Deck the halls!
Christmas is right around the corner and with so much happening this month, it’s worth getting yourself (and your home) ready nice and early. We’ve cherry-picked our favourite items to transform your house into a winter wonderland. Whether you’re looking for intricate final touches for your table settings, or Hong Kong-inspired ornaments, these Christmas decorations are guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit. Now all that’s left to do is finish buying all those presents…simple!
Thorn & Burrow is located right in the hip and happenin’ Sai Ying Pun with a new branch just launched in Sai Kung (above Live Zero). Along with our favourite chic travel-inspired bohemian décor pieces, art and furniture, you will also find some great Christmas decorations and homewares. Get some sneaky shopping ticked off while you’re there with lots of gift items like stationery, jewellery, bags and purses. It also stocks Louise Hill Hong Kong artwork which is a great gift for family and friends living abroad!
Thorn & Burrow, 1/F, 30 High Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong, 2559 9338
How could we not mention The Lion Rock Press as one of our top picks for Christmas decorations? The Hong Kong Hanging Decorations are sure to add the finishing touch to any Christmas Tree, and this year is no exception. We’ve loved the adorable Hong Kong transportation theme in previous years (featuring the star ferry, tram, local taxis and bus), so we can’t wait to hang the limited edition Virus decorations up this year. Our go-to is the Virus set – complete with masked snowman and masked waving cat! Don’t forget to check out the adorable charity Christmas cards and festive wrapping, too.
The Lion Rock Press, thelionrockpress.com
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Founded by two mamas with the mission to make the little years last longer for families, Little Days is a local brand that offers timeless and adorable decorations that will bring a smile your face. We’re especially in love with the personalisable Little Brown Tag Set, which comes with red ribbons (so you can hang them on the Christmas tree!). Doing some last-minute shopping? Don’t worry, opt for the rush order option for a speedy checkout!
Ever thought of sharing the holiday spirit while making your home festival-ready? With eco-conscious, handmade pieces sourced from local artisans, TREE Hong Kong is one that easily ticks all our boxes. From lively tabletop decorations to beautifully handcrafted wreaths, the items showcase the artistry of the local artisans behind every piece, making your festive decors unique and meaningful. The label has also supported local charities through gift donation events in previous years, so be sure to keep an eye out for any updates and spread the love this year!
With whimsical and aesthetic Christmas decors, Swoon Soirees is here to deliver your perfect Christmas setup to your doorstep. If you’re looking for a no-fuss option, you’ll love the decoration kit, which already comes with paper pinwheels, tassels, and other festive decorations that you’ll need for a cute and cosy Christmas (without the headache). While you’re browsing the decorations, be sure to check out the Santa’s reindeer cookie cutters to keep the little ones entertained. The brand also offers virtual party kits if you’re looking to host Christmas parties social distance style!
Indigo Living is a Hong Kong homeware staple, so it’s got something for every member of the family this season. Whether you’re on the hunt for last-minute Christmas trees and fairy lights, or intricate wreaths and accessories for your Christmas tables, it’s got you covered.
This gem of a store is found on the famous Flower Market Road in Prince Edward and bizarrely, has a huge array of Christmas decorations all year round. Take a trip down the busy lanes with the kids and let them help you choose out some decorative piece for reasonable prices. The website isn’t in English, but you can navigate through using the images easily enough, and you don’t want to miss the great Christmas decorations. We love the colourful wicker reindeers!
Brighten Floriculture, 28 Flower Market Road, Prince Edward, Hong Kong, www.brighten.hk
The little alleys and market stalls in Hong Kong can be your best friend when it comes to finding some bargain decoration shopping.
Fuk Wing Street in Sham Shui Po is a great place to start. The whole street is full of shops and market stalls selling everything from tinsel to trees, baubles and lights. As you continue along the street you’ll also come upon lots of toy shops, so you can grab some gifts for your little ones while you’re at it.
If you want to stay on the island, Tai Yuen Street in Wan Chai is another safe bet. Also known as “Toy Shop Street,” it’s often a walk down memory lane for Mums and Dads with lots of nostalgic toys from our childhood. Don’t worry, you’ll find plenty for the kids too!
With its wide variety of home décor collections, Zara Home is the seamless embodiment of comfort and elegance. Besides, the brand is known for offering stylish Christmas decorations while keeping your wallet holly and jolly. From festive long Christmas candles to chic-looking garlands, you can easily find something to make your living room extra toasty and cosy in a snap. While you’re shopping for baubles and accessories galore, don’t forget to pick up some festive fragrances too!
iDecorate is a haven for small furniture, gifts and chic accessories, no matter what time of year it is. While it doesn’t stock traditional ornaments, there are some great Christmas stockings and homewares to decorate your table settings. We love this XMAS votive set, perfect for tealights. There are some good stocking filler ideas, as well as greeting cards to go along with them.
As the name suggests, Partytime is your one-stop-shop for all things party, making it perfect for families who are hosting small Christmas get-togethers this year. Partytime’s wide range of party supplies allows to you to find whatever your heart desires, whether it be your classic Christmas bunting or something specific, say Christmas piñatas. With that said, everything you need for this festive season might just be one trip (or click, if you’re ordering online) away!
kikki.K, MTR Station Concessions, HOK43-44, Hong Kong MTR Station, Central, Hong Kong, 2812 1900
If time is on your side and you get organised early, Etsy is the perfect place for you! With so many unique items on offer from thousands of independent sellers, Etsy is the place to look for one-of-a-kind decorations for your home. From personalised stockings to unique tree ornaments, cute fairy lights and DIY projects, Etsy is a go-to resource for Christmas decorations. As items are often made to order, you will need to make sure you allow enough time for shipping.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published by Tania Shroff on 10, November 2017 and most recently updated on 4, November 2020.
Featured image courtesy of Getty, image 1 courtesy of Thorn and Burrow via Facebook, image 2 courtesy Little Days, image 3 courtesy of The Lion Rock Press, image 4 courtesy of TREE Hong Kong via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of Swoon Kids & Swoon Swoirees via Facebook, image 6 courtesy of Indigo Living via Facebook, image 7 courtesy of Brighten Floriculture, image 8 courtesy of Getty, image 9 courtesy of Zara Home via Facebook, image 10 courtesy of iDecorate via Facebook, image 11 courtesy of Partytime via Facebook, image 12 courtesy of kikki.K via Facebook, image 13 courtesy of Elena Ferrer on Unsplash