Deck the halls with boughs of stuff we love! It’s that time of year and everyone’s in full on gifting mode. We totally understand that feeling of Christmas shopping and wanting to keep everything for yourself, so why not check out what we’re coveting this month and pick one of these treats up for yourself?
The soothing smells of egg nog, the scent of the Christmas tree, that sweet fragrance of freshly baked cookies… nothing screams holiday season than LUSH’s Yog Nog bath bomb! They’ve recently opened up the first spa in Hong Kong on Lyndhurst Terrace, which we totally want to move into. But as we can’t (they may just kick us out at closing time!), this bath bomb will have to do. Put the munchkins to bed and have a little quiet time in the bath with this gorgeous bath bomb that will definitely get you feeling festive! Think soothing soya yoghurt, ylang-ylang and toffee-scented bubbles. All together now: Chestnuts roasting on an open fire…
Available at LUSH stores around town for $70.
Has multi-tasking got you feeling a bit run down this season? Not only is it taking a toll on our bodies, but our skin, too. This HK weather is a bit drying, wouldn’t you agree, mama? The Hydrating Facial Mask with Manuka Honey from Comvita will restore the moisture in your skin, because honey, we love our skin! It’s a natural mask certified by the National Products Association full of goodness that will combat the damage of all those holiday parties…
Available for $359 from Comvita’s online store here.
Shine bright like a diamond with some sparkly treats for yourself from CARAT*. We’re coveting everything in the Millennium Collection, including this super sassy bracelet. Adorned with pavé gemstones, this is definitely a welcome addition to any jewellery box. It’s simple yet elegant and will dress up or down any outfit… perfect for all the holiday parties this season!
Available from CARAT* stores around Hong Kong for $1,380.
We’re a city of foodies, so why not check out the specially-curated boxes from Crafted 852? It’s a spiffy new take on the traditional Christmas hampers that get sent around each holiday season. Christmas in a Box is full of delish artisanal treats, which change weekly. Think fresh, homemade popcorn, luxury tea, infused-honey and more. Sounds good to us – we totally want one of these under our tree!
Be sure to use the promo code “XMAS10%” on checkout to bag yourself 10% off any purchase from the Crafted 852 Market! Offer ends Thursday, 31 December.
Christmas in a Box is $550 from Crafted 852 online.
Viva Glam Ariana Grande from MAC
Think you can’t pull off deep plum lipstick? Wrong! It’s the season to rock a bold lip, mama, and the Viva Glam range from MAC is the perfect excuse to do exactly that. The latest celeb to collaborate with one of our fave make-up brands is Ariana Grande, and the shades she’s chosen is a gorgeous plum colour for the lipstick and a cotton candy pink for the lip gloss. The best bit about the Viva Glam range is that 100% of the selling price will be used to support organisations that help prevent, treat and care for people living with HIV and AIDS. Not a bad deal, hey?
Available from MAC counters around town in January, 2016.
Mama needs her java, especially with the school holidays coming up. Plus there’s just something so warming about a steaming hot cup of coffee in this weather. It doesn’t matter if you’re a coffee aficionado or not, The Coffee Academics has you covered. This cool café (with five branches around town) has also got some trés cool products on offer, including this Starter Kit. You’ll get all the tools and gadgets to make your own cup o’ joe at home: a 165g bag of the Christmas Blend, a coffee cup, a saucer, a gold spoon, a Chemex coffee filter, some filter paper, two coffee gift vouchers and one nutcracker. Start dropping those hints at hubby, because we definitely want this under the Christmas tree with our name on it…
Available from The Coffee Academics outlets around town for $888.
Need some Hong Kong-related Christmas gifts to take back home? As if we haven’t given you plenty of ideas in our A-Z gift guide, we’ve got another one to throw your way, mama. The salt and pepper shakers in the shape of steamed buns are way too cute for a Hong Kong-style Christmas dinner, or for a souvenir for the folks back home. All that’s left to say is, pass the char siu bao our way…
Available for $187 online here.
Posh Spice has certainly made her mark on the fashion world, and we love her stylishly structured pieces from her Victoria Beckham line. These sunnies are great to shield your peepers when you’re off on holiday somewhere super warm (we’re so over this cold weather already!). If you’ve got a little Harper at home, just doesn’t throw you some serious shade and steal these right off your face!
Available for $6,100 from Lane Crawford outlets or online here.