Here’s what’s at the top of our list to Santa this year:
Prep for the (eventual) return of warmer weather with the sand-repelling blanket (L, $599) and pretty cooler bag (R, $349) that’ll keep your picnic cool and stylish.
Escapade Sports, 1/F, Merlin Building, 30-34 Cochrane St., Central, 2851-0769, www.escapade.com.hk.
Ooh La La
Get mindful and help a good cause with La La Land, a made-in-Hong Kong colouring book, featuring works from some of the most prominent names in Hong Kong’s creative industry.
$388, with 85 percent of proceeds going to Ronald McDonald House Children’s Charity. Available at Lane Crawford stores citywide, including 3/F, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2118-3388.
Smells Like Christmas Spirit
Fill your home with the scent of Christmas with this Mame Luxury soy candle. It’s infused with the scent of cinnamon, clove and firewood for a natural festive aroma that’s not too sweet. The candles are made with hand-poured soy wax for a cleaner burn, and can last for 60-80 hours. Even better, they’re well-priced at $220 making them an affordable treat.
$220 from Caelum Greene, 90-92 Hollywood Rd., Sheung Wan, 2548-1827, caelumgreene.com.
Out camping? Never get left without Snapchat again with this charging station lantern, which simultaneously provides ambient, adjustable light and can power up your gadgets. It takes rechargeable or standard AA batteries, or you can plug it into a power source.
$169 from Protrek outlets citywide, including Shop A5-2, UG/F, Far East Finance Centre, 16 Harcourt Rd., Admiralty, 2662-1122, www.protrek.com.hk.
This beautiful juniper and sage hand and body wash by Fig + Yarrow contains wild-harvested extracts in a planet-friendly formulation that keep hands clean without being harsh or overly drying – it’s a moment of pampering that you can enjoy every day, particularly if you wash your hands a lot. the juniper and sage aroma is pleasantly woody without being overpoweringly Christmassy.
$230 from gooseberrybeauty.com.
Ace your Christmas card game and raise funds for a great local charity with these festive cards from the Lion Rock Press. Proceeds from sales of the Hong Kong-centric designs will go to Mother’s Choice, which offers adoption and counselling services for women and girls facing crisis pregnancies, as well as reproductive health education.
The cards are $25 each or $100 for 10, and are available from thelionrockpress.com.
Indulge in some mindful Christmas crafts with this fool-proof Paper Lover’s Book from kikki.K. It contains pages of miniature wreaths, paper Christmas trees, greeting cards and gift tags, all of which you press out and assemble yourself – you get all the satisfaction of crafting without the risk of it all going pear-shaped.
$220 from Kikki.K, Shop 220, 2/F, Prince’s Building, 10 Chater Rd., Central, 2116-0870, www.kikki-k.com.