Liv Magazine's Christmas Gift Guide 2017

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A P PA R E L SHINE ON WHATEVER THE WEATHER Waterproof, windproof and breathable, this super practical Craghoppers jacket is ideal for all seasons and can be worn in five different ways. $2,999 from Go Wild.

This metallic windbreaker will protect you from the elements while allowing you to stay stylish too. $1,090 from Calvin Klein Performance.

PRINTS CHARMING This effortlessly chic Japanese print art “Nara” crop top and shorts combo adds a romantic element to your workout ensemble. $430 from Banana Fighter. Quote “LIV10” at checkout to get 10% off your order. Valid until December 31.


TAKE A PEEK The Union bra is both flattering and stylish, with peek-a-boo detailing that makes it a perfect option if you’re too shy to wear just your sports bra. $440 from AUMNIE. Quote “LIV20” when shopping online to get 20% off your order; and “LIV30” in-store to get 30% off your bill (excludes new lines). Valid until December 31.

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POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT This delicate bracelet will give you a flash of inspiration whenever you look at it. $703 from The Mindful Company.

GO WITH THE FLO Wear this chakra-inspired necklace close to your heart to keep you balanced in the new year. $780 from Flo Jewellery.


TOTAL GEM Here’s a chic take on crystal jewelry: this simple yet stylish ring features a beautiful bright green Amazonite tablet. $1,250 from Monica Vinader.

Made with opal and white jade, these "Rainbow Chakra" earrings are a stylish investment. $65,000 by Austy Lee Art Jewellery.

GET A GRIP Feet slip and slide during a sweaty practice? Slip on a pair of ToeSox to help you stay put during yoga, Pilates or Barre. Prices start at $99 from T8 Fitness.

GRAPHIC DETAILS Combining some of athleisure’s latest trends - cut-outs and mesh paneling - this Mondrian-esque “Sky” workout set is super flattering. $820 from Lilly Ro. Quote “LIVMAG” at checkout to get 10% off your order. Valid until December 31.


GEAR USE PROTECTION Far from being clunky and drab, Otterbox’s new designs incorporate pops of colour and a slim protective case to keep your phone safe from drops and bumps while you’re on the go. USD39.95 from Otterbox.

Quote “LIVxZOLO17” at checkout to get 5% off your order. Valid until December 31.

POP YOUR CORK Switch up your yoga practice with one of these innovative and locally-designed cork mats. Antibacterial, anti-slip and sustainably produced, we just love them. USD80-145 from

GO BAG Designed especially for gym goers, the Fit Pack 2 by Danish brand Aer has a ventilated compartment for your shoes, and its sleek design makes it smart enough for the office, too. $1,080 from

MAT FINISH Light but supremely comfortable, this Manduka travel mat is perfect for taking to an outdoor class. More colours and styles available, depending on your needs, and Prajna has the best prices in town. Prices start at $340 from Prajna Yoga.

LET’S HANG For a super easy workout at home or outdoors, pick up this ultra light suspension trainer. It’s a total steal too, making it a perfect stocking stuffer for a fitness buff. $129 from Decathlon.


TINY TOWEL A towel, according to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, is is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. The NanoDry travel towel is light, absorbent and fits in the palm of your hand. Folds open to 60 x 120cm. $299 from


THROW IN THE TOWEL Save space and banish musty bathrooms by switching to Turkish towels. They’re light, super absorbent, dry quickly and are easy to store. They’re also perfect for the beach as sand shakes straight off them. $250 from Teresa’s Turkish Towels.

THAT’S A WRAP Brighten up your kitchen with these stylish reusable food wraps. Made from cloth and beeswax, they’re reusable and will help you reduce your reliance on cling wrap and foil. AUD$35 from Honeybee Wrap.

LUXE LUNCH This stacking lunch box by MonBento will make bringing food from home a total joy. USD36 from MonBento.


COLOUR MY WORLD Up your bullet journal game with this sleek colour pencil set. $288 from Moleskine.

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PORCELAIN PASSION These attractive Ginger Jars from Chinese Whisper are a stylish addition to your home. Check out their website for more elegant home decorations at great prices. Prices from $369.

BAG IT UP These sustainably-made storage bags look and feel like leather but are actually made of washable paper. Use them to display food, house plants, or even as laundry bags - the possibilities are endless. $140-$700 from Thorn & Burrow.

WOOD LOVE TO Get your home smelling pleasantly festive with this cedarwood and vanilla soy candle from The Brooklyn Candle Company. $350 from Kapok.

ALL THAT GLITTERS Handwoven in Indonesia, these gorgeous metallic mesh vase sculptures are a perfect complement to wooden furniture and add a feeling of lightness to your home. Available in black, copper of silver, with various sizes available. From $1,750 from TREE. 7

GADGETS HOT TO TROT Tame those tresses in style with these limitededition GHD tongs, which can smooth, straighten or create beachy waves. $2,580 from Lane Crawford.


AIRS AND GRACES Give the gift of fresh air with this multitasking air purifier, fan and heater from Dyson. The app helps you track the indoor pollution levels in your home, ensuring that your gadget is doing its job. $4,480-$6,480 from Fortress outlets citywide.

If a lack of counter space has stopped you from buying a smoothie maker in the past, this slim Kenwood blender is small but powerful and designed for people on the go. $398 from Fortress outlets citywide.


THAT’S A WRAP Forget faffing with wires: the Jaybird X3 Bluetooth headphones offer up to eight hours of sound, wrap over your ears and behind your head for an unshakeable fit, and are moisture-resistant too. $1,190 from HMV. 8

Suffer from musty sports shoes? Slip one of these magic bullets in your sneakers for two hours, and let the UV sterilizers kill bacteria and banish odour, for fresher, healthier feet. $365 from K11 Design Store.

Plant Nutrient

Skin Care that gives RESULTS


implicité is an ethical skincare brand that makes simple, luxurious and highly nutritive products for all kinds of skin. Established in Australia in 1992, our bottles, tubes and jars are filled with concentrated, plant-derived ingredients—all of them exclusively medicinal grade, OGA certified organically grown, or handpicked in the wild. Simplicité is PETA accredited as cruelty free and vegan and uses no synthetic or 'natural' fragrances. All fresh plant and herbal extracts are carefully produced in our Queensland laboratory by naturopath David Lyons, using traditional methods. Lyons, founder and formulator of Simplicité, specialises in skin ageing with 37 years of experience including 7 years hospital skin clinic training. It’s a meticulous and gentle approach to skincare.

B E AU T Y LOOK SHARP All-natural men’s grooming line Selvedge has a nifty starter set - comprising a combined face wash and shaving foam, aftershave balm, pomade and razor - that offers a fuss-free introduction to natural skincare for gents. $390 from Harvey Nichols.

BOY’S CLUB Formulated especially for gents, this organic moisturiser is made with jojoba and rosehip oil. It balances oil levels, alleviate asthma, acne and dry skin, and keeps moisture locked in all day long. $180 from Urban Greenosophy. Quote “Liv10” at checkout to get 10% off your order. Valid until December 15.

BOXING DAY BERRY LOVELY Make this sea buckthorn oil your bathroom cupboard staple. Rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, add a few drops to enrich your regular skincare routine during the dry winter months, or add a spoonful to your smoothie to regulate blood sugar, add a healthy glow to your skin and hair. Can also be applied topically to burns, cuts and rashes. GBP14.99 from Atlantis Skincare.

Ethical skincare pioneers Lush delight us every year with their charming Christmas gift sets. We’re swooning over Jolly Hollydays, which contains two festive body washes, a gold bath bomb, a jolly snowman solid bubble bath and a brand-new-thisyear Golden Pear soap. $480 from Lush.

ON THE MOVE Always traveling? This six-piece travel set from Simplicité will keep your skin in tiptop condition no matter the climate. Made with medicinal-grade plant extracts and packed with antioxidants, this organic, allnatural brand is powerful yet kind to your skin and the planet. $650 from Simplicité.


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TOTAL MASTERPIECES We can’t get enough of the gorgeous gift sets from John Masters Organics. This body care trio will help keep skin soft and smooth through the winter, with a geranium and grapefruit body wash and body milk duo, and a lemon and lime body scrub to keep you feeling smooth. $590 from John Masters Organics.

CREAM OF THE CROP It doesn’t get more festive than Neal’s Yard’s Frankincense gift set. Get that festive glow with this beautifully fragrant cleanser, toner and moisturiser trio. $510 from Neal’s Yard.

OIL LOVE IT These exquisite organic face oils from Native Essentials are packed with skin-regenerating fatty acids, powerful antioxidants and vitamins for a wonderfully fragrant beautifying ritual. $275-$470 from Native Essentials.

GIVE IT SOME LIP Keep those kissers kissably soft with these allnatural sheer lip balms with a hint of a tint. $500 from Fresh at Lane Crawford


FOOD & DRINK WINTER DEFENCE For a health conscious gift, Manuka honey should be a the top of your list. Its potent anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties help ward off winter sniffles, making it the perfect addition to your kitchen cupboard. We love Farm Traders Premium Australian Manuka honey which is both single origin and small batch. $450 from Vitality Co. Quote “Liv10” at checkout to get 10% off your order. Valid until December 31.

IN BLOOM Know a tea fiend with a serious Instagram habit? These blooming lovely jasmine flower balls open up when steeped in water for a beautiful and fragrant floral tea. $100 from MingCha.

SPICE UP THE HOLIDAYS Whether you’re seeking stocking stuffers for avid cooks, or need pantry essentials to create a festive feast, make Spicebox Organics your first port of call for organic spice blends, legumes and grains. $39-$99 from Spicebox Organics. Also offers build-your-own holiday hampers. Quote “LIVHOLIDAY2017” in store when buying a holiday hamper to get 20 percent off your second. Vailid until December 15; T&Cs apply. 12

SIMPLY POTTY These nifty little grow kits allow just about anyone to grow a delightful (and edible!) urban garden. Just add water and sunshine, and you’ll have your own herb garden or tomato patch in no time. The pots are also fully biodegradable for extra ecopoints. $79 from Bookazine.

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CRUNCH TIME Our favourite made-in-Hong Kong kefir brand, Quo, has launched a festive version of its popular gluten-free granola. Perfect for a healthy Christmas morning treat. $98 from Quo.

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN Make the long wait until Christmas a little sweeter with these deluxe Zotter advent calendars filled with organic, fairtrade chocolate. Don’t do dairy? Vegan options are also available. $300-$480 from Quote “LIV10” at checkout to get 10% off your order. Valid until November 17.


FA M I LY OH DEAR This sweet little forest fawn is hand-knitted by artisans in Peru using organic cotton, and is sure to be a companion for life. $650 from Petit Bazaar.

SCRIBBLE IT These snazzy tiger pencils are made from recycled newspapers so your mini Matisse can learn about upcycling and wildlife conservation at the same time! $12 from WWF Panda Shop.


WE’RE JAMMIN’ Made from 95 percent super-soft bamboo fibre, these lightweight, stretchy and snuggly jim-jams by Snugalicious are ideal for welcoming Santa in style, and come with matching baby blankets and hats for easy gifting. Long pyjama set costs $350 from Snugalicious.

PACK YOUR TRUNK This sweet pull-along elephant is made from sustainably harvested wood and totally safe, non-toxic paints. $480 from

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KEEP A LID ON IT Keep your cool with these cute hats from FlapJack Kids, a US-made brand whose super-cute reversible 1-- percent cotton sun hats offer UPF 50+ protection, keeping little ones safe from the sun. The smaller sizes also come with a reversible chin strap to keep them put. $165 from Kyle & Vivian.

MUNCH BUNCH Looking for an eco-friendly kids lunchbox that doesn’t compromise on style? This Aussie-made Rainbeau Co. bento box comes in a range of vivid colour-pop shades. It’s BPA-free and mercifully easy to clean, with four leak-proof compartments, easy-open catches for small fingers and a compact size that’s school bag-friendly. $330 from The Indi Co.


SPRING WATER The ONLY Australian Spring Water available in Hong Kong which is bottled at the source! RRP: $240 for 10 x 1.5L bottles, delivered. Enter "LIV10" at checkout to get 10 percent off your order. Valid until Dec 31.


STOCKISTS Atlantis Skincare AUMNIE Room 1601, Waga Commercial Building, 99 Wellington St., Central, 3188-0973, Austy Lee Art Jewellery Shop A, G/F, Kam On Building, 176 Queen’s Road Central, 2388-0212, Banana Fighter Bookazine 326-328, 3/F, Princes Building, 10 Chater Rd., Central, 2522-1785, Calvin Klein Performance Shop 25, G/F K11 18 Hanoi Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2481-6811, Chinese Whisper Decathlon 1/F, Park Lane, 310 Gloucester Rd., Causeway Bay, 5992-1321, decathlon. Also has an outlet in Mong Kok.

K11 Design Store 1/F, K11, 18 Hanoi Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 3110-5898, Kapok 3 Sun St., Wan Chai, 2520-0114,


Lane Crawford L/3, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2118-3388, Also has outlets in Tsim Sha Tsui and Times Square.

Simplicité 3589-3498,

Lilly Ro Also available at The Four Seasons Spa and H-Kore. Little Wooden Dragon Lush Outlets citywide, including G/F, Soho Square, 21 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central, 3915-0638, MingCha Retailers citywide. Find a full list at Moleskine Outlets citywide, including Basement, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central,

Fortress Outlets citywide, including G/F, Yu Sung Boon Building, 107-111 Des Voeux Road Central, 2545-1851,


Harvey Nichols The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, 3695 3388, HMV Basement, Manning House, 38-48 Queen’s Road Central, 2739-0268, Honeybee Wrap John Masters Organics 3005A, L/3, IFC mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 2117-0721, Also has an outlet in Times Square.


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Flo Jewellery Pop-up: Design Factory, L/7, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Road East, Causeway Bay,

Go Wild Shop 146, L/1, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, 2450-2005,

Prajna Yoga Unit 03,10/F Yuen Shing Industrial Building, 1,033 Yee Kuk Street West, Lai Chi Kok, 2371-2515,

Monica Vinader 1025C, IFC Mall, 8 Finance St., Central, 3568-6628, Also has outlets in Harbour City and Sogo. Native Essentials Also available at Melomist and Sparadise. Neal’s Yard 65 Hollywood Rd., Central, 2155-0508, Otterbox Available at retailers citywide. Find full list at Petit Bazaar 9 Gough St., Central, 2544-2255, Also has a store in Wan Chai.

Snugalicious Spicebox Organics Shop 1, Golden Valley Mansion, 138 Caine Rd., Mid-Levels, 2559-9887, Also has outlets in Sai Ying Pun and Kennedy Town. Suburban T8 Fitness Teresa’s Turkish Towels The Indico The Mindful Company Thorn & Burrow 1/F, 3 High St., Sai Ying Pun, 2559-9338, www. Tory Sport Shop G13-G13A, Lee Garden Two, 28 Yun Ping Rd., Causeway Bay, 3586-3322, TREE 28/F, Horizon Plaza, 2 Lee Wing St., Ap Lei Chau, 2870-1582, Also has outlets in Sai Kung and Sha Tin. Urban Greenosophy Vitality Co WWF Panda Shop Zixzag 3/F, K11, 18 Hanoi Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 3621-0473, zolowellness

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