Sit down with some mulled wine, kick your feet up, and take a look at these 26 great holiday gift picks that will fill you with holiday shopping inspiration and help you knock out that gift list.
You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout I’m telling you why…because Sassy Mama is here to help you finish off that holiday list that you are still stressing over! Oh yeah, mamas, our ever popular A to Z Gift Guide is here full of gifts of all types, sizes and price ranges. But they all have one thing in common, they’ve gotten the Sassy Mama seal of approval. From beautiful, Italian-made children’s shoes to skincare inspired by wineries, to fine wine and spirits, we bring you some fab holiday picks, a gift idea for every letter of the alphabet, that will be sure to help you sort out all those presents you still have left to buy. Hi-fives and egg nog all around, mamas!
A is for Atelier Child, the Australian luxury knitwear label for style conscious parents and their little fashion forward juniors. Atelier Child creates modern classics for the minis made from luxury cashmere blends and features scarves, beanies, blankets and statement sweaters such as this checkered sweater, named The Check. The black cuffs and color accenting this classic pink check print adds edge and updates a familiar pattern. Find it and other cool classics at www.atelierchild.com.
B is for Berry Brothers and Rudd, Britain’s original fine wine and spirit merchant, which boasts two Royal Warrants, eight Masters of Wine and three hundred years of history. Now, that’s one distinguished pedigree! They offer a selection of over 4,000 carefully selected bottles to wine and spirit lovers all over Hong Kong. This season, give those special oenophiles (look that up and drink more wine, mamas) on your list a Berry Bros. & Rudd Wine Club membership. Starting at $1,800 a case, the Wine Club has three different tiers, the Bourne Membership, the Pickering Membership and the Napoleon Membership that cover all levels of imbibers, from the beginners to the established wine lovers to the wine geeks. And join before 30 November, 2016, to get a free pair of their Wine Merchant’s Red Bordeaux Glasses ($660 HKD value). Simply enter “BWCGLASS” when signing up!
C is for Caudalie, the luxury French skincare brand developed by Mathilde and Betrand Thomas. Inspired by their family vineyard in Bordeaux, the French brand is the pioneer in creating beauty products using ingredients extracted from grapes and grapevines, which have quickly become cult-favourites with a passionate fan base including some of the most gorgeous celebrities. This Christmas make your sister, bestie or mum insanely happy by giving each of them one of Caudalie’s Christmas gift sets which features their best-selling items including the Beauty Elixir, Vinoperfect Radiance Serum and Divine Oil. Or spoil them with a full-body pampering, which will leave them feeling fab and moisturised from the tip of their nails to their pretty puckered pouts, with the Vine Body Luxury Set ($280 HKD)!
D is for , Asia’s destination for quality, affordable modern furniture and home décor. From sleek wooden tables to plush leather sofas to cool kids tables and fun kids accessories, Decor8 will have your whole place looking stylish and fresh even with those lovable munchkins running about. Spoil yourself this Christmas with a bespoke sofa made to your requirements with tons of different fabric and leather to choose from. It can be custom made for you in as little as two weeks, which means you and your family can lounge in comfort and style to open your stockings on Christmas morning. And from now until December 31, you will receive 10% off any sofa. So have yourself a merry little Christmas and shop at Decor8.
E is for The Entertainer, an easy-to-use App which offers more than 1,100 amazing Buy One Get One Free offers from over 1,100 popular dining, leisure, entertainment, beauty and hotel brands all over Hong Kong, It’s a great gift for anyone who loves to explore the city! Not only does it save tons of dough (up to $660,000 HKD/year), but it gives you lots of great ideas about where to go for a hot date night to a fun family outing with the kids. In addition, you receive a complimentary Entertainer Travel 2016 product, which features Buy One Room Night Get One Free offers at over 300 hotels worldwide. Simply enter the promo code “SASSYHK2016” and receive a $65 discount off the regular retail price. Purchase the App from now until December 31, 2015 to be entered into the Early Bird Lucky Draw where you can win one of many fantastic prizes.
F is for Flex Studio After several days of gorging and gobbling up all those festive treats (with all the trimmings of course) it shouldn’t come a surprise that our new years resolutions are on a constant loop. ‘Tis the season to (try) be healthy mama, stick to your guns this year and give yourself a fighting chance with highly regarded Pilates, Yoga and Barre studio, Flex! You’ll also be able to rope in the entire family this year by signing up for their special, family Flexi-pack that gives you access to all that Flex Studio has to offer, including classes for kiddos and teens. If you hurry now mama, you’ll pay just $2500 and receive $2800 worth of healthy goodies and services!
G is for GUSELLA If you’re looking for that really special something mama, GUSELLA – the finest shoemakers from Italy since 1932 – have just what you need. Famed for their beautifully and lovingly handcrafted children’s shoes, the current winter collection offers snug winter boots to keep the little ones warm as well as a beautiful party collection inspired by Cinderella; perfect for princes and princesses of all ages. Their gorgeous, limited edition Diamante Christmas accessories are the ideal gift for little girls, made using natural, virgin wool that’s ultra-soft and studded with crystals sure to make all of their princess-inspired dreams come true! Choose from red or white gloves and fur pompom hat complete with a luxe inner lining that’ll keep you cosy all winter long. Mention Sassy Mama in store and receive an exclusive 20% off any purchase!
H is for HYPOXI We’re big advocated of losing your post-baby weight in a slow, sustainable and sensible way, and with the help of HYPOXI you can target problem areas using light cardio training, along with a gentle compression therapy to improve the circulation, reduce fat, improve texture and tight the skin – almost sounds too good to be true right? Almost. Snap up a HYPOXI treatment as a gift for yourself this year mama, or bag a voucher for a friend and embark on a journey back to ‘you’. Join HYPOXI and mention “Sassy Mama” for three, complimentary HYPOXI training sessions and save yourself a whopping, $2,000!
I is for Indigo LivingThere are decorations and gifts galore at Indigo’s Christmas pop-up store! Sure to see you through the festive season, their first-class furnishings and design services are sure to create beautiful interiors to match your Christmas vision! Dress your tree and ‘deck the halls’ with gorgeous trinkets and table trimmings, with their ‘click and collect’ service that enables you to shop ‘til you drop online and pick up your purchases at their pop-up store. Christmas shopping sorted, mama!
J is for J.Crew, and in particular, the Star Wars for Crewcuts glow-in-the dark t-shirt. This limited-edition tee, created in collaboration with Lucasfilm is the perfect gift for your little wookie. With the theater release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens just around the corner, there’s no doubt your little jedis will be using their “force” (begging you) for Star Wars themed everything. Get a jump start and buy this cool t-shirt which dons the whole, original gang.
K is for Kookii B, a British Boutique label offering kimonos, luxury gold tattoos and delicate jewelry. It’s a Hong Kong favorite which is also wildly popular in the US and UK. It was created by lingerie design Graduate Christina Wan who got her start selling her goods on ASOS boutiques and Etsy. Kookii B style is simple, but statement making at the same time. Pick up this pretty Kookii B wishbone bracelet for someone special on your gift list, even if that “someone special” happens to be you.
L is for The Lion Rock Press a company specialising in high quality Hong Kong and Asian themed stationary with designs that celebrate Chinese culture and honor iconic Hong Kong symbols such as trams, taxis and the Star Ferry. We can’t get enough of the Hong Kong themed Christmas tree ornaments which feature detailed mini replicas of taxis, mini buses and the Star Ferry. Check out their Facebook page, and you’ll fall in love, too.
M is for Maileg Matchbox Mice Family, the toy mouse toy company that is loved both children and adults. Created by designer Dorthe Malil, the Maileg Matchbox Mice family are quality toys that have an adorable, unique look and touch. The Maileg Tin Box Mice come in a cute little metal/tin tube wherein they can play and tumble out of. These cute little resourceful mice will make for perfect, quirky and charming stocking stuffers!
N is for Next Kid’s Clothing, a UK based clothing company offering women’s, men’s and children’s fashion along with home furnishings and furniture which ships to Hong Kong. The kids’ clothes are always fun and stylish, yet comfy. And best of all, the prices are incredibly reasonable. Any sweet little elf in your life would be warm and cosy, and dressed for the season in this blue knitted fairisle romper, not to mention insanely cute to boot.
O is for OMY Design & Play, a line of fun and creative graphic design products for the house. It was founded by two French designers, both graduates from Arts-Déco of Paris, who use ecologically conscious inks, paper and cotton to create their unique and intelligent products. OMY’s giant colour maps would make a great gift for not only any little budding Picasso’s in your life, but for any grown Van Gogh’s wannabes, too. Who doesn’t like to sit down and color while also learning the layout and geography of a major city? You can choose from maps of places such as Barcelona, Paris, New York, London, Switzerland, but also of the Pyramids and the Cosmos.
P is for PAKT, an innovative Hong Kong based company that will help organize your wardrobe and create space! This Christmas, you can choose to give your loved ones something highly valued, especially in Hong Kong, SPACE! PAKT’s team loves clothing and believes in the importance of caring for treasured items, such as your favourite evening wear, handbags or shoes in addition to seasonal items which clutter up your wardrobe. All you have to do is book a collection, and ‘men in white gloves’ will come with garment bags and trolleys to collect your clothes and shoes. Within 48 hours, you will see each item photographed on a mannequin in your online account, and you can filter, sort and also note when and where you last wore that dress. Whenever you need that cocktail dress for the Christmas party or those space-hogging boots, PAKT will deliver the item to your home or office by the next day in perfect ready-to-wear condition and can also provide same day service. After a night out, give your dress or suit some TLC via PAKT’s Clothes Spa. PAKT is literally a wardrobe on demand in your smartphone!
Q is for Queen’s Road Central Onesie from Zazzle. A cool gift for all your Hong Kong friends or former Hong Kong friends, this Queen’s Road Central baby onesie is one of several onesies offered on the site donning Hong Kong street signs. It’s a practical gift because what parent can’t use more onesies? (Hint: frequent spit ups.) And it’s also a little Hong Kong shout out to the streets we walk and drive on in this city that we love, every day.
R is for The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep, the book which allegedly send kids to sleep in minutes. In this much talked about book, recommended by psychologists and therapists, Roger the Rabbit gets help from Uncle Yawn and other friends to help him fall asleep. The language pattern of the book is touted as the secret weapon which slowly makes kids rub their eyes and then quickly fall into Dreamsville by the time the book is over or shortly, therafter. Uhh, get this book as a gift for EVERY SLEEP-DEPRIVED PARENT YOU KNOW!
S is for Swoon Soirees, the one-stop shop for party supplies! During the hectic holiday season, Swoon makes party planning easy and simple with their creative designs and wide stock of party items. Everything you need to host a party is only a few clicks away, from baking provisions and gifts, to tableware and decorations. Be sure to keep an eye out for Swoon’s Holiday Cheer partyware collection. If you put in your order before 3 pm, the supplies will be at your door by the next day for most locations across Hong Kong. What’s more, there is a 10% discount on Swoon’s Holiday Cheer partyware collection valid until December 22. Just enter the promotion code “Sassy Celebrates” during checkout!
T is for The Dark Knot offers 120 handmade silk ties in a series of styles over both woven and printed silk. A great gift for your dapper hubby or handsome son, these ties will add a charismatic charm to their look! Furthermore, these ties come in an elegant minimalistic black box perfect for gifting. If your guy already has a ton of ties, not to worry because for this Christmas season The Dark Knot will be introducing a series of Pocket squares and Lapel Flowers. Their Six Tie Starter Kit is also great for the younglings who have just started their tie careers! This Christmas for our lucky sassy readers we got ya’ll this code: “SASSY20” for a 20% off discount!
U is for Unit Bricks, eco-friendly, educational building blocks which help develop fine motor and cognitive skills in young children. They were created by parents who after seeing their kids’ love of blocks, decided to make better, non-toxic, durable blocks with interesting shapes which allowed for much more creative building. Unit Bricks are made from sustainably grown wood, using organic water-based color and non-formaldehyde glue. They’re non-toxic and contain zero plastics. Oh, and they’re also so much fun that you’ll find yourself working on your “cognitive skills” whenever you can steal them away from your kids.
V is for Venture Photography, a professional photography studio offering a unique and exciting portrait experience here in Hong Kong. From start to finish, getting your portraits done at Venture Photography is a fun, personal experience that is all about you expressing yourself and having a good time doing it. It results in stunning portraits taken by some of the most talented and professionally-trained photographers in the city. Gift your parents, your friends, or someone you really like a portrait session at Venture. Or better yet, go get those family portraits you’ve been meaning to have taken and send your parents beautiful portraits of their grandchildren. Either way, it’s a perfect gift for the holidays!
W is for Wild Mylk, delicious handcrafted, freshly churned, gluten-free, dairy-free ice cream. Wait, they had us at ice cream. How about giving a gift you would love to receive — membership to the pint of the month club. Seasonally flavored, handcrafted, wholesome ice cream delivered right to your door EVERY MONTH? Well, looks like you’ve got your own gift sorted.
X is for XYZ Spin Classes! XYZ is a workout sanctuary where you can escape the busy day-to-day Hong Kong buzz to rebalance; especially convenient for central junkies, XYZ is located across from Landmark. The spin classes are designed to push bodily limits and strengthen the mind’s resolve through the fun and engaging instructors and music. Adding all the more to this great work out experience is the beautiful modern rustic facilities and décor. These classes are sure to be an original gift to give, find it at www.youarexyz.com
Y is for Yeechoo a genius company which houses hundreds of high-end dresses available for rent. Never worry about not having the right dress for the occasion again. They’ll make sure you’re ready for any dressy occasion, from casual to cocktail. Get your loved one a gift certificate, and they’ll have access to an infinite wardrobe of dresses.
Z is for Zara Home’s fairytale bedding! We choose the fairytale bedding because it’s so lovely and would make a great addition to any bedroom. Other than beddings they have an array number of magnificent options for gifting. Offering a variety of designs from minimalistic to urban chic and more … Check it out on www.zarahome.com