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The Mandarin Oriental gift guide

If you’re on a quest for the perfect present, Shop MO can help, with curated gifts, services and treats delivered to your door, or available for pre-booked pick-up. That might mean a box of pastel-hued macarons to brighten up a grey afternoon, an extravagant, hand-tied birthday bouquet, or a classic panama hat. Shopping for someone special – or treating yourself – couldn’t be simpler

Matcha soufflé sponge cakes

For the discerning foodie

The best way to start the day? By dropping by Mandarin Oriental, Doha for a bakery box filled with buttery brioches and pastries – including the cult red velvet croissant. There’s more superb pâtisserie to sample at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur – from glossy strawberry éclairs to a decadent tiramisu cake. Mandarin Oriental, Singapore, meanwhile, will bring afternoon tea to your door, including fresh-baked scones and a dainty matcha soufflé sponge. For a blowout dinner, place your order at La Mar at Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Star chef Gastón Acurio’s menu riffs on Peruvian cuisine, from citrussy ceviche to salsa-laced seafood rice. Mandarin Oriental, Geneva also offers Peruvian fine dining (pick-up only). Don’t miss its dulce de leche-filled alfajores for afters.

Selection of bottled cocktails

For the debonair traveller

You can’t go far wrong with a classic panama hat (think Robert Redford in The Great Gatsby). Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok has the real deal, hand-woven from toquilla palm, along with a special edition that’s hand-painted with bamboo shoots. Another idea that’s sure to please the man with everything? A precision-mixed, pre-bottled cocktail, courtesy of the MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore. Try a pandan-infused whisky-based Oriental, classic Manhattan or an impeccable gin martini (there’s a reason this place has made the cut as one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars). Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong also has cocktails to go – crafted by its mixologists – including a terrific cold-brew coffee-fuelled Negroni.

Woman practises yoga

For the spa-lover in your life                                                            

Beauty editors swear by the spa at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong thanks to its East-meets-West ethos and cocooning treatment rooms. Tap into its feelgood vibes at home by ordering its plush spa robe or a tension-easing silk eye-mask. The signature body oils are another luxurious treat. Try Bloom, with its blend of rose and ylang-ylang, or the focus-boosting Reflect. If your wellness regime is in need of a boost, Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur has the answer: a week-long virtual retreat. It spans yoga, tennis, boxing and personal training, plus a special delivery of fitness gear, kombucha and more.

Florist prepares a bouquet of red roses

For the old-fashioned romantic

There’s no nicer surprise than flowers turning up on your doorstep – especially if it’s a hand-tied bouquet from Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong. ‘Passion’ is an extravagant cluster of 50 red roses, while ‘Happiness’ combines freesias and pink roses with frothy, pale-green clusters of viburnum. Alternatively, surprise someone you love with a box of exquisite macarons from Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok. A jar of its famous rose-petal jam is also headily romantic, evoking long, unhurried afternoon teas in the Authors’ Lounge. Finally, order an extra-special dinner from Mandarin Oriental, Jakarta featuring its swan-shaped duck dumplings and gold-dusted egg-yolk buns.

Sweet treats surround workers in The Mandarin Cake Shop, Kuala Lumpur

For treating the kids

Chocolate’s a speciality at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur – and there’s plenty to appeal to children, as well as grown-up palates. Exhibit one: a box of bite-sized, milk chocolate snack bars, with peanut crunch and raspberry jelly. Chewy brownie cookies are another hit, while, with two weeks’ notice, the team can whip up a bespoke birthday cake. Alternatively, impress jaded teens with a gelato cake from Mandarin Oriental, Doha – try the Oreo-topped salted caramel (pick-up only). Little globetrotters might like their own silk-lined backpack from Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong – and a snug pair of slippers to take on their travels. Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, meanwhile, has the perfect travelling companion: a plush elephant clad in sash-tied silks, just like the hotel’s dapper doormen.

Trays of silver jewellery and objets displayed on shelves inside a lifestyle shop in Bangkok

For interiors aficionados

Give the gift of instant serenity with Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok’s aromatic, hand-poured lemongrass candle, or elephant oil burner, in pale jade celadon stoneware. There’s more traditional Thai craftsmanship on display in the porcelain Benjarong teacups, hand-painted with intricate motifs. Tea lovers will also appreciate Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong’s chic bone-china set, patterned with illustrator Mariko Jesse’s playful Hong Kong toile. Between sips, spot the city icons entwined in the pattern, from the double-decker Star Ferry to custard-filled egg tarts.

Day bed on the beach at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai

Gift ideas for every occasion

From Mother’s Day to weddings, big birthdays to special anniversaries, it can be a struggle to find the perfect gift idea. That’s where a MO gift card can help. Here are some ideas for the perfect presents for every occasion