Go green this Christmas in Hong Kong by gifting with an eco-conscious heart.
Looking to uplift your home scents? Named after Enid, an old Welsh word for "life, spirit", enid.scents is a brand that aims to share inspiration through hand-crafted, all-natural aromas. As the only Bamboo Massage Candles™ shop in Hong Kong, the brand is a homegrown eco-friendly label that packages products in natural bamboo containers. Each formula is made with up to 10 ethically sourced pure essential oils and complemented with organic virgin jojoba and sweet almond oil to offer a holistic candle burning experience with healing aromatherapy benefits. The Mulled Wine Bamboo Massage Candles pay tribute to the festive season with its warm claret tones with zesty citrus and woody spices that will make you feel like you're sipping a hot mulled wine cuppa in a German Christmas market, making the perfect gift for holiday lovers.
Price: $268 at Petite size (est. 40-45hrs burn time), and $368 at Regular size (est. 60-65hrs burn time)
Founded by Stuti Ajmera, Stutigiftsdecor fills the gap in Hong Kong's limited gifting and deco options, to offer a selection that is both pretty and affordable. Festive goodies include scented Christmas trees with ornaments, snowflake candles, reindeer baubles, Santa suspender pants Candy bags, wine bottle covers and much more. Be sure to check out the array of festive fare at the Tung Chung Christmas Market on December 12th 2021. DM on Instagram or Whatsapp +852 5603 0040 to order something truly beautiful for your recipient.
Price: from HK$50
Insta: @stutigiftsdecor | Phone: +852 5603 0040
We’re kicking off with the ultimate gift box: Hong Kong’s first eco Christmas subscription package. This is a perfect way to introduce eco-living into your daily life, or if you’re well on the bandwagon, a replenishing of stock. The Bali Box is a quarterly subscription of hand-picked eco-conscious, sustainable, and natural products, sourcing bath, beauty and kitchen items from Bali to Hong Kong and makes a great eco Christmas gift. Shipping emissions are offset using MyClimate.org for every order.
Price: $700 HKD for one box (7-8 products per box)
Founded by local entrepreneur Giselle Lee, GLOHS strives to offer the most natural and organic sustainable skincare to truly “glow” with youth. All the ingredients are sourced and hand-picked from selected farms that use traditional cold-pressed methods to ensure optimum potency in the products, which are pesticide and fertiliser-free. The Calming Body Mist is a light oil mist aimed at relaxing your senses and improving sleep patterns. Packed with antioxidants, omegas and Kashmir lavender, this gentle moisturising spray feels light on the skin and is suitable for babies and children—an ideal stocking filler. Price: $650 HKD for one bottle (120ml)
John Masters™ Organics specialises in perfecting natural beauty products, by sourcing and using quality, organic ingredients to make you feel and look your best. The brand has made it on our eco-gift guide based on its sustainable principles and dedication to the environment and animals (the label is endorsed by PETA), inspiring its customers to wear “clean”. All products are formulated with at least 70% or more organic content, free from silicones, parabens, and all things harmful. The minimal packaging is recyclable and easy to use. We’ve chosen the Overnight Facial Mask with Pomegranate and Moroccan Rose, a plant-powered mask to soothe and soften your skin. Curated from pomegranate enzymes to exfoliate and smoothen, and rose oil to plump and hydrate your face, this natural remedy does wonders, all the while during your beauty sleep. Expect firmer, yet softer morning skin with a radiant glow.
Price: $565 HKD for one tub (93 g)
ZeroYet100 believes in making natural, eco-conscious, cruelty-free, vegan production which are 90% plastic-free for a healthier lifestyle. Driven by the concept of green beauty, each product strives to make you feel good through its commitment to pure ingredients from the environment, all made in Hong Kong from start-to-finish. The goods are all gender-neutral and can be gifted to anyone in the family—even for mummy-to-be’s! From recyclable packaging and labelling to the toxic-free, natural processing, ZeroYet100 is definitely on our Santa’s to-gift list. The three pressies we’ve comprised are the Z3 Refresh – Deodorant Push-Up Stick, the Charcoal Detox Mask, and the Day Face Moisturiser (with UV protection). Each is made of all-natural ingredients, toxin-free and reuseable packaging which can be sent back to the brand once finished or you can keep. The company upcycles its paper deodorant sticks by filling them up with leftover bits of wax crayons before sending them off to the Box of Hope charity boxes during this eco Christmas.
Price: Z3 Refresh – Deodorant Push-Up Stick (50 gm): $148 HKD Charcoal Detox Mask (45 gm): $128 HKD Day Face Moisturiser (with UV protection) (30 gm): $208 HKD
Hidden Gems Soap, Nectar & Mana Soap, The Moon Garden: Aromatherapy Body & Hand Oil from your daily muse
Founded upon the notion of pursuing a non-toxic, natural lifestyle, your daily muse produces minimalist, plant-based skincare products that are good for you and the environment. From start to finish, each product practices “good manufacturing” procedures to ensure quality and freshness by making in smaller batches. The label uses vegan-friendly certified-organic ingredients to make its products, never using any artificial substances, colours or fragrances to ensure you’re on an all-natural regime. Some lovely gifts from your daily muse include the Hidden Gems soap and the Nectar & Mana soap, hand-crafted and cold-processed for an all-natural washing. The Moon Garden: Aromatherapy Body/Hand Oil is a plant-based oil formula packed with nutritious ingredients including South Indian Jasmine essential oil, serving as a roller which can be easily applied without leaving a greasy feeling. Gift these together as a set for an eco Christmas pampering experience.
Price: Moon Garden Aromatherapy Oil (15 ml): $198 HKDNectar & Mana Soap (120 g): $98 HKDHidden Gems & Travel Tin (90 g): $138 HKD
For those looking for a gift which is pretty much zero-waste, meet Macau-based Awareness Organics. From the plantable basil-seed packaging to the natural, organic ingredients, this skincare brand aims to highlight the importance of the environment through minimal production processes. The Rejuvenating Radiant Serum is made from 99% certified-organic ingredients, aimed at soothing irritation and dryness and tighten pores from the Prickly Pear Seed Oil and Maracuja Oil for a healthy, youthful glow. Rich with antioxidants, this serum is further infused with Rosehip Seed Oil and Argan Oil to improve skin elasticity.
Price: From $289 HKD
LEMOISKINCARE believes in providing the best eco-friendly, natural skincare products using quality, locally-sourced Hong Kong ingredients. Incorporate an eco-conscious to your daily self-care routine by indulging in the handmade cold-processed soaps, chemical-free skincare, and customised services for your gifting this season. The Vitamin B Tea Tree Serum is a must-have for stocking fillers as a skin-regenerating moisturiser which can also be used to tackle acne and spots—packed with Vitamin B5 and B3. This serum is made from fresh, plant-based oils, therapeutic essential oils and eco Christmas packaging, without the use of any artificial or harmful oils.
Price: $210 HKD (20 ml) / $285 HKD (30 ml)
Proudly made in Hong Kong, the products of VegeCoop adhere to veganism, environmentalism and craftsmanship. Their fresh, natural lipsticks and skincare balms are well protected by the eco-friendly paper and bamboo tubes. Local organic Calendula Officinalis is the signature raw material used and turned into lipstick, healing sticks and infused oils for direct application onto sensitive skin. Gift something festive and eco-friendly this year with the brand’s Christmas Set which includes the Calendula Officinalis Lipstick and Calendula Officinalis Infused Oil. The festive cloth used as packaging came from a local market, 棚仔 (Yen Chow Street Hawker Bazaar) which has been facing the threat of urban redevelopment.
Price: Calendula Officinalis Lipstick (10g): $108 HKDCalendula Officinalis Infused Oil (15g): $30 HKD
Soaper Delights is a Hong Kong-based company with an eco-conscious approach to its products. Following a low-impact lifestyle, the brand is mostly local-made, sustainable and great for your skin. The soaps, balms and deodorants are handcrafted using ethical, quality raw materials formulated using vegetable oils, butters, clays, herbal infusions, and working with local partners. The Vegan Lip Balm is a great product to gift in the stockings, wrapped in biodegradable paper packaging and crafted to nourish, protect and safely moisturise chapped lips through the cold of winter.
Price: $90 HKD (10 ml)
Coconut Matter focuses on cruelty-free, plant-based beauty products, from deodorants to body butter. The all-natural brand has a love for coconuts for its eco and healing benefits, offering a collection of environmentally-friendly makeup and skincare for your daily routine. Some of our favourites include the Refresh Coconut Oil Lip Balm and the Sleep Well Coconut Body Butter—a perfect set for eco-island dreamers.
Local brand Noaah upcycles deadstock and surplus fabric into homeware products to promote waste minimisation and slow fashion. The textile industry is currently the world’s second global polluter after oil and gas and this brand is finding ways to combat the negative impacts of fast fashion through reuseing unwanted materials and creating a new purpose for it. At the moment, Noaah is focusing on its cushion covers (and cushion, if needed) and offers an array of delightful designs to choose from. Each product has limited stock due to availability of fabrics so it would make a uniquely eco-friendly contribution to any home—a lovely Christmas gift.
Price Range: from $270 – $420 HKD (sale on at the moment $230 HKD – $370 HKD) for the cushion cover and additional $40 HKD for the inner
Gift the calming Essencial Candles this Christmas for a natural, air-purifying experience. The brand makes all its products from beeswax, sourced from a local bee farm in Hong Kong to obtain the substance from its freshest state. Every candle is infused with 100% Pure Essential Oils, making this the ideal present for those who love spa days, meditating, yoga, or a night-in of self-pamper. The wick is made from 100% cotton making it completely safe to breathe and promoting its health benefits.
Price: Mármore Collection Candle (100 g): $150 HKDClassico Collection (Small) Candle (80 g): $100 HKD
Candle Up is a Hong Kong-based boutique company making 100% soy wax candles, hand-poured by the artisan herself. The natural, eco-friendly pieces are placed in earthy containers to reduce waste and uses a no-plastic policy—the handmade Indian pouches the candles sit in is a beautiful finishing touch to your Christmas gifting. The Coconut Shell Candle in Lavender & Peppermint will light up any room with a calming aroma of a natural scent. Get in contact directly with Candle Up to customise your candle with the fragrance of your choice.
Price: $200 HKD
Made In Peru was founded by Hong Kong-based couple Crystal and Dale after a life-changing trip Dale embarked on to the Amazon Jungle and a trek in the Andes. Inspired by all things handmade and traditionally made by the people of Peru, the brand was born. From Peruvian jewellery to superfoods, to hand-knitted Alpaca products, each piece represents its own story and heritage.
Price: $580 HKD
Devoted to promoting Fair Trade, organic products, and ethical consumption, Hong Kong-based label Fairtaste is a self-sustaining social business committed to a sustainable future and providing the products to get us there. From Fair Trade coffee to cashew brittle, Fairtaste enhances social, economic and environmental development during every stage of the making process.
Price: Organic Cashew Brittle: $92 HKDFairtrade Organic Coffee: $12 HKD (per sachet)
Praline Box Sets from Cacao HK
Meet Cacao HK, guilt-free luxury chocolates with an eco-conscious. This brand aims to raise awareness of human trafficking and environmental issues by ensuring that every stage of the making and supplying process is ethical and sustainable. In West Africa, the chocolate industry is renowned for its association with child trafficking and deforestation through its reliance on cheap cocoa beans which is condemned by many. Providing an alternative to unknowingly supporting these labels, Cacao HK provides the ethical option, sourcing only the top-quality Colombian cocoa beans supplied by conservation NGO, Masarang. Its production is associated with reforestation, a minimal carbon footprint and a major increase in income for Indonesian villagers who harvest and process the palm sap. These chocos are also wrapped in minimal, reuseable or compostable packaging, delivered only by an electric vehicle or by public transport—a carbon-neutral company.
Price: Box of 8 assorted pralines: $160Box of 25 assorted pralines: $480Box of 25 assorted pralines in gold lacquer box: $580 (in the unlikely event that you do not want to keep the box they will give you $50 off your next order if you return the box to them in good condition).
Get yours via WhatsApp, email, Facebook, or Instagram (see below). Delivery is free for orders more than $300 to addresses in Hong Kong, Kowloon and New Territories but excluding outlying islands.
Infused with high-quality, symbolic mantras, FLO JEWELLERY is aimed at inspiring hope and positive energy to its onlookers. Every piece is handcrafted by skilled jewellers using 925 sterling silver, 18K rose or yellow gold and dedicates to working with ethical, family-run businesses to ensure fair and sustainable production at each stage of the process, all the while supporting your wellbeing with spiritual integrity. The Impact collection is dedicated to support good causes with charity jewellery, and all proceeds go to help underprivileged women and children in Hong Kong and Asia. The brand is also soon launching a collection of ethical jewellery made by women in villages of Cambodia, with all proceeds going to support the educational and living needs of the poorer families and communities.
Price: Crown Chakra Yellow Gold Necklace: $780 HKDBrow Chakra Silver Necklace $750 HKDHeart Chakra Rose Gold Earrings $480 HKD
Website: https://www.flojewellery.comInsta: @flojewelleryofficial | Facebook: @flojewelleryofficial | Email: email@example.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone/WhatsApp: +852 2866 6603 | +852 5593 1959
Mother and soap crafter Chiara Degan is the founder of eco-skincare brand Bubbles and Spells, a natural and healthy assortment of bath bombs, hand-crafted soaps, shampoo bars, body scrubs, and more. Each product is handmade in Hong Kong with sustainable ingredients and would make an excellent Christmas gift for bath-lovers.
Price: Keratin Shampoo Bar (75 g): $60 HKDConditioner Bar (40 g): $40 HKDCleanser Balm Bar (23 g): $30 HKD Handmade Soap: $50 HKD
Hugz for Charity is a non-profit organisation which makes crochet crafts for charity. Each year, the label donates all proceeds to a local charity: this 2019 year sales go towards the Adoptive Families of Hong Kong. Choose from Vanessa’s delightful designs (made-to-order) which would make great Secret Santa gifts and stocking fillers.
Price: $30 HKD for the Cup Cozy, $60 HKD for the Cord Keepers (pack of five)
Australian-owned Flow Factory Co. operates in Hong Kong to provide fitness advocates with quality, contemporary active and yoga wear and fitness equipment. The label has been spotted across the city, often sponsoring wellness events and workshops with its signature yoga mats.
Price: $500 HKD
The Kommon Goods makes it easier to integrate sustainable living easier into your life, offering a variety of eco-daily necessities. Start your green journey and gift loved ones with one of their bamboo products, like the Bamboo Toothbrush which comes with a tube for easy packing and travelling.
Price: $50 HKD