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The best places to buy last-minute Christmas gifts

Not left yourself with much time to do Christmas shopping? We've got you covered.

By Time Out Hong Kong
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With only a week to go until Christmas, some of us are still stressed with the onerous task of finding an original and thoughtful gift for our loved ones. As we scramble to find the perfect present for anyone from beauty connoisseurs to holiday homebodies, here is our gentle nudge in the right direction with a roundup of the best places in Hong Kong to look for a Christmas present on short notice. By Carina Fischer

RECOMMENDED: After you've shopped 'til you've dropped, why not reward yourself with a meal at a restaurant with a view or with a Christmas cocktail!

best places to buy last-minute Christmas gifts

PMQ Xmas
PMQ Xmas
PMQ

PMQ

Attractions Sheung Wan

What was once a dormitory for police officers has been revitalized into a creative destination that sees the perfect marriage of culture and tradition with chic modernity. This winter, nine of their local brands have teamed up to create a limited edition series of home decorations, apparel and accessories inspired by the neon lights of the city – the perfect gifting options for locals or visitors alike. On top of this event, be sure to check out Hong Kong Oapes, where intricately designed and hand-crafted jewellery take the form of classic Hong Kong street food, including egg tarts and egg waffles.

Moma christmas
Moma christmas
Moma

Moma Design Store

Shopping Art, craft and hobbies Tsim Sha Tsui

The Moma Design Store at K11 Musea carries a whimsical selection of products that fuse functionality with cutting edge design. With a vast range of goods from elegant vases and sleek stationery to cosy sweatshirts and nifty tech gadgets, you are sure to find a thoughtful gift for even the hardest to please. Our recommendation for a foolproof gift would be any product from their exclusive skyline series, which sees a fluorescent rendition of the Hong Kong skyline repeated across a range of products from totes to tees.

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Lush xmas
Lush xmas
Lush

Lush

Shopping Central

Lush offers an expansive array of deliciously scented bath and beauty products, from their cult-status bath bombs and shower gels to nourishing body creams, bath melts and even makeup. Any one of these products will prove the perfect gift for those that need to destress – which is most of us in this hectic city. To make things even easier, Lush also offers Christmas sets that combine a selection of their famous holiday products. We recommend ‘Christmas Bathtime Favourites’, a set featuring eight of their iconic bath bombs, in exclusive holiday scents.

Goods Of Desire
Goods Of Desire
Goods Of Desire

Goods Of Desire

Shopping Soho

Goods of Desire is a quirky lifestyle brand that puts unique Hong Kong-inspired twists on classic designs, often vamping up their clothing and accessories with quintessential Hong Kong symbols and motifs. Their heat-sensitive mugs glow with the neon street lights that Hong Kong is known for, while their leather crossbody bag takes the shape of a typical Hong Kong letterbox. Sleeping masks are adorned with ‘out of service’ signs and cheeky graphic tees convey subtle messages of profanity. These outside-the-box, tongue-in-cheek gifts are the perfect eclectic yet memorable gift.

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Diptyque xmas
Diptyque

Diptyque

Shopping Central

Candles are a wonderfully warming and festive gift option that can be given without risking coming across as kitschy or overly cliched. Diptyque creates sophisticated and timeless scents, with candles housed in beautifully decorated glass that can be kept long after the wax has burnt down. For a particularly stunning holiday choice we recommend their limited edition ‘Lucky Flowers’ candle, a rich scent with notes of clove, aniseed and rose. The limited-edition colorway depicts prosperous and fortune-bearing figures including maneki-neko (fortune cat), and a carousel can be added atop the candle for added decoration.

Homeless
Homeless
Homeless

Homeless

Shopping Home decor Causeway Bay

Aptly named, Homeless is a concept store with an eccentric assortment of everything from designer furniture, stuffed animals and lighting fixtures to stationery, crockery and pretty much anything else that may cross your mind. We are particularly fond of their stacked accessory dish for a chic and efficient way to organize jewellery and their quaint smart book light, an inconspicuous looking book which opens up to become an effective light source.

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Sephora
Sephora
Fenty Beauty

Sephora

Shopping Central

Sephora is the one-stop shop for all the beauty lovers in your life. With a plethora of options for enthusiasts and aficionados alike, Sephora’s curated makeup and skincare sets make for the perfect opportunity to allow your friend, family or loved one to try new products and experiment with colours that may be outside of their comfort zone. Fenty Beauty’s Glossy Posse is a failsafe choice, featuring five shades of Rihanna’s beloved gloss bomb formula. Alternatively, Drunk Elephant’s Out Of Office skincare trio is the perfect pick-me-up containing lip balm, hydrating marula oil and an anti-pollution sunshine serum.

Mandarin Oriental
Mandarin Oriental
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Mandarin Oriental

Things to do Central

For those looking to gift the comfort of food, drink and relaxation, Mandarin Oriental offers fuss-free hampers, festive cookie and tea sets and pampering spa and salon treatments. Their hampers include a selection of goodies including an entire Panettone, Christmas pudding and their iconic rose jam, whilst their Holiday Cookies and Taste of Legend Tea was made in collaboration with Shanghai Tang featuring Mandarin Oriental’s covetable cookies and tea in stunning, collectible tins.

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Log-on Xmas
Log-on Xmas
Log-on

Log-on

Shopping Cards and stationery Causeway Bay

Log-on houses an incredibly versatile selection of goods, with a price range that can stretch to any budget. Their offerings range from casual, fun knickknacks to more heavy-duty tech appliances, all with aesthetically pleasing and often amusing designs. Pick up a Bluetooth polaroid printer for the aspiring photographer, a ukulele for the experimental musician and smaller items like pineapple bun-shaped hand warmers or natural lip balms for the perfect add-on gift.

Ethos Xmas
Ethos Xmas
Ethos

Ethos

Restaurants Italian Shek Tong Tsui

Ethos is a lifestyle boutique that carries a plethora of thoughtfully curated products including apparel, home goods, publications and jewellery. Creativity and craftsmanship are fundamental components of Ethos’ values, and they seek to bring their refined edit of goods as an innovative source of inspiration to visitors. Opt for stylishly modern and weatherproofed rain jackets from Rains, or explore minimal, pared back Scandinavian home goods at Hay.

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