Dec 14, 2006|
Where to find it: Festival Walk, Ocean Terminal, Pacific Place, Silvercord, Prince’s Building, Sogo and Hong Kong International Airport
Why: It’s filled with classy boy’s toys, which any gent would be proud to have in his collection.
Advice: A word of warning, owning products from Dunhill will not turn your man into Jude Law
Lover: Cocktail shaker set in leather case ($12,295)
Family: Ballpoint pen ($4,795)
Friend: Bulldog cufflinks ($2,595), Devil cufflinks ($1,750)
Shop: Agent Provocateur
Where to find it: Lane Crawford IFC Mall
Why: It’s gratifyingly expensive for mere wisps of fabric, and the lacy lingerie is as much a gift for yourself as it is a gift for her.
Advice: Don’t go in all guns blazing and pick up the first thing you see. Have a sneaky peek at her underwear collection for clues about her size and taste in underwear.
Lover: Red Corset ($2,685) and matching briefs ($725)
Family: Agent Provocateur Perfume ($1,200)
Friend: Peep Show CD ($205)
Shop: Shanghai Tang
Where to find it: Pedder Building, Pacific Place, Peninsula Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel and Hong Kong International Airport
Why: With such beautifully packaged gifts and a price range that suits almost every pocket, it’s nearly impossible to go wrong with this Hong Kong staple.
Advice: If buying for a local, go for the quirky, retro products, while a friend from overseas may appreciate the traditional Chinese designs.
Lover: Silver chopsticks with stand ($490)
Family: Silver photograph frame ($450)
Friend: Business card holder ($195)
Where to find it: Times Square, Harbour City, New Town Plaza, IFC and Festival Walk (Log-On, Life Division)
Why: There’s likely to be one within scuttling distance from you at all times, and there are countless cool stocking stuffers from all over the world.
Advice: Forgo the food hall; you won't have time
Lover: Flower in a can ($68)
Family: Body fat analyzer ($60)
Friend: Silver piggy bank ($75)
For the truly desperate, we turn to some of Hong Kong’s most widespread shops for inspiration
• Hello Kitty Skype phone ($128)
• Bottle of Yellowtail Merlot ($109)
• Durex play wand ($699)
• Miine Houndstooth scarf ($9.90)
• Fujiya Peko milk candy in kitsch collectible tin ($11.90)
• Miine ladies pastel umbrella with leatherette handle ($29.90)
• Bailey’s Fondue Kit ($209)
• Mini Jellybean Dispenser ($30)
• Kahlua Coffee Liqueur ($185)
• Grand Marnier ($124)
• Waitrose Tasmanian Honey ($53. 90)
• Waitrose Luxury Lemon Curd ($33.90)
• Unibic Almond Biscotti ($22.90)
• Taylor’s Colombian Coffee Beans ($50.50)
• Tin of Twinings English Breakfast tea ($55.90)
• St. Dalfour set of jam minis ($11.20)
Procure a basket and a ribbon, and arrange products in a visually appealing manner. All of these products are available for delivery
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