Hong Kong’s best Christmas shops
This monster florist occupies a large chunk of space in the Mong Kok Flower Market, offering every kind of bud and plant imaginable. Brighten is a hugely popular port of call when it comes to getting your Christmas tree but the store also stocks a plethora of holiday decorations as well. Take your pick of snowmen plushies, fake gingerbread houses, nutcrackers and a world of ornaments. They’re all pretty affordable too.
A charming little boutique shop that exclusively sells scented candles and reed diffusers. The Candle Company stocks a great range of beeswax candles – which are more environmentally friendly and non-toxic than regular wax candles – featuring Christmassy scents. We’re talking Christmas trees, winter berries, sugar plums, festive spices – filled with cinnamon, orange and clove – as well as ‘Christmas magic’, which is packed with amber, saffron and patchouli. They don’t just smell good, they look pretty as ornaments too.
This swish supermarket is a reliable source when it comes to Christmas decorations. The collection isn’t the most extensive, but it gets the job done. Tinsel, baubles, snowglobes and even DIY gingerbread houses can all be found here. Shop for party sets, food platters and all the booze while you’re there to take care of any upcoming festive celebrations.
The extensive Christmas collection at Francfranc is both fun and chic at the same time. The shop’s got all your must-haves from simple tabletop trees – because let’s be honest, not all of us have enough space for a real one – to gorgeous and lush wreaths to hang on your door. Not to mention, various nutcracker and tabletop trees. The range of ornaments alone is dizzying, they go from classy glass baubles to hilariously cute rotund Santa ornaments to star-shaped LED light garlands. It’s nearly impossible to walk out empty-handed.
Pay tribute to your local roots with these awesome Christmas decorations that feature a Hong Kong twist. Lion Rock Press, best known for its Hong Kong-themed greeting cards and merchandise, has a collection of festive ornaments that celebrate the culture and icons of our fragrant harbour. You can hang up the Star Ferry, a dragon boat and minibus ornaments on your tree while wrapping your gifts in paper decorated with animals holding up a dim sum basket. thelionrockpress.com
On a budget? Not to worry. You can still have your home all decked out as if Father Christmas puked all over it. A majority of the products at Living Plaza are priced at $12, which means you can easily stock up on all your tinsel, ornaments, party hats – we love the one with the cheesy reindeer horns – and festive paper plates and napkins. Sure, some of the items might be a tad tacky but at least you can embrace the Christmas spirit without breaking the bank.
If there’s one place you can trust to have quirky artisan gifts and festive decorations, it’s Log-on. They’ve got a solid range of classic tree ornaments, as well as glass ornaments with mini ornaments inside (it’s like orn-ception). Cover your house with adorable reindeer plushies or illuminate a quiet corner with a cute tabletop LED lamp in the shape of Santa’s hat. For a serious centrepiece, check out Log-on’s optic fibre Christmas trees that could light up the heart of even the meanest Grinch or Scrooge.
Best known for its quirky and irreverent style, this stationery store often uses a dash of humour and quaint graphics to add some extra personality to everyday items. So you can expect the same with its Christmas collection with things like gingerbread man-shaped marquee lights, ornaments of a sloth in a Christmas jumper and tons of fairy lights to hang around the house. Don’t miss their hilarious greeting cards too.