28 January, 2016
Lifestyle, Style

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide 2016

28 January, 2016

Win Gifts for your loved ones!

 

Oh, Valentine’s Day, we have such a love/hate relationship with you. On the one hand, you can be so cheesy, and on the other… well, we can’t say we don’t like receiving flowers and chocolates. Whether you’re in a relationship or not, use 14 February as a way to show some appreciation to those you care about. Buy your bestie that bottle of champagne for your next night out, send your colleague a little box of chocolates that she’ll surely appreciate after a long day at work, or put a smile on your mama’s face with a bunch of beautiful flowers. Everyone likes to feel treated, so spread the love and snap up a few of these Valentine’s Day gifts to make the special people in your life feel even more special!

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Stazione Novella’s Valentine’s Day Hamper

Looking for a romantic foodie gift for that special someone in your life? Black Sheep Restaurants has just the thing at their neighbourhood Italian wine bar, Stazione Novella. They’re offering a bellissimo, ready-made hamper filled with tasty Italian treats – we’re talking fig mostarda, Parmesan reggiano, Tallegio, salami Napoli, biscotti and of course, a wonderful bottle of Italian wine. The Cantine Astroni Gragnano (2014), a bottle unique to Black Sheep Restaurants is a light yet flavourful vino with notes of ripe cherries and caramel… perfect for breaking open at home as you sit back and watch you favourite Italian film. Grab one to share at home with your lover (it’s all about those chilled nights in with Netflix!) or as a special treat for any foodies out there.

SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY

Like the sound of this Italian hamper? You’re in luck, as we’re giving one Italian Hamper away to one lucky Sassy reader, worth $488. If you’re a fan of all things Italiano, you don’t want to miss out on this. Simply enter the giveaway below for your chance to win… that’s amore!

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Available for $488 at Stazione Novella, 52 – 56 Staunton Street, Soho, Hong Kong

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Pierre Hermé Paris Goodies

Nothing screams romance like macarons… right?! If you’ve got a gal pal in your life that’s obsessed with these delicate French confections, then head straight to Pierre Hermé Paris for the best of the best. Pierre Hermé Paris macarons are simply to-die-for, with heavenly flavours and a melt in your mouth texture. We’d recommend the Syrine Box which holds 24 delicious macarons, or the Chocolate Bonbons with use only the finest ingredients.

SASSY SPECIAL GIVEAWAY

Sate your partner’s sweet tooth and enter our giveaway to win a delicious gift from Pierre Hermé Paris! We’re giving away two sets of scrumptious delights, one set ‘For Her’ ($1259) and one set ‘For Him’ ($1059). The ‘For Her’ set includes a Pierre Hermé Paris Syrine Box (with 24 macarons) and a Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut with Flutes Gift Set… fabulous! The ‘For Him’ set includes a Chocolate Bonbon Assortment (210g) and  The Glenlivet 12 Year Old Whisky  – we’re sure that would make anyone happy, be it guys or girls. Pick which set you prefer when you enter the giveaway by clicking on the button below! Good luck!2015-sassy-enter-giveawayAvailable at Macarons & Chocolats Pierre Hermé Paris: ifc mall, 2833 5700; Harbour City, 2155 3866; The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, 2263 2232, www.pierreherme.com.

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Diptyque Candles

If you want to show your appreciation for your mum, sister, aunty, best friend or colleague, but don’t quite know how, then you can’t go wrong with the candles from diptyque. Here at Sassy, we’re a little bit obsessed with these beautifully scented candles (hint… hint…), and the limited edition ‘Rosaviola’ collection would definitely put a smile on our faces! Inspired by Olympia Le-Tan’s iconic book clutch bag, this collection of candles includes scents of rose, violet and leather. Apart from the distinctive, sweet smell, the packaging for this range is super cute, using pale pink for the candle holders. Look out for the lip prints on the holders too! Mwah!

Available from $300 – $600 at diptyque ifc mall, Harvey Nichols Pacific Place, Lane Crawford Times Square, and selected Joyce Beauty stores. 

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Sparks by The9thMuse

It comes as no surprise that we’re lusting after the unique jewellery at The9thMuse (yet again!). This time we’re after the in-house jewellery line, Sparks by The9thMuse, designed by our previous That Girls, Charlotte and Jing. Personally, we’re going to be subtly hinting by leaving the website page open on our partner’s laptop… but if you want to really get into the good books with your best friend, then consider snapping up the cute ‘Bracket’ Necklaces by Sparks as matching BFF jewellery. You’re never too old to have bestie necklaces, and these quirky charms are made with 925 Silver, 18k White Gold or Rose Gold Vermeil and Cubic Zirconia Pavé – very adult.

Available for $845, (chain sold separately for $480) at www.The9thMuse.com, or in store at The9thMuse, Unit 1204, 1 Lyndhurst Terrace, One Lyndhurst Tower, Central, Hong Kong.
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Sweet Obsession Gift Set by The Perfect Palette on Sooq

Everyone loves flowers, but they don’t last forever. So why not opt for paper flowers instead?! Sounds weird, but trust us, looks pretty. The Perfect Palette, a trio of artisans, have come together to create a adorable and original gift set on Sooq. If you haven’t used Sooq – get on it! This online Hong Kong marketplace is a one-stop platform to find unique, handcrafted goodies at affordable prices (our little secret for presents). The Sweet Obsession Gift Set is ideal for your partner or bestie on Valentine’s Day as it includes a handmade bouquet of 5 Italian paper peonies by Paper Play Design that will last a little longer than regular flowers, an eternity circle necklace in 18ct. gold vermeil as well as an infinity charm bracelet in 18ct. gold vermeil by Kookii B. and a box of eight heart-shaped macarons by Vive. Phew! We love the cute and playful jewellery by Kookii B. so this gift certainly wouldn’t go unnoticed…

Available for $1,380 on www.sooqcentral.com.

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H&M homeware

Looking for an affordable gift this Valentine’s Day? Good ol’ H&M have us covered yet again! Head to the homeware section of the huge new store in Causeway Bay for reasonably priced candles, cushion covers and decorations. We’d be more than happy with this pink elephant plate ($59.90), this awesome golden pineapple serving dish ($99.90), or even this scented candle in a pretty flower box ($59.90). There are so many different cute and quirky bits and bobs to pick up at this one-stop high street store, which is ideal for cheap and cheerful presents for a range of recipients! It’s worth it if you can brave the crowds…
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Naughty Weekend Gift Set by Lovesations

Want to spice it up this Valentine’s Day? Unleash your fiesty side and check out brand new Hong Kong company, Lovesations! This recently launched platform is Hong Kong’s answer to Ann Summers, offering a range of “bedroom accessories”. Expect only the highest quality products, with everything from lingerie and candles, to adult toys and massage oils on offer. Why not try the ‘Naughty Weekend’ Gift Box featured above, which includes a Bow Tie G-string, one ‘Tickler’, one set of nipple tassels, one ‘Good Vibrations’ bullet vibrator, a 2-in-1 Neutral Massage Oil & Lubricant (30ml), a raunchy dice set and one rope… we guess you’ll be spending the evening of 14 February at home then? Hello 50 Shades of Grey.

Available for $690 here, www.lovesations.com

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Spoilt

If you’re more into experiences as gifts rather than physical things, then you might want to consider checking out Spoilt. They have a range of exciting experiences suitable for all different tastes; choose from relaxing spa treatments, creative classes, food workshops and more. There’s something for everyone here and it’s a great way to make new memories with the ones you love the most. Thrill seekers will love the Zipline and Abseiling Adventure for Two ($1,360), which also get you exploring a different side of Hong Kong at the Sea Gully Cliffs in Tung Lung Chau. Take a look at the specially curated Valentine’s Day experiences here for some serious inspiration!

Available for $400 up at www.spoilt.com.hk.

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TREE decorations

For those who like to keep it eco-chic, you can’t go wrong with TREE’s Valentine’s decorations. These handmade, natural decorations are totally unique and the perfect addition to sustainable home living. We love the new tin heart mistletoe ornaments ($95)  and the driftwood heart decorations ($195), both of which are made by skilled artisans in the Philippines. The naturally weathered wood gives any little Hong Kong home a sweet, loving touch… swoon!

Available for $25 – $195 for a range of heart decorations at TREE store locations: 28/F Horizon Plaza, Ap Lei Chau; 22 Elgin Street, Soho; 116 Man Nin Street, Sai Kung. 

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Molala Cheer Up Gifts 

This one is definitely for the girls! If you’ve got a mate who isn’t the biggest fan of Valentine’s Day or has just gone through a break-up, Molala needs to be on your gifting list. Founded by two BFFs after seeing a close friend experience heartbreak, Molala provides fun, tongue-cheek gifts for intelligent and happy girls that are guaranteed to turn those frowns upside down. The adorable confetti balloons are the perfect pick-me-up and will add a certain whimsy to someone’s day… send your girlfriend this box filled with an incredible giant balloon bouquet (which includes a unicorn!!) and you know you’ve got a friend for life. More fun-filled Valentine’s Day Molala gifts here!

Balloon packages available from $140 – $2,850 at www.molalacompany.com/category/valentines-dy

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The Mandarin Spa

For the ultimate indulgence, treat yourself or your beau to a luxury pamper sesh at the exquisite Mandarin Spa. The special ‘My Own Valentine’ package includes a 60 minute Rose Facial, a 60 minute Rose Body Massage and an Aromatherapy Associates Rose Body Cream! It’s only available from 12 – 14 February 2016, so book in quick by calling 2522 4888 or by sending an email to [email protected]. If you want to relax with your partner, go all out with the ‘Couples’ Romantic Suite’ package at the Jasmine or Kukui spa suites, which includes 30 minutes of relaxation in a private rose petal bath and steam, followed by two hours of a personalised spa treatment and a glass of Rosé wine each. Enjoy spa cuisine and a take the time to completely unwind… all for $7,000! If you want to treat you mum or gal pal, The Mandarin Salon is also offering an Irresistible Kiss Manicure and Pedicure for $800, which includes a 45-minute manicure, a 60-minute pedi and a special gift – a Jane Iredale Lip Crayon! You’ll be in the good books all year with this…

The ‘My Own Valentine’ package is available for $2,980 and the ‘Couples’ Romantic Suite’ package is available for $7,000 from 12 – 14 February 2016 only, www.mandarinoriental.com/hongkong/luxury-spa.

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