Ditch the pre-made cellophane bundles and treat your loved ones to curated care packages – see below for product details

1. Calling all bakers! And those with a sweet tooth – this tasty package is perfect for budding pastry chefs.

2. Know a fan of Japan? Feed their umami craving with this gourmet selection of authentic delights.

3. Give the gift of a morning coffee to those who crave a caffeine hit – we all know someone who would LOVE this package!

4. It’s time to fire up the barbecue – this hamper is packed with everything from spiced barbecue sauce to a hard-wearing apron.

5. For a lover of cocktails, wine and everything in between, this combination is guaranteed to the the party started this entertaining season.

Calling all bakers:

Wrong For Hay mixing bowl, $94, and all-purpose bowl, $46, Hay. ‘Kastehelmi’ footed bowl, $39.95, Iittala Australia. ‘Shell’ teaspoons, $25 each, Dinosaur Designs. ‘North Pole’ marshmallows, $6/pack of 3, Black Pantry. Sugar Paper ‘Holiday Love’ card & envelope, $5.50, Petal Met Sugar. Cones, stylist’s own. Star cookie cutter, NZ$8.50, and Fog Linen teatowel, NZ$23, Father Rabbit. Tree meringues, $7/pack of 3, Petal Met Sugar. ‘Crystal Snowflake’ grosgrain ribbon, $1.30/m, Vandoros Fine Packaging. Cake server, $5.50, and pastry brush, $11.50, Heaven In Earth. Gingerbread man, $5, and Christmas cookies, $7/pack of 3, Petal Met Sugar. Mini star cookie cutter, NZ$6, Father Rabbit. Normann Copenhagen beater whisk, $30, BYMR, (02) 9436 2929. Hourglass, $24, Zakkia.

Fan of Japan:

Wasabi peanuts, $7.60/100g, Simon Johnson, Bamboo steamer, $39.99, Davis & Waddell. Col ‘Roly’ wooden cup, $69, Ginkgo Leaf. Soba noodles (in cup), $6.95/270g, Simon Johnson. 2013 Chikuma Nishiki ‘Kizan’ saké, $85, Drnks. Jicon ‘Chrysanthemum’ plate, from $55, Ginkgo Leaf. Porcelain fortune cookie, $15, The Society Inc. By Sibella Court. Soup spoon, $1.65, Chefs’ Warehouse, (02) 9211 4555. Col ‘Border’ tall canister set, $139, Ginkgo Leaf. Paper fan, $18, Hay. Takesan Kishibori Shoyu soy sauce, $15/360ml, Nobu Oceania. Anne Black ‘Tilt’ tile plate, $110; soy bowl, $20; and chopstick holder, $12, Elevate Design. Yoshino cedar chopsticks, $79/set of 30, Ginkgo Leaf.

Morning coffee:

Fritz Hansen ‘Stack #5’ tray, $308, Cult. Stelton ‘Collar’ coffee grinder, $199.95, Design Mode International, 1800 084 258. Torch ‘Mountain’ coffee dripper, $34.56, Kurasu. Kinto ‘Slow Coffee’ filter papers, $8.95/pack of 60; and  glass jug, $27.95; canister, $40, Living And Dining. ‘Seasonal Blend’ coffee beans, $16/250g, Square One Coffee Roasters. Yukiwa drip pot, $203.57, Kurasu. ‘Oiva/Koppa’ serving dish, $98, Marimekko. Almond croissants, $4.50 each, Petal Met Sugar. Lue Japan coffee measure, $159, Hub Furniture. Sugar Paper ‘Very Merry’ card & envelope, $5.50, Petal Met Sugar. Almo almond milk, $9/1L, Square One Coffee Roasters. ‘No. 161T’ filter coffee beans, $18/250g, Welcome Dose Specialty Coffee. Gold metallic ribbon, $0.70/m, Vandoros Fine Packaging.

Barbecue lover:

Steel tool box, $48.95, Muji, (02) 8036 4556. Lillie’s Q ‘Carolina Gold’ barbecue sauce, NZ$24.95, Father Rabbit. Baladin ‘Nazionale’ ale, $68/case of 12, Five Way Cellars, (02) 9360 4242. Brass bottle opener, $22, Zakkia. Rivsalt ‘Original’ rock salt grater set, $59, iConnect Products. ‘Classic’ mini rub set, $40/assorted set of 4, Williams-Sonoma. Raw denim apron, $100, Worktones. ‘Indoor/Outdoor’ fish spatula, $24, Williams-Sonoma. Seasoning sachets, NZ$26/assorted pack of 6, Wild Fennel Co. Hasami goblet, $36, Minami. The Fortynine Studio ‘Flip Flop Slip’ bowl, $38, Funkis. Salt block skewers, $18/pair, Williams-Sonoma, as before. ‘Eco’ ribbon, $0.95/m, Vandoros Fine Packaging. Letterpress flag tag, $8.95/pack of 10, Inky Co..

Cocktail kit:

Marble Basics ‘Basic’ tray, $149.95, The Vignette Room. Bodvar ‘No. 1’ rosé wine, $33, Rosé Imports. Sin-kō-nah tonic syrup, $26.20, Bowled Over Beverages. Tom Dixon ‘Plum’ tongs, $95, Dedece. Sugar spoon, $220, Rowsaan. ‘Rare Dry’ gin, $85/assorted pack of 3, Four Pillars Gin. Sugar Paper ‘Jolly Love Merry’ card & envelope, $5.50, Petal Met Sugar. R&W copper cup, $130, Ginkgo Leaf. Japanese cocktail shaker, $89.95, The Drink Cabinet Cocktail Store, (02) 9517 4632. By Lassen ‘Kubus’ bowl, $209, Fred International. Tom Dixon ‘Plum’ measure (part of set), $170, Dedece. ‘Vintage Etched’ coupe glass, $22, Williams-Sonoma. ‘Aria’ ribbon, $5.75/2.5m, Vandoros Fine Packaging. Fruit, herbs & spices, all stylist’s own.