Hong Kong is a city full of love – from romantic walks up the peak to hidden rooftop bars and restaurants. With Valentine’s day just around the corner why not up your game and get an extra special gift this year? Here’s our pick of the best gifts out there:
Purveyors or fine Belgian beer and chocolate, The Artist are giving lovers the opportunity to create their own unique gifts on the spot with their pop-up store at Harbour City. Offering gifts for him and her, each hand-crafted chocolate or bottle of beer can be customised with a photo or logo – the perfect personalized gift for Valentine’s Day. A six-pack of beer, which includes three flavours (blonde, white and raspberry) is priced at $258, while the divine chocolates are priced at $218 for 8 pieces, $368 for 16, and $518 for 24 (you’ll want to buy the big one, trust us!). Find them at Harbour City until February 21 or order online.
Tea For Two
For some, the ritual of a quiet cup of tea can be just as romantic as fine dining. Tea WG has created something very special for tea lovers, and lovers in general, this Valentine’s Day with their exclusive Mon Amour Tea. This blend of black tea features hints of sweetness, white flowers and exotic fruits. To create the perfect teatime date pick up a box of Mon Amour Tea-infused macarons. The Mon Amour Caviar Tin Tea retails at $318, and Mon Amour Tea macaron gift boxes of 6, 12 or 24 are priced respectively at $120, $240 and $480.
Something to Sip
Whether you are contentedly coupled or spectacularly single, champagne is a must on V Day. For that extra bit of glam luxury try a bottle of Perrier-Jouët Blason Rosé. The first rosé created by the French champagne house, it combines 50 different vins clairs, with hints of pomegranate, red fruits and honeysuckle. A well as tasting like love in a bottle, it looks pretty too.
Indulge at the MO
Once you’ve had your fill of tea and chocolate (or beer) head to the Mandarin Oriental Spa for the ultimate getaway, the Couples’ Romantic Suite package. The package includes relaxation time, a private rose petal bath and steam, followed by two hours of personalised spa treatment, a glass of Rosé wine each, spa cuisine and a chocolate treat, and another 30 minutes relaxation time to finish (you may well run out of things to talk about with so much quality time). The Couples’ Romantic Suite package is available at $7,000 on February 12 to 14 only. Flying solo or looking to give your lovely wife a break? The Mandarin Spa has created the My Own Valentine package, which includes a 60-minute Rose Facial, a 60-minute Rose Body Massage, and a gift of Aromatherapy Associates Rose Body Cream. The My Own Valentine package is available at $2,980 on February 12 to 14 only. To make a reservation call 2522 4888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Make the Most of it
If your purse strings are feeling tight after all the public holiday madness why not double up on a room and dinner at Ovolo Southside? The ‘O-So-Lovely’ weekend package from 13 – 14 February includes a room and a four course dinner starting at $2,020 + 10%. We have a feeling your date and your bank balance will be happy.
Make it Personal
New from online retailer Sooq is a range of romantic personalised gifts just for Valentine’s Day. Melt the heart of your special someone with one of three carefully curated Valentine gift sets, with inspirational items lovingly made by Sooq’s designers. The Perfect Palette collection includes handmade bouquets of Italian paper peonies by Paper Play Design, wrapped together with a key or eternity charm necklace in 18ct. gold vermeil by Kookii B and a box of four heart-shaped macarons by Vive. The ‘Sweet Obsession’ set includes an infinity charm bracelet and is priced $1380. Alternatively, see a daily reminder on a wall of special times and celebrations with a ‘Love My Designs’ calligram print, a themed image created from your chosen words (priced at $700).
It’s black truffle season – let your loved one know they are worth it with a truffle hamper. Emporio Antico – An exotic fine food company based in Hong Kong – have put together the ultimate truffle lover’s gift basket. Containing 15 items full of truffle goodness including truffled olive oil from tamar valley truffles and amazing truffled shortbread biscuits. Why not buy the hamper ($2380) for a picnic in a park, or a romantic night in at home? You can even add/ tailor any of their gift baskets to your own preference.
Coffee with Love
Nothing quite says ‘I love you’ like a freshly made cup of coffee every morning. If your beloved can’t start the day without a caffeine fix they will love Nespresso’s latest coffee machine innovation Pixie Clips lets you personalise the colour of your machine while still keeping it compact and stylish – make it red and bring her coffee in bed. All machines purchased before 21 February are available for a special holiday price of $1688
All you need is Bubbles
Running low on time? Lush has just opened a new store in Central and it is bursting to the brim with ‘smells so good you could eat it’ products. Valentine’s inspired gift boxes such as ‘Lots of Love‘ contain ‘Rose Jam bubbleroon’, ‘Tisty Tosty bath bomb’, ‘Unicorn Horn bubble bar’, ‘Sex Bomb bath bomb’, ‘A French Kiss bubble bar’, and ‘Lover Lamp bath bomb’ for $495.
Say it With Flowers
The ultimate last-minute, “sorry I forgot” Valentine’s gift is a beautiful bouquet. The team of florists at Pacific Petals have created a special series of arrangements just for the day of love – with orchids, hydrangeas, peonies and more available, as well as the roses you would expect. They also have a subscription service where you can order flowers to be delivered weekly, for a gift that lasts the whole year. Order online or call 2151 1151.