17 December, 2014
Style

Sassy’s Last Minute Gift Guide – the Top 10 go-to gifts for Christmas!

17 December, 2014

Yes we know – EVERYONE is banging on about buying gifts (guilty as charged!), but it’s getting down to the wire and you can’t avoid the dreaded Christmas shopping crowds now! If you’ve left it ’til the last minute and you’re in panic mode – never fear. Sassy is here to give you some helpful hints and ideas for last minute gifts that will make anyone happy. Whether it’s for a Secret Santa, a colleague or your family or girlfriends, we’ve rounded up the Top 10 Gifts that are sure to please!

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Gift Hampers Hong Kong
Gifthampers is our go-to for amazing hampers in Hong Kong, and they’re the perfect company to come to your rescue when you’re looking for a last minute gift! This Christmas, they’ve got you covered with a huge variety of festive hampers for every budget that are filled with a few of our favourite things (see the whole range here)! Our pick? The indulgent ‘Krug Christmas‘ hamper which includes Australian Organic Times White Choc Macadamia Cookies, French Maison Fossier Pear Macarons, a French Sharing Chocolate with Hammer, Harney & Sons Black Tea with Holiday Spices, Krug Champagne, candy canes and much, much more! One word – yum! All the exclusive products are sourced from around the world, and this season they’ve even introduced their own unique eco-friendly basket to store the goodies in. This is literally the perfect last minute present to send a whole family, with free delivery, a complimentary message card and even two Christmas crackers to boot.

Available for $3,199 or $3,259 including two Christmas Crackers here

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RONG t-shirt
Secret Santa gifts are always tricky, but you’re sure to get some laughs from these fun Hong Kong t-shirts! ‘Rong’ prints Chinese idioms and phrases onto cool t-shirts made with top quality cotton, translating them into catchy English slogans. The unique thing about these tees though is that each one comes with an explanation of what the idiom means and the story behind it, so you actually know what you’re wearing! These playful t-shirts are perfect as a quick gift that’s sure to please… we like this ‘Lip Service’ t-shirt which is ideal for spring (just check out the meaning behind it!).

Available for $348.87 ($45 USD) here.

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Gourmet Skin Bar 
If you’re a lover of all things organic, then Gourmet Skin Bar has got to be on your list for Christmas! This newly launched platform for guilt-free skincare products provides only the best in organic, natural brands and is sure to become a new go-to for beauty buffs. Shop online for individual products or treat your friends and family to the special holiday box sets. We love this Holiday Treats box which includes one Kahina Lemongrass Nettle Argan Soap (100g) and a trio of Hurraw! Balms in Spiced Chai, Cinnamon & Vanilla (4.3g each) for only $260! Every box sold includes a $20 donation to the Make A Wish Foundation Hong Kong, so you’ll be doing even more good.

Available for $260 here

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LUSH
Have you been inside a LUSH store in Hong Kong this season? If not, then you should definitely go and check one out! You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to gifts, and this is the ideal place to snap up any last minute presents as they’ve already put together a huge variety of different gift sets that include festively themed products. We love the ‘Joy to the World‘ set, with Dream Cream Body Lotion and Snowcake Soap for only $150 and the ‘Jingle Bells‘ box for $505 which is filled with bath bombs and bubble bars. Plus, all the gifts are pre-wrapped with beautifully festive packaging! Sorted!

Available online here or at all LUSH stores in HK – see store locations here

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My Sassy Stash
Struggling to get your bestie a gift this season? Or looking for a very Sassy Secret Santa gift for the girl who has everything? The Sassy Stash is perfect! Apart from the wonderful name (wink!), the Sassy Stash is actually so useful for girls who just want a hassle-free night out. Store your personal items in a smart, secure and sassy way by wearing the stash around your thigh. The different designs include the Alexa, Lily and Sienna, and all are made with delicate lace and silicon grippers to ensure your valuables don’t fall out as you dance the night away!

Available for $280 here

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BAILEYS Gift Set
Who doesn’t love a little alcoholic tipple to see them through the holidays? BAILEYS is one of our favourites for a post dinner nightcap, and this year they’re offering a limited edition gift set which includes a 700ml bottle of BAILEYS The Original Irish Cream and a stylish Venus glass. The perfect pressie for any adult looking to celebrate the festive season!

Available at all major retail stores for $198 (Market Place by Jasons, Taste, Wellcome Supermarkets, PNS Superstores, City’Super, AEON, SOGO, and Apita).

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GRANA
GRANA is our new one-stop shop for wardrobe essentials. We’re talking sleek Chinese silk shirts, Japanese denim and Peruvian Pima cotton t-shirts, all at a super affordable prices! Make sure your order fits in one GRANA box so you don’t have to pay shipping at an extra cost; on top of that, enjoy their speed of lightning express shipping (exactly what you need for your last minute shopping)!

Available from $94 to $303 here

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Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire is so delightful… the lyrics to this Christmas tune ring true at the moment with the dip in HK’s temperature! Luckily, one of our favourite candle companies, Diptyque, is here to keep our homes cosy and warm with their festive offerings. Diptyque’s comprehensive line of home fragrances and candles are ideal gifts to grab for loved ones and colleagues this Christmas, and they’re super easy to pick up at the recently renovated ifc boutique. Our style blogger Sabrina recommends this little set as a hostess gift for any parties your hitting up here!

Available from $230-$2,700 at Diptyque Boutique, shop 1080, Podium Level 1 ifc mall, No. 8 Finance Street, Central, HK (various locations). 

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Pyaar
Pyaar focuses on selling home décor goods from all over the world that are handmade and eco-friendly. Not only are their products beautiful, but their concept of giving back to the world so we can preserve our planet for future generations definitely deserves some credit! We’re big fans of their funky felt coasters that we included in our goodie bags at our blogger meet-up at the A Pair and A Spare studio here, and of course the adorable, hand-painted Millie chopping boards (read more about them in our What Sassy Wants issue here!). Get them quick as there’s only a limited number!

Available at Pyaar; 10/F, Nam Hing Fong, 39 Yia Wa Street, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, 2388 6949.

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Amuse
Looking for a last minute pressie for a fellow Hong Kong lover? Then look no further than Amuse! This new company provides gorgeous cotton cushions printed with stunning photography of the city from Manisha Shah. An easy gift for a colleague, friend, Secret Santa or family – who doesn’t love having images our beautiful home in their house?! The black and white ‘Queensway’ cushion would fit seamlessly into anyone’s living room, and this ‘Sweet Caroline’ cushion on the right is ideal for any rugby lovers!

Available here for $350 per cushion. 

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We hope you’ve found something useful as a last minute gift! And don’t forget to stop by Stanley market for some quick present buying… the cashmere and linen make great gifts for family and friends and there are definitely some good stocking fillers about! Good luck and Merry Christmas!

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