It’s the most wonderful time of the year…!
We know that there is no greater excitement for a child than the sight of presents under the tree on Christmas Day. If your kiddos haven’t already dropped some major hints or flat out told you what they want, we’ve taken out the guessing for you and have rounded up some of the most creative, engaging and fun gifts on the market this year. These are all definitely kiddo-approved and believe us when we say that your kids will be thrilled to receive these!
On the hunt for a one-stop shop for gifts of all kinds? Gift Something’s collection offers everything from educational games and interactive toys to novelty gifts for kids of every age and interest. Two of our favourite items are the Highway Gangster Scooter (suitable for kids aged 5 and up), and the Dinner DJ Interactive Mealtime Dining Set, (suitable for kids aged 3 and up). Gift Something even offers exclusive brands, like luckies, Fred & Friends, Wild & Wolf, which are otherwise not available in Hong Kong. With prices ranging from $79 to $,1628 (with free delivery throughout the 852), you’re sure to find something to satisfy your little one.
Seed Heritage is a favourite for kids and parents for good reason. From beautifully designed apparel for little ones of all ages, to comfy and chic shoes and accessories. The unicorn collection is a current favourite of ours (Sassy Mama Editor, Kat, just picked up the unicorn pen for her daughter – an ideal stocking stuffer). Looking for clothes? The girls party range is perfect for this time of year, with so many special occasions right round the corner. Check out the Cotton sequin cardigan ($450), the Gold jelly bag ($255), Star sequin purse ($190) or Glitter cat ballet shoe ($385) to keep the little princess in the family satisfied. Plus there are tons of toys that are sure to make younger boys and girls happy on Christmas day!
Available at various Seed Heritage locations throughout Hong Kong.
Pretend play is one of the best gifts you can give your child. Our friends at The Little Door have carefully curated well-designed and natural wooden toys from Japan that encourage imaginary play. The gorgeous colours and classically beautiful design encourage young minds’ curiosity and small hands to play unhindered. We’re loving the wooden cooking and tea sets ($60 – $650) which are perfect for role playing and sparking imagination with young friends. The solid wood and non-toxic paint make these toys safe for every age. Plus, the parts that make up the vegetables, produce and cake attach to each other by magnets making the toys fun to cut and serve up yet durable at the same time. Suitable for children aged 3 and up, these sets are bound to inspire your youngest chefs!
Receive 10% off when you purchase any of the toys from The Little Door’s website by simply using the code, ‘sassymama2’.
This holiday, why not gift your kiddo a fun experience that will spark (or further encourage!) an interest in baking? Our friends at Little Miss Macarons have been whipping up the most whimsical and beautiful macaron creations for all sorts of special occasions since 2014.
This Christmas, Little Miss Macarons is offering a fun and dreamy Unicorn Macaron baking class ($680) in delectable, festive flavours like Maple Caramel and Toasted Pecan, plus one additional secret flavour. Kids will get their hands dirty while imaginations run wild and ultimately, have a sense of pride as they present their unicorn macarons to you. This class which lasts from 3.5 – 4 hours, is perfect for parents and children to do together. And who doesn’t love a sweet, bonding activity over Christmas?
Scheduled Classes – 4/F, Yuet Kwong Industrial Building, 34 Fui Yiu Kok Street, Tsuen Wan, N.T., Hong Kong
Private Classes – Multiple locations in Hong Kong – Tsuen Wan, Wong Chuk Hang, Wan Chai and Quarry Bay
If your little one enjoys going on adventures around the world just as much as you do, then earphones designed for kids are a travel essential. Look no further than ONANOFF, an affordable, safe and high quality earphones provider just for kids. The newest addition to the ONANOFF family is the BuddyPhones WAVE (USD$89.99), one of the strongest, and safest sound solutions available for children in the market. It is made to grow with your kiddos; it is extremely durable, waterproof, and it comes with wireless Bluetooth technology. Besides its three different volume control settings for different environments, there is an innovative option, StudyMode which optimises vocal clarity and enhances speech, which is perfect for children learning a new language or when they need to listen attentively to a lecture. A great gift for kiddos for travel, exploration, play and even for learning.
3Doodler ($449) has won numerous awards this year and is the hottest item around for the coolest kids aged 8 and up. This tactile toy inspires creativity and supports spatial understanding; making it the perfect gift to support learning and play. Doodle right into the air and create stunning masterpieces. The pen’s plastic hardens almost immediately to create 3D designs that will keep them entertained.
For all your Star Wars loving kiddos, spend some quality time together building BB-8 ($899), a fan favourite character from the series. Perfect for children aged 10 and up, you can bet they’ll be kept entertained while building this piece that has over 1,100 LEGO pieces!
LEGO Store, Shop 902-3C, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
If there’s one thing we love; it’s wooden toys. Children develop so much through sensory experiences in their early years and plastic just doesn’t offer much in the way of sensory exploration. Tegu Blocks are not only available in lovely colours; they’re also magnetic making it easier for your child to create the most marvellous towers imaginable. We love the starter set of 24 pieces ($699) which will keep your kiddos playing all holiday long (and beyond!).
Petit Bazaar, 80 Queen’s Road East, Wan Chai, 2528 0229 and 9 Gough Street, Central, 2544 2255
For all our budding singers, this Wireless Karaoke Microphone ($599) from BONAOK features a 3-in-1 portable built-in Bluetooth Speaker Machine and will make for hours of entertainment on Christmas Day. Simply attach to your Android or Apple device, load the app and prepare yourself for some sing-a-long action!
Perfect for sleepovers or your child’s next adventure – these sleeping sacks ($1,350) feature the coolest designs and a plush layer of filling for a great night’s rest. They easily roll up into the pillow compartment for easy storage and comes complete with a canvas handle for travelling light. This doughnut design is quirky and fun and your child will be running off to bed just to give it a try!
iDecorate, Shop 926, Times Square, 1 Matheson Street, Causeway Bay
Brought to you in partnership with Gift Hampers, Seed Heritage, The Little Door, Little Miss Macarons and BuddyPhones
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