What do you get the guy who has everything, or worse, “doesn’t want anything”? While we might be otherwise be tempted to go ahead and give him nothing, ‘tis the season to be generous so we’ve racked our brains to come up with the best gifts for him this festive season. From unique Hong Kong experiences to total splurges, we’ve got something for even the pickiest man.
Searching for the right gift for the guy who is always on the go? The Weekender Wash Kit ($349) caught our eye because we are forever reminding the men in our life to pack properly! All of the travel-sized items are made with all natural ingredients and include toothpaste, toothbrush, face wash, face cream, and shampoo. He’ll be smelling like a rose the whole trip! And if he isn’t a light packer, you could also consider the Men in Black kit ($1,359) or the many other awesome options!
How Much: Gifts for him start at $158.
Where to Get: Online at www.giftsomething.com
Trying to find the perfect gift for a dapper guy? Or a guy you wish were dapper!? We love The Dark Knot for its hand made, luxurious silk ties and men’s accessories including cufflinks, tie bars, pocket squares and money clips – everything he needs to look sharp. Recent additions to their tie line include knitted ties, which are perfect for a casual evening out or a less formal office setting. Not only are the products themselves exquisitely made, everything ships to you in a fab gift box that includes a card with suggestions on matching attire, creating the perfect gift. If he can’t be pleased with just one tie, consider The Dark Knot’s accessory and tie subscription services.
Sassy Perk: Receive 25% off sitewide (including on sale items) when using the promo code “SASSY25”
How Much: $55-$85 Ties (HKD $430 – $665), $29 – $55 Accessories (HKD $225 – $43) with free shipping globally on all orders
Where to Get: Online at www.thedarkknot.com
Looking for a gift for a guy who has great BBQ ambitions but no where to actually BBQ? Get him the ultimate Hong Kong appropriate cooking tool this Christmas. The Lotus Grill (starting at $1,800) is a smokeless, portable, award-winning, charcoal BBQ! He’ll be able to BBQ in practically any location (even the tiniest balcony, park, beach, boat and even indoors, providing a window is left open). Because of the integrated fan, the charcoal only needs 3 minutes to heat up and then it’s ready to use and there is no disturbing, unhealthy smoke! It comes in two sizes and different colours with additional attachments like a Pizza Stone, Teppanyaki Plate, Hot Pot/Fondue set, and various sized lids. A handy portable bag is included. You can get him the whole package along with a bag of charcoal and fire lighter gel and sit back and wait for dinner to be served!
Sassy Perk: Our friends at the Lotus Grill are offering Sassy readers a 10% discount when you purchase via the online store. Simply use the promotion code, “Santaclaus17” to redeem this perk.
How much: Prices stat at $1,800
Where to get: Available from www.coba-grills.hk and the following retail stores: Pantry Magic, Renauld Air, Lift Lifestyle, Patio Mart, Meatmaster, Ship Shop at Hong Kong Yacht Club.
If you’ve exhausted all of your usual gift options, don’t worry – YU’ is going to save you this year! Experiences are impactful, memorable gifts and Yu’ has five amazing Hong Kong experiences to choose from. For the wanderer, curious men in your life (husband, father, friend, brother, boyfriend) who love exploring and learning new things, give a YU’ experience that will show him a different side of Hong Kong. Choose from temple life, feng shui, I Ching, Chinese Astrology and traditional Chinese medicine.. Unsure which one to pick? YU’ offers beautiful gift certificates online that can be mailed. This is a gift that we’ll be getting two of – one less date to plan!
Sassy Perk: Sassy readers will receive a special 10% discount until Saturday, 30 December when using the code “YUSASSY2017”
How Much: Yu’ offers private tours from $1,200 and group tours from $450
Where to Get: Book in a specific experience or order a gift certificate at www.yuapostrophe.com
If he loves a good pint then you might want to consider gifting a monthly beer delivery subscription. Depending on your budget, you can choose from three, six or 12-month subscription options. Each box contains 24 bottles! Bestbev will deliver a curated selection of top selling beers and seasonal, limited edition specials. Plus, during their membership, Beer Box subscribers get 15% off additional purchases and score invites to private tasting parties. Talk about the gift that keeps on giving!
How Much: Beer Box subscription 3-months: $2,040 ($680/month), 6-months: $3,990 ($665/month), 12-months: $7,710 ($643/month)
Where to Get: Online at www.bestbevhk.com
If he’s been there done that when it comes to travelling around Asia, inspire him with The New York Times: 36 Hours Latin America & The Caribbean book. It includes 60 different itineraries and amazing photographs to inspire even the most jaded traveller. We love the way it offers so many options for every day of your trip – no more sitting in the hotel asking what should we do today?
How Much: $30 USD, free express shipping to Hong Kong
Where to Get: Available online from www.eastdane.com
Got a beer drinker at home? Why not treat him to special brewing classes where he can create his own custom draft? Back to School Brewing offers a variety of hands-on classes, courses and experiences that will please any beer expert! The sessions start at $180 and up, depending on what you select. We’ve got our eye on the Intro to Brewing class (from $500) where he can attend with a group of friends to experience tasting and brewing beer together. The best part? He’ll receive his very own packaged beer 3 to 4 weeks later!
How Much: $180 and up
Where to Get: Available at www.backtoschoolbrewing.com
If you’re going for a splurge, you can’t go wrong with a pair of Ferragamos. Made in Italy with premium materials, you may have to think of this an investment piece. The smooth derby shoes features a four-eyelet derby in calfskin, on a leather shoes with rubber island sole. Though these are straight from the 2017 Fall/Winter Collection, they’re classic shoes that the lucky man is sure to be wearing for years to come. Plus, we all know how important it is to have a go-to pair of shoes!
How Much: Prices vary based on style.
Where to Get: Available online Saks Fifth Avenue, with free express shipping to Hong Kong, or at Salvatore Ferragamo stores in Hong Kong
For the man who enjoys music and is keen to block out the hectic Hong Kong noise, the Beats Wireless Headphones are the perfect gift. Great for the commute or on a plane or just sitting on the couch, the sleek design, colour options, and noise cancelling combine to make these our favourite headphones at the moment.
How Much: $2,888
Where to Get: Available online and in store at Lane Crawford