It’s that time of year again (already), with Christmas fast approaching. Gift shopping for children seems to get harder and harder each year, especially if you want something a little different to plant happy smiles on your little one’s face, at least until Easter! If you are looking for a ridiculously cool and unique gift for your son, daughter, grandchild, niece, or nephew, here are some of the top stores that will deliver to your Hong Kong door with a bellowing ho-ho-ho.
If you are a staunch supporter of small businesses, Not On The High Street is for you. Founded in 2013, the British-born company is a super-successful platform for artists and creators that make unusual and personalized gifts for every season. They've curated an epic collection of Christmas gifts for the entire family, including advent calendars, personalized books, activities, secret Santa pressies, stocking fillers, decorations, and must-have seasonal jumpers. Not On The High Street is home to over 5,000 small businesses hand-selected by their in-house curators. International delivery is available on many of their products; information is displayed on each product page. The cost for delivery is calculated based on the product's destination, size, and weight. Allow up to 10 working days from dispatch for delivery to Hong Kong. Little Steps loves the Personalized Treasured Location Print.
Not On The High Street, https://www.notonthehighstreet.com/
Harrods is probably the world's most famous department store. It is located on Brompton Road, south of Hyde Park, in Kensington, and Chelsea in London. Henry Charles Harrod founded the original grocery store in 1849. Harrods expanded in the late 1800s and added many new departments. The store's owners expanded customer service to provide for every need. Its customers could buy theatre tickets, make travel reservations, and even arrange funerals! The department store is well known for its extraordinary Christmas offerings, and 2022 is set to be its jolliest yet with an extraordinary winter wonderland. This year, they have a gorgeous collection of Christmas stockings, wreaths, and Nutcracker Christmas tree decorations from the Nutcracker Suite hall of fame. Little Steps has fallen head over heels in love with the Harrods Christmas bear called Louie. International shipping is available to Hong Kong, and all rates are calculated at checkout.
Amazon is a world-favorite go-to for gifts all year round, and it's no different at Christmas. They are the biggest online retailer in the world and have the customer services skills to match. They are the manufacturer of Kindle and a web service provider that has positively disrupted the book publishing market. With a vast collection of retailers, they supply millions of customers worldwide with everything from books, electronics, toys, clothing, homeware, and accessories. Amazon has a massive range of Christmas gifts, crackers, trees, tableware, and even family-twinning pajamas for you to choose from with delivery to your door. Little Steps has the color-in play houses firmly on their wish list. Amazon works closely with its carriers to provide a competitive shipping experience for its customers. They calculate the shipping charges at the time of checkout based on the number of items, item type, weight, and volume of all the items in your shopping cart.
Founded in 1908 by Harry Gordon Selfridge, he's thought to have coined the phrase 'the customer is always right.' Selfridges strives to continue the founding spirit by weaving creative experimentation and enrichment into your shopping experience. They've been aptly named the Best Department Store in the World four times. Selfridges is committed to transformational change across all platforms to make shopping riotously fun, responsible, and purposeful. This year, they are cooking up something extra-extraordinary and providing you with inimitable gifting inspiration for the entire family. Their sustainability strategy, Project Earth, is committed to changing how people shop. With everything from exquisite Christmas lights, crackers, gifts, and food, it's almost a one-stop shop. Little Steps loves the Christmas limited-edition Monopoly board game. Selfridges delivers to addresses across Hong Kong, any UK VAT will be removed, and import taxes, duties, and charges will be added before payment.
Piecework was an accidental discovery. The founders burned out from prioritizing their work rather than their personal life. They booked a rental cabin and were rained in for an entire weekend; with no internet or phone service, they discovered a cupboard of dusty puzzles that provided them with the necessary relaxation. Piecework has a gorgeous range of children's puzzles, including Dino Discotheque, Paper Town, and Over the Moon. They create beautiful puzzles that are as enjoyable to look at as they are to compose and can be completed solo or with your family. Piecework gives you the perfect blend of fun and relaxation and instills patience and learning skills in younger children. They offer international shipping; the fees are calculated when you checkout.
Founded in 1999 by two moms who understood the challenges of providing quality toys, bedroom designs, and accessories for kids, Pottery Barn Kids has over 90 stores worldwide. They offer quality, safe and stylish products so your child can play in a healthy and happy environment. Their furniture is built to the strictest safety and environmental standards. Many are Greenguard Gold Certified, meaning the materials have low chemical emissions. They also offer a wide range of organic GOTS- and BCI-certified bedding and textiles. The well-considered online store has a vast range of developmental toys, dolls and their houses, educational toys, stuffed animals, trains and action vehicles, and all sorts of accessories for your little one's bedroom. Little Steps adores the ride-ons for kids, especially the Baghera Heritage Bentley ride-on for boys and the Baghera Speedster Ride-On for girls. Pottery Barn Kids provides international shipping; the cost is calculated at checkout and will include all relevant taxes and fees.
Pottery Barn Kids, https://www.potterybarn.com/
The Tot has an impressive range of goodies for your little ones, including musical toys, puzzles and games, vehicles, planes and trains, imaginary play and dressing-up costumes, arts and crafts, and sustainable wooden toys. The Tot has built a thoughtfully curated selection of well over 200 brands, from small independent family-run businesses to internationally trusted brands. They only partner with purpose-led companies that positively impact children's health, lives, and the environment and are transparent in their manufacturing processes. Each category of products has been stringently analyzed and independently reviewed; the results are on each product page. They continually evolve and keep up-to-date with the latest research. Little Steps enjoys the personalized flip stool in natural wood by Hollow Woodworks and the rattan castle bag from Olli Ella. International shipping is with Borderfree, and the costs are calculated at checkout. They are offering a 10 percent discount on your first order.
The Tot, https://www.thetot.com/
Founded in 1932 by Dane Ole Kirk Kristiansen and based on his iconic LEGO brick, LEGO is now one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials. Kristiansen played with the two Danish words LEG GODT, meaning 'play well,' and created the now famous word LEGO®. In 1960, the LEGO group closed its wooden train toy era after extensive fire damage in the woodworking factory. Two years later, the company introduced the LEGO wheel, and in 1964 the first plastic LEGO bricks. The rest is history. Children worldwide build valuable life skills, creativity, confidence, and resilience through play. Partnering with UNICEF, they empower children to become lifelong learners through play. There are seemingly endless kits, such as Disney, DUPLO, Marvel, Harry Potter, Frozen, and Jurassic World. Little Steps loves the Assembly Square kit, a three-level set featuring intricate details and hidden surprises for a fun building experience. There are various stores across Hong Kong that stock Lego or you can order online through Amazon.
If you and the kids yearn for some California sunshine and enjoy cycling in the open air, Retrospec has a range of essential outdoor items for you to enjoy exploring the countryside in the balmy Hong Hong weather. They have a well-curated collection of adult and kids' bikes so you can enjoy a spot of nature and get those little legs working as a family. Retrospec partners with businesses that manufacture top-tear bikes and accessories for any adventure. They have a great collection of bikes for ages from 12 months, such as the Cricket baby walker balance bike, The Koda kids bike, the Chatham kids cruiser bike, and the Dart trail bike for up to 11 years. Little Steps loves the slightly retro-feel Chatham cruiser bike for kids ready to roll without training wheels. They don't ship directly but have a store within Amazon that ships worldwide.
Geo Pattern Dominoes are exclusively designed for MoMa Design Store by Panisa Khunprasert from Bangkok, Thailand. She grew up in a family of toy designers and focuses on children’s learning and playing experiences. The traditional dominoes set gets a modern-art twist in this painted version with geometric designs. The Geo Pattern Dominoes features geometric compositions inspired by Cubist art and high-contrast color pairings influenced by Abstract Modernism. Your children will enjoy matching the geometric patterns to create a formation of dominoes, the result, a beautiful mosaic of shapes. Panisa says, "Dominoes is a classic game for both children and adults, so I wanted to break away from numeric dominoes and create something visually fun and universal. The set is not only meant to be a game of dominoes - the patterns can be used for composing and decorating." International shipping is available, and charges are calculated at checkout.
MoMa Design Store Geo Pattern Dominoes, https://store.moma.org/en-th/products/geo-pattern-dominoes
The Book Depository LOVES books and offers over 20 million titles and free delivery to over 170 countries. Their mission is "All Books To All." Within 'All books,' they strive to offer every book possible, representing the diversity of their child customers and authors. Within 'To All,' they provide access to millions of books at great prices to customers worldwide, whatever their shopping preferences. Their unique collection provides books for babies with titles such as The Snail and the Whale and The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Children between three to five can enjoy books such as Look Inside Your Body, and There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly. Older children have a great collection of Oxford School Shakespeare books, including favorites like Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. Choose from short stories, fairytales, funny books, and collections featuring Paddington Bear, Mr. Men and Little Miss, and Peppa Pig. Roald Dahl, Dr. Seuss, David Walliams, and other favorite authors are also available in their online store. Little Steps loves the classic Christmas book, The Snowman, by Raymond Briggs.
Book Depository, https://www.bookdepository.com/
Another historic store, Bloomingdales, opened its doors in the late 1800s specializing in fashion. They've since paved the way to provide exclusive merchandise, customized services, and unique shopping venues. Bloomingdales has an extensive collection of kid's must-haves, including arts and crafts, dolls, dollhouses and accessories, educational and development toys, and deliciously plush toys. The store is famous through popular culture and appeared on the famed Friends' television show. Their arts and crafts collection includes work tables from Teamson and fun activities by Melissa & Doug. Teamson also stocks various imaginative play items, such as multi-level doll houses and baby doll cribs. Jellycat, Melissa & Doug, and Gund have a gorgeous collection of educational and developmental toys. Little Steps loves the Manhattan Toy playground adventure activity center. Bloomingdales offers international shipping; the costs are calculated at checkout.
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