• Ronn Tan

Raya 2021: Your definitive foodie's gift guide



Photo: Splatter


Hello, it's Ronn.


If you're looking for the perfect Raya gift this year (especially for the foodies in your life), you've come to the right spot. One way to celebrate and show appreciation to your loved ones this year is through the presentation of Raya gifts. Here, you'll find a myriad of Raya gift options — from unique biscuits to traditional kuihs to creative gift sets. While you browse, don't mind me while I grab a kuih ketayap (or two).





1 | Raya Wellness Gift Box — Oh Cha Matcha


Photo: Oh Cha Matcha

Specially curated for the festive season, this limited edition gift box comprises of products made in-house the OCMC team. Inside, you'll find two Bunga Kantan, Rose, Matcha bottled drinks, one Matcha Latte Geranium Rose Scented Candle, one Geranium Rose Matcha Hand Sanitiser, one box of Kurma Dates coated with 70.5% Callebaut Belgian Dark Chocolate and Sea Salt, a mystery gift, a hand-written greeting card, as well as reusable limited edition hard chipboard box.


Price: RM155 per gift box

How to order: Here


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2 | Raya Gift Box — Amazin' Graze


Photo: Amazin' Graze

Available until 31 May 2021, this Raya gift box consists of Dark Chocolate Brownie Chips, Peppermint Cherry Brownie Chips, as well as Nuts and Raisins Brownie Chips. In addition, the gift box also comes with a pack of Ajwa Dates.


Price: RM45.90 per gift box


How to order: Here


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3 | Salam Gift Box — Cocova


Photo: Cocova

Wrapped in a batik cloth that can be easily reused as a table runner, this Raya gift box is created with sustainability and mindfulness in mind. Inside, you'll find one Chocolate Cranberry Cookie, a pack of Happy 65% Dark Chocolate Buttons (60 grammes), a pack of Cheeky Hazel Dark Chocolate Coated Hazelnuts (60 grammes), and six matching fabric coasters hand-sewn by Sham, a single mum with an autistic son.


Price: RM89 per gift box


How to order: Here


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4 | Raya Kampung House — Keju by Carmen


Photo: Keju by Carmen

Each Kampung House consists of a roof with four compartments and each compartment is filled with a delightful gift (each wrapped in a reusable batik cloth). Treats you'll spot include Turkish delight, Cotton Candy, Basil Pesto Sauce, and Tanamera's sanitiser. In another compartment, you will find their signature cheese platter containing Brie, Seedless Grapes, Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries, Gooseberries, Brownie, Kurma, Apricots, Cranberries, Pretzels, Chocolates, and Garnish. In addition, the gift set also comes with Batu Seremban.


How to order: DM on Instagram or 012 605 5837 (WhatsApp)


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5 | Jom Berbuka — Unbox by Huff and Puff


Photo: Unbox by Huff and Puff

The Jom Berbuka! gift set comes in a mini wooden cabinet nspired by old-school kitchen pantries found in traditional kampung homes. Inside the cabinet, you will find treats such as Stuffed Safawi Dates with Almond and Walnut, Assorted Nougat and Malban, Mixed Nuts Honey Sweet, and Premium Safawi Dates by Baaji's as well as Sambal Hijau Fig, Raspberry, Fig and Walnut Jam, and Chilli Garlic by Mutiara Figs. The gift set can also be personalised with the names of your loved ones.


Price: RM389 per set


How to order: Here


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6 | Bakul Samudera — Chocolat World


Photo: Chocolat World

Chocolat World's Bakul Samudera comprises of a plethora of festive-perfect treats. They include Bungkusan Lebaran (Seasalt Brownie Biscuits, Almond Biscotti, and Roasted Almond Cluster), Kueh Ma'amoul, Gourmet Cookies (Chocolate Chip Oat Cookies), Gourmet Cookies (Cornflakes Cookies), and Crunch Crunch. Flowers and a basket come as part of the gift set.


Price: RM299 per set


How to order: Here


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7 | Borak Gift Set — Batik Boutique


Photo: Batik Boutique

Featuring hand-crafted batik products made by five Malaysian artisans, the Borak set comes with one Green Banana Leaf table runner, four Green Banana Leaf coasters, a jar of Pandan Gula Melaka cookies by The Skinny Bakers, a jar of Oat Chocolate Chip cookies by The Skinny Bakers, one box of Rhymba Hills tea, six Raya green packets, as well as a voucher for 20% off all picnic rentals from Daily Sparks.


Price: RM279 per set


How to order: Here


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8 | Raya Kuih Platter — Splatter


Photo: Splatter

Splatter's Raya Kuih Platter comprises of Kuih Puteri Ayu, Kuih Ketayap, Kuih Onde-onde, Kuih Lapis Beras, Kuih Sago Rose, Biskut Semperit Dahlia, Gourmet dark chocolate dates, and Gourmet pistachio chocolate dates. Prepared by halal-certified kuih makers, the treats are meant to remind us the simple, everyday moments shared with family and friends.


Price: RM150 per set


How to order: Here


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9 | Raya Bon Bon Gift Box — Benns Ethicoa


Photo: Benns Ethicoa

Curated and ethically sourced directly from the brand's local resources, you'll find 12 handcrafted bon bon flavours in this Raya gift box. They include Bandung, Cendol, Ondeh Ondeh, Salted Caramel, Black Sesame, Hazelnut Gianduja, Pecan, Orange, Caramelised Banana, Almond Praline, Teh Tarik, and Pandan Gula Melaka.


Price: RM68 per box


How to order: Here


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10 | Jom Ra-Yay Pack — The Tapping Tapir


Photo: The Tapping Tapir

The special Raya pack comes with 12 cans (325 millilitres each) — with one flavour each. They include Apple and Vanilla Light, Lemonade and Lengkuas Light, Grapefruit and Chamomile Light, Orange and Jasmine Light, Hibiscus and Lime Light, Guava and Lemongrass Light, Pineapple and Calamansi Light, Marigold Gold Light, Rose Green Light, Osmanthus Black Light, Borneo Krim Light, as well as Rhino Ale Light. In addition, you will also receive a Saya Ketua Rumah Dusty Green apron.


Price: RM88 per pack


How to order: Here


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11 | Premium Extravagance — Marks & Spencer


Photo: Marks & Spencer

Available until 5 May 2021, this Raya hamper — one of seven specially created hampers by Marks & Spencers for the festive season — comprises of a plethora of decadent and premium items. They include Belgian Biscuit Collection, After Dinner Mint Batons, Swiss After Dinner Selection, Swiss Dark Chocolate Truffles, Extremely Chocolatey Milk Chocolate Rounds, All Butter Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers, All Butter Scottish Shortbread with Belgian Chocolate Chunks, Dutch Shortcake, Shorties, Mini All Butter Scottish Shortbread Fingers, All Butter Mintoes, Milk Chocolate Brazils, Dark Chocolate, Gold Rich Roast Instant Coffee, Luxury Gold Teabags, and Sparkling Normandy Apple Juice.


Price: RM529 per hamper


How to order: Here


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12 | Signature Raya Hamper — Valen's Patisserie



Specially curated for the festive season, the Raya hamper comprises of a plethora of the local brand's signature modern traditional indulgences. They include Kuih Riang Madeleine, Kuih Klasik Financier, Unik Onde Onde Chocolate Bon Bons, Coklat Hazelnut Praline Spread, Mariah Matcha Milk Spread, wooden basket, and gift tag.


If you're thinking of getting individual items, the collection by Valen's Patisserie this year includes the Kuih Riang Madeleine Gift Box (RM36) — featuring nine Malaysian-inspired flavours — and the Kuih Klasik Financier Gift Box (RM38). Other options are the Unik Onde Onde Chocolate Bon Bons (RM45) and Raya Spread Gift Set (RM70) with Mariah Matcha Milk Spread and Coklat Hazelnut Praline Spread.


Price: RM180 per hamper


How to order: Contact orders@valenspatisserie.com or 011 1180 1420


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There you go! The gifts above are perfect for family, friends, colleagues, and even yourself — if you feel like it. From biscuits to kuihs and special gift boxes, you have a myriad of amazing options to choose from; apt for the festive season. If you have something you'll like to share, feel free to hit me up on Instagram!