Bullet Proof It’s time to start cooking up some great gift ideas: whether you’re trying to support local brands or find a good cause, Emi & Eve’s socially conscious designs are a great place to start. Lamma-ite and founder Cassandra Postema employs a team of disabled workers and earthquake refugees in China to create her bags and jewelry, which are made from recycled bomb casings and bullet shells left over from Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge period. Emi & Eve Between office Secret Santa Parties, holiday dinners and splurges on your SO, the holidays can get expensive. Whatever the reason, sometimes you need to find great presents that won’t deplete your savings. Here are a few under $500 ideas that should help stretch your wallet till 2015. Postcard box set $350; $15 each, Urban Clichés Beanie, $490, Tommy Hilfiger iPhone 5 case, $280, Candies @ The Refinery Cosmetics bag, $151, Bez & Oho @ PhatRice Necklace, $400, Cheap Monday @ Lab Concept Lip set, $480, Fresh @ Faces Boucle jacket, $499, Miss Selfridge @ Zalora Scarf, $350, Armor Lux @ The Refinery Faces Shop 202, Harbour City, Ocean Terminal, 2-27 Canton Rd., Tsim Sha Tsui, 2118-5622. Lab Concept 93 Queensway, Admiralty, 2118-3599. PhatRice phatrice.com The Refinery S410, 4/F, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen St., Central, 9545-9393. Tommy Hilfiger Shop 20, 5/F, Sogo, 555 Hennessy Rd., Causeway Bay, 2831-3950. Urban Clichés www.urbancliches.com . Zalora www.zalora.com.hk .