14 December, 2010

Q Christmas Gift List

14 December, 2010
Where does the time go! We almost left you out in the cold with no Christmas gift advice this year. Thankfully our good friends at Quintessentially are well prepared and they were kind enough to share with us their very own Q Christmas Gift List.

Here are their top 1o gift ideas which are absolutely luxurious!

Rosewood hamper

This festive hamper from Rosewood contains 18 delicious items for gourmands including a bottle of Moet & Chandon, Sturia farmed caviar, foie gras, smoked salmon, Godiva chocolates, assorted teas and more packaged in a chic faux-crocodile gift box. The contents are completely customisable depending on your requirements. Price: Originally HKD 3,980, Quintessentially Members receive a 15% discount and free delivery in Hong Kong (excludes outlying islands).

Cochine Saigon

Cochine’s four signature scents reflect essence and romance of Saigon. Their luxury Christmas gift collection combines your fragrance of choice in a reed diffuser, candle, hand wash and hand lotion set. With fragrances ranging from floral rose to fragrant jasmine, Cochine Saigon is the perfect indulgent gift this holiday season. Price: HKD 1,300 with a complimentary white jasmine and gardenia votive candle for Quintessentially Members.

BECCA Cosmetics

BECCA’s seasonal Fallen Angels collection is inspired by the mystery and enigma of a secret garden. Two stunning palettes, a smoky eye set, beach tint trio combination and mini brush set make up the collection, which focuses on creating flushed cheeks and dark, smoky eyes perfect for the party season. Price: From HKD 550 for the Fallen Angel palette. Quintessentially Members receive a complimentary makeup service with any purchase.

Spa L’Occitane

Credit – Spa L’Occitane

Journey to Provence with Spa L’Occitane this winter with a 2 hour 15 minute treatment which combines a personalised facial and a relaxing, revitalising or deep tissue body massage of your choice. Price: HKD 1,600. Quintessentially Members will receive a complimentary Immortelle Youthful Eyes treatment (40 minutes) which promises to boost micro-circulation, smooth fine lines and reduce the appearance of puffiness and dark circles resulting in a fresh, rested and radiant look.

Tayma Fine Jewellery

Choose from stunning cocktail rings with Santa Maria blue aquamarines set in white gold with diamonds (as pictured), or from the connoisseur’s gemstone collection showcasing vibrant Tanzanites, tourmalines and diamonds in colours such as candy pinks, royal purples and sweet tangerines. Price on request. Quintessentially Members receive preferential treatment at Tayma Fine Jewellery.


Leather and aviator jackets have been flying off the shelves this season, and this exclusive Burberry sheepskin leather and shhearling aviator features a cinched waist, shearling trim and asymmetrical front zip closure. The oversized funnel neck can be worn down to show the lining or zipped up for extra warmth. Special details include two front cut pockets on the waist and cuffs slit to the elbow with a zip closure – a must for any fashionista. Price: HKD 25,000. Quinntessentially Members who purchase the jacket will receive a complimentary image consultation at Burberry’s s Element VIC lounge and priority entrance to their upcoming AW11 HK Runway to Reality event.


Celebrating its 150th anniversar ry, Chopard’s L.U.C 1937 limited-edition wattch for men reflects the brand’s strong traditiion of classic timepieces and is equipped with the L.U.C 1.010 self-winding movement chronometer. Only 1,937 pieces have been produced worldwide. For ladies, the limited-edition stainless steel watch from the “Happy Sport” collection features an “aven nturine”-lacquered blue dial and five star-shaped mobile diamonds. Strictly limited to 500 pieces, this is a rare collector’s item. Price: L.U.C 1937 – HKD 63,000 Happy Sport 150th Anniversary Edition – HKD 110,000

Petit Bazaar

Petit Bazaar, located on Gough Street, is a treasure trove of charming and stylish children’s clothes, toys, educational and homeware items that has something for both kids and adults alike. Stocking niche and hard-to-find brands from Europe and Japan, hip Mums and Dads flock to this two-floor boutique at the weekends on the lookout for exclusive brands and one-of-a-kind pieces for their little ones. Quintessentially Members receive preferential prices at Petit Bazaar.


A minimalist telephone handset and charging docking station for the iPhone, the MM03i hasn’t yet been released to the general public and is currently exclusive to Quintessentially. The MM03i, which is available as a set including handset, weighted base unit and integral iPhone charger, is finished in either white or black high gloss. Fitted with advanced Bluetooth 2.1, Skype and mobile calls are possible with the same handset. Using the MM03i reduces up to 97% of the radiation absorbed by the body compared to direct use of your mobile phone. Price: HKD 1,300.


Aristophil specialises in letters and manuscripts from some of the world’s greatest thinkers, creators, celebrities and artists and offers you your chance to own a slice of history. This letter from JFK to John E Maguire, dated 11th May 1959, pre-dates his presidential campaign by one year. Its content reveals Kennedy is planning a trip to Florida to meet fellow democrats and possibly get a feeling for his presidential campaign. Letters from Renoir and Van Gogh are also available. Price: From EUR 15,000.

About Quintessentially: Quintessentially is the world’s leading luxury lifestyle group with a 24-hour global concierge service. With offices in almost every major destination and thousands of suppliers worldwide, they hand their members the virtual keys to any city. Whether it be travel, music, art, food, hotels, clubs, spas, restaurants, tickets or -most particularly -service, they aim to bring their members and clients nothing but the very best.

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