Up your gift-giving game with an experience gift that will create long-lasting memories
Hong Kong is full of fun tourist attractions, islands to explore and street markets, but if you’re stuck for romantic gifts, gifts for men or gifts in general ideas and you’re tired of scouring the shops for something new, why not treat your loved one to an experience they’ll never forget? From the gift of travel to cooking classes and wellness retreats, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest experience gifts in Hong Kong that will be truly appreciated.
Experience gifts in Hong Kong that everyone will love
Fly and dine with The Peninsula Hong Kong
Whether you’re looking to whisk away your partner or treat your family to a special surprise, The Peninsula Hong Kong’s Fly and Dine package does not fail to impress. Enjoy the stunning Hong Kong landscape with a thrilling 15-minute private helicopter flight paired with a luxury lunch or dinner at one of six restaurants at The Peninsula Hong Kong. If afternoon tea is what you are looking for, opt for the Fly and Tea package, which replaces lunch or dinner with an iconic high-tea experience at The Lobby Lounge. When it comes to experience gifts in Hong Kong, they don’t get much more iconic than this!
The Peninsula Hong Kong, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2920 2888, 香港九龍梳士巴利道
Give them the thrill of a lifetime with AJ Hackett Macau Tower
Just a one-hour ferry ride away, Macau is an easy getaway from Hong Kong and the team at AJ Hackett has some of the most adventurous gifts in town on offer. Why not give your special someone a ticket to the world’s highest Bungy Jump, or the opportunity to climb to the very top with the Tower Climb? Those who like things a little less extreme can take in the views from the Skywalk, where you can get some of the best pics in town. Or experience the thrill of the Bungy standing up thanks to the Skyjump. Best of all, everyone who buys a Bungy Jump gets a free Skywalk, and if you come back to try the same activity for a second time, you’ll get 60% off!
Read the full story on why we love AJ Hackett Macau Tower here
AJ Hackett Macau Tower, Level T2 – Adventure Zone – Macau Tower, 999078, Macau, SAR, China
See Hong Kong’s endangered pink dolphins
Forget Ocean Park! Thanks to Hong Kong Dolphinwatch, you can get up close and personal with the beautifully rare pink dolphins who frequent the waters around Hong Kong. Each trip includes a talk on the environmental situation that the dolphins face in regards to the constant developments around Hong Kong, so the whole family will be able to take something valuable away from this experience on the water. Best of all, if you don’t get see any pink dolphins during your tour, you can go again for free!
Book online at www.hkdolphinwatch.com
Food and Cultural Tour for Vegetarians
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NEW TOUR LAUNCH! To keep up with demand from health conscious tourists and residents of the city who are looking for vegetarian and vegan food options while they explore, our brand new Grass Routes Vegetarian Food and Cultural tour combines two things that the city does best; food and culture. Feast on delicious food while discovering more about Hong Kong's fascinating history, culture, religion and social spirit. Thanks to the team at @sassyhongkong @scmp_lifestyle and @greenqueenhk for joining us on the first tour! We hope you had fun. Link in bio to book your tour today 👆🏻
Got a special vegetarian in your life? Hong Kong Greeters is tapping into the city’s demand for health conscious food by launching a private Grass Routes Vegetarian Food and Cultural Tour. Combining the city’s love for food and culture, the tour takes you on an off-the-beaten-track adventure through Kowloon and the New Territories where you will sample vegetarian dim sum, snacks and desserts while stopping at some of the city’s lesser-known historical spots. This is the perfect experience gift in Hong Kong for foodies and explorers.
Find out more at www.hkgreeters.com
Flight Centre Gift Vouchers
As far as memorable presents go, it doesn’t get much better than the gift of travel. Help your loved one tick off another bucket list destination with Flight Centre’s gift cards that can be loaded with a value of $350 to $2,000. Whether it’s a weekend escape to the stunning beaches of Phuket or a luxury Safari getaway, these gift cards of dreams will have you stacking up the brownie points in no time.
Get travel inspiration from our guide to the best short trips from Hong Kong.
Find out more about shopping travel vouchers at Flight Centre here
Kembali forest bathing
In-between our long working days, packed social schedules and monthly city events, it’s all too easy to feel overwhelmed and sometimes burned out. From Sai Kung to Lantau and Sham Shui Po, Jasmine Nunns – a trained life-coach and eco-therapist – offers regular workshops and forest therapy walks to help you slow down and reconnect with nature while experiencing the lesser-known wonders of Hong Kong. At the end of each walk, enjoy a tea ceremony using natural ingredients found along the trails, which have been used by indigenous people for many years.
Read our full interview with Jasmine Nunns from Kembali
Like what you hear? Find our more about Kembali here
Pop Art Jamming
Immerse yourself in a creative world of colours at this three-hour private pop art jamming workshop for two. Your instructor will teach you the clever techniques behind Andy Warhol pop art before creating your own unique portrait of yourself, your loved ones or even your favourite animal. Let your imagination flow as you add splashes of paint to your canvas, resulting in a trendy accessory for your home or a gift for someone special.
Shop this gift on www.spoilt.com.hk
Scuba Diving Experience
For water sport enthusiasts, this scuba diving experience for two will teach you the basic diving skills and theory with a confined water session before moving out to dive in the open waters of Sai Kung. The unforgettable dive allows you to head out into the ocean and experience the magical underwater world of reef fish and corals. This super cool once-in-a-lifetime experience gift in Hong Kong is sure to be unforgettable.
Check out all the other water sports you can you try in Hong Kong.
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Know someone who loves to bake? The Mixing Bowl in Sheung Wan offers a variety of fun hands-on classes for both adults and kids alike where you can learn how to do everything from measuring and mixing to rolling and kneading. Whether you’re loved one is into bread making, cake master classes, raw vegan desserts or gluten free baking, they can leave each class feeling confident enough to repeat what they have learnt at home. The best part is, they’ll be able to take home everything they baked. And who knows, maybe you’ll get to try! Vouchers can be purchased online.
The Mixing Bowl, 23/F, The Pemberton, 22-26 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 2524 0001, 香港上環文咸東街22-26號栢庭坊23樓
Luxury Spa Day
We all know someone who deserves to be pampered with a luxury spa experience and lucky for us, we are spoilt for choice in the 852. Located on the 116th floor and overlooking Victoria Harbour, it’s no surprise that The Ritz-Carlton Spa is one of the more popular options for a luxury retreat. Sit back and relax at the indoor swimming pool or Jacuzzi overlooking the city skyline before retiring to the lavish treatment rooms for a signature treatment or a romantic getaway in the private couples spa suite. With every spot located among the clouds, your loved one will leave feeling relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to take on the world
Take a look at our full list of hotel spas in Hong Kong that we’re obsessed with here.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, 116/F, The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, p. 2263 2040 九龍柯士甸道一號環球貿易廣場香港麗思卡爾頓酒店116/F
Private Deep Sea Fishing Charter
For fishing enthusiasts, this gift allows you and your friends a seven-hour adventure aboard The Cougar – a luxurious 38-foot modern fishing boat – to one of many fishing destinations including Sai Kung, Ninepin Islands and Po Toi Island. What’s more, you will be provided with all the essential equipment and for beginners, the Captain will guide you through the bottom fishing techniques before having the chance to catch Groupers, Snappers, Croakers and more. At the end, the Captain will prepare your catch, ready for you to take home and rustle up a storm.
Saffron Cruises, 69 Wing Lok Street Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 6493 2650, 上環永樂街69號