These Hong Kong themed gifts are the perfect ways to say goodbye to someone leaving The 852 or great mementos for visitors
You’ve done the final hiking adventure, enjoyed numerous brunches in Hong Kong to say farewell, but now it’s time for the last hurrah at a rooftop bar and you need the perfect Hong Kong themed gift to give your bestie who is leaving you behind in The 852. We’ve got the lowdown on where to shop unique and thoughtful presents for every budget.
1. Goodies from Louise Hill Design Studio
Looking for a stunning Hong Kong themed gift that will look amazing on any wall? Louise Hill Design Studio creates a range of beautiful posters, fans and gift cards with artwork that represents the colourful streets of HK. We love the Typographic prints and the intricate posters that feature iconic imagery like mahjong tiles, vintage thermos flasks, and neon lights.
Shop online at Louise Hill Design Studio.
2. Le Labo
Give the scent of the city with Le Labo’s Bigarade 18. The 13th of their City Exclusives range, the fragrance includes raw ingredients such as cedarwood, neroli and bergamot to capture the essence of The 852. A mix of old and new HK, this is the perfect gift for anyone leaving town.
Le Labo has branches across Hong Kong.
3. Pretty much anything from The Lion Rock Press
Where to start with The Lion Rock Press? Every year, this local business creates a myriad of gorgeous products for you and old that capture the very essence of Hong Kong. From wooden dim sum playsets to local wildlife bingo games for the kids to quirky HK themed ornaments, gift cards and wrapping paper for the adults, they’re all fun. This year, we’re particularly digging the journals and the double-sided jigsaw puzzle.
Shop online at The Lion Rock Press.
4. Hong Kong umbrellas from Tiny Island
Tiny Island has long been known for its beautiful products and we’re in love with its recent small run of neighbourhood maps, umbrellas, and towels. Silkscreen printed by hand on recycled ECF and produced on recycled Italian paper, you can eternalise your own piece of Sheung Wan on your wall for eternity.
Tiny Island, G/F, 15 Square Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, or shop online.
5. Two Moons Gin
Give a local gin to your visitors, and we’re pretty sure they’ll be happy. Two Moons Gin is Hong Kong’s first locally crafted gin, created by two young distillers with a passion for artisan spirits. Two Moons feature 12 different botanicals, a third of which are unique to Asia, making it a truly unique, and tasty, gift.
Shop Two Moons Gin online.
6. Fun things from G.O.D. (Goods of Desire)
We all know and love G.O.D., and they always have the perfect HK-themed gift for visitors or those leaving The 852. From t-shirts to artwork to books, cushion covers and quirky waving cats, you can even get some novelty undies to take home with you.
G.O.D has branches across Hong Kong.
7. Skyline necklaces from Simon Robin
If you’re looking for a wearable to give to someone leaving Hong Kong, then products from Simon Robin may be just the ticket. Featuring the Hong Kong skyline in relief or line options and a range of Hong Kong maps in gold or silver, these are the perfect parting gifts for someone who appreciates jewellery.
Shop Simon Robin online.
8. Arty bits and pieces from Odd One Out
Support Hong Kong artists by shopping at Odd One Out, where you’ll find a collection of unique gift cards, curios and prints. We particularly love the works by illustrator Kylie Chan and the cool zines that are an affordable gift for art lovers.
Visit Odd One Out at G/F, 14 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, p. 2529 3955, 香港灣仔聖佛蘭士街14號
9. Nostalgic temporary tattoos from Lazy Duo
Not everyone fancies getting inked, but how about realistic-looking tattoos with Hong Kong icons? Lazy Duo’s temporary tattoos use skin-safe and non-toxic ink ingredients and they’re super easy to apply, you can look like a total badass (minus the pain from the needles!). Hong Kong style tats include dragons and tigers for the fierce and bold ones, vintage peony flowers that will have heads turning, and the iconic Hong Kong transportation.
Shop Lazy Duo online.
For more Hong Kong themed gifts that are totally unique and quirky, check out our gift guide.