Macadamias are stars of the Christmas season. Their buttery crunch makes them a favourite nut – and one that most people expect to see on the Christmas table. From beauty products to baked goods, there are any number of macadamia-style Christmas gifts that you can make at home for friends and family. However, amid the Christmas rush you often don’t have the time to make things for yourself. Luckily, we’ve compiled a list of some of the best macadamia products on the market that make great gifts or can feature in your Christmas entertaining.
Brookfarm Oven Roasted Macadamias
These delicious roasted macadamias come in two delicious Australian flavours – Saltbush and Pink Lake Salt. Featuring the creamy crunch of lightly roasted macadamias and extra flavour from sustainably harvested pink lake salt or native saltbush, these nuts are so beautifully packaged that they don’t need extra wrapping. A great gift for teachers or to have on hand in case you need a last minute host gift.
- Available from many IGA supermarkets and online.
Salty Co flavoured macadamias
There is something for everyone amongst the delicious Salty Co line up of flavoured macadamias! We suggest Chilli and Lime macadamias for Dad and Cinnamon Doughnut flavour for Mum. But there’s also coffee flavoured macadamias for the coffee-lover in your life and salted caramel flavour for the friend with a sweet tooth. These make a great stocking stuffer.
- Available online from Salty Co.
Woolworths Macadamias Sweet and Salty
Perfect to have in the pantry for when unexpected guests drop by, these roasted macadamias are great for cheese platters or on their own in a bowl as pre-meal munchies. The deliciously crunchy roasted macadamias are flavoured with sea salt and a hint of honey.
- Available from Woolworths.
Panny’s Macadamia Nut Clusters
Another simple gift idea, or ideal after dinner treat, these bite-sized clusters are made from the finest couverture chocolate and crunchy Australian macadamias. Beautifully packaged, they make a great gift for that hard-to-buy-for person.
- Available for purchase online.
Newcastle’s Pudding Lady Macadamia Nut Christmas Pudding
For a macadamia-style twist on a Christmas favourite, Newcastle’s Pudding Lady makes traditional puddings that include macadamia nuts. The puds come in both round and log shapes and if you really want to spoil your workmates you can buy a gift pack which includes a decadent caramel sauce.
- Available for purchase online.
Muesli by The Monday Food Co
Muesli make not be a traditional gift but your friends will love this range of gourmet mueslis made from organic ingredients. Include packets as part of healthy gifts hampers or just keep a packet in the pantry for yourself in the new year. Macadamia and Cranberry Paleo Granola is a particular favourite.
- Available from The Monday Food Co.
White Choc Chunk and Macadamia Cookie Bites from Byron Bay Cookie Company
The way these mouthful-sized cookie bites are crammed with both crunchy macadamias and sweet white chocolate is what makes them so delicious. Their beautiful floral gift tin packaging makes them the perfect gift for international visitors. Smaller packets are available as stocking stuffers.
- Available directly from the Byron Bay Cookie Company.
Macadamia ice cream
A decadent macadamia ice cream pairs perfectly with Christmas pudding, or serve it on it’s own as a lighter, more summery option. Connoisseur’s Caramel Honey Macadamia Ice Cream is a delicious option for larger gatherings and the kids will love their own Milk Chocolate Macadamia and Salted Caramel or White Chocolate Macadamia and Coconut Magnum ice creams. Plant-based eaters will delight in the delicately flavoured Lemongrass, Caramel and Macadamia Coconut ice cream from Zebra Dream.
- Magnum and Connoisseur available from Coles and Woolworths.
- Zebra Dream available from IGA.