Last-Minute Handaan Ideas for the Holidays

Last-Minute Handaan Ideas for the Holidays

Last-minute handaan? Level up your Christmas and New Year celebrations with these delicious food and beverage options



It’s the most wonderful time of the year once again! And, of course, our Christmas and New Year’s celebrations would not be complete without any kind of handaan or feast. We all look forward to having delicious and mouthwatering food and beverages during the holidays, amirite? 


But we also understand that the Christmas rush may have gotten you booked, busy or too tired to personally prepare your favorite meals and drinks for Noche Buena and Media Noche. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are some tasty and convenient handaan ideas that you can enjoy by yourself or with your loved ones during the holidays.



Add magic to your celebrations with Stanford Shaw’s Butterbeer! Despite its name, there’s no alcohol in butterbeer, so it can be enjoyed by anyone, regardless of age. Stanford Shaw’s locally-made and booze-free beverages will surely make you feel warm and cozy during the holidays. Its flavorful caramel and butterscotch combination as well as its rich and frothy taste—with a touch of holiday spices—will surely satisfy your cravings. 


Bottoms up everyone, especially to the Potterheads out there!


Last-Minute Handaan Ideas for the Holidays

Butterbeer (P150 per bottle, Stanford Shaw Website)


Charcuterie Box

Looking for an appetizer that will bring you joy during the holidays? This Grateful Grazing Box serves two to three people and contains three kinds of cheese (brie, gouda and cheddar), three types of meat (jamon serrano, salami and mortadella ham), three kinds of nuts (walnuts, almonds and cashews), crackers, honey, grapes, olives, chocolates and candied fruits. But if you want to cater to a specific number of people or are following a specific diet, don’t worry, as the shop has other charcuterie boxes that you can choose from, depending on your serving needs and dietary preferences.


Last-Minute Handaan Ideas for the Holidays

Grateful Grazing Box (P900, Instagram)


Christmas Holifeast

If you’re a big fan of fried chicken, you’ll surely love KFC’s Christmas Holifeast! Not only will you get a bucket containing six pieces of their iconic fried chicken but you can also choose your favorite KFC platter (mashed potato, macaroni and spaghetti) and drinks to come with it. What’s more: just add P100 and you can get two pairs of iconic socks to keep you warm during the holidays.


Last-Minute Handaan Ideas for the Holidays

Christmas Holifeast (P780 to 820, KFC



Santa Claus is coming to town…or should I say Krispy Kreme is? Their Santa’s Workshop Holiday Doughnuts feature six different flavors and festive designs including Santa, Santa Belly, Jolly the Elf, Rudolph The Reindeer, Holiday Tree and Holliday Sprinkles. So, whether you’ve been naughty or nice in the past few months, one thing’s for sure—these donuts will bring a smile to your face.


Last-Minute Handaan Ideas for the Holidays

Santa’s Holiday Workshop Doughnuts (P485 for a box of six, Krispy Kreme)


Cookie Shot Box

Want to add a fun and sweet treat to your table? Satisfy your sweet tooth with these cookie shot boxes! Each box contains two cookie shots, your choice of drink (Dutch Mill, Selecta Fortified Milk or Chuckie) and 12 mini-cookies. Just pour the drink in the cookie and voilà, you can now enjoy your cookie shot!


Last-Minute Handaan Ideas for the Holidays

Christmas Cookie Shot Box (P350, Instagram)


May your heart be as full as your stomach during the holidays! Bon appétit!



Words MJ Viernes

Art Macky Arquilla

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