After a busy season of catering to others, it’s time you spoiled yourself with some self-care.
With 2020 the way it’s been, there’s no better time than to give the gift of self-care. Whether you’re in the market to add CBD to your routine, looking for a soul-warming stocking stuffer, or sorely need a full day’s worth of spiritual pampering, it’s time to treat yourself and your loved ones — and encourage some much-deserved me-time the whole year round. These gift ideas are the perfect ways to start.
Lane Crawford is big on physical and mental wellness this year, with a slew of gift sets that cater to a much-needed reward of me-time to round off a tumultuous year. Check out this gift kit, which includes spiritual soothers like a cleansing sage bundle with amethyst crystal; a calming ‘full moon’ spray, Calm prompt cards by School of Life to guide you through tough days; a cashmere eye mask from Oyuna, and a compact set of The Laundress goodies to keep your clothing (and presence) feeling sparkly clean.
HK$1,580 from Lane Crawford
Has 2020 kickstarted your oracle energy? Or gotten you praying to spirit to see what’s in the cards next? Tap into your inner diviner with these gifts from Omsa, Hong Kong’s first dedicated spiritual wellness portal. Start with the 44-card Work Your Light oracle deck (HK$280), packed with inspirational cards for aspiring soothsayers; prep your session by purifying the space with a white California sage smudging stick (HK$80) — which will be perfectly stored in a sustainably sourced abalone shell (HK$180) for burning. All orders over HK$500 this December come with a Rose Quartz crystal heart and ship for free.
HK$440 total from Omsa
If you haven’t gotten on the CBD oil bandwagon, this is the ultimate gift to start: this collaboration between the Hong Kong department store and Asia’s first CBD-centric café Found offers goodies infused with the calming cannabidiol — from Felix & Co CBD body balm to artisan CBD chocolate bars; CBD gummies from Pure Sunfarms to infused bath salts from Floax; CBD-infused tea bags and water soluble CBD liquid, so you can add a drop or two of chill to your beverage of choice.
HK$2,800 from Lane Crawford
When it comes to a soothing atmosphere, it starts with the ideal home fragrance. You’ll want to tap into Aesop’s gorgeous, sustainably packaged gift kits. The Seasoned Wayfarer focuses completely on a journey inspired by fragrance. Complete with a story by Rabindrinath Tagore (via QR code), this kit includes a peppery, pick-me-up room fragrance, citrusey post-poo drops and the all-important aromatic hand wash, fragranced with rosemary, cedar and mandarin rind.
HK$680 from Aesop
As Hong Kong’s wellness lovers get more familiar with hemp-based therapies, more and more modalities to incorporate cannabidiol into your routine are being introduced. With USA brand Wildflower, the vaporiser pen stands proudly at the spotlight for its effective bioavailability rate, amongst a rota of oils, rubs, soaps and capsules. The minty fresh disposable vaporiser pen comes in two varieties in Hong Kong — one for aches, and one to boost immunity. Each stick contains 150mg of CBD and lasts for 150 draws.
HK$400 from Joyce Beauty and Lane Crawford
Got a friend who’s fallen head first for the cottagecore trend of late? Ethically sourced lifestyle brand Petersham Nurseries has risen out of its horticultural roots to purvey not just plant-related paraphernalia, but also soothing body oils and skincare; delightful loose leaf teas, biscuits and preserves, even elegant tableware and wines perfect for the celebrating season. Yet for such a friend, a beautifully rustic plant pot is sure to be a welcome addition to house their growing houseplant collection — or something bulbous and out-of-this-world; (plucked from Hong Kong caudex plant specialists Plants of Gods, perhaps?)
HK$3,170 from Lane Crawford
On a mission to make haircare a therapeutic ritual, Crown Affair founder Dianna Cohen has crafted gorgeous hair tools and mane-conditioning products made for the millennial set. We’re loving this tortoiseshell (acrylic) comb, hairbrush, shine-boosting serum and scrunchie set that is sure to tame and spoil your tresses this holiday. Simply flip the hourglass and sit back for some much-needed me-time.
HK$1,800 from Joyce Beauty and Lane Crawford
Formulated by Hong Kong biochemist Christal Leung, Skin Need is new to the scene with its vegan and body-positive self-care sets designed for the local climate and skin concerns in mind. Its new body line, housed in a Self Care coffee table tome, is filled with its good-looking skincare signatures — ranging from body creams to hand saviours, all-purpose skincare oils to relaxing pillow sprays and more.
HK$998 from WULT
For the ultimate luxurious home-spa experience, you’ll want to look to the experts at Rosewood Hong Kong’s Asaya Wellness: The Nourishing Hamper is the next best thing to booking a spa retreat at the premises, featuring a motherlode of lavish skincare, tea, candles and accessories. The set includes two Lumira votives, a Haeckel’s exfoliating seaweed bar, exclusive skincare from Evidens de Beauté, an Iris Hantverk bath brush, Bear daily vitamins, a Sandriver baby cashmere scarf, plus a HK$1,000 gift certificate to spend at Asaya.
HK$8,800 from Rosewood Hong Kong
Kick off your shoes and gather your fellow yoga-loving sistren and brethren for a (sorta) healthy way to let off some steam after a long day. Best played with a few cold ones; draw a card for your yoga challenge — to be pulled off with drink in hand. The yogi with the most winning votes at the end of the game wins.
HK$110 from K11 Design Store
If 2020’s left you feeling sluggish and your lower gut a little paunchy, rest assured you’re not alone. Pure’s ultimate gift of health returns: the bundle includes a one-month pass for 22 Pure locations (Fitness and Yoga), one-month access to live-streamed classes; HK$200 worth of goodies from Nood Food; HK$200 voucher for Pure Apparel; and two seven-day guest passes to share with friends. A slew of add-ons for special prices, such as HK$1,860 for three nutrition consultation sessions (HK$2,550 full price), will make a difference if you’re looking to hunker down and change your health for the better.
HK$1,388 before 21 December; HK$1,588 after 21 December from Pure
Based on the philosophy of acupuncture, WTHN’s ‘Ear Seeds’ are self-reflexology stickers that are as beneficial to your health as they are pretty — simply stick one on the same pressure point on each ear and massage as needed for a needle-free way to boost your wellbeing. Choose from rainbow-coloured ear gems or white sparkles.
HK$360 from Joyce Beauty and Lane Crawford
Hong Kong-based premium lifestyle brand Gentle Bro launched in 2019 with a repertoire of US-made hemp therapy products. Completely free of THC, the CBD products range from tinctures to softgels, to pain relief cream and melatonin-infused supplements — made to treat a variety of ailments ranging from insomnia to inflammation. But let’s not forget about our beloved four-legged friends, who too can also benefit from cannabidiol. Got a pet who’s always on-edge? This dog treat hamper is just the ticket: featuring CBD-infused dog treats and an oil tincture that you can mix into food or feed as is — helping to calm nervous pups and even relieve their pain and irritation.
HK$660 HK$560 from Gentle Bro