Looking for an easy but unique gift to bring to a Christmas party? We are too! Here are some gift options from Hong Kong brands that are thoughtful and won’t break your wallet.
This all-black leaf-shaped incense HAKO Black Special is insanely cool and comes in a range of aromas. Stocked by local select shop the Pimary, the edgy gift is not only visually stunning but also helps cleanse one’s room of bad smells. It’s chic, and not something we’d buy for ourselves — which makes it the perfect gift.
HK$298 at Pimary
We’re picky when it comes to home aroma: nothing too perfumey, nothing so strong that it overwhelms everything else. This beautifully designed The Lingering Scent of Home by fashion designer Zoe ticks all our boxes. Subtle but comforting scent, plus a stylish knot diffuser stick that looks great on the shelf.
HK$480 at Zoee by Zoe
Ping 852 is all about bottled cocktails in fun flavors like Lemon Tart, Pilo-Milo, and Madarine Puerh. The brand is launching a Xmas Set with brand new flavors such as New Mull Mull and Gummy Bears. Who’d say no to a fun cocktail?
HK$340 at Ping 852
A chic and humorous desk calendar to welcome the Year of Tiger. Designed by local design company Visual Hungry, the calendar comes with a cute cat every month. The calendar can also be used as 12 separate postcards.
HK$188 at foreforehead (1/F, 132B Ki Lung Street, Sham Shui Po)
There’s nothing more comforting than a cup of warm tea for the chilly winter, and a gift of tea is always welcomed during the colder months. Local tea brand Plantation, also teakha’s sister brand, has a simple Winter FestiviTEA Gift Set that includes their most popular Christmas blends: the warming Merry Masala, and Mulled Roselle, specially blended to evoke the taste of mulled wine.
HK$198 at Plantation by teakha
It’s always good to have a keepsake to remember things by, especially for Hong Kong, a city where everything is changing so fast. kakahuette.com offers prints by local photographers at affordable prices. You’ll find photographs of the Peak, the MTR, busy roads, tong lau and more.
HK$599 and up at http://www.kakahuette.com/