Everything we’re coveting for Valentine’s Day…
The holiday season continues with Valentine’s Day only two days away! If you haven’t yet chosen something you’d love to receive, we’ve got some ideas for you in this edition of What Sassy Mama Wants. There’s also a handful of things suitable for your significant other if you’ve yet to organise anything for them between all the school holidays…
Okay, I had to look up “Ranunculuses” too, but turns out it’s the scientific way of saying buttercups. These paper buttercups from Paper Play Designs mark a sweet way to show someone you care about them, perfect for Valentine’s Day. Think about it, mamas, they’re a bouquet of flowers – the ultimate symbol of love – yet will last for a long time if kept properly. Pop this bunch in a small vase and out of reach from small hands for a pretty display at home.
Available for $750 from www.etsy.com
Mama needs some moisture in her life, including this super hydrating night cream from Billie Goat Soap, an Australian skincare brand. Created by a mama who was frustrated watching her bub suffer from eczema, the company was born, featuring the very natural goats milk as a base to soothe sensitive and problem skin. The night cream has soothing botanicals on it such as cocoa butter, olive, grape seed and coconut oils and works its magic while you sleep. Perfect for Hong Kong’s dry winters!
Available online for $93.70 from www.billiegoatsoap.com.au
If the kiddos are writing Valentine cards that are going abroad (or even just for school!), this beautiful calligraphy address stamp from Bymamalaterre, an artist based in the 852, is great for the backs of envelopes. In clear text and with a touch of artistic flair, the stamp comes with the wooden holder so all you’ll need is an ink pad, readily available in your local supermarket or stationery store. There’s something just so beautiful about old-fashioned letter writing and correspondence…
Available for $255, send a message via Facebook here
The pair of you may have drifted with the expansion of your family, but don’t forget to let your single BFF know she’s loved once in a while. This concept from The Flower Lady is really sweet: place an order before 4pm for same day delivery and she’ll hand deliver a bountiful bouquet, handpicked from what’s available in the markets (and what’s currently in season). A bunch of gorgeous flowers will lift anyone’s spirits!
Available for $250 from www.theflowerlady.com.hk
The season of love calls for cards, flowers, gifts and of course, chocolate. If you’re slowly falling out of love with your resolutions and finding yourself elbow deep in a leftover box of Quality Street, raise the bar a bit, mama! Indulge in these sweet treats from Raiz The Bar; I especially love the Passionate Me with raspberry rose acai. The chocs are made from 75% cold-pressed cacao and organic evaporated coconut nectar. So it’s a guilt-free sweet treat, giving you no excuse to throw the diet out the window!
A box of 12 bars is available for $780 online at Raiz The Bar.
Looking for a last minute gift for your other half? Many of us mamas are well travelled, especially living in Asia! These personalised map cufflinks are a sweet way to keep the memory of a place close to him. Select two map locations and the base metal (rhodium or gold-plated) and have it delivered straight to your door. Perhaps you’d like to immortalise the place the two of you met, got married or had your first bubba? He’ll surely wear these with pride!
Available for $412.27 online from www.giftslessordinary.com
HK is definitely a foodie’s haven, and it can be easy to get into a rut of dining out for date night. For an experience you’ll both treasure, why not join a workshop and create your own fragrances? Everyone has a favourite fragrance, so getting to experiment and play perfumer for a day will definitely be a unique date.
Available for $1,250 from www.spoilt.com.hk
Our That Mama Jasmine Smith has recently launched her own line of lingerie and it’s seriously cool. Keep the magic alive and wear the Hayden Bra under your LBD on date night this weekend. Made from soft mesh, this triangle bra is simple and uncomplicated (read: easy to take off at the end of the night), perfect for a quick and romantic evening out without the kids!
Available for $660 on www.ravenandroselingerie.com
Happy Valentine’s Day, mama! We hope it’s a good one!