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Self-care and wellness gifts to shop for Christmas

Thoughtful self-care and wellness gifts you can give (even to yourself) this holiday season

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Time Out Hong Kong
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We’ve made it to the final month of 2020. What better way to reward yourself and your loved ones than to take good care of the body, mind, and spirit? With the pandemic still at large and the weather getting cooler than ever, health may just be the best gift this Christmas. From elegant perfumes and home diffusers to activewear, these gifts will make sure everybody gets pampered this season. By Elaine Wong

RECOMMENDED: Looking for some other ways to treat yourself? Indulge in some festive desserts, or take advantage of these fantastic staycation deals. Meanwhile, don’t forget to keep your body in check with some healthy drinks and tonics too.

Gentle Bro CBD festive gift sets
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Gentle Bro CBD festive gift sets

If you and your friends still haven’t hopped on the CBD bandwagon, now is the perfect time to give it a go, as Gentle Bro has just released two new limited-edition CBD gift sets this Christmas. Set one contains a bottle of lemon-flavoured CBD oil tincture, a pack of CBD gummies, and a CBD body balm. Set two, on the other hand, is specially made for your furry friends, consisting of a bottle of CBD oil tincture for pets and CBD dog treats. If you and your loved ones would like to relieve some stress and anxiety or support your pets’ wellbeing, Gentle Bro’s THC-free CBD products might just be what you need.

Set One: $1480; Set Two: $560; Order online at gentlebro.com.hk

Are you running out of things to do at home? Might as well pamper yourself and redecorate the interiors to spruce things up a little for Christmas. Aesop’s collection of gift kits would be ideal for this occasion, as their festive series aims to elevate your senses and recharge your body with formulated aromas and personal care products. The gift kits contains a selection of cleansers, serums, and other toiletries to treat your hair and body. As for individual products, highlights include the unisex Rozu Eau de Parfum, which is an intense yet elegant fragrance, and Aesop’s brand new Aromatique Candles, fit for any stylish home.

From $450 to $1,300; Order online at aesop.com/hk

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Pure Power Pack Supercharged
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Pure Power Pack Supercharged

If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that health can be the best gift – and this is exactly what The Pure Group is offering us this season with its Pure Power Pack Supercharged. This package gives its recipients full access to 22 Pure locations in Hong Kong (such as Pure Fitness and Pure Yoga), two seven-day guest passes, a month’s access to Purecast live-streamed classes, and a total of $400 worth of vouchers to spend at Nood Food and Pure Apparel. Whether you’re looking to burn off some calories from Christmas banquets, or wanting to reinvigorate your mind and spirit in time for the new year, the gym and yoga sessions at Pure would be the ultimate stocking fillers to warm you up this winter.

Early bird (on or before December 21) $1,388 and up, regular price (from December 22 onwards) $1,588 and up; Order online at pure-fitness.com 

Asaya Festive wellness hampers
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Asaya Festive wellness hampers

Aside from their urban wellness staycations at Rosewood Hong Kong, Asaya is offering a collection of Asaya Festive hampers this Christmas. Containing a curation of premium products and gift cards, this assortment of hampers aims to deliver relaxation and mindfulness to its recipients. The most priced hamper among the five is the Nourishing Hamper, with a Sandriver baby cashmere scarf, luxurious goods from the Japanese French cosmetics brand EviDenS de Beauté, on top of a gift certificate worth $1,000, and many more. With the Dapper Hamper for Him and My First Wellness Hamper for babies, as well as other hampers, there’s bound to be something for everyone.

From $1,080 to $8,800; Order online at rosewoodhkshop.com 

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Flo Diffusers
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Flo Diffusers

Inspired by ancient cultures and the concept of holistic healing, Flo Jewellery offers much more than just sparkling gems and bijouterie. One of its newest patented accessories is their series of Flo Diffusers, which are light-weight and reusable diffusers for you to clip on to your mask, clothes, and bags. Not only will you be able to carry your favourite scent and a sense of calmness everywhere you go, but its graceful geometric designs in silver and rose gold will be a great addition to any outfit.

From $280 to $400; Order online at flojewellery.com 

Lane Eight new colourways
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Lane Eight new colourways

Take care of the Earth while taking care of your loved ones this Christmas with Lane Eight’s eco-friendly footwear. Their latest pop up has showcased new colourways like the Sand & Sea pack, which consists of sandy pink shoes and deep blue pairs. Apart from making these shoes with recycled plastic bottles, the midsoles are newly designed to be constructed with algae, recycled plastic uppers, and vegan suede. As you imagine yourself frolicking on the Caribbean beaches during your next jog with these trendy kicks, you’d know the Earth is also feeling better because of you.

$750/pair; Order online at laneeight.hk

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Good Days activewear
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Good Days activewear

This popular online brand is finally launching a physical pop up on December 1 to 15. Seize the opportunity to browse through their collections, try on your favourites, or buy a little something for your health-conscious friends. Best-selling products include the Core high-waisted leggings, which accommodates all types of movement from HIIT and dance to runs and yoga. Their sports bras and tops, such as the Strength, Balance, and Motion series, are also well sought-after for their flattering and multi-functional designs.

From $380 to $480; Order online at gooddaysactivewear.com

Omsa singing bowl
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Omsa singing bowl

Find some peace and quiet outside the Christmas bubble with the chakra singing bowl from Omsa. Made with bell bronze metal in Nepal, this bowl may help meditators transcend to a higher spiritual realm through sound healing, vibration, and by drawing energy from the ground. The bowl is three inches wide and rings at the note of ‘C’, which symbolises the root chakra, and brings forth a sense of balance and stability. The product comes in a stunning red box, handmade with lokta fibre, a wooden wand, and a cotton pillow.

$450; Order online at omsa.world

 

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Bala weight bangles
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Bala weight bangles

Weighing one pound each, Bala’s weight bangles are not only a chic accessory, but they also function as a piece of versatile workout equipment. Whether you’re at the gym or just doing your chores, you can wear these bangles on your wrists or ankles for a constant but comfortable resistance, so that every movement counts towards your body. While there are also half-pound and two-pound bangles for those who need a lighter or a more demanding workout, the one-pound collection features the most colours, ranging from charcoal and bone to banana, cherry, and lilac. The three special-edition designs are also only available as one-pound bangles, with a rainbow style to celebrate the pride movement, and the Pibble (deep violet) charity design to bring attention to animal shelters and rescuing pit bulls.

From around $417/set of two 1lb bangles; Order online at shopbala.com 

LifeHub Sleep Drops
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LifeHub Sleep Drops

 

After launching their at-home coronavirus testing kitsLifeHub is back with another new product to combat an ongoing issue for many Hongkongers: sleep – or the lack thereof. Introducing Sleep Drops, a sleeping aid that contains ‘intelligent’ melatonin, this product is designed to relax your body and brain, so that you can fall asleep more easily, and stay asleep throughout the night. Simply put 2 to 3 drops onto your tongue, half an hour before you hit the bed, and you’re in for a good night’s sleep. Oh, and don’t wake us up until 2020 is over, please?

$480/30ml; Order online at thelifehub.com 

Christmas Gift Guide 2020

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