Left your present-buying to the last minute and starting to feel the panic-induced cold sweat emante from your cranium which houses your pathetically disorganised brain? No worries, we’ve all been there, relax friend! Here are some solid gift ideas for the gadget-freak, foodie, pamperer and accessoriser in your life.
Finding a gift for those with an artistic mind can be quite the task, that’s why a trip to the MoMA Design Store is a must. From beautiful stationery to Hong Kong-exclusive items, there’s plenty of unique gifts that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Our favourites include the Andy Warhol Sunset Triptych Skateboards ($4,748), Basquiat Corkcicle Canteens ($698) and a handsome looking Keith Haring Chess Set ($388) that can make anyone fall in love with chess over and over again.
Offering bespoke tailor-made garments such as suits, dresses, blouses and even leather jackets for both men and women, Bobby’s Fashions is the place to be for those snappy dressers in your life. As Hong Kong’s leading bespoke tailor since 1952, every piece of garment is handcrafted in-house by Shanghainese master tailors, using a selection of over 20,000 fabrics from some of the finest mills around the world. What makes Bobby’s Fashions truly unique is that it allows clients to have the opportunity to customise every detail of their garments. From the cut, fit and finishing touches to the usage of threads, pocket sizes or even collar design, the professional team at Bobby’s Fashions has got you sorted.
Shirts start from $500, suits start from $4,000; gift cards available
Do you have a friend who always seems to be munching and nibbling? Always crying out that they’re hungry an hour after lunch? Well, this is the perfect gift for them. Cheesy bites, giant lollipop, chocolate thins, duck pâté, panettone – you name it, Gift Hampers HK has got it. The best thing about these gorgeous Christmas hampers is that they’re environmental-friendly too! Introducing the Eco-Plastic Lite hamper, where there is no cellophane wrapping, tape, fillers or ribbons that will create extra plastic waste. Even if you opt for the Classic hamper, the cellophane used is also 100% biodegradable while the basket inserts are 100% recyclable and reusable.
Get a head-start on your Christmas drinking with this advent calendar for adults that goes beyond the novelty factor by including 24 individual and top-notch whiskies. There are four different calendars on offer that inform the kinds of whiskies you'll have (and the price), but they all offer something pretty tremendous for the afficiando. And if you really want to go the extra mile with the festivities, give the whisky baubles ($298-$398) a try. Yes, it's exactly what you think it is – Christmas baubles with whisky inside.
If you're looking for a gift for the absolute beauty queen in your life, then AO+ Skincare, a patented probiotics skincare brand from the U.S., featuring biome-friendly products might be exactly what you need. Responding to a growing need for clinically-proven, all-natural skincare products to help combat pollution – which, needless to say, is a huge issue in Hong Kong – and inflammatory skin problems, all AO+ products are preservative-free, fragrance-free, and 100% natural, making it perfect for those with problematic and sensitive skin. For first-time users, we recommend trying the AO+ Restorative Mist, the brand’s patented signature probiotic product that contains a “peacekeeper” good bacteria known as Ammonia Oxidizing Bacteria (AOB). Not only is it able to support the natural microbiome on our skin, but it also helps to improve skin immunity, balances our skin’s pH and combats problem skin to restore clarity and balance in just 7 to 14 days! We're sold. For healthy, more confident skin, this is the gift that keeps on glowing.
Presenting its latest holiday edition, the Tinsel $how collection, Fenty Beauty has got the perfect gift for any makeup-loving beauty queen. Featuring cult-favourites like the Lil Stunna Mini Longwear Fluid Lip Colour ($138), Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip and Face set ($218), and the Mini Body lava Travel-size Body Luminizer ($228), these oh-so-fabulous gems will have you shimmering from head to toe all through the season. Still not satisfied? Then check out the Glossy Posse Mini Gloss Bomb ($398), a limited-edition collectors’ set of five mini Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizers, guaranteed to make the perfect stocking stuffer this holiday.
Weighing just 2.3kg and barely taking up more space than a biscuit tin, the new Essenza Mini is Nespresso's smallest coffee machine to date. Though, as they say (not that we'd know), it's not the size that matters because this little machine is big on style, affordability and efficiency. It delivers the perfect cup at home for Hongkongers who are sick of having to to venture out and overpay for a distinctly average cup of joe.
Featuring cutting-edge technology, premium materials and sleek design, the Klipsch T5 True Wireless Earphones in special "Triple Black" edition is an excellent gift for any true music lover in your life. With up to 8 hours of battery life from a single charge, and an additional 24 hours from its sleek, glossy gun-metal charging case, these earphones guarantees to bring the ultimate listening experience.
Dinner parties are fun to attend but as much as your host insists he/she loves having you and the gang over, the preparation for a smooth sailing dinner party can be stressful. That’s why city'super's Festive Blessings Christmas Hampers will be a fabulous gift for any passionate home cooks. Ranging from $1,280 to a whopping $66,888 (!), these luxurious party sets are packed with everything from gourmet snacks and festive confectionary to fine wines and jet-fresh ingredients – basically, the perfect recipe for a perfect dinner party!
$1,280-$66,888; available at various city'super locations.