Not all good things come in small packages…
The most wonderful time of year is almost upon us and with it comes endless present options and, depending on the age of your child, endless demands! We’ve scoured Hong Kong and beyond for some great gift ideas for babies and toddlers that you can either buy right here in the 852 or online (with reasonable shipping!). The hardest part will be keeping yourself from buying them all!
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Who can resist these adorable and useful assortments from Gift Hampers Hong Kong? From Super Hero to Swan to Unicorn, there is a gift set theme that suits every baby and budget. Parents will love the practicality, and babies will love cuddling up to the soft toy included in each hamper. We appreciate that Gift Hampers HK have so many exclusive brands from across the globe that we don’t have to worry too much about giving something they’ll already have.
How Much: Prices range from $359 to $2,000 and up
Where to Get It: Order online
We love Seed Heritage’s sophisticated and whimsical clothes, shoes, and toys all year ‘round but they’ve outdone themselves with this year’s holiday collection! The options for baby girls in particular – think sweet suede moccasins ($360), sassy metallic dot and stripe shirts ($220), and the darling cotton cord panda pinafore ($385) – will make you want to spoil the baby in your life.
How Much: Classic toys from $70, clothing from $220 and up.
Where to Get It: Seed Heritage locations throughout Hong Kong.
If you can’t stand the thought of giving or receiving another plastic toy that makes noises and lights up, then you should definitely check out The Little Door. All of the products are sourced in Japan and carefully chosen to last the test of time – both in terms of durability and the lasting interest of children. From vibrant wooden puzzles ($550) to wooden cooking sets ($380), these toys will be favourites for years. We particularly love the Fish Xylophone, which is a splurge at $980, but an incredible handmade gift for your budding musician. Free delivery on orders over $600.
Use the code “Sassymama1” to get 10% off your order.
How Much: Prices range from $240-$1,580
Where to Get It: Order online
We love Hong Kong-centric gifts and Debby Lee Designs’ personalised baby canvases are a great keepsake for Hong Kong born babies. She’ll take the 4-6 photos that you provide, and use the best 4 to create a bespoke layout, centred around the baby’s Hong Kong birth details, including their own Chinese Zodiac character.
First time customers receive 10% off their order until June 2018.
How Much: 20”x15” Stretched canvas: $1,600; Framed 20”x15” without matting: $1,800; Framed 20”x15” framed with matting: $2,100
Where to Get It: Order online or email email@example.com for more details.
We feel like a kid in a candy store every time we go to Dotty Akachan’s website. The selection of gifts and decorations are as much a gift to mamas as they are to children. From fun stocking stuffers like temporary non-toxic tattoos and pom pom socks to practical but stylish décor (like gold dinosaur wall stickers!) and genius toy storage bags, they are a great spot for toddler gifts. And not that we need an excuse to stock up, but they offer free shipping for orders over $500.
10% off for Sassy Mama readers using the code sassy10.
Storage items from $100, socks from $40
Where to Get It: Order online and follow them on Instagram @dottyakachan
We might speak for parents everywhere when we say our patience and tolerance for loud, annoying, robotic sounding tunes and toys is slim to none – even on a good day! That’s why we love Luli’s My First Music Player. Designed by a mom, the screen-free player integrates a high-quality speaker and is designed for pre-readers. The player has low and medium volume levels that parents control and complimentary software that allows parents to upload music from their computer. That means you can hold a normal adult conversation while the kids listen to their music without causing a migraine!
10% off for Sassy Mama readers using the code SASSYXMAS2017, through 31 December 2017.
How Much: $399
Where to Get It: Order online
If you have a budding singer on your hands, you’ll find Cali’s Books’ “press and sing along” collection the perfect gift. From the special Christmas edition to the Bedtime with Mozart and Other Greats to Yoga With Friends, each book has 6 songs/lyrics that help kids (and parents!) sing along. The yoga book might be our favourite – we love how it includes descriptive instructions and illustrations to suggest ways to include tots in yoga exercises while linking them to music that they are already familiar with. A creative solution we’re all for!
How Much: $140, with free delivery within Hong Kong
Where to Get It: Available online
Is there anything cuter than a toddler with their own little backpack? The Rex Spaceboy Mini Backpack ($220) is just the right size for your tot to carry all the necessities. It can fit a water bottle, book, and snack without getting too heavy. There is even a matching lunchbox ($100) and colouring pencils ($80) in the same vintage space design!
How Much: $220
Where to Get It: Available online and in-store at Petit Bazzar
You’re never too young to enjoy a new pair of shoes! Our current favourite shoes for toddlers and up are Native’s Jefferson style ($320). They are waterproof, washable, ventilated, and odour-resistant – perfect for the Hong Kong heat. Our team’s kids get very excited to put these on each (early) morning!
How Much: $320 and up (unless you catch a sale!)
Where to Get It: Online at MamaKid.com
Our children adore the My Hong Kong Alphabet and My Hong Kong Numbers books by Sarah and Luke Garner. Whether they are pointing out the birds in the aviary or counting container ships, the books encourage interaction, both, while reading and when we’re out exploring the city. These are also wonderful leaving gifts!
How Much: $160
Where to Get It: Available online at Retykle
Read more: Our Favourite Hong Kong Children’s Authors and Books
Brought to you in partnership with GiftHampers, Seed Heritage, The Little Door, Debbie Meyers, Dotty Akachan, Luli, Cali Books
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