Not feeling the festive spirit yet? Well, once you’ve started shopping for your Christmas tree and decorations, you soon will be! Make sure you don’t leave it ‘til the last minute to hunt down all your festive bits n’ bobs (when only the straggliest trees and tackiest tinsel are left) with our roundup of the best places in Hong Kong to buy Christmas trees and festive decorations. Make sure you deck those halls in style!
50 Shui Choi Tin Village, Victoria Road, Pok Fu Lam, Hong Kong, 2812 0948
P&F Garden are a local nursery with many years experience in the gardening game. They sell Christmas trees and poinsettias, plus all sorts of other festive plants and flowers; for further details, give them a call or stop by one weekend!
Prince Edward Flower Market
Follow the signs to the Flower Market from Prince Edward MTR and you can’t go wrong! This stretch of road is home to tonnes of fresh flower and plant sellers, including a few bigger gardening shops that should be happy to arrange home delivery – and prices are likely to be much more reasonable here than on the Island.
Chun Hing Garden
Wong Nai Chung Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong, 2572 6430
Chun Hing Garden is another family-run business with over 20 years experience. Tree-wise, they’ve got Noble Firs, Douglas Firs and Fraser Firs all imported from the US, plus a nice range of other seasonal decorations like poinsettias and wreathes. They can also arrange home delivery; check out their entire range here.
Anglo Chinese Florist
9 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, 2255 0900
71-73 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, 2921 2986
With over sixty years experience, Anglo Chinese Florists have become one of the most trusted and reliable plant suppliers in Hong Kong. This year, they’re selling a range of Douglas and Noble Firs from the US, plus artificial trees either with or without decorations. They also have a huge range of wreathes, poinsettias, garlands and table decorations and arrangements, both real and silk. Check out all their store locations, plus details for ordering (you can pay for both delivery AND removal of your trees!) here.
It’s also worth remembering that many local florists and nurseries will be arranging special orders for Christmas trees – we’ve already seen a few in Wan Chai and on Hiram’s Highway leading up to Sai Kung (try KK Horticulture, 2792 7440 or Greenhouse Nursery, 2573 3627) plus Stanley Flower Shop in Stanley Market (2813 0624). So do always enquire individually… and you’ll never know if you don’t ask!
Causeway Bay, Megabox, Sha Tin (see full addresses here)
Ahhhh… trusty Ikea. Expect to see plenty more of the Swedish giant on this list, as they’re brilliant at providing everything festive you may need around the house in great designs and at reasonable prices. The order cut-off date for their real trees (which are all grown in sustainable eco-environments) is December 12 with last deliveries on December 16; choose from either a 4’-5’ or 6’-7’ Scandinavian Fir, all at well under $1,000. They should also be offering some artificial trees in-store.
Japan Home Centre
All over Hong Kong (see all locations here)
One of HK’s best-kept secrets for homeware at el cheapo prices, Japan Home Centre usually have some artificial Christmas trees perfectly suited for HK’s small apartments around this time of year. Check out bigger stores if your smaller neighbourhood store doesn’t stock any.
Toys R Us
All over Hong Kong (see the full list of stores here)
Hiding amongst the aisles of brightly coloured toys and games, Toys R Us actually has a nice range of artificial trees – from tiny little tinsel ones (around $50) to bigger, more realistic trees (up to around $500). They also do some really fun Disney piñatas, which would be perfect for Christmas parties (come on, not even adults can resist smashing one up for sweets!), Santa hats and stockings.
Various locations including Times Square, Harbour City, IFC (see all locations here)
City’super’s range of artificial trees is fantastic, covering everything from the classic to the trendy and everything in-between. The bonus? Most of them come with their own fairy lights in the form of fibre optic tips, plus have matching ornaments included – cutting out half your shopping to save you time for buying more presents!
DECORATIONS, STATIONERY & EVERYTHING ELSE!
There won’t be much festive cheer if all you have is a tree – it’s all the little details that will turn your place from average apartment into winter wonderland!
Central, Ap Lei Chau, Repulse Bay, Sha Tin, Tsim Sha Tsui & Cyperport (see full addresses here)
So many people mention Indigo as one of their festive must-visits that they must be doing something right! One look at their classy and chic range of Christmas decorations should be enough to convince you – and with their help, you’re bound to have one of the most stylish trees on the block! This year’s themes for Christmas are ‘Elegant Luxury’ and ‘Classic Whimsy’, so if you have time to spare, definitely check out their huge flagship store at Horizon Plaza to stock up (our favourite is the Christmas pudding bauble)! They’re also happy to arrange home delivery.
1/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2877 3295
Tequila Kola has become another HK lifestyle favourite, with a great range of modern decorations that are certain to get your house into the Christmas spirit. Whether you want to stay traditional with your table settings, with deep reds and shimmering silvers, or go contemporary, with bright bold turquoise and icy blue, they’ll have everything necessary to create a cohesive and Christmassy colour scheme! Pop over to their huge flagship store in Horizon Plaza and why not you can make a day of it (they have Sift cupcakes there too, hint hint)!
2/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2555 2997
Still in Horizon Plaza, we’ve been hearing great things about this home décor store (more like warehouse!); they have lots of fantastic festive items at reasonable prices to spruce up your pad. If you’re looking for funky table pieces, this is a good bet. It’s well worth checking out the rest of Horizon Plaza whilst you’re there – this mall is homeware nirvana!
Causeway Bay, Festival Walk, K11 & Horizon Plaza (see full addresses here)
If you fancy bringing some chic and clean Japanese style into your home for the festive season, look no further than Francfranc, who do an extensive range of inexpensive but charming decorations in their trademark minimalist style. Expect beautiful baubles, classy candles and cute funky mini Christmas trees and wreaths, mostly in their festive colours of choice – glimmering gold, red, silver and white. Psst… their new store on Kingston Street in Causeway Bay is just fab!
Jusco Living Plaza
Everywhere! See the full list of stores here
Just in case this name isn’t ringing a bell, this is the shop formerly known as Jusco $10 Store, which in turn is known everywhere else in the world as Daiso! Now more like the 12-ish dollar store, this is still phenomenally cheap stuff that definitely rates more expensive than it looks (must be the great Japanese design!). In our experience, they’re great for rolls of sparkly shiny wrapping paper and other packaging paraphernalia (gift boxes, ribbons, craft scissors), whilst they also have some fun Christmas decorations (reindeer antlers and Santa hats ahoy!) and ornaments.
Lane Crawford Home & Lifestyle
Level One, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, Hong Kong, 2118 3398
For the artiest (not to mention most expensive!) decorations from the most renowned brands and designers, then Lane Crawford is the way to go. Their dedicated Home & Lifestyle flagship in Pacific Place is your best bet, although all stores should have some Yuletide items available.
The Stalwarts – Marks & Spencer, Ikea, City’super
All over town!
These are our three fail-safe options for shopping in general in HK and, as usual, they’ve got some great quality but reasonably priced items for the festive season. Marks & Spencer is fantastic for big rolls of wrapping paper that should keep you going until NEXT Christmas (not just the never-big-enough one-sheeters that most stationery shops here specialise in), plus they also have some really cute Christmas stockings – perfect gifts for kids (or just for yourself!). Ikea also has bumper rolls of chic wrapping paper, plus cool Christmas decorations in their quirky Scandinavian designs that wont break the bank. Meanwhile, City’super has completely taken over Times Square’s basement with a huge section dedicated to all things Christmassy – ornaments, stockings, wreathes, decorations, snow globes, cuddly reindeer and pretty much everything else you can think of!
Unit 4, 12/F, Sungib Industrial Building, Wong Chuk Hang Road, Aberdeen, Hong Kong, 2580 8552
For cool and quirky vintage-style Christmas tree ornaments that hold back on the cheese factor, head to Attic Lifestyle – or order online on their website (delivery is free for orders over $500, in case you needed further temptation to spend)!
Unit 5, Level 2, 2 Lee Lok Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong, 2552 2727
This new kid on the block (formerly Chapin House) is another Ap Lei Chau homeware haven. A treasure trove of stunning furniture and home décor items, Bowerbird Home’s Christmas collection has an old world, antiqued silver and mercury colour theme, including vintage glass ornaments for that extra elegant touch. Give your tree some sophistication this Christmas!
Shop 8, G/F Empire Court, 2 & 4 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay, 2808 0792
3/F Sogo Department Store, 555 Hennessey Road, Causeway Bay, 2831 8468
Shop 406, level 4, New Town Plaza, Phase 1, Shatin, 2601 2068
UG/01 LOG-ON, Festival Walk, Kowloon Tong, 2865 9980
This British brand, with its gorgeous floral patterns and English summertime vibe, is a Sassy favourite. Don’t miss out on their adorable, vintage-esque Christmas decorations – from a little knitted Santa to spotty red Christmas mugs, you can’t go wrong here for a bit of festive cuteness!
Shop 3205, Level 3, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Canton Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong
Our new favourite homeware store stocks everything fabulous you could possibly need for your pad. From furniture to pyjamas, they’ve got it all – so of course they’ve got Christmas covered! Baubles, candles, glasses, table runners, napkin rings… they’ve got a huge range of Christmas décor, all at reasonable prices; in fact, they even have a Christmas jazz CD if you need some party music! To top it off, they also stock mini-trees for $299 – super cute! A definite must-visit for all things home and Christmas related!
28/F Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing Street, Ap Lei Chau, Hong Kong (flagship store); Soho, Cyberport, Sai Kung – see all stores in HK here; This is yet another great addition to the home-ware haven of Horizon Plaza, offering up HK’s first eco-chic furniture boutique! If you’re keen to use recycled materials, don’t miss out on TREE’s beautiful, stylish driftwood pieces.With a selection of Christmas themed products, from reindeers, starts, trees and wreaths to bowls and candle holders, all made out of abandoned driftwood found along the beaches of the Philippines, you’re sure to inject your home with a stylish, rustic festive feel.
Aubergine Artist Living
If you haven’t heard of Etsy yet… where have you been?! Packed with handmade crafts, you’re sure to find unique Christmas décor (and gifts!) on here – one of which is Aubergine Artist Living, a Hong Kong based seller who has created some magically different Christmas wreaths! Made from a variety of different materials, these completely unique decorations will add a bit of colour and fun to any apartment… and you can still use them after the Christmas season to brighten up a space! P.S. Need a bit of help with how to shop on Etsy? Check out our how-to guide here!
The Candle Company
11 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2545 0099
There’s nothing like the smell of Christmas – and you can’t get anywhere better than The Candle Company for a range of heavenly Christmas scents – a Sassy favourite! With fragrant candles such as Mandarin Cranberry, Christmas Spice, Balsam Fir and Snow Angel, diffusers and even some cute baubles and wreaths, this is the shop to go to if you want to fill your home with some festive smells… Christmas is taking over all the senses! Stock up on some Christmas gift sets too, to bring a little sniff of Christmas into your family and friends homes.
Unit 8, 23/F, Harbour Industrial Centre, 10 Lee Hing Street, Ap Lei Chau, 2580 2530
This one-stop shop has festive party supplies and décor by the plenty; just remember, the showroom is open by appointment only. Think wrapping paper, candles, crackers and even reindeer paper cups (adorable!), they’ve got everything you need for upcoming Christmas parties that is sure to brighten up even the most Scrooge-worthy homes! Don’t miss this incredibly sweet Nutcracker Theatre Cupcake stand – let’s not lie, we all secretly want to be the Sugar Plum fairy.
The Silk Flower Company
Currently available at locations here, online orders available, 6439 2387 & 9185 3266
This new company provides exactly what you might think…silk flowers! Not only are these flowers going to last a lot longer than real ones, but they’re also truly beautiful and realistic – using only the best, quality materials. Don’t miss out on their wonderfully traditional, handmade wreaths and centrepieces for that Christmas-in-the-country vibe!
Many of the city’s holiday fairs and bazaars will be selling all sorts of festive bits n’ bobs, including Christmas tree ornaments, house decorations and Christmas cards and wrapping. There are too many to list here… but you’re in luck! We’ve already made a bumper guide to all this year’s festive fairs – check it out here.
For cheap and cheerful decorations that might not last much longer than the twelve days of Christmas themselves (but at that price who cares?!), hit up your local markets – we suggest Wan Chai, North Point, Mong Kok Ladies Market, Price Edward, Sham Shui Po, Jordan or even the small stretches of stalls in Central as potential hunting grounds for wreathes, stockings, tinsels and other inexpensive ornaments. A few shops dedicated solely to Xmas goods usually pop up on Lyndhurst Terrace and Wellington Street in Central and on Queen’s Road in Wan Chai too. Just remember, Central or Causeway Bay will never be your cheapest ports of call, Island East is generally cheaper than Island West and Kowloon and the New Territories should be the cheapest of them all!
DIY IT – ALTERNATIVE TREES & DECORATIONS
If you don’t fancy hoovering up your carpet every two seconds or trying to squish a giant tree into a taxi (this has actually happened to us!), why not think about getting creative and going for an alternative tree option? You only have to type ‘tree’ into Pinterest to find a plethora of trendy-looking tree types – which might actually be more suitable for our little Hong Kong apartments to boot! Plus, you’ll be doing the Earth a favour by not using a real tree… there’s no reason not to be environmentally friendly during the festive season, so upcycle all the way!
Why not save on valuable space and actually have your ‘tree’ on the wall? Try putting that mountain of Christmas cards to good use and display them on your wall in the shape of a tree. Or, if you’re feeling ambitious, try making the outline of a tree with fairy lights for a magical, twinkly effect. If you’re feeling super confident, how about replicating this Scandinavian inspired wall-tree, using wood, baubles and lights… you can pretty much use anything to create the Christmas ‘tree’ shape – so give it a go and try out your creative skills, especially if you’re pushed for space! Photos via Pinterest.
For a chic, modern look – grab your best vase and collect some long twigs and branches from one of our country parks. Decorate with fairy lights, ornaments – and voila! Alternative, minimalist, mess-free tree! Bookworms, put that library to use and stack up your books into a fun Christmas tree shape for a geek chic look! Photos via Pinterest.
If you also want unique decorations with a personal touch, how about DIY-ing your décor – just Google DIY Christmas decorations and marvel at the results! The go-to place is Sham Shui Po, which has plenty of awesome craft supplies; if that’s too much of a trek, head to your local wet market (or the ones mentioned above) where you should find fabric and haberdashery stalls selling ribbons, lace and glitzy odds and ends at bargain basement prices. For other cheap crafty bits and bobs, Jusco Living Plaza is fantastic.
You can literally try making a tree and decorations out of anything, so you might even surprise yourself with a brand new creative creation! Hrmmm… OK, maybe not everything. Some things might not be quite as successful as others. The Spam Christmas tree is so very Hong Kong though, don’cha think?! Photos via Buzzfeed.
Consider your halls well and truly decked!