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The best Christmas gifts for women

Because she will always be worth it

Fontaine Cheng
Written by
Fontaine Cheng
&
Dara Chau
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When it comes to buying the perfect gift for her, be it your mama, sister, wifey or any other leading lady in your life, it’s worth giving your choice some real thought. After all, it doesn’t need to be the most experience or the most Instagrammable to be a good gift. Instead, get her something that shows you truly care.

RECOMMENDED:  For more inspiration, check out the best beauty and wellness gifts or shop for more eco-friendly and sustainable gift ideas for Christmas.

Anya Hindmarch
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Anya Hindmarch

Some of the best things in life are free. The second best things are probably the gifts that help us enhance those freebies like Net-A-Porter’s exclusive Anya Hindmarch printed silk-crepe eye mask. The ultra-soft and smooth silk protects the delicate skin around the eyes to prevent wrinkles and blacks out light for uninterrupted sleep, while the animated print features motifs inspired by Anya’s famous Sticker collection and make for a fun and playful gift for her this Christmas.

Price: $355
Where to buy: net-a-porter.com

Fresh
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Fresh

If you're unsure of what she wants or needs, Fresh’s beauty gift sets are a sure-fire hit. Suitable for all skin types, the Cleanse, Smooth & Tighten Set includes the three major steps in achieving radiant skin in winter and comes with some of the brand’s best-selling including the Soy Face Cleanser, Kombucha Facial Treatment Essence and Black Tea Firming Corset Cream. Another great gift idea is the Rose Deep Hydration Skincare Set, which is a saviour for parched skin this time of year. Extracting the healing properties of rose with actual petals in the solution, the set includes some of the skincare heroes including soothing toner, moisturiser, lip treatment and a face mask for the days she requires a little extra dewiness. What’s more, Fresh’s gift sets come in plastic-free and recyclable packaging so while she’s saving her skin, she’s also being friendly to the environment. 

Price: Starts from $700
Where to buy: fresh.com/hk 

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GHD
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GHD

As the saying goes, good hair days can be the biggest factor in predetermining the overall outlook of her day ahead. So in an attempt to try and guarantee that every day will start off well, GHD has the limited edition Platinum+ Hair Set. So, whether she wants to create covetable curls or sensually straight hair, the smart styler features protective heat technology to style without damage, and provides consistent and even heat to achieve the look she wants. A special feature for those careless moments is the auto-sleep mode, which switches off the styler after 30 minutes of non-use, so she can dash out the door with peace of mind. 

Price: $2,070
Where to buy: sephora.hk

Gift Flowers HK
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Gift Flowers HK

While cinnamon, peppermint and roasted chestnuts are classics for the holidays, nothing quite brings out the Yuletide like the smell of fresh fir. To really get into the spirit of the season, add festive feels to the home with the scent of Christmas with Gift Flowers HK’s adorable mini Xmas tree DIY kit. To pack a merry punch, the trees come either pre-decorated or au naturel for those who prefer to dress their own Christmas shrub. 

Price: $849
Where to buy: giftflowers.com.hk

Time Out in partnership with Gift Flowers HK

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Rupi Kaur’s third and latest book of poetry Home Body is as enjoyable as it is thought-provoking. Walking through her own intimate journey, Kaur shares a series of personal, raw and honest conversations with herself, reminding and encouraging the reader to open their eyes and heart to fill up on love, acceptance, community and change. A great way to inspire her 2022 resolutions, Home Body is a collection of genuine and expressive literary works which liberate women and promote mental health awareness.

Price: $150
Where to buy: At Bookazine stores or bookazine.com.hk

Love by the Moon
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Love by the Moon

Independent jewellery brand Love by the Moon creates delicate and dreamy gemstone pieces inspired by stories of the moon and stars. Blending bohemian style with romantic design, each piece looks and feels exquisite, making it the ideal gift for her this Christmas. For your significant other, consider the ‘Lover’ necklace which features a heart-shaped moonstone that harnesses the energy of love with a cut-out edge of moon phases to echo a ‘love you to the moon and back’ sentiment. The latest ‘Lonely Planet’ collection, which is inspired by the French novella Le Petit Prince, is a reflection of how to embrace loneliness, look beyond the surface, and find beauty in all things. This collection features various gemstones including moonstone, kyanite, rhodochrosite and rose quartz with unique qualities for each and every one.
Price: From $330 to $880

 

Time Out in partnership with Love by the Moon

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Nyetimber
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Nyetimber

No Christmas celebration is complete without a little bubbly, and while there are plenty of boozy gifts you could go with, there’s almost nothing quite as exquisite as English sparkling. Enter Nyetimber, with their most elegant expression and finest release of 1086 Prestige Cuvee Rosé. It’s also a very exclusive and limited bottle which makes it a special gift for someone equally as special. Expect floral aromas, red fruit, cassis, and hints of toasted almonds and freshly baked apple pastry. Other bottles to consider as a gift for someone who is entertaining this season is the Nyetimber Rosé MV or the Nyetimber Classic Cuvee MV which comes with a very festive Christmas gift box. 

Price: Rosé $630; Classic Cuvee $518; Prestige Cuvee Rosé $1,940
Where to buy: winepleasehk.com 

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Creating olfactory experiences since 1870, British perfumery Penhaligon's puts the eccentric and exquisite in fragrances like no other. This Christmas, the brand has a whole bunch of sweets inspired, candy-coated gift options including a mini perfume gift set, an Asia exclusive set the Luna fragrance and lotion, and our favourite, the Travel East candle collection which features four spiced fruit scents of Maduro Leaf, Comoros Pearl, Anbar Stone, and Roanoke Ivy. 

Price: Mini perfumes $480; Candles $670; Luna set $2,060
Where to buy: At Penhaligon's stores

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Whether your bestie is stuck in quarantine this Christmas or you're looking to give your homebody homie a little something, puzzles are always a thoughtful gift. The puzzles by Slowdown Studio are both functional and beautiful (you can frame them after you're done!) and we love the one of La Muralla Roja in Calpe, Spain that looks a little like the popular k-drama Squid Game set with its interlocking stairs, bridges and platforms in various shades of pinkish red. You can order this one with 285 pieces from Kapok as well as other puzzles with 1,000 pieces. 

Price: 285 pieces $350; 1,000 pieces $850
Where to buy: ka-pok.com

The APT Studios
Photograph: @theaptstudios

The APT Studios

Inject a little, or a lot of, colour into her life this holiday and choose a gift from The APT Studios’ stylish prints. The photographs are the works of Hong Kong-based creative talents Sam and Victor (otherwise known as @samishome and @veeceecheng). Capturing rare cityscape moments that feature the pastels of Jaipur to a road trip through New Zealand, and sweeping views of monumental landmarks in Hong Kong, The APT Studio prints make gifts for the avid traveller as well as the home and design lover in your life. 

Price: Starts from $460
Where to buy: theaptstudios.com

For other gift ideas, check out the below.

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