Whether you are celebrating the holiday season by hitting Hong Kong’s parties, hibernating at home with the family or jetting off to a far flung destination, wandering around the shops searching for presents can be a headache at the best of times. So we’ve done the hard work for you, and tracked down the best online gift sites that deliver globally – whoever you’ve got on your Christmas list, we’ve got you covered!
Giftlab has the holiday season all wrapped up, carrying 150 brands and offering inspiration on their gift board where the present-obsessed team pin all sorts of fabulous products so you can get ideas of what to give your sister, mother and even your dog this holiday season. We love the El Toro Diana F+ and Flash Camera, Copper iPhone Passive Horn Amplifier and the Lucky Voice Pink Microphone Karaoke Party Box. Check out loads more fab gift picks here.
Culture Label is a virtual museum gift shop store full of arty and unique gifts. With a whole section that allows you to choose from the offerings at the Tate, Barbican and British Museum amongst others, this is definitely one for that culture vulture on your list. The Saatchi Gallery heroin and cocaine salt and pepper shakers will get dinner party conversation started on an interesting foot!
Net-A-Porter has a holiday gift guide to die for. From stocking fillers to holiday sweaters and gift cards, they even have the men in your life covered with Mr.Porter. Buy the Kate Moss book for your fashionista friend, a Lanvin Happy grossgrain bag for your mum or some Clubmaster two-tone sunglasses from Ray Ban for your boyfriend and just sit back and wait for those sleek black boxes to arrive.
With over 25 monogram styles and products raging from stemless wine glasses and cutting boards to lamsbwool and angora throw blankets and bathrobes, East Hampton-based The Monogram Shop gives monograming new meaning. Current Sassy fave is the striped beach towels – perfect for bringing a little bit of Revenge-style Hamptons glam to HK!
Eyestorm offers works by established and emerging artists. Limited edition work on the site includes pieces by artists such as Peter Blake, Damien Hirst and Polly Morgan.
Pottery Barn (plus their kids and teen site!) pretty much covers everyone in the family! We’re loving the personalised name books for any littlies in the family, the mini coolers (especially in aqua) and the Bluetooth tailgate speaker amp.
Miansai by Michael Singer is perfect for those men who do wear jewellery. Leather, silver, rose gold and brass finishes make up this fantastic collection of necklaces, bracelets and rings. Teen boys will love their take on the leather or cord silver wrist wraps they normally pick up on beach holidays.
Picture This is a Hong Kong store that ships worldwide. Choose from their extensive collection of first edition books, vintage posters and photography, including iconic black and white works by Yau Leung or the vibrant hues of Keith MacGregor’s Hong Kong cityscapes.
Don’t want to choose? Lane Crawford’s limited edition gift cards designed by four international artists make the perfect gift for your best friend, your husband or any picky teenagers who always want the latest fashion item you didn’t even know existed. Buy online at www.lanecrawford.com and redeem online or in store.
A little extra… Personalise your gift wrap by ordering personalised ribbons, gift boxes and wrapping paper, including recycled options, from www.namemaker.com.