Hey mamas, Christmas has come and gone, but that doesn’t mean so has the gift-giving spirit! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, CNY and plenty of baby and bridal showers coming up as we step into spring, there’s plenty of reasons to keep your eyes peeled for great gifts, whether for yourself or a fellow mama. Here are just a few of the hot items we have on our list this month in What Sassy Mama Wants…
1. Mi Dulce An’ya Gift Set
Looking for the perfect baby gift for a new mama? Give something personal with Mi Dulce An’ya’s 100% organic cotton handmade children’s clothing, featuring gift sets for girls, boys and unisex hampers. We love their ready-made gift sets with everything baby needs to stay comfy and cosy, including two swaddles, a cute onesie and a matching bear-shaped rattle that makes a light tinkling sound when shaken. Everything comes beautifully packaged and can be shipped straight to your doorstep (international shipping starts at $78). Jump on the website here to pick out the perfect gift!
Find it: Available online from www.midulceanya.com for $348
2. Massimo Dutti Snakeskin Bag
We recently popped over to check out Massimo Dutti’s new Spring 2015 collection, and couldn’t help lusting over this snakeskin messenger bag – function and fashion rolled into one! This is the perfect accessory to pair with boots and a billowy blouse for a casual daytime look (it’s roomier than it looks for carrying all your key essentials!), or to go out for a night on the town. Drop in to their retail location in Harbour City to scope out the full range of purses and bags, as well as their fab kid’s collection for sprucing up your little one’s closet.
Find it: Available for $1,690 at Massimo Dutti, Shop 2214A, Level 2, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong
3. Monday’s Child Pyjamas
A true labour of love, Monday’s Child is a clothing brand designed by Sabrina Pang, a young mum with a penchant for fashion design who wanted to do something on the side (she’s also a lawyer!) to give back to the community. Sabrina designs sleepwear for babies and kids made from 100% organic cotton, with all profits going directly towards the New Hope Foundation, a charity which provides medical treatment and palliative care for orphaned children in China. All the pyjama sets are styled after a classic men’s pyjama set, with convertible collars and two small pockets to store “treasures” in. Our Sassy Mama founder Maura’s little girl Eve gave the pyjamas a big SM stamp of approval. Here’s a definite reason to shop for a cause!
Find it: Available for $620 from Monday’s Child
4. I Luv Mommy
Hong Kong is just filled with mamapreneurs everywhere you turn, and we love giving them some Sassy Mama love! I Luv Mommy is a start-up jewellery business that came across our radar recently, created by a mum looking to fill the gap in the market for affordable kid’s jewellery. Started by Rosh Harjani, I Luv Mommy is inspired by little girls who want to look just like their mums and features fun themed collections that are easy to wear and won’t break the bank. We’re loving their first Take Me to the Garden collection, which includes pink butterfly earrings (pictured above) as well as adorable ladybug buds.
Find it: www.facebook.com/Iluvmommyhk
5. 2XU Compression Tights
January is all about feeling fit as a fiddle, and what better way to get motivated to hit the gym than with a cheeky new workout wardrobe? 2XU is offering 10% off their entire site from now until the end of February, so hop on now to score the savings, mama! 2XU’s Compression Tights and Socks are scientifically engineered for breathable comfort and increased circulation, giving you a leg up at the gym as you hit those weights and cardio. With such comfortable fabric, the tights are also great for long-haul travelling or just getting through those busy days filled with mama duties. The compression socks are engineered to help reduce swelling in the feet and ankles after a long workout as well. Enjoy 10% off the site through 28 February with discount code: 2XULAUNCHHK.
Find it: Compression tights available at www.2xu.com.hk for $998
6. Aurora Jar Limited Edition Candle
There’s nothing quite like relaxing at the end of the day with candles, a bath and some soothing music, and we’ve found the perfect limited edition Aurora Jar Candle to set the mood. Launching at the end of January from The Candle Company, this stunning candle is inspired by the Northern Lights in Norway, and is perfumed with the fragrant Twin Flower – a soft floral honeysuckle fragrance from the Northern hemisphere. Sounds like a mystical and exotic way to spice up the night! The candle burns for 20 hours and is available for pre-order now with expected delivery date between 2-10 February.
7. Alice + Olivia x Starbucks Double Wall Ceramic Mug
How cute is this Alice + Olivia x Starbucks ceramic mug? We wouldn’t normally think about purchasing a Starbucks mug, but this one has definitely caught our eye, and we might just be willing to splurge on the premium for it! The limited edition mug from one of our favourite brands features a black and white palette with a hint of red and the iconic “Stace Face” image – definitely a fashion must-have for stylish mamapreneurs and coffee-lovers.
Find it: Available at select Starbucks locations around town