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Shopping Guide
By The Loop HK Staff | December 1st, 2023

How’s your holiday shopping going? We know it’s no easy feat — just think of the friends and family on your list: myriads of preferences, particulars and personalities to keep in mind, and we have just shy of a month to have the gifts ordered, delivered and all wrapped in pretty ribbons. Take a deep breath, and scroll down for our sure-fire gift inspo for Christmas 2023. Who knows, you may even spot something you’d put on your own wish list!

For your collector friend who likes things practical…

Tom Dixon’s Portable Lights

Get ready to be dazzled this holiday season with the new Portable lights by Tom Dixon! This innovative and stylish collection took the design world by storm when they were unveiled at Salone del Mobile in April, and they sure will impress your special someone again with their cutting-edge design and versatility. Whether it’s a touch of elegance to the living room, a cozy atmosphere for the bedroom or even a modern elevation to the patio, the Portable can do it all.


Hardwood HK’s bespoke furniture

Hardwood HK is a custom furniture workshop specializing in creating unique and beautiful pieces for your home. From beds to desks, shelves to slab tables, and everything in between, each piece is crafted masterfully from finest hardwood materials to ensure durability and timelessness. Now is the perfect time to surprise your loved ones with a one-of-a-kind gift from Hardwood HK: what are you waiting for? Reach out with your very own sketch now.


For the beauty expert who always has the perfect skin…

INUF Breakfast Club’s 100% natural skincare line

If you’re on the hunt for Christmas gift ideas that are both luxurious and sustainable, look no further than INUF’s 100% natural, eco-conscious skincare collection. A firm believer that everyone deserves a safe, non-toxic ritual, the homegrown label’s products are meticulously crafted without a single drop of artificial chemicals. From cleansers to moisturizers, each product is thoughtfully formulated for those living in humid climates, polluted and stressful environment.


Bathe to Basics’ natural and eco-conscious bodycare line

Give the gift of self-care this holiday season with Bathe to Basics, who places great emphasis on simplicity and product effectiveness. Whether it’s a nourishing body lotion, a refreshing face mist, or a soothing bath soak, you can expect nothing less than minimalist packaging and a dedicated focus on natural ingredients, so that your lucky gift receiver can hop into their brand new bodycare regimen and tell you all about the wonders it does for them.

For the gourmand whose motto is “sharing is caring”…

Ping 852’s XMAS Cocktail Set

There’s no better occasion than Christmas that calls for bar-quality cocktails right at home without breaking a sweat. That’s what Ping 852 is here for: its 100% made in Hong Kong cocktail lineup rids you of the troubles of gathering all the bottles, measuring, mixing, and muddling while guaranteeing great flavors. This holiday, the local label brings back beloved classics alongside new creations all in a lovely set, namely the Salted Caramel, White Mull Mull, Chocomintini, X’mas Cabana, Apple Euphoria.


Ookie Cookie’s Christmas pastries

Craving something sweet? Same! Known for their exquisite mastery of cookie icing and recreating European flavors, artisanal bakery Ookie Cookie presents a variety of Christmas pastries for those who never celebrate the holiday without some freshly baked goods. Pick from butter shortbread, pretzels, gingerbread cookies in an assortment of shapes; or gift them all to your loved ones in a customized set.


For the meticulous dresser who prefers bespoke pieces…

Sindart’s hand-embroidered accessories

If your idea of a perfect gift is something that’s not only stylish but also practical and built to last, do your shopping at Sindart. Founded in 1958, this accessories workshop preserves its exceptional craftsmanship and traditional motifs to this day, while injecting modern usability into their lineup. Find an unique pair of slippers, wallet or handbag bedecked with intricate embroidery to serve as a meaningful keepsake of this season of sharing joy.

Shop 16-17, 1/F, Bowring Centre 150-164 Woosung Street, Jordan


Smade Leather’s handcrafted leather accessories

Make your gift thoughtful and memorable by making sure it can’t be found anywhere else in the world. You can count on Smade Leather’s exceptional craftsmanship and timelessly elegant designs to captivate your friends and family, no matter it’s a new wallet, camera covering or watch straps on their Christmas wish list. Handmade with precision and care from fine materials, your bespoke order speaks volume about how much you care about the one unwrapping it.