Pastel-hued gift boxes

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. That might mean a box of pastel-hued macarons to brighten up a grey afternoon, a hand-tied birthday bouquet, or a dapper pair of swim shorts. With the option of pickup or local delivery from each hotel, shopping for someone special – or treating yourself – couldn’t be easier

Cake shop

For the discerning foodie

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur is famed for its exceptional patisserie. Think a box of glossy strawberry éclairs or a show-stealing cassis cake, scattered with sugar-spun flowers. Afternoon teas, delivered to your door, follow monthly changing themes – including September’s wildly creative fashion-inspired cakes. Mandarin Oriental, Singapore’s afternoon tea, meanwhile, is designed for a family of four, and runs from fresh-baked scones to a dainty matcha soufflé sponge. Alternatively, for a blowout dinner, order a delivery from La Mar at Mandarin Oriental, Miami. Its menu – by star chef Gastón Acurio – expertly riffs on Peruvian cuisine, from citrussy ceviche to salsa-laced seafood rice.

Man poses in sea wearing Orlebar Brown swimshorts

For the debonair traveller

Orlebar Brown’s limited-edition swim shorts are a summer style essential, tailored to perfection. Choose from seven exclusive prints inspired by Mandarin Oriental hotels, from a palm-fringed pool in Miami to a dreamy vista of Lake Como. Another suggestion guaranteed to please the man with everything? A precision-mixed, pre-bottled cocktail, courtesy of the MO BAR at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore. Try a pandan-whisky-spiked Oriental, classic Manhattan or impeccable gin martini (there’s a reason this place has made the cut as one of Asia’s 50 Best Bars).

Treatment room at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

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 a plush signature spa robe or a set of chiming tingsha bells for serene meditation sessions from Shop MO. Meanwhile, the spa at Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur (pictured above) offers curated self-care kits. For instant relaxation, send a stressed-out friend its soothing Spa O’Clock kit, which includes calming music, restorative face masks and lavender and ylang-ylang bath oil.

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 fragrant freesias and pink roses with frothy, pale-green clusters of viburnum. Bouquets are best ordered 24 hours ahead and can be customised, while luxurious little extras run from scented candles to Champagne. The sweet treats at Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok are equally hard to resist, from crisp-shelled macarons to boxes of exquisite handmade chocolates. Most romantic of all? A jar of rose-petal jam, evoking long, unhurried afternoon teas in the famous Authors’ Lounge.

Entrance to the barber shop at Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

For treating the kids

Chocolate’s another 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, which layer almond cake with peanut crunch and a hit of raspberry jelly. Chewy, chocolate chip-studded brownie cookies are another failsafe hit while, with two weeks’ notice, the team can whip up a bespoke birthday cake, shaped like a digger truck or blushing frog princess. For new arrivals, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong has the perfect presents; an extra-special Baby’s First Haircut package at the Mandarin Barber (pictured above), or an ethical, all-natural baby balm and shampoo set.

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