What to buy the foodie in your life this festive season


With Christmas drawing closer,PiccolinaandLuxBitehave joined forces to create a limited edition gelato cake dubbed the‘Snowball’. Made from Piccolinas 100 percent natural gelato, the Snowball will feature a layered centre of coconut semifreddo with roasted almond & condensed milk and a self-saucing caramelised almond pralin, salted puffed rice crunch, coconut gelato, covered in coconut snow and finished with an exploding silver leaf chocolate Christmas party popper.

Available in-store at all Piccolina locations from Monday, 26 November and priced at $85.

San Telmo,Palermo,Asado

Classic Argentinian flavours are now available to take home from The San Telmo Group this festive season. Choose from boxes of alfajores, house-made Dulce de leche and the group’s highly coveted chimichurri. Buying for a serious steak lover? The group also has San Telmo steak knives by Tramontina. Combine a selection into a gift box and nail gift giving duty this year. All products are available for purchase at each of the group’s venues and can be pre-orderedviainfo@santelmo.com.au.

Purchase locations:
San Telmo
14 Meyers Pl, Melbourne VIC 3000

401 Little Bourke St, Melbourne VIC 3000

6 Riverside Quay, Southbank VIC 3006

Terindah Estate
90 McAdams Ln, Bellarine VIC 3223

In collaboration with Twilight Glamping, the Bellarine’s most picturesque winery, Terindah Estate has launched‘Glamping Amongst the Vines’,providing a unique gift for a loved one or friend this festive season. Spend the night perched atop the cliff, waking to sweeping views across Port Phillip Bay towards Melbourne, the village of 15 luxury bell tends presents an experience like no other on the Bellarine Peninsula. Either book ahead directly on the website or purchase a Twilight Glamping gift voucher for guests to choose their stay at a later date.

Booking link:http://www.twilightglamping.com.au/terindah/

Price: $200 per night per tent, not inclusive of food and beverage

Notes: daily picnic hampers available priced at $100 per couple and breakfast baskets available upon request too for $25 per person.

Samuel Pepys
96 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

Made by a family from a long line of winemakers, Casa Mariols Vermut Negre is the perfect festive gift for wine drinkers and cocktail lovers alike. Produced in North East Spain, the vermut is made by blending wine and grape spirit, both made solely from Macabe grapes. The fortified wine is then fermented, distilled and macerated with over 160 different types of botanicals. This light, fragrant and spicy vermouth is a must have for the budding mixologist. A versatile drop, it can be served simply with soda or as a complementary element in cocktails.

Available for purchase:Samuel Pepys,96 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

Price: $44.99


Luxury Belgian chocolatier, GODIVA, is available Australia-wide to those on the hunt for a decadent gift this Christmas. With a special range to celebrate the Holiday season,GODIVA has treats priced perfectly for Kris Kringle gifting, right through to extravagantChristmas boxes which are sure to impress. Those in need of a last minute gift needn’t fret, as four-hour Melbourne metro delivery is available, while customers elsewhere can expect same or next day delivery. If you prefer to try before you buy, do so at GODIVA Emporium Melbourne, Doncaster and soon to open Chadstone stores to taste the decadent chocolates in person.


GODIVA Emporium Melbourne
Address:Emporium Melbourne, 1-040, 287 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Opening hours:

  • Saturday – Wednesday, 9am-7pm
  • Thursday – Friday, 9am-9pm

GODIVA Doncaster
Address:Shop 1099, 619 Doncaster Road, Doncaster VIC 3108

Opening hours:

  • Monday – Wednesday, 9am-5:30pm
  • Thursday – Friday, 9am-9pm
  • Saturday, 9am-6pm
  • Sunday, 10am-5pm

GODIVA Chadstone(Opening Soon)

30 Jacka Blvd, St Kilda VIC 3182

Searching for a unique Christmas present? Give the gift of a memorable dining experience to your friends or loved ones this season, with a gift voucher for iconic Stokehouse St Kilda Beach. Treat someone special to something special: contemporary Australian fare from Head ChefOllie Hansford’s locally-sourced, produce-driven menu paired with pours from Stokehouse’s award-winning wine list, set in stunning interiorswith uninterrupted views across Port Phillip Bay to Melbourne’s ever-changing city skyline. Terms and conditions apply.


Social enterpriseSTREATprovides gifting you can feel good about this Christmas, with each purchase supporting young people in need of a hand. From STREAT’s environmentally-friendly coffee pods ($12), to its in-house festive puddings ($20 small, $35 large) and shortbreads ($12), each product is full of flavour and beautifully packaged, ideal for corporate and family gifting.

For online orders, please head to:https://shop.streat.com.au/collections/seasons-streatingsor choose from a selection of Christmas goodies at the Cromwell cafe located at 66 Cromwell Street, Collingwood.


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