Lifestyle

Santa, stop here!

For the foodie:

Christmas Gift Box

HK$950 from Bellota-Bellotav


Treat your loved ones to a taste of sunny Spain with premium Jamon Iberico. Apart from the Iberian ham, this gift box also includes manchego curado cheese, mini artichoke hearts and pimientos del piquillo red peppers—enough to impress the gastronome in your life, and perfect to crack open for enjoyment immediately.

 

For the bubbly enthusiast:

Perrier-Jouët Grand Brut cuveé

HK$450 from Perrier-Jouët


Each year Perrier-Jouët presents a special illustrated box with a ‘rewilding’ theme; this year’s limited-edition box celebrates Japan and its love of art, nature and tradition of savoir-faire. The motif includes cranes—a symbol of luck and longevity—soaring over the Tokyo skyline, and the sun rising over Mount Fuji. Get your hands on a bottle before stocks run out.

 

For the stylish drinker:

Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa Millésime trunk

EUR120,000 (approx. HK$1,066,000) from Eden Being


Designed by French malletiers T.T.Trunks, this trunk opens out to reveal storage for everything the wine and cocktail connoisseur might think of. Compartments include a portable case that can be taken out, temperature-controlled wine cellar for 10 bottles, flaps to store Château Baccarat red wine glasses and Champagne flutes, and more. It even comes with a SONOS speaker for party times. This limited-edition lichen green trunk is the definition of indulgence.

 

For the wellness goddess:

Inspiration ViA Bottle

HK$1,450 from VitaJuwel


The healing properties of gems have been recorded since the time of the ancient Greeks, and VitaJuwel has now harnessed this natural power in their range of water-purifying products. The lapis lazuli and rutilated quartz in the Inspiration bottle is said to energise and improve awareness, boosting brain performance. The entire bottom piece of the bottle can be unscrewed to swap the GemPod for any of the 17 other available blends.

 

For the beauty queen:

Bar of Gold Trio

HK$590 from Charlotte Tilbury


A holiday must-have to bring an instant glow to winter-dulled complexions. Charlotte’s original best-selling gold highlighter now returns with two new shades to play with. Rose Gold imparts a soft rosy blush while Gold Bullion is slightly bronzing which is perfect on sun-kissed skin. Just don’t be jealous when the lucky girl who receives this turns up to the party looking ethereal!

For the audiophile:

Phantom REACTOR 900

HK$12,990 from Devialet


Just last month, Devialet released their newest addition to the family: an ultra-compact speaker delivering unprecedented power, fidelity and volume named the Phantom REACTOR. Three years in the making, it is branded as the only ultra-compact loudspeaker with a maximum volume of 98 dB SPL, enabled by 900W of peak power. Amazingly, it is four times smaller than the iconic Phantom, but can play as loudly as a symphony orchestra at full force. A piece needed in every music lover’s home.

 

For the wide-eyed graduate:

Dream Life gift pack

HK$445 from kikki.K


No better time to inspire a youngster who’s about to set foot into the real world than at the beginning of a brand new year. The book Your Dream Life Starts Here is filled with practical magic, inspiration and wisdom from people who have dared to dream big. This kit also includes the companion journal and a golden metal pen. Your recipient is all set to start their journey to living their best life, while focusing on what matters and making time to pause and breathe.

 

For the little tyke:

Honeybake Popcorn Machine

HK$459 from Le Toy Van


We all remember when we had to make-believe as children, as well as the fun we had. Ignite a child’s imagination and encourage cognitive play with this beautifully crafted toy that is ethically produced. This wooden popcorn machine features a ‘pop handle’ and popcorns made of felt. With sweet and salty popcorn tickets included in the packing, you’ll no doubt be repaid with a heart-warming serving, hand-popped by a lucky child.

 

For the sweet-toothed:

Tree of Reveries

HK$13,000 from La Maison du Chocolat


This limited-edition piece is an edible work of art: a finely-wrought tree with 78 shiny and matte dark chocolate bubbles of six different sizes. Nicolas Cloiseau painstakingly crafted each tree by hand, and eight scenes are etched and layered into these delicate bubbles with watchmaking precision. Each scene has been rendered in superposed layers of dark, milk, ivory chocolate and gold leaf. A delightfully different way to add to the festive mood.

 

For the habitual napper:

#caternap eye mask

HK$1,200 from #caternap


Have your skincare continuously suffusing into your skin while you sleep with this gorgeous eye mask. Six natural active ingredients infused onto mulberry silk will nourish the delicate skin around the eyes, nose and upper cheeks—all while remaining dry to the touch. The mask can also be washed without losing its ingredients and can be reused daily for up to nine months. This is truly taking beauty sleep to the next level. Available in five colours.

 

For the frequent traveller:

19 Degree Ember

HK$8,590 from TUMI


The burnt red tones of this travel case will surely turn heads at any airport, not to mention it’s the perfect shade for the festive season. TUMI’s modern silhouettes with fluidly contoured angles have only gotten better with each new iteration. This beautiful suitcase is also available in the smaller carry-on and larger extended trip sizes, as well as in a Gunmetal colour.