Left it ’til the last minute? We’ve got some ideas!
Christmas is this week. Yep, this week. We can’t quite believe it either, and in the rush of all the Christmas parties and festive gatherings, we might have forgotten to buy all our gifts. But don’t panic, if you’ve left it ’til the last minute then we’ve got some ideas that might help! After all, you don’t want to be in the bad books with you friends and family if you give them another pair of socks for the 5th year in a row… Grab your shopping bags, don you comfiest pair of shoes and get ready to blast through the last of your Christmas shopping with our Last Minute Gift Guide!
You’ve shopped there a million times, you know it well and you know it’s a pretty great fail-safe, go-to for all those bits and bobs. Stocked full of reasonably priced clothing and shoes, you’re bound to find something cute that your girlfriends will wear on the regular. And if you’re looking for something other than clothing, Cotton On’s Typo range also has a huge selection of gifts that are perfect to create a suitably stuffed stocking and nifty extras for under that (soon-to-be) over-flowing tree. No matter the time of year, we often find ourselves stocking up on fairy lights, notebooks and candles… ooh the candles!
Available at multiple shop locations around HK or online here.
There’s so much more to Christmas than the Turkey and endless mulled wine (although great as it may be!). The true spirit of the festive season lies beyond the presents under the tree and instead comes back around to giving someone a truly memorable Christmas. Charitable Choice gives you the freedom of choosing an amount and the recipient the chance to choose a charity close to their heart to receive the donation! We’re feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.
Available online here
If you think you’ve tried every skincare product under the sun, try Billy Goat and you’ll know exactly why everyone else should too. Perfect for the friend with sensitive skin, Billie Goat soaps were created by a mum whose son was suffering from eczema and believed there had to be an all-natural alternative to over the counter products. Packaged in super-cute gift bundles and using the highest quality ingredients, they have a huge range to choose from that without a doubt will become a saving grace for dry, itchy skin in this confusing winter-weather! Seriously. Is it 11 degrees or is it 28? Make up your mind Honkers.
Available online here.
Chestnuts aren’t the only festive nut this time of year girls, not with East Bali Cashews rolling out heaps of delicious flavours that’ll send not only foodies into a frenzy! Organic, gluten-free, vegan and preservative-free (and made from local, Indonesian ingredients) they’ll make the perfect stocking stuffer or christmas party starter, packed with delicious seasonings. From native, sea salt and chilli crunch, to sesame ginger and chocolate, they’re sure to jazz up the Christmas spread this year.
Available online here!
We love Marks and Spencer Food, you love Marks and Spencer Food, we all do – it’s practically become a pre-party purchasing staple since opening up shop in the 852. Their olives and hummus are to die for and their rather indulgent range of chocolate biscuits don’t go amiss either. With shops on both the island and in Kowloon, there’s no need to be running around on Christmas Eve as they’re stocked full of goodies in shiny and sparkly tins that’ll make a great gifts for those young and old. Honestly, we’d be totally content with a bag of mixed Percy Pig and Pals…
Available at various locations across Hong Kong, or online here.
If you’ve left it to the last minute, swing by one of the 10 Classifieds in Hong Kong or simply get online and order one of the awesome Christmas hampers from this beloved foodie spot. Who doesn’t love cheese and wine?! Choose from three different hampers at different prices: Santa Baby ($700), Holly Jolly ($990) and Jingle Bell Rock ($2,400). Each one includes a variety of delicious, festive nibbles like mince pies, gingerbread men, biscotti, Classified’s signature wine and cheeses and more. You can’t go wrong with this, whoever you haven’t bought for yet should be satisfied with all these tasty treats!
Available for $700, $990 and $2,400 online here.
Anyone who lives in Hong Kong (or even anyone who has visited our wonderful home) will love this brand new TAXI ART Book by Allison Haworth West. She’s documented these icons of Hong Kong transport over the years, creating a unique collection of images that reflect everyday life in our city. This cute book would be perfect for the coffee table, so snap one up for friends and family at home and abroad as a memento of Hong Kong. Sorted!
Hmm… so maybe this wouldn’t make the best gift for the Grandparents or your Mum. But everyone always needs a new pair of pants, especially guys. They always seem to run out of boxers. And you can’t get much better boxers than Calvin Kleins (hey, if they’re good enough for Justin Bieber then they’re good enough for us…?!). Calvin Klein have a variety of new trunks and briefs this season that you can’t go wrong with. While you’re there, you could always do some last minute shopping for yourself too as the new Fearless bras are gorgeous!
Available online here
Ok, so we know vouchers aren’t the most personal gifts, but if you’ve truly left it to the last minute and you’re struggling for ideas, you can’t go wrong with a Zara Gift Card. Here at Sassy we would all be happy with a little spending spree at one of our favourite high street stores, and the best thing is being able to choose something you genuinely really like, instead of smiling through your teeth as you receive another knitted jumper from Granny. Rush into the conveniently located flagship Central store for a quick and easy gift that would work for your bestie, Mum, brother, boyfriend or colleague.
One of our favourite spas in Hong Kong, Sense of Touch, has just launched its own line of skin care products… woohoo! In collaboration Japan’s Zeal Cosmetics, Sense of Touch Laboratories is a range that uses advanced technology and high performance ingredients to guarantee results. If you need a gift for a beauty fiend, we would definitely recommend snapping up some of these results-driven products for them to test out. Load up on those collagen products for bouncy, full skin!