a kick out of this amazing hamper from the Keraton. Treat your foodie friends with a festive basket from Keraton filled to the brim with irresistible gourmet goodies like a chocolate Santa, assorted cookies, a gingerbread tree, caviar, truffle honey, and more. Prices start at IDR 1,000,000 and you can even upgrade the gift by adding in a beautiful bottle of bubbly!
Keraton at the Plaza. Jl. MH. Thamrin Kav. 15, Central Jakarta. +62 21 5068 0000.
Surprise your dear ones with a modern take on the traditional Yule Log cake by Pullman’s expert Executive Pastry Chef. Made with love and pure dedication, the Yule Log cake comes in an assortment of delicious flavours to cater to your sweet tooth. You can also pick from two festive hampers featuring two iconic figures: the Snowman and the Nutcracker, both specially wrapped up to contain an assortment of festive treats.
Pullman Thamrin. Jl. M.H. Thamrin 59, Central Jakarta. +62 21 3192 1111.
Keep checking back as we’ll be adding to this list!