If you hand a client or civil servant a HK$500 lai see packet, there might be an awkward moment. The recipient may turn it down, or ask for permission from their boss.Monday, 4 February, 2013, 4:42am
With less than 10 days to go before the big day, chances are you haven't crossed every name off your Christmas shopping list. Have no fear - there's still plenty of time to pick up the perfect present for everyone, from your closest colleagues to your significant other. We've made the task easier by sorting through the season's offerings to bring you the best.16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
Luxury food hampers are always a welcomed gift for family, friends and colleagues. This year's hampers from some of the city's top hotels are packed with home-made seasonal sweets and savouries as well as eastern delicacies favoured by Hong Kong epicureans.2 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
If you still haven't done all your Christmas shopping, there's no need to panic and raid the shelves of your nearest convenience store just yet. Procrastinators still have time to conjure up some fabulous gifts to give their loved ones.
Edible gifts are always welcome presents for foodies, and hampers might do just the trick.17 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
People in a festive mood this Christmas will have to open their wallets a little wider.
The Hong Kong dollar's weakness against some foreign currencies, and higher food prices, have pushed up the cost of dining and food hampers by about a tenth, say operators of restaurants and shops.15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am
Just saying the word 'hamper' is satisfying in itself. Actually receiving one takes the luscious association to another level. So much more than the sum of its parts, a hamper is received in giddy anticipation of plumbing its depths for delightful treasures.11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
The multimillion-dollar Christmas hampers once exchanged by the rich and famous appear to have fallen victim to the financial crisis, but shops and hotels are hoping a range of less pricey gift packs will persuade people to spend.15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am
Members of the Islands District Council were offered food hampers by a Discovery Bay land developer this year, sparking concerns about possible conflicts of interest.
It is understood that Hong Kong Resort, the developer of a residential-resort complex on Lantau Island, sent hampers to many of the 22 councillors soon after the new four-year council term began in January.15 Apr 2008 - 12:00am
Investment fun and games with the SFC
In case the risk of getting burned by the market isn't reason enough to learn the how to invest judiciously, the Securities and Futures Commission is offering a month of fun, games and cash prizes to get the message across.28 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
'Tis the season to spend, and people are splashing out more and earlier in the lead-up to Christmas.
Despite prices being up by about 15 per cent on average from last year, the surging economy is encouraging customers to splurge on festive trappings, from wining and dining to food hampers.17 Dec 2007 - 12:00am