Christmas Gift Guide 2017

In the hectic weeks of preparation up to the holiday season it’s easy to forget the original intent of the season, which is to bask in the familial glow of home and hearth. To help take some of the stress out of the gift-giving process, our editors have gathered a selection of home goods that are easily available and suitable for a wide range of tastes.

Bang & Olufsen
The Danish audio brand's new Beoplay M3 speaker delivers value for money with its most affordable offering yet. Featuring interchangeable Kvadrat wool covers, blasting Elvis Presley’s “Blue Christmas” from the M3 has never sounded (or looked) better.

Available at Bang & Olufsen, Podium Level 2, IFC Mall, Central

MUJI's offshoot label, IDÉE, has partnered with Kagoshima-based welfare institution Shobu Gakuen via its POOL collaborative platform to create this distinctive apron from fabric scraps of MUJI bed linen and printed with artwork by the artists of Shobu Gakuen. Other items in the collection include a porcelain set and a series of colourful handkerchiefs.

Available from MUJI, 3-4/F, Lee Theatre, 99 Percival St, Causeway Bay

Keep your special somebody's feet warm through the winter with the Lana cotton slippers from premium Japanese towel maker Kontex. Made from a lightweight yet luxurious cotton fabric that is similar to wool in texture, the slippers were designed in collaboration with Monocle for jet-setters both at home and on the move.

Available from the Monocle Shop, 1-4 St. Francis Yard, Wan Chai

Normann Copenhagen
The geometrically-shaped Geo Vacuum Flask keeps hot liquids hot and cold liquids cold while adding visual punch to any counter with an array of colour options.

Available at Homeless, 29 Gough St, Central

Christmas doesn't have to be all bright and red. Instead of going monotone, you can opt to stay low and tasteful with marimekko’s iconic Pieni Unikko pattern in beige, off-white and blue when it comes to decorative accents. The subdued combination lends a refreshing touch to any interiors.

Available at marimekko, 42 Leighton Rd, Causeway Bay

Classics never go out of fashion. While the Svenska Hem Collection isn’t the latest release from the Swedish design brand, its delicate balance between raw textures and soft pastels results in a timeless appearance that will instantly elevate any festive gathering.

Available at kikki.K, Shop 220, 2/F, Prince's Building, 10 Chater Rd, Central

Liven up your home with Byredo's Christmas limited edition candle trio – Rosewater, Incense and Altar. Presented in a perfect combination of red glasses and red wax, the candles will infuse holiday spirit into any space. 

Available at Lane Crawford, Podium 3, IFC Mall, Central

The Sha Five-Sense® Aroma Diffuser features an artisanally crafted exterior made from rare Chinese purple clay and features ambient LED lights as well as a speaker that plays traditional Chinese music to provide an all-rounded and soothing sensory experience.

Available at J Select, Shop 214, Pacific Place, Admiralty

Fan Ho: Portrait of Hong Kong
Published just this year, this photo book is the final book project of the late, great local street photographer Fan Ho. Notable for its more documentarian style as opposed to Ho's highly stylised main body of work, this photo collection features many never-before-seen images taken during the '50s and '60s, and features a foreword by renowned director John Woo.

Available at eslite, 8-10/F, Hysan Place, Causeway Bay

Anna by Rablabs
Sure to be the centrepiece of your cocktail cart, the Héritage ice bucket features a simple, gold-plated design topped off with an ornate emerald stone handle. A smaller version of the design is also available to hold snacks and cocktail picks.

Available at Lane Crawford, Podium 3, IFC Mall, Central

Styled like vintage French crockery in a range of agreeable pastel colours, the Bruno compact hot plate is perfect for a hands-on family meal. The hot plate comes with a basic flat plate and takoyaki plate, with the option to add a grill plate, multi-plate or a ceramic pot to cook all manner of delicious treats.

Available at francfranc, Shop B, 8 Kingston St, Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay

W&P Design
Take your Christmas party to the tropics with this pineapple-shaped cocktail tumbler in brass, with matching straw. The lid can be attached to the bottom of the tumbler to give it extra sophistication. Also available within this pineapple-inspired collection are brass cocktail shakers and shot glasses.

Available at Lane Crawford, Podium 3, IFC Mall, Central

Top image: Beth Kirby