Christmas gift guide: For homies


1 Time for a gift

Mr Blacksmith wall clock

Whether it’s another item for a relative to add to their slightly obsessive collection or just a quirky gift for a friend with bare walls, this wall clock strikes the perfect balance between antique and modern. $3,350, Homeless, 29 Gough St, Hong Kong; 2581 1880;


2 Buttons for the butt

Bozu Bottone Alto


These chairs are as cute as a button. They’re handmade from natural oak with a padded, hand-stitched soft faux leather seat and come in quirky colour combos like dark blue and acid green. $1,300, Dsyr;


3 Rub-a-dub-sub 

Seletti Submarino Bathroom Set

This playful porcelain organiser  

with a rubber paint finish adds a playful accent to any restroom. It consists of four magnetised compartments – the periscope is a liquid soap dispenser, the hatch is a toothbrush holder, and the front and back are compartments for bits and bobs. $560, K11 Designstore, Shop L111, K11 Art Mall, 1/F, 18 Hanoi Rd,
Tsim Sha Tsui, 3110 5898;


4 Look sharp

Kastor pencil sharpener

It’s a sleek, elegant and cute pencil sharpener in the shape of a beaver that is surely going to amuse your friend every time they use it. Chomp, chomp, chomp – a whimsical and fun choice for Christmas. $660, Alessi, Shop 3230A, Gateway Arcade, Harbour City, Tsimshatsui, 2175 0800;


5 Golden slumbers

Woouf Beatle’s cushion


This non-committal, easy-to-like present is so safe you could give it to a stranger. No-one can go wrong with The Beatles – or Abbey Road, for that matter, which is one of the most widely recognisable albums in history. And what person doesn’t use a cushion? $680, K11 DesignStore, 1/F, Shop L111 , K11 Art Mall, 18 Hanoi Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui, 3110 5898;


6 Drink tea, love life

Latitude Ripple Tea Cups


Taking their cue from blue and white patterns found in classic Chinese paintings, these in-glazed porcelain cups with 14-carat gold flourishing are handmade by expert craftsmen in Jingdezhen – porcelain’s birthplace. Tea flows like the waves. $500, Latitude, Unit 16B, Man Foong Industrial Bldg, 7 Cheung Lee St, Chai Wan, 2480 1182;


7 Closet staple

Mywoodz Upstanding Closet


Basic furniture always has a place in the home, but it doesn’t have to be boring. Mywoodz adds a stylish touch with unique colours and matte finishing, giving a natural, rustic look. Crafted from reclaimed elm wood, it’s eco-friendly too. $4,800, Attic Lifestyle, Unit 4, 12/F, Sungib Industrial Ctr, 53 Wong Chuk Hang Rd, Aberdeen, 2580 8552;


8 Domestic goddess? More like tigress 

G.O.D Tiger King Apron


Help take the bore out of household chores with this gift. The funky stitched tiger may not be scary but the apron roars loud and proud with the Chinese colours of prosperity. $320, G.O.D, 48 Hollywood Rd, Central, 2805 1876; 


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