We’re almost reaching the end of the year, and it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to get your friends and loved ones for the holidays (e.g. Christmas). Luckily, we at Asteria have some ideas for gifts that will make them happy but won't break the bank.
The best gifts are things they would not buy themselves.
If you want to make someone feel special this holiday season, don't give them something they would buy themselves. The best gifts are those that show you care and want to get to know the person better. The thought, the feeling of giving, is what matters most here.
There's nothing wrong with buying your loved ones something practical or consumable —they'll use it and appreciate it. But if you can find a way to give something meaningful and personal as well (like a book/movie, experience, or an Asteria Explorer), then even better!
If you’re buying for someone who loves cooking, a cookbook could be exactly what they need.
If you’re buying for someone who loves food, a cookbook could be exactly what they need. Cookbooks can be great gifts because they can inspire and educate people who love to cook. There are many options when it comes to good cookbooks, so it’s not hard to find the right one for your recipient.
You can buy new cookbooks at local bookstores or online. You can also try looking in local markets like the Stanley Market or Temple Street Night Market for used ones that may have been purchased by previous owners from around the world.
For the friend who wants to get fit but refuses to fork out for a gym membership, here are some gift ideas.
If you want a friend to get fit, but they refuse to fork out for a gym membership, here are some gift ideas for this holiday season. If you want a friend to get fit but they refuse to fork out for a gym membership, here are some gift ideas for this holiday season. If you want a friend to get fit, but they refuse to fork out for a gym membership, here are some gift ideas.
A fitness tracker This is the perfect gift if your friend wants to keep track of their progress as they work towards their fitness goals. There are many options when it comes to fitness trackers on the market today, so you should have no problem finding one that’s right for them.
Weighted gloves: These gloves are great for at-home workouts because they add weight to your workout with minimal effort. They come in all sizes, from small to extra large and can be found at most sporting goods stores.
Jump rope: Jump ropes are a classic exercise tool that everyone should have. They’re portable and easy to use anytime, anywhere. You can buy one for under $10 at most dollar stores or local pharmacies.
A fitness class: There are plenty of options available in Hong Kong, from yoga to barre classes and everything in between—all cheaper than going to the gym! Just make sure you sign up before everyone else does so there's space left when it comes time for your first class together.
Hiking equipment: Hong Kong is surrounded by mountains, so there are plenty of opportunities for hiking. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or something more challenging, you can find it here. So, consider a pair of hiking boots or a hiking backpack.
A new gadget or piece of technology can be the perfect gift for someone who loves to take photos or just needs an update on their old gear. Here are some things to keep in mind if you are thinking about this, especially if you are
thinking about cameras.
Research the person's preferences. If you want to get them something they don't already have, it's important to do some research on what they're into. Do they prefer DSLRs and mirrorless cameras? Do they like shooting videos or just stills? If your friend is a big traveler, maybe their dream camera would be one with built-in GPS so that it can geo-tag all their photos automatically.
Know which camera they already own: There are many different types of cameras in the world these days—compact system cameras (CSC), mirrorless cameras, and DSLR models are most popular among professionals or amateurs who take lots of photos every day—so knowing which kind of gear your loved one uses will help you find them something extra special for Christmas!
Check if they need an upgrade: Is their current memory card too small for all their images? Does their battery need replacing because it no longer holds enough charge? It might be time for an upgrade! Check if they need any accessories: Do they own a tripod but not have a remote shutter release to use with it? Maybe their camera bag needs an upgrade! There are so many accessories out there that can make the photographer in your life’s job easier and more enjoyable, so don’t forget to include them in your gift ideas.
Here, we focused on cameras. However, this is just an example, the same thing can go with other gadgets like phones, computers, monitors, keyboards, headphones, etc.
Home plants are a good option for caring people who love greenery
Home plants are an option for caring people who love greenery. It's a gift that anyone can appreciate—after all, who doesn't want to live in a house with lots of plants?
You can find houseplants at your local nursery around Prince Edwards and other locations. If you're looking for something specific and unique (or just really don't have time for shopping), try ordering them online: there are plenty of websites that offer fast and convenient delivery options. A plant will be appreciated by anyone who loves greenery or needs some indoor decorating ideas in Hong Kong’s small spaces.
Asteria Tea Explorer 1.0 is a great gift for a wide range of people.
Asteria Tea Explorer 1.0 is a great gift for a wide range of people as it is comprehensive, thoughtful, and personalized. It's the perfect gift for someone who loves tea but also for someone who loves to explore themselves. You can even send Asteria Tea Explorer 1.0 as a gift to yourself! It’s the perfect way to unwind after work or school and to relax before bed.
The Asteria Explorer 1.0 is a beautifully designed gift box containing five different flower and fruit tea blends: beach oolong, pineapple oolong, lychee black tea, green mint tea, and osmanthus oolong. It also includes a small glass teapot and a teacup intended for one person. Adding to all that, it contains four self-reflection cards, beautiful stickers, and a custom hand-written message.
Fragrances can work too!
When it comes to finding presents, a beautiful fragrance that can lift the mood (and outfit) can be a great option. The gift of perfume is the gift that keeps on giving, and it's also a great way to show that you have put some thought into the present.
You can get perfume for both men and women; there are many different scents available in Hong Kong, so there's something for everyone! A fragrance always smells better when there is a story attached to it.
Do some research and look for the details beforehand!
Now that you have an idea of what to get your friends and family, it's time to start looking for the details. This can be a tricky task as there are many factors to consider: What does this person like? Do they already have it? Is it too expensive or personal?
Asking these questions before going shopping will help you make better decisions when buying gifts. The best advice I can give you is to ask people what they would like (especially if they're close friends or family), do some research on what their interests are, and then make sure it isn't too expensive or personal.
So there you have it, all the things we have been thinking about. I hope this article has inspired you to in some way to think of your next gift. Don't forget to share any extra ideas you have with us in the comments.