It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! As we prepare for the holiday season, get a head start on your Christmas shopping so you can scratch that off your to-do list and shop local with these uniquely Hong Kong brands.
From hand-crafted scented candles to Hong Kong’s very first drinking game, to healthy snacks and drinks, we’ve compiled a list of 10 local brands you can shop from this Christmas. It’s about time we started adding to the cart!
The Broke Potter
It’s that time of the year again and if you’re looking to give your loved ones something unique this year, check out The Broke Potter. Founded by Dan Wu, each beautiful piece is handcrafted with love. From coffee mugs, to flower vases and soap dishes, support this local ceramics brand this holiday season.
Hive Life pick: Magma Coffee Pourover
Ride The Minibus
Celebrating all things Hong Kong with a playful take on the local favourites, Ride The Minibus is Hong Kong’s very first drinking game that comes with 150 cards ranging over 8 categories celebrating the weird and wonderful quirks the city has to offer. This is the perfect addition to your Christmas parties this year!
Hive Life pick: Ride The Minibus
A passion project by married couple, Jerwine and Aaron, The Blomstre aims to bring modern Filipino artisanal heritage to Hong Kong. Through their diverse range of hand-crafted soy wax candles, essential oils, and other home fragrances, The Blomstre will elevate the mood of any room, and spread some holiday cheer through the joy of natural fragrances.
Hive Life pick: Soy Wax Candle – Mint Mojito
Made completely out of recycled materials, Resolar Sunglasses turns plastic waste into stylish shades. With free shipping worldwide, complete your look with a cool pair of sustainable shades. 1% of all sales made are donated to the international causes that campaign for beach clean-ups.
Hive Life pick: Go Wild Collection
Noms Of The Day
Presenting undeniably delicious, simply healthy snacks, Noms Of The Day was started by foodie and certified nutritionist, Shan. Noms aims to create snacks that not only satisfy your cravings, but also add a burst of flavour to your food. You’re definitely in for a treat!
Hive Life pick: Spicy Sichuan Cashews
Aromonix is where you start your natural, chemical-free journey to beauty and wellness. Offering essential oils that are known to diligently boost one’s well being and refresh both the body and the mind. Featuring a range of skincare products from face creams and toners, to serums and more, shop Aromonix to let your natural beauty shine.
Hive Life pick: Rose and Neroli Mask
The Lovely Things
A women-run business, The Lovely Things focuses on creating minimalist pieces with cruelty-free materials. From handbags to purses and wallets, these vegan pieces are the perfect addition to your wardrobe that will make a statement.
Hive Life pick: BEA Two-Tone Tote
From sustainable bags, to bath and beauty essentials, to bottles and cups, the biodegradable and compostable household products options are endless at Beyond Plastic. The team donates 20% of profits each year to a charity in Cameroon that supports young women living in rural areas. Shop eco-friendly this Christmas and get ready for a more sustainable lifestyle in the new year!
Hive Life pick: Bamboo Hand Towel
Sea Change Wine
It isn’t a complete holiday celebration without a glass of wine or two… or a bottle! By combining their love for great wine with their desire to protect our oceans from plastic pollution, Sea Change Wine was born. Shop red, white, or sparkling this Christmas. Every bottle of wine uses minimal packaging to reduce waste and contributes to funding ocean conservation projects across the globe.
Hive Life pick: Sea Change Merlot
With a mission to create the best tasting, most health-conscious alcoholic drinks in Hong Kong, ONLY’s drinks are made from premium alcohol blended with sparkling water and come in two delicious flavours: Tahitian Lime and Yuzu Ginger. With only 80 calories per can, this drink is sure to be a top hit at your upcoming holiday festivities.
Hive Life pick: Tahitian Lime