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Gorgeous Mother’s Day gifts with a difference

We are all probably guilty of taking Mum for granted from time to time, so Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to remind her that we really do know how fabulous she is. If you’re in need of inspiration for the perfect present, we have this selection from some of our fave Hong Kong retailers.

Gifts Less Ordinary

Show your mama that you know she is one of a kind this Mother’s Day with a unique piece from Gifts Less Ordinary. The online marketplace was established by Amy Read after she received a personalised baby blanket and shoes as a gift after the birth of her third child. “I was so overwhelmed with how beautiful and personal the gift was, it made me realise we needed these kinds of gifts to be available in Asia and beyond,” she says. Head to the website to find a selection of more than 6,000 luxury and bespoke gift ideas, ranging from jewellery and personalised glassware, to art and homewares. As a marketplace, all products featured on the site are sent directly from Gifts Less Ordinary’s carefully selected partners. And did we mention there’s also free delivery to Hong Kong? You’ll find delivery times on the product pages of the site’s partners, and there’s even a specially curated Mother’s Day gift ideas section to give you some extra help when choosing a present.


Six Degrees

Your pocket money might not stretch to buying gold for Mum this Mother’s Day, but here’s a gift idea which puts new meaning into the phrase ‘precious metals’. Six Degrees is stocking a beautiful brass jewellery range with extra heart, fairly traded and produced in Cambodia by skilled artisans. The pieces are all sustainable and stylish, and just a sample of the fair trade and handmade items which Six Degrees sources from charities and artisans in developing countries. Founded by Audrey Jack, Six Degrees also supports social enterprises and independent artisans in the developed world who create unique jewellery, accessories, and homeware items. Other gift ideas include fused glass earrings, up-cycled paper coaster sets, up-cycled tyre purses, and a cookbook with stunning photography and tasty recipes from Cambodia. Perfect for the eco-chic and ethically-conscious mama!



Looking for something different for Mother’s Day? If there’s one guaranteed way to make someone feel spoiled, it’s with some luxury sweet treats. Lalla is a newly-established business, the first of its kind in Hong Kong, offering unique aromatic cookies. Founder Anais Beloubad, who has Moroccan, French and Italian heritage, has set up the business to share the best of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern flavours. Lalla has two gift boxes available for Mother’s Day. The Signature Box is a compilation of its three signature cookies, while the Sweet Light Box lets you choose two types of cookie, and comes with a traditional Moroccan candle holder, in a selection of colours and finishes. And to make it even sweeter, there’s a 10 percent discount for Expat Living readers on the Signature and Sweet Light Box if you use the code ‘LALLAMUM18’!


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