There’s no judgement here… we’ve all done it. Being forgetful is something that comes part-and-parcel with the frantic pace of the festive period, but it’s not an excuse you can use when you turn up to Christmas dinner empty-handed. Luckily, there are a few gifts that don’t require too much planning or delivery time that will still impress your nearest and dearest. Take a look at our last-minute gift guide for presents in Hong Kong that won’t disappoint.
BYDEAU Flower Subscription
It’s not something people tend to buy themselves, which makes thoughtful flowers one of the only true ‘gift’ gifts left. BYDEAU’s flower subscription is more than just a bunch of flowers—it’s a bouquet of custom-designed, seasonal flowers every month for three, six, or 12 months delivered to the door of your loved one. It’s a gift that keeps on giving well after the festive period has passed, and is sure to put a smile on their face for months to come.
Grassroots Pantry Festive Hamper
We know what’s number one on every vegan foodies wish-list: Grassroots Pantry’s plant-based Christmas Hamper. Jam-packed (pardon the pun) with fig chutney, shitake stem XO chilli oil, cultured cashew cheddar, dehydrated farm fruits, crackers, chocolate bonbons, turmeric chai powder blend and masala spiced nuts and seeds, you can opt to add a bottle of organic wine or dining vouchers to complete this delicious festive treat.
A Transformational Experience
This gift isn’t technically in Hong Kong, but it can certainly be purchased from the comfort of your own home. At Compare Retreats we believe nothing is better than the gift of experience, and if you have the means to do so then gifting your loved one a retreat this Christmas can be the gift that keeps on giving. From relaxing escapes to transformation retreats, this is a present that can be truly life-changing. Alternatively, ask your friends or family to skip the physical presents this year, and all invest in booking a trip away together: the memories made spending quality time with your loved ones is priceless.
Gifting someone an entire retreat might be a little too much, but how about a little getaway on their doorstep? With so many fabulous fitness-orientated hotels on our doorstep in Hong Kong, the city is actually one of the best places to be if you’re looking gift a wellness weekend to someone. The Landmark Mandarin Oriental offers a one-night wellness staycation for two which provide the R&R needed to launch into 2019 in style, while The Upper House has recently revamped their in-room spa menu to provide even more peace and privacy for your spa session.
Landmark Mandarin Oriental | Book now on Compare Retreats
The Upper House | upperhouse.com
Jet Set Mischa Tote Bag
For the perennial traveller, beautiful luggage never goes amiss—and MISCHA’s gorgeous Jet Set tote collection is the ideal stylish travel companion. Large enough to fit your overnight necessities, small enough to easily store as hand luggage, the leather or canvas tote can also be monogrammed for that extra personal touch.
Four Seasons Spa Experience
Ranked by Forbes as one of the world’s most luxurious spas, there’s no better way to treat that special someone than with a relaxing experience at the Four Season’s harbourside spa. Personally, we’d recommend the Vital Energy Crystal Healing massage, a two-hour session that begins and ends with singing bowls to increase relaxation, although with an extensive menu of massages, body wraps and facials on offer, there’s something to suit all tastes and preferences. Don’t forget to request a room with a view of the harbour.
Mandarin Oriental Fitness Pass
This is perfect for that friend who has been vowing to get fit. Give them a luxe incentive to stick to this New Year Resolution with a fitness membership to Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong. The pass includes access to the spa facilities, fitness centre, and swimming pool, a fitness assessment and personal training session to get them started on the right track, plus a one-night staycation, two complimentary massages at The Mandarin Spa, and a Shanghainese Pedicure in The Mandarin Barber in addition to discounts on further services.