As this year’s holiday celebrations will likely be spent quarantined at home and socially-distanced from loved ones, sending friends and family food as a gift is quickly becoming a go-to option for many, in the hopes to spend the season safely but deliciously.
What better way to bring cheer than a box of sweet treats delivered right at their doorstep.
Below, we list down some dessert gift ideas from online bake shops delivering from in and around the metro.
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If Levain Bakery’s well-known cookies are what you feel like gifting, you can rely on Goo’s take on the indulgent treat—crispy on the outside, yet soft and gooey on the inside.
Pennina Bernabe, the brand’s 22-year-old founder and self-confessed fan of New York’s famous cookie, says their version of the thick chocolate chip walnut cookies and double chocolate chip cookies is a result of multiple trial and error. “I wanted to perfect its texture,” she says.
Currently, the cookies come in boxes of 4 (P350); 6 (P510); and 10 (P850). Just in time for Christmas, Goo has also brought back their bestseller called Goonies, which is a box of 16 (P680) fifty-gram cookies.
For gifting purposes, you may request for your cookie orders to be placed in holiday boxes, complete with a ribbon and Christmas card before delivery.
Goo’s Instagram DMs are open for your orders and inquiries.
True to its name, WKND Bakes initially started producing baked goods on weekends and at home, like many small food businesses that opened during the pandemic.
Today, the Makati-based cakery is well-loved by its followers for their take on the famous basque burnt cheesecake and the Swedish kladdkaka, which is a dense chocolate cake with a crisp exterior and a gooey interior.
This Christmas, WKND Bakes is offering two of their other cake flavors, hazelnut heaven and strawberry shortcake, as one set of minis. Price is at P1,100, complete with a gift box.
Just send your order form via Instagram DM.
Leon and Luna Cheesecakes
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After being laid off from a television network during the pandemic, Meg Ruiz Agunod has turned to baking cheesecakes as a hobby, which she eventually started selling online via Leon and Luna Cheesecakes.
The QC-based brand offers the famous New York dessert in two iconic Filipino flavors–ube (6″/P600; 9″/P1,000) and bibingka (6″/P800;9″/P1,400).
For this season, Leon and Luna Cheesecakes has come up with a special gift box containing 4″ cheesecake samplers of both flavors for only P400.
Place your orders via Instagram DM.
Every Bite PH
If there’s anyone who loves cookies as much as you do, it’s probably Renee Chan. Leaving her corporate job behind, Renee turned her passion for cookies into a thriving online business called Every Bite PH.
The QC-based brand bakes Levain-style cookies packed with premium ingredients. Initial flavors include classic such as chips and walnuts and ultimate chocolate chip, both priced at P350 for a box of 2 and P680 for a box of 4.
This holiday, though, there are at least four new, limited edition flavors from Every Bites such as rocky road (box pf 4/P680; box of 2/P350), white chocolate macadamia cranberry (box of 4/P720; box of 2/P370), and toffee walnut (box of 4/P720; box of 2/P370).
Orders are welcome via FB Messenger, Instagram DM, and Viber.
Art of Butter
The Cainta-based online businesse pumps out freshly-baked pastries like revel bars (box of 6/P220), calamansi muffins (box of 3/P180; box of 8/P240), carrot cake (P380), chocolate ganache cake (P380), as well as cinnabites or bite-sized cinnamon rolls topped with indulgent cream cheese frosting (box of 10/P250).
Though without special holiday boxes, Art of Butter will be adding free Christmas cards for three orders and more this holiday season.
You may place your orders via a Google Form link on their Instagram bio.
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