Let's face it: whoever said it was better to give than to receive never went Christmas shopping. Not only is it a pain to add "the thought that counts", it's even more of a hassle battling the already crowded shopping areas Hong Kong has to offer.
Could it get any worse? Unfortunately, yes. There's the men in our lives that we need to shop for as well. Think of this gift guide as our gift to you, and get those important males in your life something he'll actually appreciate (no more silk ties).
1. Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 watch
Add to his collection of designer watches with the sturdy Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 (priced at HK$189,000). Constructed with a signature oval case, this watch looks smart and will make the man wearing it look even smarter. It's even equipped with in-house produced Calibre 4101, and designed so that the wearer can see elements in back of the watch through the front face.
Audemars Piguet Hong Kong, 19/F, W Square, 314-324 Hennessy Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong, +852 2732 9121, www.audemarspiguet.com
2. Rimowa Topas luggage
Every traveling man knows and understands the toil and trouble his suitcases go through after every trip. With this gift, he'll no longer have to worry about his luggage because the Rimowa black Topas luggage is completely strong and sturdy, just like our men. It also comes in three sizes for all of his travel needs (HK$10,180 for the 21 inch, HK$10,780 for the 26 inch and HK$11,680 for the 29 inch size).
Lane Crawford, Shop 126, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Road, Admiralty, Hong Kong, +852 2118 3652, www.lanecrawford.com
3. Limited Edition Jawbone Jambox bluetooth speakers
Forget hyped up headphones and give your man some audio equipment with actual sound quality. Perfect for any multi-tasking, tech-saavy man, the Jambox speakers produce perfect pitch and deep bass for movies, music, phone calls and even phone conferencing. For a limited time only, Jawbone has designed a limited edition Jambox speakers (HK$1,888) in a gold hex colour.
Apple Store, ifc Mall, 8 Finance Street, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3972 1500, www.apple.com.hk
4. Cole Haan Air Colton Saddle shoes
You'll see a spring in his step every time he puts on these Air Colton Saddle shoes (HK$2,300). The burgundy suede will do all the talking so your awkward brother or chatty beau won't have to. The strong, tailored construction gives these shoes practicality and durability, so he'll be wearing them time and time again.
Causeway Bay Sogo Store, B1, Causeway Bay Sogo, 555 Hennessy Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, +852 2831 8436, www.sogo.com.hk
5. John Hardy Macan silver chain bracelet
The price tag alone will have you wondering why he would ever need such an expensive bracelet, but once you see it, you'll be wondering, why not? We believe that if a man should only wear one piece of jewelry, it better well be this bracelet.
The John Hardy men's macan silver chain bracelet (HK$23,600) is made with oxidized silver, handcrafted by artisans in Bali. The eye-catching details will make you want one yourself. The head is sculpted with black sapphires and the beady eyes are made with beautiful blue sapphires.
John Hardy, Shops B33-34, The Basement Floor, The Landmark, 15 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, www.johnhardy.com
Read on for five more great gift ideas for men on Page 2!