Wishlist: Stocking stuffers/small gifts over HKD$100

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  1. Franc Franc Marshmallow Pillow

A pillow you might be asking, no this is no ordinary pillow, this is a marshmallow pillow. By far the softest pillow I have ever felt, I have brought numerous family members and friends to franc franc to feel these pillows and let me tell you.. every… single… one who touches these will want one. Give it a squeeze in store if you want to understand the urge to buy it and sleep on it.

2. Godiva Assorted chocolate truffles 

I got these as a early christmas present and let me tell you, the packaging itself is a show stopper (less packing for you!)! Hanging it on your tree might be a little challenging as it is quite heavy, but little by little as you eat them, it will get lighter… right? Godiva have amazing chocolates smooth and creamy so for the chocolate lover… chocolate is a must in their stockings!

3. City Super Macaron soaps 

Soap that look like food? Yes *cough* I am called the foodie for a reason… These macaron soaps are too cute! They are just under the  HKD$100 mark and they fit perfectly into a stocking!

4. Starbucks mugs 

This is definitely a gift that is useful for anyone, whether they are a student, working/man or even a stay at home mum who loves “hot water”. Mugs and tumblrs are the perfect gift. Although they might be a generic gift, if they carry this around they are sure to think of you whenever they carry it around.

Tip: If they are coffee lovers or avid tea drinkers pop a starbucks card inside to take the gift up a notch.

5.Lush Starry night set

Lush… Whenever christmas rolls around I almost aways think of Lush, with Zoella and other Youtubers featuring Lush’s festive bath bombs, I find myself snooping around Lush’s store to pick up a few goodies. There is something for everyone, bath shower gels and face masks for those who don’t have a shower and bath bombs for those who do (have a bath).

6. Franc Franc Udder Milk Cup (buy in-store)

I have been eagerly looking for a Udder Milk Cup for a while, although I am not an avid milk drinker, I am a avid chocolate/milk tea drinker so… it counts. The design is super cute and definitely will make others/you laugh when you drink your drink. Chic and fun!

7. Franc Franc Glass tree

A dainty glass christmas tree is a perfect gift, this year I gave one to a friend to place on her desk at work, sometimes just a little decoration on their desk can be just the thing to get them into the festive spirit as well as give them a break from their work.

Tip: Probably not the best gift for someone who is clumsy as theses things are not shatterproof.

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5 places to go to in Hong Kong during Christmas

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1.Harbour city- 

Probably the one of the most talked about places in Hong Kong for it’s amazing christmas display.  This is definitely one of the places that is top on my list and will be visiting this weekend (stay tuned for a full post on what I get up to). Not only does the mall boast an amazing christmas display it also special Roadshows throughout the month. This month: the Diptyque roadshow.

All I need to say 450 stores? *wallet trembles

Harbour city Facebook page

Harbour city webpage 

2.Pacific Place Santa’s grotto

The Grotto definitely holds a special place in my heart, having spend numerous weekends lining up to visit Santa claus, explaining to him that I haven’t been too bad in the year…and of course picking up the polaroid picture and little gift afterwards is a plus. I think that this is great for both family and friends. Take a bunch of your friends to take a cheesy photo with santa?

Plus they have a bunch of fun workshops available to try e.g make your own hot chocolate tube using candy canes, salted caramel etc (sign me up!)

More information here

Picture this: Iceskating with friends and family, with christmas music playing in the background and beautiful christmassy decor everywhere. Yes, please!

Entrance fees: $55

Times: 9:30am-10pm

4. Timesquare’s White Christmas & Christmas Fair in Lane Crawford

One of my favourite places to shop and visit is Causeway bay shops are walking distance (1min) from each other. I’ve done most of my christmas shopping here. If you have kids their “White winter Snow chamber” is a great idea to experience “snow” in 20 degree weather. Bear in mind that you might have to wait in line…

Yearly, Lane Crawford hosts a variety of small fairs, but during December they host a small christmas fair with a variety of ornaments, snow globes, christmas gift sets and endless chocolate choices. Finally, with city super and logon within opposite each other you can buy groceries for your christmas dinner and buy skincare/stationary. There is everything you could need in one place.

More information here 

 

5. Finally… you probably wouldn’t have guessed this one but, home

At these times, I think that many people think that going out and seeing all the christmas lights is the way to go, but personally, some of my best memories have been at home: decorating the christmas tree, christmas-ifying everything in your house/room, making christmas dinner  or simply watching festive movies at home. Spending time with friends and family (as cheesy as this sounds, and I promise you this is not from a greeting card) is definitely the most warming and merry feeling you can have.

Bonus #6: Hong Kong Brands & Products Expo (工展會) 

Ok so this might not be christmassy however it only comes around once a year from the 10th of December to the 2nd of January, the most spendy time of the year. I have always love looking up and down the rows upon rows of shops viewing the deals whilst supporting HK brands. If you don’t like crowded places then I wouldn’t recommend going here because, crowds and trolleys are involved. If you need to shop for last minute christmas dinner shopping and gifts you might want to check this out !

More Information here

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Christmas tags & labels

With the christmas countdown in full swing, I have been scouring the shops high and low for cute labels and wrapping paper  but decided to make some of my own this year and share them with anyone who is in desperate need of some cute labels/ tags. plan the bestgoing awayparty foryour friend.png

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p.s for anyone who wants to know how I made these, check out Canva.

 

December posts

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Hello! It’s been a week since we have since posted any blog posts. We decided to take a break from posting to focus on the challenges that life has decided to throw at us, for example Laryngitis… yup it has been fun not being able to speak for  a week and a bit and I say this entirely sarcastically.

What should you expect in the month of December? Well we will plan on posting a lot of christmassy themed posts about how to get into the christmas spirit, calendars, movie watch lists as well as our our regular beauty related posts.

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks for some festive inspiration!

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