Looking to surprise your partner/lover/Tinder date with a romantic gift that screams affection? We got you!
Whether you are looking to shop perfumes in Hong Kong or the edgiest Korean fashion items, you’ll never be short of things to buy in this city – and that includes buying gifts for her. But what about when you want to truly impress someone you are head-over-heels in love with? Sometimes, picking the right romantic gifts in Hong Kong can be a little tricky, but we’ve got the lowdown on some of our favourite ideas right here.
Romantic gifts in Hong Kong for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and beyond
1. Surprise your loved one with BetterThanFlowers
Surprising your S.O. with flowers this Valentine’s Day? Why not go a step further with BetterThanFlowers which is, well, even better than flowers? Prove that no one knows your loved one better than you do with a gift hamper or a personalised Surprise Box. From teas to chocolates to self-care goodies, you can hand-pick a fantastic selection of items to fill the box to the brim. In addition to the constantly updating range of balloons and products, BetterThanFlowers guarantees easy service and quick delivery, too. So if you’re going for the razzle dazzle this year, BetterThanFlowers is your best bet.
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Shop BetterThanFlowers online.
2. Liquor up your lover with Timeless & Tasty
Being hopeless romantics at heart, we’re swooning over Timeless & Tasty’s dreamy whisky sets that transport you straight to whisky wonderland. This platform has assembled a slew of romantic Irish whiskeys to set the mood on date night. Sip a mellow single malt as you gaze lovingly into each other’s eyes, or break out the two glasses with a rich blended bottle to cosy up next to the fire. Timeless & Tasty makes it easy to liquor up in style and get in the mood for love.
Shop Timeless & Tasty online.
3. Deliver hand-crafted bouquets from The Floristry
Still prefer a classic romantic gift? You can’t go wrong with flowers! The Floristry is known for its modern and design-led approach to floral arrangements. From hand-crafted bouquets and flower jars to home fragrance, each contemporary piece compiles fresh and seasonal blooms that will make a wonderful impression. Some of its signature creations include the Gypsy Heart Flower Bouquet and Magic Hour Flower Bouquet, which are both lovely alternatives to traditional romantic bouquets. Whether it’s Christmas, Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or just because, The Floristry’s modern floral gifts are guaranteed to put a smile on that special someone’s face and remind them just how much you care.
Discover our picks for best florists in Hong Kong.
The Floristry, G/F 18 Gough Street, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong, p. 9016 2324
4. Eternal roses from Mohlia
With Mohlia’s stunning infinity roses, you can give the ultimate romantic floral gift. These preserved roses are sustainably grown in Ecuador’s mountains and lovingly arranged by skilled florists into dazzling boxes. Treated with a special rose oil formula, each bloom stays fresh forever at its peak. Just imagine your lover’s reaction when they open a box overflowing with these eternal roses! No matter the occasion, Mohlia’s preserved flower arrangements are a swoon-worthy way to show someone they have your endless love.
Check out our interview with Simran Mohinani, the founder of Mohlia.
Shop Mohlia online.
5. Alluring perfume from Tom Ford
The fact that we can be attracted to a person simply by their scent proves the importance of picking the right perfume. Tom Ford has you covered with not one, but two perfumes: Electric Cherry and Cherry Smoke. The luxe, playful scents are sure to create a romantic ambience. Mmhmm, love is in the air!
Check out our go-to fragrance boutiques in Hong Kong.
Tom Ford has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
6. Buy sexy lingerie from Avec Amour
Looking for some sexy romantic gifts in Hong Kong? Avec Amour sells a curated selection of fashion-forward bodysuits, gorgeous French knickers, and suspenders that flatter the body with fine fabrics such as silk and lace. Whether it’s a sensually stimulating bra-and-knickers set or a chic one-piece bodysuit, your special someone is going to love it.
Avec Amour also makes it onto our list of where to buy lingerie in Hong Kong.
Shop Avec Amour online.
7. Get flirty with sex toys from Womanizer
This forward-thinking brand understands that sensuality starts with oneself, and its range of sex toys is a testament to that ethos. Womanizer’s products, featuring its groundbreaking Pleasure Air Technology, offer a gentle, non-direct massage to the 8,000 nerve endings of the clitoris, creating a uniquely gratifying experience. Its famed “clit sucker” vibrator, which debuted in 2013, has notably transformed the industry with its air-suction sensation that simulates oral sex, offering an incomparable pleasure experience. Whether buying for oneself or for a partner, Womanizer’s collection of discreet and elegantly designed toys makes a delightful addition to any romantic occasion.
Interested in exploring adult toys? Check out our article on the sex shops in Hong Kong.
8. Grab a lovey-dovey read from Bookazine
Does your beau love reading? English bookstore Bookazine stocks an array of bestsellers and romantic picks year-round, including The Ladybird Book of Dating, The Kiss Quotient by Helen Huang, as well as a wide range of candies, chocolate bars, and even a grow-your-own rose kit. Bookazine is a great place to find a thoughtful or amusing read to give as a romantic gift any time you want to surprise them with something special.
Read our guide to the best Hong Kong bookstores.
Bookazine has multiple locations in Hong Kong.
9. Put love on the shelf with Lok Man Rare Books
Here’s a novel idea: why not surprise your loved one with a rare book from Lok Man Rare Books? As Hong Kong’s only antiquarian bookstore, shelves upon shelves of hidden treasures are waiting to be explored here. If you have a special bookworm in your life, a rare edition of Jane Austen or The Great Gatsby may just be the ultimate romantic gift. Hurry over and snag a valuable volume before it’s too late!
Lok Man Rare Books, G/F, 6 Chancery Lane, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2868 1056
10. Wow them with stunning jewellery from Cartier
Jewellery is one of the most romantic gifts that you can give your partner, and Hong Kong has a selection of boutiques to choose from. If you wanna raise the stakes? Lock in your love with a white gold Love bracelet from Cartier that can be decorated with diamonds or left simple and classic. You can also pick up Cartier’s new Tank Française watch to stay on your lover’s mind every time they look at their wrist.
Cartier has multiple locations in Hong Kong.
11. Collect tokens of love with Aurom
Give the gift of opulence to your loved one with rare collectable coins from Aurom. The ultimate token of love, Royal Canadian Mint pieces are adorned with diamonds to bring added flash to the luxurious coin. Not lavish enough? The Treasure Pendant features a pure gold coin surrounded by pink diamonds for a truly irreplaceable gift.
Shop Aurom online.
12. Pamper them at Lush
We all love a bit of pampering, so there’s nothing nicer than receiving some luscious-smelling natural goodies from Lush. This brand offers the best selection of bath bombs and bubble bars, whether you’re looking for an explosion of gold sparkles or a sweet cotton candy soak. With options ranging from floral and fruity to spicy and earthy, you’re sure to find the perfect fizzy treat to help your loved one relax and unwind.
Lush has multiple locations in Hong Kong.
13. Get boozed up with candles and gummies from Smith and Sinclair
Spice up date night with Smith & Sinclair’s cheeky alcohol-infused gummies. We’re obsessed with its unique creations that make consuming cocktails way more fun. Sip bubbly and nibble gummy bears? Yes, please! Its themed bundles for every occasion, like the Love Bundle with rosé gummies and chocolate edible lipsticks, add a playful twist to romance. Collaborations with local brands mean Hong Kong-inspired elements, too. With Smith & Sinclair, you can treat your sweetheart to an at-home happy hour filled with flavours like lychee martinis and boozy butterscotch.
Shop Smith and Sinclair online.
14. Indulge with Conspiracy Chocolate
Conspiracy Chocolate handcrafts small-batch quantities from bean to bar in Hong Kong. Known as an aphrodisiac, chocolate is the perfect treat to spark the romantic mood, and to pamper your special person. Conspiracy Chocolate isn’t afraid to experiment with bold flavours, with classics like Sichuan Pepper and Earl Grey. Additionally, the colourful wrappers make these chocolate bars a treat for the eyes!
Find out our picks for Hong Kong’s best chocolate.
Order Conspiracy Chocolate online.
15. Say it with cake from The Place Cake Shop
Nothing says romance like indulging in something sweet. The Place Cake Shop features signature creations like the hazelnut chocolate mousse cake that make perfect gifts to enjoy together. With decadent layers of chocolate mousse and hazelnut feuilletine crunch made from premium local flour, this cake balances rich chocolate and nutty sweetness in each bite. For an anniversary, birthday, or whenever you want to treat your partner, its over-the-top desserts are sure to delight.
Got a sweet tooth? Check out our go-to cake shops in Hong Kong.
The Place Cake Shop, Cordis, Hong Kong, 555 Shanghai Street, Mong Kok, Hong Kong, p. 3552 3388
16. Create memories with Spoilt
Prefer to get hands on? Online platform Spoilt offers a range of experience-based gifts that you and your loved one can enjoy together. From cooking classes to massages, to even outdoor climbing and abseiling experiences, you’re sure to find something that both of you fancy. Nothing beats a beautiful memory together as a gift for Valentine’s Day!
Find out more about experience gifts in Hong Kong.
Shop Spoilt experiences online.
17. A classy and cosy picnic spread
Take the romance outdoors with a cute picnic set up by Picnicking by Misaka. Just book online and the team at Picnicking by Misaka will set up the entire picnic for you. You can choose from different styles and the items included in the setup are all listed on their website. They also offer night picnics with LED lights to set a romantic mood and it’s simply stunning!
Here are our favourite picnic spots in Hong Kong.
Find out more about Picnicking by Misaka.
18. Enjoy a show at Hong Kong Fringe Club
The Fringe Club is a local gem that’s always showing wonderful local and international acts, including comedy, music, and stage shows. Plus, the intimate venue is the perfect spot for date night. Sip on a drink or two at the bar, and then cosy up in the darkness and get ready for the show.
Or, bring them to these live music venues?
Hong Kong Fringe Club, 2 Lower Albert Road, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2521 7251
19. Treat them to the Aqua Luna Dinner & Cruise
Get romantic on the high seas (well, Victoria Harbour) and take in amazing views of the skyline as you watch the new and improved Symphony of Lights display onboard the beautiful Aqua Luna. Then, be whisked away to award-winning Chinese restaurant Hutong, where you will be served a delicious eight-course dinner while you look out to the Harbour.
For even more harbour cruising options, check out our article on where to rent junk boats in Hong Kong.
Aqua Luna, Central Pier, Hong Kong
20. Get pampered at The Oriental Spa
Let you and your partner relax and rejuvenate together at The Oriental Spa in The Landmark Mandarin Oriental with its brand new “Memories” experience. The package includes a 90-minute Oriental Massage, followed by a 60-minute Time ReverCell Facial Treatment at the centre’s signature Sanctuary Suite. There’s no rush to leave – feel free to linger at the private jacuzzi pool to enjoy the ultimate spa experience.
The Oriental Spa, The Landmark Mandarin Oriental, The Landmark, 15 Queen’s Road Central, Central, Hong Kong, p. 2132 0011
21. Book a daycation using Dayuse
Of course you’ve heard of staycations and seacations, but if you’re looking to get away for just the day, book a daycation and enjoy all the facilities of the hotel. Perfect for birthdays, anniversary celebrations, or simply to unwind, you don’t need to pack your luggage to stay for the day at your preferred hotel (for a reduced price too!). Grab a bottle of champagne and a bath bomb and get booking!
Read all about our favourite Hong Kong daycations.
Find out more about Dayuse.
22. Book a romantic staycation
While traveling is amazing, sometimes it’s just as nice to stay in Hong Kong. The city if full with a bunch of great hotels offering spa facilities and great dining facilities, so why not surprise your love with a romantic weekend?
Read about all of our favourite Hong Kong staycations.
23. A candle with a personalised message from Hiraya Scented
It doesn’t get more thoughtful than a candle with a customised message from Hiraya Scented. We’re smitten with the idea of surprising your sweetie with a candle along with a romantic quote or message. Hiraya carefully blends oils for well-being, so you can spread zen vibes while declaring your love. With complimentary gift wrapping, this eco-friendly candle makes saying “I love you” as simple as lighting a flame.
For more candle options, check out our guide to the best candle shops in Hong Kong.
Hiraya Scented, S412, Block A, PMQ, 35 Aberdeen Street, Central, Hong Kong
24. Guided journals from Intelligent Change
Nothing nurtures a relationship quite like thoughtfulness, which is why we’re eyeing Intelligent Change’s guided journals as the most romantic gifts that keep on giving. Its bundles allow you to gift a set of journals tailored to your love’s needs and goals. With the simple yet powerful Five-Minute Journal to spark gratitude and the Productivity Planner to achieve dreams, an Intelligent Change duo covers all the bases. There’s no better way to inspire your lover while also guiding them toward inner tranquillity and purpose.
Shop Intelligent Change online.
25. Pillow Mist from Jo Malone
Wellness starts with winding down, which is exactly why Jo Malone’s pillow mists help set the scene for romance. A quick spritz of Midnight Musk & Moonflower instantly transports you and your love to a tranquil English garden under the moonlight. This calming blend of essential oils mists evenly onto linens, enveloping them in its clean, delicate fragrance. As you snuggle in together for the night, breathe in deeply and feel the tensions of the day gently fade away.
Jo Malone has multiple locations across Hong Kong.
[This article was originally published in December 2020 and updated in 2023 by Catherine Pun.]