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Even if you aren’t meeting in-person, you can get your loved ones something special for Christmas.

Ok, so now we are all resigned to the fact that the majority of us will be spending our winter holidays in Hong Kong. It’s not a bad thing – given the situation around the world, this will probably be one of the safest and most comfortable places to be in this year! But what about our friends and family whom we are missing? If Christmas has always been the time that the family gets together no matter where they are, you cannot help but feel more than a twinge of sadness. All the more reason why you need to make an extra effort with your Christmas gift shopping this year.

With the COVID-19 outbreak affecting deliveries across the world, you’re probably best off looking at local shipping in your home country. If you have been living abroad for a while now (how many of you planned to be in Hong Kong for a year and have stayed 10 already?!), you may need some help. We’ve rounded up some of the best present picks from all around the world, including Hong Kong specials that offer international delivery. The selection includes ideas for men, women and children so all that’s left for you to do is wrap up your gifts (remotely) with love, warmth and cheer and send them on to your loved ones overseas.

Editor’s note: All prices listed were correct at the time of publication, and exclude delivery charges. 

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Gift Ideas For The UK & Ireland
Gift Ideas For The US & Canada
Gift Ideas For Australia & New Zealand
Gift Ideas For Europe
Gift Ideas For Asia
Gift Ideas To Send From Hong Kong

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Gift Ideas For The UK & Ireland

Brit-expat mums and dads, this is for you. We have picked quirky and cute ideas that your friends and family are sure to love.

Denman tangle tamer brush

Denman, Rainbow Of Hope Tangle Tamer, £17.50

honeywell biscuits

Honeywell Biscuit Co., Full English Biscuit Breakfast, £32

polar bear leggings

Blade & Rose, WWF Polar Bear Leggings, £12

button salad bowl

Avoca, Button Salad Bowl, €39.95


Echlinville, Dunville’s Single Malt Irish Whiskey, £88

kid print

Etsy, HappyLittleCreation, Dream Big Little One Print, from £9.76

The UK and Ireland are full of lovely shops that we love to order from. These are some of the other favourites that you can browse through to find what is perfect for your folks.

Not Another Bunch Of Flowers
The Night Sky

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Gift Ideas For The US & Canada

While we all love the range of items available at most of the usual suspects in the US and Canada (Amazon, Target and more), we decided to opt for some more unusual picks. Most of these come tried and tested by members of the Sassy Mama team.

sisters balancing shampoo

Sisters, Balancing Shampoo, $28 USD


Williams Sonoma, Sphere Ice Moulds – Set Of 2, $14.95 USD

pinhole press

Pinhole Press, Robot Memory Game, $24.99 USD

table runner

Simons, Table Runner, $14 CAD

neck massger

Best Buy, Shiatsu Neck Massager, $49.99 CAD


Wayfair, Double-Sided Art Easel, $152.99 CAD

There’s more! If your friends and family overseas are jewellery-obsessed and wine aficionados, we have options that will appeal to them. And then, of course, ice cream that will win over the kids (and the big kids too!).

Coordinates Collection

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Read more: Handmade Gifts That You Can Make With Your Child

Gift Ideas For Australia & New Zealand

This region is home to some of the nicest design stores that many of us have ordered from regularly. Our Sassy Mamas from Down Under have helped us pick these gems.

China Blonde

Nicole Webb, China Blonde, $35 AUD

australian geographic

Australian Geographic, Australia In 100 Places, $59.95 AUD

finch and folk quiet book

Finch & Folk, Aussie Quiet Book, $49.95 AUD

Ben & Ellie

Ben & Ellie, Nappy Change Clutch & Wipes Set, $199 AUD

Food Delivery

My Food Bag, Gift Voucher, from $20 NZD

babu baby basics

Babu, Zebra Babysuit, $19 NZD

Besides the places mentioned above, take a look at what is available at any of these stores if you would like to shop locally in Australia.

Buy From The Bush
Mister Zimi

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Read more: How To Teach Your Kids To Be Grateful This Christmas

Gift Ideas For Europe

Covering a range of countries, the picks will help you reach friends and family in France, Germany, Switzerland and more.

atelier cologne

Atelier Cologne, Personalised Trio Set, from $240 USD

godiva advent calendar

Gifts For Europe, Godiva Advent Calendar, $27 USD

Europe Gift Hamper

SendGiftBasket, Family Hamper, € 139

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Gift Ideas For Asia

Hong Kong is home to a large Indian expat population as well as those who have moved frequently between here and Singapore. If you need to send gifts and hampers to loved ones in these cities, we have got the perfect picks!

Kotgarh fruit bageecha

Urban Platter, Kotgarh Fruit Bageecha Xmas Plum Preserve, 189 INR

india circus

India Circus, Lamp Shade, 1,349 INR

gift something hampers

Gift Hampers Singapore, Celebrity Baby Hamper, $160 SGD


1B4, 12-Bottle Box, $54 SGD

Need something more? Look at places with a wide range of products that deliver to all parts of Asia.

Ferns n’ Petals
Belinda Bath Images

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Read more: How To Raise Multicultural Kids In Hong Kong

Gift Ideas To Send From Hong Kong

This has to be our favourite part of Christmas gifting – sharing what we love with those whom we love. If it has been over a year since your friends and family came to visit you, you can send a piece of Hong Kong to them. These stores all offer international shipping to most parts of the world.

biscuit moon designs cushion covers

Biscuit Moon Designs, Cushion Covers, $250

louise hill designs

Louise Hill Designs, China White Canvas, from $2,550

mulglee dress

Mulglee, Mischievous Masquerade Dress, $320

If you are looking for more options, you could send personalised gifts from Hong Kong to your loved ones:

Photobook Hong Kong
Gifts Less Ordinary

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