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December 18, 2012

Here Comes Santa Claus

So far you’ve thoroughly enjoyed this year’s festive season. You’ve spent a couple of very happy, mulled wine hazed afternoons soaking up the atmosphere at the Christmas markets, you’ve carefully coordinated your tree decorations (all out baroque this year, SO Dolce & Gabbana) and best of all, you’ve switched your usual bowl of cereal breakfast for a daily dose of advent calendar chocolate. The only slight issue is that there are now only seven more advent calendar chocolates to go until the big day which not only means only seven more indulgent chocolate breakfasts, but also just seven little days to buy all those gifts… It’s time to put down the chocs and pick up your game – the DSTS Christmas Gift Fairy is here to find the perfect present for everyone from your boss to your beau to your best girls. All you need to do is make a list of all your favourite people, match them to their A-list alter ego and voila, a list of presents to set their hearts aflutter…

Here Comes Santa ClausThe Girls

The Dita Von Teese
She’s a slinky little minx, more glam than Marilyn Monroe and your go to girl for a night of cocktails and mischief. She wears six-inch heels to the supermarket and is always immaculately groomed; she likes to be spoilt and has a taste for life’s little luxuries. Red lipstick, diamonds, dirty martinis… Her Christmas Wish List? Gorgeous lingerie – Maison Close Rue des Demoiselles Push-up Bra and Boyshort HK$1,340, Sheer 4/F, W Place, 52 Wyndham Street; A pair of heart-stoppingly beautiful, vertiginous high heels – Christian Louboutin Love Me 120mm, Christian Louboutin 10-12 Wyndham Street; The perfect red lipstick – Tom Ford lipstick 16 Scarlet Rouge HK$380, Tom Ford, Shop 2049, IFC Mall.

The Rihanna
With a hectic work schedule and a penchant for exotic holidays, she never seems to be in one place for more than a couple of days. One week she’s partying poolside in Miami, the next she’s detoxing at a spa in Koh Samui, before jetting off for a week of meetings in New York. She’s a true international jetsetter with a serious case of wanderlust.  Her Christmas Wish List? A chic carry-on – Mischa Jet Set Tote HK$1,180, Kapok G/F. 5, St Francis Yard, Wanchai; A teeny tiny bikini for poolside posing – Itsie Bitsie Tie Me Up and Frill Me Bikini HK$780, Itsie Bitsie, 1st Floor, 45 Hollywood Road; Cosy cashmere to keep snug on those long haul flights – Cashmere Hoodie HK$1,800, Sambag, 6 Po Yan Street, Sheung Wan.

The Jennifer Anniston
She’s got buns of steel and has abs that would make a Victoria’s Secret model weep. Her wardrobe is 90% lycra and she radiates healthy goodness, she’s an out and out gym bunny. Brad, eat your heart out! Her Christmas Wish List? Perfect Workout Hold-all – Lululemon Daily Om Duffel HK$1,380, Lululemon 53 Staunton Street, SoHo; Post Workout or Pre-Wedding Comfort and Style – Bailey Button – I Do! Uggs, Ugg Pop-up Store 7 On Lan Street, Central; A Personal Trainer and Nutritionist on Speed Dial – The next best thing, a Bikinifit voucher, for a four week bootcamp program HK$2,780, BikiniFit, http://www.bikinifit.com.hk.

The Kate Moss
Too cool for school, she’s achingly stylish with a wardrobe that would make Carrie Bradshaw seethe with envy. On to a trend seasons before the rest of us, she’s the definition of fashionista. Her Christmas Wish List? The essential wear-everywhere tee with a conscience -“Liberty” Tafetta Pocket Tee HK$930, A Boy Named Sue http://www.aboynamedsue.com; Neon Wall Art – Pink Neon Love Sign HK$4,200, Eclectic Cool 58 Po Hong Fong, Sheung Wan; The Perfect Party Dress – Paper Crown Amber Dress HK$2950, Tiare 60 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central.

The Nigella Lawson
She’s the yummiest of mummies, her home looks as though its been lifted straight from the pages of Elle Décor and her baking is legendary.  Never happier than when pottering at home, she’s the perfect domestic goddess. Her Christmas Wish List? A touch of retro glam lighting – Vintage Murano glass lamps by Barovier & Toso, Casa Capriz, Unit 8D, Reality Tower, No. 4 Sun On Street, Chai Wan; A gourmet coffee maker – Nespresso U Machine, Christmas Price HK$1,388 (until 31 December 2012 and limited edition variations Hazelnut and Macademia nut capsules HK$63 per sleeve (10 capsules); Nespresso, Shop 1019, IFC Mall; Stunning florals for her holiday table – Santa Baby Bouquet, HK$1600, Ellermann Design, http://www.ellermanndesign.com.

The Boys

The George Clooney
He’s suave, good looking and devastatingly charming. He rocks a dinner jacket and bowtie better than Bond and has the ability to make every woman feel like a kittenish minx. He manages to strike the perfect balance between old school, dapper chap and devilish rogue. His Christmas Wish List? Old School Grooming Products – Gentleman’s Tonic Shaving Gift Set HK$620, Gentleman’s Tonic, B47-B48, The Landmark; A modern take on the briefcase – Document Zip-Up Bag in Coated Moleskin & Black Leather HK$1,100, Iter Hominis 242 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan; Bespoke tailoring – Voucher for a bespoke Moustache Suit, Moustache 31 Aberdeen Street, Sheung Wan.

The Pharrell Williams
He’s the coolest guy you know. His iPod’s full of bands you’ve never heard of, his name’s on the list at all the it nightspots in town and he has a way of looking effortlessly hot at all times. All the boys want to be him, all the girls want to be with him… His Christmas Wish List? A pair of fly sneaks – Bapesta Embossed Leather Trainers, Bape Store, G/F, One Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay; A kitschy cool tee, Kitsune Fox Ears Tee HK$488, Sailor by kapok, Shop 101, 1/F, K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Road, TST; Something boozy with a bit of bam, Yardbird Where the WOAW Things Are Limited Edition Sake, Lane Crawford Canton Road Blitz.

The Mark Zuckerberg
He knows his gigabytes from his terabytes, he’s scarily clever and he has a bit of a weakness for the newest, shiniest gadgetry. His letter to Santa is awash with toys for grown-up boys. His Christmas Wish List? A set of designer Wireless Speakers – Bang & Olufsen A9 Wireless Speaker, Available from Lane Crawford Canton Road Blitz; A cutting edge camera to bring out his creative side – Lytro Camera, a camera that captures light fields rather than a 2D flat image, from HK$3,888, A&A Audio and Video Centre or DC Fever http://www.lytro.com. The ultimate boy’s toy – A pocket sized bluetooth controlled Ferrari, which uses your iPhone/iPod/iPad as a remote control, HK$698, Apple Store, IFC Mall, Festival Walk and Hysan Place.

For kid’s gifts galore, stocking stuffers, and last minute airport finds, check out the Christmas Gift Fairy’s top picks here.

After that, the only A-lister left to buy for will be…you!



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