Whether you have a mini Tiffany Chan or a little Gordon Ramsay to buy for this Christmas, we have scoped out the coolest gifts for kids in Hong Kong
Shopping, shopping, shopping; Hong Kong is all about it! From Korean beauty products to Hong Kong fashion brands and accessories, the city is full of great boutiques and stores. And if you’re ever shopping for the children in your life, then we’ve found some great toys, books and clothing that they will definitely love. Check out these gifts for kids in Hong Kong.
Gifts for kids in Hong Kong
1. Wooden toys and games from The Lion Rock Press
Hong Kong-based brand The Lion Rock Press not only makes wonderful gift cards and wrapping paper, but they also craft some wonderful wooden toys that make perfect gifts for kids. We love their iconic Hong Kong taxi toy, but our favourite is the gorgeous Hong Kong Yum Cha Set, which includes chopsticks and cutlery in the signature blue and white pattern, dim sum, tea pots and more. They have dual-sided jigsaw puzzle, a bingo game devoted to endemic animals, journals and so many wonderful gifts for kids in Hong Kong of all ages.
Shop online at www.thelionrockpress.com.
2. Ice-cream cakes from Haagen Dazs
No kids can resist a mouth-watering piece of cake. As one of the most popular ice-cream sellers in the world, Haagen Dazs makes beautifully crafted ice-cream cakes with attractive looks. Some of our favourite cakes are Royal Coronation, Fairytale Castle and Starry Night— too beautiful that your kids might find it a pity to slice it. Since Haagen Dazs ice-cream cakes are also available on FoodPanda, you wouldn’t have to worry about carrying them all the way back home.
Shop Haagen Dazs ice-cream cake online, in-store or through FoodPanda.
3. Elegant clothes from Nicholas & Bears
A leading boutique childrenswear brand in Asia, Nicholas & Bears makes elegant dresses and dandy suits for young ladies and gentlemen. Their clothes for newborns, boys and girls are made with the finest fabric and most intricate design. If your kids have upcoming weddings, interviews and gatherings, Nicholas & Bears will make them look their best.
Shop Nicholas & Bears.
4. Artsy party in the dark at Sketch Studios
An artsy party venue in Lan Kwai Fong, Sketch Studios hosts private blacklight and UV art parties. As the three-hour art session begins, kids will craft their unique pieces with a range of neon fluorescent materials, including body paints, wigs, chalks, masks, headbands and more. Although this is technically an experience gift, we’re sure your kids will thank you for organising such an unforgettable party.
Learn more about Sketch Studios on their website.
5. Tons of cheap books from the Book Depository
If your kids are book worms, you have to get them something from the Book Depository. An international online book retailer based in the UK, Book Depository sells a huge variety of books that are much cheaper than usual prices. We like the fact that free delivery is provided on all orders, plus you can easily find the perfect gift for your kids by browsing their detailed categories. What’s more, you can purchase non-book products like Tarot card sets and Moleskine notebooks on their website.
Shop Book Depository.
6. Give kids the gift of volunteering
Sometimes the most memorable gifts are actually experiences, and this goes for kids too. There are a number of charities and businesses who offer volunteer programmes for you and your children so that you can help make a difference together. For instance, you can approach TwoPresents to start an invitation to raise funds for a gift as well as a charity at the same time.
From beach cleanups to reading programmes or helping with rescue animals, read our full guide on volunteering with kids in Hong Kong and do something really impactful this year.
7. Learn about Hong Kong’s pink dolphins
For any child that loves animals or the ocean, a trip on a boat to spot the endangered pink dolphins in the waters around Hong Kong will be the perfect gift. Lead by Hong Kong Dolphinwatch, the tour includes transfer to the boat and an environmental talk by one of the guides so that you and your children can learn about their plight for survival. Best of all, if you don’t spot any, the next trip is free! When it comes to gifts for kids in Hong Kong that are educational, this one can’t be beaten.
Book online at Hong Kong Dolphinwatch.
8. Anything from Naomi Wear
Based in Hong Kong, Naomi Wear is an online boutique for kids that curates an amazing range of playful fashion and accessories for children. This is the place to stop by if you want to find gorgeous pieces that are a little different or if you want to grab a fun matching outfit for the whole family. We really love these forest animal purses from Korea that have the sweetest faces and are crafted from nice soft materials especially for children.
Find out where else we love to shop kids’ clothes in Hong Kong.
Shop Naomi Wear online.
9. Monogrammed planners from kikki.K
We love pretty much every product out of kikki.K, but how cool are these monogrammed planners for tweens?! Encourage them to keep a diary or to write about their daily life in one of these beautiful journals that you can personalise with their initials. Definitely a fun gift to open on Christmas morning.
kikki.K also makes it onto our list of best spots to buy greeting cards in Hong Kong.
kikki.K, Shop 203, 2/F, Cityplaza, 18 Taikoo Shing Road, Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong, p. 2117 0916, 太古城太古城道18號2樓203號
10. Crispy Children by Libby Lam
Support local artists this season by gifting your child the best-selling book Crispy Children by Hong Kong creative Libby Lam. The mother of two and former corporate executive undertook a variety of part time course at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) before publishing the tale. The story is meant to inspire children and is all about having the strength to listen to your conscience – a great lesson for us all!
Crispy Children is available from Eslite, 8/F-10/F, Hysan Place, 500 Hennessy Rd, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong, p. 3419 6789, 香港銅鑼灣軒尼詩道500號希慎廣場8-10樓
The satisfaction of building something from scratch to bring your mini Hogwarts to life is a great way to keep kids entertained but also create a sense of achievement! At LEGO, the possibilities are endless, you can build sets from your favourite movies and TV shows, or go for the classic sets – just be sure to not leave them on the floor, stepping on a brick is definitely not as fun as building them! If you’re not sure which set to get, you can simply get a gift card and let kids choose what they like best!
LEGO has multiple stores in Hong Kong.
12. Meekboyz scooters
When it comes to gifts for kids in Hong Kong, scooters may not be the first things that come to mind, but these are no ordinary scooters! Created by brothers Rory and Toby Meeks – two local and international BMX champions – and their father Steve, Meekboyz scooters are a unique range of park scooters that were put through their paces during development at the bike park in Tuen Mun. Available in carbon, neochrome and snakeskin, they are the perfect gift for children of all ages, especially as the city’s purpose-built skate parks open up to scooters; awesome.
Check out our interview (and video!) with the Meekboyz.
Shop Meekboyz scooters online.
13. Ocean Park Water World
A day out splashing under the sun and spinning around on the spiral slides? Count us in (we mean the kids too)! Explore 27 indoor and outdoor attractions at this water park that’s open all year round (Christmas break at a water park, why not?).
Find more wet’n’wild water activities here.
Get your tickets at Ocean Park Water World.
14. Get Give baking kits (SOLD OUT)
For your little Master Chef, the baking kits from Get Give are a great Christmas present. The kit was designed with tiny creators in mind and includes handmade items from Germany company Redecker, such as a rolling pin, a pastry brush, a spatular, a baking spoon, cookie cutters and dish cloths. Packaged in a reusable wooden box, the kit also includes an apron that has been custom made in Hong Kong and comes in two different materials – we think they’re some of the coolest gifts for kids in Hong Kong.
Shop Get Give online.
Tickets to Superpark Hong Kong (TEMPORARILY CLOSED)
An attraction in Hong Kong that kids are going to LOVE, Superpark encourages everyone to get adventurous! Split into a range of different zones, children can spend time in the Adventure Area with obstacle walls, zip lines and a pedal car racing track, or they can opt to hang out in the Game Arena and hone their golfing or basketball skills. There are trampolines, foam pits, gymnastics floors and even a skate and scoot world; now what kid isn’t going to a love a day hanging out there?!
Superpark, Shop G03, G/F, One SilverSea, 18 Hoi Fai Road, Kowloon, Tai Kok Tsui, Hong Kong, 九龍海輝道18號一號銀海地下