Fed up of the same old gift guides and the inevitable, disappointing voucher that you end up sending your relatives each year at Christmas? Then why not show your loved ones that you care and pick up something special from the city you call home? Here are five of our favourite gift ideas from Hong Kong.
This local jeweller draws inspiration from old Hong Kong icons. Its coin cufflinks give a new lease of life to vintage minted coins, gold plating them and transforming them into cufflinks, charm bracelets, and key rings. They make for great birthday, Christmas, and anniversary presents, so be sure to check the site for your special year.
Patinova, prices range from $770 to $1,350
Artist and designer Louise Hill cut her teeth working with some of Britain’s biggest brands, including Marks & Spencer and Fortnum & Mason. After spending a period of time travelling through Asia, she settled in Hong Kong, and later Singapore. Her time around the region has resulted in a series of ‘digital collages’. Her Hong Kong-inspired prints combine iconic scenes and fixtures in a unique style, and prints are available in numerous sizes.
Louise Hill Design, prices range from $2,550 to $10,900
Homegrown Hong Kong brand Mazu Resortwear pays homage to the fragrant harbour and its maritime history with a range of men’s swimwear featuring designs influenced by the city’s former seafaring ways. The Aqua Luna, pink dolphins, and sampans all make an appearance on these funky trunks.
Mazu Resortwear, prices range from $1,200 to $1,400
This Sai Kung-based candle company offers a range of signature scents, but if you’re looking for a quirky gift, it’s novelty dim sum delights are sure to do the trick – they’ve been known to make for a great Christmas stocking filler too.
BeCandle, prices range from $180 to $420
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