She’s making a list and checking it twice…
It’s not unusual for mamas to have every friend and family member’s gift sorted right from the get go. After all, we’re all about that efficient early-bird shopping at festivals and fairs, right? If you’re still thinking about what to get your hubby or the kiddos, make sure to check out our guides for some special perks. But enough about them, this gift guide is just for you! That’s right mamas, we’ve saved the very best for last. We’ve come up with a list of all that we’re coveting this holiday. Time to treat yo’self or let someone treat you!
Diamonds are a mama’s best friend, because after all, you can never have too many pieces right? We are huge fans of Niya K, a luxurious jeweller offering gorgeous diamond pieces at a great price. Started by Niyati Kapadia, a fashion graduate from New York with a family background in the diamond jewellery industry, she definitely knows what works for every style. We have our eyes on a few special numbers for our wish list this holiday! You can never go wrong with a pair of the classic Diamond Stud Earrings ($25,000) or a chic Eternity Pendant ($4,300). We have our eyes set on the timeless Infinity Bracelet ($5,000).
Niya K has kindly offered Sassy Mama readers a special discount of 5% off any of the three items mentioned above (earrings, pendant or bracelet) by simply quoting, SassyChristmas.
Available at www.niya-k.com
It’s no secret that most mamas love a good piece of jewellery especially if it’s from Monica Vinader. The brand is synonymous with effortlessly chic, exceptional quality and gorgeous designs. The best bit? Monica Vinader offers a personalised touch via complimentary engraving services on most of the pieces making sure every single one is that much more special and suited for the wearer.
We’re loving the Nura collection (HKD $1,500 – 30,000) which was inspired by sea-tumbled pebbles, reef fragments and shells. The vibrant Turquoise gemstones along the plain and pavé diamond finishes is what makes this collection so eye-catching. Speaking of which, we’ve got our eyes on the Nura Stone Ring Stack. You can either wear the rings individually or stack them all up for a festive versatile extraordinary hand piece for your upcoming Christmas parties.
Available at www.monicavinader.com
If you’re stuck on what to gift that mama in your life, nothing says, “I appreciate you” more than a hamper full of all the essentials for a pampered night in. After all, an indulgent at-home spa alone (aka sans kiddos running around!) is definitely at the top of our list! Gift Hampers HK is Hong Kong’s premium online shop for gift hampers making shopping easy with the simple click of a button (which includes a complimentary delivery service to boot!). We are eyeing the Dreamy Night Gift Hamper (HKD $99 – $8299) which has everything you need for a much needed relaxing “me time” sesh. The hamper has a bottle of Moet & Chandon Ice Imperial (yes, please!), champagne flutes, luscious soaps, and bath salts with rose petals all packaged in a gorgeous luxury gift box.
Available at gifthampers.com.hk
Shopping for unique jewellery? British Jewellery Designer Sophie Harley London offers a bespoke design service that’s ideal for Christmas gifts. Sophie’s handmade jewellery is made only using precious metals and stones. She flies the flag for a truly British brand and is well known for designing the legendary Algerian Love Knot necklace and earrings for the James Bond film Casino Royale, but her everyday studs and bracelets have definitely caught our eye! All of Sophie’s designs are created and manufactured in London using traditional techniques, so you can be sure you’re getting top quality gear. The brand’s distinctive style of incorporating symbols of love, hope and liberation make this a perfect gift for loved ones (and yourself!) over the festive season.
Available at www.us.sophieharley.com
The Slow Mode offers unique, hand crafted gifts with beautiful details. Whether you’re looking for sustainably-made fashion, homeware or natural beauty care, this place has got you sorted. Featuring everything from awarding winning face serums, crystal infused body mists, sustainable storage baskets to hand dyed linen dresses. This Christmas, we’ve got our eye on these Moonstone Soleil Gold Earrings. This limited piece is solid sterling silver, with the highest quality gold plating (gold vermeil), and adorned with beautiful moonstones. Subtle statement keepsakes to wear through 2018? Check!
Available at www.theslowmode.com
Nothing says Christmas better than a little sweet treat. If you’re looking for a unique and heartwarming take, CHOCO CHOCO has mastered the culinary art! This year, it’s put together a brand new “house” chocolate box, filled with newly created colourful gemstone chocolates in an array of different styles and flavours. Take your pick from the four gorgeous jewel-inspired treats (we love the sound of Ruby, filled with almond and caramel) or three additional favourites: the coconut-infused white chocolate, the decadent dark chocolate “four brothers”, and the “almond rocher”. Need further tempting? The original price is $428 and the Christmas special is going for $388. These experts believe that festive gifts should look as good as they taste – something every mama can get on board with!
Available at www.chocochoco.com.hk
kikki.K is all about bringing gorgeous Swedish design principles into stationery, gifts and organisation solutions. Fill your 2018 pages up in style with this Sweet Diary Gift Pack, featuring an A5 weekly diary, an everyday ballpoint pen and a pack of magnetic page markers – perfect for highlighting important dates in your diary! The hand-illustrated designs are sure to add a touch of sweetness to your year, whether you’re gifting it or keeping it for yourself. Needless to say, there is an empowering sense of calm that comes from being organised – and parents all over the globe are ready to get on board. This store also stocks a range of gorgeous gifts for the home and kids this festive season, so check out the kikki.K website or Facebook for more!
The most coveted bag of the season has been reinterpreted into a beautiful evening bag, perfect for all the holiday parties this season! Created by Jasmin Larian, Cult Gaia designs boasts of gorgeous, almost architecture-like pieces that are timeless. The original wooden Gaia’s Ark bag has had an elevated update for a night clutch! We’re loving the mini Acrylic Ark in Graphite (USD $278) which comes with a dust bag (which can also be used as an inner liner in the bag!) and box. The design and colour practically goes with everything! Available online and ships internationally.
Available at cultgaia.com
What’s better than the gift of baby-smooth skin? Our Sassy Mama Editor swears by Tatcha, a skincare line based on the rituals of geishas through a four-step process. Treat mama to an at-home facial with the Balancing Ritual Kiri Collection (USD $368) which will leave her feeling and looking more radiant. Perfect for normal to oily skin, the kit includes Pure One Step Camellia Cleansing Oil, Balanced: The Deep Polish, The Essence, Radiant Deep Brightening Serum and Balanced: The Water Cream, all of which is beautifully wrapped in a handmade kiribako, a Japanese wooden box.
Available at Lane Crawford, Net-a-porter and online at www.tatcha.com
If you’re looking to celebrate the season with silky smooth scents, Acqua di Parma is set to get the job done. We love the sound of the complete Magnolia Nobile set, complete with an 100ml fragrance, a body cream, and a shower gel ($1,775). Dedicate some much needed mama-only time and spend some time enjoying the simple act of relaxing. Plus, as the whole Acqua di Parma collection is available in Lane Crawford, Causeway Bay Times Square, you can go check out the fragrance that suits you best!
Available at www.lanecrawford.com
Looking to up your contemporary home décor collection? If you’re planning a party, this set of four martini glasses from 8 Oak Lane are a fab addition to any dinner. Made out of glass with a hammered, gold-tone metal stem, it’s a fun, unusual finish that makes the product a fool-proof gift. Merging mid-century glamour and practicality, these are a great addition to any mama’s collection. Time to shake up some martinis and cheers to the festivities!
Read more: Practical and Playful Gifts for the Home
Available at Shopbop
Featured image sourced via Getty Images, Image 1 courtesy of Niya-K, Image 2 courtesy of Monica Vinader, Image 3 courtesy of Gift Hampers HK, Image 4 courtesy of Sophie Harley, Image 5 courtesy of The Slow Mode, Image 6 courtesy of Choco Choco, Image 7 courtesy of kikki.K, Image 8 courtesy of Cult Gaia, Image 9 courtesy of Tatcha, Image 10 courtesy of Lane Crawford, Image 11 courtesy of Shopbop.