Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, I expect you’ll want to find more than a lump of coal in your festive stocking! We’ve compiled our top Sassy Mama stocking fillers for all the family this yuletide season. Leaving no stone unturned, these are our favourite gifts for under $130, sure to make even the meanest of Scrooges want to spread that Christmas cheer. There’s no tangerine in this lot…
Little Luxe Guide, $95
Any Santa worth his salt will get mama one of these perfectly formed pocket-sized guides. With three editions currently available (Hong Kong, Singapore and Bali), these tailored travel guides show you how to keep the luxe with the kids in tow. They include activities, sights and culinary delights for all the family, including pamper palaces to soothe weary mamas.
Available to buy online from shop.luxecityguides.com.
Fortnum & Mason’s Loose Leaf Earl Grey Tea, $130
We welcome the iconic British brand Fortnum & Mason to Hong Kong with open arms. Fancy finding a classy little box of loose leaf tea all wrapped up in your stocking. The cool mint green of the Fortnum’s tin just screams special treat! Also within our budget are the Fortnum’s biscuits to go with that rather refined cup of tea. We can’t get enough of the Stem Ginger biscuits. Yum!
G.O.D. Panda Eye Mask, $125
Not just an eye mask, this little beauty from the Hong Kong institution G.O.D., or Goods of Desire, comes with the cute factor and fluffy ear muffs to boot! It’s the perfect travelling companion for snoozers big and small. We wonder who will be the first to cave and find a quiet spot for some much-needed Christmas Day shut eye!
Available online at god.com.hk and in select stores around Hong Kong
Flower Stud Earrings, $110
Here’s something for the mamas because, let’s face it, we deserve it! Check out these gorgeous sterling silver earrings, handmade in Hong Kong by bespoke jewellery designer Eveoo at Wong’s Design Studio. We’ve got our eye on a rose gold pair. Santa Claus, take note.
Available online at Eveyoo’s Etsy boutique.
Amazing Build-a-Bot and Funny Little Finger Mice, $80
It wouldn’t be Christmas morning without something fiddly and satisfying to keep the kids occupied until mum and dad make an appearance. With international shipping, Clockwork Soldier’s range of crafty toys are just the ticket for creative types. The robot kit comes with 36 different parts all by itself! This should get their imaginations going and give you those much needed extra minutes in bed.
Polkadot and Striped Socks from Happy Socks, $130 for pack of two
Happy Socks HK does a fun and colourful range of socks for every member of the family, from wool-blended socks to knee-high to over-the-knee and more. For your kiddos, this polkadot and striped socks pack is perfect for keeping little toes warm over the wintry holidays…
Top Trumps, Fishpond, from $119
Who is the strongest, who is the bravest, who is the fastest… No, it’s not a conversation overheard at PURE, it’s the ubiquitous family favourite Top Trumps. After all, it isn’t Christmas without a little healthy competition. You can get Top Trumps in everything from Pepper Pig to Wonders of the World, and if you go a little over budget ($149), you can even get a Frozen set.
Available from fishpond.com.hk.
Merry & Bright Edible Stocking Treats – Enrich, $100
If you want to give a gift with heart, this gorgeous edible eye-candy will be right up your street. Courtesy of Enrich, a Hong Kong charity supporting domestic helpers, and with all proceeds going directly to offering courses in essential skills and financial literacy, you’ll feel guilt-free about indulging.
Available at the Enrich Christmas charity event on 4 December from 7pm at Enrich, Office 2, 11F Enterprise Building, 228-238 Queen’s Road Central (no tickets required). For more info visit enrichhk.org or call 5648 0990.
My Lime Orange Hand Cream, $120
Here’s one for tired, dry winter hands from Korean skincare gods, Belif. Their My Lime Orange Hand Cream feels luxurious, soaks in quickly and smells good enough to eat. Perfect for mamas who are constantly washing their hands and wiping little people!
You can’t have stocking stuffers without stockings!
Put a smile on your loved one’s face even before they see the Christmas treasures inside with our pick of the best stockings in the shops this year:
Reindeer & Owl Wool Felt Christmas Stockings, Lane Crawford, $180
Its hard to choose between the cheerful reindeer or festive owl with these two quirky and charming stockings exclusively designed by Kate Barnett for Lane Crawford. What we can agree on is that they’re keepers!
Jack Wills Christmas Stockings
Jack Wills’ sartorial style and Best of British aesthetic is hard to beat at Christmas time. We love their knitted woollen JW stripe stocking – a cool classic. All we need now is a Downtown Abbey fireplace and a butler to pour the port.
Available from Jack Wills Leighton Centre, Festival Walk or Ocean Terminal stores.