December 19, 2014

You list retail therapy under the ‘interests’ section of your CV, your credit card gets so much action that you have to replace it monthly and you’re on first name terms with all the shop assistants in malls from Causeway Bay to Kowloon Tong. In fact, for most of the year, you’re to shopping what David Beckham is to football. Come December though, you become a shadow of your usual shopping-self. In the blink of a fairy light, just the thought of hitting the stores is enough to have you cowering in a corner swearing you’ll never shop again. It’s the ostentatious decorations, it’s the tinned carols on a torturous loop but most of all it’s the never-ending list of people you need to find the perfect present for… Never fear, the DSTS Christmas Gift Fairy is back to help you find the ideal gifts for everyone on the list…

FOR HER

Let It Shine
With a perfectly pointed toe, embellished with gorgeous sparkly gems, Jimmy Choo’s Manda Anthracite Lamé Glitter Pumps with Crystal Detail are at the very top of our Christmas wish lists. (HK$8790, Jimmy Choo, Shop G8, G/F, Landmark, 2525 6068)

Just Bag It
A little bit naughty, a little bit nice, the KOTUR Fitzgerald Geometric Clutch (US$895, www.koturltd.com) will carry you from festive tipples to the most glamorous Christmas galas.

Let’s Make-Up
Looking for a perfect red lip and enchanting smoky eyes this Christmas? Find your wish list all wrapped into one pretty package with Charlotte Tilbury’s The Bombshell (HK$2,075, www.net-a-porter.com)

Go for the Gold
Brace yourself for Sally Ryder’s Fleur De Lys Tennis Bracelet. With exquisite diamonds set in18 karat gold, it’s the perfect way to add a touch of refined sparkle to every holiday ensemble. (From HK$24,000, www.ryderdiamonds.com)

There’s No Business Like Shoe Business
Put your best foot forward with Nancy MacDonell’s The Shoe Book, a cloth-bound homage to the wonders of shoe design through the centuries featuring 300 illustrations and contributions from Christian Louboutin, Bruno Frisoni and Sarah Jessica Parker. (HK$910, www.net-a-porter.com)

Slip Into Something Comfortable
There’s nothing like coming home and sinking your feet into a great pair of slippers. Our tried and true winter favourites are UGG Fluff Clogs in Natural, (HK$990, UGG® AUSTRALIA, 2 Yiu Wa Street, Causeway Bay, 2893 1338)

FOR HIM

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane
Get a unique perspective on Hong Kong with the Phantom 2 Vision+ Camera Aircraft which flies high around the city, takes stunning HD videos and is equipped with flight radar to bring it back home. (HK$9600, www.lanecrawford.com)

Book It
Travel inspiration abounds in The New York Times 36 Hours: Asia & Oceana cloth-bound book. Featuring insider information, maps, photographs and charming illustrations from Tokyo to Thailand and beyond, 2015 is set to be filled with exciting, exotic adventures. (HK$203, www.mrporter.com)

The Write Stuff
2015 is going be your year and Smythson’s “Make It Happen” Notebook will make sure of that. Jot down your hopes, dreams and genius ideas in this sleek petite navy notebook and the best is surely yet to come.  (HK$640, www.lanecrawford.com)

Ink the Deal
Now that you have the notebook, you need a stylish pen to write down those lofty ambitions. Look no further than Montblanc’s ’Meisterstück’ fountain pens, which are handmade in Germany and considered considered masterpieces in the world of stylish stationery. (HK$4103, www.mrporter.com)

Pump up the Jam
The party is where you are when you travel with the stylish, portable Jawbone Wireless Speaker, which links up to your phone and provides hi-fi audio with 10 hours of rechargeable battery life (HK$1888, www.lanecrawford.com)

It’s a Sign
Gallop out of the year of the Horse with Tang Tang Tang Tang’s Zodiac Silk Men’s Pyjamas. Your bed sheets have never seen anything so stylish!  (Sale HK$2100, Tang Tang Tang Tang, 66 Johnston Road, Wanchai, 2525 2112)

For great gifts for the little elves in your life, perfect presents for the host and more, check out our Lights, Camera, Christmas Winter Guide here.

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