The holiday season is all about giving – there’s nothing like spreading a little joy! Christmas is just around the corner, and whether you’re behind on Christmas shopping or you’re just looking for some gifting inspiration, our A-Z Gift Guide is here to help! We’ve put together our very own A-Z list of all our favourite Sassy brands, highlighting some of our most coveted products and showcasing a range of different gift ideas… take a browse and see if any tickle your fancy!
A is for AS29
They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and we’d agree! That’s why we love AS29, a cool and contemporary brand that uses diamonds in a fresh and fun way so that you can wear them for any occasion. The creative designs and unique black, white and grey colour combinations make these accessories totally chic – we’re definitely hoping for the Lana Flat 2 Ring under our Christmas tree this year! With a huge variety of designs to choose from and new collections available regularly, you’re sure to find something to suit every type of girl in your address book… the ideal gift to suit all.
B is for By Charlotte
This Aussie jewellery brand is a cult hit amongst celebs, and we love the simple yet elegant designs of By Charlotte, which feature the signature lotus flower symbol. We can’t get enough of the delicate details and beautiful simplicity of this Lotus necklace, which is now conveniently available on Vamastyle’s website. The two brands fit perfectly together, both encapsulating the beauty of island-life… By Charlotte also does sweet ‘You are Loved’ and ‘Blessed’ bracelets, which would make ideal small gifts for friends. The whole jewellery collection is on our Christmas wish list!
C is for Caudalie
Caudalie is one of our favourite French beauty brands at Sassy, and we love their peaceful boutique spa on Gough Street (check out our review here). Using the unique and powerful properties of grapes, their products smell divine and actually work! Their Christmas gift sets are ideal for any beauty lovers, and the ultimate gift would be undoubtedly a treatment at their spa! Try out their signature treatments, including the Premier Cru Ultimate Anti-aging Facial and the Vinexpert Firming Facial, both of which feature their exclusive patented anti-aging products. You’ll look instantly lifted with a healthy glow… and if you’re really looking to unwind, the Divine Body Massage and Fresh Grape Signature Manicure will give you the must needed pampering. Just sit back, relax and sip on their delicious Draining Organic Herbal Tea…
Treatments available exclusively at Caudalie Boutique SPA, 3 Gough Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2319 1006, (Please book in advance). Express treatments from $150-480; Deluxe treatments from $680-1,250.
D is for Divine Marinade
Everything revolves around merry eating and drinking during this festive time of year, but that doesn’t mean you need to forego health and wellbeing. Thanks to Divine Marinade, you can make boring dishes delicious and flavoursome using their signature Korean marinades and sauces that are natural, vegetarian with NO preservatives. They come in beautifully branded jars that make for great gifts and stockings, just tie a bow and you’re good to go! They will even gift wrap it for you! All of the products have been tried and tested by the Sassy Girls and they taste as yummy as they look! Your appetite for Divine will become as insatiable as theirs!
E is for the Entertainer Hong Kong 2015
Give gifts of unbeatable value and super savings to your friends and family this year with the Entertainer app and book! The Entertainer Hong Kong 2015 includes over 750 buy one get one free offers for the best businesses in Hong Kong. You can find deals for some of our favourite bars, restaurants and activity organisers inside, ensuring you’re nailing down the best bargains in town every day of the week. Treat yourself to a delicious dinner at Alfie’s, juice yourself clean with Genie Juicery and pamper yourself to perfection with Sense of Touch with buy one get one free steals and deals from the Entertainer Hong Kong 2015. Also included is the Entertainer Travel, which features over 250 free night offers at leading 4 and 5* hotels across Asia and beyond. Whoever gets this gift can save more than $713,000 in 2015 alone! What’s more is there’s a 20% discount until the end of the holiday period. So that’s $395 for the book and $345 for the app. Click here to find out more.
The Entertainer Hong Kong 2015 products are available here.
F is for Feeding HK Cookbook
Books make the best gifts and we’ve got our eye on the Feeding Hong Kong Cookbook. Filled with over 70 of Hong Kong’s best chefs and nutritionists, it’s sure to put a smile on every foodie’s face! It’s only $200 and 100% of proceeds go straight to furthering the ‘Chefs in the Community’ programme and supporting Feeding Hong Kong’s food bank. This is definitely a good way to give a little bit back this year, so order yours here!
Available here for $200.
G is for Gift Hampers Hong Kong
What do you get the person who has everything? A hamper filled with little luxurious bits and bobs from Gift Hampers Hong Kong of course! Each eco-friendly basket is stuffed to the brim with the most exclusive items from around the world. Biscuits from England, chocolates from France and honey from Australia will make even the grouchiest Christmas Grinch smile this year. They have baby, gourmet and special Christmas hampers on their handy online site so you can tick off your gift list in one speedy swoop. We’re eyeing up the Deluxe Christmas Favourites hamper filled with all sorts of spicy, sweet and nutty goodness. With free delivery and speedy shipping services to every corner of Hong Kong, we have a feeling that Gift Hampers Hong Kong might be saving some last-minute Santa Claus’ the night before Christmas!
Gift Hampers are available here.
H is for HYPOXI®
If a loved one is looking to get healthy and fit for 2015, you might want to put some HYPOXI® sessions into their stocking. The state of the art, targeted fat and cellulite reduction system removes stubborn pounds that won’t shift, just take a look at our review here if you don’t believe us. The exercise bike-like machine targets problem areas like muffin-tops, bums, hips and thighs at the speed of light while you peddle away flicking through a magazine. With studios in Central and Tsim Sha Tsui there’s no excuse not to go! You can test out this all-natural method for free yourself here too and cycle your way to a fit and fabulous 2015 together.
HYPOXI-Training® starts from $ 6,888/month (12 sessions), HYPOXI-Dermology® starts from $2,688/month (12 sessions). Tailor-made gift certificates are also available. HYPOXI, Room 705, 7/F, Carnarvon Plaza,
20 Carnarvon Road, Tsmi Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, www.hypoxi.hk/en
I is for Indigo
If you’re looking to create the most comfortable yet stylish home possible, look no further than Indigo Living. They have beautiful products that will brighten up any room, and their Christmas offerings are festive whilst still being tasteful (which is hard to find!). Deck your halls with Indigo Living goodies; from baubles to wreaths to table top adornments. They’ve got everything you need to bring a bit of festive cheer into your house! We can’t get enough of the ‘Gold Standard’ range, which includes dramatic gold flourishes such as Cristina Re’s tea sets and cake stands. And we can’t forget the adorable ceramic dog vases… cute!
The Dog with Glasses ceramic jar is available for $1,290 online here or at Indigo Living, Units 1202 – 1204, Level 12, Cyberport 2, 100 Cyberport road, Hong Kong.
J is for Jaleo
Based in Hong Kong, Jaleo brings a bit of European style and sophistication to Asia. Their timeless designs are practical yet edgy, and are super affordable considering the quality of the material. We love the beautiful silk dresses from their AW’14 collection… perfect for dressing up and down, and transitioning from warm to cold (just throw on a pair of tights and a coat!).
Jaleo Silk Dresses available here for $800.
K is for KOTUR
You must know how much we covet KOTUR clutches here at Sassy… we’re even giving one away to a very lucky reader in our 12 Days of Christmas campaign! Adored by the likes of Jessica Alba and Kate Beckinsale, KOTUR clutches and shoes will update any outfit to give it the ‘wow’ factor. Their new holiday collection uses unexpected textures and fun patterns and images – you’ll definitely find a statement piece here. We love the Fitzgerald Geometric Perspex clutch for a bit of Gatsby Glamour…
Available here for $6,939.92.
L is for LDN:Skins
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean you can’t glow! With numerous Christmas parties happening all over town, you’ll want to look and feel your best. And LDN:Skins products are perfect for giving you that subtle shimmer and tan that’s sure to get you feeling festive. Loved by celebrities, LDN:Skins are the Rolls Royce of tanning products and are ideal stocking stuffers or Secret Santa gifts for girls who love looking naturally bronzed. LDN:Skins has a range of tan tones to suit all skin types, and their signature lavender scent and non-staining formula really make them unique. We also love their indulgent moisturiser, foaming exfoliator and helpful tanning mitt, which ensure that your skin is super soft and your tan is salon-like!
LDN:Skins products are available here. Products range from $265 -$495, and just in time for party season they have added gift sets, which include a spray tan and free gifts at checkout (for orders over $500 and $800) to spread some holiday cheer!
M is for MISCHA
We’re a little bit obsessed with MISCHA… this Hong Kong-based brand, founded by our former That Girl Michelle Lai, is an absolute must-have for any Sassy girl. Her signature print in a multitude of fun colours and designs goes with any outfit and is perfect for travelling. This season, camo is back with a bang and MISCHA has got you covered with their very chic camo collection. We love the cute Amtrak Pouches for gifts! If you’re looking for a personalised gift, MISCHA also does gorgeous monogramming on your choice of item for only $250, and they now do it in gold… festive!
The Camo collection is available online here.
N is for nood food
nood food’s launch this year has been one of the best things about 2014! If you couldn’t already tell, we’re big fans of their snacks, superfood smoothies and deliciously nutritious meals. If you’re looking for something healthy to gift a friend or loved one this holiday season, then make sure you check out the tasty treats in nood food’s special hamper. The hamper includes fresh coconut water, raw food snacks, kale chips and more – perfect for any health nuts you know! At only $800, you’re getting a real bargain (especially as the hamper is valued at $1,150!). Start 2015 off eating clean…
Available at nood food juice bars (Pure Fitness, ifc mall; Fairmont House; Lee Theatre Plaza, Pure Yoga; Asia Standard Tower, Peninsula Office Tower), at nood food Soho: Kinwick Centre and online here. Delivery to Hong Kong Island is included if needed. Hampers can also be picked up from the above locations.
O is for Oh Nom
You might have spied these tasty marshmallows on our Instagram recently… so you’ll know that we’re big fans of them in the office. And now’s your chance to bring them home with you, along with other yummy premium snacks! If you’re looking for a cute gift that will help you win over hearts and stomachs, check out the Oh Nom site. It’s a one-stop snack shop that caters to different tastes, with options ranging from the delish “nom nom” option, to the healthy snack option “oh wellness”, to the tea focused option “oh tea”. Filled with tasty premium snacks, these boxes of happiness will make anyone smile! This Christmas, Oh Nom has scouted out delicious snacks from all over the world and is launching a limited edition Christmas box with festive flavours such as peppermint, honeycomb and chocolate… yum. There are only 100 of these special boxes available, so snap them up quick!
The Oh Nom snack box comes in 3 lines – oh wellness (a healthy snack option $299.9 per month for 2 boxes), nom nom (a guilty snack option $299.9 per month for 2 boxes) and oh tea (an explorer tea box, $TBC). The 2 snack lines run regularly on a bi-weekly basis while the tea line runs on a monthly basis. Snack and tea lovers can subscribe to Oh Nom boxes here.
P is for PUREARTH
This Hong Kong-based social venture launched earlier this year, and as soon as we tried their beauty products, we fell in love. PUREARTH uses all natural and organic products that are handmade in small batches and are chemical-free – making them super nourishing for your skin. We love the philosophy behind this brand and the actual products smell and feel amazing… try their Wild Rose and Seabuck Face Cream for soft, plumped up skin!
Wild Rose and Seabuck Face Cream is available here for $680.
Q is for Quay Eyeware
It doesn’t have to be sunny for you to rock some seriously stylish shades! Aussie sunglasses brand, Quay Eyeware, has a super cool selection of sunglasses that you won’t be able to stop wearing in 2015. Pop them on to instantly give your outfit a vintage, retro-cool vibe. We can’t wait for our next Bali break to rock these Quay Frankie Round Glasses in our favourite Sassy colour. And if these sunnies are good enough for Beyonce, they’re good enough for us!
Quay Eyeware available on ASOS here with free shipping to Hong Kong.
R is for RIL CREED
If you’re looking for a gift for a girlfriend, mum, aunty or colleague, you can’t go wrong with RIL CREED. Their luxurious leather bags are easy, versatile and stylish, and we love the soft leather that’s smooth enough to stroke! Their new Christmas collection includes the cute Rita clutch in festive metallic and blue, and comes with a handy cross body strap. With enough room to fit your essentials (we’re talking phone, wallet and make-up, of course!) this nifty little clutch will be a welcome addition to anyone’s wardrobe. We also love the Sharon bag, which comes in five different colours, and is ideal for day-trips and party-hopping weekends. Snap these up for a gift that your friends will really love and use!
S is for Stutterheim Raincoats
Rain, rain, go away… we always have an umbrella on hand living in Hong Kong, especially when the rainy season rolls around. That’s why we love super cool Swedish raincoat brand, Stutterheim! The craftsmanship, quality and design of these raincoats will keep you looking stylish and dry when the heaven’s open. Check out the very cute ‘Lila’ colour Stockholm raincoat, perfect for any Sassy girls about town… check out their pop-up store at PMQ until the end of December to try them on!
Available online here or at their pop-up store at PMQ for $2,800.
T is for 10thStudio
10thStudio is a cool way to please any beauty buffs you know this Christmas. Simply sign them up for 10thStudio’s monthly-curated beauty boxes! These boxes are carefully put together and deliver cult products and hidden gems straight to the subscriber’s door. Each month, the box will contain different full-sized beauty products, keeping you up-to-date with what’s hot in the beauty world. The convenience, ease and quality of the products make this one Christmas gift that you don’t want to miss out on… sign up here and make sure you check out their Instagram account too for fun competitions and beauty tips!
Available online here.
U is for UGG
This iconic Aussie brand needs no explanation! UGG have been keeping our toes snuggly and warm for years and this winter, they’ve got even more styles and colours to keep you comfy. We love their luxuriously soft dressing gowns and fluffy slippers. And don’t forget to check out their sweet accessories too… we love the bags and the beanies!
V is for Venture Photography
For a Christmas present that’s a bit more meaningful, Venture Photography offers some great packages that will really capture the spirit of Christmas… after all, it’s all about spending time with loved ones! Treat your friends or family with a fun-filled, professional photo session that produces images you will truly treasure. The Venture team can use their amazing photo taking skills, cool effects and colours to turn your photo into something really special that will tell your story – trust us, this photo sesh will stand out from the rest! Not only will you walk away with great pics, but you’ll actually have loads of fun during the shoot too… you can even bring pets along!
The Christmas package is $400 (a bargain since it’s worth $2,500!), and includes: 1 hour professional photography session, 1 hour exclusive review and a 7” x 5” framed image. Available online here or at their studios in Hong Kong: Central Studio 1/F, Winway Building, 50 Wellington Street, Central, 2885 6262; Tsim Sha Tsui Studio, Suite 608-609. World Commerce Centre, Harbour City, Kowloon, 2377 4888.
W is for Wolford
Ho, ho, hosiery! We can’t wait to rock our winter wardrobe, and some of the coolest looks need a great pair of tights or leggings. Enter Wolford, who provide the best of the best when it comes to all things hoisery. Wolford have a huge selection of high quality, stylish products that would be great stocking fillers. The Velvet Sensation Leggings are completely opaque with a matte exterior and a soft, insulating interior, keeping your pins looking wonderful but warm! The gusset finish makes them great for wearing instead of heavy trousers and they are super comfortable… trust us, we’ve tried them. Keep your legs looking lovely this season!
Available online here or at their stores in Hong Kong (IFC Wolford Store – 2234 7331, Harbour City Wolford Store – 3188 4266, Sogo Causeway Store – 2833 4504, Sogo Tsim Sha Tsui Store – 3911 1608). See all store locations here.
X is for XYZ
We’re all about working out and having fun, and XYZ’s high-energy indoor cycling sessions allow you to do both! The sleek studio is perfect for escaping city life, and the spinning classes are guaranteed to leave you feeling energised. If you’ve got any fitness fanatic friends or family, their gift card is the ideal Christmas present for making them feel happier and healthier!
XYZ gift cards available here – choose the value ranging from $200 – $27,000.
Y is for Yellowkorner
If you’re an art lover or a home décor buff, then you need to know about Yellowkorner! With three stores in Hong Kong, including a recently opened IFC location, Yellowkorner is our go-to spot for stunning photography. With a huge selection of prints (over 500!) that range from Abstract to Vintage to Fashion, you’re sure to find something you love. You can choose from a wide range of sizes and shapes and their gift card is an amazing way to gift someone a piece of art that they’ll actually love, as they can choose what they want.
Available online here or at in their Hong Kong stores (ifc mall, Shop 3022b, Podium level 3; PMQ, s101, Staunton, 35 Aberdeen Street; Homesquare, Shop 113a, 138 Sha Tin rural committee).
Z is for Zing Anything
If you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer, the Citrus Zinger is ideal. This cool new water bottle allows you to infuse your water with citrus fruit – great for giving your drink some natural flavour! The newest bottles include the Citrus Zinger Sport, the Mini and the Biggie… our pick? The cute little Mini bottle that’s small enough to fit into your handbag – perfect for busy girls on the go! Get creative with your flavours and check out the some inspiring zinger recipes here… we’re thinking festive orange, cinnamon and cranberries to get us in the holiday spirit!
The Mini is available for $190 online here.
Illustrations created by the amazing artist Marie Pottiez, to see more of her beautiful work, check out her website here.