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Lomography, Christmas 2021
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Best art and design gifts for Christmas

Your list of presents for art lovers, culture vultures, and fashionistas

Jenny Leung
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Jenny Leung
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We all have that one friend who's creative, full of artistic flair, and always looks stylish no matter what they throw on. We love them for their unique tastes and quirks, but unfortunately, it also means it's nearly impossible to find a gift that would impress them. Luckily, we're here to help! Check out our recommendations below, from handcrafted goods to stylish accessories to art-inspired home products, these creative gifts will definitely get you on Santa's nice list this year.

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Writing Instruments, inks, premium paper and cards from Muze Pens
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Writing Instruments, inks, premium paper and cards from Muze Pens

Find the perfect Christmas gift for stationery lovers and check out Muze Pens’ impressive holiday gift selection of everything from fountain pens and coloured pencils to festive inks and paper! For something that’s a little easier on your wallet, the Caran d’Ache Box of 12 Bicolor Colored Pencils ($220/set) and the 849 Wonder Forest Ballpoint Pen Series ($310/pen) will be the perfect choices. And if you’re looking for something classic, the Faber Castell Loom Dark Green Fountain Pen Set ($490/set) and Kaweco Collection Special Red Fountain Pen ($1,000) are your go-to. Aside from pens, you can also countdown to Christmas with the Diamine Ink-vent Calendar 2021 Red Edition ($700/set), which features a different type of ink for every day in the lead up to Christmas; or Canada’s Ferris Wheel Press 2021 Holiday Special and 2020 Shimmering Ink ($160/bottle) that will definitely get you in a festive mood. Last but not least, top off your gifts with a beautiful letterpress holiday card ($40/card) by homegrown boutique stationery brand ditto ditto!

Price: $160-$1,000 
Where to buy: Visit Muze Pen’s physical store on Tai Nan Street in Sham Shui Po

Time Out Hong Kong in partnership with Muze Pens

Grew from Hands
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Grew from Hands

Crispy on the outside, soft and spongy on the inside, egg waffles and eggettes are two of Hong Kong's most iconic street foods. So what better way to remind you of that tasty crunch than with an adorable eggette pouch? Or how about a quirky egg waffle cross-body bag? Handmade by local leather goods brand Grew From Hands, these fun accessories will surely have you standing out in the crowd.

Price: $520-$650 (egg waffle pouch); $1,480 (eggette cross-body bag)
Where to buy: hk.pinkoi.com

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Lomography
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Lomography

Designed in collaboration with renowned Thai pop-art artist Gongkan, this special edition of the Lomo’Instant camera has three shooting modes – flash-on auto, flash-on manual, and flash-off manual – a built-in wide-angle lens, multiple lens attachments that can be screwed onto the camera, long-exposure setting and more. It's perfect for shutterbugs who like to experiment and get creative!

Price: $898
Where to buy: shop.lomography.com

MoMA Design Store
Photograph: Courtesy MoMA Design Store

MoMA Design Store

To be honest, you really can't go wrong with picking basically anything from the MoMa Design Store. But if you're after something that's a little different this year, check out the exclusive Team MoMA apparel collection. Working in collaboration with Champion and New Era, the new clothing line features a range of hoodies, caps, and more in an assortment of bold colours. Your buddy will definitely thank you for keeping them warm and stylish this winter.

Price: $298-$898
Where to buy: momastore.hk

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Eleanor McColl
Photograph: Courtesy Eleanor McColl

Eleanor McColl

Looking for an artsy gift with a local touch? Multi-disciplinary artist Eleanor McColl has recently launched the Chroma collection, which features a vibrant tangram of neon hues and Hong Kong motifs across a selection of products such as oven mitts, tea towels, notebooks, water bottles, and tote bags. McColl's new products will be available at various Christmas markets across town, so follow @eleanormccoll on Instagram for all the latest updates.

Price: $120-$320
Where to buy: eleanormccoll.com

Lane Crawford
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Lane Crawford

Medicom Toys has teamed up with Japanese brand Bibliothèque Blanche by Ballon to create a series of ceramic Be@rbick aroma diffusers for the home. Available in a variety of funky colours, each ornament set comes with a 10ml fragrance of varying scents. Simply dab a few drops onto the diffuser's absorptive material, and your home will be filled with the gorgeous scent of your choice.

Price: $1,280-$1,380
Where to buy: lanecrawford.com.hk

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Liv Heart
Photograph: Courtesy Homeless

Liv Heart

We can all appreciate a great masterpiece but obviously, not all of us can afford it. So, how about picking up an art plush cushion by Liv Heart Japan inspired by some of the greatest paintings of all time? Instead of just admiring your art piece on the wall, you can hug these soft and pillowy art pieces while chilling out on the couch or even to sleep. There are four styles available, which can be purchased individually or as a set of four.

Price: $235 (per cushion); $888 (set of four)
Where to buy: homeless.hk

Coach
Photograph: Courtesy Coach/Shaniqwa Jarvis

Coach

Perfect for art lovers and the fashion-forward, the Blue the Great: The Art of Collaboration is a joint collection by Coach, Michael B. Jordan, and LA-based artist Blue the Great. Inspired by Jordan’s personal approach to style and Blue’s contemporary take on art, the collection combines the house’s heritage in craftsmanship with sportswear and streetwear to bring an all-gender series of ready-to-wear, footwear, bags and accessories that features Coach's iconic Signature and Rexy designs, updated with Blue’s trademark 'mummy-wrapped' art, as well as a tote crafted from 100 percent recycled materials.

Price: $600 and up
Where to buy: hongkong.coach.com

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