Whether it’s Christmas, birthdays, weddings or anniversaries, buying gifts is not always as easy as you might think! With so many options, especially here in the shopping haven of HK, it can be hard to choose. And what could be harder than just regular gift giving? Gift giving for couples! What can you get your best friend who’s just got engaged, or that couple who’ve invited you to their new housewarming? Sassy to the rescue yet again! Kill two birds with one stone and use this handy little Gift Guide for Couples to get that cute couple a present. We’ve got his and hers to suit everyone, from the couple that loves to travel, to the most stylish duo about town…
FOR THE COUPLE THAT LOVE TO TRAVEL
Hong Kongers love a good getaway, and with so many beautiful destinations at our doorstep, those long weekend vacays are becoming increasingly popular. If you know a couple that are constantly zipping off on various adventures, then Mischa’s new Camo Collection is ideal for them. Get her the Jet Set Tote in Camo Orchid – the perfect handbag for travelling, which will fit all her essentials in. We love the pop of purple that gives this camo print a feminine touch! Match her bag with a Voyager Duffel in Camo Green for him – this is one of Mischa’s first unisex pieces and we love the detailing and design… perfect for a weekend getaway.
FOR THE ACTIVE COUPLE
What do you get for the couple that are constantly hitting the gym? A bottle of wine definitely won’t fare well with these health nuts… Why not order them some stylish new gym gear from the awesome Net-A-Porter? The recently launched Net-A-Sporter has a range of amazing sportswear (read more about it here), and we love this Stella McArtney CLIMALITE® stretch T-shirt for Adidas. And for him? What about these Dri-Fit 2-in-1 Printed Nike Running Shorts? Easy, breezy and perfect for running in hot and humid Hong Kong.
FOR THE STYLISH DUO
Some people just have it, pure and simple – style. Hong Kong’s full of fabulous local designers (see our roundup here!), but we think matching pairs of these simple trainers from Square Street would look super cute. These SQ1000s vulcanised sneakers are easy to wear and give any outfit a cool but casual look… you can’t go wrong with them! Even the most stylish people will be happy with these comfy shoes.
Available here for $466.
FOR THE BUSY COUPLE ON THE GO!
HKers are known for being busy, busy, busy! And we’re constantly on our phones and gadgets getting updates about the world. But this wreaks havoc on one thing… phone battery! Jadeco has a simple solution: portable chargers in accessories. Think a clutch bag with a hidden USB cable to hook up to her phone, or a Sulån Battery Tag that can be tied around the handle of handbag. Works perfect for her, and for him, a Bolmen Document/Macbook Air Case will get him from one meeting to the next in style.
FOR THE BEAUTIFUL ONES
Ever curiously poked around your man’s skincare products in the bathroom? Yep, well, we’ve all done that at some point. And anyway, who says that we can’t share with our other half? For the couple who love a bit of indulgent pampering, Purearth have got natural skincare products for both him and her. He’ll love the Healing Hemp & Seabuckthorn Face and Body Bar (one product that does two jobs, what guy doesn’t love a little bit of efficiency?!). The rich moisturising properties in Purearth’s Wild Rose and Seabuck Face Cream is perfect for her, and it’ll come at the right time, just before HK’s dry weather sets in…
FOR THE FOODIES
Sometimes you wonder how they did it – bag a reservation to the hottest new resto in town just weeks after it opening. HK’s F&B scene is constantly evolving (just check out our Food News Flash here!) and there are some who just salivate at the thought of a new place to check out on a Friday or Saturday night. But for the food lovers, why not bring the party home with some of Monsieur Chatte’s gift items? This farmhouse cheese platter and a bottle of bubbly make for the perfect gift. Just make sure they don’t indulge all at once!
FOR THOSE CELEBRATING AN ANNIVERSARY
Ok, so this gift might not be one you want to give to other people (slightly awkward!) but it’s perfect for you and your other half, especially if you’ve got an anniversary coming up. Lingerie or sleepwear is a great gift that you can both enjoy… that brand new bra that you desperately need can now double as a treat for him too! Check out the Rosie for Autograph collection at Marks & Spencer’s stores around the ‘Kong, in collaboration with supermodel and actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley for some sexy but sophisticated lingerie. And make sure you don’t forget to get something for him too: you’ll be able to pick up some luxe underwear from the newly launched David Gandy for Autograph collection, in collaboration with top British model David Gandy (check out our recent interview with him here!).
Available at Marks & Spencer stores around Hong Kong; click here for locations.