It’s gift-buying season! Christmas is the time to appreciate your wonderful life and the amazing people in it! ‘Tis the season to be jolly, and we’ve got the best gifts coming your way. A craft set for the kids, fun toys for the baby, headphones for the hubby, or beautiful jewelry for you, mama; it’s all here. Check out Sassy Mama’s Last Minute Gift Guide for Christmas!
1. Gourmet Skin Bar Holiday Indulgence Box
Gourmet Skin Bar is brand new in Hong Kong and offering holiday gift boxes to sooth and moisturise your skin. Our favourite set is the Holiday Indulgence box: Aromantik perfume oil, lavender soap and cinnamon-tinted lip balm. When you buy this much-needed treat for yourself or a friend, $50 will be donated towards Make-A-Wish Hong Kong.
Where to buy: Buy online here with free shipping around Hong Kong.
How much: $880
2. The Candle Company Christmas Candles
Your home should smell like Christmas this season, and The Candle Company has candles with scents of blackberry, cedar spruce and mulled wine to fill your home! The Christmas edition candles can burn for 30 hours and are in reusable glass jars; both safe and environmentally friendly!
Where to buy: 11 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $230 each
3. The 9th Muse Lisette Necklace
The Lisette Necklace from The 9th Muse is a great staple accessory to add to any mama’s ensemble. The stunning necklace is made with aqua, black and white coloured acrylic beads. Dress up a neutral top with the piece for a fun night out with the girls or dinner with the hubby.
Where to buy: 12/F, Unit 1204, One Lyndhurst Tower, No. 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $2,075
4. OR TEA? Wellbeing
This new tea brand is hip and artsy and perfect for jazzing up the afternoon tea table over the holiday season. The combination of health benefits from Chinese tea and powerful herbs creates a great alternative if you’re trying to steer clear of alcohol over the holidays. OR TEA’s Wellbeing series contains three teas: Slimming Pu’er, Ginseng Beauty and EnerGinger tea. Pick your tea for slimming properties, antioxidants, or an extra boost of energy.
Where to buy: 1218 Leighton Centre, 77 Leighton Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
How much: Prices vary
5. Zara Printed Skirt and Blouse
Attention mamas, we found an adorable Christmas outfit for you to ask Santa for. The seamed printed skirt topped with this festive red blouse combo will have you looking super trendy and cute in all the family photos. Throw on a pair of tights and little heels and head out to dinner or your friend’s house to celebrate the holiday in style!
Where to buy: Find a store near you here!
How much: Skirt $399, Blouse $599
6. Skin Inc Holiday Glow Set
Hard-working mamas should always take some time to pamper themselves and we’ve found the perfect beauty kit to help lift, revitalise and replenish! Skin Inc has unveiled their Holiday Glow set, which includes a non-abrasive peel, brightening serum and intense face mask – perfectly designed to get you looking primped and primed. Hello, gorgeous!
Where to buy: Buy online here.
How much: $542
7. CALLIXTO Pashmina
Keep warm this winter with a beautiful pashmina wool scarf from Callixto. The handwoven scarves come in a variety of colours, but Sassy Mama’s favourite is purple! The deep purple scarf is perfect for bundling up in the cold or dressing up an outfit for a night out.
Where to buy: Order online here.
How much: $2,325
8. Ril Creed Daphne-L
Lightweight, leather and gorgeous? That’s a Ril Creed bag for you, mamas! This purse is made from genuine cow leather and the navy and black combo model is absolutely stunning. Brown, beige and light blue colours are also available. The bag is perfect for any occasion and has three compartments and two zip pockets to keep all of your possessions safe and in order.
Where to buy: 3/F, SOGO Causeway Bay, Hong Kong or online
How much: $2,990
9. Lululemon Think Fast Long Sleeve
Get inspired to get fit in the New Year with the Think Fast Long Sleeve by lululemon. The top is soft and cosy with sweat-wicking features and mesh panels for extra ventilation. It even has storage for keys, cards or cash! Be pretty in pink or sleek in silver – either way you’ll look and feel great and ready to hit the gym!
Where to buy: 53 Staunton Street, Central, Hong Kong
How much: $820
10. Giftwell Mug
These mugs are the perfect gift for a fellow mama or your own mug for Sunday mornings. The concept behind the adorable mugs is a gift and a message all in one! They come in different styles and prints, but our favourite is the blue “Today is a Gift” mug!
Where to buy: Online here, find a shop near you here.
How much: Click here for more details.
1. Bumps to Babes Aquadoodle Stencil ‘n’ Doodle
Tired of cleaning up colouring tools and papers after your kids’ doodling sessions? Messy craft stations no more! The Aquadoodle Stencil ‘n’ Doodle comes equipped with storage pockets, stencils and pens. Hang it on the wall or place it on the ground, this activity mat will be a blast for your kids and a blessing for you!
Where to buy: 5/F, Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 7112
How much: $325
2. TOMS Shoes
We love TOMS shoes, and your kids will too! Newly opened in Central, the TOMS store has fun and cute comfortable shoes for you and your kids. There are tons of styles choose from, whether your little one likes sparkles, neutrals or stripes! The best part is for every shoe you purchase a pair will be given to a person in need. Go get your One for One TOMS… or maybe make it Three for Three!
Where to buy: Shop 3092B, Podium Level 3, IFC, 8 Finance Street Central, 2682 8699
How much: $550-$600
3. Ralph Lauren Holiday Apparel
Dress your little boy in style with Ralph Lauren’s Cotton Matlock Shirt. The festive colours in the cosy twill shirt are perfect for the holiday season! Of course your daughter has to look festive too! This Navy Cord Kilt is perfect for Christmas parties and dinners. The skirt is soft cotton corduroy with adjustable buckles. With these threads from Ralph Lauren, your little ones are sure to look adorable for Christmas, and the rest of winter!
Where to buy: Find Hong Kong locations here.
How much: $570 for boy’s shirt, $520 cord kilt
4. LUSH Festive Funtimes
If you have a little one that loves to take baths, or better yet one who doesn’t, the Festive Funtimes kit from LUSH will have your munchkin begging to stay in the tub for hours! The box is filled with the Snowman FUN kit, green and red FUN, Snowman shower jelly and more! The FUN products allow you to build characters out of the product before you use it to clean yourself from head to toe.
Where to buy: Find a Hong Kong store here.
How much: $455
5. UGG Boots
UGG boots are a must in the winter, and the UGG collection for your little ones is too cute to resist – pink booties for your princess or Rocker Red boots for the tomboy. Don’t worry, there’s plenty in-between for your little tyke!
Where to buy: 15A Matheson Street, 2 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2893 1338
Shop OT308A, Level 3, Ocean Terminal, Harbour City, Hong Kong, 2338 1606
How much: $390-$890
6. Chameleon Workshop Fine Art Packs
Turn your babes into artists with the Painting Workshop Pack by Chameleon Workshop! The pack teaches children how to make paintings and drawings from the Pop Art movement of the 1950s. Your kids will create their own artwork and become little Andy Warhols before you know it. Each pack has extra materials, allowing for new creations to be made everyday!
Where to buy: Available at Hip Little Bubba, Dymocks and Artlands (Wan Chai location).
How much: $189, or $389 for family pack
7. Apple & Pie Shoes
This adorable store has premium quality children’s shoes from sneakers to slippers to Mary Janes! We love the suede sparkly boots for your little girl! The options are endless at Apple & Pie, so surprise your daughter with sparkling ballerinas and your son with fun sneakers in his favorite colour!
Where to buy: Shop# 206, 2/F Retail Podium, One Island South, 2 Heung Yip Road, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong, 3102 0853
How much: Prices vary
8. Disney’s Frozen by Suki Tsui Collection
We knew it was only a matter of time before someone started a FROZEN clothing line! This collection by local designer Suki Tsui combines adorable clothing with all your of your kiddos’ favourite FROZEN characters. This super soft Elsa & Anna Print Hoodie has a princess print that your little girl will never want to take off! For the boys, we picked this Full-Zip Hoodie, a fleece jacket in blue and green with a fun marshmallow print.
Where to buy: Order online here.
How much: $569 for Girls Hoodie, $599 for Boys Hoodie
1. Jellycat Bashful Bunny
Your new baby can never have too many toys, and Petit Bazaar has uber soft stuffed animals for your littlest. We love the Jellycat Bashful Bunny with big fuzzy ears! Give your child the gift of a friend, and a snuggle buddy at night!
Where to buy: 9 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2554 2255
80 Queen’s Road East, Wanchai, Hong Kong, 2528 0229
How much: $270
2. Barefoot Dreams 3-Piece Set
This Take-Me-Home set from Barefoot Dreams comes with a shirt, pants and hat that are super soft and adorable for a new baby! The outfit is made from the finest Milk Jersey, and has a special embroidered “Happy Baby” message on the hat. Choose from pink for a girl, blue for a boy or a neutral cream colour for either! The little one will fall fast asleep in this comfortable, warm outfit.
Where to buy: Order online from Babylicious.com here.
How much: $590
3. Green Toys® Airplane
Let your tiny one be in charge with a toy airplane from Green Toys®! The toy is made from 100% recycled milk jugs, fun for the environment and for your baby! We know babies like to bring their toys with them everywhere we go; this airplane is dishwasher safe so you can clean it anytime!
Where to buy: Bumps to Babes, 5/F Pedder Building, 12 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2522 7112
Units 14-18, 21/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2552 5522
How much: $199
4. Emi the Elephant Lamp
This multi-functional lamp is safe, fun and child-friendly. The lamp will light up your baby’s room and you can remove the head to wear as a hat! Your toddler will love the Emi hat so much you may end up buying another lamp!
Where to buy: Buy online from BAOBAE here.
How much: $515
5. Seed Baby Bunny Ear Beanie
This adorable beanie is perfect to keep the little ones warm this winter. Your baby will look adorable and have so much fun playing with the oversized ears and pom poms! The cotton hat comes in pink for girls, or a unisex grey.
Where to buy: Find a store near you here.
How much: $255
6. Hip Little Bubba Sassy Electronic Keys
We thought these “Sassy” keys were an appropriate gift choice for sassy mamas! Your baby can explore different sounds and have fun playing with this colourful key set. The different colours and textures to the keys will keep the tyke entertained while you catch up with your girlfriends!
Where to buy: Order online here.
How much: $85
7. CALI Baby Pyjamas
Get the littlest one looking festive in this red and white striped bodysuit from Kaboosia! The cotton suit is 95% cotton and opens easily with a snap front. You won’t even have to change them out of the footsie pyjamas for all the Christmas activities!
Where to buy: Order online from Kaboosia here.
How much: $120
1. Jawbone Up Wristband
Let your hubby track his activity and sleeping patterns with this neat Jawbone Up wristband – and better yet, it doesn’t even require a Bluetooth connection! Simply stick it into your smartphone’s headphone jack to sync data to the Up app, where you can set targets for burned calories and sleeping time. The Up can also serve as a vibration alarm to wake you up at the optimal time, according to your sleeping cycle. Get one for you and your hubby each, so that you can motivate each other (and friends) via the app too!
Where to buy: Apple stores or online
How much: $1,178
2. Gentlemen’s Tonic Massage
Vouchers for massages must be one of the best gifts you can get for your man, for one simple reason – most men wouldn’t do it for themselves. Gentlemen’s Tonic offers Swedish, Thai and Express massages. A Swedish massage will relax your hubby’s muscles and ease tension, putting him in a great mood for the holidays!
Where to buy: Vouchers are available to buy online.
How much: $825 for 60 minutes
3. On Pedder’s Shoes
On Pedder’s first men’s store just opened in Hong Kong, with over 50 brands of designer footwear (Jimmy Choo, Balenciaga and Alexander Wang to name a few) featuring high-top sneakers to a tailored lace-up. Our Christmas pick is the Nicholas Kirkwood shoe in navy. This On Pedder also sells fine leather luggage, premium felt hats, skincare essentials and watches. You can’t go wrong picking something from this go-to store for stylish men!
Where to buy: 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, 2500 0555
How much: Prices vary
4. Gift Hampers Hong Kong Merry Christmas Box
The Merry Christmas Box from Gift Hampers Hong Kong is the perfect gift for your hubby to sit back and relax for a night or two. Whether it’s in front of the fireplace or the TV, open the bottle of French red wine and snack on cracker thins and French duck terrine with cranberries. The hamper includes a complimentary message card (along with all the other goodies), so you can write a personal note to your man.
Where to buy: Order for free delivery here.
How much: $599
5. Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphones
These Beats Solo HD On-Ear Headphones are perfect for your hubby at the office! The headphones have a built-in mic for calls so he can switch easily between his playlist and business calls. There’s a remote control built-in, allowing him to change the volume or track without reaching for his phone or iPod. Don’t worry about letting your little ones get ahold of them, they’re almost impossible to break!
Where to buy: Apple stores or online
How much: $1,598
6. Christian Louboutin’s Education
To really spoil your man, surprise him with these beautiful calf leather shoes from Christian Louboutin. This derby shoe will make him the best dressed man at the office, Christmas party, or anywhere else for that matter! Christian Louboutin’s Oxford Education Shoe is stunning in rich cognac calf leather. You can’t put a price on timeless style, right?
Where to buy: Find a retail store in Hong Kong or buy online here.
How much: $11,600
7. Lululemon Cruiser Backpack
This backpack is perfect for weekend hikes or picnics with the family! The bag is water-resistant and provides padded pockets for a laptop or tablet. Put your phone in the outside mesh pocket, water bottle in the outside pocket, sunglasses in the side pocket, and start your outdoor adventure!
Where to buy: 53 Staunton Street, Hong Kong, Henry House, 42 Yun Ping Road, Hong Kong
How much: $1,180
Barkpack Monthly Subscription
Now that we have the family taken care of, last but not least let’s not forget about the furriest member of the household! The Barkpack is a monthly subscription of gift boxes for dogs, containing 4-5 organic all-natural treats and high quality toys. The box comes once a month and a Christmas theme package can be the first one your pup receives! Alternatively, check out the The Barkpack’s Christmas-themed toys – your pup will be overjoyed! PS. Use the code: ‘SASSYXMAS2014’ to receive 10% off any purchase!
Where to buy: Order the monthly subscription here.
How much: Toys start at $80, Prices for monthly Barkpacks vary
Merry Christmas mamas, get your last-minute shopping done now!