Mark your calendars and muster up some shopping stamina, because our favourite fair is back in action! After an 18-month hiatus, The Prestige Christmas Lifestyle & Gift Fair will be returning to Conrad Hong Kong this December. With over 140 of Hong Kong’s most creative artisans and entrepreneurs, shoppers can look forward to a selection of Christmas gift ideas, clothing, jewellery, homeware, toys, gourmet goodies and much more! Here are a few vendors we’ve got our sights set on.
Best for Baby
Specialising in organic baby essentials and gifting solutions for new parents, The Wee Bean was founded by two Canadian parents in Hong Kong. Driven by their own daughter’s struggle with severe eczema, it was created to provide natural, sustainable and worry-free products for little ones. From bibs and swaddle blankets to toys and baby apparel, all the products are hypoallergenic, breathable and gentle enough for delicate newborn skin. With the founders being advocates of plastic-free packaging, you can be sure your gift is kind to both baby and planet!
Watch What You Wish For
Is your beau or belle a timepiece collector? Then this may be the perfect gift for them! Specialising in top quality watch boxes, rolls and watch winders, the team at BezelHold understand that not only does our arm candy represent mastery of engineering, but it often holds a priceless sentimental value too. Proper care and storage is essential to ensure these pieces keep their sparkle as they’re passed along from generation to generation.
Fit & Festive
If your pals are the active type, then look no further. Flow With Me offers a variety of yoga essentials, activewear and athleisure brands from around the world that aren’t just trendy; they are advocates for sustainability and ethical work standards too. Catering to all workout styles, many of these fashionable pieces can easily go from studio to street, with fabrics varying from high-performance four-way stretch wear to natural GOTS-certified organic cotton and recycled fabrics. You’ll find fun, flirty and bold patterns, as well as natural hand-dipped and dyed materials made with nontoxic chemicals.
Whether crystals, pearls or semi-precious stones are your sparkle of choice, I Instyle Designs gives you the option to add a luxurious personal touch to your gifts. How about a pashmina shawl with Swarovski crystal-encrusted initials? Or perhaps an engraved tennis bracelet or personalised crystal clutch for a special evening out? All you need to do is let them know your colour and design of choice and the store’s style pros will take care of the rest. They’ll even package your present in a gorgeous logo-encrusted box complete with tissue, ribbon and greeting card.
Our favourite part about the holidays? Food, glorious food! If you’re looking to stock up your pantry or you’re on the hunt for some failsafe gifts, Prezent is a master at gourmet goodies! From rich coffee blends and specialty teas to festive wine and locally-sourced gourmet goodies, there’s something to appeal to every taste. (The CBD-infused Matcha cookies have really tickled our fancy!)
Hong Kong Classic
As the Chinese proverb goes, “Gold has a price; jade is priceless”. For a timeless and elegant memento of Hong Kong, look no further than Crown Jewellery. This family owned business successfully celebrates the uniqueness of jadeite with exquisite handcrafted jewellery inspired by both timeless traditions and the cosmopolitan colours of urban city living. From carved bracelets and bangles to stackable jadeite and diamond rings, these pieces are unique in every way.
Catch these vendors in person at The Prestige Christmas Gift and Lifestyle Fair:
Where: Grand Ballroom, Conrad Hong Kong (free admission)
When: 10am to 8pm, 9 December
Web: For more information, visit prestigefairs.hk
This article first appeared in the Winter 2021 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.