‘Tis the season to gift presents…
Handwritten cards, presents under the tree and stockings stuffed to the brim: it’s no surprise that Christmas is universally known as the most wonderful time of the year.
We know the big day is quickly approaching, so we’re here to lend a helping hand with a list of last minute stocking fillers. From cosy scarves, to glossy lip lacquers, we’ve lined up everything on our wish list (because you know it’s a great gift, when you’d love to receive it yourself!). We’ve even got an exclusive perk lined up for you – just in time for your Secret Santa shop!
The best bit? Everything is under $150. Yup, shopping’s never been so easy (oops!). Since they’re all within budget, you don’t have to make the dreaded decision of picking just one. Parcel them together, or add them to existing gifts to make sure your present ticks all the boxes…
The festive season is the perfect time to bundle up in your cosiest knits and fish out your faithful winter warmers!
Brought to Hong Kong directly from the Himalayas, these snuggly neck scarves from Elephant Rose come in a huge array of colours and patterns. With 15% of purchases going directly towards supporting WONDERWorks, this gift plays an integral part in aiding one of the charity’s many life-changing campaigns! With our very own Sassy Girl, Lexi heading the initiative, this is a cause especially close to our hearts!
Available here from Elephant Rose for $60.
Read more: Sassy Mama Supports: WONDERWorks
In case you didn’t already know, we’re HUGE fans of The Lion Rock Press, and all the unique gems they offer… From the cutest wrapping paper and gift tags, to intricate little Christmas ornaments (my family adores the star ferry one!), this is Sassy Mama’s go-to for unique Hong Kong presents.
And don’t worry about unwritten cards, this Christmas Card selection is ready to represent our bustling city.
Christmas Ornaments Available here from The Lion Rock Press for $100.
If you’re looking to add some extra sparkle to your stocking this year, Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Lustre Luxe Colour offers a little touch of luxury. We’re loving the look of the classic ‘High Society’ shade.
Blended with anti-aging Lotus Flower extract, this lacquer creates the ideal colour-rich shine. Plus, the creamy formula promises to avoid that sticky, scared-to-sip-mulled-wine feeling. Phew! There’s even a little rumour going round that the colour lasts up to six hours – and we’re more than willing to put it to the test.
Available online here for $150.
Read more: The Ultimate Gift Guide for Mums
New Year Resolutions come with a lot of resounding statements. One we hear pretty frequently is “get organised”. If you know someone looking for a little support in that department (or someone who’s already leading by example!), this could be the ideal way to pave the way.
Welcome in the new year with some of kikki.K‘s lush selection of stationery. Their gorgeous Swedish designs are enough to transform even the most unorganised friends and family members. This stylish Weekly Planner is perfect for both students and office desk dwellers! Our Sassy Mama Editor, Kat swears by hers!
kikki.K is also doing a great 3-for-2 deal at the moment, so we’re loving the Gift Set Pause ($150).
Need a little extra help organising gifts this year? Click here to download our Christmas gift list.
Weekly Planner Available online here or in kikki.K stores across Hong Kong for $75.
Cotton On’s Typo is a fool-proof place to pick up presents when you’re on a strict budget. I actually picked up my a couple of these (perfectly oversized) mugs to add to various Secret Santa parcels this year!
The “Growing Up is Overrated” caption is a favourite (amongst others like “Wish you were Beer”, and “Need Coffee”). Made from porcelain, with a plastic and silicon lid, it’s an ideal portable present for on-the-go mamas.
You can’t go wrong with a Moleskin. The Colour Hard Cover Notebook adds bold new colours to the classic look – with blank pages just waiting to be filled with bright ideas to match.
The new look keep all the elements of the legendary Classic Notebook (like the softly rounded corners, ivory pages, bookmark ribbon and expandable back pocket) – but adds a splash of colour. An ideal way to write your way into the new year!
Pocket size available in various colours online here for $138.
It may not be the most inventive gift in the world, but you really can’t go wrong with a candle. This no-frills French Vanilla is a warm, homely scent that is sure to add a bit of light and warmth to the room.
Made with fresh vanilla bean and coconut, it’s a sweet extra touch to add to a personalised Christmas hamper. Pair it with some Christmas socks, personalised flannel pyjamas, and you’re good to go.
Available online here or in The Candle Company stores for $115.
Ah, the fragrance of fresh cinnamon and peppermint… Christmas is definitely in the air!
Lush is renowned for their all natural skincare and products, and their no-nonsense stance against animal testing. Our Sassy Senior Editor, Lauren cannot get enough of this bubbling bar (which lasts for 50 to 90 washes). Packed with essential oils, this shampoo bar is all about promoting the healthiest locks. Perfect.
Available online here or in LUSH stores for $115.