Natural Holiday Guide 2018

Today marks the official beginning of the holidays.

The annual winter solstice is celebrated around the world and this year it coincides with the full moon, celebrated every month the world. Nature’s calendar is evident in ancient sites like Stonehenge, built at a time when economics were largely determined by the seasons. It marks the resting point, a shift, a change and a time of new beginnings as the year is reborn.

Some of the original traditions remain today.

The midwinter festival is a time for gathering and feasting and sharing the bounties of the year.

We reflect on our blessings and we share our gifts of time and love.

Step into new habits and traditions with our annual guide.

Have a simply lovely holiday season.

Naturally,

Founder
HK heartbeat

“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Charles Dickens


Bamboo Living

Sustainable gifts for everyone

From t-shirts to toothbrushes, shop online or in person for original designs that will last forever. Bamboo is strong and flexible and it grows quickly, making it one of the most sustainable materials available.

ADDRESS : Unit S304, Staunton Block, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central

Bamboa Home

T :+852 2291 0285

W : bamboa.com

DETAILS : read more


Healthy Beauty

Shop online for natural gifts

Choose singles or boxed sets with seasonal Christmas Balm to protect skin from pollution and Natural Moisturizing Lip Balm to keep lips healthy and kissable. We specialize in handmade, small batch, organic, Australia certified cosmetics and personal care products formulated from coconut packaged in reusable cardboard or glassware

Coconut Matter

W : coconutmatter.com

DETAILS: read more


Festive Fare at Grassroots Pantry

Holiday dining and curated handmade hampers

Tis the season we’re excited about our festive menu is available until December 26 with our famous Christmas pie and Apple Beignets dusted with coconut milk powder, Ask about our hamper filled with homemade Grassroots produce-driven zero waste goodies. Our boutique café servces homemade, plant-based world dishes using unprocessed, local, sustainable and organic ingredients where possible

Grassroots Pantry

108 Hollywood Road, Sheung Wan

T : +852 2873 3353

E : info@grassrootspantry.com

W : grassrootspantry.com

DETAILS : read more


Celebrate Well

Fondue and Beaujolais for the holidays

Put on your favorite Xmas sweater because it’s fondue time. Booking includes 1kg of cheese (serves 5) and free rental of the fondue pot for HK$495 all inclusive (HK$800 deposit). It pairs perfectly with the 2018 Beaujolais Nouveau. We source natural, biodynamic, non-interventionist, low sulphite wines and fine foods directly from small producers in France and the new world.

La Cabane Wine Cellar & Bistro

B/F, 97 Hollywood Road, Central

T : +852 2517 0186

E : info@lacabane.hk

W : lacabane.hk

DETAILS : read more


Energy Boost

Give yourself a time out with a free trial class.

Enjoy the feeling of being energized and fully alive with a calm mind. Share that feeling with a smile to any stranger you encounter during the day and see how you feel. Nei Gong (an internal Qi Gong) classes and private sessions integrate body and mind. Make the new year about grounding with exercises to relieve sciatica, alleviate back pain and address knee problems while aiding in restful sleep.

Tian Yan Nei Gong Centre

3/F, Friendship Mansion, 345 Hennessy Road, Wan Chai

T : +852 9388 2481

E : doris@tianyanneigong.com

W : tianyanneigong.com

DETAILS : read more


Crafty Volunteers

Get creative and get social and and contribute to Impact HK

Crafty Charity is a community of artistic and creative volunteers who craft with a purpose. We raise funds for our partner charities through selling crafts and hosting workshops. We welcome all creative crafters to make, teach, or donate with us. Crafty Charity is a community of artistic and creative volunteers who craft with a purpose. We raise funds for our partner charities through selling crafts and hosting workshops. We welcome all creative crafters to make, teach, or donate with us.

Crafty Charity HK

E : craftycharity@gmail.com

DETAILS : read more


No Excuse for Single Use

Raise funds for Plastic Free Seas with the perfect #zerowaste gift

A fundraising set to reduce single use disposable plastic cutlery and straws — a great waste reduction gift idea to support Hong Kong based non-profit changing in the way we view and use plastics in society today with education and action campaigns.

PRICE : HK$125

Plastic Free Seas

info@plasticfreeseas.org

plasticfreeseas.org

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Small Acts for Big Changes

Do good. Feel good. Make a difference

A charity dedicated to supporting the homeless in Hong Kong where 100% of everything raised going to the cause. We create events to perform good acts for individuals in need with 100% of everything raised going to the cause.
The Guestroom

17-39 Oak Street, Tai Kok Tsui, Kowloon

ImpactHK

E : hello@impacthk.org

W : impacthk.org

DETAILS : read more


The Gift of Kindness

Support yoga for every body

Yama is a non-profit organization making yoga, art and meditation accessible to everyone, including those with chronic illness, disabilities and special needs

Yama Foundation

CONTACT : Hersha Chellaram

T : +852 5507 0268

E : yamafoundation@gmail.com | yamahk.org

DETAILS : read more


Deserving Dogs

Give your time and get love in return

Volunteer to walk a dog. Donate supplies online. Make a new best friend. Hong Kong Dog Rescue finds forever homes for stray, abandoned and surrendered dogs and puppies.

Hong Kong Dog Rescue

W : hongkongdogrescue.com

DETAILS : read more


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