5 Unusual Christmas Gifts to get for Friends

5 Unusual Christmas Gifts to get for Friends

We’re weirded out but totally digging them as well

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Foodie Market  Foodie Market  on 18 Dec '17

Looking for some standout gifts for your Christmas exchanges? We found some interesting pressies that will get people intrigued and leave a lasting impression. Here are some of our favourites!

#1 Grow-your-own avocado

You’re gonna avo good time growing your own avocado with this kit! Yes, it may take ages before it comes to fruition, but it’s worth the time observing and showering it with love, especially if you or the person you are gifting it to is an avocado fan. 

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Photo credit: The Present Finder

#2 Put-a-face-on-it lolly

This is definitely a sweet gift for your narcissistic friend who loves selfies and obsessing over their looks in front of the camera. It’s like sending a subtle message, “Oh, you like your face that much? Here, take it. And eat it while you’re at it.”

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Photo credit: Prezzybox

#3 Cola gummy soap

Whose favourite gummy flavour is cola? This nostalgic childhood candy now comes in a bar of soap, so you can bathe in its flavour.

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Photo credit: Prezzybox

#4 Beer-belly belt

In times of emergency, sometimes all you need is a can of ice-cold beer. Get this for a friend who’s always ready to have a good time but doesn't have a beer belly just yet. It holds six cans of beer too!

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Photo credit: Prezzybox

#5 A cup that covers your day and night needs

A mug of coffee before 5pm and a glass of wine after 5pm – a cup that solves everything.

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Photo credit: Prezzybox

Not into unconventional gifts?

If you’re into sticking to the traditional route, check out some of the awesome stuff you can buy for your last-minute gifts at our Fashion Walk x Foodie Holiday Market. Check out some of the vendors who are on board for 22 and 23 December:

AC Flower Gallery

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AC Flower Gallery introduces an interesting variety of flowers and plants from around the world, as well as selected stylish home accessories and decorations, and turns them into modern arrangements for urban homes and offices.


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Cedele designs real food for real people, with chefs handcrafting honest, wholesome dishes that nourish the body and satisfy the soul. Their ethos “Eat Well. Be Well” translates into everything they do, from sourcing fresh, quality ingredients to creating delicious and nutritious food, slow-cooked and handmade from scratch daily for your enjoyment.

In partnership with Foodie, their restaurant space is hosting our Foodie hub and also all the workshops from participating vendors. Be sure to check out their booth near their restaurant at Food Street for their assorted Christmas cookies box, assorted marble shortbread cookies box, classic aged fruit cake and more seasonal treats! And don’t forget to try Cedele’s homemade mulled wine and awesome coffee.

Hey Tea (23 December only)

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Hey Tea is a Hong Kong brand, characterized with our organic functional tea. Their ingredients come directly from overseas farms held up to international agricultural safety standards, and are mixed by Chinese herbal formula to create new functional tea, bringing health and longevity to tea lovers. 


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The incredibly N*ICE gourmet ice pops.100% all natural, 100% handmade in small batches right here in Hong Kong, using only fantastic ingredients – most of the pops are 100% vegan too. Inspired by Mexican paletas, creative seasonal cocktails, health-conscious juicing and decadent Western and traditional Chinese desserts, the ice lollies come in a seasonal variety of exciting and uniquely nuanced flavours, including N*ICE’s signature boozy pops!

Patisserie 1507 

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Let the drooling begin! These scrumptious, Instagram-worthy baked beauties would make a great gift for your picture-perfect social media friends – they can take a ton of pictures first and munch away afterwards. Patisserie 1507 takes baking beyond the ordinary on their mission to bring you “French pastries the Japanese way”. Trained at a French culinary school in Tokyo, co-founder and chef Melody Chan wants to show Hong Kong that there’s much more to French pastries than macarons and millefeuille. While striving to produce more traditional delicacies for their Hong Kong customers, they take pride in offering the best madeleines in town!

Peacock Fine Foods

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Peacock Fine Foods belongs to a family of food fanatics, drawing on their experience in the F&B and FMCG markets to identify, source and select unique, high-quality products from around the world for their Hong Kong consumers. Come and taste the award-winning raw New Zealand honey and artisanal Belgian chocolate that is organic, fair trade, vegan and gluten free. Get to sample nine different honey flavours, including blackcurrant, lavender, wild thyme and manuka. 

Red Velvet Florist

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Are your halls decked just yet? Make this season sparkle with Red Velvet Florist’s handmade wreaths, mini Christmas trees and hand-tied bouquets. Their online boutique creates stunning floral arrangements using the freshest seasonal flowers, foliage and plants, available for all occasions. Not forgetting, they deliver hand-tied bouquets, wedding flowers and arrangements across Hong Kong.

Sabatino Tartufi

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Established in 1911, Sabatino Tartufi carries only the most highly regarded truffle species, presenting a range of original truffle products. The blend of modern technology and traditional recipes creates the ultimate truffle experience. All truffles are processed and preserved to maintain their freshness and high quality. The perfect gift for that food connoisseur friend. 

Veuve Clicquot

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Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin is a French champagne house based in Reims specialising in premium products. Pop by their booth for a complimentary sample of bubbly and popcorn!

Victor & Hugo Chocolate & Wine

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Victor & Hugo is an established and well-respected chocolate and wine retailer in Hong Kong that offers quality products and exceptional customer service to shoppers, plus the ability to browse and purchase from their lovely selection of wines for home delivery. Expect to take home some top-notch Italian and French wines and Belgian chocolate.

Bonus: Foodie eMarket

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Avid Foodie followers will know that we launched our eMarket a few months ago, stocking your favourite #zerowaste products like our top-selling metal straws (with cleaning brush), lunch boxes and branded tote bags. With people buying the metal straws in big quantities for kids’ birthday parties and random gifts, we sure know they are great for mass gifting! So, yes, we’re setting up a booth at the market where you can stock up on your #zerowaste presents. Not only that – we’re selling other eMarket favourites such as our newly stocked Puni Puni Sushi plushies, gourmet salts from RIVSALT, delicious vegan Buddha’s Garden pasta sauces and our very own Foodie crystal wine glasses!

When: every weekend from 18 November–31 December 2017

  • 18 and 19 November
  • 25 and 26 November
  • 2 and 3 December
  • 9 and 10 December
  • 16 and 17 December
  • 22 and 23 December
  • 24, 25, 26 December
  • 29, 30, 31 December

*Kindly note the special time frames for the following dates:

22 December: 2–8pm

23 December: 12–8pm

24 December: 12–8pm

25 December: 12–6pm

26 December: 12–6pm

29 December: 2–8pm

30 December: 12–8pm

31 December: 12–4pm

Where: Food Street at Fashion Walk, Causeway Bay (between Kingston Street and Gloucester Road)

18 Days of Giveaways: 22 & 23 December 2017 

Aside from indulging in some retail therapy, get your hands on some freebies with
our 18 Days of Giveaways. Here’s to rewarding our awesome, loyal Foodie Club members! (see *T&Cs below)

To be considered for the giveaway, you have to:

1) Pick the date you would like to attend the market

2) Sign up on one of the forms below and answer a few simple questions

3) Come to the Foodie Holiday Market on the specific date to see if you have won and claim your prize

Winners are selected based on correct answers and timing of entry (we have between 50–100 items available per day).

Saturday, 22 December 2017 Giveaway  

Sunday, 23 December 2017 Giveaway

Stamp-collection giveaway

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Want a premium gift from our giveaway booth? Well, you gotta work for it! Explore the various booths we have at our Fashion Walk x Foodie Holiday Market this weekend, collect 10 stamps with an accumulative spending of HK$100 and get a gift from us!

The theme for this week’s stamp-collection giveaway is Kitchen Maid, courtesy of Chic Home Deco:  

  • Gingerbread Christmas dolls
  • Paper gift bags from Greengate
  • French La Cocotte Paris aprons
  • French La Cocotte kitchen towels
  • Greengate deluxe large vintage-style baskets
  • Vintage-style basic flower baskets

Foodie Table

Team Foodie will be there throughout the market, from Christmas all the way to New Year’s Eve, celebrating the special occasions with you at our Foodie hub. Located near Cedele, come and say hi! While you’re at it, come and play random games with us and win something special or simply sign up for a workshop.

Random game challenge

For this week’s random game challenge, we’ll be testing your chopsticks skills – fastest fingers first!

Guess-the-pasta challenge

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Stand a chance to win a huge Classified hamper by giving your best guess as to the number of pasta pieces in the jar!

*Giveaway T&Cs: every participant is entitled to only one item from the giveaway. One entry per person. Multiple entries do not guarantee a better chance of winning. Items given will be at random; winners cannot choose their prize. Items not claimed on the specific date will not be kept or transferred. While supplies last. Foodie’s decision in regards to the selection of winners is final. 

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