Hong Kong Food News & Reviews


With all the gatherings and parties coming up, it’s easy to forget getting gifts for the host of Christmas party or the colleagues that you have not much connection whatsoever but no worries, here are the places where you can get last minute gifts but will look like they’ve been planned.

Budget under $200

Pinkster Gin Jam 340g (HK$90)

It’s definitely not an average jam. The jam is made of raspberry soaked in gin which is also the ingredient of Pinkster Gin so don’t let the children taste it! It’s boozy, fun and unique whether you’re using it on toast, pancakes, scones or cocktails. Shop here.


"iBed" Lap Desk with Wood Surface (HK$155)

Who’s not attached to their tablets? This lap desk will hold their tablets, food and drinks comfortably on your laps so you’ll never need to leave your bed or couch (except when you need to get more food). Shop here.


Fortnum & Mason Fruit Flavour Tea Bag Selection (HK$168)

You can never beat Fortnum & Mason’s tea quality and packaging. The gorgeous tea gift sets contains 60 black tea bags infused with fruit flavours, 10 of each flavour: Lemon, Peach, Apple and Cranberry, 20 for Strawberry so they’ll never run out of tea to keep them warm in winter. Shop here.


'Goldfish' ECO Vintage Mug (HK$198.00)

If you’re afraid that they’ll be picky for tea flavours, then this super cool-looking mug will be an alternative choice to make sure they’ll be able to enjoy hot drinks or soup. Despite of the vintage design, it’s made of polylactic acid which makes it safe for microwave and dishwasher. Shop here.


Budget under $600

diptyque Baies Room Spray (HK$530)

Don’t limit your choice with candles and diffuser when it comes to home fragrance. This convenient spray is exactly the same scent as their most popilar “BAIES” candle and can be used in rooms, small confined spaces (wardrobes, luggages), and fabrics, very multitasking, isn’t it? Shop here or at diptyque store.


Laurent Perrier Cuvee Rose Brut NV (HK$550)

The iconic Laurent Perrier’s rosé champagne is a real crowd please and there’s no better reason to pop the bottle than in holiday season. Created in 1968, it is characterized by its ripe red fruit aromas, a high intensity and great freshness. The orangey pink colour doesn’t hurt for holiday spirit either. Shop here.


John Master Organics Geranium – Body Care Trio Gift Set (HK$590)

The organic brand from New York knows what you want for winter that you’ll secretly want to keep these goodies to yourself! This lovely gift box contains Fresh – Lemon & Lime Body Scrub, Geranium & Grapefruit Body Wash, and Geranium & Grapefruit Body Milk so make shower in winter mornings more bearable. Shop here.


Noble Fir Wreaths by van der Bloom (HK$400-HK$1,280)

Flowers and plants are can never go wrong for home gifts. Why not buy something festive for them this time? van der Bloom provides festive wreaths in three sizes: 30cm/40cm/50cm. All of their decorated wreaths are tailor made in style of your choice that matches to your house or office. Order at store or via phone.

Tel: +852 5505 1661
Address: G/F, 61 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong


Budget – Splurge

Tank Decanter Set Copper by Tom Dixon (HK$1,500)

If you’re giving out glassware for gift, make sure they’re too pretty not to use them regularly or at least on special occasions. Tom Dixon is known for its modern design of home accessories and this set of cups and decanter is no exception - the hand-painted copper and gift-worthy packaging will make the gift receiver surprised by your tremendous taste. Shop here or at Tom Dixon store in Central.


Bordeaux Icons Pack (HK$1,650)

Red wine is such a no-brainer for home gifts, especially when they’re already picked. Inside the wine-red box is a bottle of Lynch Bages Pauillac 5eme Cru (2013) and a bottle of Giscours Margaux 3eme Cru (2009), both from Bordeaux, France. Shop here.


Jo Malone London Pomegrante Noir Deluxe Candle 600g (HK$1,995)

It’s a true luxury to have this deluxe size candle with 3 wicks. Pomegrante Noir smells exactly like a dreamy winter indoors with pomegranate, raspberry, plum, pink pepper, Casablanca lily and spicy woods. It can be burnt up to 90 hours which will basically go through the whole winter season with them. Shop here or at Jo Malone London stores.