Once experienced, Hong Kong is never forgotten! Whether you live and work here or have loved ones coming to share the experience, memories are made. So what better way to encapsulate these good times than with some Hong Kong-themed gifts! Little Steps has searched high and low for the perfect memento. Featuring icons of Hong Kong such as the Star Ferry, skyscrapers, taxis, or even egg tarts, we have something for you. Whether you wish to wear, dine from, or play with your memories, Hong Kong can always be close at hand. So read on for farewell gifts, experiences, and souvenirs for friends and family. Let us refresh your memory!
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TREE Hong Kong has put all our favorite things onto their collection of 852 printed bowls, plates, and tea sets! Make mealtime extra fun by seeing who can spot the most number of Hong Kong icons on TREE's high-quality ceramic tableware. Birdcages, fluffy egg tarts, steamy hot dim sum, and the Star Ferry are just a few symbols to look out for!
Petit Crayon Studio has a lovely selection of Hong Kong-inspired gifts under the line Ready to Ship Central Hong Kong. They offer lunch bags, mugs, tote bags, notebooks and more! We love the gorgeous hand-drawn designs using mostly watercolors. The lunch and the tote bag are made from neoprene, which is the same material as wet suits. It keeps food cold for a longer time and its flexibility allows you to squeeze it into your school or work bag.
Petit Crayon Studio, petitcrayonstudio.com/collections/ready-to-ship
This is one of our favorites for fun, locally inspired gifts for babies and kids! Ganas Kids is an emerging baby apparel and kids clothing brand offering products in fun Chinese character prints. Their bodysuits and tops are crafted using super-soft cotton fabrics in a bright mix of colors and patterns. Their designs are comfortable and easy-to-wear for everyday fun and fabulous looks. Great for gifts and even better for your own budding fashionista. Check-in regularly to discover the newest items in their collection!
Also found in local retailers outlets including Yata, D2, PMQ, HKTDC Design Gallery and more.
Books always make wonderful gifts! For the widest selection of books about Hong Kong by some of the best authors in the city, head to Bookazine with locations all over Hong Kong. Bookazine makes a big effort to support local authors and has a special place for kids' books especially - browse and buy!
Bookazine Hong Kong, bookazine.com.hk
Top Hong Kong Bookstores, click here
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For the friends that have it all, a gift of experience is always a fabulous option! From taking a helicopter around Hong Kong to driving a Tesla through Central, to visiting a local brewery for a beer tasting, Gift Something has some very cool experience gifts. For the kids, be sure to check out scuba diving at Ocean Park, a family outdoor rock-climbing experience, or deep sea fishing with friends.
Gift Something, giftsomething.com/hk-en/experience-gifts
We love this stunning gold necklace of Hong Kong's skyline. This necklace reveals its unique cityscape with its tremendous buildings. This unique necklace will always remind its lucky owner of Hong Kong's fantastic architecture, no matter where they are. It is made in solid stainless steel 316L polished on both sides and is 18K gold plated.
Simon Robin Productions, simonrobinproducts.com/index.php/product/hk-sky
Lido, mm goi! For a wonderful gift to remind you of the many adventures you have taken around Hong Kong, the minibus wall art created by Fiona Paton Designs is fabulous. It's perfect for a gift for a friend leaving Hong Kong or decorating a child's room with something meaningful from this amazing city. Be sure to browse online for more fun Hong Kong-inspired art!
Fiona Paton Designs, www.fionapatondesign.com/product/white-frame-minibus/
For wall decor, Louise Hill Designs sure makes a statement. Her bright Hong Kong-inspired designs are created using a mixture of her own photography, illustration and patterns, vintage imagery, and photographs of textiles that she has collected over the years. Each print is absolutely gorgeous and will surely have people talking. Be sure to check out other designs around Asia too!
Louise Hill Designs, www.louise-hill-design.com
Kee Wah Bakery has been a household name for exquisite hand-made traditional pastries in Hong Kong for the past 70 years. It's the go-to place for Chinese snacks like egg rolls, sponge cakes, and Sweet Crispies. Popular prezzies, the gift boxes here are filled with assorted cookies and adorned with the city's icons, including the Star Ferry and junk boats.
Kee Wah Bakery, www.en.keewah.com
For those looking for a wide variety of Hong Kong gifts - you must head to G.O.D., which has both retail stores as well as an online shop in Hong Kong. They have it all from funky shirts to teacups to playing cards with a Hong Kong theme. This is a fun shop to browse around with out-of-town guests as well.
G.O.D., locations all over Hong Kong, god.com.hk
Now here is an innovative company! For those looking for the perfect map of their home in Hong Kong, Mapiful is a company that uses technology that lets you choose from any place in the world and design your own unique map poster. Your apartment in the Mid-levels, your favorite bar in LKF, or a beach you spend Sunday afternoons at with the family - it can all be mapped! Explore, zoom, customize and order. Shipping is free worldwide.
What better way to document your city than with a personal photo session with the family! Walk the streets, explore the markets, splash on the beach - whatever your style, there are plenty of professionals who can help make the magic happen. When it comes to capturing key moments on film, it's always best to let the professionals do what they do best. Little Steps has the rundown of the best family photographers in Hong Kong, so take your pick to get the best photo results!
Top Picks For Family Photographers In 2022, click here
Get ready pops - this one is for you! Patinova is a Hong Kong jewelry company with a sense of history. They find cultural and historical objects of interest and either re-purpose or re-create them in a new way so that their story can be re-told and continued. For those looking to wear a bit of Hong Kong history, this is the gift brand for you.
A must-visit store by locals and tourists alike, Shanghai Tang is the place to go for luxurious Chinese gifts for the home. Choose from bone China jars to wine stoppers to bracelets and candles. We especially love their selection of room sprays - you will want to purchase one for the home as soon as you walk into the store. Happy shopping!
Shanghai Tang, locations around Hong Kong, www.shanghaitang.com
Gin has received quite the cult following over the last few years, and an exclusive premium bottle of gin distilled here in Hong Kong is the perfect gift for gin lovers. Two Moons sources only the best botanicals around the world (incorporating 12 botanicals - 6 of which are of Asian origins), and their London Dry Gin is distilled exclusively in Hong Kong and only a hundred bottles are made per batch.
Two Moons Distillery, www.twomoonsdistillery.com
Biscuitmoon Designs produces a wide range of quirky and fun everyday greeting cards for a host of occasions - as well as personalized stationery, such as birth announcements and one-of-a-kind prints on canvases for the home. We absolutely adore their Hong Kong prints, and it makes a wonderful present to someone leaving this beautiful city or for yourself as it represents your time in the big 852.
Biscuitmoon Designs, biscuitmoondesigns.com
Candle dumplings - how cute! This candle company has loads of unique and scented candles. If you are looking for a funky spin, snap up their Siu Long Bao handmade candles crafted to imitate dim sum, a Cantonese traditional gourmet. Each pack contains two pieces inside the traditional Bamboo steaming box. So cute; we just want to eat them right up.
Dim Sum Candle By Be Candle, www.becandle.com.hk/collections/candle-crafts/products/siu-long-bao-candle
Hong Kong has some fantastic locally brewed craft beer. Not only do they taste absolutely wonderful, but they often come in creative packaging that is unique to Hong Kong. For the craft beer lovers out there, Hong Kong has an array of choices and can be easily purchased and delivered at One-Stop Bottle Shop. Their concept liquor stores are curated for one purpose only: to feature the best the world of craft beverages has to offer.
One-Stop Bottle Shop, www.thebottleshop.hk
Lion Rock Press has a slew of unique Hong Kong-inspired gifts perfect for any occasion - farewell, wedding, or for someone special to remind them of Hong Kong. Shop online for Hong Kong-inspired wrapping paper, greeting cards, placemats, mugs, notebooks, and more. A favorite by many are the Hong Kong-inspired magnets - of course, and we love the classic Star Ferry option!
Lion Rock Press, thelionrockpress.com/shop
Need a sign? These Turkish Peshtemals – thinly woven towels from Zest of Asia, include Hong Kong's ferries, teapots, dim sum and more! Made from 100 percent cotton, they are light yet strong, super-absorbent and perfect for the beach, poolside, picnic, and yoga sessions.
Zest of Asia, www.zestofasia.com
The iconic red-white-blue-striped fabric can be found all over Hong Kong, from the homecoming bags carried by the elderly to covers for tents and buildings in the midst of construction. This plastic woven fabric is one of the timeless symbols of Hong Kong, so why not pick up something from the modern range of bags, accessories and odds and ends by renowned artist and designer Stanley Wong today? Then you can rock that street!
For the art lovers and individuals who adore quirky souvenirs, head over to ODD ONE OUT and support Hong Kong artists. They are the first gallery in Hong Kong dedicated to illustration, graphic arts & printmaking situated in the burgeoning St Francis Street area of Wan Chai. At ODD ONE OUT you can choose between a huge collection of unique gift cards, curios, and prints.
ODD ONE OUT, G/F, 14 St. Francis Street, Wan Chai, Hong Kong, oddoneout.hk
Lucky cat, xiao long bao and dumplings are printed all over tote bags, tableware, tea towels, T-shirts and cards at Pinyin Press. We especially love the series of lucky cats ceramics with mugs, plates, and tumblers with hand-drawn illustrations!
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