The #HOHXMAS Giveaway (CLOSED)


The #HOHXMAS Giveaway (CLOSED)


Last week was all about sharing our favourite Christmas gift ideas for kids, women and men. We certainly hope you found our gift guides helpful and that you are making good use of the exclusive discounts offered to you. I know that I have.

Now with exactly one week until Christmas, we have an awesome surprise for you! Many of the amazing stores that offered you the special #HOHXMAS discount have also thrown in some of their fabulous products for our big fat Christmas giveaway!

Would you believe that one lucky person will win this entire collection of goodies. And in the spirit of Christmas, we are making it really easy for your enter yourself into this amazing competition! All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what your favourite item is and why you want to win!

Giveaway rules: Open to UAE residents only. Entries will be open for 48 hours – so hurry! Entrants must register their email address when using the comment section. The winner will be randomly selected and informed via email. All products in the giveaway will be shipped to the winner directly from the retailer (with the exception of the cushion from Georges, which can be collected in store).

I would like to say a huge thank you to all the retailers involved in this giveaway. They are: Dubai Love (alphabet poster) | Emaan Home (marble Macbook cover, bluetooth headphones & confetti tea towels) | The Bowery Company (cigar ashtray) | Georges of Dubai (cushion) | Joba (clutch bag & wooden camera) | Maluco (cardboard house and doll pram) | Caramel & Sun (Omy Paris poster) | White Moss (banana leaf beach throw) | Dassie Artisan Homeware (wood & marble serving board) | Nook (ice-cream cushion).

If you haven’t already done so, please visit their stores and take a look at what they have on offer.

Lastly, whilst it’s not a requirement of entry, we would give you a virtual high five if you shared the love and news of this awesome giveaway by using the ‘share’ buttons below. It’s Christmas, after all. And if you fancy receiving regular updates from us, feel free to subscribe to House of Hawkes by adding your email address to the ‘Subscribe via email’ field in the sidebar.


Kathryn Hawkes

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  • Tina 20/12/2016 at 9:41 PM

    Love all the products! Wouldn’t mind winning any as it’s all unique and amazing.

  • Zeina 20/12/2016 at 7:48 PM

    I love al the products!! There’s something for everyone in my family. My favorite is the cigar ashtray from Bowery company – my husband loves cigars and we don’t have a nice cigar ashtray at home!

  • Darina 20/12/2016 at 2:03 PM

    That marble macbook cover! No words.

  • Kristina 20/12/2016 at 11:03 AM

    All the items are so gorgeous! Thank you Kath! Would love to have headphones for my hubby! Dear Santa make my wish come true! πŸ˜œπŸ˜‚ 🎁 πŸŽ…

  • Hannah Jeffery 20/12/2016 at 10:37 AM

    I love the independent shops that are changing the UAE retail scene. All the products are amazing, but if I had to pick it would be the marble laptop cover for me and the beautiful wooden peak for my daughter. Fingers crossed that I win as I haven’t started my Christmas shopping yet!

  • Ruth 20/12/2016 at 10:13 AM

    I would love to win the pram for my little lady she would love it. I think even the dog would like to be pushed around in this cute prom. Please pick me 😘

  • Natasha Reisenhofer 20/12/2016 at 9:10 AM

    Absolutely everything is beautiful so it is difficult to choose one favourite item, I love it all! It would be amazing to win the prize and end 2016 on a high. I would love to win as the last and only time I have won anything was a McDonald’s colouring competition aged 5! X

  • Kirsten 20/12/2016 at 8:47 AM

    What a fantastic collection of gifts, I too just love the selection of things now available through small local businesses in Dubai. My favourites are the wooden camera and pram.
    Merry Christmas HOH x

  • Tony 20/12/2016 at 8:27 AM

    Amazing set of X-mas gifts. The Giant Colouring Poster would be great to work on together over the holidays with our two boys. Especially because that way they will be able to decorate the Eiffel Tower with colourful Christmas lights! Happy holidays HoH!

  • Jannah 20/12/2016 at 8:22 AM

    Oh my word that ice cream pillow is too cute !! But I would probably pick the clutch since I don’t have one at the moment. Thanks so much for such an inspiring collection of gift ideas – this has definitely come in handy πŸ™‚

  • raf 20/12/2016 at 8:12 AM

    What a nice giveaway! Love them all! 😍 Would love to get the cigar ashtray for my husband!

  • Kate 20/12/2016 at 7:47 AM

    The wood and marble cutting board would be the cutest addition to our new apartment that my husband and I are moving into this summer <3

  • Selma 20/12/2016 at 1:59 AM

    Wow, what an amazing goodie bag! The wood and marble serving board is my favorite. It would be great in our new kitchen!! Happy holidays!

  • Tiffany Laurent 19/12/2016 at 11:32 PM

    I’ve been trying to throw more get togethers. So that beautiful wood and marble serving tray wood make a great addition!

  • Jacques 19/12/2016 at 10:29 PM

    I would love nothing more than to win this great selection of items for my wife and 3 young kids. There is something in the bundle that would brighten every one of their faces. Would make my year to win this bundle and wrap it for under the tree! Brownie points for life! Can’t begin to imagine the pleasant surprise on her face when the gifts are unwrapped…she would be wondering who is my stylish personal shopper (thanks to HoH)?
    Fave items: For me – the Macbook cover (yes please), wifey – she’d most likely choose the beach throw or clutch bag, eldest son – the wooden camera (perhaps he refrains from using my camera), daughter – most def the pram, and for my toddler’s room – the Dubai alphabet poster! Merry Christmas!

  • Andrea 19/12/2016 at 10:23 PM

    I would love the dollhouse and pram for my daughter and son. My son looks up to his older sister so much. If she sits down to play with dolls he joins her so having a dollhouse both could share would be fab!

  • Britt 19/12/2016 at 10:21 PM

    Happy holidays, Team HoH!
    They’re all gorge but I particularly like the banana leaf throw, it’s jut what I need! x

  • Rachel Kidd 19/12/2016 at 10:10 PM

    Such a great competition and so good to see so many beautiful products available locally. I would love the White Moss beach throw just because it’s fab!

  • Lindsay Johnston 19/12/2016 at 4:10 PM

    The White Moss banana leaf throw is divine! I do not have a green thumb and manage to kill almost all indoor plants, so I try to add green and nature to our homewares in non-life threatening ways! I’ve loved all the new White Moss collection and thrilled to see them open up in Dubai. Keep doing what you’re doing – inspiring us to live life more beautifully in this crazy city we call home. Merry Christmas HOH xxx

  • Justine 19/12/2016 at 3:43 PM

    Love the fact that such beautiful goodies are becoming more widely available in Dubai – thanks for keeping us up to date! It’s hard to pick just one, but my favourite would have to be the white Moss beach throw.

  • Jonalyn Di Matteo 19/12/2016 at 3:14 PM

    The maluco wooden doll pram would be perfect for my 3yo.
    Happy holidays!

  • Camilla 19/12/2016 at 2:44 PM

    I already have lots of the items on my Christmas wishlist. But having to choose I will go for the George of Dubai cushion. Love the colors! πŸŽ„πŸŽπŸŽ…πŸ»

  • Liesl Cheney 19/12/2016 at 2:27 PM

    What a wonderful giveaway! This is our first Christmas in Dubai as we have just relocated from Australia. My daughter would absolutely love that pram, which she would use to push Zola the Zebra or Ronnie the Rhino around in. And as for me, nothing quiet screams a little R n R like some music, so those headphones would be a treat! Wish everyone luck and hope you all have a wonderful Christmas

  • Suruchi 19/12/2016 at 2:05 PM

    Love all the goodies listed. Fav being wooden camera or the alphabet poster for a 3 year old boy . Learning makes it easy with fun πŸ™‚

  • Lucy Kewley 19/12/2016 at 12:49 PM

    I love it all but my eye caught the cushion! Trying to redo my lounge and love those colors.
    Always get so inspired to make my home look better when I see your posts (and your beautiful home!)

  • Claudie 19/12/2016 at 11:21 AM

    Such a wondeful selection! Hard to chose my fav… i think it has to be the pram and the camera!

  • Annabelle Jenner 19/12/2016 at 7:22 AM

    Ohhh love the Emirates ABC the most but a really lovely collection! Amazing giveaway!

  • Shaharban Hashim 19/12/2016 at 12:57 AM

    Hi..I would like to have Alphabet poster for my son as he has started school this year and is in the process of learning A,B,C… and doll pram for my daughters as they would love to have it and is such a girly thing…

  • Carla 19/12/2016 at 12:08 AM

    Amazing giveaway! White Moss beach throw – so beautiful! or Malucoworld cardboard house – would definitely make my little boys happy on Christmas morning!

  • Claire 18/12/2016 at 11:44 PM

    I think Santa has been sharing my Christmas wish list with you! Lust after these beauties on instagram daily!

    Particuarly would love the Joba wooden camera for my son – can so see him day tripping around Dubai with this! How charming!

    And for myself, the bang on-trend White Moss beach throw – currently loving all their products, and it would be fab to let this Mummy indulge herself for a change!

  • Huda 18/12/2016 at 11:09 PM

    Would definitely lean most towards the doll pram for my daughter because her plastic one keeps breaking! And I’d be more comfortable with wood as a safer material for her to play with πŸ™‚

  • Carol cunningham 18/12/2016 at 10:51 PM

    All these products are simply stunning! My favourite would have to be the alphabet picture for my little girls nursery, it would look fabulous on the wall and complete her room beautifully

  • Julia 18/12/2016 at 10:38 PM

    I love love love all of these items, but the alphabet poster is my FAVE!

  • Priscilla Eveline 18/12/2016 at 10:03 PM

    This is such a rad giveaway! I honestly love just about everything but my favourite might have to be the pram from Maluco. We recently purchased a teepee from their stall at Reform Social & Grill and my daughter absolutely adores it! Anything wooden gets my vote. Here’s hoping to win. Fingers, limbs and all possible appendages crossed. Here goes…

  • kristel 18/12/2016 at 9:50 PM

    YAY, thanks for this awesome giveaway, all the retailers and your fab blog.
    Really hard to decide between those awesome prize, I hesitate between the marble Macbook cover from Emaan Home that i always wanted and now that my son just use a red crayon to show his skills on my laptop its maybe the right time to cover that but i have to choose what remind me of good memories when i was little The Maluco cardboard house and doll pram, I hope to win so my boys can play and make memories too.
    Keep on what your doing. You re doing great.

  • Nikki 18/12/2016 at 8:02 PM

    All of the items are lust worthy but if I had to choose it would have to be the dolls pram and cardboard house from Maluco world. I have 21 month old twin toddlers and these things would definitely put a huge smile on their faces on Christmas morning!

  • Madeline Coite 18/12/2016 at 7:23 PM

    That cutting board is everything!

  • Anamika 18/12/2016 at 5:24 PM

    Wow such an amazing collection of stuff to share the love. Being a food blogger, I would love to have the serving board as a lovely prop.

    Wishing you a very merry xmas and new year!

  • Suzi 18/12/2016 at 5:14 PM

    All items are amazing and so unique so definitely hard to choose but I would love mostly the marble serving board would be great for entertaining:) Thanks for the chance!

  • Rebecca 18/12/2016 at 5:13 PM

    As we’re currently decorating our nursery for our imminent arrival, the gorgeous alaphabet poster, dolls house, and pram, would really complete the look. They’re stunning and in the exact colours we’re doing the nursery. Amazing hamper.

  • Rachel 18/12/2016 at 4:37 PM

    Definitely DubaiLove’S Emirates Alphabet Poster! I absolutely love it and have already chosen a spot on our playroom wall for it! I would like to win it as I’ve been lusting after it for a while and the numerous hints to my husband this Christmas seem to be lost πŸ˜„

  • Sabina 18/12/2016 at 4:04 PM

    Love this post and all the amazing give aways! But I must confess I’m partial to the Dubai Love – Alphabet poster… Simply because I’m an original Dubai-ite πŸ˜‰ Born here, raised here, got married here and even had my kids here! So I would love to have that and I also think I deserve a Christmas gift cos my entire family is traveling and I’ve had to stay back. So this would make me incredibly happy πŸ˜„. Here’s hoping….

  • Caresha Boll 18/12/2016 at 4:02 PM

    Love the Maluco doll pram. This would be ideal for my 3 year old’s play room which is very simple and Scandinavian design inspired.

  • Janneke Nix 18/12/2016 at 3:58 PM

    Wow what a beautiful items!! Just moved here from Qatar and the amount of great local businesses here amazes me.
    My favourite item must be the doll pram (although the clutch would definitely be an awesome upgrade of my current Geant/ Spinneys bag…). We came to dubai with only suitcases and I am due in 2 weeks. The poor unborn kid definitely needs at least 1 cool item for her room. And until my daughter is old enough my son can play with it so he can take care of his own baby doll. Love the natural look of the pram (no plastic & no bright colours).

  • Angela Mullins 18/12/2016 at 3:50 PM

    My favorite item from this collection is the alphabet print. I would love it for my sons bedroom. It’s so hard to find nice prints in Dubai. I am desperate to fill the walls of my new home at the moment. So for that print alone I would love to win!

  • Poonam Gupta 18/12/2016 at 3:42 PM

    Hohoho Santa πŸŽ… arrived on time with loads of gifts 🎁, I would love to win the wooden camera and bag for my daughter who studies in a boarding school far from mommy in our home country, she can capture all her memories so that mommy don’t miss it ,a perfect gift for my angel πŸ˜‡

  • Joji francis 18/12/2016 at 3:19 PM

    All items looks extremely beautiful,I would pick clutch bag for my sister who’s coming to Dubai next week

  • Emily Lochran 18/12/2016 at 3:12 PM

    Wow Kath, I would love to win any of these gorgeous prizes. I love that like minded, creative, clever small businesses all work together so well in Dubai. Well done and Merry Christmas!

  • Hena Jacob 18/12/2016 at 3:06 PM

    Awesome giveaway, for me Christmas is not just about a festive celebration alone, it’s a celebration of our togetherness as well, celebrating 11 years of love this Jan 1st, would love to gift my love EMMA HOME gift items includes mac book cover, headphones and towels, wish I could get a chance to surprise my love this festive season πŸ˜‡

  • Michelle 18/12/2016 at 3:06 PM

    All stunning! If i had to, really really had to, choose just one it would be a toss up between the Dassie Artisan Homeware (wood & marble serving board) for me to use on Christmas Day. Or the Maluco (cardboard house and doll pram) for Ava who would absolutely love that! Good luck everyone & seasons greetings x

  • Nadia Diehl 18/12/2016 at 3:03 PM

    Mmm….. tough but I would say the Dassie wood and marble board. It’s so beautiful that would feature as a centerpiece rather than needing to go back in the cupboard after use.

  • Maryam 18/12/2016 at 2:58 PM

    The best giveaway I had seen, I don’t know what to pick between the beautiful items, hmmm let’s see , I will choose the house with the animal for my son ecsuse he loves animal so much, I wish to be the winner
    Thank you to give as the chance to win this giveaway

  • Maha Ibrahim 18/12/2016 at 2:58 PM

    My favourite would be the cushions, the cushions on my couch are looking a worn out, so some new cushions would brighten up the space. πŸ™‚

  • Daria Gazzola 18/12/2016 at 2:48 PM

    I’d love to win the doll pram for my 2.5 year old girl, please. Her little sister is due to artive anyday now and I was looking for a perfect one for her older sister to push along with her baby when we go out for walks:) This one is amazing! It would be a great Christmas suprise, thank you for a chance to participate!

  • Hala Khalaf 18/12/2016 at 2:47 PM

    Oh my GOD, what an amazing giveaway, how to pick just one item?? There’s so so much I’d love. That marble laptop cover is so chic, and that wooden camera would look perfect in my yet-to-be-born baby’s nursery. The wooden pram makes a perfect gift for my daughter – I’ll tell her that her baby brother got it for her! If I had to pick one item, it would be the beautiful alphabet poster from Dubai Love, I’ve been wanting that for a while! Thanks for this fun giveaway, and for all the great content on your blog.

  • Endija 18/12/2016 at 2:38 PM

    Marble book cover and White Moss beach towel, THE BEST!!!! ❀️❀️❀️

  • Noora 18/12/2016 at 2:36 PM

    I adore the confetti tea towel- fresh and contemporary … I’m redoing my kitchen and this would add such a lovely splash!

  • Loraine Berriman 18/12/2016 at 2:00 PM

    Wow what a Gorgeous Christmassy Giveaway and I love all the designers, Extremely hard to choose because its all so lovely, I love the abc’s would be great for my sons own room and the little camera cos he loves imaginary play. Thank you for the giveaway.

  • Brooke 18/12/2016 at 1:42 PM

    I’m currently lying on the couch, 38 weeks pregnant and veeeery ready to meet our baby – winning this would be such a lovely distraction from the waiting!
    I love the wood and marble board (for the soft cheeses I can’t wait to be able to eat again) and the wooden camera (for my soon-to-be son or daughter whose daddy is photography mad!).
    Fingers crossed!

  • Claire 18/12/2016 at 1:37 PM

    I’ve been listing after most of these items on insta the past couple of weeks! Such fab products from some of the UAEs coolest brands!

    I particuarly love the Joba wooden camera, such a stylish little thing and can so see my son day tripping around Dubai with that!

    And for myself it would have to be the White Moss beach throw- too perfectly on trend! With another little one on the way it’s a perfect little way to indulge myself with something fabulous just for me for a change!

    Merry Xmas HOH!

  • Christina Samuel 18/12/2016 at 1:30 PM

    thank u so much for the thoughtful competition this season … such a lovely hamper of gifts … I luv the idea of buying local and supporting homegrown designers and and artisans like those featured here! out of the whole collection I think the little doll pram would be the biggest hit in our household of 3 girls and a dog!

  • Fatema Nooruddin 18/12/2016 at 1:23 PM

    The marble mac book cover is my favorite. It would make a perfect center piece for my Instagram flat lays xx

  • Maria 18/12/2016 at 1:19 PM

    Everything is amazing! But my favorite is the marble and wood serving board!!! I want to win because these items are just what I need for my new apt and ny new baby coming this january!!

  • Janine Mackenzie 18/12/2016 at 12:43 PM

    Once apon a time there lived a little girl. All she ever dreamed of was to have a cardboard house of her own, one that she could call her own. One that she could decorate, one that she could curl up inside and play with her cherished Sleepy-sheep and Monkey… but her mommy said..later… her mommy said that one day, maybe one day, she could save for one. It broke her mommys heart not to be able to buy it for her. This little girl hoped, and prayed, and wished, and drew pictures, hoping and trusting that one day her dream would come true, that one day, she too could be a real-pretend mommy and live in a house of happiness and glitter.

  • Alina 18/12/2016 at 12:41 PM

    OMG! I love all the items in the giveaway 😍but my favourite one would be the Maluco(wooden house and doll pram) as these would be the perfect Christmas gift for my little one

  • Faye bartle 18/12/2016 at 12:38 PM

    Amazing giveaway! I’d love the Dubai Live alphabet poster for my kids!

  • Christina 18/12/2016 at 12:24 PM

    Such a cool giveaway πŸ™‚ There really are some amazing new independent shops in Dubai!
    I’d love to win the banana leaf throw by White Moss as we take our 3 month old & toddler to the beach every weekend and this would be the perfect beach accessory. Love the pom poms & how lightweight it is!

  • Maz 18/12/2016 at 12:13 PM

    I love that Dubai has now become host to all these amazing retailers – 13 years ago when I first got here, I remember filling my luggage with all kinds of gifts to have handy for special occasions – as there was nothing like these items here. And thank you HOH for reminding us of all these fab pressies!
    Of coarse I’d love to win the hamper πŸ˜‰ but if I don’t I know where I’ll be getting my pressies from in the next few days.
    I’m a big fan of the OMY poster, my little one had the best time at Al serkal Avenue this weekend being a little matisse – and obviously mommy wants to do a bit of colouring too

    • Kathryn Hawkes 18/12/2016 at 12:15 PM

      Maz, I couldn’t agree more – thank goodness for all the new retail options we have here these days, particularly the smaller boutiques and concept stores. I’ve been here 11 years so I also recall the dismal selection of things, especially for interiors. Kath

  • Safiya 18/12/2016 at 11:55 AM

    That’s a wonderful list of giveaway that’s hard to choose, the alphabet poster, Bluetooth headset to name the few. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway

  • Helen Harper 18/12/2016 at 11:53 AM

    Winning this competition would be granting my Christmas Wish! I’m honestly not sure how I can pick a favourite of these stunning goodies!! I think the item I covet the most is the banana leaf beach throw. It is quite simply my favourite print and would love to be able to add to my beach bag of staples!

    What an amazing giveaway competition, thanks for bringing the best designers and interior curators in Dubai together for this!

  • Marianne Burger 18/12/2016 at 11:50 AM

    Hi HOH! I have to admit that I was enamoured with the banana print beach throw from the moment I saw it – greenery and tropicalia are always welcome in the desert! Then again, if you peruse my Pinterest you will notice I have a debilitating weakness for handbags and clutches… Mal oor die blog – hou so aan!

    • Kathryn Hawkes 18/12/2016 at 12:19 PM

      Marianne, ag ek is baie dankbaar vir jou kommentaar oor my blog. Sterkte via die kompetisie! x

  • Shahana mehta 18/12/2016 at 11:48 AM

    It would have to be the pram. My daughter has just entered the ‘doll phase’ and loves to make them sleep, take them for a walk and keep them ‘healthy’ by sharing her meals with them too. It’s a great way of introducing her to the concept of a second child.

    I don’t usually win, but if I did it would mean the world!

    Thank you and happy holidays

  • Adam Rap 18/12/2016 at 11:35 AM

    It’s a great collection of gifts, but I’d love to win the wood and marble serving board for my girlfriend. One of the things she loves most is hosting dinner parties with friends, but since she only recently moved over to Dubai from the UK, she doesn’t have much in the way of hosting tools! The serving board would be a great way to start her kitchen collection!

  • ZehraHasan 18/12/2016 at 11:22 AM

    Since my lil darling just entered her playing dolls phase i would love to win it for her so that she has wonderful memories with Maluco Doll house & a Pram she enjoys n waits for everyday that Santa will come n gift her a present after watching soo many Feative activities shes much excited to win it. Though each & every product has its own uniqueness n all i like the beautiful selection by Kathyrn

  • Chloe Lodge 18/12/2016 at 11:20 AM

    Such a beautiful selection of gifts for all members of my family, but secretly I’d love to win particularly because of the mini wooden camera. Being a photographer and a Mum it makes me smile and giggle and beam with love.

    Rose are red, skies are blue, it makes me happy Dubai is filled with incredible designers like you 😍

  • Nisreen Salem 18/12/2016 at 11:16 AM

    It’s so hard to make a choice as everything on the list is so awesome but if I had to the marble macbook cover is awesome.

  • Lauren leon 18/12/2016 at 11:14 AM

    I love the Marble MacBook cover ❀️

  • Marsha Jarin 18/12/2016 at 11:04 AM

    Wow! All the items are perfect! The marble macbook cover which will be lovely to see on mine😍 I love this huge giveaways. Wish to win.

  • Mike 18/12/2016 at 11:00 AM

    Loving the Christmas vibes on the blog!

    It’s too easy to pick though, would go with the headphones to blast music in my ears and escape the world! #AgencyLife Lol.

  • Kat 18/12/2016 at 10:56 AM

    I simply could not choose one of these beautiful products as they’re all so beautiful and unique in their own ways! They would be a wonderful collection for my family and nephews who live on the other side of the world and I only get to see every 18months.

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