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December 23, 2010

It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…except in your flat, where embracing the festive season has only gone as far as you downing a vat of mulled wine while single-handedly polishing off half of the M & S Christmas food section.  It’s time to get a handle on the hangover, shake off the sugar rush and kick-start your Christmas shopping.  But this holiday season, you can skip the mall madness and let your fingers do the walking to HK’s new online shops, which are offering super fast delivery and even complimentary Christmas gift wrapping. Suddenly, you’re starting to believe in Santa again…or maybe it’s the wine!

TiareMaking Your List
Clothing and Accessories
Looking for chic boutique shopping for the glamour girl in your life?  Check out Gizzy & Nacho, one of HK’s first online shopping sites purveying hip and hard-to-find brands from around the world alongside up-and-coming local designers, and offering complimentary shipping until December 24th. Prefer to try before you buy? Their secret showroom will have special holiday shopping hours on December 23rd, from 6-8pm (8L, izi bldg, 151 Hollywood Road
Central) Plus, DSTS readers enjoy an exclusive 10% discount on all non-sale purchases. Just enter code “dimsum” at checkout. Next, click onto the newly launched online boutique from much adored SoHo shop Tiare, which offers delivery of their well-edited and ultra wearable collections including Vince cashmere, Rachel Pally jersey, Velvet tees and Alice + Olivia sparkly holiday dresses straight to your door.

CochineChecking it Twice
Body Products, Candles and Diffusers
For anything from an elegant hostess gift to the perfect present for your most stylish sister, look no further than Cochine, an enchanting new fragrance line inspired by the timeless romance, graceful charm and intoxicating culture of Saigon. Choose from one of four sustainably and ethically created fragrances, from Vietnamese Rose & Delentii to Water Hyacinth & Lime Blossom to Argarwood & Amber to White Jasmine and Gardenia, each conjuring a perfumed scene of the city. Whether it’s to hidden alleys overflowing with jasmine or sun-drenched afternoons on the banks of the Saigon River, this luxurious and beautifully packaged line of candles, reed diffusers, hand wash and hand and body lotion will take you away.  Especially for Christmas, Cochine will be offering same day delivery for HK$50 and glamorous gift-wrapping free of charge.

HocusadabraGonna Find Out Who’s Naughty or Nice
Kids Stuff
If Santa’s sleigh needs a little push in the right direction, tell him to click onto two great HK websites for kids. Hip Little Bubba is home to adorable international kids clothing lines, beautiful bed and bath time luxuries and even abstract wall decals to inspire the little Picasso in your life. Hocusadabra features beautiful gift options from arts and crafts sets to classic storybooks to colourful crockery sets. Christmas rush orders can be placed by 11am on Friday the 24th for same day delivery.

Edible ArrangementsSanta Claus is Coming to Town!
Edible Gifts
Looking for a present for your foodie friend who has it all?  The experts at Azovka Caviar have selected the very best farmed caviars from Europe, Russia and Asia as well as Azov and Caspian Seas, and are offering complimentary pre-Christmas delivery of this sensational delicacy right to your door. Or log onto the online home of HK’s much loved French food store Monsieur Chatté, to discover special Christmas hampers to suit your budget and palate, from a baby hamper filled with wine, soups and pâtés (HK$499) to a decadent foie gras hamper featuring 3 kinds of foie, wines and various accompaniments (HK$888). And for anyone from your boss to your best friend, you can’t go wrong with Edible Arrangments. This unique concept features the freshest fruit styled into a beautiful bouquet for you to eat, display and share.  Perfect for entertaining at home, the Starry Sleighride is overflowing with chocolate dipped pineapple daisies and stars, grapes, cantaloupe, honeydew and half of the strawberries hand dipped in gourmet chocolate in a keepsake sleigh vase (HK$1118).

Happy Shopping and Wishing You a Wonderful Christmas!

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