Christmas gift ideas

Updated: 2006-12-25 09:10

Finding the ideal Christmas gifts for your nearest and dearest can be a daunting task, but never fear! tbj comes to the rescue by scouting around town, searching for present ideas on your behalf.

The delicious, romantic scent of CK's latest fragrance, Euphora Blossom, makes this a perfect Christmas gift for the special lady in your life. RMB 370 (30ml). Available at various department stores around town.

You can never give a girl enough jewelry, so this holiday treat her to a 14-carat gold-plated Chinese coin ring. RMB 1,375. Shanghai Tang, Grand Hyatt Hotel (8518 0898)

Glam up her closet with these adorable heart-shaped evening bags by Moschino. Price TBD. Moschino, see Shopping Directory for details.

Keep your loved ones fashionable yet warm this Christmas with this Adidas Original down gilet. RMB 1,420. Adidas Original, Oriental Plaza (8518 6757)

A cheap but cheerful gift for him: cigarette tins with funky prints. RMB 10. B3C01, 77th Street (131 2047 3666)

Surprise him with a Paul Smith striped leather iPod case. Open the snap flap to reveal a sexy sketch of a naked woman on the white leather patch. Price TBD. Paul Smith, see Shopping Directory for details.

Pamper your mom with this lavish array of Lancaster anti-aging skincare products, including intelligent anti-aging care (RMB 650), deep moisturizing gel (RMB 500), protective whitening cream (RMB 720), and non-stop lifting cream (RMB 890). Lancaster, Parkson Shopping Mall.

Home-made gifts always brought tears to her eyes in the past, and you can do it again with a hand-knitted sweater. Filatura Di Crosa in Guomao has a variety of yarns and knitting supplies, and their salespeople are on hand to teach you how to knit and crochet. See Shopping Directory for details.

Show your dad how much you love him with this delicate, embossed leather briefcase by Prada. Price TBD. Prada, see Shopping Directory for details.

Give a gift he will actually use. This luxury shoe polish kit by Tod's includes shoe polish, a shoehorn and some luxurious brushes in an elegant fabric and leather case. RMB 3,450. Tod's, China World Trade Center (6505 6486)

Just think of your dad's reaction when he gets these personalized cufflinks with his initials on them! RMB 10. 2B-063, Chaowaimen Market, Yabao Lu (137 1857 8835)

If you're looking for something more dressy than T-shirts, Shanghai Tang offers tailored mandarin collar costumes (RMB 635) and pink qipao (RMB 955) for small boys and girls. Shanghai Tang, Grand Hyatt Hotel (8518 0898)

Plastered T-shirts'new range of kiddie wear is bound to delight your young 'uns. They've taken images from all across Beijing (traditional Chinese toys, buses, cars) and "cultural revolution"-era images of children, and placed them on their t-shirts, making these gifts for kids particularly unique. RMB 70. Plastered T-shirts, see Shopping Directory for details.


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